(VIDEO added Nov 21, 2015) October 22, 2015 - Energy Efficient Lighting Co. (EEL) and Ultrasave Lighting recently celebrated the official grand opening of their new facility in Markham, Ont. This two-unit, 33,000-sf building has been the new home for both companies since late July 2015.
October 20, 2015 - Searching for Canada’s competitive advantage in manufacturing was the theme at a recent Ivey Idea Forum we attended, where leaders such as Siemens Canada’s Robert Hardt and Linamar Corp.’s Linda Hasenfratz shared their thoughts on what Canadian manufacturers already do well and what more can be done to give us that global competitive edge.
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September 24, 2015 - It was Back to the Future yesterday at Baka Communications’ headquarters in Etobicoke, Ont. as the wireless solutions company—which says it hosts the first and largest solar plug-in canopy for electric vehicles in North America—celebrated 30 years and the unveiling of a new addition to the canopy.
August 28, 2015* - “I myself in the beginning didn’t believe this existed.” Those are the words of Dr. Joel Fish, chief medical officer at St. John’s Rehab hospital, speaking about the phenomenon known as Invisible Electrical Injury... which may not be as horrific a tragedy as that of electrical burn victims, but can be life-changing and traumatic nonetheless.
August 28, 2015* - “Is she still gonna love me? I’m not the same guy she married,” thought powerline worker Paul Hebert of his newlywed, Lorraine, as he finally returned home from the hospital after suffering the explosive wrath of 14,400 volts on a cold winter day. But that was just the start of his terrible journey...
August 28, 2015* - And that list goes on, by the way, to include alcohol, prescription drugs, power tools, light bulbs, power bars and more. All of these items have one thing in common: they are among the only two things that get counterfeited: anything and everything!
August 21, 2015 - Earlier this week, several electrical industry leaders took it on the chin (so to speak) to raise about $18,000 with the very first Power2Feed Pie Challenge in support of Canadian Feed the Children.
July 21, 2015 - Saskatoon, Sask., recently hosted the 21st Skills Canada National Competition, where “the best and brightest students and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies were tried, tested and judged”, and EBMag correspondent Mike Edwards was there to take in the action.
(UPDATED July 20, 2015) June 12, 2015 - “Customers want to touch and feel what they’re buying,” explained Gary Arnott, GE Industrial Solutions’ general manager, North America Sales, “hence the popularity of the Customer Experience Centre.”
June 19, 2015 - EBMag recently returned from the grand opening celebration of Acklands-Grainger’s new distribution centre in Caledon, Ont where we toured the 35,000 sf facility and learned more about the centre’s role for the company.
June 17, 2015 - Back in March, we informed you Standards Council of Canada (SCC) put out a call to all young electrotechnology professionals for a chance to win a trip to the 6th Annual International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals workshop in Minsk, Belarus. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Dustin Tessier!
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June 12, 2015 - Large magnetic storms from the sun—which can affect technologies such as utility grids and GPS—could soon be predicted more than 24 hours in advance, thanks to a new measurement and modelling tool.
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June 5, 2015 - EBMag recently returned from Sesco’s Industry Party & Tradeshow in Vaughan, Ont., where we learned about the relationship between beer consumption and champion-level oyster-shucking from none other than world champ Patrick McMurray a.k.a. Shucker Paddy.
June 5, 2015 - The team at Siemens’ Burlington, Ont. facility have earned a big pat of the back after almost 1.3 million safe hours worked without a lost-time incident.
... and it needs mechatronics-masters. May 21, 2015 - Tony Varga, president of Rittal Systems Ltd. in Canada, recently took the time to give us his thoughts on the promise of Industry 4.0, and the people who are needed to make it work.
April 16, 2015 - “I dropped out of university after one year—I was bored stiff—and started in the warehouse and ended up running a $2-billion business,” said Harald Henze, the recently retired vice-president and general manager of Wesco Distribution Canada LP while accepting Electro-Federation Canada’s 2015 Industry Recognition Award.
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