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GALLERY: IAEI Cdn Section & Ontario Chap Convention (Sept 2014) Niagara, Ont.

September 28, 2014 - The Canadian Section & Ontario Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) hosted their Fall Convention in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., and EBMag was there to cover the proceedings.

GALLERY: Ontario Energy Network Luncheon (Sept 2014) Toronto, Ont.

September 15, 2014 - The Ontario Energy Network (OEN) kicked off its fall luncheon series last Thursday with David Collie, president and CEO of the province’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), where he spoke about the progress ESA has made on its five-year plan.

GALLERY: 2nd Annual Electric Elle Golf (Sept 2014) Brampton, Ont.

September 11, 2014 - Thankfully, the deluge held off long enough for golfers to finish most of their holes. Founded just a year ago, the Electric Elle golf tournament continues to grow in numbers, attracting women of all ages who work in all areas of the electrical industry for 9+3…

GALLERY: Franklin Empire Customer Appreciation (Sept 2014) Toronto, Ont.

September 10, 2014 - “May good fortune befall visitors to @FranklinEmpire customer appreciation day in Toronto” was our first Tweet from Franklin Empire’s 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day... clearly inspired by the Fortune we found in our Cookie upon arriving (see photo).

Business

GE successfully crowd-sources its latest MCCB rotary handle

September 30, 2014 - GE’s Industrial Solutions business announced five winners of its crowd-sourced, rotary-handle design competition for the company’s new portfolio of moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) to be launched in 2015. Elements from the five winning designs will be incorporated into this accessory.

Yukon kicks off inCharge electricity conservation program

September 29, 2014 - Yukon’s two electric utilities have developed a territory-wide initiative aimed at helping Yukoners save electricity and money.

TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games seeks Structured Cabling Installation Providers

September 29, 2014 - EBMag has learned of a great opportunity (thanks BW!) for structured cabling installation providers with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games taking place throughout southern Ontario next summer.

Panasonic, Ouellet and Visioneering rule the Product Stampede

September 30, 2014 - IMARK Canada announces the winners of the 2014 Product Stampede, conducted during the group’s recent annual (inaugural) general meeting. Congratulations to the following:

Personalities

Canadian Section donating $20K to IAEI campaign

September 29, 2014 - Michael Anderson, president of the IAEI Canadian Section (Int’l Association of Electrical Inspectors) and Daniel Langlois, representative to the IAEI int’l board, presented a cheque to association brass in the amount of $5000 for the IAEI Capital Improvement Campaign.

Jon DeArment becomes family’s fifth generation to lead Channellock

September 26, 2014 - Channellock Inc., a family-owned and -operated plier and hand tool manufacturer has named Jonathan “Jon” S. DeArment (in photo) as its president and COO, effective October 1, 2014. He will succeed his father, William S. DeArment, who will continue as the company’s CEO and board chair.

Kohler Power names Tom Cromwell group president

September 26, 2014 - Tom Cromwell, president of Kohler Engines since 2009, has assumed responsibility for Kohler Co.’s worldwide power operations, reporting directly to David Kohler, president and CEO.