Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Bridgeport

February 7, 2018

Bridgeport Fittings’ new website makes it far easier for contractors to search for, locate and order the right product solutions for their individual projects. Among the new website changes where customers will see a big difference are Bridgeport’s updated Project Submittal Tool, Product Cross Reference Tool, and Resource Center. Bridgeport is represented in Canada by NESCO.

A more visible Project Submittal Tool makes it far easier for contractors to put together a complete submittal package of various product selections, either individual products or a whole family of products, depending on the contractor’s particular project needs. The updated tool provides more variability of choice, making the tool as user-friendly as possible.

Bridgeport has also significantly improved its Product Cross Reference Tool by adding a “live search” capability to this function. This new industry-leading, widest-ranging feature will pull up product information not only on Bridgeport solutions but will automatically cross reference information on at least 20 different competitors – all by entering even a partial catalog number in the search.

The new website’s searchable Resource Center now allows customers easier access to all of Bridgeport’s product literature, as well as complete integration of Bridgeport’s YouTube videos and technical documents – all assembled in one searchable location where visitors can find information by type or topic, or by initiating searches for specific information.

Besides its updated online presence, Bridgeport’s full range of electrical solutions can be found in the “Wall of Orange™” – a completely stocked selection of quality electrical fittings and innovative product solutions available from major electrical distributorships across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on the Bridgeport line in Canada please contact NESCO, 216 Wilkinson Road, Brampton, ON Canada L6T 4M4 Phone 1 (866) 446-3726

www.nescocanada.com

 

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Owning your own business is something many of us have dreamt of doing. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? It is a valid question that many entering the electrical trade consider. However, dreams tend to create an image that doesn’t always suit reality. Surviving in the residential electrical market involves a lot of out of the box thinking and as we have said and can’t stress enough, hard work. To gain insight into the various challenges faced by small electrical contractors EIN sat down with Steve Beeby, Master Electrician, and owner/operator of Beehive Electric, as small residential electrical contracting company based in Elmvale, Ontario.

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CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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