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75th anniversary of “Chicago Pile-1”

December 2 marked the 75th anniversary of the world’s first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction, which paved the way for a variety of advancements in nuclear science.

E.B. Horsman & Son acquires Saskatoon’s Intec Controls

Customers “will now be offered more products that complement Intec’s existing portfolio, as well as additional product lines that we will slowly introduce through our new location,” said E.B. Horsman’s Tyson Carvell.

WARNING: Unauthorized UL Mark on FSL LED lamps

These lamps have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standards for safety and it is unknown if these FSL LED lamps comply with any safety requirements.

ECAO welcomes Graeme Aitken as new executive director

“With over 30 years of experience in the unionized construction industry across Canada—and a particular focus in the Province of Ontario—we are confident that Graeme will provide the stewardship and professionalism we seek from our executive director,” said ECAO.

The K-Line Group of Companies signs EHRC’s Gender Diversity Accord

“Today we affirmed our commitment to gender diversity by signing this accord and ensuring we deliver our very best results for customers,” said K-Line Group president Allan Kellett.

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program sets records

The successful bidders will add approximately 600 MW of renewable power, or enough to power up to 255,000 homes, through wind projects throughout the province. This amount represents 200 MW more than originally planned. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Burndy expands aluminum lug portfolio — January 2018

The new Burndy catalog numbers (YA34A8, YA36A13 and YA44A8) accommodate 500 kcmil, 600 kcmil and 1000 kcmil conductor, respectively. » Read full article

Greenlee’s new C3 Auto Whip cable cutting machine

The machine features a touch screen interface, which allows the operator to input the correct cable configuration so that the machine is aware of the cable size, type and desired whip length. » Read full article

Rittal launches commercial application D & E type enclosures

Available from stock in nine sizes ranging from 6-in. x 6-in. x 4-in. up to 18-in. x 18-in. x 6-in., the enclosures also include grounding emboss and screw. » Read full article

NEMRA Annual Conference 2018

Date & Location: January 31 - February 3 • San Diego, Calif.
Info: The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is hosting its 2018 annual conference. Among NEMRA’s membership are members of CEMRA, the Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association.
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Electrical Inspectors Assoc. of Alberta 2018 annual conference

Date & Location: February 2 - 3 • Edmonton
Info: The Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA) is hosting its annual conference February 2-3, 2018, at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton. EIAA’s mission is to promote the uniform and unbiased understanding and application of the Rules & Regulations adopted under Alberta’s Safety Codes Act.
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NAILD Innovation Conference 2018

Dates & Locations: February 13 -16 • Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Info: The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) Innovation conference 2018, “Unlocking the Future of Lighting,” will be held February 13-16, 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The conference will offer educational sessions, workshops, other networking opportunities, and exhibits showcasing lighting products.
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