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Universal LightingCR Browne & Associates Inc., with 120 years of collective experience in the electrical industry, now represents Universal Lighting in BC, including Vancouver Island. Based in Maple Ridge, BC, CR Browne & Associates is a member of the British

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CR browneBritech, one of Canada's oldest and largest companies in the electric heating cable industry, has appointed CR Browne & Associates to represent its line-up of electrical heating cables and controls in BC. CR Browne & Associates Inc. sells and

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TelecommunicationsMore and more Canadians are adopting smartphones and tablets, reports the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in its just-released 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. This is just one in a number of usage increases in

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Shore Power PlugsFive-years after Port Metro Vancouver made dockside power available, cruise lines still aren’t hooking up. 

CSA Merit AwardsCSA Group handed out their 2014 Award of Merits last week in Charlottetown, PEI, and the electrical industry posted a nice showing.  The Award of Merit is given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in developing voluntary standards and

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CSA groupIn preparation for launching an updated version of the Canadian Electrical Code in January 2015, CSA Group is hosting a three-city conference series this fall to raise awareness of electrical installation, maintenance and safety issues and the most

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CSAIn preparation for launching an updated version of the Canadian Electrical Code in January 2015, CSA Group is hosting a three-city conference series in fall 2014 to raise awareness of electrical installation, maintenance and safety issues and the

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ChinaCSA Group has announced the opening of a higher power test laboratory and a HVAC psychrometric test chamber in Guangzhou, China. The two new laboratories will expand CSA Group's services for Chinese customers looking to reach global markets.

CSA Status ReportAsh K. Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group, has announced his retirement in 2015. The exact timing will depend on completion of major projects initiated by Ash. He intends to pursue other interests in music and education. 

 

SCCThe Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has appointed CSA Group Secretariat for a new international Climate Change Coordinating Committee (CCCC). As Secretariat, CSA Group will facilitate the development of strategies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas

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CSA Group

If your employees work with electrical current or close to sources of current electric, then they’re exposed to risk of injury or death. CSA Group offers various publications, print and electronic, as well as implementation tools and training to

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CSA Footwear Guidelines CSA Z195-14 deals with new protective footwear and includes requirements for two grades of toe impact resistance, as well as special requirements for electric-shock protection, conductivity, sole plate performance, metatarsal protection, sole flex

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Terminal BlocksCSA Group Bayern, a subsidiary of CSA Group, now has the capability to test and certify terminal blocks for the North American market. CSA Group Bayern can also conduct audits on client programs and witness tests at manufacturers' own test

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CSACSA’s newly revised standard on the management of emergency and business continuity measures helps managers prepare to deal with crisis situations, such as implementing plans for prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, recovery, and business

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CSACSA Group has issued a call for session speakers and ideas in advance of a conference series on safe electrical installation and maintenance. The fall conferences, scheduled for Mississauga, ON (Oct. 7-8), Calgary, AB (Oct. 15-16), and Halifax, NS (Nov.

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CSA Status ReportSince 1919, CSA Group has grown from a truly Canadian to a global organization with 1,800 employees in 15 different countries. Our global expansion has allowed us to help reach our vision of contributing to a better, safer and more sustainable

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CSAThe unexpected or deliberate dangerous energy release has a very real risk of serious injury or even death. CSA Z460 can help companies to adopt safety best practices and demonstrate due diligence for preventing injuries caused by electric current.

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cullitonStratford, ON - February 21, 2014:  Delivering quality and value on several high profile construction projects including the Grand River Hospital Patient Care Development – Kitchener and the Niagara Outlet Collection- Niagara-on-the-Lake; Culliton,

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campbells safety awardCummins Inc., a U.S.-based corporation that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is the 2014 recipient of the Robert W. Campbell award. Keeping its workforce safe is a key

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Chris CurtisWith former Idea president Bob Gaylord off to pursue other interests, Chris Curtis will be taking the reins of the company’s day-to-day operations and chairing the search for a new CEO. 

Pierre GauthierPierre Gauthier will be taking the presidential reigns of CVTech this August, a role the new president said he’s eager to start.  

Dag NyhofNick Shkordoff, Vice-President of Electrical, North America with IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dag Nyhof to the position of General Manager of IDEAL INDUSTRIES (CANADA), CORP.

 

 

GerrieGerrie Electric Wholesale Limited welcomes Dan Schellenberg as Director of Sales for the East and West Regions. Schellenberg will be responsible for all sales within these regions. 

Danfoss MegatrendsOn January 28, Danfoss hosted its 20th annual press briefing during the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago. This year’s press briefing included discussions of four industry megatrends impacting the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration

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RichJoseph Rich will lead the growth of the company’s variable frequency drive business in North America. Danfoss is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating,

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Daryl Sittler

Hockey is the theme for the Ontario Electrical League’s 2014 Electrical Industry Conference, taking place April 30 to May 3 in Toronto. Session topics include worker safety, freeing up cash flow, operational planning, CSA special investigations and

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NorthwindsDaryl Witiuk, Northwinds Corporation, joins EC Ontario Region’s leadership team, headed by Chair Bill Stephens, Ideal Industries (Canada), Corp. In February 2015, Witiuk will assume the Chair position.

Hydro One ScholarshipDecember 31 is the last day to apply for one of three types of Hydro One scholarships for university and college students: the William Peyton Hubbard Memorial Award, the Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarship, and the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin

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Fan ControllerA new fan speed control sensor for Rittal’s TopTherm fan-and-filter units is now available. This handy and compact device, compatible with larger models in the range of electronically commutated (EC) TopTherm fan-and-filter units, automatically adjusts

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Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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