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    • October 03, 2017

      OUELLET CANADA INC. National Sales Manager, Stéphane Larocque, announces the appointment of Michael Blyth as Sales Representative for Montreal East and Lanaudière. "Michael has been a very successful sales representative in the HVAC industry for several years," said Stéphane. "He brings great enthusiasm, excellent technical knowledge and key contacts in Quebec's heating sector."

      Michael will join Ouellet on Monday, October 23, 2017 and, from this date, can be reached at 514.795.7809 or by email at

    • October 03, 2017

      RITTAL SYSTEMS LTD. announces the Eddy Group Limited as its newest distribution partner in the Maritimes.

      Eddy Group Limited, a Maritime-based wholesale distribution business, has been a construction industry distributor for over 100 years. The fourth generation family business with nine locations throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, takes pride in providing quality products, customized solutions and service to its wide industrial, commercial and residential customer base.

    • October 02, 2017

      BRITECH CORP. announces the addition of Craig Heizer to its specifications and special projects team. Craig is a veteran of 28 years in the heating cable industry during which time he has held positions in Sales, Marketing and Product Management while at Thermon, Accutron, Raychem, Tyco Thermal Controls and, most recently, Business Development Manager at Pentair Thermal Management. Craig has extensive worldwide industrial and commercial experience in the heating cable industry. Craig can be reached at 416.335.7790 or e-mail

    • September 25, 2017

      SOUTHWIRE CANADA has announced multiple process and organizational changes to the Southwire Canada team to improve customer experience – changes to improve accessibility, accuracy, consistency, reliability, responsiveness and timelines –  every time you interact with the company. Southwire's primary goal is to make it easier to do business with Southwire Canada and improve all customer experience functions.

      To lead these improvements, Maureen Russolo joins the team as Vice President, Customer Experience. Maureen has more than 20 years of expertise in customer experience management and will lead the company's Account Management, SAP and Supply Chain teams to ensure on-time delivery of products.


  • Industry News

    Toyota Canada today took an important step towards the future of sustainable mobility in Canada, announcing that the Toyota Mirai – powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain technology – is coming to

    With its sustainable development strategy and diverse natural resources, Canada is today the 4th leading country in the world for clean energy adoption with two thirds of its electricity generated by renewable resources[1]. To help meet Canadian federal regulations requiring a 50% reduction in coal emissions by 2030 and Nova Scotia regulations requiring 40% renewable energy by 2020, Nexans has installed North America’s longest submarine electricity cables as part of the Maritime Link Project conducted by NSP Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML), an indirect subsidiary of Emera Inc.

  • Keeping Current

    BJ TAKE Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson, announces that they have partnered with A.M. Agency in Alberta and Next Inc., headquartered in the maritime provinces, to bring its LED lighting products to the Canadian market.

    Doug explains “the significance of these partnerships is that prospective customers in Alberta and the maritime provinces can enjoy the energy-efficient lighting solutions offered by BJ Take while experiencing some of the best customer service in the industry”. He continued, “Canadian manufactured LED lighting products are important to both our environment and our economy. By buying a Canadian made product you are bolstering our economy while having access to local manufacturing that is both flexible and offers short lead times”.

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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.

    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.

  • Product Showcase

    BlockMaster Electronics, Inc., a leading supplier of terminal blocks for electrical and electronic distribution, announces a new extension to its existing line of High Output Power modular feed-through terminal blocks, designed specifically for DIN Rail or panel mounting. The new 3-pole high-power block is rated at 90 Amps and 600 Volts for electrical applications in power panel distribution.

    Emerson launched an innovative new line of power supply redundancy modules delivering more operational reliability than competitors' modules, and ensuring additional protection against critical power failures in hazardous locations and harsh industrial environments.

    Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is expanding its continuum of LED retrofit solutions with its EVERLINE® LED Professional Retrofit Kit (PRK). The pan-style fixture retrofit kit is designed to replace existing fluorescent solutions including prismatic troffers, direct/indirect luminaires, volumetric luminaires and parabolic luminaires.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Square D Type QMB Safelex 2000 A panelboard switch (PBS). The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-134H allows technicians to remotely close or trip a Square D PBS from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

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