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    • August 09, 2009

      WATTSTOPPER LEGRAND is pleased to announce the appointment of Elec-Tech Sales Ltd. as its representative for the British Columbia market. Elec-Tech Sales has a 25 year history of providing professional technical sales expertise for many leading electrical, lighting and electronic manufacturers with an emphasis on Distributor, Specifier and End-User relationships.

    • August 01, 2009

      BRADY CANADA is pleased to announce the promotion of Melanie Toulmin to the position of Branch Development Manager for Central/Southwestern Ontario. Melanie joined the company over 10 years ago, and has held the position of Marketing Communication Manager for the last 7 years.

      In this new position, Melanie will be making visits to all distributors in Central and Southwestern Ontario. She will be responsible for new product launches, developing various promotional programs within the branches and delivering the communication of all Brady Canada business to the distributors.

    • July 20, 2009

      GE CONSUMER & INDUSTRIAL is pleased to announce a new partnership with Carbon Controls Ltd, a Calgary-based distributor of instrumentation and control equipment. As exclusive supplier for GE’s Drive product line in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including the new AF-6 Series AC Drive, Carbon Controls Ltd will also represent other GE Electrical Distribution products including variable frequency drives, motor control centers, harmonic and line/load filters, motors, transformers and switchgear.

    • July 19, 2009

      MAGNA ELECTRIC CORPORATION is pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Toronto, effective May 11, 2009, and headed by Ontario Regional Business Development and Engineering Manager, Bob Weitendorf, P.Eng .

      Bob has 30+ yrs of experience  in power, protection and automation and has worked directly for, and as a consultant to, Siemens, Wardrop Engineering, Gryphon Engineering, Elecsar Engineering, Elsag Bailey Automation, Hydro-One, Westinghouse and ABB.

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  • Industry News

    Entrepreneurs, James Keirstead and Jim Qualie, won the 2017 Manning Innovation Award for developing a wire-free switch that increases convenience and safety while reducing economic and environmental costs for residential and commercial building projects.

    The Ernest C. Manning Foundation presents the Innovation Award to talented Canadian innovators who are improving people's lives through their commercialized innovations.

    ABB will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, Canada, to ensure the safe, reliable operation with almost zero emissions. The project is part of an $8.4 billion investment from the Ontario government to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

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    STANDARD PRODUCTS announces the addition of two new Account Managers to its Montreal Sales Team.

    Stella Cammalleri joins STANDARD with more than 12 years experience in customer service, and a year in the lighting industry. "The addition of Stella will be a great addition to the Montreal Sales Team and will help the company maintain a high level of customer satisfaction," said STANDARD.

    STANDARD also welcomes Céleste Tremblay to its Montréal Sales Team. With more than 15 years of experience in customer service, Céleste will be a great help in building and maintaining relationships with existing and future customers.

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    BJ TAKE recently announced that Upper Canada Industries will be taking over the Toronto territory. Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson explained “the Toronto market represents a major portion of the Ontario marketplace and as such needed to have local customer service that specializes in distributor and specifier relations”. In addition to Central Ontario, Upper Canada Industries will focus on capturing a larger marketshare of the energy-efficient lighting industry in Toronto.

    BEL PRODUCTS INC. announces the appointment of Dominique Dufresne as National Sales Director. In this role, Dominique will be responsible for leading the sales team and agents across Canada and the United States. He will also be the representative for Bel Products Inc. with the various electrical associations. Dominique has more than 18 years of experience and knowledge in sales, whether in customer service or as a representative. Bel Products Inc. is very happy to add Dominique to their team.

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  • Product Showcase

    Schneider Electric Solar has extended its Conext SmartGen inverter power ratings for greater flexibility and optimization of both small and large utility power plants. For large scale power plants, the CS2200 is now available and is optimized for 4.4 MW stations using two inverters. To expand the power ratings for smaller power plants in North America, the introduction of the CS1666 provides an optimum power block for 5 MW power plants.

    Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting sub-systems and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the release of universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED units. The DirectAC LED Engines were released earlier this year in a 120V and with this product release, the same low-profile, self-contained LED engine with integrated driver is now available in a new unit that can support power ratings from 120 to 277 volts.

    LSI announces the official launch of its latest innovation, the Alliance™ LED High Bay (ALI). This original, American-manufactured and designed luminaire distinguishes itself as Best-In-Class across many criteria important to specifiers and design-build contractors. The maximum efficacy across these 2 foot and 4 foot fixtures is an impressive 163 lumens per watt.

    Skyliner, a new curvilinear LED luminaire that features nine distribution patterns with house side shielding, is now available from U.S. Architectural Lighting.

    Designed for site and area lighting applications, Skyliner offers a choice of LED distributions, color temperatures and drive currents that provide optimal illumination of any visual terrain. Additionally, Skyliner’s controlled optics eliminate uplight (light pollution) and minimize spill light (light trespass).

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