March 6, 2014 - When you visit Toshiba Lighting online, you will see a message that reads: “Toshiba has implemented a restructuring of its international lighting businesses, and as a result, the LED Lighting Division within TIC will discontinue operations on March 31, 2014”.
March 6, 2014 - Hamilton Utilities Corp. (HUC) is deploying what a fiber optic data network “to meet the high-speed communication needs of businesses, offices and other organizations throughout Hamilton”.
March 6, 2014 - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA, the organization that hosts The Work Truck Show), says it has opened a Canadian government relations office in Ottawa.
March 6, 2014 - Prospects are bullish for Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector, according to an annual survey (download below) commissioned by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). When looking ahead through 2014, the number of contractors expecting an increase in business is up from 2013, driving the OCS Construction Barometer to 64—a four-point increase over last year.
March 6, 2014 - Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Quebec (IREQ) and Arkema have reached a collaborative research agreement for the development of a new “highly safe” electrolyte from fluoride and non-fluoride salts produced by Arkema, which is “excellent news for both the automotive and the electrification of private and public transport industries”.
March 5, 2014 - Cisco today announced Toronto has been selected as the location for a global Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) innovation centres, representing a planned investment of up to $100 million over 10 years. Toronto joins cities in South Korea, Brazil and Germany as one of four centres announced worldwide.
March 3, 2014 - 3M says it has invested in MSi Lighting (Boca Raton, Fla.), a company with which 3M has been working for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
March 3, 2014 - Avlite Systems has appointed of Tara Stewart to head of global aviation sales. Tara joins Avlite with an aviation career spanning both engineering and sales roles, including director of sales at Cooper Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting Products and, most recently, vice-president of engineering at Integro LLC, a power transformation and distribution business.
March 3, 2014 - Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has announced the creation of the Advanced Energy Centre, a partnership between the public and private sectors, MaRS Discovery District and the Ontario ministry of energy that aims to drive economic growth and sustainable job creation.
February 28, 2014 - Ontario and Manitoba formally agreed today to work together to advance energy innovation, support clean, renewable power and promote economic development in both provinces.
February 28, 2014 - Gescan Ontario—a distributor of automation, process and electrical products for industrial, utilities, manufacturing and process markets—says it is now an Authorized Reseller for energy solutions and products from GE Digital Energy.
February 27, 2014 - Janet Lloyd, vice-president of laboratory services at United Power Services Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.), is the new chair of ASTM Committee D27 on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases.
March 6, 2014 - Dialight launched its new Class I Div 2 (CID2) -certified SafeSite integrated LED obstruction lighting system for medium-intensity signalling installations, such as smokestacks, towers and other obstructions in petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical and other hazardous locations.
March 6, 2014 - Thousands of Canadians unknowingly purchase counterfeit products every single year, says CSA Group, putting them at risk of potentially serious injuries, illnesses or death. During Fraud Prevention Month (on right now), CSA wants to offer Canadians tips and tools for spotting counterfeit goods.
March 6, 2014 - Pressed Paperboard Technologies LLC has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for nine violations at the company’s Findlay facility, including two willful violations concerning electrical work, after maintenance employees were found to have worked on energized electrical equipment without proper training nor personal protective equipment (PPE).
February 25, 2014 - ULC Standards announced the release of the 3rd edition of CAN/ULC-S531-14 “Standard on Smoke Alarms”, saying it is of interest to anyone who manufactures, distributes, uses, regulates or inspects smoke alarms.
February 17, 2014 - The public review period is open for a new standard (designated N290.7) addressing cyber security for nuclear power plants and small reactor facilities.
March 6, 2014 - Genalta Power Inc. has entered into an agreement with Baytex Energy Ltd. for the construction of an electrical power generating facility located near the latter’s Peace River Field in northern Alberta.
March 6, 2014 - After releasing a review today, the Nova Scotia government is adjusting the Community Feed-In-Tariff (COMFIT) program.
March 6, 2014 - Ontario’s Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) has been granted approval from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and members of its Standardized Task Evaluation (STE) program to act as AP3-compliant administrators, making IHSA the sole third-party provider in Canada, it says, to demonstrate compliance with EPRI’s Administration Protocol for Portable Practicals (AP3) in STEs. Which means what, exactly? Read on...
February 25, 2014 - The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)—the folks behind the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program—has launched the call for nominations for the third biennial Darryl Cruickshank Memorial Award.
February 28, 2014 - What does the future of energy really hold? Join Dr. Scott Tinker as he explores the world’s leading energy sites—from coal to solar, oil to biofuels and more—and chats with government, industry and academia in an effort to cut through the confusion and discover the path to our energy future.
February 27, 2014 - Have you seen the “The Land of Giants” transmission pylons? This was the entry submitted by Choi+Shine Architects LLC in a 2008 Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition.
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