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What do Nixon Electric, Jason Loney & Horizon have in common?

Drumroll please! Nixon Electric, Horizon Utilities and Jason Loney of Grand West Electric are Electrical Business Magazine’s Electrical Safety Champion Award (ESCA) winners this year! >> Read full article

Westlake completes Axiall acquisition, includes Royal Pipe

Westlake Chemical Corp.—a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products—has completed its acquisition of Axiall Corp., making it the new owner of Royal Building Products, which includes Royal Electrical Solutions (Royal Pipe). >> Read full article

“Even large power consumers need creative energy management solutions”

“Even large power consumers need creative energy management solutions on a tight budget,” was the premise behind Digital Engineering’s Ben MacKay’s presentation at the ION/PowerLogic Users Group Conference 2016 in Toronto. >> Read full article

Electrical hazards blitz: Nov-Dec

Thanks to ECAO for tipping us off to an Electrical Hazards Blitz by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, which is scheduled to run for two months, November 1 to December 31, 2016. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Spirit of Independence Awards

Maritimes & Lighting shine at Spirit of Independence awards

EBMag recently returned from the 2016 North American Meeting of Affiliated Distributors’ Electrical Supply Division (NAM ESD) where we celebrated this year’s cream of the crop at the Spirit of Independence Awards dinner. Congratulations to all the winning distributors and suppliers! >> Learn More…


Portable power station and fast charger = Dewalt jobsite additions

Dewalt has released the 1800W “portable power station” (DCB1800) and fan-cooled “fast charger” (DCB118). >> Read full article

nLight Air wireless controls from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands’ new nLight Air platform, a wireless extension of its nLight digital lighting control platform, targets building owners and contractors looking to seamlessly upgrade facilities to LED lighting control. >> Read full article

Klein Tools introduces dual-laser infrared thermometer

Klein Tools says its multi-function IR5 infrared thermometer features dual-lasers that use a tight 12:1 distance-to-spot ratio for measuring temperatures between -22°F and 752°F. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

APPrO 2016 “Challenge + Change”

Date & Location: Nov. 15-16 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 28th annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre (a.k.a. APPrO) hosts delegates and exhibitors from across the spectrum of the power generation business. >> More Info

AEL Solar Photovoltaic Workshop

Date & Location: Nov. 21, 23 • Edmonton & Calgary, Alta.
Info: Alberta Electrical League (AEL) says this workshop will focus on solar trends and Alberta business opportunities as well as cover the specifics of solar system siting, equipment, installation, permitting process, economics and more. >> More Info

Webinar • What does Ontario’s Construction Lien Act Review mean to you?

Date & Location: Nov. 22 • Online
Info: Register now for an important webinar where construction law expert and Legal Desk columnist Dan Leduc will unpack the results of Bruce Reynolds’ “expert review” of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, and explain the ramifications for you and your business. >> More Info

Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada

Date & Location: Nov. 29-30 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Organizers say the 3rd Annual Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada is an essential meeting point to gain the critical insights you need to optimize windpower generation, eliminate downtime and increase turbine earning power. >> More Info

The Buildings Show

Date & Location: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Buildings Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), bringing together Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, the World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada. It is also held simultaneously with the Real Estate Forum Toronto. >> More Info