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Volume 3 • Issue 1


The year will be filled with surprises and we'll be there with you

The year 2015 ended with mixed messages on the Canadian economy. In this issue, manufacturers and distributors talk about these messages and offer their perspectives on 2016. Important agreements for our industry have been reached or are about to be. Read articles on the TPP and COP21 in this issue. We will this year again continue to analyze with our colleagues various economic issues affecting our industry. Follow us live on Twitter @CEWnewsletter and join us on LinkedIn @Canadian Electrical Wholesaler. Wishing you a great year filled with success. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor,  


Stinson Southwire Richard Stinson Named CEO of Southwire Company
Effective January 1, Stinson became Southwire's fourth CEO in its 65-year history. He succeeds Stu Thorn, who led the company's day-to-day operations for 16 years…
Phillips Philips North American Shifts to Carbon Neutral
Philips aims to use 100% renewable energy for its North American operations by the end of 2016, a major step toward its 2020 carbon neutrality ambitions announced last week at COP21. The 2016 goal would reduce its carbon footprint by 125,000 metric tons yearly, the equivalent of CO2 produced by over 26,000 cars in one year...
Danfoss Danfoss Appoints Head of Sales & Business Development for Heating Business
Miha Kavcic is Danfoss's new head of sales and business development in North America. The company's business within the heating market includes energy-saving hydronic balancing and control, electric heating, and combined heat and power solutions…


The Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Jim Taggart
Trans Pacific Partnership On October 5, 2015, the Government of Canada, along with 11 other national governments, announced the conclusion of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a comprehensive international trade agreement that provides Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) members with preferential access to a market of 792 million people and a combined GDP of CDN$28.1 trillion (or close to 40% of the global economy). EFC has been an advocate for Canada's participation in the TPP negotiations and believed that we could not afford to be left out of this important deal. Canada's prosperity is intimately tied to its ability to compete internationally... Read More

Virtual Roundtable

Electrical Industry Leaders' Insights on 2015 and 2016, Part 1

Industry Round Table As 2015 drew to a close, we asked five industry leaders for their perspective on key topics affecting our industry and the Canadian economy last year and in the year ahead: Bill Hammond, CEO, Hammond Power Solutions, Juan Macias, President, Schneider Electric Canada, David Nathaniel, CEO, Standard CEO, Nathalie Pilon, CEO, ABB Canada, and Dave Syer, VP, Vendor Relations and Business Development, Sonepar Canada. Here's what they told us... Read More


The Next Wave of Presidents/Managers in Our Industry

By Paul Eitmant
Business Manager After 40 plus years in our industry and having the time to look back on changes in management during this time period. I see some interesting points of interest in our future. I came across an article while researching this topic that discusses issues our industry needs to address: "Boom, Bust and Economic Headaches." The reality of an aging work force means succession planning is becoming more and more important for businesses, the article says. "You're not going to get someone out of school that possesses the knowledge that our people have. It takes some planning…" Read More


How COP21 Will Affect the Global Energy Industry

COP 21 A generally positive response to COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, has lent renewed momentum to discussions in every industry on how to meet this latest set of goals, as well as their implications on business and the global economy. In a new corporate statement of commitment by Schneider Electric, the company explores possible implications of COP21 on the global energy industry. Here are 10 possible effects... Read More

Looking Back

CEDA and Statistics 1972

CEDA Jasper Introduction of the Performance Analysis Report (PAR Survey) was considered a milestone in the association's statistical gathering activities in that it gave members for the first time the opportunity to compare their operating figures (anonymously) with those of other distributors. Plus, a notable new member... Read More

Intelligent Buildings

10 Trends to Watch in 2016 and Beyond

Intelligent Buildings Expect building owners to invest in solutions embodying the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, says Navigant Research. Factors driving demand for intelligent building solutions include shifting customer demands, climate change mitigation and sustainability goals, power reliability and resiliency concerns, and budget constraints. In response, the scalable, secure, and open platforms of these solutions are generating cost savings, enabling energy efficiency and sustainability improvements, and enhancing occupant satisfaction... Read More


October Electricity Demand Drops 2.8% YOY

Darlington Nuclear Canada's demand for electricity declined 2.8% in October from the same month in 2014 to 40.7 million megawatt hours (MWh). Meanwhile, electricity generation decreased 0.7% to 44.7 million MWh, largely driven by declines in Ontario. Exports of electricity to the United States rose nearly 20% to 4.6 million MWh, primarily driven by larger exports from Manitoba and British Columbia... Read More


GDP Unchanged in October: Gains Offset by Declines

Economy GDP Jan 2016 Real gross domestic product was unchanged in October, after falling 0.5% in September. Gains in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction as well as the public sector were offset by declines in manufacturing, utilities and retail trade. Read More

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