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Message From The Editor

An expanding industrial and manufacturing market?

We all know that economic predictions vary from one expert to another. While many experts may agree, others contradict each other. On some subjects, however, experts are almost unanimous. So it is with the new industrial and manufacturing boom taking place in certain sectors. Some emerging trends are highlighted in this issue by our experts and contributors, who are applying new analytical concepts such as sustainable development. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor  

Changing Scene

Changing Scene EFC Names William C. Smith 2017 Industry Recognition Award Recipient
Bill Smith, President, Electrozad Supply Company Limited, was honoured with Electro-Federation Canada's 2017 Industry Recognition Award at the organization's Annual General Meeting on April 12...
Changing Scene Stelpro Signs Exclusive Agreement with Bonneville Homes
Quebec-based Stelpro and Industries Bonneville have signed a partnership agreement to install Stelpro products in all models of engineered homes built by Industries Bonneville.
Changing Scene Hubbell Canada Welcomes Tony Scarcella
Tony Scarcella has joined Hubbell Canada's Western Canada sales team…
Tools For The Trade


A Noble Gesture Can Result in Sales

By Rick McCarten
Editorial Utilities in Ontario and other parts of Canada are putting forth rebate incentives to reduce the use of electricity. A noble gesture, but in Ontario's case this comes at a time when the utilities have abundant capacity. If you use this approach in business, why should a company try and reduce sales when they have a warehouse full of unsold goods? But if we take a closer look at this gesture, we begin to understand that perhaps utilities are doing themselves, and us, a favour. Read More

Best Practices

10 Trends for the Industrial Automation and Control Market

By David Gordon
Editorial According to manufacturers and distributors in many parts of North America, the industrial market appears to be turning. Growth is coming back. Last year Bill Lyndon, who has been involved in the industrial automation and control market for almost 45 years and is the principal of Applied Marketing Concepts, talked to a wide range of users, suppliers and industry consultants while attending over 20 industry conferences and related events. Here are his 10 industrial automation and control trends for 2017. Read More

Market Trends

Sustainability, Energy Concerns, COP22 Engagement and Disruption to the Power Supply Model — Manufacturing Today

By Carolina Gallo
Editorial There is great opportunity in the technology revolution now taking place. This is happening in a context of sustainability, energy concerns, COP 22 engagement and disruption to the power supply model as well as the fourth industrial revolution. A brave new world in the meshing of the digital world of people and machines as Internet meets production. Read More

Best Practices

3 Big Benefits of Having an Emergency Opening Service for Customers

Editorial Murphy's Law states that "expect the worst to happen at the worst possible time." Contractors and other service industry professionals know this better than anyone else. However, it is not usually possible for contractors and service professionals to carry every single possible part or product necessary to help fix any possible emergency problem. Here are three benefits of having an emergency opening service for these contractors and service professionals. Read More

One Particular Counter

Lumen Opens Ottawa West Branch

Editorial Lumen has opened its 36th branch, in Ottawa, Ontario. The new facility is located at 1050 Baxter Road, Unit 2, and the team at the branch will be led by Branch Manager Bruce Perron. Read More


Single Family Homes Lead 2.5% Decline in February's Building Permits

Editorial Canadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in February, down 2.5% from January. Ontario and Alberta led the five provinces that reported declines in February. The national decrease resulted mainly from lower construction intentions for single-family dwellings and institutional structures. Read More


Electrical, Lighting, and Wiring Product Manufacturing Median Salary by Gender: Canada-USA Comparison

American men lead American women by 14%; both lead Canadian men and women by even more. Read More

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