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EB CAREERS: Volunteers for Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes

There is an immediate need for volunteers to serve on either the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes (CCBFC), or on one of CCBFC’s nine technical standing committee to replace membership vacancies for the current (2015-2020) code cycle.

Kent Hills 3 to make up for “lower-than-anticipated energy production”

To supply additional generation and make up for “lower-than-anticipated energy production at the existing wind farm”, NB Power and TransAlta have agreed to add 17.25MW of wind-generating capacity at the existing Kent Hills site.

Philips Lighting Concept Centre officially open in Markham

After about a year of construction, the Philips Lighting Concept Centre (LCC) in Markham, Ont., is officially open, and EBMag was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Meet Fluence: Siemens & AES’s new energy storage tech company

Siemens AG and The AES Corp. are forming a new global energy storage technology and services company named Fluence, combining the capabilities of both.
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Electrimat recognized for entrepreneurial excellence

Brossard, Que.-based distributor Electrimat received a Silver Medal in the Entrepreneurial category at the 11th edition of the Business Transfer Awards, which took place at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. » 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

“Next year will blow you away” • Milwaukee Tool Product Symposium

“As much as tomorrow is going to be outstanding, next year will blow you away,” said Steven Richman, president of Milwaukee Tool Corp., on the eve of its 2017 New Product Symposium 2017. » Read full article

5th Annual Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 12 • King City, Ont.
Info: The annual Electric Elle is a 9-hole round of Best Ball, followed by dinner and awards, open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry, including contracting, distribution and manufacturing.
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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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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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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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