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Plan named electrical sub for Vaughan hospital

Plan Group says the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project, located in Vaughan, Ont., will be the first hospital in Canada to feature “fully integrated ‘smart’ technology”.

Life achievement option for Mactaquac Generating Station

NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068.

Alberta opens up micro-generation limits to 5MW

Changes to the regulation that governs Alberta’s micro-generation include increasing the size limit to 5MW from 1MW and allowing a micro-generating system to serve adjacent sites, which is “helpful for operations with more than one building, such as farms”, the province announced.
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How do you beat the competition, beyond just price? What factors can influence prospects to choose you? It’s amazing what a few small tweaks made to your quoting process can do. Sometimes you just need to implement a little psychology. Watch our Level Up columnist’s latest video and sneak a peek at Andrew’s upcoming February column. » Read full article

Arlington presents DropIn floor box kits

Arlington says its UL-listed “DropIn” floor box kits (FLB4360) are a fast way to install a box nearly flush in an existing floor, as it installs with a “single hole saw cut”. » Read full article

Revillusion by Dimplex demonstrates “future of electric fireplaces”

Dimplex North America Ltd. has launched its Revillusion brand of electric fireplaces, featuring a “new patented design” with ThruView technology. » Read full article

Southwire introduces Qwikjax reel stands

Southwire says its new Qwikjax reel stand helps “increase efficiency and safety in transportation as well as setup and payoff of wire reels”. » Read full article

EDA’s EDIST 2017 Conference

Date & Location: Jan. 18-20 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems and Technology (EDIST) 2017 Conference & Exhibition is an educational conference and exhibition addressing critical engineering, operational, IT and management issues faced by Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies. Suppliers, manufacturers and service providers will have the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services.
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BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Jan. 22-26 • Tampa, Fla.
Info: Discover new technologies, network with peers and other ICT professionals, and hear presentations from industry leaders as well as keynotes by motivational speaker Jeff Havens and former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin at BICSI’s Winter Conference at the Tampa Convention Centre.
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IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)

Date & Location: Jan. 31-Feb. 3 • Reno, Nev.
Info: The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) 2017—the Super Bowl of electrical safety—aims to “Change the Electrical Safety Culture” by targeting two areas: 1) advancing the application of state-of-the-art knowledge and practices, and 2) stimulating innovation in creating the next generation of safe work practices, technology and managing systems.
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NEMRA Annual Conference

Date & Location: Feb. 1-4 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is hosting its 2017 annual conference at the Marriott World Center Orlando, which is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association).
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Saskatchewan Safety Council Industrial Safety Seminar

Date & Location: Feb. 6-8 • Regina, Sask.
Info: Known as “Saskatchewan’s Premier Safety event”, organizers say this seminar brings together hundreds of safety professionals from across North America to see the latest products, services, and information in over 100 safety and related display booths.
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