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Carbone Lorraine has acquired General Electric’s Power Fuse operations from GE Consumer & Industrial through its American-based Electrical Protection division, Ferraz Shawmut LLC. Based in Vieques, Puerto Rico, the operations will be combined with the existing Ferraz Shawmut medium-voltage fuse business based in Newburyport, Mass.
Knaack LLC recently announced its Weather Guard 2008 “Tough Truck Driveaway” promotion, which runs until November 30. For the third year in a row, one grand prize winner will get the keys to a new Toyota Tundra. The truck will be upfitted with various Weather Guard storage equipment and accessories valued at $2700. CLICK HERE to enter.
“Do you know the inner secrets of sales and marketing success?” The National Association of Electrical Distributors’ (NAED’s) annual electrical sales and marketing conference, AdVenture, wants to help you answer “Yes!” to that question. AdVenture’s sessions arte facilitated by experts in industry consultation, sales, media, marketing and related fields. The lineup includes sessions and panel discussions such as:
LonMark International (LMI) signed a marketing agreement with the newly founded NewEnergy Alliance (founded by Constellation Alliance LLC, a subsidiary of Constellation NewEnergy). The alliance aims to forge a new electricity load model that will surpass the current utility-driven, demand-response offering. It also aims to create smarter, more ‘Energy Responsive Buildings’ and provide end users with more control over their energy costs.
KorKap—a player in PVC-coated galvanized rigid conduit—has announced a price increase, which was put into effect at the beginning of July. This move comes as a result of rising raw material cost and market trends, says the company. It has also released a new price guide that’s available for download.KorKap
Effective Tuesday, July 15, MaxLab ceased operations at its 8114 TransCanada Highway address (Ville St. Laurent, Que.) and is now in its new building at 8495 Dalton in Montreal.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) has launched a new website providing information, ongoing updates and free resources highlighting its new wireless communication engineering technologies (WCET) certification program.
International Computer and Communication Systems’ new product line card is a condensed version of its full-line product catalogue, capturing its structured cabling product lines. The full-colour line card features ICC’s new Cat 6A modular connectors, patch panels and patch cords. Also, it highlights the company’s new 10 Gig fiber optic MPO plug-n-play solutions. Contractors and installers now have a convenient way to search and order ICC products fast, says the company.CLICK HERE to visit ICC online and download a PDF of the product line card.
Russound, distributor of multiroom audio and video systems, and Home Automation Inc., manufacturer of integrated automation and security products, have signed an agreement that allows the two to collaborate in a new program called “EnCompass”.
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ADC has a new version of its InterReach Fusion in-building cellular system tailored specifically for Canadian cellular providers. The new system supports 800 iDEN/SMR, 850MHz cellular and 1900MHz frequencies, and will accommodate all Canadian carriers, including: Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus. First deployment of the new InterReach Fusion system is at the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion, site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Osram Sylvania announced Scott Brouwer—an electrician with North Star Electric (Burlington, Ont.)—as the first of five winners of its Canadian “Bright Lights, Big Events” Contest.
Altair Engineering—parent company of LED lighting developer ilumisys—has been granted a judgment and permanent injunction against High Tech Global Group Co. Ltd. (HTGG), a Taiwanese manufacturer. Altair brought action against HTGG when it discovered the company was infringing upon its patent for LED-driven replacement lighting for fluorescent lamps.
Hank Paquin, president of the Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia, recently announced the appointment of Deborah Cahill as ECABC’s new executive director.
Electrical Business’ sister publication, Network & Cabling (Canada’s information transport systems magazine), is pleased to introduce the NETcomm Maritimes 2008 Conference in Halifax, N.S., on September 3 & 4, 2008.

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