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Deadline this Saturday! Nominate for Canadian Electrical Awards

The deadline has been extended to the end of this week, September 30. Now is the time to hunker down and take 10 to 15 minutes to fill in your nomination for the 2017 Canadian Electrical Awards, which recognize noteworthy Canadian electrical installations and electrical safety champions.

Say Hello to Technical Safety BC, formerly BC Safety Authority

“Our new identity will help distinguish us from other regulators as we continue to build awareness, understanding and ownership of safety responsibilities among our clients and stakeholders,” said Catherine Roome, president & CEO of Technical Safety BC, formerly BC Safety Authority.

Mike Hodgson scores Milwaukee Tool jobsite rolling bag

Congratulations to Mike Hodgson of MH Electric in Kingston, Ont., who won a gorgeous Milwaukee Tool 24-in. Jobsite Rolling Bag by visiting Electrical Business Magazine’s booth at Nedco Electrifest XI.

LED Smart providing tactical lighting for Canadian forces

Weatherhaven has selected LED Smart Inc. of Edmonton to provide specialized tactical lighting systems in support of the company’s efforts to fulfil the requirements of the $168-million Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS) program for the Department of National Defence.

WARNING: “Smart Electrician” GFCI receptacles by Huizhou Faith

“Smart Electrician” receptacle-type ground fault circuit interrupters Model GLX-15ATR by Huizhou Faith Electric Manufacture bear unauthorized Intertek Certification Marks for Canada and the States.

Northern Rockies Recreation Centre rebuilds with help from Houle

“It was an iconic project for us,” says Lonnie Trelenberg, Houle’s G.S.C. estimator/project manager for the NRRC project. “There’s so much sentimental value on so many different levels for this project.”

Ontario Electrical League launches Ontario Mechanical League

“We would like to welcome our mechanical contractor members to the organization, and we look forward to working with them on industry issues that are affecting them,” said Stephen Sell, president of the Ontario Electrical League.

ABB acquiring GE Industrial Solutions for $2.6 billion

“With GE Industrial Solutions, we strengthen our No. 2 position in electrification globally and expand our access to the attractive North American market,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. » Read full article
Understanding VFD

Understanding Variable Frequency Drive Cables

VFD cables are specially designed to make today’s powerful industrial-grade AC motors operate efficiently and safely. Isaac Müller will explain what industrial applications they are used in, why they are used and what problems they prevent. He will also discuss VFD cable designs, and provide installation tips and suggestions. Don’t miss this important FREE webinar—sponsored by Nexans Canada—being held October 12, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register
Cost of workforce drugs

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

Did you know employer-funded insurance plans across Canada wasted over $3 billion a year between 2011 and 2015 by covering prescriptions for expensive medicines and paying unnecessary dispensing fees... even when there were cheaper options available? Join Steve Nowak in an upcoming webinar to learn about the costs and some of the options available to reduce them. Don’t miss it on October 31, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register

Systemize your business for profits (4 of 4)

Are you struggling to determine whether your team is actually doing what they say they are doing? Are you stressed out and doubting your leadership skills because your project deliverables are constantly delayed? Chances are your business is too dependent on you. Join EBMag Level Up columnist Andrew Houston for the 4th and final webinar of our 4-part series “Blueprint to Profits, Systems & Time”, November 28 at 2 pm EST. » Register

EPEC: IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference

Date & Location: October 22-25 • Saskatoon
Info: This conference provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government and other interested organizations to present and discuss the latest developments in electric power and energy systems.
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Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop

Date & Location: October 25-26 • Washington, D.C.
Info: At the National Academy of Construction’s annual meeting this fall, a collaborative workshop will be held between NAC and the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee (Construction Subcommittee) with the aim of reducing electrical injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
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EFC Future Forum 2017 “The Evolution of Customers”

Date & Location: October 25 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: The Evolution of Customers” provides an opportunity for Electro-Federation Canada members to gain insights into strengthening and expand their sales and marketing strategies. Following several speakers and an industry panel, EFC will unveil the winners of its 2017 Marketing Awards.
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16th Annual Health and Safety Conference Alberta

Date & Location: October 26-27 • Banff, Alta.
Info: The conference focuses on working together in occupational health and safety, and features a range of exhibitors, high profile keynote speakers, and provides attendees with a variety of session topics.
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LINK Conference • BC Electrical Association

Date & Location: November 1-2 • Vancouver
Info: BCEA’s LINK Conference attracts delegates representing every aspect of the electrical industry, including engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and agents. The event includes opportunities for networking, Dale Carnegie U40 training, and planning meetings.
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