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VIDEO: Four “intrepid cyclists” catch the Power2Feed spirit

As Debra Kerby, president & CEO of Canadian Feed The Children explains, “four intrepid cyclists” from Canada’s electrical industry “caught the Power2Feed spirit” and, through their efforts, were able to present the charity with a cheque of over $37,000 earlier…

VIDEO: “Advancing the [ICT] careers of our Canadian members”

September 16, 2014 - While attending BICSI’s Canadian Conference 2014 in Vancouver earlier this year, EBMag interviewed several delegates to learn more about the importance of this event to information & communications technology (ICT) professionals.

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.

Industry News

Medgar Lighting named sales agency for Universal

November 21, 2014 - Medgar Lighting Concepts Inc. has been named a Canadian sales agency for Universal Lighting Technologies Inc. (member of the Panasonic family) in southwestern Ontario, Windsor and the Niagara area.

GE opens “advanced” MCCB manufacturing lab in Connecticut

November 19, 2014 - GE’s Industrial Solutions business celebrated the grand opening of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab (AML) in Plainville, Conn., where “sophisticated robotics and automated manufacturing systems” will design and build production lines for the new GuardEon moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) platform.

FM Supply expanding from Waterloo to Stratford

November 19, 2014 - FM Supply—an independently owned electrical wholesale distributor located in Waterloo, Ont.—has announced it is opening a branch in Stratford. The new, 3000-sf facility will be designed in an open warehouse counter configuration, and is located at:

Irwin Tools asks: Are you the Ultimate Tradesman?

November 18, 2014 - Irwin Tools has expanded its efforts to raise awareness and appreciation for trade professionals by launching the Ultimate Tradesman Contest, where participants have a chance at winning one of nine monthly prizes worth up to $250 and a new Ford F-150 truck!


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…


Irwin Impact Performance Series designed specifically for impact

November 23, 2014 - Irwin Tools boasts its now offers the broadest range of impact driver accessories in the market; its Impact Performance Series accessories are engineered specifically for use in impact tools.

Liteline Versa-Series 4-in. pots protect against over-lamping

November 23, 2014 - Liteline Corp.’s new 4-in. Versa-Series potlights promise maximum safety and versatility without sacrificing performance.

More custom body space with Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers

November 23, 2014 - Kenworth has added three new options for its medium-duty cabovers that, it says, open the door for more diverse customer applications and body customization. The new options for the K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies.


Answering “Do you have the time?” for 75 years

November 5, 2014 - “Today marks the 75th anniversary of Canada’s longest-running radio program—the National Research Council Time Signal,” announced Ed Holder, Canada’s minister of state (science and technology). “Over the decades, Canadians and Canadian businesses have depended on the long dash as the standard by which to set their…

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.


Conquer the cold, and flames, with NSA outerwear

November 23, 2014 - National Safety Apparel (NSA) says it wants to help you “conquer the cold” with its flame-resistant outerwear line.

ESA says 2013 “a particularly tragic year” for electrical-related fatalities

November 19, 2014 - Despite a 33% drop in electrical fatalities in the last five years, the Electrical Safety Authority says Ontarians continue to be injured and killed in electrical incidents.

Horizon and IBEW Local 636 raise $15k for MySafeWork

November 11, 2014 - Horizon Utilities’ president & CEO Max Cananzi joined Barry Brown of IBEW Local 636 to present a $15,000 cheque to Rob Ellis, founder of MySafeWork—a not-for-profit charitable organization created to prevent workplace accidents.

Codes & Standards

CE Code, Part I 2015 available now for pre-order (with gift!)

November 6, 2014 - A critical component of the Canadian electrical safety system, the 23rd edition (2015) of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I contains more than 200 updates and revisions, including major changes to sections on renewable energy, hazardous locations and electric heating.

CSA Z462-15 “Workplace Electrical Safety” available for pre-order

November 6, 2014 - The 2015 edition of CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety has been extensively revised and updated, says CSA, with expanded criteria and guidance material, and has been aligned with changes and revisions in CE Code, Part I (2015 ed.).

IES publishes RP-8-14 Recommended Practice for Roadway Lighting

November 3, 2014 - The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has published RP-8-14 “Recommended Practice for Roadway Lighting”, an ANSI-approved standard.

Energy & Power

Poll shows Canadians support energy-from-waste technologies

November 23, 2014 - The Canadian energy-from-waste (EFW) market has grown from just four operating plants in 2006 to 12 facilities in an advanced stages of approval or construction by summer 2014, says the Canadian Resource Recovery Council... but what do Canadians think of EFW technologies?

Entry-level prices for Kohler residential standby generator lineup

November 23, 2014 - Kohler Generators is rolling out a new line of standby generators for homeowners, with fewer power requirements and an entry-level price point.

Caterpillar XQ375 diesel power module meets Tier 4

November 23, 2014 - Caterpillar says its Cat XQ375 is its first mobile diesel genset to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards.

Cummins offers 10kW-40kW genset range for small business

November 16, 2014 - Cummins Power Generation has developed a line of all-diesel gensets suitable for applications such as gas stations, grocery stores, health clinics, telecom facilities, etc.


OACETT 2014 salary survey shows designations equal more cash

November 6, 2014 - A college education in engineering and applied science technology opens the door to an average salary of more than $75,000 annually for a typical engineering technology professional in Ontario. What’s more, certification leads to a quantifiable and substantial increase in total annual compensation.

EB CAREERS: Journeyman electrician (x2) for Saputo in Saskatoon

November 1, 2014 - Apply your mechanical abilities working for the largest dairy processor in Canada. Earn $34.49/hr plus shift differential and a comprehensive benefits package, including opportunities for career advancement. Saputo has two (2) opportunities for:Journeyman Electrician

CEEA launches online resource for energy efficiency education

October 27, 2014 - The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) has released its online energy efficiency education tool, which it says offers Canadians a central location to access information about courses, degrees, certificates and training in the energy efficiency sector.