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Orange EV expands zero-emission truck sales in Canada

Orange EV—a heavy-duty electric truck manufacturer—has expanded into the Canadian market. Yard trucks are used to move trailers and containers at distribution centres, manufacturing plants, warehouses, rail intermodal sites, ports, and other such facilities. According to Orange, its solution of trucks and chargers offers a reliable and cost-effective solution to traditional diesel units, often achieving payback “in less than three years in heavy-use operations, even without incentives”.

Glencore helps advance battery EV expertise at Cambrian

Cambrian College’s Battery Electric Vehicle Lab and Indigenous students both got a shot in the arm from Glencore Canada Corp.–Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations with a $350,000 donation. The investment will be directed toward various aspects of the college’s BEV lab, including its construction, annual operating costs and equipment procurement, plus an endowment fund that will provide annual bursaries to Indigenous students.

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Beacons for talent and innovation – Canada Best Managed

Deloitte Canada announced the companies that have joined the ranks of Canada’s Best Managed Companies (2023), and updated its list of Best Managed, Gold Standard, and Platinum Club companies. “I am always amazed by the fortitude of our Best Managed Companies, who continue to act as global beacons for all of the talent and innovation Canada has to offer,” said Lorrie King, program co-leader. So which companies in the Electrical sector made the cut? » Read more

Women IN power – Erin Pollard

Her dad “was extremely proud when I became an electrician”, says Black & McDonald’s Erin Pollard, smiling. “He’ll tell everybody that his daughter’s an electrician. He’s always prepared to brag.” She did not come to the electrical trade by the traditional means. That is, no one in her family is an electrician—or in a construction trade, for that matter—nor was she inspired by a high school teacher or the like. Instead, she decided one day she would just do it. » Meet Erin

Women IN power – Lora Cardinal

If anything galvanized Lora Cardinal’s interest in pursuing the skilled trades, it was when her family moved to Fort McMurray, Alta., where—because of the oil industry—“any trade is very popular”. While still in high school, she broached her Native Liaison about the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), who excitedly encouraged her to go for it, “because I would be one of the first aboriginal students to start something like that”. » Meet Lora


Milwaukee Tool M-Spector inspection cameras

The M12 M-Spector 360 and M-Spector inspection cameras are designed for easy inspections and clear images. The smaller camera head improves navigation while 360-deg image rotation allows for easy adjustment by physically rotating the screen or using the all-new digital rotation at the push of a button. » Learn more


Satco/Nuvo adjustable post top area lights

Satco/Nuvo’s new LED adjustable post top area light is suitable for general area lighting applications that require an efficient architectural light source with precise control. The locking articulating head allows adjustments from 0 deg to 90 deg for directional illumination. » Learn more


EASA Convention & Solutions Expo

June 24-27, National Harbor, Md. » More info

IES Annual Conference

August 3-5, Schaumburg, Ill. » More info