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With 20 years as editor of Electrical Business, I am amazed by all the change in Canada’s electrical industry. What do YOU see happening in the next 20 years? Let me know at acapkun@ebmag.com!
- Anthony Capkun, Editor-Publisher

Bring certainty to wire and cable estimates – The Estimator

Making a mistake when estimating the length, size, and/or type of wire can cause significant cost overruns and delays, require additional labour and, potentially, eliminate any profit—or even cause a financial loss—on the job. Translation? You want to get this right. Remember, an estimate is only a budget: your job is to make it as accurate as possible.

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Expansion joint system helps expand sustainable transportation possibilities

The largest public transit project in Quebec in the last 50 years is relying on the ability of the local ABB Installation Products team to develop and supply a custom expansion joint system that is able to withstand Montreal’s extreme temperature fluctuations, and provide up to 24X greater span than standard expansion joints.

Northern Cables welcomes Mike Christiansen as Western Canada territory manager

As part of its strategy to expand its market presence and enhance customer engagement in the West, Northern Cables Inc. (Brockville, Ont.) has tapped Mike Christiansen to oversee strategic sales initiatives, focusing on building customer loyalty through enhanced service models and innovative solutions, capitalizing on his extensive background in both manufacturing and distribution.

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Connecting Nunavut to the North American grid

Nukik Corporation will be receiving an additional $2.8 million from the Northern REACHE program to advance the Kivalliq Hydro-Fiber Link project. “Nunavut needs energy and connectivity optionality, and this additional funding [...] will allow important development activities to proceed [...]” said Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin. The KHFL is a 1200-km transmission project that seeks to connect Nunavut’s Kivalliq region to Manitoba’s electricity grid. » Read more

Ontario building permits see gains across all components

Month over month, the total value of building permits in Canada increased 9.3% to $11.8 billion in February, reports Statistics Canada. The non-residential sector grew 12.3% to $4.7 billion due to the issuance of several major construction permits, while the residential sector increased 7.4% to $7.1 billion. Ontario (+21.7% to $5.0 billion) led the growth, with gains occurring across all components. » Read more

Know a student who could use a hand up? Check out EFC’s Scholarship Program

Supported by numerous Electro-Federation Canada members—companies that manufacture, distribute, market, and sell a range of electrical products—“The EFC Scholarship Program is [...] making a significant impact in growing potential industry talent through educational financial support to Canadian students,” said Catherine McKeown, chair of the scholarship committee. » Read more


Eaton’s Green Motion DC chargers for private electric fleets

Designed for private fleets, Eaton’s Green Motion DC chargers promise fast charge times for high-powered light- and medium-duty electric vehicles. The compact chargers can charge two connected vehicles simultaneously, reducing installation cost per port and maximizing space. » Learn more


Fluke PVA-1500 Series I-V curve tracer for solar testing

Fluke says its PVA-1500 Series I-V curve tracer will “empower utility-scale solar technicians with speed, accuracy, and streamlined testing operations for effective service and maintenance”. » Learn more


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