Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Eco ContractingWhen an electrical contractor features its people on its web site so prominently it’s a unique trait that speaks to the strength of this Newfoundland Company.  

 

 

Gerber Electric

At Kerrwil we love stories about family businesses and we love those great untold ones about great electrical family business that have stood the test of time. The founders of GERBER Electric go back to 1931 and have demonstrated a long rapport with the community its served then and today.  

 

Murrays ElectricLocated in Listowel, Ontario, Murray's Electric has been family owned and operated since it was founded in 1979.  As a full service Electrical Contractor, Murray’s has built its reputation on the foundation of excellence in customer service with a strong focus on quality and reliability.

 

 

Chabot Stelpro

Stelpro, a Quebec family-owned manufacturing business established more than 30 years ago that offers integrated heating solutions, is now one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies....

 

 

David Nathaniel

To hear Standard Products Inc. President and CEO David Nathaniel tell the story of this family business, you have a sense of going back decades. However, it’s a contemporary story that finally looks a bit like that of the technologies that have accompanied the business along the way.

 

Crawford ElectricUnique messaging and a well-constructed website gave us the impetus to want to look into Kamloops’ forty year old, family owned and operated, Crawford Electric.  Their team of licensed electricians support the firm’s long-standing reputation as the 2011 winner of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Green Award, and a full British Columbia Hydro Alliance Member, Crawford Electric specializes in energy-saving lighting upgrades. 

 

Michelle Branigan

The world is almost too small to contain all the projects of Michelle Branigan, the CEO of Electricity Human Resources Canada the leading source of HR information for Canada’s electricity Industry. EHRC recently released the findings from its Bridging the Gap project, a national public/private initiative that aims to increase the representation of women as skilled workers in the electricity and renewable energy sector. 

 

Croft ElectricFrom their well-followed Facebook and Twitter profiles to their new custom service vehicle graphic wrap and testimonials from satisfied customers, Croft Electric is using its motto ‘Do It Right, Do It Once’ to address more than just their electrical services.

 

 

Groupe GenitiqueLe Groupe Génitique has been in operation for more than 25 years, serving the hydropower and industrial process sectors. The firm provides electrical contractor and general contractor services, and is recognized for its technical expertise in the design, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric facilities and transmission and distribution networks.

KuehlSouthampton, ON is the home of Kuehl Electric. A licensed electrician in the province of Ontario Kuehl Electric is a fully insured, licensed and authorized Electrical Safety Authority contractor. They install stand-by and portable generators, as well as supply and install electrical material with a focus on exceeding electrical code-compliant work. 

 

 

Changing Scene

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Located 160 kilometres west of the Porcupine mine in Chapleau, Ontario, Borden is set to be ...

Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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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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  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
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  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 ...
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  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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Lumens

This article is an excerpt from a technical brief, “Understanding LM-80, Lumen Maintenance, and LED Fixture Lifetime,” by Philips Color Kinetics.

Test results of lumen maintenance in conventional and LED light sources differ considerably. This is known as the lumen maintenance gap. These tests are performed to determine the useful life of a light source. But how do we compare lighting technologies satisfactorily if test results of a same designation do not mean the same thing? These lumen maintenance measurement distinctions are those we will examine in this article, as a clear understanding of this gap will have a significant impact on the installation, maintenance and replacement cost calculations of lighting products.

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Product News

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  Eaton has announced expanded fixtures, controls and accessories for its Halo ...
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  The latest in label creation software,  Brady  Workstation has revolutionized ...
Brady’s new ToughStripe Max floor marking tape is ideal for high-traffic areas where sliding ...
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  The ultimate in UL listed and CSA certified watertight, direct burial ...
  The IDEAL Stripmaster® Model 950™ Wire Stripper is an electrically operated, ...
   Arlington’s zinc MC cable fittings, for dry locations, are convenient and ...
  Suitable for installation in cable trays in dry, damp and wet locations or for direct ...

 

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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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