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ISSUE Insight: EBMag April 2015

CHECK OUT the April 2015 edition of Electrical Business!

ISSUE Insight: EBMag March 2015

CHECK OUT the March 2015 edition of Electrical Business!

VIDEO: The time to invest is now... in Industry 4.0

April 1, 2015 - While at Siemens Canada’s “Tough is Coming to Town” March 2015 debut of solutions for industrial applications—the Digital Factory—EBMag learned of the so-called fourth Industrial Revolution a.k.a. Industry 4.0. Interestingly, we learned how Industry 4.0, Siemens…

Industry News

Congratulations to Canada's Greenest Employers 2015!

April 22, 2015 - A number of industry players received gold—or should we say green—stars this Earth Day after being named to Canada's Greenest Employers for 2015.

Greg Galluccio named MaxLite vice-president of product management, engineering

April 22, 2015 - MaxLite has appointed Greg Galluccio, an executive with more than 30 years of electrical industry experience, as vice-president of product management and engineering.

EPCOR president and CEO David Stevens to retire

April 21, 2015 - The president & CEO of EPCOR Utilities Inc., David Stevens, is retiring, but will remain in his position as the board initiates the recruitment process for his replacement.


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.


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, 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…


Altec launches new fiberglass bodies for spring 2015

April 27, 2015 - Altec Inc. has announced their new fiberglass utility and service bodies.

Dewalt improves small angle grinders with DWE402 and DWE402N

April 27, 2015 - When it comes to grinding and beveling steel, grinding welds, cutting pipe and steel plate and concrete surface prep, Dewalt says its new 4 ½-in. small angle grinders (DWE402 and DWE402N) have you covered.

Universal expands Everline family with Class 2 UNV, 347V drivers

April 27, 2015 - Universal Lighting Technologies has launched two new Class 2 UNV and 347V Everline LED driver families (compact and linear) with tunable constant power output.


What do drug dealers and nuclear power operators have in common?

February 11, 2015 - I came home from today’s Ontario Energy Network luncheon feeling pumped about Canada’s nuclear power legacy.

Canada’s National Flag turns 50!

February 11, 2015 - This coming Sunday, Canada’s national flag turns 50!

Time for the ultimate phone upgrade!

January 5, 2015 - Our friends at Samsung want EBMag readers to enjoy the latest and greatest in smartphones for the professional tradesperson with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. Built to military spec and IP67-rated, this smartphone resists salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shock.


Electrocuted worker bypassed safety protocols—Duke on the hook

April 20, 2015 - Christopher Lee Dasher—a 36-year-old Duke Energy Florida Inc. worker—was testing and repairing electrical transformers at a substation in Reddick, Fla., when he was electrocuted by more than 10,000 volts.

NB Power employees achieve safety milestone

April 20, 2015 - NB Power says its employees at the Coleson Cove Generating Station have reached 10 years of safe electricity production without a lost-time accident.

Can’t miss Hi-Vis UltraSoft workwear by Westex

April 17, 2015 - Brace yourselves: it’s bright yellow coming down the runway. Westex brings you the newest high visibility product line featuring UltraSoft flame and arc resistant fabric.

Expanded RECALL: Maison, Noma, Rona and UPM line-voltage thermostats

April 16, 2015 - Health Canada has published an expanded recall of the one announced January 2011 involving certain line-voltage thermostats that may overheat, emit smoke and damage the wall, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Codes & Standards

New additions to the IEEE 3000 Standards Collection for April 2015

April 9, 2015 - IEEE has approved four new standards in the IEEE 3000 Standards Collection for Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (formerly IEEE Color Books), which sets guidelines and establishes standards for power generation and distribution.

Young electrotechnology pros sought for SCC trip to Minsk, Belarus

March 14, 2015 - Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is calling all young electrotechnology professionals for a chance to win a trip to the 6th Annual International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals workshop in Minsk, Belarus.

Fire, energy and building codes cleared for Alberta adoption

March 6, 2015 - The regulations that clear the way for implementing the Alberta Building Code 2014, National Energy Code for Buildings 2011, Part 9 changes for energy efficiency and Fire Code 2014 were passed by the Alberta Provincial Cabinet. (Thanks to ECAA [Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta] for the…

UL 943 GFCI standard being changed to address auto-monitoring

January 31, 2015 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) along with Underwriters Laboratories announced changes to UL 943 Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)—a tri-national, harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520—that will take effect June 29, 2015.

Energy & Power

Gartner acknowledges Schneider a leader in Magic Quadrant for ADMS - 2015

April 24, 2015 - For the second consecutive year, the Gartner Magic Quadrant—a source for competitive comparisons in the information technology industry—has named Schneider Electric a leader for Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS).

Fifth edition of EGSA's On-Site Power Generation hot off the press

April 22, 2015 - The Electrical Generating Systems Association’s (EGSA) fifth edition of On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power is complete and available for distribution and purchase.

An Okanagan first: B.C. announces new wind farms

April 22, 2015 - BC Hydro is adding new wind power to the provincial electricity grid, including two new wind farms in the Okanagan—the first ever for the region, it says.

Schneider Electric Energy Profiler Online builds on multi-solution platform

April 22, 2015 - Schneider Electric says its cloud-based Energy Profiler Online (EPO) solution keeps up in the race of demand response and customer engagement for utilities.


Bruce Power launches scholarship program for Aboriginal post-secondary students

April 24, 2015 - Bruce Power is launching a new post-secondary Aboriginal Scholarship program to support students from local Aboriginal communities.

Ontario government hikes funding for apprenticeships

April 10, 2015 - The Ontario government says it is investing an additional $55 million in three programs that support apprenticeships in the skilled trades.  

EB CAREERS: RBT Electrical seeking electricians in Brantford, Ont.

April 9, 2015 - RBT Electrical & Automation Services in Brantford, Ont. has 2-3 full-time opportunities for experienced electricians.

EB CAREERS: Shermco Industries is on a hiring spree

April 8, 2015 - Shermco Industries just announced it has 75 job openings for positions in both Canada and the States (three in Canada when we checked).