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These two Canadian firms, representing General Cable’s Carol Brand/GC and Stabiloy Brand, have received awards at General Cable’s 2014 National Sales Meeting, held in Phoenix, AZ. Desdowd Inc. (Montreal, QC) earned a Stabiloy & Nual Representative


DesdowdDesdowd has added two new manufacturers to its portfolio, reports Jean-Sébastien Bercier, Vice President of sales and Marketing. Desdown are now agents in Quebec and the Ottawa area for Panasonic (bathroom fans) and Deca Cables (manufacturer of


EconomyOTTAWA -- Average weekly earnings for Canadians, not including farm employees, were up 0.7 percent from February, Statscan reported, working out to a weekly average of $933.  

Solar GridInvestment bank Deutsche Bank is predicting that solar systems will be at grid parity in up to 80 per cent of the global market within two years, and says the collapse in the oil price will do little to slow down the solar juggernaut.



Energy ConsumptionRecent research tells us that: Cloud computing and mobile devices leads to an increase of energy facilities. There are now 4 million network antennas on the planet, and the new standard (LTE or 4G) consumes 60 times more energy than 2G technology.


DimplexDimplex’s new representative for Eastern Quebec will be Eclairage Optimum, the company announced last week. 

DimplexDimplex’s new agency representative, Mac’s II, will help expand the company’s B.C. presence. Dimplex North America Limited announced that Mac’s II Agencies LTD will be taking over as Dimplex’s Representative for the province of British Columbia, effective


Distracted Drivers

By Scott Williams

Highway safety laws in every Canadian jurisdiction prohibit driving while distracted, which makes drivers liable for any consequences. But occupational health and safety legislation also makes employers liable: distractions while


Do Your Customers Know What Type of Electrical Work You Do?When a customer has an electrical problem or new installation opportunity, he or she will search for the company that offers the solution. How well do your existing customers know what type of electrical work you can perform? Simple question, but can


NAED ConferenceWhat is the AdVenture Marketing Conference?

E-Commerce Although we can shop on smartphones that follow us everywhere, our tablets contain all available product catalogues, and new online retailers continue to enter the Canadian market, Canadians have not yet returned to their pre-2008-09 spending levels.

Horsemen Bamber

Western Canada’s largest independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler has made the following appointments and promotions



E.B. HorsmanClose to 100 suppliers will be on hand to demonstrate new products and answer questions at the E.B. Horsman & Son Vernon Branch Product Show, taking place September 17 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Visitors will be able to speak with electrical suppliers


CGNA PMECEastern Canadian premiers and U.S. governors came together to discuss a myriad of issues, top of which was energy innovation. 

EatonPower management company Eaton has been recognized as a top employer for young people in Canada by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Now in its 12th year, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial project that recognizes the


Eaton Appoints Elizabeth Sanchez Perry D’Ortenzio, VP & GM, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, recently announced the appointment of Elizabeth Sanchez to the position of plant manager for the Low Voltage Distribution Assemblies facility in Milton, ON. Elizabeth will report to


Eaton Appoints Helen Veldhuis as Manager, Canadian Satellite Sites and LV Enclosed Control Facility
Perry D’Ortenzio, VP & GM, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, recently announced the appointment of Helen Veldhuis to the position of manager, Canada’s quick-ship satellites and the Low Voltage Enclosed Control facility (Mississauga).

EatonAs of May 1, Eaton has appointed Rob Goldsmith Sales Manager, Commercial and Industrial, Canada, Cooper Power Systems Division, Electrical Sector – Americas. Goldsmith will be located in Burlington, ON. In this role, Goldsmith will lead the


Steve CassanoTablets and other prizes were handed out to distributor reps in Eaton’s recent C22 Pilto Devices product promotion. 

electric vehicle chargerEaton is expanding its charging station product offering with a prewired, cord-connected EV station that includes a Cooper NEMA 6-50 receptacle, plug, and weatherproof cover on the box.
The charger is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation,



Eaton Canada has named Steve Boccadoro Senior Vice President and General Manager, Electrical Canada, and Perry D’Ortenzio to Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Electrical Canada, Electrical Sector – Americas.

