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Volume 2 • Issue 11

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

Comparing to improve

We have the good fortune to live in the heart of an industry where competitors and partners cross paths frequently during events or conferences. Often companies set common goals, and according to Jim Taggart our industry is well positioned to influence goals involving energy efficiency. However, to know the value of your company, it is not enough to cross paths. Paul Eitmant talks here about the importance of measuring performance by benchmarking. And in this issue, a bit more on the new labour force at work in our industry. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Canadian Electrical Wholesaler
linegoyette@kerrwil.com


CHANGING SCENE

Energy Star Awards 3 Utilities Among Recipients of the 2015 Energy Star Awards
Manitoba Hydro, PowerStream and Hydro-Québec appear among 13 winners of this year's Energy Star Market Transformation Award winners at an event held in Kenora, ON. The awards are presented to utilities, manufacturers, retailers, associations and home builders who have demonstrated exemplary performance in developing and promoting the most energy-efficient products and homes in the market.
Hammond Hammond Power Solutions Wins Excellence in Business Award
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce has chosen Hammond Power Solutions as the winner of the Excellence in Business (50+ employees) Award.

Opinion: Global Warming

Deniers Beware

By Jim Taggart
Global Warming It's time to stop debating climate change and start doing something about it. Whether man-made or a natural process, global warming is a reality. Even if you remain one of the diehard sceptics who refuse to believe that global warming will harm the ecosystem, you cannot deny the fact that we are all facing more unusual climate conditions... Read More

Best Practices: Business

How Healthy is Your Business?

By Paul Eitmant
Healthy Business Sometimes we need to go back to basics. After 40 plus years in the electrical industry I find it interesting that even the biggest and best companies seem to drift away from the basic concept. When someone asks: How's business? Do you really know what to say? Read More

Human Resources

Multiple Generations in the Workforce

By Michelle Branigan
Multi Generational Workforce "Managing multi-generational workforces is an art in itself. Young workers want to make a quick impact, the middle generation needs to believe in the mission, and older employees don't like ambivalence. Your move." Read More

Looking Back

Suppliers Director Started 1967

Suppiers Directed The year 1967 started with the approval of a deficit budget. Income was estimated at $29,000 for membership dues and $3,000 for income from investments. Total income $32,000… Read More

One Particular Counter

Fort Saskatchewan Now Open!

Fort Saskatchewan Vallen opened its doors to a new branch in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in May 2015. "Expanding Vallen to Fort Saskatchewan was never questioned even in this cautious market," says Rob Bienvenu Regional Director at Vallen. Christine Hardy… Read More

Economy: Trade

Canada-U.S. Electricity Trade Increases

Canada US Trade Canadian electricity trade with the United States is increasing, providing more economic and reliability benefits to both countries. Although the amount of electricity exported from Canada is a small part of the overall U.S. power supply… Read More

Economy: Construction

New Housing Construction Up in May Year over Year

Construction Spending on new housing construction totalled $3.9 billion in May, up 2.0% from the same month a year earlier. The increase came mostly from higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium building construction, up 12.8% to $1.3 billion… Read More

EVENTS CALENDAR

Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

SEGE 2015: IEEE Int'l Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering
August 17-19
Oshawa, ON

BITAC Global
New York, NY
August 30-September

Int'l Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) Canada Conference
Aug 31-Sept 2
Winnipeg, MB

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