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    • March 23, 2017

      ALLIED WIRE & CABLE announces that as of March 17, 2017 it is an AS9100 certified wire and cable distributor and manufacturer. Due to increased demand, Allied acquired the AS9100 certification to better serve Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 customers in the aerospace and defense industries. AWC was already ISO9001 certified but decided to upgrade to AS9100 to provide a higher-caliber quality management system.

    • March 23, 2017

      E.B. HORSMAN & SON announces that its 2016 E.B. Horsman & Son Supplier of the Year distinction has been awarded to Standard Products.

      Throughout the year, E.B. Horsman monitors the sales and activities with each of its supplier partners and at year end determines who will walk away with the supplier of the year distinction. E.B. Horsman solicits feedback from its sales force, discusses significant and strategic sales wins, and analyzes the effectiveness of team work and marketing campaigns. The process includes a survey of our branches affording them the opportunity to provide feedback on the topics of growth, branch coverage, sales and marketing activities planned and executed as well as ease of doing business.

    • March 22, 2017

      YOKOGAWA CORPORATION OF AMERICA announces that Shuji Mori, a company veteran who has been with Yokogawa for nearly three decades, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yokogawa Corporation of America. In the role of CEO, Shuji will be responsible for all day-to-day business operations in North America.

      Shuji began his career as an engineer, helping implement systems projects for Yokogawa customers all over the world. Over the years he has held a variety of roles throughout the company, most notably in global major account sales, and has acquired extensive experience in the global industrial automation market.

    • March 22, 2017

      LITTELFUSE announces the appointment of Fusetek as its sales representative for the single-function relay and timer line of products. Based in Kingston Ontario, Fusetek is the Littelfuse industrial fuse master distributor for Canada and has provided exceptional service to Littelfuse customers for over twenty years. The addition of the single-function relay and timers (former SymCom and SSAC brands) will broaden their product offering to the various Canadian industries they serve. For pricing and other enquiries on Littelfuse fuses, single-function relays, and timers, contact Fusetek at 1.800.479.3875 or e-mail


  • Industry News

    The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a global leader in clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future.

    Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of the 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River run-of-river hydroelectric facility located in British Columbia. Innergex owns a 66.7% interest in the hydro facility and Ledcor Power Group Ltd. owns the remaining 33.3%.

  • Keeping Current

    ONTARIO ENERGY NETWORK (OEN) Chair, Grant Buchanan, announces that John Loucks will join the Association in the role of the new President of the OEN, effective April 1, 2017. After a period of transition, John will also assume the title of CEO of the Association.

    John has more than 30 years in the energy sector, beginning his career in engineering, conservation and technical service positions, first at the City of Calgary (now ENMAX) and then at Brampton Hydro. Loucks joined Napanee Public Utilities Commission as CEO (General Manager), then assumed the same position with Nanticoke Hydro-Electric Commission. Following that, John joined Brantford Power as Chief Operating Officer.

    HUBBELL CANADA Director of Sales and Marketing, HLI (Hubbell Lighting Inc.), Rick Blasl, announces the appointment of Dave Edgson as National Account and Controls Manager, HLI. With more than 19 years of experience in the Lighting and Controls industry, Dave will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies across Canada to drive sales in the Hubbell Canada – HLI Division. Dave can be reached at 416.570.5121 or e-mail

    STELPRO announced the appointment of Christopher Balleine as Sales Representative, Maritimes, responsible for the province of Nova Scotia, effective March 20, 2017. Christopher will assume his new role under the immediate supervision of John-Daniel Chabot, Director, Sales – Electrical – ATL./ONT./WEST.

    "Chris has been with Stelpro for 5 years working in the Customer Service Department," said John-Daniel. "He handled multiple tasks within the department allowing him to be involved in many different facets of the business. We are confident that Chris will prove to be a valuable member of our sales force."

    Teaming up with Jeffrey Balleine, a sales representative in the Maritimes, the two will give STELPRO a stronger presence in the market and help the company continue to grow.

  • Product Showcase

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc.(NYSE: TXT) company, introduces a new line of Next Generation tool bags. The innovative Next Generation bags are engineered to reduce strain on the user and withstand wear and tear. In addition, the two back packs allow for customization with a personalized name patch.

    Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services just got a major upgrade with the introduction of the new Hilti 22 V CPC Li-ion Batteries — the first and only backwards compatible battery technology in the industry. Hilti is also introducing several new 22 V tools that harness the performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency of these new batteries, including the Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver SF 6H-A22 ATC, Cordless Impact Driver SID 4-A22, Cordless Drill/Driver SF 10W-A22 ATC and Radio Charger RC 4/36.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the SecureConnect™ Remote Operator for Allen-Bradley® CENTERLINE® 2100 Motor Control Centers (MCCs) equipped with SecureConnect, allowing technicians to operate the SecureConnect safety system from up to 300 feet away, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

    Weidmuller announces that its “u-remote” distributed I/O platform meets the requirements for use in the demanding maritime and offshore sectors. u-remote has received certification from several classification agencies including DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), and RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). This certification applies to most areas on a ship, including the ship’s bridge. Weidmuller’s u-remote offers the ability to improve the reliability and efficiency of ship and offshore automation applications.

  • Product Safety Alert