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Electroindustry sees opportunity to “upgrade NAFTA for the 21st Century economy”

The joint recommendations call for an updated NAFTA to support business investments in North America, enable collaboration on standards and regulatory matters, and further open market access for testing, conformity assessment and inspection services.

Government invests in NB Power’s eCharge Network

The $450,000 investment will increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations in New Brunswick from 10 to 19.

Ideal Supply found guilty... of overflowing Sick Kids’ Toy Drive bins

Ideal Supply Co. recently partnered with Shell Lubricants to help bring some cheer to children and their families who were at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto over the holidays.

Danfoss names Richard Hatcher head of sales for its heating business

Hatcher will now be responsible for advancing Danfoss’ activities and portfolio for the heating markets, including hydronic controls and electric heating solutions.

BJ Take partners with A.M. Agency and Next Inc.

"The significance of the these partnerships is that prospective customers in Alberta and the maritime provinces can enjoy the energy-efficient lighting solutions offered by BJ Take while experiencing some of the best customer service in the industry," said Doug Wilson.
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The 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I is Here

The 24th edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I is now available in a variety of formats. The Code features a number of significant updates and revisions to better help electrical workers in the safe installation and maintenance of electrical equipment.
The Code is currently available on its own, and in February, it will be available with the Code Handbook as part of a specially-priced package. The Code can also be bundled with updated training to help you quickly apply CE Code concepts and best practices. >> Learn more

Ledvance shuttering its Drummondville facility

“The decision to close these plants is a difficult but necessary step in order to focus resources on developing a comprehensive solid-state lighting portfolio that best meets the needs of the market and helps ensure future growth,” said Gracia. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

WAC unveils new LED Landscape Path Lights

IP66 rated and protected against high-pressure water jets, the new luminaries are factory sealed watertight fixtures with a constant output for 9-15V input. » Read full article

MaxLite releases 40W LED Area Lamp

A retrofit for pole and surface mounted fixtures with an E39 socket, such as cobra heads, shoeboxes and wall packs, the lamp delivers 3,400 lumens. » Read full article

Mitsubishi 750kVA Summit Series UPS certified by Energy Star

The Summit Series UPS is the first UPS to apply Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology, says Mitsubishi. Advanced SiC components increase efficiency by 70% over conventional Silicon (Si) based UPS, the company adds. » 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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