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Southwire acquiring cable manufacturing plant from ABB

“We are committed to growing in the global wire and cable market. Today, we take another step toward that goal [...]” said Southwire Co. president & CEO Stu Thorn of the company’s move to purchase a high-voltage and extra high-voltage (HV & EHV) underground transmission cable manufacturing plant from ABB Inc., thereby adding EHV cable products to Southwire’s portfolio. >> Read full article

A holistic approach to well-being

Many employers are taking a more holistic approach with their workplace well-being programs. Three in four are expanding beyond physical wellness to include broader well-being areas, such as financial wellness, mental health and more. >> Read full article

Plan Group acquires Gastier

Plan Group Inc., a Canadian technical services provider and subsidiary of Bouygues Energies & Services, says it has fully acquired Gastier M.P. Inc. from Investissements Hexagone Inc. Gastier, based in Anjou, Que., specializes in electrical, instrumentation, piping, plumbing and mechanical works, maintenance of industrial plants and steel construction. >> Read full article

Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce diesel in remote communities

The governments of Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario are establishing a Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce the use of diesel fuel in remote communities. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Saskatoon’s Got Talent

VIDEO: Saskatoon’s Got Talent... skilled trades talent!

Saskatoon recently hosted the 21st Skills Canada National Competition, where “the best and brightest students and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies were tried, tested and judged”, and EBMag correspondent Mike Edwards was there to take in the action. >> Learn More…


MaxLite introduces 347-volt LED fixtures

MaxLite has added to its portfolio of LED vapour-tight and utility wrap fixtures with models that operate at 347 volts AC. >> Read full article

Ideal launches hand tool program with WireMan linesman’s pliers

Ideal Electrical just announced the launch of WireMan linesman’s pliers that, according to the company, is the first of many tools to be introduced under the new hand tool program as Ideal begins merging its WireMan and Laser Edge lines into one. >> Read full article

Fluke lenses expand infrared capabilities

Infrared inspections often involve analyzing temperature variations on something extremely small or too far away to see the needed detail with standard lenses, says Fluke. Two new lenses for Fluke infrared cameras “bring those worlds into sharper focus”. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

EFC 15th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 19 • Milton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its 15th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament August 19, 2015, at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ont. Golf fee includes: green fees, power cart, hot breakfast, beverages, lunch, reception, and dinner. >> More Info