Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Contractors who are self employed or work in private practice top the list.

Electrical LockoutA general contracting firm and two supervisors have been fined a combined $133,000 after a lockout incident in which one worker died and the other sustained injuries.Lockout is a means of preventing power from being applied to equipment, ensuring it cannot be set in motion...

 

 

Best Safety AppsPaul Colangelo, National Director of Compliance Programs for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), recently went through an exhaustive research process to decide on the 10 apps he finds most valuable to workers.Colangelo presented his findings at ASSE’s Safety 2015 Professional Development Conference and Exposition.

 

 

Electrical EnclosuresThe global electrical enclosure market by value is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of around 5-7% from 2015 to 2025, forecasts a new report by Future Market Insights...

 

 

Economy 1The total value of building permits rose 14.8% to $7.7 billion in June, following a 13.9% decrease in May. The increase in June was mainly attributable to higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Quebec, Alberta and Ontario, as well as institutional buildings in Alberta and commercial buildings in British Columbia.The value of permits was up in every province except Saskatchewan in June. Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia registered the largest increases.

 

 

Survey SaysElectrical contractors with project management certificates - the top of the list - earn double the salary of contracters at the bottom end of the list. See how salaries for eight other certifications compare. 

 

 

Smart ThermostatGlobal revenue for communicating and smart thermostats, as well as associated software and services,could grow from US$146.9 million in 2014 to US $2.3 billion in 2023, according to a global market analysis and forecast from Navigant Research...

 

 

EIN 32 Lighting 1Lighting for the new Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University in Montreal holds a leading role in the architectural concept for the project...

 

 

Service EquipmentThe CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem daunting to quickly find the information you need...

 

 

Survey SaysCompany size and salary size: is there a correlation? See how salaries compare among seven sizes of electrical contracting companies. 

 

 

Changing Scene

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Arlington Industries has appointed Electra Sales as the company’s new sales ...
Westburne has appointed Tanner Ziprick to the newly created role of National Field Merchandising ...
On December 13, in the presence of many customers, team members and partners, Westburne officially ...
The 27th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (Code) has been finalized and is now ...
ABB has reached a deal with Hitachi to sell an 80.1% stake in its Power Grids division, which makes ...
  Southwire Canada (SWC) has been named Supplier of the Year by Grote Industries, one of ...
  Techspan Industries is please to announce that Scott Lucas has taken over as VP Sales ...
Joshua Remigio, 29, of Leamington, Ontario was electrocuted last week while working on the property ...
O’Neil Electric Supply is very pleased to announce the addition of Siemens Canada EM LP as ...
Fluke is celebrating its 70th anniversary by giving away a prize package valued at US$6,000. Prizes ...

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the ...
In this article: Tables — Part B. This section of the Code contains 99 tables of essential ...
In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

 

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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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Product News

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  Mersen has announced the launch of the first-to-market Class RK1 Reducer Fuse product ...
The harsh environment protection benefits of GRP-based enclosures are now available for hundreds of ...
Legrand has annouced another addition to their furniture power product line: the radiant Furniture ...
Eureka’s new Scout family of architectural luminaires offers nearly 20,000 combinations of ...
Brady’s M611 mobile label printer uses mobile device technology to deliver dependable ...
Optigo Connect is an innovative family of networking hardware products capable of connecting ...
KMC Conquest is KMC Conrtols latest line of BACnet advanced application digital controllers and ...
Building on the Lumenbeam family of luminaires, Lumenpulse has launched the Lumenbeam Inground, a ...
Eureka’s Verner pendant combines high light output with a geometric aesthetic to enhance ...
Only Contortionist lets you bend light to your will, says Lightheaded Lighting. Contortionist, the ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...
Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
  In a recent sit-down Electrical Industry Canada was able to learn a little ...
David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...
  Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design ...
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower, has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s ...

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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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