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Vol. 3 No. 9
How Do You Help Your Local School?
Electrical Business wants to know what you do to help schools help us educate and train the next generation of electrical professionals.
• Do you visit schools on Career Day to talk about jobs in electrical?
Whatever it is, let us know about it. Our September issue will focus on training and education and, because no good deed should go unrecognized, we want to include your story. E-mail the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
NETcomm Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching!
to you by EB’s sister publication, Network & Cabling, the unique
NETcomm Maritimes 2008 Conference combines a trade show-like forum with
a series of training seminars and technical workshops for the
telecom/datacom and cableco sectors. This conference is making its
debut in the Gateway to the New World, beautiful Nova Scotia, September
3 and 4.
Objective-based industrial electrical code receives approval
The CSA-OBIEC (objective-based industrial electrical code) Technical Committee has approved two standards: C22.4 No. 1, Objective-based industrial electrical code, and C22.4 No. 2, OBIEC Safety management system-Requirements. These OBIEC standards are intended for use by authorized industrial users as an alternative to the Canadian Electrical Code.
PRODUCT RECALL: CO and CO/smoke alarms
Chase Co. has announced a voluntary recall of the Firex-branded 10000
series CO alarms and 12000 series smoke/CO combo alarms sold in Canada
with the item numbers 12000C and 12400C. Manufactured in Mexico, the
alarms may go into a “double chirp” fault mode in the presence of CO
prior to the unit going into full alarm mode. This early fault is a
safety hazard because a consumer may take the alarm out of service once
he determines that pressing the Reset button does not correct the fault.
GE’s “Low-Voltage Revolution Tour”
Consumer & Industrial’s Electrical Distribution business will be
taking its product portfolio on the road and visiting directly with
electrical distributors and industrial end-users throughout North
America. For a six-month period beginning this month, GE’s “Low-Voltage
Revolution Tour” will travel more than 12,000 miles, visit 31 cities
throughout Canada and the United States, and spend between two and four
days in each major metropolitan area.
you know the inner secrets of sales and marketing success?” The
National Association of Electrical Distributors’ (NAED’s) annual
electrical sales and marketing conference, AdVenture, wants to help you
answer “Yes!” to that question. AdVenture’s sessions arte facilitated
by experts in industry consultation, sales, media, marketing and
related fields. The lineup includes sessions and panel discussions such
ECABC has new executive director
Paquin, president of the Electrical Contractors Association of British
Columbia, recently announced the appointment of Deborah Cahill as
ECABC’s new executive director.
BCEA Electrix’s returns to Vancouver
British Columbia Electrical Association’s (BCEA’s) Electrix Learning
Expo is once again coming to Vancouver, Wednesday, October 1. Although
attendee registration doesn’t open until the end of August, you’ll want
to mark this event on your calendar — not only for the flourishing
trade show portion, but for a great lineup of seminars, which include:
Winner of EB’s Heritage “What Am I?” Photo Contest for May 2008
Business is pleased to announce the winner of the Heritage “What Am I?”
Photo Contest for the May 2008 edition, who correctly identified the
mystery heritage item on page 4 as a lamp and fuse tester (for
incandescent lamps and screw-type fuses):
Complete Survey and (maybe) WIN Premium Cordless Toolkit
Business wants to know more about you and your interests, so we’ve put
together a 5-10 minute online survey. To make it worth your while, your
name will be entered into a draw to win a Milwaukee V18 4-pack Combo
Kit, which includes: 1/2 in. hammer drill, Sawzall recip saw, impact
driver, work light and, of course, a V18 Li-ion battery plus universal
charger (charges all Milwaukee batteries from 18V to 28V).
CLICK HERE for a MASSIVE LIST of upcoming events at EBMag.com.
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