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Cleanup of wind turbine failure at Grand Etang begins

Site cleanup has commenced at the site of a collapsed wind turbine located in Grand Etang, Inverness County, on Cape Breton Island.

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line

Competing to replace retiring workers in the electrical industry requires that employers know what employees want... and it probably isn’t higher earnings. In fact, Millennials value benefits very highly—prescription drug plans, most of all.

Core Products Canada opens Calgary warehouse

“Inventory seems to be the curse of the LED lighting world [...] But we see inventory as the solution, not the problem,” said Nick Wagner, as Core Products Canada Ltd. opens a new 11,000-sf warehouse facility in Calgary.

Standing in solidarity with the family • From the Editor

In a few paragraphs, my column will, in fact, line up with the title I’ve written above. Bear with me.

“Demand diversity” will allow solar power generators to share

A Huddersfield researcher is developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy rather than simply export surplus electricity to the grid.

SEEKING: Quebec-based bilingual editor for L’industrie électrique

Are you a great French communicator with a little extra time on your hands? Would you mind some extra cash in your pocket? Is your English OK? Do you like dabbling in some web and social media?

World’s largest “floatovoltaic” test bed features ABB tech

ABB says floating solar panels (a.k.a. floatovoltaics) could be over 10% more efficient than solar panels placed on land, and may be a viable alternative for places like Singapore, which is surrounded by water. » Read full article
Webinar - Workforce drugs

Become the Obvious Choice in a Competitive Market

Avoid the income rollercoaster by mastering your marketing. To do that, join EBMag and our Level Up columnist Andrew Houston in the 3rd webinar of our 4-part series “Blueprint to Profits, Systems & Time” to learn specific strategies to help improve this area of your contracting business. » Register today

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line

Prescription drug benefit plans play an important role in employee satisfaction and retention, but their costs continue to rise... Can you sustain them? » Register today

RECALL: Nidec Emerson or EcoTech EZ swimming pool motors

Nidec Motor Corp. is recalling certain variable-speed swimming pool motors with a programmable user interface on the top because the pump control cover may not be properly grounded. » Read full article

PCIC 2017 • 64th IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Date & Location: September 18-20 • Calgary, Alta.
Info: The largest industry conference for the IEEE PCIC committee is being hosted by the IEEE Chapters of Alberta at the Telus Convention Centre, and EBMag will be there!
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AD North American Meeting

Date & Location: September 25-27 • Grapevine (Dallas), Texas
Info: AD is hosting the 2017 North American Meeting of the Electrical Supply Division at the Gaylord Texan Resort, and EBMag will be there!
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IAEI Canadian Section Meeting 2017

Date & Location: September 22-24 • Peterborough, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) is conducting its 2017 meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront. The event is hosted by the IAEI Ontario Chapter.
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