As a result of the sale of EECOL to Wesco, we suspected—then received confirmation—of Affiliated Distributors’ (AD) merger with Canadian electrical buying group, Independent Electrical Distributors (IED). Despite answering one question, this merger raised numerous others, such as...
Speaking on behalf of the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) and IBEW, John Salmon of Roberts Onsite spoke to delegates at CanSIA’s Solar Canada 2012 Conference, reminding them of the promotion and training electrical professionals have put into the solar PV industry, including Construction Electrician Solar Photovoltaic System Certification through CSA.
“Learning, fundamentally, is the key to success in life”, says young Muhammad Kazim Ali, a student of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and a 2012 recipient of a $1000 EFC University Scholarship. In an effort to learn more about EFC’s Scholarship Foundation, and its impact on students and benefactors alike...
Electrical Business had the chance to check out—for the first time—the Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), held by the Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA), and what a great time we had learning about all the unique electrical talents, solutions and opportunities to be found at Canada’s airports.
Technology, in and of itself, does not increase productivity; it does, however, increase innovation—the key to productivity. According to Vito Mabrucco, SVP worldwide consulting & managing director, IDC Canada, Canada needs to invest in information and communications technology (ICT) to increase productivity and maintain its standard of living.
After the official welcome at IBM’s Canada Leadership Data Centre, Doug Stirling took us on a tour of the facility, which was designed from the ground-up with the latest advancements in, among other things, energy efficient data centre management. And you would not believe the power requirements involved in data centre boasting 100% uptime!
So who takes care of electrical standards for the entertainment industry? While at the annual convention of the Canadian Section/Ontario Chapter of IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors), EBMag chatted with the folks of EESCO... but who are they?
National Tradesmen Day—started by Irwin Tools last year and held each year on the third Friday in September—is a day when the company would like us to pause and thank skilled workers like electricians and others who help keep Canada running.
We spoke with Jeff Hofstetter, Anixter’s director of marketing, Enterprise Cabling & Security Solutions, to learn more about the Anixter Showcase: who comes, why they come, and what they learn from both exhibitors and sessions. We also spoke with Robert Cherun, CEO of UCIT Online Security, to get his impressions and assessment as a first-time visitor to an Anixter Showcase.
We recently attended Rittal Systems Ltd.’s Open House Tour & Reception at its new Mississauga HQ and distribution facility. The event also celebrated the division’s receipt of the Best in Sales in Americas Award for 2011.
We recently attended Rittal Systems Ltd.’s Open House Tour & Reception at its new Mississauga HQ and distribution facility. The event also celebrated the division’s receipt of the Best in Sales in Americas Award for 2011.
While at CUEE 2012, the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show, we chatted with Greg Bork, director FLIR Canada, who gave us a rundown of some of the latest in safe, non-invasive, non-destructive inspection and maintenance technology for utilities, including
While at CUEE 2012, the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show, we asked Jeff Cale of Global Rental Canada to talk about the Skill Competition going on with attendees and the Altec DB37 Digger Derrick,
While at CUEE 2012, the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show, we chatted with Colm Maher and Bill Laver, both lines instructors at the Kleinburg Training Centre, to learn about the importance of proper training for linemen, and to see one of the cool, advanced tools they use to teach students.
While at CUEE 2012, the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show, we chatted with IHSA’s Jim Sidwell, who explained the importance of IHSA’s mobile classroom for construction safety training.

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