Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

EiKO

 

April 17, 2018

EiKO, a manufacturer and distributor of premium lighting products, is expanding its Canadian operations with a new distribution facility opening soon in Calgary, Alberta.EiKO new facility.jpg

The expansion results from year over year success that EiKO has experienced within the Global market and in particular, Canada. Building upon that success, they have made the decision to expand to better serve their distribution partners in Western Canada.

The new facility with 13,000 square feet of warehouse space will be fully operated by EiKO staff. In fact, to ensure that the new facility and operation was successful some of EiKO’s experienced staff have relocated from Ontario.

Eiko-David.jpgDavid Harrison (left), who had been Warehouse Supervisor for 7 years at EiKO’s Canadian head office in Barrie, Ontario, has relocated to Calgary with his wife Donna to undertake his new role as Facilities Manager. David’s expertise in EiKO’s operations and understanding of product demand and distribution will allow our new facility to seamlessly enter in to our distribution stream and ensure the facility operates according to EiKO’s high standards, said Stephen Lee, General Manager of EiKO’s Canadian division.

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Heidi Rudyk (right), an EiKO Account Representative for Southern Ontario for the last 2 years has relocated to Vancouver to bring her expertise and support to EiKO’s distribution partners in British Columbia. We have experienced great success in Heidi’s Ontario region and we are confident the same will be seen in BC as well, said Greg Cober, National Sales Manager.

The relocation by David and Heidi is a testament to the devotion and efforts of EiKO staff to ensure the company’s continued success and the development of the new facility and distribution channels in Western Canada.

The opening of the new facility will bring an abundance of advantages to EiKO’s partners. Allowing next day delivery, a decrease in prepaid levels, and an increase in inventory. EiKO recognizes the importance of inventory and works to ensure it stays ahead of trends and new products.

LDS-EiKO-Barrie.jpgFurther to EiKO’s western expansion will be an increase in size to their head office facility in Barrie, Ontario (left). The facility is adding an additional 20,000 square feet of warehouse space and is expected to be completed by November 2018. As mentioned, EiKO has seen rapid expansion in recent years, in large part due to a constantly growing sales force, support from strong manufacturer representatives within the industry, and quality products. The expansion of the Barrie facility will allow EiKO to better serve its devoted customer base in Central and Eastern Canada and the increase in demand for EiKO products in these areas.

For more information on EiKO and its products see: https://www.eiko.com/

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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