Business Briefs for the Week of April 26, 2010

Business Briefs for TÜVRheinland of North America, supplyFORCE, Lighthouse Solar

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Ottawa, has accredited TÜVRheinland of North America, Newtown, Conn., as a Special Inspection Body authorized to perform field evaluations of electrical equipment in Canada. The SCC accreditation permits TÜVRheinland to perform field inspections of electrical equipment and apply approval labels to systems in Canada, in accordance with SPE-1000-09, Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment.


King of Prussia, Pa.-based supplyFORCE , representing the largest network of independent maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors, has been awarded a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) 51V contract from the federal government. The MRO Schedule 51V Hardware Superstore Contract GS-21F-0117W gives supplyFORCE members opportunity to service a new market and opens the doors for building long-lasting business relationships with government buyers. The supplyFORCE contract gives federal customers the opportunity to purchase more than 30,000 products from 110 distributor-members of supplyFORCE for their electrical, industrial, safety, pipe, valves and fittings, plumbing, and HVAC MRO needs.

Lighthouse Solar

Boulder, Colo.-based Lighthouse Solar has adapted a franchise business model, which provides a turnkey solution for entrepreneurs looking to enter the market and take advantage of the solar boom. Lighthouse Solar has created unique procedures and support systems that have been proven successful.

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