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Terex's digger derrick products turn 70

February 26, 2015 - Terex Utilities celebrates its digger derrick product line’s 70th birthday today.

Finding “opportunity in the Cambridge area”

February 25, 2015 - House of Electrical Supplies—an electrical distributor headquartered in Markham, Ont.—has opened a new branch in Cambridge, Ont., at 375 Sheldon Drive, Units 3-4.

World Bank lifts Alstom bans

February 24, 2015 - Alstom Hydro France and Alstom Network Schweiz, as well as their affiliates were released from their World Bank debarment as of February 21, 2015.

Chris Glowacki joins AEMC Instruments

February 24, 2015 - AEMC Instruments has appointed Chris Glowacki as western district sales engineer, a new position.

OBIT - John MacDonald of Ideal Supply

February 20, 2015 - Thanks to Electro-Federation Canada for letting us know of the passing of Ideal Supply’s John MacDonald on February 14, 2015. He was 83.

Durham York Energy Centre fires up operation

February 18, 2015 - The new Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) is ready and working. It began processing solid waste on February 13, announced the corresponding regional municipalities.

Victory for Prompt Payment Ontario? Province launches Lien Act review

February 18, 2015 - Ontario announced it is launching an “expert review” of the Construction Lien Act that will include the examination of payment issues within the construction sector.

Calling all cleantech companies: SDTC funds open

February 18, 2015 - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.

Scott Foster new Canadian sales rep for Service Wire

February 13, 2015 - Service Wire, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial grade wire and related products, has added two new faces to its team.

Nominations open for EFC's Industry Recognition Award

February 13, 2015 - Nominations are now open for Electro-Federation Canada’s annual Industry Recognition Award.

CrossChasm receives federal boost for smart-charging system

February 12, 2015 - CrossChasm Technologies Inc. is receiving $430,000 from the federal government, as part of Natural Resources’ recent investment in the development of clean technologies in Waterloo, Ont.

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries announces 2015 board members

February 12, 2015 - The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) has announced a new board of directors after a recent election.

Products

Peerless LED troffers DLC listed in February 2015

February 26, 2015 - Peerless Electric has announced their recessed LED troffers, LACH3 1-in. x 4-in., LACH3 2-in. x 2-n. and LACH3 2-in. x 4-in., together with the shallow wrap fixture, LOPA11, have been DLC (DesignLights Consortium) listed. This means they are now eligible for utility rebates. 

Safety

OSHA cites International Paper after worker suffers severe shock

February 5, 2015 - In September 2014, a 24-year-old temporary maintenance employee at International Paper Co. (Madison, Ohio) suffered a severe electrical shock, resulting in burns involving hospitalization, and leaving him unable to work for more than four months.

Codes & Standards

UL 943 GFCI standard being changed to address auto-monitoring

January 31, 2015 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) along with Underwriters Laboratories announced changes to UL 943 “Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)”—a tri-national, harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520—that will take effect June 29, 2015.

NEMA publishes MG 1-2014 “Motors and Generators”

December 23, 2015 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the States) has published MG 1-2014 “Motors and Generators”.

Energy & Power

Quebec researchers celebrate breakthrough in lithium-ion batteries

February 24, 2015 - Researchers from Quebec's IREQ (Hydro-Quebec's research institute) and Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) are celebrating a “scientific breakthrough” when it comes to the technology used to power electronic vehicles and devices.

Careers

EB CAREERS: Ouellet Canada seeking B.C. sales rep

February 26, 2015 - Ouellet Canada, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes electric heaters, is looking for a sales representative in British Columbia.

EB CAREERS: House of Electrical Supplies, Outside Sales Rep, Cambridge

February 25, 2015 - For over 35 years, House of Electrical Supplies has been servicing clients in the industrial, OEM, entertainment and construction markets. We offer a wide array of product solutions ranging from electrical, automation, safety, lighting and portable power distribution. We are currently seeking an:Outside Sales Representative for our new Cambridge, Ont., branch

Blog

Canada’s National Flag turns 50!

February 11, 2015 - This coming Sunday, Canada’s national flag turns 50!