Vol. 2 No. 3

January 2007

- Brady’s ‘Rebate Rally’ Printer Promotion
- Eaton and Spiering Recharge the 2007 Ultimate Power Trip
- EFC Surpasses Last Year’s Contribution to Local Charity
- OEL’s 2007 Electrical Industry Fast Approaching
- ITA Launches Website to Talk to Teens about Trades
- Rittal Unveils Redesigned Website
- Coming Events
- Your February 2007 Electrical Business



Two of Brady Corp.’s portable printers—the Idxpert v2.0 hand-held labeller and the TLS 2200 thermal labelling system v4.0—are offering $100 and $150 mail-in rebates during a limited-time Rebate Rally promotion, which runs through March 30. All mail-in rebate requests must be received by April 27.
CLICK HERE for more information. Brady also announced price drops for many of its printers, including the PowerMark, HandiMark and TLS 2200. CLICK HERE to find out more.


Eaton Corp.’s electrical business (Canadian Operations) has announced drag racing personality Carl Spiering will be back for 2007 flying the Eaton colours. Driving the Eaton supercharged pro-modified 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, Spiering finished 7th in the 2006 season in the IHRA eMax Nitro Jam drag racing series. Known in racing circles as the “Big Dog”, the 42-year old driver hails from Jordan Station, Ont.

“We are very excited to start our sixth full season supporting Carl Spiering and his racing operation,” said Rob Conway, national marketing manager for Eaton’s electrical business in Canada, adding, “There is no question that we've found a successful marketing formula in a form of motorsport entertainment that our customers have found extremely exciting.” Conway says the company continues to be overwhelmed by the support from its customers and distributor partners. “Their involvement and support in this major initiative is critical to its success,” said Conway.


Hosted this year by the Essex and Kent Chapters, the Ontario Electrical League’s (OEL’s) electrical industry conference kicks off with an early game of golf (April 18) at the Kingsville Golf & Country Club, followed by a wine and cheese reception at the hotel.

Conference sessions run from April 19-21 and, in addition to the various presentations and workshops, you’ll enjoy Thursday’s Recognition Awards Dinner, Friday’s Product Expo/Lunch & Learn (in conjunction with Contractor Day), Friday’s South of the Border Dinner/Dance plus Saturday’s prize extravaganza and a grand prize draw for a seven-day cruise for two.

The conference is being held at the Windsor Hilton Hotel. CLICK HERE for more information.


Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) exceeded last year’s donation to the CHUMCity Christmas Wish. The association held a toy drive at its Ontario Christmas reception, which brought together over 310 delegates from the industry, and where members and staff helped raise over $1900 in donations and collected over 250 toys for the charity.

“EFC has been contributing to the CHUMCity Christmas Wish for two consecutive years,” says Milos Jancik, EFC’s president and CEO, adding that, to-date, EFC has donated over $2600 and collected nearly 500 toys for The Wish.

The CHUMCity Christmas Wish is one of the largest distributors of toys to those in need in the Greater Toronto Area. Last year, The Wish and the City of Toronto Community and Neighbourhood Social Services helped nearly 500 registered agencies provide toys and funds to 300,000+ children and families.


Thanks to a website sponsored by the province’s Industry Training Authority (ITA), British Columbia’s young people have a new way to find out about careers in the trades.

Launched as a micro site, The Skilled Life [http://www.theskilledlife.com] will be further developed with more information and interactive tools, and complements three existing ITA programs.

“Choosing a career path when you’re in grade 10 to 12 is a huge decision,” said Brian Clewes, CEO of the Industry Training Authority, “and young people have told us that they need a source that speaks to them in their own terms about careers in the trades. We’ve developed this site to talk to them about their options in a way that’s both informative and entertaining.”


Rittal Systems Ltd.’s re-designed website promises users a friendly interface employing quick-link accessibility and search engine functionality, along with an array of self-serve information and specification options. Product information (encompassing downloadable literature, white papers, technical documents, assembly instructions and more) should be prove easy to locate. CLICK HERE to check it out.


Infrared Training Center
FLIR Systems
CLICK HERE for 2007 course schedule

Canadian Electrical Code 2006 Essentials
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Edmonton, Alta., January 25-26
Vancouver, B.C., January 29-30
Red Deer, Alta., February 5-6
Ft. McMurray, Alta., February 8-9
Saint John, N.B., February 12-13
Moncton, N.B., February 15-16
Mississauga, Ont., February 19-20
Ottawa, Ont., February 26-27
CLICK HERE for details

Winter Conference
January 22-27
Orlando, Fla.
CLICK HERE for details

Lighting Fundamentals/Lighting Basics
The Source/Cooper Lighting
January 24-26
Peachtree City, Ga.
CLICK HERE for details

Annual General Meeting
Alberta Electrical League (AEL)
January 25, 2007
CLICK HERE or call (403) 514-3085

NEC/CEC: A Comparison of Requirements
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Hamilton, Ont., January 25-26
Vancouver, B.C., February 1-2
Calgary, Alta., March 15-16
Sarnia, Ont., April 12-13
Windsor, Ont., May 24-25
Niagara Falls, Ont., June 25-26
CLICK HERE for details

Annual Bonspiel
Manitoba Electrical League (MEL)
February 7, 2007
Winnipeg, Man.
Call (204) 783-4125 for registration form. Open to the first 16 prepaid registered teams.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
Ontario Electrical League (OEL)
February 9, 2007
Toronto, Ont.
CLICK HERE for details

Annual Technical Conference
Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA)
February 9-10, 2007
Sherwood Park, Alta.
CLICK HERE for details

Arc Flash: Measures for Prevention and Control
Schneider Electric (CSA)
Regina, Sask., February 15
Winnipeg, Man., March 8
Halifax, N.S., April 24
Moncton, N.B., April 26
CLICK HERE for details

International Symposium on Growth through Acquisition
Robbinex Inc., Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, International Corporate Finance Group
February 20, 2007
Toronto. Ont.
CLICK HERE for details

CLICK HERE to check out more industry events at EBMag.com.


Your February 2007 Electrical Business contains another special lighting supplement. Be sure to slip through its pages to delve deeper into the world of lighting technology and applications. And what more fitting subject for Meet the Players than Osram Sylvania Ltd./Ltée’s new president, Abbas Khan.

Also in this issue we look at the latest in distribution, software solutions that aim to make your life easier, our review of Blue Line Innovation’s Powercost Monitor, Code File and Code Conundrum, and much more!

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