May 3, 2012 - EBMag was pleased to attend the grand re-opening of Nedco’s Keaton Crescent branch counter. The event also hosted a packed BBQ in support of “Hungry for Change”—an ongoing campaign driven by Canada’s electrical industry that raises funds to feed vulnerable children. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
"Good safety is good business" – that's one of the key takeaways EBMag's associate editor Alyssa Dalton picked up from Partners in Prevention 2012, the self-proclaimed largest health and safety show in Canada. The show ran from May 1-2 in Mississauga, Ont., and drew out a strong turnout from the electrical industry, including support from ESA (Electrical Safety Authority), CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and IHSA (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association). Couldn't make it? This gallery contains photos from the tradeshow floor. (Photos. A. Dalton.) Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
BICSI—an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry—just concluded its Canadian Conference & Exhibition in Niagara Falls, Ont. The event attracted nearly 1000 delegates from around the world, who came for top-notch ITS education and networking. (Photos A. Capkun) Read the Summary HERE. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
April 30, 2012 - Electrical Business was honoured to be the only Canadian media to attend Caterpillar's exclusive press summit in Lafayette, Ind., last week, where associate editor Alyssa Dalton scored a sneak-peek at the C175-20 diesel genset, which launches today. While there, she also toured the 1.3-million-sf. Lafayette plant facility – the route taken ended up being 3 miles, or almost 5 kilometres, long! Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
April 25, 2012 - EBMag was on hand April 19 when Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) presented its 2012 Industry Recognition Award (IRA) to Wayne Donaldson of Rexel Canada at EFC's annual general meeting in Mississauga, Ont. Also announced that day were the new board of directors and Elaine Gerrie-Valentini, co-president & CEO of Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd., chair, for the 2012-2013 term. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
April 23, 2012 - Here are scenes from EBMag's associate editor Alyssa Dalton's last day at Light+Building 2012... in Frankfurt, Germany, which ran April 15-20. This April 17 gallery contains photos from the different booths on the tradeshow floor from when Alyssa was there reporting live. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
April 23, 2012 - Guten Tag! Earlier this month, EBMag's associate editor Alyssa Dalton ventured over to Frankfurt, Germany, to cover Light+Building 2012 – arguably one of the world's largest lighting and building-services technology shows. This gallery contains photos from Day 2 (April 16) at the tradeshow, highlighting energy-efficient building system solutions, and two special exhibits – the E-House (an intelligent building completely operated with smart controls) and a real-life smart grid display. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
What a fantastic day with our friends (new and old) at Le Salon Lumen (Part 2) in Montreal. This was our first time attending (thanks Jennifer Salo!) and, hopefully, not the last. These photos are from the exhibition hall, where we saw a lot of quality activity. (Photos A. Capkun) See you in 2014! Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
April 16, 2012 - EBMag's associate editor Alyssa Dalton hit the jackpot this year – by receiving an exclusive invitation to attend Light+Building 2012... in Frankfurt, Germany! Arguably one of the world's largest and most influential lighting and building-services technology shows, this year's fair boasts of over 2,000 exhibitors and some 183,000 visitors. Wow! Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
(Updated April 13, 2012) Electrical Business was there as Siemens Canada’s Industry Automation Division officially launched three new product lines in the area of industrial control: Sirius Innovations; reengineered family of Tiastar MCCs; and the Sinvert PVM family of solar inverters. This gallery contains photos from the market launch event at Atlantis Pavilions in Ontario Place. (Photos A. Capkun) CLICK HERE for VIDEO Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Electrical Business was pleased to receive an invitation to tour Fluke Corp.’s campus in Everett, Wash., and learn about product design, metrology (the science of measurement), new product introductions, and more. These photos... Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
April 5, 2012 - Talk about some honest discussions. EBMag's associate editor Alyssa Dalton was in Toronto this week tweeting live from the third annual Ontario Feed-In Tariff Forum. Running from April 3-4, the extremely timely event brought together FIT contract holders, developers, manufacturers, suppliers and government to discuss the state of the renewable energy sector approximately two weeks after FIT 2.0 was released. While some individuals were more optimistic than others, the overwhelming consensus noted the need for increased communication, transparency and a united industry voice. This gallery contains photos from some panel discussions and exhibitor booths. (Photos A. Dalton) Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
UPDATED: I’ve got to hand it to workshop organizers: the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical and Mega Projects (ESTMP) Workshop held this week in Edmonton, Alta., was perhaps the best yet, and plans are well underway for the next installment in Calgary 2014. CLICK HERE for VIDEO. (Photos A. Capkun) Check the pages of an upcoming edition of Electrical Business for a wrap-up. Big thanks to Tim Driscoll and George Morlidge, and the rest of the organizing committee for having us there! Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
March 22, 2012 - EBMag's associate editor Alyssa Dalton was there at Ontario Energy Network (OEN)'s March 20, 2012, luncheon, with featured speaker Jim Burpee, the newly-appointed president and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). There, he stressed the importance of informing the public about the need for government investments in infrastructure, and minimizing the skilled labour shortage. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
March 21, 2012 - School's almost out for summer – what are your plans? Whether you're an employer or a potential employee, it's time to get working. On March 21, Durham College hosted Tradesmart CareerFair 2012 at its Whitby, Ont., campus, bringing together those looking togged hired and those hiring in the trades and renewable energy fields. These photos here feature the booths from the Canadian Forces, International Brotherhood of Electrical Works - Local 894, Wes Vickery of Vickery Electric (and a fully-functional electric vehicle form 1977!), Celestica, Deep Foundations Contractors, Tradeability.ca, and Durham College Community Employment Services. (Photos A. Dalton) Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
While in Indianapolis, EBMag dropped in on the University of Industrial Distribution at Indiana/Purdue universities. UID is a concentrated educational program that, for 19 years, has focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
We’re excited to again attend The Work Truck Show, put on by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). This photo gallery contains shots from Altec, BAE Systems, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Ford, GM Commercial, Adrian Steel, Ram Truck, Sortimo, Via and Weather Guard. Videos are coming! (Photos A. Capkun) Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Gallery 2 of 2 - This gallery contains IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop photos from the Tuesday night Welcome Reception (plus a few from the iGard Hospitality Suite), Speaker photos, and photos of award winners, such as: Daleep Mohla, winner of the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Technical Field Award; IEEE IAS ESW Founders Award winner Joseph Andrews; and Prize Papers from ESW 2011 in Toronto. (Photos A. Capkun) Visit our Calendar and plan to attend the 2013 event in Dallas. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Gallery 1 of 2 - Electrical Business was excited to attend the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop in Daytona Beach, Fla. (who wouldn't be, right?). We met quite a few fellow Canadians there, and reconnected with others. This gallery contains photos from the Product & Services Expo. (Photos A. Capkun) Visit our Calendar and mark down the 2013 event right now. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
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