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SNEAK PEEK at T&B's Power Train

Coming soon... Thomas & Betts Canada is rolling out a new online training program designed specifically for electrical distributors. Set to launch this month, the T&B PowerTrain program promises a simple, multi-platform user interface that puts “powerful information” at your fingertips. >> Read full article

OBIT: David Weisberg, AD founder

EBMag has learned that David Weisberg, the founder of Affiliated Distributors (AD)—a North American contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group—passed away at his home in Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by family, on November 22. He was 89. >> Read full article

Pentair acquisition of Erico complete

Pentair plc has completed its acquisition of Erico Global Company, a manufacturer and marketer of engineered electrical and fastening products for electrical, mechanical and civil applications. >> Read full article

MaxLite files suit against ATG

MaxLite announced it filed suit against ATG Electronics (a California-based LED lighting company) and James Steedly, Sophia Galleher and Matthew Kim—all former employees of MaxLite. The company alleges Proprietary Information Agreements were breached. >> Read full article

Nova Scotia amends Marine Renewable-energy Act

The government of Nova Scotia says it will usher forth changes to strengthen the Marine Renewable-energy Act. This is the result of consultations with communities, environmental groups, academia, industry and government over the summer after the new legislation was introduced in April. >> Read full article

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SNEAK PEEK at T&B’s PowerTrain

VIDEO: ABB, Schneider, T&B, Stelpro have this in common

Alongside eight other electrical manufacturers and distributors, ABB Canada, Schneider Electric, T&B Canada and Stelpro were honoured for their marketing savvy by the EFC Annual Marketing Awards program, and Electrical Business Magazine was a proud sponsor of one the categories. >> Learn More…


Liteline releases MicroPot LED

Liteline says its new LED MicroPot, a mini downlight, is best for creating an ambience to highlight collections, cabinets, and corridors/hallways. >> Read full article

Fluke’s 1587 FC multimeter

New from Fluke is the 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter, a wireless digital insulation tester plus full-featured true-rms digital multimeter (DMM) combined into one handheld tool. >> Read full article

Ideal’s B-Twist wire connectors have “dial-top”

The Buchanan B-Twist wire connectors from Ideal Industries feature a rounded “dial-top” that provides “fast starts, while long swept-wings improve comfort and torque, especially on large wire combinations”, the company says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EFC Montreal Christmas Reception

Date & Location: Dec. 10 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Join other industry players to celebrate the season from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) Christmas Reception for its Montreal area members. The event takes place at the Marriott Courtyard Montreal Airport hotel. >> More Info

OEN Networking Luncheon: Bruce Campbell, IESO

Date & Location: Jan. 11 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Ontario Energy Network (OEN) invites you to attend its first 2016 Networking Luncheon, featuring the head of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Bruce Campbell. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is being held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Imperial Room). >> More Info

EFC 2016 Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location:Jan. 22 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Ontario Region invites you to attend its Mardi Gras-themed Gala at the Delta Toronto East Hotel. Enjoy the networking reception, New Orleans-inspired dinner and lively entertainment throughout the evening plus dancing. Individual, Couple or Table bookings are available. >> More Info

BICSI 2016 Winter Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Jan. 31 - Feb. 4 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: BICSI is a professional association providing information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) community. This conference will expand technical insight, networking base and familiarity with quality vendors, it says. “Innovation speaker and advisor” Stephen Shapiro will be the opening keynote. >> More Info