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Call for Entries: EFC Industry Recognition Award

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued its Call for Entries for the 2017 Industry Recognition Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has influenced the Canadian electrical industry—either as a current or retired industry delegate—or as an industry supporter.

Hammond Power Solutions turns 100 years young

Congratulations to Hammond Power Solutions (Guelph, Ont.), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year... not bad for a company that started as a small, family-owned business in the shortwave radio market and became a global transformer and reactor player.

“Alectra”: new name of Ontario utility merger

Previously known as MergeCo (until a new moniker was chosen), the merger between Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerStream—and purchase of Hydro One Brampton—is now officially knows as Alectra.

Wheatland Tube parent Zekelman acquiring Western Tube

Zekelman Industries recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (and other minority shareholders) for Wheatland Tube to purchase Western Tube & Conduit Corp.

Easco Electric gets it done at Halifax Central Library

Two years after officials sliced through its opening ribbon, the jutting, Jenga-like Halifax Central Library continues to reel in the accolades, but for Easco Electric, it was business as usual. » Read full article

Cash flow problems? Watch this!

Did you miss our cash flow & profits webinar last year? No problem. You can now watch the recording on our YouTube channel—no registration, no hassle! We bring 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. » Read more

GE launches ElfaPlus miniature circuit breakers

ElfaPlus, a miniature circuit breaker (MCB) designed and manufactured by GE, recently achieved a UL-rating, making it a global MCB platform. » Read full article

Leviton’s Decora Smart dimmers and switches

Leviton has announced Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with an iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches. » Read full article

EIAA Annual Technical Conference

Date & Location: Feb. 3-4 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: The Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA) is holding its Annual Technical Conference at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre. Hear from Alberta Municipal Affairs and the chief electrical administrator as well as the latest on electrically connected life safety systems, new products and more.
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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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EFC Ontario Region 2017 Gala

Date & Location: Feb. 10 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Come celebrate this year’s Hollywood Gala with your industry peers from the Ontario Region, while enjoying a four-course dinner followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing.
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