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August 16, 2018
News 
 

Franklin Empire expands partnership with Signify

Franklin Empire says they are now able to offer a complete lighting solution from one company, with one point of contact for fulfillment and service pre- and post-sales.


E.B. Horsman & Son announce new location in Saskatoon

The 8,300 sq. ft. building now carries over 5,000 SKUs of process instrumentation, automation, industrial controls, sensors, data communications, lighting, power distribution, wire and general electrical supplies.


UK’s first energy-positive office opens in Swansea

The Active Office combines a range of technologies that enable it to generate, store and release solar energy in one integrated system.


Britech appoints Intralec Electrical Products as rep for Ontario

Intralec will be engaging with electrical distributors, engineers and contractors in the area to assist with marketing programs, engineering, training and promotion of Britech’s products.


Eaton names Safford Hazen vice president of sales, North America, Crouse-Hinds

Hazen will be responsible for leading and managing the division’s North American sales organization while developing and executing operating plans to support the organization’s business and financial goals.
 
 
Sponsored Spotlight 
 
Technical Safety BC

Nominate today for the BC Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

Do you know an individual or organization committed to the safe design, installation, or operation of regulated commercial or residential equipment in BC? Technical Safety BC is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. Click here to see the nomination form and how easy it is to nominate. Awards will be handed out in the following four categories: Exceptional Contribution to Technical Safety (Asset Owner and Contractor categories), Excellence in Safety and Technical Training and Data Digital Technology in Technical Safety.

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FEATURED NEWS 
 
ABB and Ballard Power Systems

ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop fuel cell power system for ships

The two companies will leverage the existing kW-scale fuel cell technologies and optimize them to create a MW-scale solution suitable for powering larger ships. » Read full article
 
Products & Solutions 
 
Cree KBL LED

Cree’s KBL LED high-bay series reduces glare for “safer, more productive work environment”

According to Cree, the luminaire is engineered to deliver maximum savings and industrial-strength performance with up to 150 lumens per watt and payback as fast as 1.5 years. » Read full article
Legrand

Legrand adds 316-grade stainless steel safety switches to Pass & Seymour line

The corrosion-resistant switches are available in 30A, 60A, 60A high horse power and 100A configurations that can accommodate up to three sets of auxiliary contacts for control circuit applications. » Read full article
Bosch

Bosch's GWS18V-45C 18V EC brushless 4.5-in. angle grinder provides safety and power

Users can customize the grinder, changing the speed of the soft-start function, setting the brightness of the LED and receiving battery charge and KickBack Control status updates. » Read full article
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

IAEI Canadian Section Convention and Tradeshow

Date & Location: September 5 - 7 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Prairie Chapter, in partnership with ECAS, is hosting the 2018 IAEI Canadian Section Convention. The event will feature numerous training and networking opportunities, as well as a tradeshow for product displays from sponsors, wholesalers, approval agencies and distributors.
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Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 11 • King City, Ont.
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. The annual event is open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry (e.g. distribution, manufacturing, contracting). What’s best, you don’t need to have any golfing experience to participate.
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CANEW 2018 • Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: September 23 - 28 • Lethbridge, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) Is hosting the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), along with its co-host, the Lethbridge Airport, at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The tradeshow will be held September 26. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
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PCIC 2018 • 65th IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Dates & Locations: September 24-26 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Info: The largest industry conference for the IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (IEEE-PCIC) is being held in September. PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry, and will cover electrical applications, safety and related technology. It is highly regarded for providing top-quality papers on a variety of relevant subjects aimed at the electrical industry, says IEEE.
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