Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

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Electric Vehicle ConferenceElectric Mobility Canada has its 6th Annual EV2014VÉ Conference and Trade Show scheduled for October 28th to 30.

Website MarketingMore and more consumers are doing research online before they hire an electrician. Here’s how you stand out from the bloated search engine results. So you’ve got a website. You spent the money on a decent website and loaded all your company info onto


LED LightingLED's Part 2
The benefits of LEDs almost seem too good to be true, and in some cases may be. Rapid growth in LED technology has led to equal growth in the number of manufacturers and suppliers, with sometimes questionable results. To get the


DC CurrentDirect Current (DC) electric power is an emerging disruptive technological area that has the potential to stimulate economic growth, inspire innovation, increase research and development opportunities, create jobs, and simultaneously advance


HVDC ServiceABB has won an order from maritime Link to supply a high-voltage direct current power transmission solution, technology that will give Nova Scotia more access to renewable energy.

Acadia CenterWith the release of Acadia Center’s Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth in Canada, policymakers and the public have access to detailed analysis regarding the macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency programs across Canada.



Structured CablingThe goal of structured cabling has always been the same — put in a cabling infrastructure that will allow you to connect any kind of device to a network within your building, without the need to install new cables or connectors. What has changed is an


Following up on its June announcement, Actuant has finished divesting itself of its electrical segment, serving primarily the retail do-it-yourself, marine, industrial OEM and wholesale electrical markets.

Product RevelAcuity Brands, Inc. has launched a next-generation OLED product portfolio, including the award-winning Revel, Kindred, Trilia, and Canvis. The four luminaires provide distinctive design statements for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, and


AcuityDistech Controls Inc., a Canadian building automation and energy management solutions provider, says it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Acuity Brands, a provider of intelligent lighting solutions.



Rogers ElectricalWe are pleased to announce that Rogers Electrical Wholesale, headquartered in Summerside, PEI, is the newest Affiliate member of AD Canada! Rogers Electrical Wholesale has an extensive history in Atlantic Canada dating back to the mid 1800’s. They are


Add EnergyAddÉnergie Technologies, which designs, develops and markets smart charging station systems, is celebrating its fifth anniversary, a milestone that marks its transition from a startup to an established business.

Affiliated Distributors AwardsJim Milne, President of AD Canada, stated, “I am truly inspired by the performance of our Distributors and Suppliers.  Our market leading growth is fueled by our exclusive AD Rewards program and the power of many entrepreneurs working together to


Affiliated DistributorsIndustrial and construction products buying group Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, PA, reported sales in 2013 of $28 billion. AD’s members across all AD divisions grew 4% in 2013.

Air Water Engineering A progressive engineering company based in Ottawa, AirWater Engineering Inc. designs and implements building facility systems for real estate property management, commercial, advanced technology, R&D laboratories, government buildings, and


Alberta Safety Codes CouncilMaster electricians in Alberta with certification in good standing are now eligible to receive credit for the Canadian Electrical Code course, which is required for certification as an Electrical Group A Safety Codes Officer.

Power LIneThe Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has selected Alberta PowerLine, a joint venture formed by Quanta Services and ATCO Group, for the Fort McMurray West 500kV transmission project, reports Energy Business Review. The project involves two


AlstomAn agreement between Alstom Renewable Power and DCNS’s Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division aims to develop and then commercialize the world’s first integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine, which will deliver 6 MW. The


AlstomPhilippe Delleur, Senior Vice-President, International Network at Alstom, has announced the appointment of Claude Lambert as President of Alstom Canada, leading all the activities of Alstom in Canada.

smart gridL-R: Hervé Amossé, Vice President of Substation Automation Solutions, Alstom Grid and Élie Saheb, Executive Vice President – Technology at Hydro-Québec.
Following its Smart Grid Technology Innovation partnership, Alstom Grid and Hydro-Québec’s


Alstom HVDCNalcor Energy has awarded Alstom a trunkey contract to design, supply, and install a point-to-point HVDC for the Labrador-Island Transmission Link. 

