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Vol. 3 No. 12
OEL and CFIB demand changes to apprenticeship rules
Ontario Electrical League (OEL) and Canadian Federation of Independent
Business (CFIB) recently joined with Ontario youth representatives at
Queen’s Park to demand “action from the provincial government on
job-killing apprenticeship rules”.
ECA GTA, IBEW support current apprentice ratios
Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association and its labour
counterpart, IBEW Local Union 353, announce they strongly endorse the
current 3:1 journeyman to apprentice ratio for electricians.
Ideal OktoberTest 2008
To some, the festival of Oktoberfest means authentic German-style food, beer and music, but it’s also the time of year for Ideal’s annual OktoberTest promotion. Now through October 31 (or while supplies last), you can purchase one of four Ideal Power Pack combos and save 25% off their regular price:
IEEE and IEC expand standards co-development agreement
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have agreed to extend
their existing cooperation agreement—which describes a procedure for
submitting and approving existing IEEE standards to IEC—to include a
procedure permitting joint, parallel development of a project in both
organizations leading to an IEC/IEEE International Standard.
Mr Electric network awards and trains new franchisees
Mr. Electric franchise network added 17 independently owned and
operated franchise locations for the third quarter—several of which are
located in Canada:
Greenlee donates to Wind Turbine Technology Center
recently entered into a partnership with Highland Community College
(Freeport, Ill.) with a donation of hand tools, test and measurement
equipment, storage boxes and work benches worth over $30,000 to the
college′s new Wind Turbine Technology Center.
Littelfuse acquiring Startco Engineering
Inc. will be purchasing Startco Engineering Ltd.—a Saskatoon,
Sask.-based player in ground-fault protection products and custom-power
distribution centres used in industrial manufacturing and mining
Judge finds for P&S/Legrand in GFCI complaint
& Seymour/Legrand announced that a U.S. International Trade
Commission (ITC) judge ruled a number of Chinese manufacturers of
ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) have violated P&S′s
Canlyte Carol McGlogan and Gilles Leblanc
Gentile, president of Canlyte Inc., recently announced a couple of
organizational changes. Carol McGlogan has been appointed
vice-president, sales and marketing, while Gilles Leblanc has been
appointed vice-president, operations.
Venture Global Metal Halide Center
an effort to become the world′s leading education hub for metal halide
(MH) lighting, the Venture Lighting Institute (VLI) has launched a
strategic plan that involves an intensive ongoing educational series
with leading industry professionals as guest lecturers.
Advance repositions, recognizes corporate parent Philips
is launching a repositioning campaign that will serve to both
acknowledge its long-standing position and history in the ballast
industry while reflecting its affiliation to corporate parent, Philips.
As part of the initiative, Advance will officially become known as
Philips Lighting Electronics North America (N.A.) and will adopt
Philips Advance as its product brand on all existing electronic and
magnetic fluorescent and HID ballasts.
Cooper Toronto Hasan and Quies
Industries (Electrical) Inc. announced the appointment of Nasir Hasan
to the position of senior sales representative to its Cooper Lighting
(Toronto) Factory Sales team. Hasan has eight years of experience in
technical sales, primarily in Oman and Dubai, and holds an Engineering
degree and MBA from Aligarh University, India.
COMING IN YOUR November/December ELECTRICAL BUSINESS
EB looks at how fiber optics can be considered just a part of the continual evolution of the communication and electrical trades, the rise (and wiring) of Ethernet, and the argument for choosing to specialize in the (potentially) lucrative world of low-voltage residential work, and more!
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