Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

AD Q1 ReportAffiliated Distributors (AD) reported that sales for all AD Members, across all seven Divisions, grew by 7% in Q1 of 2015 to $7.9 billion.

 

 

electrical dangerTwo violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are being cited as the reasons for the electrocution of electrician Christopher Boyle on May 21, 2013.

 

 

Brian SheaWhen Brian Shea passed away the Canadian electrical industry lost a great man. Brian passed away on April 30, 2015. Mr. Shea was a great friend of my father’s and from time to time you could find them off on a tennis court hammering away. He was a mentor and friend of so many of us. I remember Brian Shea well, always gracious, always giving, and always keen to help and give advice, support and coach. He had an independent soul but was so persistent few obstacles this industry threw at him stood in his way for long.

 

Hammond PowerHammond Power Solutions Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2015. Sales for the quarter-ended March 28, 2015 were $63,137,000, an increase of $3,184 or 5.3% from Q1, 2014 sales of $59,953,000. The company has been lifted by a modestly improved, construction, alternative energy, and project market segments. International sales for Q1, 2015 finished at $7,336,000 versus $8,276,000 in Q1, 2014, a decrease of $940 or 11.4%.

 

 

PrescottHydro One recently announced the completion of $5.7 million of improvements to the electricity infrastructure in the Prescott area. The investment increased the electrical capacity to the area by installing a new 44 kv power line. This improvement will ensure there is enough electrical capacity for the growing Prescott and Morrisburg areas.

 

Gene SimmonsThe Art of Marketing Conference, presented by IBM, brings marketing leaders and bestselling authors for a full day of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical marketing strategies to Toronto - May 25th, 2015.

 

 

MCEE 2015 WinnersWinners of the MCEE 2015 New Product Competition were announced at the April event in Place Bonaventure, Montreal.

 

 

 

Grounding Locknuts

Bridgeport now offers Grounding Locknuts from 3/4” to 4” Trade Sizes. These locknuts are ETL Listed for use with all of Bridgeport Fittings’ EMT and Rigid connectors, as well as threaded Rigid/IMC conduit. Bridgeport’s grounding locknuts provide a secure connection to the enclosure, and three tapped holes for proper placement of the ground lug. When thread length is limited, these can be used in place of a grounding bushing and standard locknut. Simply remove the standard locknut and thread on the grounding locknut. Bridgeport’s locknuts are also suitable for Service Entrance Equipment. 

 

 

Stelpro New StaffStelpro recently announced the arrival of Mr. Étienne Guay as Vice President of Innovation and Product Development.

 

 

Georgian College Trades EventMay 12 to 14, 2015 Georgian College, Midland Campus, is opening its doors for a Skilled Trades Expo, with a special Women in Skilled Trades event on Tuesday night. The event is sponsored by Hydro One.  Georgian is also offering any industry members an opportunity to tour the facility while this event is taking place.

 

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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)


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

 

 

 

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“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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