News & Articles
February 25, 2017 - EBMag has learned the Graybar Canada branch staff of 2760 Deziel Drive (Windsor, Ont.) is moving back home. You may recall the branch was displaced back in August 2016 after being struck by an F2 tornado.
February 9, 2017 - Through its partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Quebec, electric heater manufacturer Convectair is providing heating units for two semi-detached houses in Ormstown.
February 9, 2017 - “This is a historic moment [...] We want to recognize it throughout the year, and we will therefore be organizing celebratory events every month,” said Martin Beaulieu, president of Ouellet Canada, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Congratulations!
January 24, 2017 - Through its subsidiary Canadian subsidiary, German-based Siemens AG plans to invest $110.6 million in R&D activities at its plant in Dorval, Que., to design and make improvements to aero-derivative gas turbines, which are used for the production of electricity (among other things).
January 24, 2017 - A new energy efficiency report, “Getting it right: A more energy-efficient Alberta” aims to provide the province with a roadmap “for creating jobs, diversifying the economy and saving Albertans money”.
January 13, 2017 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued its Call for Entries for the 2017 Industry Recognition Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has influenced the Canadian electrical industry—either as a current or retired industry delegate—or as an industry supporter.
February 14, 2017 - For over 100 years, incandescent, fluorescent, quartz/halogen and HID lighting ruled the roost. Components were standardized, so electricians could solve any problem using generic replacement parts.
February 14, 2017 - When it comes to production drilling and setting poles, electric utilities and their contractors frequently make decisions onsite regarding the best equipment and tool for the job. Boring reports provide some insight into the geological make-up of the ground, but the reality is conditions can vary dramatically between locations... even those that are just a few feet apart.
February 6, 2017 - As seasons change, it’s time to optimize lighting to adjust for longer or shorter daylight hours and inclement weather, and to ensure a balance of natural and artificial lighting for comfort, safety, productivity and cost savings.
January 20, 2017 - With a name like Hotel Le Crystal, this five-star Montreal building is all about the luminosity. So when the time came to revamp its lighting in Summer 2015, only “state-of-the-art technology” was an option, according to Francois Guité, Hotel Le Crystal administrator.
January 20, 2017 - While this article is intended for the end user (homeowner), we feel it can serve as an excellent tool for selling clients on the idea of electric heat. It was developed by Electro-Federation Canada’s Electric Heat Section, which comprises the following Canadian manufacturer members: Convectair-NMT Inc., Dimplex North America Ltd., EasyHeat, FlexTherm Inc., Ouellet Canada Inc., Stelpro Design Inc., Thermon Canada Inc.
January 20, 2017 - Occasionally, an organization or individual becomes aware of a consumer or commercial product that appears unsafe, or does not appear to be a legitimate product properly certified for its intended purpose.
February 22, 2017 - Long Bridge Inc., specializing in the construction of custom electrical control panels and based in Cambridge, Ont., has merged with IDT Systems Inc.
February 13, 2017 - Congratulations to Mac’s II Agencies Ltd., based in Coquitlam, B.C., for taking home one of Arlington’s 2016 sales awards.
February 10, 2017 - Celebrating a first for a northern Canadian company, Yukon Energy Corp. has achieved the Sustainable Electricity Company designation for its “commitment to sustainable business practices”, from the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).
February 9, 2017 - Solatrim LLC, a player in protective barriers for residential rooftop solar systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Guillevin Greentech (London, Ont.), a newly launched renewable energy division of Guillevin International Co.
February 7, 2017 - Standard Products has announced a partnership with Axis Sales and Marketing agency, effective as of last month.
February 6, 2017 - Manitoba Hydro has announced a corporate restructuring of the utility and changes to its executive leadership, which reduces the executive team by 30 per cent, it says. “These moves will both improve operational efficiencies and align with the corporation's goal of strengthening its financial position,” the utility notes.
February 1, 2017 - “I want to thank you for your time today. We’ll let you know our decision as soon as possible. We have two other contractors coming by to price the job this week. We want to ensure we get the right contractor at the best price. I’m sure you understand.” Sound familiar?
