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Pickup trucks see the largest growth among battery electric vehicles

Canadians registered 466,990 new vehicles in the second quarter of 2023, reports Statistics Canada. So, what are we buying? In Q2, the sole year-over-year decrease was observed in passenger cars (-7.1%), despite increasing 37.0% from the previous quarter. In the second quarter, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) had the largest percentage increase amongst fuel types (+49.3%) when compared with one year earlier, followed by hybrid electric vehicles, which increased 42.0% during the same period.

Ted Simpson joins HPS as vice-president of marketing

Hammond Power Solutions has appointed Ted Simpson to the position of vice-president, Marketing. “It’s exciting for me to be a part of a team who has over a century-long legacy of innovation, and who has earned the reputation as a trusted partner committed to modernizing electrical applications in the most sustainable manner possible,” said Simpson.

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Brady Canada celebrates 65th anniversary

Brady Canada—a manufacturer of “complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places”—is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Congratulations! (SEE our PHOTOS). “Brady Canada has certainly evolved since the first office was opened in 1958,” noted Jamie Button, country manager-Canada. “Our small team has hundreds of years of tenure, which says a lot about the company and its culture.” » Read more

ESA loses 12% of workforce to strike action

Employees of Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) who belong to the Society of United Professionals (SUP) commenced strike action in late September. The Society represents about 12% of ESA’s workforce, whose positions range from product safety specialists and engineers to communications, IT technicians, analysts, and technical advisors. » Read more

Now open: intake for Dewalt’s Trades Scholarship 2024

Dewalt is accepting applications for the 2024 Dewalt Trades Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to those pursuing a trade degree or certificate. Now in its fifth year, the program will award $200,000 in scholarships to 40 students across the United States and Canada. ACT NOW: The deadline to apply is January 17, 2024 (3 pm CT) or when 1000 applications have been received. » Apply now


Hubbell 4- and 5- wire Twist-Lock Edge plugs and flanged inlets

Hubbell Canada announced it offers 4- and 5-wire Twist-Lock Edge plugs and flanged inlets boasting a “screwless termination” method. When the lever (or plunger) is activated, strong spring tension applies pressure on the conductor to create a strong termination, allowing you to terminate up to 80% faster. » Learn more


Ledvance TapTronic LED drivers—programmable any time, anywhere

Ledvance says its fully field-programmable TapTronic LED drivers come with the latest interface data transfer communication, and cover various wattages within each of the compact, linear and outdoor model series. Near Field Communication (NFC) converts your phone to a personal programming tool via a free app. » Learn more



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CUTRIC Zero-Emission Transit and Mobility Conference

October 17-18, Burlington, Ont. CUTRIC is the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium. » More info