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Standard Products rebrands to Stanpro following merger

Standard Products has announced that the merger between Standard Products and Stanpro Lighting Systems is officially complete. The two companies are now connected and operating under the name Stanpro to become one of the biggest lighting companies in Canada.

Hydro-Québec and NB Power sign electricity purchase agreement

During a recent press conference, the CEOs of Hydro-Québec and NB Power, Éric Martel and Gaëtan Thomas, signed three agreements, including one that will see a large volume of electricity exported from Québec into New Brunswick.

BJ Take signs Inter-Lite Sales for B.C. and Yukon

Dunnville, Ont.-based BJ Take has announced it has signed Inter-Lite Sales as its partner for the regions of British Columbia and Yukon, effective Jan. 6, 2020. BJ Take designs and builds energy-efficient LED lighting products.

Great energy cost savings potential for Ontario greenhouses: IESO study

A recent report by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) shows there is great potential for energy efficiency to help manage increasing electricity demand in the greenhouse sector while reducing costs.

Ian Rand joins OmniCable as Canadian regional manager

OmniCable has hired Ian Rand as its Canadian regional manager. In this role, Rand is responsible for the day-to-day operations and leadership of the company’s Toronto branch.

OBIT: Freda LeGallais loved to play the piano

It is with great sadness that the family of Freda LeGallais announced her passing on November 26, 2019. She was 101.
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It’s official! Wesco is acquiring Anixter in $4.5-billion deal

After some back-and-forth, the boards of Wesco International Inc. and Anixter International Inc. have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement, under which Wesco will acquire Anixter in a transaction valued at about US$4.5 billion. Anixter’s prior agreement to be acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) has been terminated, following CD&R’s waiver of its matching rights under the agreement. » Read full article
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Human-centric LEDs suppress melatonin for alertness and productivity

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Mersen adds Compact Fused Disconnect to Compact EP line

Mersen recently launched its Compact Fused Disconnect Switch as part of its Compact EP line of products. The Compact Fused Disconnect incorporates switch functionality with the high protection level of a fuse. » Read full article

NEMRA20 Annual Conference

Dates & Location: Jan. 29-Feb. 1 • Orlando, Fla.
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EIAA Technical Conference

Dates & Location: Jan. 31-Feb. 1 • Edmonton, Alta.
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EFC 12th Annual Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location: Feb. 7 • Toronto, Ont.
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BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Dates & Location: Feb. 9-13 • Tampa, Fla.
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Manitoba Women in Trades Conference 2020

Dates & Location: Feb. 18-19 • Winnipeg, Man.
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IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Dates & Location: March 3-6 • Reno, Nev.
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Light + Building

Dates & Location: March 8-13 • Frankfurt, Germany
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Dates & Location: March 16-18 • Edmonton, Alta.
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