December 10, 2018 – Catalyst Sales & Marketing, a Halifax-based agency serving the electrical distributor and lighting showroom markets, has hired Taylor Witty as head of operations.
December 7, 2018 – The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) recently marked its 20th anniversary with the introduction of a new awards program to recognize the contributions of and dedication demonstrated by leaders in the sector.
December 4, 2018 - Bartle & Gibson, an independent Western Canadian distributor of electrical, heating and plumbing products, recently hired Erica Grinnell for its distribution branch in Port Coquitlam, B.C., as electrical sales manager.
December 4, 2018 – Halifax-based Next Sales and Marketing has signed on to represent manufacturer and supplier Britech’s electric radiant heating cable systems throughout Atlantic Canada.
December 3, 2018 - Lumca, an outdoor lighting firm based in Quebec City, won the lion’s share of a tender for a $28-million project to replace Montreal’s decorative light fixtures with LEDs.
November 30, 2018 - The current-carrying capacity of a cable, better known as its ampacity, is a value from the code table, right? Select a cable, select a table, and off you go. What is often overlooked, however, is that the ampacity given for a cable is actually governed by heat flow.
November 27, 2018 - While the title of this article may seem somewhat harsh, there is a trend in subcontract language today we need to address because it could cause ‘project cancer.’

November 27, 2018 – O’Neil Electric Supply has selected Siemens Canada as its new power distribution equipment partner to serve electrical contractors in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and across Southern Ontario.
November 26, 2018 - Electrical contractors have increasingly adopted light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for illuminating industrial settings, primarily because they offer a more energy-efficient alternative to high-pressure sodium (HPS) and other conventional lighting systems. Recent data, however, also demonstrates a correlation between the technology and industrial workplace safety and efficiency, suggesting a switch to high-performance LED systems in these environments can significantly improve productivity and reduce the risk of accidents and other hazards.

November 26, 2018 - One winter morning in early 2004, PhD student Jodie Lane was walking her dogs through the slushy sidewalks of New York City when all of a sudden, without any warning, both she and her dogs were writhing in pain, hit by an invisible force. A metal sidewalk plate had become energized at 57 V, due to the corrosion and insulation failure of an antiquated and poorly maintained wiring system beneath it.
November 26, 2018 - It has long been the goal of architects and designers to create spaces for human comfort. For today’s workforce, especially, this means thoughtfully designed and built environments that help attract and retain top talent in the workforce and promote innovation and creativity.
November 25, 2018 – The board of directors for the Electrical Contractors Association of Ottawa (ECA Ottawa) recently appointed Daryl Sharkey executive director.
November 23, 2018 – Technical Safety BC’s president and CEO, Catherine Roome, has been honoured as one of Canada’s ‘top 100 most powerful women’ for 2018.
November 20, 2018 – On Nov. 6 and 7, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) hosted its inaugural Supporting Women in Trades (SWIT) Conference in Halifax, bringing together more than 350 delegates to discuss female participation in electrical work and skilled trades.
November 19, 2018 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has welcomed Claudia Hamza as product sections manager. She is filling in for Cherith Sinasac’s maternity leave.
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