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    • August 04, 2020

      ECS ELECTRICAL CABLE SUPPLY LTD. announces that Tony Palmisano will be joining ECS as Project Procurement Manager, effective August 4th. Tony will be working with sales, procurement, and the company's key vendor partners to drive continued growth and market share across Canada with project opportunities and long-term contracts.

      Tony has been in the wire and cable industry for over 20 years and previously worked with ECS from 2015 to 2019.

    • August 03, 2020

      Pictured in photo from left to right are Sid Seymour, Jerry Gray and Tim Bieber.

      ELECTRICAL APPARATUS SERVICE ASSOCIATION (EASA) announces new international officers for the 2020-2021 administrative year. The new officers are:

    • August 01, 2020

      BJ TAKE announces that is has signed BDA Lighting Group to service the South-Western Quebec region and act as a specification agent for Eastern Ontario.

      Understanding that there are many opportunities in the region, BJ Take decided to add an agent who understands larger projects and how jobs are becoming more technical in nature. Doug Wilson, Vice President of Sales for BJ Take stated that "the importance of the partnership with BDA Lighting Group speaks volumes when the project is calling for increased technical knowledge of connected lighting systems." It was the commitment to the specification projects and dedication of BDA Lighting that made the company stand out in its field for BJ Take.

    • July 30, 2020

      SERVICE WIRE COMPANY announces that – after a successful and accomplished 50-year career – Gary Morrison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will retire at the end of 2020.

      Gary joined Service Wire during the company’s inception, advancing upward from sales to senior management. He will leave a legacy of service and excellence.

      “His commitment and dedication have provided our company with leadership that has been essential to our growth,” explained Louis Weisberg, President.

      In reflecting on the past 50 years, Gary Morrison shared that he has truly enjoyed being a part of growing this company into one of the premier manufacturers in the country.


  • Industry News

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating the official opening of its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) located in Durham Region, Ontario's nuclear capital. This world-class facility will attract skilled jobs, innovative businesses and economic development to the Durham region as well as advance solutions for minimizing nuclear materials and recycling clean materials.

    With participation from the wider industry, the Centre will operate as a hub to:

    The need to strengthen and protect Canada's energy systems from cyber attacks has never been greater. These threats evolve with today's fast-changing technology, with the potential to not only disrupt our daily lives, but put at risk our national security and economic well-being.

  • Keeping Current

    SOUTHWIRE Director, Operations Canada, Alexander Couckuyt, announces the appointment of Steven Randmaa to the position Pricing Manager. In his role he will be working with the Commercial Teams on further driving the company's pricing organization to the next level.

    With experience in Distribution, Manufacturing and Professional Services, Steven brings 15+ years of pricing focus to the team along with several years of Marketing and Technical Service experience. Most recently, Steven worked with Morneau Shepell, Grand & Toy and PPG Paints.

    E.B. HORSMAN & SON announce EMPOWER, their Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP).

    The entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional commitment of their employees, customers and suppliers has helped them become one of the fastest-growing independently owned, full-line electrical distributors in Western Canada. EMPOWER is part of their long term strategy to remain “the electrical distributor of choice!”

    OUELLET CANADA announces that Mathieu Labranche, a student at Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, has been awarded the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) sponsored by Ouellet Canada.

    Because of the current pandemic, the meeting was held virtually this year. A cheque for $3,500 was presented by Louis Beaulieu, General Manager. With this scholarship, Ouellet is supporting students so they can achieve and realize their career aspirations.

    Headquartered in L'Islet, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Ouellet Canada Group includes several brands, such as Ouellet, Momento, Global Commander and Convectair. The group also owns Dettson Industries in Sherbrooke, Hazloc Heaters in Calgary, Nanjing Ouellet manufacturing plant in China, and
    now Britech in Ontario.

    ELP MARKETING welcomes Tom Stoll to its team. Tom joins ELP Marketing after a successful career at Graybar Canada, most recently as a Comm/Data specialist. Tom will be focused on A/V & Enterprise Comm/Data solutions, Industrial Networks and Electrical Specifications/Sales for ELP's clients in New Brunswick. Tom's expertise and experience will enable ELP Marketing to continue its growth in the industrial and networking sectors. Tom can be contacted at

  • Product Showcase

    chneider Electric Solar announced InsightHome and InsightFacility, their newest additions to the Insight Energy Management ecosystem. Both InsightHome and InsightFacility are smart edge devices that connect customers' Schneider Electric solar and storage systems to the Insight app. InsightHome targets the residential solar and storage market globally. InsightFacility is for large residential and commercial solar and storage systems.

    FLIR Systems, Inc. announced four new additions to its Exx-Series of advanced thermal imaging cameras: the E96, E86, E76 and E54. Compared to predecessor Exx-Series cameras, the new cameras offer enhanced thermal resolution for more vibrant, easy-to-read images and on-camera routing capability to improve field survey efficiency. The new Exx-Series cameras are designed to help professionals detect the early signs of building issues, identify hot spots, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems, and prevent problems before they cause damage that leads to expensive repairs.

    Canada’s trusted source for architectural and specialty lighting solutions, Magic Lite, is pleased to add the new LED Regressed Down Light CCT to its down light offerings. This impressive regressed downlight offers visual comfort and performance, is available in 4” (9w) or 6”(12w) nominal apertures to suit most residential, retail and commercial applications.

    Solcon Industries is launching the second generation of DriveStart, its highly successful IGBT-based medium-voltage soft starter line. DriveStart has been successfully implemented in diverse applications such as pumps, wind tunnels, gas compressors, vacuum blowers and sugar cane crushers. It prevents stress on weak electrical networks that require high torque/inertia starts and is a viable solution when commercial cost is a challenge.

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