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    • July 13, 2021

      Recognizing the importance of these product categories to distributors, coupled with the historical challenges of manufacturers in these product categories to share industry approved product attributes and descriptions for various products, the sector members David Oldfather (IDEA), Jeff Ballantine (Sonepar) and Jon Duffie (Siemens) agreed with the recommendation of ETIM North America’s Executive Director, Mary Shaw, that this should be the associations next endeavor.

    • July 12, 2021

      Schneider Electric Canada, together with the France Canada Chamber of Commerce Ontario (FCCCO) announces Adrian Thomas as the newly elected President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN). Thomas, who currently serves as the country president of Schneider Electric Canada is entrusted with continuing the growth of EUCCAN by reinforcing transatlantic cooperation between the European and Canadian business communities.

    • July 08, 2021

      A new Skilled Trades Certification system will soon support good jobs and more career opportunities for apprentices and trades workers in British Columbia.

      This is a long-term solution to provide more opportunity for trades workers to benefit from post-secondary training and credentialing. It will lead to good jobs and higher wages, while ensuring B.C. has enough skilled trades workers to meet the needs of our future economy.

    • July 06, 2021

      Hydro-Québec and the city of Lac-Mégantic are inaugurating the energy microgrid in Lac-Mégantic's new downtown.

      In the wake of the July 2013 rail disaster, the city of Lac-Mégantic looked to the future and chose to rebuild its central district by positioning itself as a leader in the energy transition. The outcome of a collaborative effort initiated in 2018 by Lac-Mégantic and Hydro-Québec, the microgrid is a living laboratory that brings together leading-edge energy technologies.

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    General Fusion is working with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in a vital project to advance fusion energy technology. Through this collaboration, General Fusion and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories will develop tritium extraction techniques for use in commercial fusion power plants.

    Hydro One announced the completion of critical upgrades to its Hawthorne Transmission Station (TS), first commissioned more than 60 years ago. By replacing aging infrastructure and energizing five new transformers at the station, these upgrades will help drive economic growth by increasing the amount of available power and improving reliability to the region.

  • Keeping Current

    OUELLET GROUP INC. announces the acquisition of Innovair Corporation, a major supplier of air conditioning and heat pump equipment in Latin America and the United States.

    "This new acquisition allows us to grow further and develop new markets," said Martin Beaulieu, President "It also helps us to consolidate our position as a major player in the North American market while continuing to offer high-quality service and innovative products."

    Owned by the Beaulieu family, with its head office in L’Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Group owns Ouellet Canada in L’Islet, Dettson Industries in Sherbrooke, Hazloc Heaters in Calgary, Nanjing Ouellet – a manufacturing plant located in China – and Britech in Toronto.

    SERVICE WIRE announces that Kerith Richards has been selected as one of tED Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 35” winners. Kerith represents some of the best and brightest in the electrical industry today.

    A natural born leader, Kerith is an early trailblazer for young women in the electrical industry. She is successfully making a name for herself in this competitive space. She has a very unique dual role at Service Wire as a full-time sales rep in the U.S. Northeast and the regional sales manager for all ten Canadian provinces.

    Kerith has mastered the intricacies of working with international customers—understanding different product nomenclature, codes, and listings to ensure the right product is delivered on time.

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES (CANADA) CORP. National Sales Manager, Sean Bernard announces a new partnership with Resilient Sales Corporation.

    Effective August 1st, 2021, Resilient Sales Corporation, led by its Principal Sean Atkinson, will serve as IDEAL's agency partner for the Northern Ontario region – servicing distributor partners within the region bordered by Bracebridge to the south, Algonquin Park/Quebec border to the east, Timmins to the North and Lake Huron/Lake Superior to the west.

    E.B. HORSMAN & SON announce that its Terrace branch moved down the street to a new building located on 2915 Molitor Street, Terrace on July 12th, 2021.

    The newly constructed 20,000 square foot building was custom-built to replace the 7,200 square foot location on 5000 Pohle Avenue. The building will also offer three commercial spaces for lease to local businesses.

  • Product Showcase

    Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) has a new addition to their line of power quality products – HPS Centurion P Passive Harmonic Filter.

    It is specifically engineered to mitigate harmonic currents created by non-linear loads. The initial product release has ratings from 5 to 500 horsepower. It improves power quality by simultaneously reducing harmonics and improving true power factor, resulting in an efficient and reliable solution.

    Get an easy, flush receptacle installation in new concrete with Arlington's FLB6230MBLR Cover Kit. It fits most manufacturers' 4-1/2" concrete boxes, including Arlington's FLBC4500 and FLBC4502 boxes. This LISTED kit includes a 6" brass cover with flip lids, gaskets, receptacle AND a leveling ring. Also available nickel-plated.

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