Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Cynthia RenaudOn the other end of the phone one recent Monday morning, Cynthia Renaud —formerly a student of policing techniques but now a lighting specialist — tells me with pleasure about her unusual journey...

 

 


FraserBorn and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Brad Fraser was on the path to becoming a mechanical engineer when life events led him to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps in the electrical business in 1971. “My mother was ill, so I stayed home to take care of her,” reminisces Fraser, about how he got started...

 

 

Michelle BraniganThe following is an encore profile of Michelle Branigan, the indefatigable CEO of Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC). You know her better now thanks to her monthly contributions to our publication.

 

 

 

PeerlessWhether you’ve enjoyed a hockey game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, shopped at a Wal-Mart store or flown through Pearson International Airport in Toronto, you’ve likely stood under a Peerless-Electric luminaires...

 

 

PNP PrecisionAs a first generation electrician, Scott Huckins, owner of Precision Electric, was encouraged to enter into the trades through school and regional competitions like the regional Halton Skills Competition..

 

 

River ElectricElectrical Contractors love trucks but we fully we admit it we love boats at Kerrwil- so when we saw an electrical Contractor with his own branded boat we needed to know more about River Electric...

 

 

JSM ElectricalJSM Electrical Contracting sees itself as a Newfoundland based contractor with a National and International resume...

 

 

 

Ryfan ElectricRyfan Electric Ltd. was incorporated in the Northwest Territories in 1979 with its head office in Yellowknife, NT. With a service area of 1.1 million plus logistically challenged square kilometres in the Northwest Territories, 1.9 million in Nunavut and an additional 350,000 in Edmonton and North Alberta, getting to customers is no easy feat!

 

 

Banff Ped BridgeMike’s Electric in Banff welcomes its customers with an elegant storefront and a commitment to community, offering industrial, commercial and residential services in the Bow Valley area. 

 

 

Prairie ElectricalPrairie Electrical in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba is a full service electrical firm with 18 years of experience.  They specialize in custom new home wiring, knob and tube removal and rewire, and service upgrades but also offer expertise with HAI home automation and whole home audio distribution systems, data and telephone cabling as well as Back up Power and commercial applications like sign repair. 

 

Changing Scene

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  Malcolm Bird, General Manager of Fusetek, and Frank Dunnigan, CEO of Techspan Industries, ...
  EiKO, a manufacturer and distributor of premium lighting products, is expanding its ...
  The new CSA C83-17 offers utilities a comprehensive list of components, with critical ...
  Schneider Electric Canada has just launched Go Green in the City 2018, its global ...
  A new report published by Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld highlights drivers and ...

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In this issue: 

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

 

Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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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 ...

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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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 ...

Latest Articles

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In marketing terms, your company’s Net Promoter Score indicates your customers’ ...
Contractors' prices for new non-residential building construction rose 0.8% in the fourth quarter. ...
Clear and consistent marking is becoming increasingly important across all industries, and more and ...

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Product News

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  Nexus is an emergency lighting management system that allows the user to see the ...
  WET BEAM 4 LED is a linear luminaire specially designed – and listed for – ...
  The Tessera family of luminaires features a quiet aesthetic that can adapt to any ...
  LIFELINE is a refined and minimalist track lighting system that can accommodate two ...
  Inspired by the early mission builders, this four sided lantern has an all metal frame ...
  SGi’s 1 watt dimmable StarBurst LED Step Light promotes equal amounts of beauty and ...
  The BL neonVIEW Series family of direct-view, linear lighting products are ...
  Adding fashion, flexibility and ultra brightness to your various indoor linear ...
  Create breathtaking interiors with the power to attract and engage, surprise and delight, ...
  he Pioneer Lighting line of slim low profile LED troffers is now available with ...

 

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 Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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