Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

October 21, 2016

ECAO Issues 2016 Douglas J. B. Wright Award and R. H. Carroll Safety AwardsOve Bakmand, President of Net Electric Limited and a long-time board member for the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO), has received the Douglas J. B. Wright Award, and six electrical contracting firms have received R. H. Carroll safety awards. L-R: Ove Bakmund, ECAO First Vice-President Mark Lloyd, and President Dan Lancia.

The Douglas J. B. Wright Award, created by ECAO and Ontario Electrical Construction Co. Ltd. in 1992, pays tribute to individuals who exemplify the dedication and commitment to the electrical contracting industry exhibited by Doug Wright through his years of service.

Ove immigrated to Canada from his native Denmark in the mid-1960s. Already an electrician, he joined the IBEW and in 1976 founded Net Electric with two partners. Ove has worked hard to strengthen the electrical industry and has played a strong role on many boards and committees. He has been President and VP, and a member of GTECA Board or Directors. He has served on ECAO’s Board of Directors since 2005 and worked on numerous committees.

2016 R. H. Carroll Safety award recipients

Created in 1999, this award honours the memory of ECAO’s former long-time employee, Hugh Carroll. The 2016 awards were issued to the following organizations for demonstrating sound safety practices based on exemplary safety records:

  • Rogol Electric Company Ltd. (Rate Group 704 — up to 50,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. (Rate Group 704 — 50,001 to 200,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Mellon Inc. (Rate Group 704 — 200,000 to 500,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Plan Group (Rate Group 704 — over 500,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Grid Link Corp (Rate Group 830 — up to 50,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Black & McDonald Ltd. (Rate Group 830 — over 50,000 Total Work Hours)

 

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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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