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Ontario Electrical recognized as “Technical Supplier of the Year” by CBRE

Ontario Electrical Construction Co. Ltd. (OEC) was recently honoured by CBRE, achieving “Technical Supplier of the Year” designation at its annual awards presentation. Congratulations! >> Read full article

Cooper Lighting officially now just Eaton

“In the nearly three years since Cooper became part of Eaton [...] we have been gradually transitioning from the Cooper Lighting name to the Eaton brand,” said Mark Eubanks, president of Eaton’s Lighting Division. He said the time has come for the next step to take place and as such, going forward, “we will refer to ourselves as Eaton.” >> Read full article

VIDEO: Dustin Tessier to rep Canada at IEC Young Pros workshop

Back in March, we informed you Standards Council of Canada (SCC) put out a call to all young electrotechnology professionals for a chance to win a trip to the 6th Annual International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals workshop in Minsk, Belarus. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Dustin Tessier! >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Red Seal Endorsement

Red Seal Endorsement acronym forces new business cards

The administrator of Canada’s Red Seal Program—the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)—announced the official recognition of the RSE acronym (Red Seal Endorsement) for qualified skilled journeypersons. As of June 1, 2015—in most Canadian jurisdictions—the RSE acronym can be used by journeypersons who have obtained a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial or territorial Certificates of Qualification and Apprenticeship by successfully completing a Red Seal examination. >> Learn More…


Legrand launches Intuity home automation platform

Legrand has introduced Intuity, a new home automation platform that gives production homebuilders and installers serving the mainstream housing market a “modular, and repeatable solution for controlling entertainment, security, and comfort within a home.” >> Read full article

AFC Cable offers Barrel Pack system

AFC Cable Systems says its metal-clad cable Barrel Pack system is ideal for contractors who need a large volume of the same cable on one project. Available in a range of cable types with steel or aluminum armour and lengths from 1000 to 2500 ft, Barrel Pack reduces scrap and handling, AFC says, compared to using individual coils in lengths that may not match the project requirement. >> Read full article

Organic Lighting Systems LiniLED strips

The new LiniLED lighting strips from Organic Lighting Systems comes in 2700K and 3000K, providing warm white lighting for interior uses—counters, coves, retail displays—as well as exterior ones. The product mounts end-to-end for bendable patterns or continuous rows and has a low power draw, resulting in a 50,000-hour operating life, Organic Lighting Systems said. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Ontario Energy Industry Sunnybrook Foundation Golf Tournament

Date & Location: July 16 • Gormley, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Energy Network (OEN) will hold its annual charity golf tournament at Station Creek Golf Club to raise funds for the Sunnybrook Foundation’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre. According to OEN, this is the Ontario energy industry’s largest and most popular networking event, selling out year after year. >> More Info

Utility Contractors Association of Ontario 2015 Convention

Date & Location: July 26-28 • Minett, Ont.
Info: The Utility Contractors Association of Ontario is hosting its annual convention at the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa. Attendance at the convention is restricted to UCA members and their guests. >> More Info

WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

Date & Location: Aug. 11-16 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
Info: The 43rd WorldSkills competition is being held in South America for the first time. Students from over 60 countries and regions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific and Africa will be gong head-to-head, simulating challenges of professions that must be met within international standards of quality. Some of the technical and professional skills being demonstrated include the electronics and electrical installations industries among many others. >> More Info

18th Annual OEL Industry Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 12 • Nobleton, Ont.
Info: Mark your calendar for Ontario Electrical League’s annual golf tournament, being held at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club. Shotgun Tee-Off starts at 9:30 a.m. >> More Info