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B.C. slates $50K for more EVSE-trained electricians

To support the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and increase sales of EVs, the Province of British Columbia is providing $50,000 to help certified electricians receive training in the installation and maintenance of EV charging stations. >> Read full article

Stelpro invests $750K in baseboard production

With the goal of increasing productivity and reducing production costs, Stelpro—a Quebec-based manufacturer of integrated heating solutions—is investing $750,000 to automate baseboard manufacturing at its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville facility. >> Read full article

How would YOU kill the underground economy in residential construction?

Ontario says it is seeking input from individuals who work in the residential construction sector on ways to prevent illegal practices that contribute to the underground economy, such as under-the-table transactions. >> Read full article

Philips and GO Scale Capital terminate Lumileds transaction

Royal Philips announced that Philips and GO Scale Capital have terminated the agreement pursuant to which the consortium led by GO Scale Capital would acquire an 80.1% interest in Lumileds. >> Read full article

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Sell your Business, Buy your Freedom - Webinar

Sell your Business, Buy your Freedom - Webinar

EBMag is presenting a webinar on the ins and outs of succession planning on March 9, 2016 at 2 p.m EST, with presenter and accountant Ron Coleman. He will profile a typical trades contractor and explain how preparing yourself and your business for eventual sale will help you get the retirement you want. >> Learn More…


Epson & K-Sun’s LW-PX900 printer

K-Sun Corp., a provider of industrial identification and labeling solutions, has introduced what it calls “the next generation of multi-industry, label, heat-shrink tube and bar-code printers”: the LW-PX900. >> Read full article

Get “fiber smart” with Viavi’s OLTS-85P

As the latest innovation in the Viavi Solutions’ SmartClass fiber product line, the OLTS-85P (optical loss test sets) combines industry-standard Tier 1 fiber certification with what the company calls the “most advanced end-face inspection available”. >> Read full article

Legrand introduces Evolution series poke-thru

The Evolution series 10-in. poke-thru device, new from Legrand, offers eight individual gangs of communication, audio video and power capacity, and eliminates the need for junction boxes, Legrand says. Users can mix and match devices, ports and receptacles to configure each of the gangs. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

NEMRA Annual Conference 2016

Date & Location: Feb. 3-6 • Dallas, Texas
Info: The 2016 Annual Conference of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association).The conference features educational sessions, manufacturer sales meetings, business review sessions, product & business services showcase, all-industry general session with keynote speakers, and a cocktail reception. Additionally, many manufacturers host after-hours events for their sales reps. >> More Info

BCEA Women’s Network Evening of Mentorship

Date & Location: Feb. 5 • Burnaby, B.C.
Info: The BCEA Women’s Network will be hosting a mentorship evening to encourage the guidance and engagement of women in the electrical industry. Join in on the discussion of recruitment and help BCEA reach their goal of raising $30,000 for the Easter Seals. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Joey Burnaby. >> More Info

ECANB course on CSA Z463

Date & Location: Feb. 11 • Fredericton, N.B.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick (ECANB) is now a registered and approved provider of CSA courses, and registration is open for its first offering—a one-day course on CSA Z463 “Maintenance of Electrical Systems”. Cost is $495 per person. >> More Info

EIAA Electrical Inspectors of Alberta technical conference

Date & Location: Feb. 12-13 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA) is hosting its annual technical conference at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton. Confirmed speakers include: Ark Tsisserev, presenting on CE Code Section 24 (healthcare facilities); and Rene Leduc, presenting on CE Code Section 10 (grounding and bonding). >> More Info