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    Electro-Federation Canada & Habitat for Humanity Come Together for a Day of Giving

  • Aug 05, 2021

    In support of World Habitat Day, Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) members are uniting for an EFC community Day of Giving. EFC’s charity of choice Habitat for Humanity (HFH) committee chairman, Russ Morgan, IPEX, and the late vice-chair, Ian Merman, Liteline, together with John Jefkins, EFC, were driven by the generosity of members over the years and the urgent need which the pandemic has presented for Canadians to receive affordable homeownership.

    The Electrical industry continues to make great strides in supporting the Habitat for Humanity mission and we are hoping that collectively we can do more this year. On Monday, October 4th, EFC members and their partners are encouraged to participate in raising $100,000.00 this fall. The concept is to dedicate one day in October to give back a small percentage or portion of a member company’s sales towards the “Day of Giving”. Or, it could be in the form of a cash donation of your choice not tied to any sales. Members who contribute $10,000 or more will qualify for a 'team build' day that helps bring your team together for a day of learning new handy skills to build a safe and reliable home for a local family. Most importantly, achieving this goal will help local families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

    While Habitat is always looking for electrical products to be donated to their builds or ReStores, the concept behind the “Day of Giving” is to raise some much-needed cash to help buy land and cover other costs associated with building homes for those in need. Full details on EFC’s day of giving can be found here.

    In this time of great need, donations will go to help open doors to a brighter future for families across Canada, families like Fiona’s, that make a world of difference.

    Click HERE to visit the Day of Giving page.

    Become a participating distributor, manufacturer, or rep for this Day of Giving, contact Russ Morgan at russ.morgan@ipexna.com or John Jefkins at jjefkins@electrofed.com

  • Industry News

    Signify, the world leader in lighting, will enhance road safety and improve the driving experience in Stockholm’s E4 Bypass tunnel, connecting the northern and southern parts of Stockholm County. Of the road’s 21 kilometers, more than 18 kilometers will be in a tunnel, making it one of the longest road tunnels in Europe, and one of Sweden's largest and most prestigious infrastructure projects to date.  
     

    Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Festo, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, seven prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s third edition of the German Technology Day.

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    LUMEN, A Sonepar Company, announces two important appointments.

    Gilles Motard has been appointed Vice-President of Operations. With an MBA specializing in logistics and transport, Gilles has been in the field of distribution center operations for over 30 years. His main task will be to support the distribution center team while optimizing its operations and logistics.

    During the past few years, he was Vice President of Operations at Sysco, a company that had to face all the logistical challenges related to the restaurant markets which were severely affected by the pandemic. He was also logistics and operations director of the ABB Bromont distribution center from 2015 to 2020.

    Yves Martin becomes Director of Supplier Strategies - Distribution Center, under the supervision of Gilles Motard.

    IMARK CANADA announces the winners of the 2021 Distinguished Performance Awards. Award winning companies were selected based on superior
    performance during the period of time between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021.

    The IMARK Canada members listed below were recognized (based on objective criteria tracked by IMARK HQ) for their effective implementation of IMARK Canada marketing programs and their exemplary support of IMARK Canada preferred suppliers.

    Oscan Electrical Supplies of Oshawa, Ontario is the 2021 IMARK Canada Member of the Year. The criterion for this award includes growth on purchase volume, the number of IMARK Canada suppliers purchased from and Joint Market planning activities and success.

    RUSSELECTRIC, A Siemens Business, announces the appointment of Don Bachman as Head of Strategy for Russelectric, A Siemens Business. In this newly created role, Don will focus on the creation and execution of key strategic initiatives around the company’s overall business plans as well as the broader Siemens’ solutions.

    “Don Bachman comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the critical power market, with 35+ years of industry experience,” said Jason Martin, Head of Russelectric, A Siemens Business. “During his career, he’s excelled in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and overall General Management roles. I am very excited to see what Don and all of us will create together.”

    WESTBURNE Ontario Division announces two new additions to the Senior Leadership Team.

    Mark McArthur has been promoted to Eastern District Manager effective September 1st, 2021. Mark will be responsible for Westburne’s branches in Belleville, Brockville, Cobourg, Cornwall, Kingston, Lindsay, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pembroke, Peterborough, and Smiths Falls. The Ottawa East branch will continue to report to the Ottawa West Branch Manager.

  • Product Showcase

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces that Philips Hue has created the first deep integration of lighting and music, providing consumers around the globe with an immersive light and music experience like no other. Thanks to Philips Hue + Spotify, the Philips Hue system is enriched with a new algorithm that analyzes the metadata of each song in real time to make the lights flash, dim, brighten, and color change right along with the beat, mood, genre and tempo of any music on Spotify.

    Advanced light scripts for every song

    A unique Craftsman styled fan integrated lighting fixture. The 36-inch Prime Landesboro Chandel-Air (model 196335) is unveiled by Meyda Lighting

    A stunning Botticino Idalight diffuser is enhanced with a frame and hardware featured in a warm Mahogany Bronze finish. This modern marvel illuminates with Integral energy efficient LEDs. 

    In summer, the fan pushes down a windchill that circulates to keep the space cool and comfortable.  In winter, the fan is reversed to pull the room air up towards the ceiling and force the warm air back down into your space.  

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