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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Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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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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Tools for the Trade

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Product News

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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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