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VIDEO: “The top electrical safety people in the world” attend IEEE’s ESW

September 7, 2014 - “The top electrical safety people in the world” attend IEEE’s ESW, explained Hugh Hoagland, chair of the 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop, when Anthony Capkun (EBMag’s editor) recently caught up with him at the Kinectrics…

VIDEO: InfraCanada opens your eyes to IR opportunities

September 5, 2014 - Touted as Canada’s only facility maintenance & infrared imaging conference, InfraCanada is travelling across Canada to open your eyes to a new world of opportunities with infrared cameras.

VIDEO & Photos: Electro-Federation Canada Golf Tournament 2014

August 21, 2014 - It was a great day on the course yesterday as EBMag attended the 14th annual Electro-Federation Canada Golf Tournament. The event also saw Team Canada (members from EFC) and Team USA (members from NAED, the National…

Industry News

Are you up to relighting Niagara Falls? RFQ issued

October 25, 2014 - The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to investigate new lighting technology and capabilities to improve the overall illumination of both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.

Adam Tappe, PEARL’s first certified electrical reconditioning tech

October 24, 2014 - The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) has certified Adam Tappe, a 22-year veteran at National Switchgear, as its first Level 1 electrical reconditioning certified technician.

SNC-Lavalin names Dumas to EVP Hydro, Power group

October 23, 2014 - SNC-Lavalin has named Marie-Claude Dumas executive vice-president, Hydro, for the company’s Power group, effective immediately. Based in Montreal, Que., and reporting to Power president Alexander (Sandy) Taylor, Dumas is responsible for growing the business in Canada and “key” international markets.

GALLERY: Affiliated Distributors North American Meeting (Oct 2014) Chicago, Ill.

October 22, 2014 - Earlier this month, EBMag was pleased to attend Affiliated Distributors’ (AD) 2014 Electrical Supply Division North American Meeting in Chicago, which was the largest to date, welcoming over 1000 attendees—including 173 first-timers—from over 390 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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EB Launches Distribution & Supply Magazine

Aurora, Ont., March 2009 — Electrical Business is pleased to introduce Distribution & Supply magazine, the long-awaited independent voice of Canada’s electrical channel.

COUNTER INTELLIGENCE (October 2008)

Training is not optionalBy Oliver PostTraining is certainly on the minds of everyone in business these days. Every industry is changing just a bit faster than it used to, and the proliferation of products and technologies that are the result mean that everyone must pay special attention to the products…

Electrical Business Goes DIGITAL

Aurora, Ont., October 2008 — Electrical Business is pleased to announce it now offers a fully functional and interactive Digital Edition of current issues. When readers visit EBMag.com, they can click on the Digital Edition link (top of Left Navigation Menu) to start enjoying the benefits of live links, quick…

Scott T. Hamilton joins the Electrical Business Team

Aurora, Ont., September 2008 — Electrical Business magazine, Canada’s national electrical industry publication, is pleased to introduce its newest team member.Scott Tyler Hamilton has chosen to intern with Electrical Business as a writer before returning to McGill University in September 2009, where he intends to enroll in a Masters of…

Products

Test drive an EV with BC Hydro and EMC

October 24, 2014 - For anyone curious about electric vehicles (EVs), BC Hydro—in conjunction with Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and Plug-In BC—is providing you with a chance to get behind the wheel of one.

GE debuts Multilin 869 motor protection system

October 23, 2014 - GE has announced the Multilin 869 motor protection system designed for the protection, control and management of medium and large induction and synchronous motors.

Fluke 830 alignment tool shortens motor shaft evaluation

October 23, 2014 - In three steps, the Fluke 830 laser shaft alignment tool claims to deliver precise shaft condition measurements and actionable results that, along with other predictive maintenance measurements, enable users to increase machine life.

Klein foam wire pulling lubricant promises no stains or drips

October 23, 2014 - “An electrician can spend hours applying traditional wire pulling lubricant and then cleaning up the mess it leaves behind,” says Dave Mueller, senior product manager at Klein Tools.

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Bill C-8 and counterfeits: “Something is better than nothing”

October 3, 2014 - Canada has passed Bill C-8 a.k.a. the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (still to get through Senate) but what, in practical terms, does that mean for anyone? EBMag reached out to national (if not international) counterfeit expert Lorne Lipkus of Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP to help us…

Businesses must stop hoarding and start spending

September 26, 2014 - Earlier this week, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) conducted its 2014 Economic Forecast Day, where the organization brought in a several economists to talk about the state of affairs—domestically and internationally—in an attempt to help member businesses make informed decisions.

