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FEATURED NEWS: Stryker and Giesbrecht “Reel it in” with AD Rewards and Osram
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Horizon Utilities invests $300,000 for Pan Am travel

Working in partnership with the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx, Horizon Utilities says it has installed new electrical infrastructure required to power the West Harbour GO station on James Street. >> Read full article

Improving performance with data?

Companies should think twice before adopting data-driven management tools designed to spark friendly competition among employees. While these tools may work well in company cultures that promote employee competition, research shows they are likely to backfire in collaborative, team-based work environments. >> Read full article

“Today is a bittersweet moment” says Southwire Co. leader Thorn

As it begins a transition in leadership, Southwire Company (U.S.) named Rich Stinson its company president, who will also go on to assume the role of CEO following a transition period from Stu Thorn, who is retiring after more than 14 years of leading the company. >> Read full article

VIDEO: Acklands-Grainger’s Caledon centre will “serve customers better”

It was hot tunes and balloons at Acklands-Grainger’s 535,000 sf distribution centre in Caledon, Ont. as the company, a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, hosted its grand opening celebration for the new location, featuring facility tours and a barbecue. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Reel it in

Stryker and Giesbrecht “Reel it in” with AD Rewards and Osram

The grand prize winners of the AD Rewards and Osram all-inclusive “Reel it in to Win” promotion—Wes Stryker from Fliet Electric and Stacey Giesbrecht from Mid-Lite Electric—have returned from Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge in Northern Manitoba, with everyone catching 40 to 50 fish a day. Congratulations! >> Learn More…


Sine Wave filters for VFD motor drives from Schaffner

Schaffner says its new lineup of Sine Wave filters eliminate premature motor damage caused by high dv/dt, overvoltages, cable ringing, motor overheating and eddy current losses caused by Variable Frequency Drives (VFD). >> Read full article

Remember that LED carpet thing? Well, it’s finally here...

Back in December 2013, EBMag brought you news of Philips and carpet manufacturer Desso partnering to develop solutions that combine LED lighting with light transmissive carpet to “transform the way people interact with information and their environment”. That solution is now known as Luminous Carpets. >> Read full article

EMS 7000 series from 3M offers “locatable rope”

The new Electronic Marker System (EMS) Rope 7000 series uses proprietary 3M path marking technology to deliver “more accurate and more reliable” tracking of underground plastic pipe and fiber optic conduit, 3M says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

SEGE 2015: IEEE conference on smart energy grid engineering

Date & Location: Aug. 17-19 • Oshawa, Ont.
Info: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is hosting SEGE 2015 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The international conference deals with all things related to smart energy grid engineering and aims to provide an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges. >> More Info