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Crane delivers fatal shock to Konecranes manager

Konecranes Canada Inc., a company that services industrial cranes and lifting devices, pleaded guilty and was fined $125,000 after a worker was fatally injured by an electrical shock.

“Bridging to Trades” to spark electrical careers in northern B.C.

The British Columbia government is ushering in new skills-training opportunities for up to 205 First Nations people from Prince George to Fort Nelson, designed to “spark” electrical careers and more.

Ouellet Canada celebrating 50 years

“This is a historic moment [...] We want to recognize it throughout the year, and we will therefore be organizing celebratory events every month,” said Martin Beaulieu, president of Ouellet Canada, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Congratulations!
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ABB and Nova Bus collaborate on electrified mass transit

Derek Monk, general manager, ABB in Canada, says the company’s collaboration with Nova Bus (the North American division of Volvo Buses) “represents a major step in the advancement of electric buses in public transit in North America, and it will be the first ABB electric bus Opportunity charging station in the Americas”. » Read full article

Make 2017 your best year for Profits

Earlier this year we brought you a webinar with EBMag columnist Andrew Houston to learn strategies for plugging the leaks and stopping issues regarding your time and team, profits and cash flow, and marketing and sales. Don’t waste another year working over 80 hours a week—watch the recording on our YouTube channel! » Read more
Bosch Tool

Bosch enhances small-angle grinder portfolio

Bosch Tool Corporation has rolled out a lineup of small-angle corded and cordless grinders that feature a re-engineering of paddle-grip switches and more. » Read full article
Rockwell Automation

Bulletin 140G circuit breaker by Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation says industrial automation customers can improve their short-circuit protection with a new line of current-limiting, moulded-case circuit breakers. » Read full article
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A.R.E.’s truck caps, covers for 2017 Ford Super Duty

A.R.E. Accessories is now offering owners of 2017 Ford Super Duty pickups a lineup of fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers. Made to fit all rugged F-250, F-350, F-450 and dually models with all bed and cab configurations, the company says both products provide truck bed storage that will help contractors keep gear secure. » Read full article

EAM Mid-Canada Electrical Expo

Date & Location: Feb. 22-23 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: Hosted by the Electrical Association of Manitoba (EAM), this expo takes place once every two years, and the 2017 edition will combine EAM’s former LED Lighting Show as well.
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AEA Electrical Learning Expo

Date & Location: March 2 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Alberta Electrical Association (formerly AEL) is hosting its one-day Electrical Learning Expo at the Marriott River Cree. Among the expo’s delegates are electrical contractors, maintenance supervisors, lighting design consultants, industrial electricians, electrical inspectors, consulting engineers, distributors and utility personnel.
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The Work Truck Show

Date & Location: March 15-17 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Info: The Work Truck Show features the newest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment on a trade show floor covering more than 500,000 sf.
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Date & Location: March 28-29 • New York, N.Y.
Info: LEDucation is dedicated solely to LED technology and last year it drew an attendance of over 4200 and 300+ exhibits by manufacturers from the United States, Canada and Europe.
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Electrifest XI

Date & Location: April 24 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: Nedco Ontario’s Electrifest XI, primarily a buying event, is being held at the distributors head office & distribution centre at 5600 Keaton Crescent. Nedco aims to host over 120 suppliers, manufacturers and agents from all industry corners, including wire & cable, datacom, lighting & lighting controls, electrical distribution, renewable energy, and energy management solutions.
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