April 23, 2013 - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is reminding employees and employers that April 28 is the National Day of Mourning in Canada. This day is set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives have been lost, or affected by workplace…
April 23, 2013 - Bridgelux Inc.—a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions—and Toshiba Corp. have entered into an agreement under which Bridgelux will sell Toshiba its GaN-on-Silicon technology and related assets, and the companies will strengthen and extend their strategic technology collaboration, through an expanded licensing and…
April 22, 2013 - ABB announced it is acquiring Power-One Inc.—a provider of renewable energy and of energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions—for $6.35 per share in cash or $1028 million equity value. The transaction, says ABB, will position it as a leading global supplier of solar inverters.
April 19, 2013 - Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (a U.S. affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corp.) opened its $200-million, 350,000-sf North American transformer factory in Memphis, Tenn.
April 19, 2013 - Caterpillar Inc. has entered into a five-year international power projects (IPP) agreement with Zahid Group, which recently formed a new subsidiary company, Altaaqa Global. As an IPP partner, Altaaqa Global will provide multi-megawatt temporary power solutions around the world, supported by partnerships within the worldwide Cat…
April 19, 2013 - PowerStream and Georgian College say they are collaborating to better understand electric vehicles (EVs) and their charging demands. A new applied research initiative will be conducted by means of a charging station, complemented by solar power, at the college’s Barrie Campus.
April 19, 2013 - Network Site Services Inc.—a subcontracting company hired to erect street lighting—and its owner, Donald Medeiros of Cambridge, Ont., have been fined a total of $48,000 for violations of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
April 19, 2013 - John Eggleton has joined Affiliated Distributors—a North American wholesale marketing group—as its new U.S. Electrical Division President. Eggleton comes to A-D after serving for 10 years as CEO of A-D’s sister company, supplyFORCE.
April 19, 2013 - Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Hubbell Canada LP has announced a voluntary recall of Hubbell 30A 125/250V dryer and 50A 125/250V stove (range) power receptacles due to shock hazard. Electrical contractors and installers should stop installing recalled products immediately.
April 19, 2013 - Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Nexans Canada Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 102 spools of 14/2 NMD90 Heatex cable (Part #99138) due to mislabelling.