Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

May 3, 2019 – Model P03615 portable generators manufactured by Firman Power Equipment have been recalled due to the risk of a gas leak, which poses a potential hazard of toxicity and flammability.
April 30, 2019 – Kelly Hanson has joined Cascadia Sales, an independent manufacturers’ representative for the electrical and lighting industries in British Columbia, as agency principal.
April 30, 2019 – Just before the opening of last week’s Mecanex/Climatex/Électricité/Éclairage (MCEE) trade show at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure, the winners of the show’s New Products Competition were announced.
April 30, 2019 – Platinum Tools has introduced the MapMaster Mini Pocket RJ45 cable tester and will be featuring it at the InfoComm trade show this June in Orlando, Fla.
April 30, 2019 – Nedco, a Rexel-banner wholesale electrical supply distributor for contractors and electricians, has announced it will soon reopen its branch in London, Ont.
April 25, 2019 – Tuffy Security Products’ Model 354 is a  console insert for 2019 Dodge Ram pickup trucks, designed to be concealed under the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s) sliding tray, except versions with cup holders that have lids.
April 23, 2019 – CSA has listed Meltric’s upgraded DS200 power receptacle for Zone 2 hazardous locations.
April 17, 2019 – Ulrich Spiesshofer is stepping down as CEO of international technology firm ABB, through a mutual agreement with the company’s board of directors. The board’s chair, Peter Voser, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately, until a new official CEO is found.
April 17, 2019 – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, which develops ‘smart’ connected lighting systems based on Wi-Fi technology.
April 15, 2019 – Winnipeg-headquartered lighting and electrical product distributor B.A. Robinson has rebranded its wholesale and showroom businesses as ‘Robinson Supply’ and ‘Robinson,’ respectively.
April 15, 2019 – A provincial court in Orangeville, Ont., has ordered Alexander Bonello, operating as Btek Renewable Energy Products from nearby Tottenham, to pay a $10,000 fine and a $2,500 victim surcharge for work he conducted without an electrical contractor’s licence and for failing to apply for an inspection.
April 15, 2019 – Effective May 13, 2019, John Gorman will become president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA). He currently holds the same leadership role with the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).
April 15, 2019 – Honda Canada has recalled its EU2200i portable generator, as its manual fuel valve can leak gasoline, posing a fire and burn hazard.
April 12, 2019 – Arlington’s new FLBR5420-series recessed floor box kits feature two low-voltage (LV) openings, an ultra-thin stamped steel flange and flush-to-the-floor in-use and blank covers.
April 12, 2019 - To help its electricians in work trucks service everything “from plugs in walls to shopping malls” in an efficient and adaptable manner, Olson Electric—a residential, industrial and commercial contractor based in Sechelt, B.C., that has been in business since 1990—relies on fleet management technology and telematics software to save time and fuel.
April 12, 2019 - On Nov. 30, 2018, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and its standards association (IEEE-SA) published a new technical guide for performing arc-flash hazard calculations to help reduce burn injuries suffered by qualified workers due to equipment failure or less-than-adequate work practices.
April 12, 2019 – Effective today, Roxanne Lafond will lead Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in Quebec, supporting the industry association’s activities and programs in the region.
April 11, 2019 – Health Canada has announced recalls for a variety of electrical heaters due to fire hazards, including products manufactured by Ouellet (examples pictured), Electrimart, Global Commander, Stelpro Design, Uniwatt, Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex.
April 11, 2019 - Outdoor lighting can visually transform an existing physical site. By way of example, downtown Winnipeg’s 100-year-old Metropolitan Theatre was recently upgraded with high-output accent lighting. Located across from Bell MTS Place, the historic landmark—now a conference, banquet and meeting facility named the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, but colloquially known simply as ‘The Met’—served as ‘party central’ during the Winnipeg Jets’ National Hockey League (NHL) playoff run in 2018.

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