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Philips Lighting an autonomous company

As Spring was coming to a close, some big news came out of the lighting world involving the 3-billion EUR initial public offering (IPO) of global player Philips Lighting on the Euronext in Amsterdam as a separately listed company. >> Read full article

Ideal Supply acquired by Deschênes Group

Ideal Supply Co. Ltd.—a southwestern Ontario wholesale distributor to the electrical, industrial and automotive industries—announced the sale of the company to Deschênes Group Inc., a family-owned, Canadian company based in Montreal. >> Read full article

Darcy Rask Construction dealt $23k fine after worker electrocuted

A Birch Hills, Sask. company has been fined $23,800 after a worker was killed when equipment touched a power line. >> Read full article

Kwantlen U bringing Mechatronics to B.C.

Beginning in early-to-mid 2017, Kwantlen Polytechnic University in B.C. will offer students the Siemens Mechatronics Systems certification program in association with the Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA). >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Temporary home for Graybar Canada

Temporary home for Graybar Canada’s tornado-hit Windsor branch

With its Windsor, Ont., branch severely damaged by a tornado that touched down in the area August 24, Graybar Canada has moved its 2760 Deziel Drive operations to a temporary location until the damage has been fully repaired. >> Learn More…


New design for Eaton’s FlashGard Motor Control Centre

Eaton now has an arc-resistant version of its FlashGard motor control centre (MCC) technology that it says is designed to prevent an arc flash event plus protect personnel if an arc flash occurs. >> Read full article

Dimplex’s iBlast hand dryer boasts wireless controls

Wireless connection and communication capabilities through the built-in SIM card are the star features of Dimplex’s latest product, the iBlast hand dryer. >> Read full article

Stelpro unveils Orléans convector

The new Orléans convector offers “a faster temperature rise than any other convector on the market”, claims Stelpro. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EFC’s Economic Forecast Day

Date & Location: Sept. 22 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada presents its annual Economic Forecast Day, featuring economists who will provide up-to-date information and resources to navigate your business through this changing economy. Presenters will also examine current and projected business trends and opportunities. >> More Info

Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: Sept. 25-30 • Moncton, N.B.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) and Greater Moncton International Airport are co-hosting the 2016 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW). The workshop serves as a forum to discuss issues of national scope, allowing airport technical personnel from different sites to interact. >> More Info

Get airborne (ultrasound) for electrical reliability WEBINAR

Date & Location: Oct. 6 • Online
Info: Reduce arc flash AND create a safer inspection? That’s where airborne ultrasound comes in! Certified maintenance & reliability professional Sean Miller will show how airborne ultrasound can be used on open or enclosed systems to detect and analyze corona, tracking and arcing, and explain how airborne ultrasound and infrared thermography compliment each other and take your electrical maintenance and reliability program to the next level. >> More Info

Connected+ 2016

Date & Location: Oct. 12-13 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 3rd edition of Connected+ is “tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to success in the Internet of Things”. The event features technical workshops, speakers and an exhibition. Topics include smart homes, smart energy, home automation, connected condos and more. >> More Info

IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference

Date & Location: Oct. 12-14 • Ottawa, Ont.
Info: The annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC 2016) provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government sector and other interested organizations from Canada and abroad to present and discuss the latest developments in the electric power and energy systems. >> More Info