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These two Canadian firms, representing General Cable’s Carol Brand/GC and Stabiloy Brand, have received awards at General Cable’s 2014 National Sales Meeting, held in Phoenix, AZ. Desdowd Inc. (Montreal, QC) earned a Stabiloy & Nual Representative

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DesdowdDesdowd has added two new manufacturers to its portfolio, reports Jean-Sébastien Bercier, Vice President of sales and Marketing. Desdown are now agents in Quebec and the Ottawa area for Panasonic (bathroom fans) and Deca Cables (manufacturer of

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EconomyOTTAWA -- Average weekly earnings for Canadians, not including farm employees, were up 0.7 percent from February, Statscan reported, working out to a weekly average of $933.  

Solar GridInvestment bank Deutsche Bank is predicting that solar systems will be at grid parity in up to 80 per cent of the global market within two years, and says the collapse in the oil price will do little to slow down the solar juggernaut.

 

 

Energy ConsumptionRecent research tells us that: Cloud computing and mobile devices leads to an increase of energy facilities. There are now 4 million network antennas on the planet, and the new standard (LTE or 4G) consumes 60 times more energy than 2G technology.

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DimplexDimplex’s new representative for Eastern Quebec will be Eclairage Optimum, the company announced last week. 

DimplexDimplex’s new agency representative, Mac’s II, will help expand the company’s B.C. presence. Dimplex North America Limited announced that Mac’s II Agencies LTD will be taking over as Dimplex’s Representative for the province of British Columbia, effective

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Distracted Drivers

By Scott Williams

Highway safety laws in every Canadian jurisdiction prohibit driving while distracted, which makes drivers liable for any consequences. But occupational health and safety legislation also makes employers liable: distractions while

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Do Your Customers Know What Type of Electrical Work You Do?When a customer has an electrical problem or new installation opportunity, he or she will search for the company that offers the solution. How well do your existing customers know what type of electrical work you can perform? Simple question, but can

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NAED ConferenceWhat is the AdVenture Marketing Conference?

E-Commerce Although we can shop on smartphones that follow us everywhere, our tablets contain all available product catalogues, and new online retailers continue to enter the Canadian market, Canadians have not yet returned to their pre-2008-09 spending levels.

Horsemen Bamber

Western Canada’s largest independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler has made the following appointments and promotions

 

 

E.B. HorsmanClose to 100 suppliers will be on hand to demonstrate new products and answer questions at the E.B. Horsman & Son Vernon Branch Product Show, taking place September 17 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Visitors will be able to speak with electrical suppliers

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CGNA PMECEastern Canadian premiers and U.S. governors came together to discuss a myriad of issues, top of which was energy innovation. 

EatonPower management company Eaton has been recognized as a top employer for young people in Canada by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Now in its 12th year, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial project that recognizes the

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Eaton Appoints Elizabeth Sanchez Perry D’Ortenzio, VP & GM, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, recently announced the appointment of Elizabeth Sanchez to the position of plant manager for the Low Voltage Distribution Assemblies facility in Milton, ON. Elizabeth will report to

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Eaton Appoints Helen Veldhuis as Manager, Canadian Satellite Sites and LV Enclosed Control Facility
Perry D’Ortenzio, VP & GM, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, recently announced the appointment of Helen Veldhuis to the position of manager, Canada’s quick-ship satellites and the Low Voltage Enclosed Control facility (Mississauga).

EatonAs of May 1, Eaton has appointed Rob Goldsmith Sales Manager, Commercial and Industrial, Canada, Cooper Power Systems Division, Electrical Sector – Americas. Goldsmith will be located in Burlington, ON. In this role, Goldsmith will lead the

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Steve CassanoTablets and other prizes were handed out to distributor reps in Eaton’s recent C22 Pilto Devices product promotion. 

electric vehicle chargerEaton is expanding its charging station product offering with a prewired, cord-connected EV station that includes a Cooper NEMA 6-50 receptacle, plug, and weatherproof cover on the box.
The charger is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation,

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Perry

Eaton Canada has named Steve Boccadoro Senior Vice President and General Manager, Electrical Canada, and Perry D’Ortenzio to Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Electrical Canada, Electrical Sector – Americas.

