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March 28, 2013

Nedco recycles over a million lamps through Take Back the Light

March 28, 2013 - Take Back the Light (TBTL) — a program of the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO)— congratulates Nedco for recycling over 1 million lamps through TBTL.

“It is very gratifying when our business activities support such important aspects of our every day existence. Our staff work very hard for our customers and can confidently tell their children that they make a meaningful contribution to their future and to the well-being of the planet,” said Bob Arbuckle, director of Energy Services, Nedco, adding, “Responsible sustainability will continue to have increasing importance and weigh heavier in business decisions in the future.”

Recycling over a million lamps means that Nedco’s efforts have kept over 36.4 kg of mercury from entering the environment, as well as 349,450 kg of glass, 4363 kg of metals and 5478 kg of phosphor.

“We congratulate Nedco for achieving this impressive milestone. By demonstrating such leadership, they have not only made a meaningful impact towards protecting our health and the environment, but they have also helped their customers operate more sustainably,” said Sarah Mills, program manager for Take Back the Light.

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012 - Enersource and Nedco offering businesses $1000 for lighting upgrade

March 19, 2012

Hungry For Change

March 19, 2012 – Bill Gwynne, Vice President of Nedco Canada announces May 3rd 2012 will be National “Hungry For Change” Day at Nedco. Hungry For Change is an ongoing campaign driven by volunteers from Canada’s Electrical Industry raising funds to feed vulnerable children through the Canadian Feed The Children Charity. All 96 Nedco branches across Canada will be having a breakfast or a lunch from which the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Feed The Children Charity. Together with the support of our valued manufactures, the best customers in the industry, and our dedicated employees at all locations spanning the country, we feel we can really make a difference on this day. Look for details at your local Nedco branch and come out and support this worthy cause on May 3rd.

June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011 - Nedco recognized as Community Partner to the Sustainable Kingston Plan

November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010 - Nedco Ontario is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Heliene Solar of Sault St. Marie Ontario. Heliene Solar will be an integral part of Nedco's developing renewable energy product portfolio and will allow Nedco to maintain their commitment to meeting the established domestic content requirements for Ontario's 2011 Fit and MicroFIT programs.

Heliene Solar has set up a manufacturing facility in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario where they will produce a line of high quality Monocrystalline solar panels. Heliene's strong manufacturing capabilities, and clear distribution channel strategies, along with their experience in solar markets make them an excellent partner for NEDCO and their expanding solar product portfolio.

Nedco's strength as a coast to coast leader in Canadian electrical distribution will provide Heliene with a stable and established channel to market and access to an extensive network of electrical contractors, solar installers and industrial and commercial developers.

Nedco is a leading Electrical Distributor serving Canada with 90 branches coast to coast. Nedco offers their customers a one stop shop for a wide range of quality products for solar, energy savings, communications/data, wire and cable, distribution, lighting, security and other related categories. Nedco has been serving the electrical industry in Canada since 1911.

October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010 - Bright Negawatts Inc., a leading provider of energy efficiency, conservation and demand management products and solutions, announced today it has entered into an agreement with Nedco, a division of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc., to be the national distributor of the Lumismart ILC (Intelligent Lighting Controller) in Canada.

The Lumismart ILC, developed by Toronto-based Cavet Technologies, is the first of a new class of Smart Grid-enabled lighting controllers that provide microprocessor-driven adaptive control of lighting circuits to reduce power consumption by at least 30% without replacing any existing lamps, ballasts or fixtures. Following 12 years of development, the Lumismart ILC received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certification this week and is expected to be in high demand globally as electricity prices continue to climb and as governments and utilities accelerate their focus on energy efficiency and conservation.

Lumismart ILC will be made commercially available across Canada through Nedco on November 8, 2010.

Nedco, owned and operated by Rexel Canada Electric Inc., is part of the largest electrical distribution organization in Canada. Rexel Canada is part of the Rexel group of companies, the world's leading electrical distributor, operating in 35 countries. Nedco has 90 locations across Canada and caters to the utility, industrial, commercial and electrical contractor markets with products and services concentrated on energy conservation, electrical safety and efficiency and has been in operation for 99 years. Bright Negawatts selected Nedco based on the company's geographical breadth, industry depth and its years of experience in supporting utility-sponsored programs across the country and its constant focus on emerging conservation technologies. The Lumismart ILC will be stocked and supported across Canada by Nedco, making it available to local utilities, property managers, electrical contractors, ESCOs and energy consultants.

"The timing of Lumismart ILC coming onto the market in Canada could not be better," says Mark Rodger, CEO and Founder of Bright Negawatts Inc. "Utilities, businesses and consumers are all looking for solutions to the significant ongoing increases in the cost of power. Nedco and its extensive contractor channel will be very valuable in getting the Lumismart ILC to market quickly, efficiently and safely. With our consultative approach in introducing conservation solutions to property owners, utilities and manufacturers, and Nedco's ability to execute in the field through its contractors, our two companies complement each other nicely. Both companies have a focus on delivering and supporting utility programs, a key element in conservation technology deployment."

"Our team at Nedco across the country is very excited about bringing Lumismart ILC to our customers," says Richard Ferguson Vice President of Nedco. "This solution fits very well into our strategy to bring energy conservation products to market and in supporting the utility initiated conservation programs that make them attractive to end-users. It also allows us to respond to our contractors who have been asking for more conservation products from us, based on their customers' demands. At Nedco we believe that enabling contractors to economically and effectively satisfy their customers is vital to new product success and broad market acceptance."


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