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Volume 3 • Issue 15

Message From The Editor

Have the dice already been thrown?

We're following with interest the presidential campaign taking place to our south. Normally, our two economies are closely linked, but as Jim Taggart reminds us in his column, we are Canadians and our market has its specificities. Recent weeks have seen purchases and groupings, particularly in the lighting industry. We will continue our reflections on the characteristics of our market and our economy. In this issue, we begin a statistical section that specifically looks at the field of electrical distribution. Good reading and follow us on Twitter @CEWnewsletter.

Line Goyette, Managing Editor  

Changing Scene

Contact Delage logo Contact Delage and GE Partner in Western Quebec
Contact Delage Inc. is partnering with General Electric Canada (GE Lighting Systems Canada), effective immediately, to represent GE Lighting in Western Quebec…
Beghelli Beghelli Appoints New National Sales Manager
Effective July 18, Justin Arghittu joined Beghelli Canada Inc. as National Sales Manage. Justin comes to Beghelli with many years of leadership in the industry…
Robertson Robertson Electric Wholesale Opens Wire and Cable Division
A new division of Robertson Electrical Wholesale, dedicated exclusively to wire and cable, now offers support in five new verticals: utility, wind and solar, traffic, transit, and communication…


We Are Canadian

By Jim Taggart
Jim Taggart Noir Owing to similarities in standards, language and business practices, the Canadian market is often treated like an extension of the U.S. sales structure. Dedicated Canadian executives, marketing and technical resources are being made redundant and are believed to be not needed to service the Canadian consumer/end-user. However, much to their surprise, these companies begin to rapidly lose Canadian market share and are forced to reverse their consolidation strategies. Read More


The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

By Paul Eitmant
Paul Eitmant I should not be surprised, but during the last few months IoT has come up more than once. I did remember the term, but I did not realize the broad impact we are facing today and in the future. Therefore, I saw the need to expand my own knowledge and pass along some important points. The reality is that the IoT allows for virtually endless opportunities and connections to take place, many of which we can't even think of or fully understand the impact of today. Security is a big issue that is oftentimes brought up. Then we have the issue of privacy and data sharing… Read More


Jonathan Clarke — Resiliency in Challenging Times

Johnathan Clarke Many Millennials join our industry by indirect routes or by chance. Not so for Jonathan Clarke, who started as an industrial apprentice electrician in the oil and gas sector. Today Jonathan is Industrial Sales Manager, Alberta Region, for Thomas & Betts. CEW asked Jonathan about personal and business challenges in his current role. "I believe the number one challenge is to…" Read More

Looking Back

Honorary Life Membership — 1979

CEDA Logo To recognize outstanding service and commitment in the field of electrical distribution, Honorary Life memberships were created. This honour was to be conferred on "those persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the electrical distribution industry and the association through active, meaningful participation in the affairs of the association: who are no longer active on a day-to-day basis within the industry." The first recipients were… Read More

Company Profile

Intermatic — An Innovative Family Business Celebrating 125 Years

Intermatic Intermatic is a North American family-owned energy control company celebrating its 125th year in business. Founded in 1891, the firm serves commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential property customers with a range of products spanning the electrical, HVACR and pool and spa markets. Offerings include time switches and controls, timers, power protection, surge protection devices, hour meters, sensors, weatherproof receptacle covers, professional lighting, consumer timers, and pool and spa controls. Read More

Survey Says

Wholesale Salaries for 7 Jobs Involving Electrical, Lighting and Wiring Products

Whole Salaries Branch managers make twice what graphic designers earn. See how 5 other jobs compare. Read More


New Housing Construction up 5% in May YOY

Economy May 2016 The increase at the national level came mainly from higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium building construction, up 17.2% year over year to $1.5 billion. Spending on row house construction also contributed to the advance, up 13.4% to $454 million. In contrast, investment in single-family dwellings was $2.0 billion, 2.6% lower than in May 2015, while spending on semi-detached dwelling construction declined 10.7% to $206 million. At the provincial level, the largest increases in new housing investment were recorded in Ontario and British Columbia. Read More


Wholesale Sales Increase in May

Wholesale May 2016 Wholesale sales rose 1.8% to $55.9 billion in May. In volume terms, wholesale sales increased 1.5%. Gains were recorded in six of seven subsectors, accounting for 88% of total wholesale sales, and were led by the motor vehicle and parts subsector. Following four consecutive declines, the building material and supplies subsector rose 1.4% to $7.4 billion. Nine provinces recorded increases. Read More


GDP Drops 0.6% in May

Economy GDP May 2016 Real gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.6% in May, the largest monthly decline since March 2009. The decrease was primarily due to lower non-conventional oil extraction, a consequence of the Fort McMurray wildfire and evacuation. Excluding the decline in the non-conventional oil extraction industry, real GDP edged down 0.1% in May. There was little evidence that the Fort McMurray wildfire significantly affected other industries at the national level. Wholesale and retail trade were up. Read More

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