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AD announces new power transmission division

March 2, 2015 - Affiliated Distributors (AD), a contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, recently announced it is expanding into the power transmission and motors market.

ECAO’s Eryl Roberts receives Cliff Bulmer Award

February 28, 2015 - At the Council of Ontario Construction Association’s (COCA) recent annual general meeting, Eryl Roberts—executive vice-president of Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO)—was awarded the Cliff Bulmer Award. Congratulations!

Schneider Electric recognized for “Talent Breakthrough of the Year”

February 27, 2015 - Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has won SCM World’s inaugural Power of Profession Award in the “Talent Breakthrough of the Year” category. Congratulations!

HPS appoints Jay Davis as COO

February 26, 2015 - Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (HPS), a manufacturer of dry-type transformers and magnetics, has named Jay Davis as chief operations officer.  

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.

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

Horizon Utilities celebrates 10-year anniversary

March 1, 2015 - It has been 10 years since Ontario’s Hamilton Hydro Inc. and St. Catharines Hydro Utility Services Inc. merged to form Horizon Utilities Corp. Congratulations!

How to improve a biogas plant? With a biobattery, of course!

February 27, 2015 - Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute maintain biogas plants are an important element of decentralized energy supply; they produce electricity from renewable resources and can compensate for fluctuating wind and solar energy. There are already 8000 plants in operation in Germany with a total electrical output of 3.75GW, but they have several disadvantages, too:

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!