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2017 Ideal Supply Northern Trade Show

On April 27, 2017, Ideal Supply hosted its Northern Trade Show in Barrie, ON. The Southern show will be held in Stratford, On May 10-11. Ideal focused on celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary alongside its wide range of vendors advertising and selling the newest electrical and automotive technology.

 

 

Ideal Supply

StudyTechnological change has often been the cause of major market disruption.

Consumers tend to benefit from these kinds of disruptions through improved service levels or radically lower prices. Manufacturers have the potential and often the resources to lead the transition towards a completely different market environment. Wholesalers and distributors, however, have fewer means to drive changes themselves. They face the risk of being squeezed on multiple sides by demanding digital customers, changing value chains resulting from new digital competitors, and strong manufacturer brands.

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Vimy RidgeMcCarten

One hundred years ago, on the 9th of April, 1917, Canadian military units — under the direction of Canadian generals — ventured up a hill in France. The hill is known as Vimy Ridge. .

The mission to take the ridge from the Germans was successful. Its significant location helped turn the war. The victory that came was a boost to the allied troops and helped crystallize who Canada was as a nation.

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Changing Scene

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Kendra Smith will be joining the company’s Nationals Accounts team as the Key Accounts ...
Blueway has been added as a division within Sonepar Ontario, reporting directly to Sonepar Ontario ...
Pilz Canada has added Marcus Graham to its family. Marcus is now serving a wide base of customers ...
Christopher Balleine has been appointed Stelpro’s Sales Representative, Maritimes, ...
Based in Ottawa, Lafontaine will be responsible for building on Schneider Electric’s ...
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 ...
I met with Shoynear Morrison at the Lumen show in Montreal this past April — a welcomed ...
LEDVANCE GmbH, a new legally independent lamp manufacturing company born out of the former Osram ...
Murray Chamney is everywhere. He is involved in all initiatives, is active in the business ...
Many Millennials join our industry by indirect routes or by chance. Not so for Jonathan Clarke, who ...
Intermatic is a North American family-owned energy control company celebrating its 125th year in ...

Looking Back

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  Electrical distributors must remain in both the electronic and electrical ends of the ...
  The public’s strong interest in energy-saving products should continue in the ...
  Even in a principally agricultural province like Saskatchewan, the impact of electronics ...
Electrical distribution companies operating in British Columbia will continue to get larger while ...
Golden anniversaries are celebrated by the mature, and our industry is allowed to celebrate ...
The last 50 years have been exciting ones for the electrical industry but they won’t compare to ...
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 ...

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