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OSHA cites machine shop after welder electrocuted

Federal investigators in the U.S. have found the electrocution death of a 43 year-old welder could have been prevented if his employer had de-energized conductors and followed electrical safe work practices at a Missouri machine shop. >> Read full article

Enron now starring in Alberta’s electricity drama

“Albertans should not be on the hook for these backroom deals,” said Sarah Hoffman, Alberta’s deputy premier, as the province took legal action to “protect Albertans from an attempt to offload business losses in the electricity market onto the public”. >> Read full article

Tradie Tip • The Importance of Job Costing

Do you work overtime nearly every day to get more sales because you believe the only way to get more profit is by working 10x harder than everyone else? Does it sometimes feel like you’re working for nothing? If you’re just hoping things will change for the better, our columnist Andrew Houston is going to be blunt... they won’t. >> Read full article

Standard wants you for Habitat builds

Standard Products, the national corporate sponsor for lighting with Habitat for Humanity Canada, wants your help. Specifically, the company tells us Habitat for Humanity Quebec is looking for electricians to donate some of their time and skill at build sites in Montreal and Sherbrooke. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Chadwick Electric: a “Mac’s Milk without the milk”

Chadwick Electric: a “Mac’s Milk without the milk”

“I know more about insurance than I care to,” said Craig Chadwick as we chatted about the total-loss fire of February 12, 2016, that nearly erased 25 year-old Chadwick Electric Supply from the Hamilton, Ont., landscape. >> Learn More…


Greenlee’s Intelli-Punch driver senses pressure

Greenlee Textron says its new Intelli-Punch 11-ton, battery-hydraulic knockout driver features Auto-Retract technology that senses pressure to detect punch completion and automatically retract the ram, preventing damage to punch parts. >> Read full article

Festool launches Power Select program

Earlier this year, Festool introduced its Power Select cordless tool program and interchangeable batteries and chargers. >> Read full article

NH switch-disconnector-fuses from Rittal

Rittal says its NH switch-disconnector-fuses now provide greater safety for operator-independent switching and disconnection with one device. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Webinar: Cash Flow Problems? 5 Ways to Maximize your Profits

Date & Location: Aug. 23 • Online
Info: Did you know a measly 5% decrease in profit can put you out of business? Is your business profitable? Do you even know? Never fear! We are bringing you the goods on how to Maximize Profits in our 1-hour webinar with Andrew Houston, business columnist with Electrical Business Magazine, and the owner and founder of Profit for Contractors. >> More Info

EFC 16th Annual Federation Cup Golf

Date & Location: Aug. 24 • Milton, Ont.
Info: Join EFC for its 16th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament at the Rattlesnake Point Golf Club. There will be fun activities throughout the day as well as dinner. The Young Professional Network will be hosting the networking event. >> More Info

EAM Fall Golf Classic Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 25 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: EAM (Electrical Association of Manitoba) is hosting its Fall Golf Classic Tournament at the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, a 15-minute drive from Winnipeg. Attendees will receive a T-Box prize with a special gift selected just for this event, according to organizers. Check-in will be followed by a barbecue lunch at 11 am, with the shotgun start at noon. The format is Texas Scramble. The 6 pm dinner has an international theme, “Tastes from Around the World”, with six food stations. >> More Info

Green Energy Doors Open 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 9-11 • Across Ontario & Alberta
Info: Green Energy Doors Open is a campaign brought to you by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). It’s a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community and commercial sustainable energy projects organized and spearheaded by OSEA. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% sustainable energy system. The event is free to participate in as a host and to attend. >> More Info

CUEE Show 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 13-14 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show (CUEE) is returning to The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. “We are Canada’s largest marketplace for utility products and services, featuring a display of equipment, technologies and services related to the utility sector,” organizers say of the show. >> More Info