July 14, 2016 - The 8th annual Sylvania Socket Survey, released this month by LEDvance, found lighting to be one of the top forms of smart technology Americans own (this is a U.S.-based survey), with a 40% increase since 2015.
July 11, 2016 - Thomas & Betts Canada has announced the winners of the Star Teck fittings “Win a garage make-over promotion” that ran from March 1, 2016 to April 29, 2016.
July 8, 2016 - Last month, Convectair—a manufacturer and distributor of electric heaters—officially opened its new Centre for Expertise & Training in Sainte Thérèse, Que., which will focus on optimizing and developing energy conservation technologies.
July 8, 2016 - Eaton Canada and its employees have donated close to $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for the Fort McMurray relief fund.
July 6, 2016 - Horizon Utilities says it’s helping deliver more than electricity after donating a cargo van to Habitat for Humanity Niagara to assist with their growing need to transport materials for programs, services and events. The van, equipped with ladder racks and interior shelving, is retired from Horizon Utilities’ fleet.
June 29, 2016 - Decommissioned laptops received a second life thanks to Siemens and three charities working to ease the transition to Canadian life for Syrian refugees in Calgary, Alta. Siemens employees, charity representatives and Syrian families volunteered at a workshop to complete the refurbishment of the 230 computers that began earlier this month at Siemens’ Canadian headquarters in Oakville, Ont. The workshop was conducted by Corporations For Community Connections (CFCC), a registered Canadian charity founded by Siemens employees, and the laptops will be distributed by the Centre for Newcomers and Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.
June 28, 2016 - Milwaukee Tool has a handful of impressive prizes up its sleeve while on the hunt for the hardest worker.
June 28, 2016 - Leviton welcomes SS Lighting as its new lighting controls and energy management representatives in the southern Alberta region. They will promote this portion of the Leviton brand “with a strong focus on the engineers, projects and contractors,” the company said.
June 23, 2016 - Stelpro employees tightened their laces and hit the pavement for a good cause recently. The 13th edition of “La Grande Virée des Sentiers du Mont-Saint-Bruno” funnelled $18,000 to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation (University Hospital Centre for Mothers and Children), bringing the total amount of donations from Stelpro over the past 9 years to $150,000.
June 22, 2016 - Schneider Electric has donated QED switchboards to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 303 Niagara and Local 804 Kitchener-Waterloo training facilities. The company says these switchboards, valued at approximately $8000 each, will assist in the training and development of electrical workers in these regions.
June 22, 2016 - The National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO), also known as the “voice of Canada’s electrical industry on workforce development issues”, hosted a training conference in Vancouver on June 4, 2016, to consider the industry’s response to emerging technologies and related skills requirements.
June 17, 2016 - Members of the Stanley Black & Decker Canada crew put on their hardhats for a good cause earlier this week, taking part in the Habitat for Humanity GTA (Greater Toronto Region) Adopt-a-Day Program.
June 17, 2016 - The global market for residential Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services, including forecasts for shipments, installed base, average selling prices, and revenue was the focal point in a new report from Navigant Research.
June 15, 2016 - Alberta’s Safety Codes Council Conference 2016 wrapped up earlier this month in Banff, Alta. and a surprise visit from Mario and Luigi during a networking session seemed to have everyone in high spirits.
June 13, 2016 - At a recent electric vehicle car rally in Chilliwack, B.C., the provincial government announced it is providing $600,000 under the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program to “encourage and accelerate the use of electric vehicles in public and private fleets”.

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