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How to select a wire marker for your next job

You’ve got lots of wires… which means lots of wire markers. Make sure you consider these 5 things when choosing a wire marker:

  • Marker durability
    • Marker material
    • Marker type – adhesive, wrap-around, flag, etc.
    • Gauge size

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The Conquest 2.0 is a versatile, multi-position ladder with non-conductive fiberglass rails. This lightweight ladder is ready to take on any project. Plus, it’s Hi-Viz Green now.

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    Ontario Drives Monthly Downturn in Residential Sector for March 2024 Building Permits

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    25th Edition of the MEET Show Smashes Attendance Records

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    Video: How to Easily Setup and Program Intermatic PE700 Series Wireless Timers

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Eaton’s Pow-R-Line Xpert panelboards & switchboards

Built on a foundation of excellence, the feature-rich Pow-R-Line Xpert family with Eaton’s new Power Defense circuit breakers includes built-in communications, energy metering and breaker health diagnostics for safer, more reliable systems.

Find out how intelligent circuit protection for panelboards and switchboards can provide accurate, actionable data to increase efficiency.

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EFC Ottawa Day 2024: The Business Case for Accelerating Canada’s Net-Zero Transition

On February 26th and 27th Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) executives and members returned to Parliament Hill for their second ‘Ottawa Day’ to advocate on behalf of their members and the electrical and automation industry as the country continues to progress toward net-zero. The main objective of the delegation is to involve key industry members in the planning and implementation of decarbonization efforts to lessen the impacts of climate change through electrification. 

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Scepter® molded repair couplings

The Scepter® molded repair couplings are specifically designed to facilitate the repair of existing conduit pipe. Their extended length and smooth internal diameter allow for easy installation and proper bonding of PVC cement over existing pipe to ensure a permanent and durable repair.

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Building a Greener Future – BuildForce Canada Report

Retrofitting Canada’s residential, commercial, and institutional building stock to incorporate sustainable fuel sources, technologies, and materials could require as many as 57,000 additional construction workers and generate more than $81 billion in new construction investments by 2032.

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LEDVANCE Performance Class™ OPTI-SELECT Area Light

This product introduces an industry-first feature: OPTI-SELECT – Field Adjustable Distribution.

Offering field adjustable distribution without the need for lens changes, embodying unmatched versatility and simplicity. Seamlessly switch between Type III, IV and V distributions. This revolutionary feature allows for 27 unique SKU’s in one product, including selectable options of three correlated Color Temperature (CCT’s), three lumen outputs, and three optical distributions, ensuring a perfect match for any outdoor lighting scenario.

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Electric Avenue Annouces Improved Cold Temperature Rating of -40 Degrees

Electric Avenue, a leading innovator in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, is thrilled to announce significant improvements to the cold temperature performance of its flagship products, the Watti Pro Lite and Watti Home Gen2. After comprehensive environmental testing, both chargers now boast an impressive operational rating of -40 degrees Celsius, surpassing the previous rating of -30 degrees Celsius.

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Electrifying the Future Means … A Sustainable Future

When you choose Nexans cables, you choose more than just exceptional quality, you choose a Canadian made product and act for a more sustainable electrification.

Our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint spans across our manufacturing process and the materials we use = minimum 14% of recycled copper and 100% low carbon aluminum in our cable conductors.

Nexans is also proud to share the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all of our product families, providing full transparency on the carbon footprint of a cable along its whole life-cycle.

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VeriSafe 2.0 – Absence of Voltage Testing

Safety is everything. So, being sure the power is off before you open electrical equipment and start handling matters. But how can you be safe and be sure the circuit is de-energized? What if the only acceptable method is a complex testing process that potentially exposes you to the very danger you’re trying to avoid? Panduit introduces a new solution – absence of voltage testers (AVTs) – to prove that the power is off.

Panduit’s Safety Business is focused on innovating groundbreaking new electrical safety technology that reduces risk, increases safety, and helps industry leaders achieve operational goals.

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    Join ECABC’s Call for Prompt Payment in BC

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  • ABB Invests in Ndustrial to Accelerate Decarbonization Through AI-Powered Energy Management Technologies

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At Stanpro, we’re more than just a service provider; we’re your partner in retrofitting success. Our mission is simple:  WIN TOGETHER! Our tailored approach in lighting retrofit goes beyond conventional upgrades. Experience comprehensive energy audits, meticulous lighting layouts, and competitive quotations designed to help you reduce your energy consumption and maximize your environment’s performance.


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GIGAMEDIA New Line of Security Products Available Now, Only at NEDCO

GIGAMEDIA provides a full range of innovative solutions for small and medium contractors, dedicated to the distribution of wiring systems, IT and telecommunications networks. Their brand new line of security products are available now, only at NEDCO!

Purchase $500 of GIGAMEDIA Security products on one invoice and you will be automatically entered to win a GIGAMEDIA Surveillance Kit. Monthly draws in March and April. Learn More

Electrical Industry News Week

This special weekly digest has the broadest reach of those that are involved in all aspects of the electrical industry including electrical construction and maintenance professionals and electrical specifying engineers across Canada. EIN is designed to provide electrical professionals with insight and intelligence on developments in the industry that impact design, specification, and the installation of electrical equipment. From corporate news to new technologies and insightful opinions, EIN will become your first read in the electrical industry in Canada. Published weekly – every Tuesday