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EHRC CEO Michelle Branigan and Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) co-founders, Rebecca Black and ...
Current, powered by GE, has acquired Daintree Networks, an industrial internet provider of building ...
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As a distributor considering participating in a supplier’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program, ...
It is always interesting to see manufacturers develop new products for the electrical industry. ...
With the advent of the Internet we can now see three distinct forms of sales: retail sales, ...
There are really only two ways to increase sales: sell to new customers or sell more products to ...
Jigsaw’s SPA Control platform is the first contract management system that encompasses the entirety ...
Canada generated 48.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in October 2013, up 1.1% from the ...

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%).

The proportion of underground activity to GDP has been stable since 2002. The highest proportion was 2.7% in 1994, while the lowest was 2.2% in 2000.

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20/20 Vision

Emerging technology, demographic shifts, volatile economic conditions, and changing customer expectations have all created new challenges and opportunities within Canada’s electrical industry, notes Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in its just-released research report, 20/20 Vision: The Future of the Canadian Electrical Contractor. “All players within the electrical industry will be challenged to adjust their business strategies to keep pace with new market demands.”

The report examines changing trends from the perspective of the organization’s largest customer segment — electrical contractors. The findings offer insight on the strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats that Canadian electrical contractors are experiencing due to the emergence of a number of factors. Among the findings...

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Changing Scene

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Stibo Systems’ Master Data Management (MDM) platform will power the Industry Data Exchange ...
Effective August 2, Liteline Corporation will be moving to a new facility in Richmond Hill, ON. ...
Thomas & Betts Canada has announced the winners of the Star Teck fittings “Win a garage ...
Rudy Provoost, chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Rexel, announced on January 20 that ...
In March 2014, Robertson Electric Wholesale will open its sixth branch to service London, ON and ...
Kevin Mallory, VP and GM of Hubbell Canada LP, recently announced the promotion of Steve Fraser to ...
Canada’s exports continued to expand and helped grow the economy in 2012 despite a global ...
Power management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE ...
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued a call for entries for its first annual marketing ...
Greenlee has announced several promotions within its sales and marketing structure, with the ...

Peers & Profiles

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François Anquetil? You’ll never get him to sit down for an interview, people told me. He’s too ...
Patrick Deschamps, father of a 10-year-old girl, was recently appointed Vice President of ...
Jason Prevost is National Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals Network. ...
One Laplante brother, Paul, arrived in 1978 in the family business founded by their father in 1955; ...
The career of Stanpro’s Executive Vice-President reflects the path of someone who has pursued a ...
You will read in this profile musings from a corporate leader on managing, sharing success with ...
Swati Patel is proud of the successes she has achieved so far...    
He is new to the world of Schneider Electric, but not to the industry...    
David Beron is a professional engineer, holder of a MBA, and Vice President of RAB Design Lighting ...
At the age of 30, Lina Rishmawi, a professional electrical engineer, is Senior Account Manager... ...

François Anquetil

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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.

To start, I address the issue of time. “Yes, I am organized and results oriented, it is a management choice. We have 2,000 employees in Canada, 105 branches, 5 major divisions, 5 executive committees, more than a dozen people who relate directly to me, and I try to meet with all other organizational levels (sales, logistics, marketing, etc.) to go into a bit more detail, discuss ideas for the next generation, retail challenges… I travel so much. I pay attention to my time, but there is always room for improvisation. I like the open door concept.”

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Looking Back

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At the January 1976 meeting of the Board of Directors, the title of the association’s manager was ...
History was made. For the first time a woman, Mrs. Jeannine Wood, was elected CEDA President... ...
The lack of a strong public image had been an ongoing concern for the association, and at the ...
The benefit and financial viability of CEDA Current continued to be an issue...    
Introduction of the Performance Analysis Report (PAR Survey) was considered a milestone in the ...
Recruiting and retaining members has long been a concern for the association, but the problem ...
One indication of CEDA’s expanding sphere of influence was the creation of “CEDA Current,” a trade ...
The pros and cons of joining the Canadian Electrical Association were first considered in 1969: no ...
1968 was an introspective period for CEDA...    
The year 1967 started with the approval of a deficit budget...    

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