AppletonAppleton Grp LLC has appointed Harish Shinde to Vice President - Canada. He will be responsible for Canadian sales, marketing, and operations functions.



secretariatThe answer to tomorrow’s looming labour shortage lies in today’s schools. For more than a generation, students have been told that all paths to a rewarding career around which you can build a comfortable life pass through a university campus. While


EatonInvestigate a display of leading technologies, talk to technical experts, and explore Eaton capabilities in the residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and mining markets at the full-day Eaton Northern Ontario Exhibition in Sudbury, ON. The event


TorontoElectro-Federation Canada's Electrical Council hosts Richard Ford, Manager, CDM Program Delivery & Business Development for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, at tomorrow’s breakfast meeting in Concord. Ford will discuss Toronto's rapidly


ArevaAREVA and Schneider Electric have signed an agreement to develop a new energy storage solution, the flow battery, to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. 

Argo InternationalUpdate your address book: Argo International has a new address: 5195 Harvester Road, Unit 6, Burlington, ON L7L 6E9. Phone: 905 637 7119

ArkemaInstitut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (IREQ) and Arkema have reached a collaborative research agreement to develop a new and safe electrolyte from fluoride and non-fluoride salts produced by Arkema. This new electrolyte will be suitable for use in


Arlington IndustriesThe U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has found in favour of Arlington Industries, Inc. regarding an infringement of its patents on its SNAP-TITE and SNAP2IT connectors by Bridgeport Fittings. The judgement covers all


Arlington IN/OUT BoxesArlington’s IN/OUT outlet box adjusts for wall depths up to 1-1/2" – ideal for use when the final wall thickness is unknown, as well as double drywall, tile, mirrors, etc. The new single-gang, low profile FA101LP is designed for new work


       Partnering For The Next Step                                                                     

Siemens CanadaWelcome to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit brought to you by Siemens

How quickly can you react to changing conditions and demands in your market? How can you ensure your production will run securely at any time in the future?

Industry’s digital and technological transformation is the answer for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and market needs.

With the right digitalization and automation solutions, expertise won from practical experience, and a partnership approach that benefits all involved parties.

To explore these possibilities, we’re bringing together top-level speakers, specialists and decision-makers from various industries and experts from Siemens to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit under the motto “Partnering for the next step.”   

This virtual summit will be an interactive digital event featuring first-hand experiences and success stories achieved with industrial digitalization and automation solutions, and cutting-edge technologies.

Join us on July 16 and learn from customers and experts how you can respond efficiently, flexibly and safely to the changing market environment.

To cover as many different time zones as possible, we offer two almost identical live sessions – you can also watch them on demand at your convenience:

Sessions runs from :  9:30 am to 2:15 pm ET (3:30 pm to 8:15 pm CEST)



WestburneMany contractors prefer to deal with the people that they know, in their local branch. When doing a job out of town, it’s often inconvenient or simply impossible to return to your home branch to pick up material orders for the next day, within standard business hours.

Westburne’s new locker solution extends the branch’s pick up times to 24 hours, 7 days a week.




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EmployeesBy Terry Becker

All electrical incidents are preventable! Keep employees safe with an up-to-date electrical safety program and complimentary training.

“Employees don’t do what you expect, they do what you inspect!” This is a great quote when it comes down to occupational health and safety. The need for ensuring that an audit is a key component of your overall occupational health and safety management system and your company’s electrical safety program is essential.

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Brady Pull-Handle Butterfly Valve LockoutThe Pull-handle Butterfly Valve Lockout. Its simple, fold-over design effectively lockspull handles in any desired position. And, it holds up to four padlocks for added safety. No matter what industry you’re in, this versatile, one-piece lockout device bolsters your safety lockout solution. And that’s a welcome addition to any lockout program. With this device you’ll also get:

  • A great fit – exclusive, anti-pivot lockout device that fits a variety of pull handle butterfly valve sizes




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Shannon TymoskoBy Blake Marchand

Shannon Tymosko is a first-year apprentice with IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 105, something she undertook after 10 years working her way up the ranks of a payday loan company.

“One of the things I love, working in the trades, is you can see your progress and you can see at the end of the day the work that you have done.


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