November 1, 2016 - It’s that time of year when we ask ourselves questions like: “Where did the year go? I still have so much left to accomplish!” or “Where did I go wrong? I didn’t get the results I wanted from my business!”
August 1, 2016 - Do you work overtime nearly every day to get more sales because you believe the only way to get more profit is by working 10x harder than everyone else? Does it sometimes feel like you’re working for nothing? If you’re just hoping things will change for the better, I have to be blunt... they won’t.
June 30, 2016 - You’re driving home after a long day of work, and your phone rings with yet another call from your team. They need your direction on something that should be routine for them. Yet again you have to pull up your sleeves to do a task you know is way below your pay grade.
Take your business & team from chaos to control • May 27, 2016 - Have you ever had to run a large-scale job with a poorly structured set of plans? Or perhaps you’ve had to run a job without any plans at all?
April 13, 2016 - “You may be surprised to learn some of the clients who you thought were As and Bs are actually Cs and Ds!” writes Andrew Houston in his April 2016 column “Kick your C&D clients to the curb”. But how?
January 18, 2017 - A though not new, Escrow Bid Documents are being increasingly used in tender requirements for many public agencies and, in particular, municipalities.
October 11, 2016 - Hiring a lawyer is not usually at the top of someone’s To Do list, but there may come a time when you, as a contractor, have no other choice. It’s an expensive process, and you do yourself no favours by loading your lawyer with basic project records and organization issues. Here are my suggestions to keep things running smoothly and a little less pricey:
July 6, 2016 - We are always told the United States is the land of the free; they project an image that is often anti-government intervention and, by extension, anti-legislation, and yet they have legislation that prohibits a specific contractual term that you, as a contractor, sign up for each and every week. I’m talking about indemnity clauses.
February 27, 2017 - “I-Gard has long been a pioneer in creating remarkable grounding solutions, and I look forward to leveraging my experience and foundation as a licensed electrician to provide customers with education and innovation to support a safe working environment,” said Paul Morrow, who has been appointed the company’s director of sales.
February 14, 2017 - Sergio Vergara is now the senior sales and application engineer of Eastern Canada for Wago.
February 13, 2017 - Walter Surface Technologies has appointed Marc-André Aubé president and chief operating officer.
February 10, 2017 - Beghelli Canada welcomed Collin Jacques to its Western Canada management team as Western Regional Manager, replacing Bob Love, who is retiring in the coming months.
February 9, 2017 - Blair MacGillis has joined Universal Lighting Technologies Inc., a member of the Panasonic Group, as Canadian distribution and OEM regional sales manager for Quebec and the Eastern Canadian provinces.
February 9, 2017 - After 23 and-a-half years as the head of Contact Delage, the manufacturer rep agency reports Guy Goupil has decided to leave the company to pursue consulting work.
January 30, 2017 - EBMag was on site in Mont Tremblant last week for the Avalanche Media 2.0 event, hosted by Stanley Black & Decker and its subsidiaries.
December 13, 2016 - Electricity Human Resources Canada celebrated its 11th Anniversary & Awards of Excellence Luncheon earlier this month. Congratulations to all the winners!
December 5, 2016 - EBMag was hounding the massive floor of The Buildings Show 2016 last week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, scouring Construct Canada as well as PM Expo and IIDEXCanada.
November 10, 2016 (Updated November 14 with photo gallery) - EBMag’s Renée Francoeur was in New York, N.Y., as Legrand—along with partners Amazon Alexa, Samsung and Cisco—launched Eliot: an IoT (internet of things) program that “advances connectivity and intelligence in the built environment and enhances value in the use of connected products”.
October 24, 2016 - EBMag had a great time last week in National Harbor, Maryland, at the annual North American Meeting of Affiliated Distributors’ Electrical Supply Division (NAM ESD), where both AD distributors and suppliers gather to talk shop and business, and—just as importantly—catch up with one another, and with Electrical Business Magazine.
October 14, 2016 - The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t the future—it’s in the now and it’s happening all around us. This was what the 3rd Annual Connected+ Conference & Expo reminded attendees on Wednesday and Thursday at the Arcadian Loft in Toronto this week.
PowerTest 2017 by NETAMon Feb 27, 2017
AEA Electrical Learning Expo 2017Thu Mar 02, 2017
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