Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

January 21, 2021

Daltco Electric is the largest independent family-owned electrical distributor in Eastern Ontario, serving the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors with a full range of lighting, automation, and electrical products.

While Daltco Electric has been operating since 1977, the origins of the family business go back much further. In the mid 1800s, WB Dalton & Son operated as a wholesale distributer of hardware products. Peter’s father, John Dalton, grew up working in the family business, which had spanned seven generations – branching off in 1977 to start Daltco Electric. Peter joined his father 20-years later in 1997 to help lead the company into the next generation.

“When you run your own business, whether in a large or small town, it’s all about the people,” said Peter. “We want to be a market leader and you need people and resources to do that.”

The latter is why AD has been a key component to Daltco Electric, they have been a member since 1995. AD provides Daltco Electric, an independent company, with the resources they need to continue their impressive history and invest in their local region.

“AD, for us, is fundamental. As an independent company, having AD’s buying power, leverage and market presence adds to Daltco Electric’s capabilities, giving us significant clout with vendors and providing us additional financial power.” Which is on top of the various programs they offer with respect to training, marketing, e-commerce, and AD Rewards that Daltco Electric wouldn’t otherwise be able to acquire or participate in as an independent wholesaler. “It absolutely allows us to scale and have access to resources that would normally be prohibitive or really expensive.”

Daltco Electric has participated in the AD Rewards program since it was introduced, “it continues to be an important tool for us with some of our customers, primarily contractors, who like the points.”

It has been a challenging time with the impacts of a global pandemic, but Peter said Daltco Electric has been able to weather the storm and business has begun to pick up. As the economy comes around, they will look to continue their focus on investing in organic growth and supporting the local industry.






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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