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

欲乱情迷之老旺Eaton 175x125Whether 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. 

欲乱情迷之老旺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!

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Vallen CanadaIn the midst of the pandemic crisis, safety & MRO specialist Vallen Canada moved its 6,000 square foot West Edmonton, Alberta branch to a new 20,000 square foot location, enabling the branch to triple its inventory. How did the company keep everyone safe during the transition? Vallen Canada simply relied on its own expertise.

“We had to really do a good gut check on whether this was the right decision to move the branch during the pandemic,” says Vallen Canada President Karen Chester. “The reality is the show must go on… our culture is such that we pull together in tough times and we need to get the job done. The final step in the process was to make sure we keep people safe.”

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SoneparSonepar Ontario Region welcomes Anju Uddin to the management team. Anju is the new Marketing Manager, for Sonepar Ontario Region as of April 6th, 2020.

Anju has over 15 years of marketing experience in a variety of ever-increasing roles most recently as a Director of Business & Marketing Strategy. Anju has a combination of tactical marketing experience and the strategic expertise to continue to build our digital future. Anju will challenge the status quo and accelerate our future collectively.

 

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Katrina OlsonBy Katrina Olson

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, our world changed dramatically. Families canceled Spring Break travel, businesses began moving workers home, and in mid-March Canada and the U.S. agreed to close their mutual border to non-essential travel. Due to the level of integration between the two economies, the agreement exempts the flow of trade and commerce. Nevertheless, the pandemic had immediate and obvious impacts on electrical wholesalers. 

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Trisha UtomiBy Trisha Utomi

From Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s membership satisfaction survey, conducted last summer, talent availability was identified as the number one concern for members’ businesses. Having the right mix of talent to drive business strategy is no longer an aspirational idea; organizations were ready to take a hard look at their current hiring and training practices to build a stronger workforce.

 

 

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Northern Cables announced via their social media accounts that they have broken ground on the ...
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Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and ETIM North America (NA) have entered into a strategic ...
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Southwire announced that Tim King has accepted the role of President of Southwire Canada. ...
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Savant Systems has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase GE Lighting, a ...
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EFC’s Economic Forecast Series webinar will deliver global, national, and regional economic ...
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Eletrozad has launched Electrozad Online. The same standard of service you've come to expect from ...
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After more than 42 years of exemplary service at Leviton, Gabriel Massabni, Vice President ...
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Bill Stephens, National Sales and Marketing Manager for IDEAL INDUSTRIES CANADA has announced the ...

SRS Shat-r-ShieldShat-R-Shield. announced effective immediately, Day 2 Day Sales of Gatineau, QC will represent all Shat-R-Shield products across the Ottawa and Gatineau Regions, and Next Sales and Marketing of Halifax, Nova Scotia will represent all Shat-R-Shield products throughout Atlantic Canada.

Located at the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains, Day 2 Day Sales represents the only Electrical and Lighting agency located in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Anju UddinSonepar Ontario Region welcomes Anju Uddin to the management team. Anju is the new Marketing Manager, for Sonepar Ontario Region as of April 6th, 2020.

Anju has over 15 years of marketing experience in a variety of ever-increasing roles most recently as a Director of Business & Marketing Strategy. Anju has a combination of tactical marketing experience and the strategic expertise to continue to build our digital future. Anju will challenge the status quo and accelerate our future collectively.

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Tim KingSouthwire announced that Tim King has accepted the role of President of Southwire Canada. In this role, he will lead the company’s Canadian-based organization located at Southwire Canada’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. Kelly Hanson, who previously held the role, will be relocating her family back to Atlanta, GA.

“Tim’s a proven strategic thinker with the experience and leadership skills needed to continue moving our business to the next level, and I am tremendously excited to work with him as our new President of Southwire Canada,” said Norman Adkins, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer.

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Christina Huang is a Senior Contracts Manager for Schneider Electric. She has a varied, technical ...
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Jenny Ng is a Business Development Manager for the Power Solutions Division of Schneider Electric. ...
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Joanna KwantBy Blake Marchand

Electro-Federation Canada’s Young Professional Network (YPN) is a fantastic tool for industry professionals under 40 to build their network, build their professional skills, and give back to the local community. These are the three tenets on which the YPN program is structured: give, gather, grow.

“It’s a way we can upskill our membership to be able to grow into leadership roles in the future,” said Joanna Kwant, Director of Strategic Transformation for Gerrie Electric. “I think YPN can have a role in ensuring our young leaders are prepared for the road ahead.”

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