IBEW President Lonnie R. Stephenson Retires, Kenneth W. Cooper Named New President

IBEW President Lonnie R. Stephenson Retires, Kenneth W. Cooper Named New President

November 29, 2022 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson is retiring, effective Jan. 4, bringing an end to a nearly five-decade active career in the union. “It’s been the honor of my life to serve the members of the greatest union in the world and advance the cause of trade unionism in…

BJ Electric Supplies Announces Retirement of Kevin Gutsch

BJ Electric Supplies Announces Retirement of Kevin Gutsch

November 25, 2022 BJ Electric Supplies has announced the retirement of a member of its executive team, Kevin Gutsch, Vice-President of Operations, on or before November 30th, 2022. “Kevin began his career with BJ Electric Supplies on November 20, 1979. His first position was picking orders as a warehouse worker. After enthusiastically taking on whatever…

Canada Signs-on to Net-Zero Government Initiative at COP 27

Canada Signs-on to Net-Zero Government Initiative at COP 27

November 25, 2022 At COP 27, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that Canada has joined the Net-Zero Government Initiative. The Net-Zero Government Initiative invites governments from around the world to lead by example and achieve net-zero emissions from national government operations by no later than 2050. By using cleaner energy sources,…

Electrical Contractor Houle to Manage Hybrid Workplaces and Distributed Teams with Procore

Electrical Contractor Houle to Manage Hybrid Workplaces and Distributed Teams with Procore

November 24, 2022 Procore Technologies, Inc., global provider of construction management software, today announced that Houle Electric Ltd. has selected Procore Technologies as its construction management platform. Based in Burnaby, B.C., Houle delivers diverse construction services to industrial, commercial, institutional and residential customers, including construction management, design-build/design-assist and installation and retrofitting services. Its services include…

Charles Pelletier of Distech Controls is named to the CABA Board of Directors

Charles Pelletier of Distech Controls is named to the CABA Board of Directors

November 24, 2022 The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Pelletier of Distech Controls to the CABA Board of Directors. “I’m honored and thrilled to join the CABA board of directors and contribute to its mission of fostering informed thought leadership and collaboration within intelligent built environments…

CSA Group’s Research Program Publishes 100th Research Report

CSA Group’s Research Program Publishes 100th Research Report

November 24, 2022 CSA Group’s Standards Research program reached a significant milestone with the publication of its 100th research report, titled Canadian Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace. Established in 2016, CSA Group’s Standards Research program supports CSA Group’s not-for-profit Standards Development organization in helping it maintain a robust and impactful portfolio of standards,…

Schneider Electric Named a Top Employer in Canada

Schneider Electric Named a Top Employer in Canada

November 24, 2022 Schneider Electric has been recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada. This national competition showcases organizations that offer forward-thinking policies and exceptional workplaces for employees. The 2023 winners were recently announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual competition. Schneider Electric’s programs and services were evaluated by an independent Mediacorp panel,…

ABB Canada Recognized as one of 2023 Canada’s Top 100 Employers

ABB Canada Recognized as one of 2023 Canada’s Top 100 Employers

November 24, 2022 ABB is recognized for the third consecutive year as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This award underscores the company’s approach and vision of creating a safe and healthy work environment for its employees.  “Today, employee wellness goes beyond physical and is more about building a culture of physical, emotional, financial and social…

LEDVANCE “You Deserve Better” Contest for Electrical Contractors: Deadline November 30th
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LEDVANCE “You Deserve Better” Contest for Electrical Contractors: Deadline November 30th

November 21, 2022 Electrical contractors, after all you’ve been through these past two years of crisis and chaos, you deserve better! That’s why LEDVANCE LLC, the maker of LEDVANCE® and SYLVANIA® General Lighting in the US and Canada, is launching its “You Deserve Better” contest for electrical contractors to help make things better! There are…

Canadian Renewable Energy Association names new President and CEO

Canadian Renewable Energy Association names new President and CEO

November 21, 2022 The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) today named Vittoria Bellissimo as its incoming President and CEO, effective October 31, 2022, replacing Robert Hornung who is retiring from the role. “I am delighted to welcome Vittoria as the new President and CEO of CanREA,” said Jason Chee-Aloy, Chair of CanREA’s Board of Directors….

Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency for Buildings in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia

Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency for Buildings in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia

November 21, 2022 Homes and buildings across Canada are where we work, live and play. But they are also Canada’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Decarbonizing Canada’s buildings is critical to combating climate change and achieving a net-zero economy by 2050. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, announced an investment of $526,785 to RSI Projects Inc. in support of the ReCover Initiative,…

Skills Ontario Supports Government’s Ongoing Commitment to Encouraging More Ontarians into Skilled Trades & Tech 

Skills Ontario Supports Government’s Ongoing Commitment to Encouraging More Ontarians into Skilled Trades & Tech 

November 17, 2022 Skills Ontario welcomes continued support and funding for initiatives that enable more young people to pursue careers in skilled trades and technologies including a further increase to the Skills Development Fund and additional support for the School College Work Initiative (SCWI). The Fall Economic Statement also contained important changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program…

Joe Novosad, New Vancouver Island Manager for E.B. Horsman & Son

Joe Novosad, New Vancouver Island Manager for E.B. Horsman & Son

November 17, 2022 Joe has joined E.B. as their new Vancouver Island District Manager on October 18, 2022. His direct branch responsibilities include all Vancouver Island branches – Victoria, Duncan, Campbell River, Parksville, and Courtenay. Joe comes to E.B. Horsman & Son with varied and tenured experience. His progressive involvement within the electrical and data communications industry will be an asset to…

EFC Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Rova Products Canada Inc.

EFC Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Rova Products Canada Inc.

November 11, 2022 Rova Products Canada is a leading custom cable assembly facility serving the North American and European markets. Their custom cable experts work with you to produce reliable and effective products, including custom cable, wiring harnesses, fibre optics, and cable overmolding. By combining offshore with local production and distribution, Rova has become a…