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Nathalie Pilon appointed ABB managing director

Nathalie Pilon, president of Thomas & Betts in Canada and vice-president of the Low-Voltage Products Division for ABB in Canada, has been named the new managing director for ABB in Canada, effective October 1, 2015, replacing Daniel Assandri. >> Read full article

Stanley Black & Decker builds for Habitat, leaves tools behind

Stanley Black & Decker (SB&D) Canada employees recently participated in the Habitat for Humanity Adopt-a-Day Challenge GTA (Greater Toronto Area); after their day onsite, the Dewalt and Stanley tools used in the build were donated to Habitat GTA. >> Read full article

Connected+ announces 2015 speakers

Over 30 experts and leaders in their field will be making appearances at Connected+ in Toronto later this month. The event is tailored to meet the industry’s need for a “unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to smart home success,” organizers say. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Shut Your Pie-Hole

Shut Your Pie-Hole & 15th EFC Golf Day

Several electrical industry leaders took it on the chin (so to speak) to raise about $18,000 with the very first Power2Feed Pie Challenge in support of Canadian Feed the Children. >> Learn More…


Conduit optimization with Greenlee’s BendWorks software

Greenlee says its new BendWorks software combines electrical trade knowledge and Greenlee bending parameters to ensure “error-free and export-ready” conduit runs for prefabrication or on-site bending. It is available for Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP. >> Read full article

Platinum Tools adds new keystone jacks, couplers, & wall ports

Platinum Tools says it has expanded its structured wiring solutions to include new Keystone jacks, couplers, and multi-port wall plates for data, voice, and video installations and applications. >> Read full article

Eye Lighting’s 215W HBL luminaire

A new luminaire from Eye Lighting International, the 215 watt Eye HBL LED high-bay, is targeted to replace 400W metal halide lamps in a variety of applications including manufacturing plants, warehouses, sports facilities, and retail settings. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Franklin Empire Customer Appreciation Day

Date & Location: Sept. 9 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Franklin Empire is hosting its 3nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 9, 2015. Last year’s event featured a food truck, loot bags, top suppliers and more. >> More Info

ECAA’s Bob Carson Classic Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Sept. 9 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Hosted by the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA)’s Edmonton chapter, the Bob Carson Classic 26th Annual Golf Tournament hits the Highlands Golf Club at 6603 Ada Blvd. in Edmonton. Entry fees for ECAA members are $185. Non-members pay $195. This includes a round 18 of golf, cart, prizes, breakfast and a prime rib dinner. >> More Info

Electric Elle 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Sept. 15 • King, Ont.
Info: Electric Elle brings together women for a 9-hole round of Best Ball golf, followed by dinner and awards. The event, held at Cardinal Golf Club, is open to women working in the electrical industry—including electrical contracting, distribution, and manufacturing—and you don’t need to have any experience to participate. Prizes will be awarded for all skill levels of golfers: closest to the pin, most balls lost, and best shot onto the wrong hole, just to name a few. >> More Info

CECA National Industry Conference

Date & Location: Sept. 16-20 • St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B.
Info: The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) is hosting its 2015 National Industry Conference at the newly renovated Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B. Organizers want you to attend so you can meet and network with your peers, discover products and service solutions, explore and prepare for new markets, and grow your business and boost productivity by training with the experts. >> More Info