Efficient LEDEaton’s Portfolio surface-mount light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division, Incorporating patented WaveStream LED optical technology, provides uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high ceiling applications in


Metal BezelEaton has expanded its line of M22 pilot devices to include a metal bezel option (M22M). The new bezel maintains a low profile to keep panels compact and offers an attractive chrome finish for users looking to add appeal with front-of-panel


Laser Engraved BreakerPower management company Eaton has announced that new laser-etched labels will be featured on its moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) to help with product authentication. 

Information laser-etched directly onto the circuit breaker includes


Eaton NeorayEaton’s new Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) pendant luminaire from Cooper Lighting features adjustable optical panels and incorporates patented WaveStream LED technology to improve light quality and reduce total power consumption for


EINEaton was once again a big participant at this year’s Canada Blooms / National Home Show, held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from March 14 to 24. The two co-locating shows comprise North America’s largest home and garden event. 

EatonPower management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. Located at the Lighting business’ Peachtree City, GA office, the SOURCE offers a wide


Eaton Logo“Eaton is committed to celebrating leaders in lighting design, who are driving all facets of the industry forward,” says Mark Eubanks, President, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division. “By supporting the IES awards program, we aim to help improve the


Eaton - Travis SmithBuilding brand, creating synergy opportunities, and positioning Eaton as a technical innovator and industry leader in BC were the primary objectives heading into the ETEC event, held recently in Surrey, BC. ETEC Vancouver is a two-day event


       Partnering For The Next Step                

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“Re-envisioning Electrical Switchboards”: For light commercial applications, the status quo is no longer enough


Whether you’re a contractor or consultant, compact footprint and shorter lead times are a priority. At Eaton, we understand these challenges. That’s why we have re-envisioned our traditional electrical switchboard to assess how it could better serve light commercial applications. The result? The Pow-R-Line CS. 

Join Eaton’s webinar on June 30th, 2020 and learn the secret to shorter lead times alongside the additional benefits of:

 -  Versatile Configuration - Cost Effectiveness - Plus a Complimentary 3D Product Demonstration!

Sign up and join our host Annu Yadav - Distributor Programs Manager and our presenter Aditya Ramesh - Product Manger of Panelboards & Switchboards. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Click Here To Register.


WestburneMany contractors prefer to deal with the people that they know, in their local branch. When doing a job out of town, it’s often inconvenient or simply impossible to return to your home branch to pick up material orders for the next day, within standard business hours.

Westburne’s new locker solution extends the branch’s pick up times to 24 hours, 7 days a week.




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EmployeesBy Terry Becker

All electrical incidents are preventable! Keep employees safe with an up-to-date electrical safety program and complimentary training.

“Employees don’t do what you expect, they do what you inspect!” This is a great quote when it comes down to occupational health and safety. The need for ensuring that an audit is a key component of your overall occupational health and safety management system and your company’s electrical safety program is essential.

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Brady Pull-Handle Butterfly Valve LockoutThe Pull-handle Butterfly Valve Lockout. Its simple, fold-over design effectively lockspull handles in any desired position. And, it holds up to four padlocks for added safety. No matter what industry you’re in, this versatile, one-piece lockout device bolsters your safety lockout solution. And that’s a welcome addition to any lockout program. With this device you’ll also get:

  • A great fit – exclusive, anti-pivot lockout device that fits a variety of pull handle butterfly valve sizes




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Shannon TymoskoBy Blake Marchand

Shannon Tymosko is a first-year apprentice with IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 105, something she undertook after 10 years working her way up the ranks of a payday loan company.

“One of the things I love, working in the trades, is you can see your progress and you can see at the end of the day the work that you have done.


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