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    • August 18, 2021

      ETIM NORTH AMERICA (NA) announced that Leviton, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, lighting controls, network solutions, and electric vehicle supply equipment and automation joined ETIM NA’s data standards association.

      Leviton joins other industry-leading manufacturers like ABB, Eaton, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric and Siemens, as well as distributors like Sonepar, who are participating in ETIM NA-led committee activity to build out the classification model according to the needs of the North American electrical market and related verticals.

    • August 11, 2021

      GERRIE ELECTRIC WHOLESALE LIMITED, a family owned and operated, electrical, automation and lighting distributor of products, services and solutions in Ontario, announces the move of its Central Distribution Centre from 5055 Benson Drive in Burlington into their new 76,000 sq. ft. facility at 3475 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3G2.

      The new facilty, opening on September 8, 2021, has been in the planning for the past two years to be the most efficient and effective fulfillment centre for today and into the future. The expansion includes leading edge automation of Gerrie's processes to ensure that the Gerrie team is able to create success by supplying their customers with the products they need accurately and on time.

    • August 10, 2021

      ELECTRICAL APPARATUS SERVICE ASSOCIATION (EASA) honoured Doug Moore of HECO Kentucky Service Company as the 2021 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award. Established in 1997, this annual award recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional service to the electrical apparatus sales and service industry over a lifetime. “It is the highest honor an individual can receive from our association,” said Linda Raynes, EASA President and CEO. “We view it as our Nobel Prize for achievement and service.”

    • August 04, 2021

      IMARK CANADA announced that Coldbrook Electric Supply has joined the organization, effective August 1, 2021.  Headquartered in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, the company also operates locations in Burnside, Nova Scotia and Halifax.

      Established in 2011, Coldbrook is a full-line electrical and lighting distributor that has grown to be one of the leading distributors in Nova Scotia.

      IMARK Canada is a member-owned, member-governed marketing group for independent electrical and lighting distributors. Please visit or contact Jim Taggart of IMARK Canada at 416.522.1221 or for more information.


  • 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.

  • Keeping Current

    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

    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

    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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