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These two Canadian firms, representing General Cable’s Carol Brand/GC and Stabiloy Brand, have received awards at General Cable’s 2014 National Sales Meeting, held in Phoenix, AZ. Desdowd Inc. (Montreal, QC) earned a Stabiloy & Nual Representative

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DesdowdDesdowd has added two new manufacturers to its portfolio, reports Jean-Sébastien Bercier, Vice President of sales and Marketing. Desdown are now agents in Quebec and the Ottawa area for Panasonic (bathroom fans) and Deca Cables (manufacturer of

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EconomyOTTAWA -- Average weekly earnings for Canadians, not including farm employees, were up 0.7 percent from February, Statscan reported, working out to a weekly average of $933.  

Solar GridInvestment bank Deutsche Bank is predicting that solar systems will be at grid parity in up to 80 per cent of the global market within two years, and says the collapse in the oil price will do little to slow down the solar juggernaut.

 

 

Energy ConsumptionRecent research tells us that: Cloud computing and mobile devices leads to an increase of energy facilities. There are now 4 million network antennas on the planet, and the new standard (LTE or 4G) consumes 60 times more energy than 2G technology.

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DimplexDimplex’s new representative for Eastern Quebec will be Eclairage Optimum, the company announced last week. 

DimplexDimplex’s new agency representative, Mac’s II, will help expand the company’s B.C. presence. Dimplex North America Limited announced that Mac’s II Agencies LTD will be taking over as Dimplex’s Representative for the province of British Columbia, effective

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Distracted Drivers

By Scott Williams

Highway safety laws in every Canadian jurisdiction prohibit driving while distracted, which makes drivers liable for any consequences. But occupational health and safety legislation also makes employers liable: distractions while

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Do Your Customers Know What Type of Electrical Work You Do?When a customer has an electrical problem or new installation opportunity, he or she will search for the company that offers the solution. How well do your existing customers know what type of electrical work you can perform? Simple question, but can

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NAED ConferenceWhat is the AdVenture Marketing Conference?

E-Commerce Although we can shop on smartphones that follow us everywhere, our tablets contain all available product catalogues, and new online retailers continue to enter the Canadian market, Canadians have not yet returned to their pre-2008-09 spending levels.

Horsemen Bamber

Western Canada’s largest independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler has made the following appointments and promotions

 

 

E.B. HorsmanClose to 100 suppliers will be on hand to demonstrate new products and answer questions at the E.B. Horsman & Son Vernon Branch Product Show, taking place September 17 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Visitors will be able to speak with electrical suppliers

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CGNA PMECEastern Canadian premiers and U.S. governors came together to discuss a myriad of issues, top of which was energy innovation. 

EatonPower management company Eaton has been recognized as a top employer for young people in Canada by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Now in its 12th year, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial project that recognizes the

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Eaton Appoints Elizabeth Sanchez Perry D’Ortenzio, VP & GM, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, recently announced the appointment of Elizabeth Sanchez to the position of plant manager for the Low Voltage Distribution Assemblies facility in Milton, ON. Elizabeth will report to

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Eaton Appoints Helen Veldhuis as Manager, Canadian Satellite Sites and LV Enclosed Control Facility
Perry D’Ortenzio, VP & GM, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, recently announced the appointment of Helen Veldhuis to the position of manager, Canada’s quick-ship satellites and the Low Voltage Enclosed Control facility (Mississauga).

EatonAs of May 1, Eaton has appointed Rob Goldsmith Sales Manager, Commercial and Industrial, Canada, Cooper Power Systems Division, Electrical Sector – Americas. Goldsmith will be located in Burlington, ON. In this role, Goldsmith will lead the

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Steve CassanoTablets and other prizes were handed out to distributor reps in Eaton’s recent C22 Pilto Devices product promotion. 

electric vehicle chargerEaton is expanding its charging station product offering with a prewired, cord-connected EV station that includes a Cooper NEMA 6-50 receptacle, plug, and weatherproof cover on the box.
The charger is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation,

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Perry

Eaton Canada has named Steve Boccadoro Senior Vice President and General Manager, Electrical Canada, and Perry D’Ortenzio to Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Electrical Canada, Electrical Sector – Americas.

Efficient LEDEaton’s Portfolio surface-mount light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division, Incorporating patented WaveStream LED optical technology, provides uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high ceiling applications in

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Metal BezelEaton has expanded its line of M22 pilot devices to include a metal bezel option (M22M). The new bezel maintains a low profile to keep panels compact and offers an attractive chrome finish for users looking to add appeal with front-of-panel

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Laser Engraved BreakerPower management company Eaton has announced that new laser-etched labels will be featured on its moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) to help with product authentication. 

Information laser-etched directly onto the circuit breaker includes

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Eaton NeorayEaton’s new Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) pendant luminaire from Cooper Lighting features adjustable optical panels and incorporates patented WaveStream LED technology to improve light quality and reduce total power consumption for

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EINEaton was once again a big participant at this year’s Canada Blooms / National Home Show, held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from March 14 to 24. The two co-locating shows comprise North America’s largest home and garden event. 

EatonPower management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. Located at the Lighting business’ Peachtree City, GA office, the SOURCE offers a wide

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Eaton Logo“Eaton is committed to celebrating leaders in lighting design, who are driving all facets of the industry forward,” says Mark Eubanks, President, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division. “By supporting the IES awards program, we aim to help improve the

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Eaton - Travis SmithBuilding brand, creating synergy opportunities, and positioning Eaton as a technical innovator and industry leader in BC were the primary objectives heading into the ETEC event, held recently in Surrey, BC. ETEC Vancouver is a two-day event

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 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

Schneider ElectricSponsored by Schneider Electric

In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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