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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.

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.

Hydro-Québec and NB Power sign electricity purchase agreement

The CEOs of Hydro-Québec and NB Power, Éric Martel and Gaëtan Thomas, have signed an electricity purchase agreement that will see a large volume of electricity exported from Québec into New Brunswick.

New marketing campaign aims to combat skilled trades shortage

In an effort to address a serious labour shortage, which may only get worse, the Ontario government has launched a new marketing campaign to highlight quality careers in the trades, under the slogan ‘Find a Career You Wouldn’t Trade.’

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 as one of the biggest lighting companies in Canada.

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 catering to the changing needs of the North American marketplace. » Read full article

Hydro One presented with 10th EEI Emergency Assistance Award

On Jan. 8, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presented Hydro One with an Emergency Assistance Award for its assistance following the severe snowstorm that hit Manitoba in October, causing significant damage to its grid that resulted in power outages for hundreds of thousands of customers. » Read full article

Northern Cables welcomes Dan Emond as VP sales and marketing

Northern Cables Inc.—a Canadian-owned and -operated manufacturer of commercial and industrial power and control cable—has appointed Dan Emond to vice-president of sales and marketing. » Read full article

PWU supports Women for STEM program at Ontario Tech

The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) has entered into a 10-year partnership to support the Women for STEM Program at Ontario Tech University. The partnership will help provide female students with the knowledge and tools to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). » Read full article

President of CES wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year award

Thomas Hartland-Mackie, president and CEO of City Electric Supply (CES), was recently presented with an Ernst & Young (EY)’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. » Read full article