Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Mar 7, 2019

Best Managed CompaniesAt least 17 privately-owned companies in Canada’s electrical industry continue to earn Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards. Presented by Deloitte, the program recognizes best-in-class Canadian, privately-owned and managed companies with annual revenues over $15 million.

This year’s companies attribute their success to an increased focus on investment in technology and talent, innovation, and cross-border business. Best Managed winners also make future planning a priority by actively identifying and preparing for new challenges on the horizon. According to a recent Deloitte study, Outlast and outperform, companies that make choices with a view toward long-term success have average revenues 47 per cent higher than those that do not.


“Every year the bar set by this elite roster of Best Managed companies is raised higher,” says Peter E. Brown, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “Now 26 years since the program’s inception, Best Managed companies are taking their successes global. Not only are winners securing Canada’s place on the world stage, they’re also proving to be more productive and sustainable across borders.”

Here’s a list of winners from Canada’s electrical industry.

Best Managed winners (first year)
    •  Eddy Group Limited

Best Managed winners (2+ years)
    • Daltco Electric
    • Electrozad Supply Company Limited

Gold Standard winners (4-6 consecutive years)
    • Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited
    • Integral Energy Services Ltd.
    • Mulvey & Banani International Inc.
    • Powerline Plus Ltd.
    • Stelpro
    • The K-Line Group of Companies

Platinum Club winners (7+ consecutive years)
    • Alliance Energy Ltd.
    • B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
    • Deca Cables
    • E.B. Horsman & Son
    • E.C.S. Electrical Cable Supply Ltd.
    • Houle Electric
    • Standard Products Inc.
    • Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd.


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There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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