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GE to sell Distributed Power business to Advent International for $3.25 billion

The transaction includes Distributed Power’s Jenbacher and Waukesha engines, as well as manufacturing sites in Canada, Austria and the U.S.

IMELCO announces Supplier Awards winners and new chair

The IMELCO Supervisory Board elected Robert (Bob) P. Smith, president and CEO, IMARK Group (U.S.), chair of IMELCO. Smith will serve in this position from June 2018 to June 2020.

Siemens to acquire smart IoT systems provider Enlighted

The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.

AD hosts combined finance and HR summit

At the Summit, 195 attendees from 109 independent distributors and service providers across North America representing seven industries listened to keynote speeches, participated in panel discussions and networking roundtables.

Yavor Kolarov now VP sales Canada and U.S. for Osram’s digital systems

In his new role, Kolarov will be responsible for leading the sales and customer service teams in the digital systems group in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
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RECALL: Red Head Trubolt+ wedge anchors for concrete anchoring

The affected product does not meet the requirements for use in cracked concrete and seismic applications, which may lead to incidents or injuries to consumers, Health Canada reports. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Lutron adds Vive Integral Fixture Control to its Vive IoT platform

Ideal for commercial or government offices and educational facilities, the fixture control technology works with any Lutron EcoSystem LED driver or third-party DALI drivers. » Read full article

Ledvance expands Sylvania Ultra LED filament and vintage portfolios

With a rated life of up to 15,000 hours and 80 CRI, the lamps can be used in a variety of commercial and residential applications. The company says they reduce energy consumption by up to 90% and last up to 15 times longer than incandescent lamps. » Read full article

Illuminate outdoor spaces with WAC’s Hardscape LED luminaires

Operating with a constant output of 9-15V, the fixtures deliver up to 330 lumens with a 90+ CRI and a life of over 50,000 hours. » Read full article

2018 IES Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: August 9 - 11 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is hosting its 2018 IES Annual Conference. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon.
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IAEI Canadian Section Convention and Tradeshow

Date & Location: September 5 - 7 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Prairie Chapter, in partnership with ECAS, is hosting the 2018 IAEI Canadian Section Convention. The event will feature numerous training and networking opportunities, as well as a tradeshow for product displays from sponsors, wholesalers, approval agencies and distributors.
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Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 11 • TBA
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. The location has not yet been announced. The annual event is open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry (e.g. distribution, manufacturing, contracting). What’s best, you don’t need to have any golfing experience to participate.
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CANEW 2018 • Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: September 23 - 28 • Lethbridge, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) Is hosting the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), along with its co-host, the Lethbridge Airport, at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The tradeshow will be held September 26. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
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