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Editor's Note 
I am attending Electrofed’s annual conference next week in Banff. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and gathering news and stories to share.
- Anthony Capkun, Editor-Publisher

Southwire Canada’s new HQ an endorsement of hybrid work models

Southwire has relocated its Canadian corporate office, from Cancross Court to 5770 Hurontario Street, Suite 600, in Mississauga, Ont. “I’m proud of Southwire’s new office, as it embodies our commitment to being an employer of choice,” said Tim King, president, Southwire Canada.

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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.

Budget 2024: CCA says focus on “shovel-worthy” projects rather than just shovel-ready

“Budget 2024 sets a bold objective to help Canadians buy homes, but misses the mark on delivering sufficient investment and a plan to ensure a steady flow of funds to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges,” said Mary Van Buren, president, Canadian Construction Association. “While we acknowledge some initiatives […], the conditions attached and lack of strategic vision are concerning.”

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Rise of the machines! The value of collaborative robots in prefab

If you haven’t put much thought into why you might purchase a cobot for your prefab shop, now is a very good time to do so. Designed to work alongside human operators—where they collaborate on part of the overall manufacturing process—collaborative robots (cobots) have never been more versatile and safe, and provide so many benefits, including an ROI that has never been faster. » Read more

EBH & Son strengthens presence with new Edmonton distribution centre

E.B. Horsman & Son is opening a new distribution centre in Northwest Edmonton. “Our new Edmonton distribution centre is a big step for us,” said Tim Horsman, president & CEO. “This expansion underscores our dedication to providing exceptional service to our customers, and further strengthens our presence in the Western Canadian market.” » Read more

NB Power greenlights 25-MW Neweg Energy Project

NB Power announced the Neweg Energy Project has been selected as the inaugural initiative under the Renewables Expressions of Interest (REoI) it issued in 2023. The project is being developed by Natural Forces (a privately owned power producer) and Mi’gmaq United Investment Network (MUIN)—an economic development company representing several Mi’gmaq communities. » Read more


VarianHome Bundle: smart controller and Level 2 charger

The VarianHome Bundle from Variablegrid consists of the VarianHome controller paired with the VarianR40 Level 2 smart charger. This package leverages the company’s EV energy management system (EVEMS) technology to optimize a home’s available power. » Learn more


FLIR CM276 clamp meter and thermal imaging camera

The CM276 is suitable for a variety of commercial and industrial electrical inspection applications, including solar PV DC measurements up to 1500 V with optional PV test leads. It features variable frequency drive (VFD) mode, True RMS, and Low Impedance (LoZ) mode for other scenarios. » Learn more


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Electro-Federation Canada annual industry conference

May 28-30, Banff, Alta. Electrical Business Magazine’s editor, Anthony Capkun, will be there—as always, looking for news and stories. » More info

Low-voltage and Systems Integration Symposium

June 5, Toronto. Electrical Business Magazine’s editor, Anthony Capkun, will be there! » More info