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Greenlee Textron pledges $100K for Fort Mac

“I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to those affected by the wildfires that are causing so much devastation in the Fort McMurray [...] vicinity.” So begins the letter dated May 19 to Greenlee customers from J. Scott Hall, president, Textron Industrial Segment & Greenlee. But wait... it gets better. >> Read full article

M-B Oakville Autohaus fined after electrical worker falls

M-B Oakville Autohaus, also known as 1747808 Ontario Limited, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after an employee of Andrea Electrical Service Ltd. was seriously injured in a fall of almost 22 ft. >> Read full article

Women helping lead the renewable energy transition in Ontario

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a not-for-profit volunteer group brought together by co-founders and co-chairs Rebecca Black and Joanna Osawe in 2013 to educate and enable women to become more active in renewable energy development in Ontario. WiRE forges partnerships with a spectrum of renewable energy industry associations, professional women from across the energy sector and academic providers and is continuing to grow with new events and initiatives. >> Read full article

GALLERY • OEL Annual Conference

The Ontario Electrical League recently hosted its Electrical Industry Conference outside of London, Ont. One of the highlights was the Alternative Energy panel, whose speakers delved into wind farm turbine maintenance requirements, net zero home building and renewables infrastructure planning, plus an update from Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). >> Read full article

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VIDEO: From chaos to control • Tradie Tips

VIDEO: From chaos to control • Tradie Tips

Have you ever had to run a large-scale job with a poorly structured set of plans? Or perhaps you’ve had to run a job without any plans at all? Andrew Houston has been there and he can help with 5 Steps that will show you how to gain more control over your business. >> Learn More…


Fulham partners with CNS for lighting control

Fulham Co. has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS) to deliver a lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. >> Read full article

RECALL: Philips Lighting MH lamps CDM330

Philips Lighting has issued a recall for its Philips Energy Advantage ceramic metal halide lamps, model CDM330, due to burn hazards. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz MH lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications. >> Read full article

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IPEX launches Scepter JBox

IPEX launches Scepter JBox

IPEX calls its new Scepter JBox a solution that “meets market needs—ranging from increased interior space and improved strength to ease of installation and durability”. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

Alberta Safety Codes Council 2016 Conference

Date & Location: June 1-3 • Banff, Alta.
Info: Under the theme “Enhancing Safety through Innovation, Partnerships and Leadership,” Alberta’s Safety Codes Council is hosting its annual conference at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff. Organizers say Conference 2016 offers a friendly occasion to meet and engage with other safety codes professionals on areas of interest related to the challenges, opportunities and innovations in the safety codes system. >> More Info

Canadian Commtech West Show

Date & Location: June 1-2 • Calgary, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Commtech West Show & Seminars offers an exhibitor forum of 80+ vendors, distributors and industry associations over two days. Attendees come from the Telecom, Cable, IPTV and Wireless industries, sub-contractors and engineers, as well as IT professionals from governmental, regulatory, municipal, utility, oil and gas, and various related industries. This national, multi-industry technical communication show provides an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere, where cross-industry needs can be met and experiences shared, show organizers say. The will be the show’s 11th year and takes place at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. >> More Info

CAF Apprenticeship Conference: Hands on the Future

Date & Location: June 5-7 • Vancouver, B.C.
Info: Join the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) at the Westin Bayshore for the organization’s national apprenticeship conference. This biennial event will highlight practices and solutions in apprenticeship training. Apprenticeship is more than a way of teaching hands-on skills—it inspires partnership among employers, labour groups, educators, equity groups and governments to contribute to a shared objective, CAF says. >> More Info

Skills Canada National Competition

Date & Location: June 5-8 • Moncton, N.B.
Info: Skills Canada invites you to join them for the ‘Olympiad’ of skilled trades in Canada: the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). SCNC is the only multi-trade and multi-technology competition for young students and apprentices in the country. The Olympic-style event draws competitors from every province and territory. Competitors are evaluated by independent judges from a cross-section of sectors that demand a pool of skilled workers. The judges’ decisions are based on industry standards. >> More Info

Wesco Tradeshow • Toronto Distribution Centre

Date & Location: June 8 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: Wesco is hosting its 2016 Toronto Distribution Centre tradeshow from 11 am to 3 pm, at 6170 Belgrave Road, Mississauga. >> More Info