Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

March 13, 2017

EFC Honourary Member Awards: Nominate Someone Today!Do you know an industry member who has greatly contributed to the Canadian electrical industry and to Electro-Federation Canada? Submit an award nomination and honour this nominee as a recognized leader in our industry.

Two Honourary Member Awards will be presented: one to a distributor and the other to a manufacturer. Nominees must be retired (or of retirement age) from the industry and formerly (or presently) with an EFC member company.

Both awards will be presented at the EFC Conference in San Diego, during the opening business program on May 31, 2017. Deadline for submissions: April 12.

Submit your nomination(s) now: http://www.electrofed.com/2016-17-efc-honourary-member-awards/.

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.

Read more: 10 trends...

 

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