Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

March 11 2016

See Which Electrical and Lighting Firms Are Among Canada’s Best Managed CompaniesCanada's Best Managed Companies, established by Deloitte in 1993, is the country’s leading business awards program recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million.

Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. A list of recipients from Canada’s electrical and lighting industries appears below, but first more about the program.

Awards are granted on five levels:

  • Canada's Best Managed Companies winner: new winners selected each year
  • Requalified winner: award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years
  • Gold Standard winner: after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have successfully retained their award for their 4th consecutive year
  • Gold Standard requalified winner: award recipients that have applied and successfully retained their Gold Standard designation for two additional years
  • Platinum Club member: winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more

Congratulations to these Requalified recipients:

  • Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited
  • Integral Energy Services Ltd.
  • Lemay
  • LMC Group of Companies
  • Stelpro
  • The K-Line Group of Companies

Congratulations to these Gold Standard recipients:

  • E.C.S. Electrical Cable Supply Ltd. (Gold Requalified)
  • Houle Electric
  • Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd.

Congratulations to these Platinum Club recipients:

  • Alliance Energy
  • Deca Cables
  • E.B. Horsman & Son
  • Ideal Supply
  • Groupe Deschênes Inc.
  • Standard Products Inc.
  • Tarpon Energy Services

Find out more about the program, including a full list of recipients: www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.


       Partnering For The Next Step                                                                     

Siemens CanadaWelcome to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit brought to you by Siemens

How quickly can you react to changing conditions and demands in your market? How can you ensure your production will run securely at any time in the future?

Industry’s digital and technological transformation is the answer for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and market needs.

With the right digitalization and automation solutions, expertise won from practical experience, and a partnership approach that benefits all involved parties.

To explore these possibilities, we’re bringing together top-level speakers, specialists and decision-makers from various industries and experts from Siemens to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit under the motto “Partnering for the next step.”   

This virtual summit will be an interactive digital event featuring first-hand experiences and success stories achieved with industrial digitalization and automation solutions, and cutting-edge technologies.

Join us on July 16 and learn from customers and experts how you can respond efficiently, flexibly and safely to the changing market environment.

To cover as many different time zones as possible, we offer two almost identical live sessions – you can also watch them on demand at your convenience:

Sessions runs from :  9:30 am to 2:15 pm ET (3:30 pm to 8:15 pm CEST)


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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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