Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

March 3 2016

Energy and automation technologies leader ABB was ranked in the 3rd position in Forbes Canada’s Best Employers of 2016 list. The rankings are based on the responses of more than 8,000 Canadian employees calculated by online statistics provider Statistica.

Survey respondents were asked to rate the likeliness on a scale of one to 10 they would recommend their employer to someone else, as well as their feelings toward other employers in their industry. Forbes’ final list contains 250 employers spreading across 25 industries.

Photo credit: ABB Canada

“The leading-edge technologies we provide to our customers are a result of our employees’ expertise and dedication,” says Nathalie Pilon, Country Managing Director of ABB in Canada. “As a technology pioneer, we tackle some of the most challenging projects facing the world today, and our employees are what takes our approach to power and automation to the next level by providing the service and skill sets that create sustainable and innovative solutions for our customers’ needs.”

“ABB in Canada stands for performance, innovation and great customer service, and we’ve built a culture here to reflect these values,” said Fannie Jacques, Vice President, Human Resources, ABB in Canada. “Our focus on wellness results in happy and healthy employees, a return on investment that also keeps our customers happy with us. Building a better world with core values of employee development, safety and integrity, is our mission.”

With headquarters in Montreal, PQ, ABB is present in 60 locations across Canada. The Canadian operation has 4,500 employees.

 


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Schneider Electric

June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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