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    • November 16, 2021

      The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in alignment with the ECRA (Electrical Contractor Registration Agency) Advisory Council (AC) will once again donate $250,000 over the next five years to the Sunnybrook Ross Tilley Burn Centre, accelerating discovery and improving the quality of life for people with electrical burn injuries. Since 2006, ESA and ECRA AC have supported the Ross Tilley Burn Centre and continue to partner with patients to help share their stories of safety and recovery.

    • November 16, 2021

      Sonepar announces the launch of a new brand identity to support the Group’s ambition to remain the world leader in B-to-B electrical products, systems, and services distribution, serving customers with an omnichannel digital experience, promoting best-in-class sustainability, and ensuring associates a diverse and inclusive working environment.

    • November 16, 2021

      Hilti Group, a global leader in innovative tool and fastening solutions, technology, software, and services for the commercial construction industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire Fieldwire, a San Francisco-based construction technology company for an approximate $300 million. The strategic acquisition will bring together Fieldwire’s best-in-class product and Hilti’s global brand and market reach to help drive productivity at contractors and on construction sites.

    • November 15, 2021

      BC-based Geazone Eco-Couriers has announced the launch of North America's first hydrogen-powered courier fleet.

      "Geazone is committed to providing a fast, reliable, affordable and sustainable delivery service with the customer in mind, and this new hydrogen-powered zero-emission fleet will help us achieve this," says Geazone President & CEO Andrew Mitchell. "We believe all businesses can be champions of sustainability and we want to help lead this change."

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  • Industry News

    TransAlta Renewables Inc. announced todathat its 206.4 MW Windrise wind facility (Windrise Facility) achieved commercial operation on November 10, 2021. The Company also announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Windrise Wind LP (the "Issuer"), has priced a secured green bond offering by way of private placement for approximately $173 million (the "Offering").

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is announcing it will work together with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deploy a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at the Darlington new nuclear site, the only site in Canada currently licensed for a new nuclear build. Leveraging a strong Ontario-based supply chain, this clean energy project will create jobs across the province and cement Durham Region's position as the clean energy capital of Ontario.

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    IDEA, The Industry Data Exchange Association, announces that Grace Technologies is syndicating its digital product content through IDEA Connector, providing trading partners with the most accurate and timely product data and marketing content.

    Grace Technologies is dedicated to making business easier for their customers. By syndicating through IDEA Connector, the manufacturer will have the ability to provide the most accurate, timely product data and marketing content to their trading partners. This minimizes order errors and returns.

    Authorized distributors will have real-time access to the product information they need to market and sell to their customers, and they can be confident that information is accurate and validated against industry standards.

    DELTA TRANSFORMERS announces the appointment of Mario Mongrain as National Sales Manager.

    With nearly 15 years of experience at Delta Transformer, Mario has held various positions and has risen through the ranks brilliantly. With his determination and his methodical and rational mind, Mario will undoubtedly be able to meet the new challenges that await him.

    Mario can be reached on his cell at 514.923.1878 or e-mail mario.mongrain@delta.xfo.com.

    TECHSPAN INDUSTRIES INC. President, Sean Dunnigan, announces the promotion of Anthony Zellermeyer to the position of Vice President Marketing – Electrical Division, effective immediately. Anthony had previously worked as Techspan’s National Marketing Manager.

    Anthony has been with Techspan since 2018. Altogether he has more than 18 years of experience as a marketing professional in the electrical industry.

    Anthony can be reached at Anthony.Zellermeyer@techspan.ca.

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    MITSUBISHI POWER has appointed William A. “Bill” Newsom, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. effective December 1, 2021.

    A 28-year power sector veteran, William has served in leadership roles at Mitsubishi Power for almost 18 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of New Generation Systems, which includes new turbomachinery and the company’s development of the hydrogen value chain. As President and CEO, William will focus on the company’s continued market leadership in new sales and servicing of power generation and energy storage solutions.

  • Product Showcase

    Rittal, a global manufacturer of industrial and IT enclosures, introduces the new Perforex MT 2201 automated milling terminal that enables accelerated throughput for enclosure modifications.
     

    Greenlee, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the Pull Assist, a new industry-first puller accessory that increases the ease of completing pulls and helps by giving trade professionals the option to make their pull hands-free and consistent. This allows users to stay out of the danger zone while increasing productivity and decreasing strain and fatigue.

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