Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Feb 13, 2019

Robyn EddyEffective September 1, 2019, Keith Assaff and Jody MacDonald will assume the positions of co-presidents. At that time, Robyn Eddy will move into an advisory capacity. Following her retirement, Eddy will remain active on the Board of Directors.

Eddy Group Limited is a Maritime based wholesale distribution business. The fourth generation family business has nine locations throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to work with such a tremendous group of talented and dedicated people,” says Robyn Eddy. “The positions I have held allowed me to learn from, grow with and engage with many of the most impressive leaders in the distribution business; many of which are working within EGL now.”
The Eddy Group of Companies began in the late 1800s with George S. Eddy of Bathurst, New Brunswick, who was a wheelwright by trade. In 1909, when he incorporated George Eddy Company, Limited, George Eddy was operating a sawmill, finishing mill, millwork shop, carriage shop, and flour mill. George Eddy's son, Chesley George, known to all as "the Boss," ran the company from the first world war through to the 1960s. Under his leadership the company expanded through the Maritimes and into Quebec, diversifying into forestry and lumber manufacturing.

By the 1950s, the emphasis had shifted to sales and distribution of building materials, hardware, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and municipal supplies, with branches in New Brunswick (Bathurst, Fredericton, Miramichi, Saint John, and Dieppe) and Nova Scotia (Amherst, Truro, Halifax, and Kentville). C. G. Eddy was joined from the 1930s on by six of his sons, who took over management in the 1950s and '60s.

By the 1980s a fourth generation of cousins had begun work for the company. This generation is now in its second decade of leadership.


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CSAClimate change and its associated impacts will play a central role in Canada's electricity future. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada estimates that approximately $347.5 billion will need to be invested in electricity infrastructure to maintain the system reliability we have today. Making smart investments now can improve the system and help to avoid more severe climate related costs in the future.

“The critical infrastructure we rely on to power our daily lives must remain resilient to more damaging and frequent extreme weather events,” says Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards at CSA Group. “Standards play a critical role in making that happen.

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BCEA Victoria Trade Show

The BC Electrical Association in conjunction with the Victoria distributors and manufacturers committee on Vancouver Island will be holding a tradeshow and golf tournament on May 2, 2019 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort.

This will be a table top trade show. Distributors have agreed not to hold their own tradeshow three months on either side of this date to ensure a successful event.

 

 



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EE LightingBy Blake Marchand

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