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May 23, 2018
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Torbram Electric now known as City Electric Supply

CES says we will start noticing the name change throughout 2018 (e.g. branch signage, digital platform, and other brand material and collateral). City Electric Supply is part of a privately owned electrical wholesale network established in 1951.


Take a fresh look at your labelling options

Numerous identification products for wire & cable, terminal equipment and electrical cabinets are available on the market today, and each has its pros and cons. Ultimately, the most-important thing is to select markers that will remain readable and in-place throughout an installation’s lifetime.


Using fleet data to better manage your contracting business

With all of the things you think about daily to keep your business running like a well-oiled machine, data might not be the first thing on your mind... but it should be.


Decommissioned substation becomes Mohawk’s new Energy and Power Utilities Lab

Over 200 engineering technology students in nine electrical courses will get experience with transformers, switchgear, industrial communications and power protection equipment.


Code Conundrum April 2018 • Ray Yousef

Tackle April 2018's Code Conundrum...if you dare!
 
 
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Signify

Philips Lighting is now Signify.

Signify is a name we have chosen carefully. It reaffirms the powerful purpose of everything we do - to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. While the company name has changed, all the things that you have come to trust in us - our commitment, service, and quality - will stay the same. >> Read more
 
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RECALL

RECALL: Honeywell Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats

The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury. As of April 11, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada or in the U.S., and no reports of injuries. » Read full article
 
 
Products & Solutions 
 
Webinar

Primer on Battery-based Energy Storage Systems • JUNE 2018

Don’t be the last to learn about battery-based energy storage systems (BESSs) and the possibilities they entail. Join electrical trainer Larry Cantelo for his webinar “A Primer on Battery-based Energy Storage Systems”, scheduled for June 6, 2018, at noon Mountain Time (2 pm Eastern). » Register
Hilti

New Hilti combihammers TE 60-AVR and TE 60-ATC/AVR now use the Hilti Connect App

Hilti says its new SDS-max combinhammers TE 60-AVR and TE 60-ATC/AVR are the first to use the Hilti Connect App, which lets contractors use NFC-enabled devices to access information and remotely send a request for repair. » Read full article
Milwaukee

Where’s Rover? Milwuakee introduces the M18 Rover Mounting Flood Light

With a rotating, folding head, the Flood Light can direct light to the desired area, and the magnetic base allows users to stick it to metal surfaces such as steel studs and electrical boxes, with a holding strength of over 25 lbs. » Read full article
Fluke Networks

“World’s first” certified Cat 8 field tester: DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer from Fluke

The product has been confirmed by Intertek to meet the ANSI/TIA-1152-A Level 2G requirements for measurement accuracy. With the DSX-8000, Fluke says designers and installers have the tools required to deploy Cat 8 in support of 25 and 40 GB Ethernet networks. » Read full article
 
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

ECA of Alberta Training Day and AGM 2018

Date & Location: May 26 - 26 • Edmonton
Info: Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) is hosting its next annual Technical Training Day and Annual General Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton, May 25-26, 2018. The education streams on May 25 include Technical, Codes & Standards and General Interest, with sessions on topics like Bill 17 Fair & Family Workplaces Act; smart home wiring; Bill 30 An Act to Protect the Health & Well-Being of Working Albertans, and more. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) Program. Congratulations!
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Open House for Women • EJTC Training Facility

Date & Location: May 26 • Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Info: Join Kelly Kienleitner, chief instructor at the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC), at the 5th Annual Women’s Open House. The function is being held May 26, 2018 (10 am to 2 pm) at 1405 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam, B.C. During the open house, women who are considering the Skilled Trades will be able to speak with several current journeywomen and apprentices within the system, learn why they chose a Skilled Trades career, and get into some hands-on demonstrations.
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Safety Codes Council Conference 2018

Date & Location: May 27 - June 3 • Banff, Alta.
Info: Alberta’s Safety Codes Council is hosting Conference 2018 in Banff, Alta., May 27-June 3, 2018. The Safety Codes Council is responsible to Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs to administer portions of the safety system, including accrediting the municipalities, corporations and agencies that sell permits and inspect the work carried out under these permits, certifying and training safety codes officers who do the inspections, administering the Alberta Master Electrician Program, and working with industry through sub-councils to recommend codes and standards.
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EFC Electro-Federation Canada 2018 Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: May 29 - 31 • Vancouver
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its 2018 annual conference at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, May 29-31, 2018. New for 2018, EFC’s annual general meeting will be featured at the annual conference.
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