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Tradie Tip • Are you pricing for profits, or poverty?

Do you know how much to quote to ensure you’re profitable? And do you know how to adjust your pricing based upon the cycles in your business?

Fulham acquires Control Network Solutions for DALI control

Fulham Co. has acquired the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali smart lighting control and management system.

VFD retrofits earn Galata Chemicals $82,711

The Bradford, Ont.-based Galata Chemicals plant was recognized recently by Alectra Utilities for reducing its electricity consumption by 28% through the utility’s Save on Energy Retrofit program.
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FIA Formula E racing at the Montreal ePrix!

“It is only natural that we support this major event,” said Éric Martel, president & CEO of Hydro-Quebec, after the utility announced it is serving as title sponsor of the Montreal ePrix, part of the FIA motor racing championship featuring single-seater cars powered exclusively by electricity. » Read full article

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line... take control!

Prescription drug benefit plans play an important role in employee satisfaction and retention, but their costs continue to rise... Can you sustain them? Watch for a webinar on this topic coming to you October 12, 2017! » Read full article

Greenlee introduces tool bags with Ripstop

Greenlee Textron Inc. is introducing a new line of Next Generation tool bags, “engineered to reduce strain on the user and withstand wear and tear”. » Read full article

Leviton expands Decora controls with Bluetooth

Leviton has added three new devices: an electronic low-voltage dimmer, a 0-10V LED/Mark 7 fluorescent dimmer and a quiet fan speed control, to its existing line of Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth technology. » Read full article

NEMA publishes standard for air-sealed outlet boxes

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s new standard, NEMA OS 4-2016, establishes a performance test and classification scheme for electrical outlet boxes, wall boxes, ceiling boxes, and floor boxes designed to reduce air leakage through them and their installed interface with the building structure. » Read full article

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership Summit

Date & Location: May 1-2 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Hydro-Quebec will be hosting the 26th Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) Summit in Montreal. For two days, this event will bring together executives from some of the world’s largest electric utilities.
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Skills Ontario

Date & Location: May 1-3 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: New for 2017, Skills Ontario is moving the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) to the Toronto Congress Centre from RIM Park in Waterloo.
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Partners in Prevention

Date & Location: May 2-3 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: Under the theme of “The New Workplace,” the Partners in Prevention 2017 Health & Safety Conference & Tradeshow features keynote speakers, sessions, workshops and professional development courses for health & safety professionals.
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OEL Ontario Electrical League Annual Conference

Date & Location: May 3-6 • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Info: OEL is celebrating its 95th anniversary, alongside Canada’s 150th birthday during its annual conference. Come dressed for fun in your most creative “Canadian” outfit (red and white) on May 5! The event also features a product expo, wine tours, golf, casino night and more.
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Date & Location: May 7-11 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: Lightfair International (LFI)—North America’s preeminent annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference—is hosting its 2017 edition at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Centre.
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