Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

IMARK Canada

IMARK Group President and CEO Bob Smith issued member and supplier of the year awards to Paul Wolf Lighting and Electrical Supply and Standard Products, Inc., respectively at the organization’s annual meeting in Toronto, ON.
Paul Wolf Lighting and Electrical Supply, Ltd., Toronto earned their awards based on objective criteria related to their active participation and superior purchase and sales growth with IMARK Canada suppliers.

Photo:  L-R: Paul Wolf, Fernando Soares, EnzoPetrone, Mark Pettipas; front row, Craig Lockwood, Cosimo Amato, Leslie Clarke, and Bob Smith of IMARK

Over 135 senior executives from IMARK Canada member distributor and IMARK Canada supplier executives attended the meeting. The IMARK Canada headquarters team provided an update on the current organization as well as the plans for growth in 2016 and beyond. According to Jerry Knight, IMARK Vice President of Supplier Relations,” IMARK Canada members are fully committed to growth with our IMARK Canada supplier partners. We have a very bright future”.

During the meeting, both IMARK Canada member distributor and supplier executives participated in networking groups, where distributors and manufacturers combined to share their perspectives on the Canadian electrical and lighting distribution industry.In addition, member and supplier executives conducted over 200 private one-on-one meeting sessions.

To learn more about IMARK Canada, contact Roger Vaught, IMARK Canada, rvaught@imarkgroup.com.


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L-R: Bob Smith, IMARK Canada, Jason Prevost and Eric Gravelle, Standard Products, Inc.

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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