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Leviton completes Berk-Tek acquisition

October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020 – Leviton reports it has completed its acquisition of Berk-Tek—a manufacturer of fiber optic and copper network cabling—which we reported back in July. “Customers in Canada now get the benefit of an enhanced and expanded copper and

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Avoid “technical debt” caused by outdated network infrastructure

September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020 – Forrester Research says that maintaining outdated applications and technology now consumes 70% or more of an organization’s technology budget. That’s a large chunk of money! The time, money and effort it takes to keep these systems

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RECALL: Monoprice Cat 6 bulk CMR cables due to fire hazard

September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020 – The U.S. CPSC announced a voluntary recall involving Monoprice Cat 6 ethernet bulk CMR communications cable. While designed to prevent fires from spreading between floors through risers and vertical shafts, the cables do not meet the

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Competition Bureau requires WESCO to divest its datacom and utility divisions

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 – Canada’s Competition Bureau registered a consent agreement with the Competition Tribunal to address its concerns related to WESCO International Inc.’s acquisition of Anixter International Inc., which would have combined the two largest distributors of pole line

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Leviton acquiring Berk-Tek from Nexans in $202 million US deal

July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020 – Nexans announced it is selling Berk-Tek—a manufacturer of local area network copper and fiber cables—to Leviton, in a deal valued at $202 million US. “Berk-Tek is a highly respected North American cabling company with exceptional manufacturing

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The pull and push of cabling work: Who should install cabling for PoE applications?

June 24, 2020

“Electricians were the natural choice to receive this training in those early days, but over time, other training avenues became available.”

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Bill 25 aims to stamp out metal theft in Alberta

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 – Alberta says it is taking action to crack down on metal theft by making it more difficult for criminals to sell stolen materials, and imposing tougher penalties on those who do. “The theft of copper wire

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Powering learning at Ryerson University’s largest residences

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson is a distinctly urban university with a mission to serve societal needs and a long-standing

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Hyperscale & cloud growth: conquering connector challenges

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – The explosive growth of both hyperscale and cloud services has pushed network connectivity to unprecedented levels never before experienced. This has created extraordinary demands on data center connected infrastructure capacity, challenging businesses’ ability to deliver. The

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nVent acquires “substantially all of the assets” of WBT LLC

May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020 – nVent Electric plc reports it has acquired “substantially all of the assets of WBT LLC”, a U.S.-based manufacturer of cable tray, which will become part of nVent’s Electrical & Fastening Solutions (EFS) segment, marketed as part