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Volume 3 • Issue 13

Message From The Editor

Focus on the important things

This advice is provided by Jim Taggart, and I would add to it don't rely on appearances. So says our columnist Paul Eitmant. This is not because addendas to contracts are increasingly long and detailed, but because they represent greater security for users — fine print is more prevalent than ever. Meet François Anquetil, a man who talks about the importance of direct contact in managing a company that goes from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and the need to closely follow all the indicators of an increasingly global economy. With Great Britain's recent vote to leave the European Union, Anquetil's advice is even timelier. Follow daily updates on important metals and the stock market on our site. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor  

Changing Scene

Convectair Convectair Inaugurates $3 Million Centre for Expertise and Training on Energy Conservation
On June 15, Convectair, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance electric heaters based in Quebec, officially opened its new Centre for Expertise and Training, focusing on the optimization and development of cutting-edge energy conservation technologies…
Hubbell Canada Hubbell Canada's Keith Rodel Earns CSA Group's Top Award
CSA Group has honoured Keith Rodel, Codes and Standards Manager for Hubbell Canada LP, with the 2016 John Jenkins Award, CSA Group's most prestigious honour. CSA Group presented the John Jenkins award and awards of merit to electrical industry members and others at its recent annual conference in Vancouver…
Eaton Eaton Appoints Shelly Woods Products Manager, Marketing, Electrical Canada
Effective July 5, Woods will be responsible for leading Eaton's growth for identified markets and vertical segments by providing strategic direction and leadership of assigned product lines…


Ripped Jeans

By Jim Taggart
Jim Taggart Noir When young, I wore jeans almost every day. Playing in jeans with ripped out knees was not practical — the holes would catch on everything and become a real safety hazard. Hard to climb trees and build forts with ripped out knees. To prevent further rippage and promote safety, my mother would stitch and mend them. So I must confess, I'm puzzled why the younger generation insists on wearing jeans with ripped out knees. Buying a new pair of jeans in a defective form just does not makes sense to me. But the formation of EFC's YPN group and my interaction with these fine individuals has made me realize that… Read More

Best Practices

Terms and Conditions of Sales: Today a Lawyers Dream!

By Paul Eitmant
Paul Eitmant The world is changing and the terms and conditions of sales have kept pace. The definition of terms and conditions via Wikipedia: "Terms and Conditions agreements are defined as rules that one must agree to abide by in order to use a service." There are several names for this kind of agreement, and all refer to the same agreement, to which users must agree to in order to use and access that website, mobile app, etc. Read More

Peers & Profiles

François Anquetil — Distribution Is in His DNA

By Line Goyette
Francois Anquetil François Anquetil? You'll never get him to sit down for an interview, people told me. He's too busy. However, this conversation between two francophones feels like an informal chat over a glass of wine. François Anquetil, President of Sonepar Canada and Chair of Electro-Federation Canada's Board of Directors, is engaging, and happy to share his vision of the industry. Read More

One Particular Counter

Lumen Opens Moncton, NB Branch

Lumen Sonepar Canada’s Lumen division has continued its expansion into Atlantic Canada by opening their 34th branch in Moncton, NB. The 12,000 sq ft facility is located at 1070 St George Blvd, Moncton, NB E1E 4K7 and is managed by Branch Manager, Glenn Leaman. The new branch showcases Lumen's classic open concept and features specialized services. Read More

Looking Back

The Association Grows — 1978

Looking Back CEDA, by the year 1978, had grown to represent 70 Canadian companies, with a total of more than 400 branches and annual sales of $1.4 billion. In concert with this growth, the structure of the Association was expanded. The divisions increased from five to eight, geographically defined as British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Maritime (PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), and Newfoundland. Divisions (except Ontario and Quebec) each nominated one person to serve on the Board of Directors. Ontario and Quebec were allowed two Directors each. There were to be four Directors-at large nominated by a committee. Read More

Research Report

EFC'S 20/20 Vision: The Future of the Canadian Electrical Contractor

Electrical Contractor 2020 The Canadian electrical industry has come to an important crossroad. "All players within the electrical industry will be challenged to adjust their business strategies to keep pace with new market demands," warns Electro-Federation Canada in a just-released research report, 20/20 Vision: The Future of the Canadian Electrical Contractor. The report examines changing trends from the perspective of the organization's largest customer segment — electrical contractors. Among the findings… Read More


Wholesale Sales Edge Up in April

Economy Wholesale sales edged up 0.1% to $54.8 billion in April, after two consecutive monthly declines. Gains were recorded in three of seven subsectors, led by the miscellaneous subsector. In volume terms, wholesale sales increased 0.2%. Wholesale inventories edged down for a fourth consecutive month, decreasing 0.3% to $72.2 billion, the lowest level since July 2015. Declines were recorded in four of seven subsectors, together representing 76% of wholesale inventories. Geographically, wholesale sales were up in four provinces in April, led by British Columbia. Gains were partially offset by lower sales in other provinces, led by Quebec. Read More

2013 Underground Economy Remains Stable at 2.4% of GDP

Underground Economy Underground economic activity for 2013 totalled $45.6 billion in Canada, or about 2.4% of gross domestic product (GDP). Three industries accounted for more than half of the total underground economy value added: residential construction (27.8%), retail trade (12.5%), and accommodation and food services (11.7%). Read More

April New Housing Construction Spending Up 8.4% YOY

April 2016 New Housing Stats Spending on new residential construction totalled $4.2 billion in April, up 8.4% from the same month a year earlier. Nationally, the increase was driven by higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium buildings, which rose 20.8% to $1.5 billion. Higher spending on row houses (up 14.2% to $433 million) and single-family dwellings (up 2.1% to $2.1 billion) also contributed to the advance. At the provincial level, five provinces recorded advances in new housing construction spending. Ontario led, followed by British Columbia and Quebec. Read More

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