July 20, 2016 - Grade 11 students at the high school in Port Perry, Ont. were handed a dose of real-life scenarios from the world of electricians and powerline technicians earlier this year, thanks to a new Electrical Network program launched in February 2016.
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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.
Published in Level Up
June 14, 2016 - EBMag was fortunate enough to be at the international Light+Building Show in Frankfurt, Germany earlier this year—a special danke to host Messe Frankfurt for the invite! There we stumbled upon the Ubiquilux booth, a Canadian company that claims the world’s first gesture control light switch as its brainchild.
Published in Lighting & HVAC
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?
Published in Level Up
May 25, 2016 - Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro (NOTLH) is taking an interesting, hands-on approach to studying the impact electric vehicle (EV) charging has and will have on the grid and how to successfully monitor and balance that load.
Published in Vehicles
May 24, 2016 - Dyson Canada was recently rolling out some lighting (and air dryer) glam at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto for a special event geared to architects and specifiers and EBMag was there to capture a new LED product introduction.
Published in Photo Gallery
May 22, 2016 - With so many existing awards programs for marketing, why participate in EFC’s Marketing Awards program?
Published in Business
April 21, 2016 - “The first lighting revolution is over [...] LED won,” explained Cree’s Gary Trott during the Grand Opening of Cree Canada’s Lighting Experience Centre. So what purpose, then, does an “experience” centre serve?
Published in Business
April 20, 2016 - Just for fun, Dan Carnovale and Dave Loucks of Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center present their own unique interpretation of basic electrical principles and history, such as
Published in Personalities
April 18, 2016 - Legrand North America is flipping the switch today on a new 500kW, solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system to provide power to its HQ in West Hartford, Conn., and EBMag is there to watch them “Flick the Switch”.
Published in News
April 14, 2016 - It was 1968 when Bob Shapiro “reluctantly” entered the electrical distribution business. “I was working for IBM, and I had other plans,” says the president of Franklin Empire, who received EFC’s 2016 Industry Recognition Award yesterday.
Published in Personalities
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?
Published in Level Up
April 8, 2016 - In stark contrast to the plethora of white chassis models on display throughout the Work Truck Show 2016 earlier this year, one of Ford’s new 2017 Super Duty options made its debut in Cherry Red.
Published in Vehicles
April 7, 2016 - Electro-Fed Canada wants to hear from its Young Professionals Network about what they want to see in the industry over the coming years.
Published in News
April 7, 2016 - Skills Ontario says the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada, adding it is “thrilled to announce that the event will be moving to the Toronto Congress Centre in 2017”.
Published in Training & Education
April 4, 2016 - Congrats to Ranger Design who took home the Work Truck Show 2016 Innovation Award for its new Max View safety partition. Built from thermoformed ABS and polycarbonate, this product is “engineered to resist maximum impact,” said sales manager Steve Milizia. Compared to its other models, Ranger Design says this one is tighter fitting for improved climate control and rattle free.
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March 31, 2016 (updated with video April 25, 2016) - Campbell Company of Canada officially unveiled its combined heat & power (CHP) system at its Toronto plant today, in partnership with Toronto Hydro. The company says it's their only site in North America to boast this technology.
Published in Generation
March 31, 2016 - Bolt Star aims to improve crew productivity by eliminating the practice of building wood bolt templates for round concrete foundations commonly specified for parking lot and outdoor area lighting, tennis and sports courts, streetlighting, security camera poles, etc.
Published in Tools and Equipment
March 21, 2016 - Electro-Federation Canada has launched its 2016 Marketing Awards Program, and Electrical Business Magazine is proudly sponsoring the Customer Event/Tradeshow category.
Published in News
March 21, 2016 - EBMag caught up with Mark Greer of Altec Industries at the Work Truck Show 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind. recently. He chatted with us about the new JEMS (Jobsite Energy Management System) 4 Series for utility work trucks, which “enhances engine life and reduces engine maintenance by automatically eliminated unneeded idle time”.
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