Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

AD Spotlight EBH Carvell

Tyson 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. His roots are in Alberta, he lived and worked in B.C for over two decades and spent several years in Ontario working with another Affiliated Distributor supplier partner.

Established in 1900, E.B Horsman has seen the electrical industry truly evolve throughout five generations of family ownership. As Western Canada’s largest independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler and with the designation of being one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, they are well positioned to see that evolution continue as the industry continues to evolve. A key aspect in that dynamic is their strong affiliation with AD, North America’s largest contractor and electrical products buying and marketing group. AD is committed to bringing growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners together with the purpose of outperforming the market and staying ahead of the competition.

Tyson Carvell has been with E.B Horsman for nearly 20-years, holding various positions within the organization. Carvell’s personal and professional success is a consequence of many factors, which includes the support of his wife and daughter, his family, as well as a great team of like-minded individuals working with him at E.B. Horsman. Not to mention the broader electrical industry community.

“From technologies to tactics, the field of marketing continues to evolve and present opportunities to learn. Being engaged in corporate strategies, interacting with all of our functional groups and working with our internal teams on the role marketing has in contributing to the longer-term performance of EBH is very rewarding,” Carvell said of his current role.

E.B Horsman is a long-standing AD member, joining in 1981. “To us, AD represents a collection of like-minded entrepreneurial independent business owners that passionately seek to provide for families, employees, customers, suppliers and communities,” commented Carvell on what AD brings to their organization, adding that, “While every business within the AD network is unique, we are all unified in our passion for seizing opportunities, protecting our core values and meeting the commitments we make to those who count on us,” said Tyson.

And ultimately, he said, “The AD organization provides us with a community from which to learn, get support and grow in a variety of ways. As a group, we can more effectively move from subsistence to success to significance – enabling us to provide greater benefit to a great community over a greater period of time.”

“With 21 strategically placed locations we look confidently towards the future, recognizing that in this fast-paced world we must constantly renew ourselves and our capabilities to meet the ever-changing needs of the electrical, industrial automation and communications markets.”

EBH have been participating in the AD Rewards program since it was launched in 2013.

“I recall the effort that was put in by all of our branch staff to successfully launch the program to our customer base and I am very pleased with the engagement we see from both our employees and customers in the program,” commented Carvell.

What does this program add to E.B Horsman’s business? Mr. Carvell elaborated, “Working with AD Rewards presents us the opportunity to work with a highly digitalized service provider with a proven track record. It helps us strengthen our relationships with participating suppliers and provide benefits to our internal customer service teams.” 

“Our customers use the program to provide rewards to their crews and teams, donate to organizations for fundraising activities, and reward their teams for a job well done.”

AD recently boosted the program, adding a number of advanced features tailored to the data-driven transformation of the electrical industry. They are able to customize the branding of the program to E.B. Horsman Rewards, which contributes to brand strength. Beyond that, they are able to gain insights from data through the rewards portal situated on the EBH website.

“Having a great software interface or portal for customers, employees and supplier partners is key. Having a rewards partner and a support team that is able to adapt and address the changing requirements of customers, employees and suppliers is also very important,” he explained, adding that “The ability to generate reporting that will provide insights into the effectiveness of the program and the ability to link EBH employee training with supplier’s product training for EBH Inside Rewards are both elements we look forward to using.”

Throughout five generations and 120-years, Carvell concedes there’s always room to grow. A philosophy that is a key tenant to their success and their partnership with AD only reinforces that, contributing to their ability to remain at the forefront of an ever-changing industry.

“The longer we work with the team at AD and the AD Affiliates the more we are amazed by the knowledge and strength we have embedded in our AD community.”

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2021 Canadian Electrical Code Overview of Changes

EIN CSA Group Logo 2022 400CSA C22.1:21, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I contains many updates and changes that are potentially significant to electrical professionals. This online, self-guided course provides the key changes and impacts to the industry presented in an easy-to-follow format.

 Designed for professionals with a good working knowledge of the Code and who solely need the key changes including general updates or those made for clarification, safety, and new products and systems. Key changes due to Rule relocation or deletion are also noted.

This course may help save valuable time to help keep electrical projects safe and in compliance. This training is developed with input from a broad cross-section of electrical industry experts and with cooperation from all provinces, territories and several key jurisdictions across Canada. 

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Government of CanadaThe federal governemnt has officially launched a call for proposals (CFP) for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI). The initiative’s 2022 CFP will help fund new and innovative projects that aim to increase awareness and knowledge of ZEVs and charging and refueling infrastructure thereby increasing public confidence in these vehicles and their economic and environmental benefits.


Natural Resources Canada will provide funding through non-repayable contributions of between 50 and 75 percent of the total eligible project costs, with a maximum funding of up to $300,000 per project. The CFP will close on August 18, 2022.

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Omnicable joins ETIMETIM North America announced that OmniCable has joined the product classification standards organization. Headquartered in West Chester, PA, OmniCable has 24 locations throughout North America, and also owns Houston Wire & Cable (HWC). The company partners with many electrical manufacturers and only sells to distributors.

According to John Dean, Director of Marketing & E-Commerce, OmniCable/HWC, “The wire and cable industry is often called commodities, but there are very distinct features and attributes for the different products our manufacturers produce. 

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Atkore United Poly SystemsAtkore Inc. announced that it has acquired United Poly Systems, a manufacturer of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe and conduit, primarily serving telecom, water infrastructure, renewables, and energy markets.

“We are pleased to complete the acquisition of United Poly Systems, which strengthens Atkore’s product portfolio, expands our manufacturing capacity and further enables us to meet HDPE customers’ needs,” stated John Pregenzer, President of Atkore’s Electrical business. “HDPE pipe and conduit is a growing market that is expected to benefit from U.S. infrastructure legislation, and United Poly Systems is a great addition to Atkore. We welcome these employees and look forward to working together to continue to serve and support our customers.”

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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."

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When the pandemic lockdowns started in March of 2020, Grimard (an electrical contractor) had to decide whether to shut down its operations entirely or implement a new platform with people who were now freely available for work. Once they implemented Procore, they found a way to efficiently communicate with stakeholders and offer full transparency in terms of project costs and planning. It also allowed Grimard to utilize historical data to make project estimates more accurate. Grimard was able to streamline its bidding process, which made it more attractive to potential clients and helped the business grow.

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Iron+EarthThe RenuWell Project partners are excited to announce the groundbreaking of two pilot sites located near Taber, Alberta. These pilot sites are the first of their kind to repurpose inactive oil and gas infrastructure as a foundation for renewable energy development and job creation.

When operating, the solar projects will generate 2,030 MWh annually – enough electricity to power 280 average Alberta households or irrigate 11,700 acres of farmland for an average year. This is roughly equivalent to $200,000 in electricity sales per year with 1,100  tCO2e savings in GHG emissions. Over a 25-year lifespan, the projects will generate 50,750 MWh, with GHG emission savings of 28,420 tCO2e.

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Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with David O’Reilly, Vice President Home & Distribution and Secure Power Divisions with Schneider Electric Canada for a discussion regarding the Wiser EnergyTM smart home solution, the Wiser Approved training program, and his thoughts on several different subjects, including sustainability and future technologies currently in the works at Schneider Electric. David has been with the company for five and a half years in his role.

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Klein Tools Zipper BagsKlein Tools introduces new Stand-up Zipper Bags, in a 2-Pack with 7-Inch and 14-Inch sizes, both designed to handle tough jobsite conditions and stand up so tools and small parts can be easily accessed when working.

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