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Bob Shapiro of Franklin Empire announces retirement

“Almost all of the previous recipients were either retired or almost retired when they received this award, and I hope this is not a suggestion that it’s time for me to move on, because I still have things to do.”

Ledvance shuttering its Drummondville facility

The global lighting market’s continuous march toward solid-state lighting has resulted in diminished demand for “traditional” lighting products. As such, Ledvance has announced it is closing its Drummondville, Que., facility.

Electroindustry sees opportunity to “upgrade NAFTA for the 21st Century economy”

North America’s electroindustry jointly transmitted recommendations to its respective governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in ways that increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

VIDEO: Veolia now able to recycle your lamps in Ontario

Veolia is expanding its lamp recycling capabilities with a new 5000-sf recycling facility located in Pickering, Ont. (Greater Toronto Area) whereas, previously, the company would collect fluorescents and CFLs and ship them to the States for recycling.

CE Code 2018 better aligns Section content

The number of changes to the 2018 CE Code are fairly substantial, and while a number of them involve tweaked wording and/or definitions, there are also a fair number of what I would call “significant” changes.

Phil Davis succeeds Andy Cleven as EJTC managing director

British Columbia’s Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) has named Phil Davis managing director, succeeding Andy Cleven, who has served as training director since 2004.

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program sets records

Capital Power, EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. and Enel Green Power North America Inc. have been chosen in the opening round of the Renewable Electricity Program. The program will result in about $1 billion of private-sector investment in green power generation in Alberta.

E.B. Horsman & Son acquires Saskatoon’s Intec Controls

E.B. Horsman & Son is acquiring Saskatoon’s Intec Controls, thereby combining the latter’s Process Instrumentation, Automation & Controls product knowledge with E.B. Horsman’s full line electrical distribution business and specialty divisions.

ECAO welcomes Graeme Aitken as new executive director

“With over 30 years of experience in the unionized construction industry across Canada—and a particular focus in the Province of Ontario—we are confident that Graeme will provide the stewardship and professionalism we seek from our executive director,” said ECAO.