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December 20, 2017
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AD reports record breaking member sales of $10.2 billion in Q3

On a same store basis, by industry, electrical sales were up 13% through nine months; PHCP was up 13%; industrial/PT were up 10%; and building materials was up 16%.


Rittal welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution team

“Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers,” said Tim Rourke, president of Rittal.


Standard Products in Top 300 SME in Quebec

“This distinction reflects on everyone, our employees and our customers, who have all contributed to making Standard one of the best businesses in Quebec and a leader in the lighting industry,” said David Nathaniel, president and CEO of Standard.


Solar panels installed at Fredericton High School

The 100 kW pilot project is the largest solar installation in the province, the government says. The panels are expected to generate 118,300 kWh per year.


“IoT-Ready” Alliance to establish industry standard for IoT light fixtures

Lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies and industry groups have established the IoT-Ready Alliance, dedicated to creating a common standard for IoT-enabled lighting fixtures.
 
FEATURED NEWS 
 
Feature

Lafarge fined $115K after contract worker suffers electrical shock

This penalty follows an incident in March 2016 at the company’s cement plant in Bath, Ont., where a contract worker received an electrical shock after coming into direct contact with 47,500 volts of electricity. » Read full article
 
Products & Solutions 
 
Bosch

Bosch Blaze GLM 42 laser measure

The product provides default real-time length, area, volume and indirect measuring functions that the company says are simple to navigate thanks to a display guide that walks the user through each measurement function. » Read full article
Knaack

Knaack introduces Tool Kage jobsite cabinets

The Tool Kage line includes three products: the 139-MT, 129-MT and 100-MT. Each are outfitted with the Knaack Watchman IV security lock, an electrical power pass, electrical pass-through in each shelf and diamond-punched 16-gauge steel panels. » Read full article
MSA

MSA V-Shock mini personal fall limiters

The product can be used in multiple work-at-height applications in industries such as construction, general industry and oil and gas. » Read full article
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

NEMRA Annual Conference 2018

Date & Location: January 31 - February 3 • San Diego, Calif.
Info: The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is hosting its 2018 annual conference. Among NEMRA’s membership are members of CEMRA, the Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association.
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Electrical Inspectors Assoc. of Alberta 2018 annual conference

Date & Location: February 2 - 3 • Edmonton
Info: The Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA) is hosting its annual conference February 2-3, 2018, at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton. EIAA’s mission is to promote the uniform and unbiased understanding and application of the Rules & Regulations adopted under Alberta’s Safety Codes Act.
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NAILD Innovation Conference 2018

Dates & Locations: February 13 -16 • Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Info: The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) Innovation conference 2018, “Unlocking the Future of Lighting,” will be held February 13-16, 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The conference will offer educational sessions, workshops, other networking opportunities, and exhibits showcasing lighting products.
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