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Attend EFC’s 2016 AGM & Business Program — April 13All members are encouraged to attend Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s Annual General Meeting and Business Program, taking place at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, ON. The Board will review EFC's annual activities and objectives, and members will be asked to pass the resolution of the Board made in the past year and elect the 2016-17 Board of Directors. The official change of chairmanship will take place as well.

Prior to the AGM Program, this year's Industry Recognition Award will be presented to Bob Shapiro, Franklin Empire.  

Keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Jason Prevost, National Chair of EFC's Young Professionals Network (shown here). Prevost’s topic: Young Professionals Network — Paving the Path for Emerging Talent to Give, Gather and Grow.  

Since the launch of EFC’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) in late 2015, this fast-growing group has been instrumental in championing the new program. Led by Prevost, this network of young professionals has access to social engagement, training and education opportunities to help them give, gather and grow in our industry. Jason will provide an overview of YPN’s program developments and will share insight on how your company can become more involved and can help play a leading role in bridging generational gaps, strengthening industry programs and best practices to push this industry towards excellence in the marketplace. 

Register today: http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-efc-agm-business-program/event-summary-7190ac49c00f4298a79913f363c7cdf1.aspx?utm_source=InfoElectro+-+March+18th,+2016&utm_campaign=InfoElectro+March+18&utm_medium=email.

Liteline


With Liteline Head coach Steve Silverstein behind the bench, the team at Liteline recently took to the ice in a Toronto hockey tournament to support an annual charity event Skate for Sarah, raising money for SickKids, One Match and JCC Chai Sports.

By using the avenue of hockey and the Skate for Sarah tournament, the JCCs of Greater Toronto, along with sponsors, supporters like Liteline and friends will raise funds and awareness for some great causes.

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20/20 Vision

David Gordon

For the past couple of years the industrial segment has been “challenged.” Much of this was driven by the decline in the oil and gas market, which had a significant ripple effect. Concurrently, a strong U.S. dollar hurt exports for many OEMs and the agriculture market was soft, further hurting that segment’s equipment market.

Overall, the industrial decline significantly impacted distributors and manufacturers. And a key product category, industrial automation and control, was the most impacted. But according to manufacturers and distributors in many parts of North America, the industrial market appears to be turning. Growth, compared to last year, is coming back. Some is due to increased investment in energy projects.

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Changing Scene

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Bill Smith from Electrozad Supply Company Limited has been selected as this year’s recipient ...

Peers & Profiles

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I didn’t wake up one day and go, “I want to work for my dad!” Actually, it was ...
    Ouellet Canada is celebrating 50 years in the Electrical Heating ...
  On February 27th Lumen opened their 36th branch in Ottawa, Ontario. ...
John Baron is President of Elec-Tech Sales Ltd., a manufacturing agent with headquarters in ...
  In September 1957, Ken Gerrie opened a storefront electrical supply counter in the growing ...
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Murray Chamney is everywhere. He is involved in all initiatives, is active in the business ...
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Intermatic is a North American family-owned energy control company celebrating its 125th year in ...

Looking Back

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  Even in a principally agricultural province like Saskatchewan, the impact of electronics ...
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The ceiling that had been placed on membership fees remained a point of contention among ...
The year 1982 started on a relatively good note for electrical distributors. Sales in the first ...
An $80,000 deficit from 1979 greeted the CEDA members at the 1980 Annual General Meeting...   ...
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 ...

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