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January 31, 2018
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“Canadian manufacturing is at a critical juncture” • From the Editor

While Ottawa continues to fumble and stumble, bringing us ever closer to the brink of falling off the world stage altogether, a coalition of Canadian manufacturers is trying to do what it can to keep that from happening.


Nexans completes delivery of Maritime Link subsea cables

Starting in late April 2017, Nexans installed the submarine cables in the Cabot Strait to a depth of about 470 metres, thereby electrically interconnecting the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador for the first time. The final high-voltage tests were successfully conducted on the link in September 2017.


Hubbell Canada and Burndy Canada unification now complete

Hubbell Canada says its customers “may now enjoy the benefits of reduced transaction cost with an ability to place any product on a single order, receive one shipment and one invoice”.


Hydro-Quebec selected to provide 9.45 TWh to Massachusetts utilities

After a competitive solicitation process, the Northern Pass Transmission project was selected to deliver 100% hydropower by the Massachusetts evaluation team.


Magic Lite announces 2017 EFC scholarship winner

Jordan Hamilton is 2017’s winner of Magic Lite’s Future Leaders Award Scholarship, part of the EFC Scholarship Program. Tom Penton, president, Magic Lite, and senior management presented the $3,000 scholarship to Hamilton.
 
 
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Feature

VIDEO: Lightfair 2017 was kind of not about lighting

The most important takeaway from Lightfair 2017 is not even about the light source, per se, but how IoT-ready lighting fixtures are the perfect vehicle for creating a connected environment. » Read full article
 
Products & Solutions 
 
Fluke

Fluke 64 Max IR Thermometer captures “elusive temperature events”

The 64 Max displays minimum, maximum or average temperature, or the difference between two, and features Hi and Lo alarms for rapid display of measurements outside set limits. » Read full article
Southwire

Southwire introduces PVC conduit benders — January 2018

Featuring both motorized and manual conduit-bending options, the conduit benders come with chrome-reflective interiors, which Southwire says allows for maximum return of inferred energy. » Read full article
Wieland

Wieland adds three Ethernet switches to its weinet series

The new switches have DIN rail mountable metal housing, redundant power supply inputs with fault relay contacts and a -40°C to +75°C temperature range. » Read full article
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

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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Work Truck Show & Green Truck Summit 2018

Date & Location: March 6 - 9 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Info: The National Truck Equipment Association is hosting the 2018 edition of The Work Truck Show—along with the Green Truck Summit—at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, March 6-9, 2018. The show features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 sf. The event includes an educational conference with sessions designed to help attendees improve their operations.
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