Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 IMG 0261 Jacques Marchand 1Jacques Marchand represents the fourth generation to lead Marchand Electric. The company was founded in 1892. “Originally we built dams”, explained Jacques. Since then, Marchand Electric has had its part in illuminating countless Ottawa-Gatineau homes, commercial establishments, and industrial locations.

 

 

 

Electrimat is a major marketer of wholesale electrical equipment, heating and lighting.

 

 

Founded in 1942, Franklin Empire is Canada’s largest independent electrical distributor.

 

 

CEW 2 Tordjiman 400Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Mercury Lighting services national retail, multi-residential/commercial property management, energy service companies (ESCO), and auto dealerships, “from design to specifications, we offer turn-key services that go beyond the typical distributor model,” explained Mercury Lighting Vice President, Eric Tordjman.

 

 

Daltco Electric is the largest independent family-owned electrical distributor in Eastern Ontario, serving the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors with a full range of lighting, automation, and electrical products.

 

 

AD Spotlight EBH CarvellTyson Carvell is Vice President of Marketing with E.B Horsman. Throughout his long tenure with the company, he has worked his way through the ranks in Automation Business Developer and District Manager roles.

 

 

 

 

Tim MacdonaldTim MacDonald joined his family’s business, Ideal Supply, as a full-time employee in 1981. He worked in multiple branch locations, starting on the counter before progressing through various management positions. He has served as president for the past 25 years.

 

 

 

Electrozad13W Throughout their long history as an independent electrical distributor, Electrozad has stayed true to their company motto: “The House That Service Built.”

 

 



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EDA DEIJoin the EDA on November 25 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for a full day of content and networking.

Suzanna Zagar, CEO of the Ontario Energy Board will kick-off the day as our opening keynote. She will be followed by panel discussions on Combatting Systemic Racism and Overcoming Unconscious Bias. The afternoon will feature presentations on social impact and how technology is driving community value. The day will close with a panel discussion on how leadership can change the diversity conversation.

 


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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion

 


 



 

Desert HomeA combination of stunning design, a spectacular desert setting, and exceptional architectural lighting is a winning combination for a private residence just outside of St. George, Utah. JRC Lighting was hired by the homeowner to create the lighting concept for the showpiece home.

"The house has an almost industrial look to it, with a focus on clean lines," said Kevin Meredith, principal at JRC Lighting. "My goal was to keep the lighting understated and let the architecture, and the views, sell themselves.”

 

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David GordonBy David Gordon

This summer EiKO is launching its Z10 product offering. I know, what is Z10 other than the sports cars some of us remember (’69 Z10 Camaro or a 2009 BMW Z10, but let’s go with an American muscle car!)?

So, since it seemed like a sports car “name” (since sports car naming seems to be in numbers), we reached out to Sarah Eastman, VP Marketing for EiKO, who shared that Z10 is an alliance of manufacturers who have developed standards to support an easier lighting controls process within fixtures (remember, I’m not a product maven).
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Milwaukee M12 Cable StripperM12™ Cable Stripper Kit for Cu THHN / XHHW aims to improve the cable stripping experience. With no exposed blades, the cordless cable stripper provides safer stripping than with a knife. The cable stripper's compact, right-angle design allows you to maneuver it more easily in tight spaces with less strain on the wrist. The bushing design and adjustable depth gauge deliver cleaner, more accurate and consistent strips across all sizes.

The cable jacket stripping tool is not only compatible with all MILWAUKEE® bushings but is also compatible with competitive quick-change bushings.

 

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Eric TordjmanBy Blake Marchand

Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Mercury Lighting services national retail, multi-residential/commercial property management, energy service companies (ESCO), and auto dealerships. “From design to specifications, we offer turn-key services that go beyond the typical distributor model,” explained Mercury Lighting Vice President, Eric Tordjman. Their value-added approach leverages well-established supplier relations to help clients find a lighting solution that suits their needs.

“How we differentiate ourselves is we’re lighting specific, we do very little in the way of electrical, and really emphasizing our expertise towards solutions selling...

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Éric DeschênesBy Line Goyette

As the head of ABB Canada's electrification business unit, Éric Deschênes is no newcomer to the electrical industry. He has a long track record and a passion for finding practical solutions to optimize technology adoption. Deschênes took on his current role with ABB January of 2020, he joined ABB in 2017 as Executive VP of the Electrification business after 15 years with Schneider Electric.

We met with him recently to discuss his new role at the helm of ABB Canada and his plans moving forward. He began by pointing out that the recent change to ABB Canada's structure, as elsewhere in the world, was made to make customer relations more straightforward. 

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