Electrical Business was invited to attend an Open House on September 15, 2011, for Torbram Electric Supply in Calgary (1232 26 Avenue SE, a branch that promises “The Power to Supply!”). Editor Anthony Capkun got to meet some of the great folks there, including staff, suppliers and customers,
At the Vancouver stop of the GE Electric Vehicle (EV) Experience Tour, EBMag learned about GE’s commitment to the electrification of vehicles, including thousands within its own fleets, as well as two important tenets of ecomagination: environmental benefits AND operating benefits. Meantime, CLICK HERE for our video with John Wade to learn more about GE’s charging stations. CLICK HERE for our Photo Gallery.
EBMag was there as Peter Marcucci (chief public safety officer with Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority [ESA]) officially launched ESFI Canada (Electrical Safety Foundation International Canada). The launch was conducted at the offices of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), and was attended by:
While at the Ontario Electrical League conference (May 2011), EBMag’s editor, Anthony Capkun, signed up for a tour of Delft Blue Veal Farms in Cambridge to learn more about the farm’s anaerobic digester, which takes in over 17 MILLION litres of manure and turns it into electricity.
Electrical Business dropped in on Skills/Compétences Canada’s (S/CC) National Competition in Quebec City (June 2011) to check out, of course, the Electrical Installation section. We chatted with Dermot John Rooney of S/CC’s national technical committee (Electrical Installation, Western Region) to learn more about the competition and what competitors go through.
EBMag’s editor, Anthony Capkun, and videographer, Jim Stubbington, joined a small cadre of journalists for an exclusive 2012 Nissan NV Ride & Drive media event. The day started with Habitat for Humanity thanking Nissan Canada president, Allen Childs, for the company’s continued support (the company is a Bronze sponsor of the charity).
EBMag was there as the City of Kitchener in Ontario hosted a ceremony (June 2011) celebrating the installation of a 262,000-sf solar roof on its Operations Facility. A member of the Photowatt Ontario team explains the technical nuances of the PV array,
At the recent 11th Annual EFC Federation Cup Golf Tournament dinner, Elaine Gerrie of Gerrie Electric introduced two previous EFC scholarship recipients—Alexander Barrie and Nikesh Parsotam—who took to the podium to thank EFC and all its supporters for the Scholarship Program, explaining its importance in enabling them to realize their dreams for careers in the electrical and electronics industries.
EBMag was there to cover the official groundbreaking ceremony in August 2011 for the new Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC), which is located in the Municipality of Clarington (Ontario). Among the dignitaries were: Durham regional chair and CEO Roger Anderson; York Region chair and CEO Bill Fisch; and Anthony J. Orlando, president and CEO of Covanta Energy—the company that will build and operate the facility.
With the theme of “Charging Ahead”, GE Energy and GE Fleet Services presented an exclusive Ride-and-Drive event in Mississauga, Ont., (July 2011) featuring nothing but electric vehicles (EVs). Electrical Business was there to see how numerous OEMs are already making the EVs of tomorrow.
Electrical Business was invited to attend an exclusive event celebrating the launch of the Siemens Canada’s Sinvert solar inverter at its Burlington, Ont., production facility. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the plant.
EBMag’s associate editor, Alyssa Dalton, recently caught up with television’s Eddie Richardson, the contractor from the show Love It or List It. Alyssa asked his to speak about the trials and tribulations he faces on-site, and the importance of qualified electrical work and electricians.
Electrical Business magazine caught with Milwaukee Tool's John Myers and Joshua Cox, and had them explain and demonstrate the company's new RedLithium battery technology, which promises more torque, more runtime, and operational capability down to minus 18C—something every Canadian contractor understands.
EBMag’s associate editor, Alyssa Dalton, recently caught up with television’s Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott & Drew Scott. (If you don’t know who they are, ask your wife... or mine!)
June 29, 2011 - JUST FOR FUN! The City of Kitchener celebrated the installation of massive rooftop solar PV installation on its Operations Facility, and had arranged a bucket truck and crew to lift us up for a better view. Part of the fun saw EBMag’s editor, Anthony Capkun, go up in a bucket truck (for the first time!) for a closer look at the install.

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