Assembly work at Viscor. Photo: ViscorClick image to enlarge

Canada’s largest independent lighting manufacturer, Toronto-based Viscor, has been acquired by Leviton, a diversified U.S. lighting, energy management and engineering company.

Viscor specializes in LED lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial applications. The sale officially closed November 1.

The acquisition will expand Leviton's lighting and controls product offering.

Established in 1952, Viscor is family-owned, with more than 150 product families, 300 employees and a 200,000 sq. ft. facility in North York, Ont. 

"Viscor is a well known and respected lighting company in Canada with a rich and innovative history," said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton president and COO. "By adding Viscor to the Leviton family, we will be able to provide a much deeper portfolio of lighting options for our customers. Equally important, Viscor's product portfolio will be further enhanced with access to our wide variety of innovative lighting control options."

Ottawa funds NS bridge and structural steel firm

Cherubini Metal Works of Dartmouth, NS, is receiving $550,000 from the federal government to expand and buy new equipment for the fabrication of bridges and structural steel.

CME survey reveals COVID's scars on industry

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ (CME) newly released Management Issues Survey shows the impact of the global pandemic on manufacturers, including disruptions in supply chain and increased labour and skills shortages.

New university lab for advanced manufacturing

The University of Waterloo is building one of the largest university-based facilities in the world to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt AM processes for innovative and customized products.

Air Liquide to build $12 M oxygen pipeline in Ontario

Air Liquide Canada plans to build a new oxygen pipeline in Haminton, ON, with support from Horizon Utilities and the Ontario Power Authority's saveONenergy program.

Manufacturing spurs Canada's biggest job gains in 7 months

A surge in employment in the manufacturing sector helped Canada's economy gain 58,000 jobs in May, the biggest gain in employment in seven months, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

Makino joins Siemens software partner program

Makino has joined Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner program as a software and technology partner. The new agreement will enable Makino to support aircraft engine OEMs in process engineering.

Canada responds to U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

The Trump administration’s June 1 imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum entering the U.S. from Canada and other G7 countries has led to tit-for-tat counter-tariffs from Canada, and left observers wondering if an all-out trade war is looming – or already underway.

Cavalier acquires Mold Services Intl.

Windsor-based mould maker Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd. has acquired Mold Services Intl. (MSI), which makes single material plastic injection molds and SMC compression molds in a facility in Oldcastle, Ont., just outside of Windsor.

Absolute gets North American exclusive for Precihole

Absolute Machine Tools, Lorain, OH, has been appointed the exclusive North American (including Canada) importer for deep hole drilling machines from Precihole Machine Tools Ltd., based in Mumbai, India.

Bystronic names Landmark Western Canadian distributor

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has named Landmark Solutions as the exclusive distributor of Bystronic products in Alberta and British Columbia.

KPU welding instructor awarded for teaching excellence

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal, a welding instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been named the 2018 Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award recipient by the American Welding Society.

Canadian machine tool distributor gets additive machine line

Specialty grinding machinery and equipment distributor Machine Tool Systems, Toronto, ON, is getting into the additive manufacturing business with the EOS line of machines for metals and plastics. The distributor will represent EOS in Ontario and Quebec.

Elliott Matsuura to distribute FANUC machines

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has signed an agreement with Methods Machine Tools Inc. to sell Fanuc Robocut and Robodrill machines in Canada.

B.C. flooding affected 28% of manufacturing plants: StatsCan

Despite the gains in manufacturing sales observed for November, supply chain issues continued to impact production in many industries key to job shops, including transportation. Moreover, floods in British Columbia further exacerbated the situation.

Platinum reps Henninger Speed Increasers in NA

Platinum Tooling is now importing and distributing Henninger Speed Increasers for the North American market.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn