Canadian Electrical Industry News Week




Throughout their long history as an independent electrical distributor, Electrozad has stayed true to their company motto: “The House That Service Built.”

Along with offering a full range of electrical products from some of the industry’s premier manufacturers, Electrozad also offers a full compliment of solutions from automation to lighting, as well as technical services to support the future of smart manufacturing. These solutions have been facilitated by their in-house experts across multiple industry segments and their partnerships with leading industry companies, like Rockwell Automation.

Aside from Electrozad’s commitment to high-level service, plus their extensive product and solutions offerings, another key to their longevity is their strong corporate culture, which is centred around the vision of company founder, Joseph Ozad; and Bryan Smith, former Chairman of the Board. Even today, as one of Ontario’s largest independent distributors, Electrozad maintains the feel of a family business.

Since joining AD in 1993, Electrozad has been capitalizing on the partnership’s help to stay true to their entrepreneurial values, while competing in the modern marketplace. “Affiliated Distributors has certainly played a role in the success of Electrozad becoming a stronger independent sales and marketing company,” explains Electrozad President, William C. Smith. “AD provides the vehicle--or should I say, the opportunities--to help grow our sales and profits through their network of first in class suppliers, distributors, and service providers, along with a variety of professional and cost-effective programs that are offered to the members.”

Introduced in 2013, the recently revamped and improved AD Rewards Program has been a great tool in reinforcing Electrozad’s well established brand.

“Increasing customer retention through the rewards program has helped increase profits; since loyal customers already trust our brand, it gives them a reason to spend more with Electrozad,” explained VP of Sales & Marketing, James Taylor. “We believe the program also makes our customers feel appreciated and more connected with our brand.”

 “AD is very much a part of our culture, strategic planning, and training of our Teams. We are able to operate as local entrepreneurs, and through AD we can offer savings, services, incentives, and expertise of a multi-billion-dollar organization to our customers and staff while driving growth with our supplier partners committed to AD Affiliates,” concluded Smith.






Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion



Ideal's Stay Wired to WinIt's April, which means it's time for you to ignite your competitive spark with the a new challenge from IDEAL Nationals Canada. This month, IDEAL is asking you to show off your electrical knowledge with the most correct answers.

Five professionals and five apprentice winners will each take home a $100 VISA gift card and forged wire stripper from IDEAL.





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William (Bill) BurrBy William (Bill) Burr

Section 32 – Fire Alarm Systems, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Fire Pumps, as outlined in Rule 32-000 Scope, is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and provides additional and specific requirements for the location, installation, wiring, and protection, of

• local fire alarm systems

• permanently connected smoke and carbon monoxide alarms...

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LumenpulseBy Matthew Payette

A lighting programming and control narrative is a document that is essential to coordinate the design/construction process with a fully realized final architectural product. It defines how lighting will integrate into the space and ultimately how humans will interact with that same space.

Sometimes there is a gap between the initial visions of the designers and the final product. Other times, the final product and operation of the lighting systems is achieved but after much project management distress...

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11 Piece Insulated TorqueVario-S and SlimLine Blade Set• Individually tested to 10,000 volts AC and rated to 1,000 volts AC for safety and peace of mind.

• Meets VDE testing standards for protection against arc flash explosion.

• Torque accuracy of +/- 6% for confidence in precise tolerances.

• 33% narrower blade shafts for reaching deep set terminal block fasteners.

• Direct-molded insulation for protection against electrical shock and arc flash explosion.

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Jo Istanbul Four Seasons ABy Owen Hurst

Recently, Electrical Industry Canada has developed a relationship with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-for-profit group developing resources and networking potential for women and all working or planning to work within the renewable energy sector. Aside from being the WiRE President & CEO, Joanna Osawe is the Global Business Development Manager of Major Projects for DMC Power Inc.

EIN sat down with Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the substantial benefits it provides. Joanna is very personable and open regarding her career and her ambition, as well as the opportunities she is developing for women nationally and globally. 

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