Efficient LEDEaton’s Portfolio surface-mount light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division, Incorporating patented WaveStream LED optical technology, provides uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high ceiling applications in

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Metal BezelEaton has expanded its line of M22 pilot devices to include a metal bezel option (M22M). The new bezel maintains a low profile to keep panels compact and offers an attractive chrome finish for users looking to add appeal with front-of-panel

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Laser Engraved BreakerPower management company Eaton has announced that new laser-etched labels will be featured on its moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) to help with product authentication. 

Information laser-etched directly onto the circuit breaker includes

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Eaton NeorayEaton’s new Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) pendant luminaire from Cooper Lighting features adjustable optical panels and incorporates patented WaveStream LED technology to improve light quality and reduce total power consumption for

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EINEaton was once again a big participant at this year’s Canada Blooms / National Home Show, held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from March 14 to 24. The two co-locating shows comprise North America’s largest home and garden event. 

EatonPower management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. Located at the Lighting business’ Peachtree City, GA office, the SOURCE offers a wide

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Eaton Logo“Eaton is committed to celebrating leaders in lighting design, who are driving all facets of the industry forward,” says Mark Eubanks, President, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division. “By supporting the IES awards program, we aim to help improve the

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Eaton - Travis SmithBuilding brand, creating synergy opportunities, and positioning Eaton as a technical innovator and industry leader in BC were the primary objectives heading into the ETEC event, held recently in Surrey, BC. ETEC Vancouver is a two-day event

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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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ESA Powerline SafetyThe invisible impact of powerlines should never be underestimated. In the past decade alone, 19 people in Ontario have lost their lives from overhead powerline contact. May 13 to 19 is Powerline Safety Week, which is meant to inform people across the province to stay vigilant of powerlines when doing work at home or on the job.

"Our work in raising awareness of powerline safety won't be finished until there are zero injuries or lives lost from contact," says Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Public Safety Officer, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). "All it takes is a misstep or careless error to change the life of you, your colleagues or family."



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ABB Eco FactoryABB has an extensive portfolio of eco-efficient solutions and services that can help decouple economic growth from environmental impacts. In fact, over half of ABB's worldwide revenues are generated by technologies that combat the causes of climate change. The company’s goal is to increase this contribution from 57 percent in 2018 to 60 percent by 2020.

The company’s commitment to combatting climate change includes limiting the environmental impact of its own operations. ABB’s current target for climate action is to reduce its own GHG emissions by 40 percent by 2020 from a 2013 baseline.



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Wind Energy

Canada’s wind energy industry further expanded its installed capacity in 2018, while solidifying its status as the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation. Newly commissioned projects brought total national wind energy capacity to close to 13,000 megawatts (MW). Meanwhile, competitive auction results in Saskatchewan and Alberta confirmed the wind industry’s ability to continue to deliver record-low prices.

The six wind energy projects that were powered up in 2018 added 566 MW of installed capacity — a continuation of steady growth that contributed to an average annual growth rate of 20% per year since 2008.

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Solar Cell

A joint research team has developed a new type of highly flexible and stable solar cell that could be used in wearable electronics.

The power supply is vital to the safety of wearable electronics. Perovskite solar cell (PSC) has been widely used to manufacture flexible batteries because it is highly efficient, cheap, and easy to use. Perovskite is a material with the same type of crystal structure as calcium titanium oxide.

The flexible substrate is the key factor to determine the performance of PSCs.

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Flir VP40FLIR Systems have released the FLIR VP40, a non-contact voltage detector for use in North America designed for field-troubleshooting and verification of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. The VP40 makes it easy to quickly troubleshoot live and neutral wiring to ensure a safe job site.

With its built-in flashlight and CAT IV safety rating, the FLIR VP40 is a must-have for preliminary job site checks for live wiring. The durable, pen-sized tester quickly identifies the presence of AC voltage without contacting wires, even in the latest safety outlets.


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