Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

January 21, 2021

Daltco Electric is the largest independent family-owned electrical distributor in Eastern Ontario, serving the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors with a full range of lighting, automation, and electrical products.

While Daltco Electric has been operating since 1977, the origins of the family business go back much further. In the mid 1800s, WB Dalton & Son operated as a wholesale distributer of hardware products. Peter’s father, John Dalton, grew up working in the family business, which had spanned seven generations – branching off in 1977 to start Daltco Electric. Peter joined his father 20-years later in 1997 to help lead the company into the next generation.

“When you run your own business, whether in a large or small town, it’s all about the people,” said Peter. “We want to be a market leader and you need people and resources to do that.”

The latter is why AD has been a key component to Daltco Electric, they have been a member since 1995. AD provides Daltco Electric, an independent company, with the resources they need to continue their impressive history and invest in their local region.

“AD, for us, is fundamental. As an independent company, having AD’s buying power, leverage and market presence adds to Daltco Electric’s capabilities, giving us significant clout with vendors and providing us additional financial power.” Which is on top of the various programs they offer with respect to training, marketing, e-commerce, and AD Rewards that Daltco Electric wouldn’t otherwise be able to acquire or participate in as an independent wholesaler. “It absolutely allows us to scale and have access to resources that would normally be prohibitive or really expensive.”

Daltco Electric has participated in the AD Rewards program since it was introduced, “it continues to be an important tool for us with some of our customers, primarily contractors, who like the points.”

It has been a challenging time with the impacts of a global pandemic, but Peter said Daltco Electric has been able to weather the storm and business has begun to pick up. As the economy comes around, they will look to continue their focus on investing in organic growth and supporting the local industry.



 

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

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Surgelogic RecallProduct: Surgelogic™ NQ SurgeLoc™ Surge Protection Device.

Issue: The Surgeloc Surge Protection Device can experience an arc event, which can result in a fire hazard.

What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protection devices and contact Schneider Electric for instructions on receiving a free equivalent replacement surge protector.

 

 

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Terry BeckerBy Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member

The electric shock hazard has been neglected.  Journeyman Electricians have accepted been shocked as part of the job, a “right” of passage, a badge of honour. 

This has not been acceptable and Journeyman Electricians may not be aware of the long term sequela health effects of receiving multiple low voltage electrical shocks and how it may have impacted them.  With respect to treatment there is only a single formal recognized treatment centre in Canada, the St Johns Rehab Centre. Electrical Injury Program.

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EIN Code Quiz 2Take this opportunity to test your knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code - Part 1. Here are two questions on essential electrical systems: health care. 

You'll find the answers in EIN articles written by our code experts — mainly Bill Burr and Terry Becker — and of course in your own best practices. Answers will be posted on our website in a few days and published in our next issue. Good luck and share your results with our Facebook group: Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussions.

 

 

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Extech Non-Contact High Voltage DetectorFLIR Systems has announced the availability of the Extech DV690 its first non-contact high voltage detector with a detection range of up to 69,000 volts (69 kV). The industrial-grade DV690 provides early warning alerts of energized electrical components for utility lineworkers, telecommunications installers, first responders, search and rescue teams, and tree removal services.

The DV690 features five flexible mounting options: handheld, around the neck, clipped to a belt, strapped to an arm, or attached to a universal spline hot stick. The three handsfree possibilities allow the most optimal operation to efficiently and carefully complete a job. Using a hot stick creates a safer distance to target, extending operator reach.

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Jo Istanbul Four Seasons ABy Owen Hurst

Recently, Electrical Industry Canada has developed a relationship with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-for-profit group developing resources and networking potential for women and all working or planning to work within the renewable energy sector. Aside from being the WiRE President & CEO, Joanna Osawe is the Global Business Development Manager of Major Projects for DMC Power Inc.

EIN sat down with Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the substantial benefits it provides. Joanna is very personable and open regarding her career and her ambition, as well as the opportunities she is developing for women nationally and globally. 

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Stephanie SmithBy Blake Marchand

“It was quite surprising,” said Stephanie Smith of being named EHRC’s Leader of the Year. “Leadership in 2020 has certainly been a challenge for everybody in the world let alone the nuclear industry or the electricity industry.”

An engineer by trade, Smith spent the majority of her career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). She was the first woman to be certified by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station where she served as Plant Manager and was recently named the first President and CEO of CANDU Owners Group. Smith is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

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