Please help YWCA Toronto place 22 students

July 29, 2014 - I recently learned the YWCA Toronto—in partnership with Centennial College—is running a 34-week Pre-Apprenticeship Electrician Training Program for women to give them a chance at a career in the skilled trades, and the students need your help!

How to pick a (scholarship) winner

July 17, 2014 - Earlier this week, I had the opportunity and pleasure to again be a part of the committee that chooses the lucky recipients of scholarships from the numerous applications sent in to the 2014 Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Scholarship Program... and I believe we picked worthy candidates.

Safety

RECALL: Philips 12A19 EnduraLED due to shock hazard

October 22, 2014 - Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority is notifying you that Philips Lighting Canada has announced a voluntary recall of the EnduraLED, product code 409946 12A19/END/800LM/2700/120V DIM with manufacturing date code 2L.

Eaton aims to combat counterfeiting with laser-etched labels

October 21, 2014 - Laser-etched labels will be featured on Eaton’s moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) in an effort to combat counterfeiting and promote product authentication, says the company.

Carbon monoxide alarms now mandatory in Ontario homes

October 15, 2014 - Ontario says it is taking another step to keep families and homes in the province safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes.

Codes & Standards

ZigBee president NOT happy with Chinese “rogue player”

October 21, 2014 - ZigBee president & CEO Tobin J.M. Richardson today issued an alert to alliance members and interested stakeholders regarding a Chinese company named Wulian (also operating under the name Nanjing IoT) that “has been misrepresenting itself as the ZigBee Alliance in China and other areas, despite the…

NEMA publishes Products and Standards Guide 2015 Ed.

October 17, 2014 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) published the 2015 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), which lists NEMA’s electrical standards as well as a directory of manufacturers and their products.

BICSI publishes 4th Ed. Electronic Safety and Security Design

July 24, 2014 - BICSI—an association supporting the information and communications technology (ICT) industry—has released the 4th edition of its Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual (ESSDRM).

ISO publishes international standard 50002 for energy audits

July 23, 2014 - The International Standards Organization (ISO) says a number of companies and organizations have already integrated an energy management system to reduce consumption. Now they can take this exercise a step further with ISO 50002:2014, an international standard on energy audit.

Energy & Power

Alstom, DCNS to develop floating offshore wind turbine

October 24, 2014 - Alstom and DCNS have signed a partnership agreement to develop and commercialize a 6MW semi-submersible floating offshore wind turbine by 2017.

Leviton debuts VerifEye 4000 industrial-class smart meter

October 23, 2014 - Leviton has expanded its line of VerifEye submetering solutions with the 4000 Industrial ModBus smart meter.

Hydro One’s upgraded Lambton-Longwood transmission line complete

October 23, 2014 - Hydro One announced today that the upgrade of a transmission circuit between Lambton transformer station (TS) and Longwood TS in southwestern Ontario is complete. The $25-million investment refurbished 36 tower foundations, replaced the circuit with a higher capacity wire and replaced insulators along the line.

Rexel Solar Energeasy program recognized for innovation

October 22, 2014 - After launching its Solar Energeasy program back in June, the Rexel Group’s global marketing approach to solar photovoltaic services won a 2014 Solar Industry Award in the Industry Development category. Congratulations!

Careers

Ontario appoints reviewer Tony Dean for College of Trades

October 23, 2014 - Ontario is appointing former secretary of cabinet and head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean, to review “key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system” that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.

SaskPower takes “unique approach to training more power engineers locally”

October 21, 2014 - “This is a unique approach to training more power engineers locally that will provide students with a career option that’s rewarding and close to home,” said SaskPower president and CEO Robert Watson.

EB CAREERS: Marnoch seeks project coordinator, construction estimator

October 21, 2014 - Founded in 1990, Marnoch Facilities Maintenance is a multi-trade, full-service contractor specializing in various commercial services. It currently has two openings for a full-time: Project Coordinator and Construction Estimator/Project Manager

EB CAREERS: Marnoch hiring 3 electricians

October 20, 2014 - Marnoch Facilities Maintenance—a commercial multi-trade contractor in business for more 20 years—currently has an opening for a full-time: Electrician (3 positions: East Toronto, Greater Toronto Area, and Cambridge)