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FuturPlusFuturPlus has appointed André Pouliot as inside sales representative for their Quebec City branch.

Futurplus CorrectFuturPlus is opening a new sales office and warehouse in Magog, QC and has appointed Gervais Bérubé as sales representative for the province’s Eastern Townships region. Gervais has over 25 years of experience in the electrical industry.

FuturplusSeptember 23 marks the official opening of a new 10,000 square foot FuturPlus location at 36 Antares Drive, Nepean. In other FuturPlus news, Juergen Wiedermann is now in charge of sales for the company’s Carlton Place location. 

FuturPlusFuturPlus’s Pierre Proulx is now the company’s Regional Manager, Business Development for the Laval, North Shore and Quebec City regions.

FuturplusFuturPlus has moved its Ottawa branch to a 10,000 sq. ft. facility at 36 Antares Drive in Nepean. The company has also appointed Juergen Wiedermann as Inside Sales Representative. Wiedermann has more than 20 years of experience in the electrical

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FuturPlusAnew FuturPlus Express branch is opening at 8294, rue Hochelaga, Montreal, QC H1L 2L3. The company has also announced the appointment of Sylvain Delisle as inside sales representative. Delisle has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical

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Technology Trends“We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes,” says David Cearley, vice president & Gartner Fellow. “This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of

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ShneiderThe Gartner Magic Quadrant, an authoritative source for competitive comparisons in the information technology industry, has positioned Schneider Electric the furthest in the Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) quadrant for completeness

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winterwindWinterwind 2014, the premier international conference on wind energy in cold climates, drew 450 delegates to Sundsvall, Sweden. Among the presenters: the TechnoCentre éolien, based in Gaspé, Québec.

Priority Wire and CablePriority Wire and Cable, Inc. has announced the appointment of GB Agencies Ltd., Winnipeg; as representatives for the Province of Manitoba, and North West Ontario.

 

Jeffrey ImmeltAfter months of talks, GE has been approved to acquire Alstom’s Power and Grid businesses.  Big news out of France this past weekend as the Alstom Board of Director decided to recommend GE’s offer to acquire their Power and Grid businesses.

GEJaime Irick, GM, Lighting North America Professional Solutions, recently announced the following appointments:

GE Edison AwardThe 32nd annual GE Edison Award competition recognizes excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that significantly use GE Lighting products, including GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules,

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GEGE’s Industrial Solutions is implementing an open access standard to its electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) Connect software platform to provide simple interoperability for drivers and expanded unit capabilities for owners. Programmers

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GE Advanced ManufacturingGE’s Industrial Solutions business celebrated last week the grand opening of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab (AML) in Plainville, Connecticut. The AML uses sophisticated robotics and automated manufacturing systems to design and build production lines for

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ecommerceGE’s Power Conversion business has launched an e-commerce app, the “Motor and Generator Store,” . The new platform, which applies initially to GE’s standard and stock low- and medium-voltage motors, will allow new and existing customers to access

GE Industrial UnitsIn a US$3.3 billion cash deal, GE is selling its appliances business to Sweden’s Electrolux so that it can focus on the company’s core industrial units. The deal is scheduled to close in 2015, and follows GE’s recent bid to acquire the power and grid

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GE Industrial SolutionsGE’s Industrial Solutions business announced plans to strengthen its partnerships with authorized channel partners across Canada. This new arrangement, effective immediately, enables authorized GE channel partners to serve the industrial market

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Robertson ElectricalRobertson Electric Wholesale’s National Accounts Division has hired a new account manager to serve customers in the London, Ontario area. An IES Graduate, George Thomson offers 25 years of industry experience, most recently as a regional manager at

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Germany Green TransportGermany has begun pumping wind and solar energy into their transportation sector. Parliamentary Secretary of State to the Federal Transport Minister, Katherina Reiche, fuelled a fuel cell vehicle at the “Green Energy Hub” (H2BER) at the TOTAL

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Gerrie Electric Gerrie Electric has promoted Ken Cherrett and Peter Postrozny, plus brought in new hire Joe Conciatori, to their senior management team. Ken Cherrett has been promoted to Director of Industrial Sales for the Central region. He took on the role June 2.

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EHRC HRElectricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is looking to bring together employers, government, labour, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to address a need for current and accurate labour market intelligence. The goal: to produce an

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Skills Canada A WeekSkills Canada invites individuals and organizations to help raise awareness of skilled trades and technology careers among parents, youth and the general public by participating in and promoting National Skilled Trade & Technology Week. “This is an

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Smart GridThe market for smart grid sensors is set to rapidly expand in the coming decade, with revenues growing nearly ten-fold, from 2014 to 2021, according to IHS Inc. The smart grid sensor market is already roughly doubling in size every two years, as

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Global Wind PowerA new analysis estimates that global wind-generated energy could supply up to 20% of the world's electricity by 2030. Unveiled by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, the analysis indicates wind power capacity will

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Graybar

Markham, ON – Graybar Canada’s Markham Branch has demonstrated their assurance to customers of providing top-quality products and service by earning certification of the Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2008.

graybarAt Horizon Utilities Corporation’s annual Energy Savings Champions Awards in Hamilton, ON, Graybar Canada’s Hamilton branch received an award for implementing innovative energy conservation and demand management projects involving retrofits,

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Stephen CarpenterIn a recent ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, green building pioneer Stephen Carpenter was presented with the Order of Canada for “visionary leadership in the development and stewardship of Canada's green building industry.”
Raised in Ottawa, Mr.

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Wind PowerThis is the theme of the Quebec wind power industry’s 8th conference and 4th gala, taking place this June in Gaspé, QC. One might add that this conference also takes place at the heart of our preconceptions. Unlike many European countries, where

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The New American HomeBuilders of a model home under construction in Las Vegas that showcases the latest methods for energy efficiency in new home construction are incorporating Thomas & Betts products as a means of saving energy and labour costs. The New American Home

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Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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