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Lights go out in The Good Shepherd homeless shelter…

... and come back on better than ever! The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association’s University of Toronto student chapter took on the task of retrofitting the Good Shepherd Centre’s lighting to improve the energy efficiency of the shelter’s 100-year-old building.

Elmsdale residents piloting Powerwalls in Nova Scotia Power project

Known as the Intelligent Feeder, the pilot involves the installation of residential energy storage batteries (Tesla Powerwalls) at 10 homes in the Elmsdale community, and a much larger grid-sized battery (Tesla Powerpack) at the Elmsdale substation.

Mersen appoints Ali Julazadeh for Central Canada

Mersen has appointed Ali Julazadeh regional sales manager for Canada’s Central Region. He is based in Mersen’s Mississauga, Ont., office.
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The 2018 CE Code has over 260 updates and revisions. These changes come at a time when industrial and commercial construction is growing, governments and businesses are installing renewable energy systems, contractors are increasingly adopting green building techniques, and the workforce grapples with the effects of aging employees and labor mobility.

Changes in the market combined with the frequency of CE Code updates can be challenging. But you can reduce cost, save time, and increase productivity and safety with a training program designed to help you understand the latest requirements and apply them to your specific area of work. Visit CSA Group's training page to find the right course for you.

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“Together, we will write the future... one electrifying race at a time”

ABB and Formula E are teaming up “to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future”, with ABB bringing its name and technology to the series, which will be now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship”. » WATCH
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Standard Products raised nearly $76K for 2017 Donation Day

A percentage of the company’s sales from December 6 will be remitted to several causes, such as hospitals, children’s charities and health-related research, as well as organizations that support the less fortunate, the homeless, family support groups, etc. » Read full article

2018 Skills Canada National Competition

The 2018 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), hosted by Skills/Competence Canada, will take place from June 3 - 6, 2018 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alta. The event will be open to the public for free from June 4 - 5. » Read full article
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Maestro: Orchestrate your comfort

The arrival of Maestro – our most advanced thermostat to date – marks a turning point in the smart management of your home. North-American leader in its market, °STELPRO offers a complete line of smart-home-ready products, from convectors to thermostats. Step into the smart home with products specially designed for Canada. » Learn more
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ABB launches TruONE automatic transfer switch

The company says TruONE is the first ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single device that helps improve protection and makes installation 80% faster. » Read full article

HellermannTyton introduces line of extreme-duty adhesive mounts

The mounts accept most cable ties and are made of a proprietary PA66 blend to resist impact, heat and UV exposure. » Read full article

Nissan offers full range of 2018 Titan half-ton pickups

Every Titan half-ton is powered by a 390-hp 5.6-L Endurance V8 gasoline engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The half-tons share the same styling as the Titan XD, but are built on a separate chassis and are about a foot shorter in wheelbase. » Read full article

Work Truck Show & Green Truck Summit 2018

Date & Location: March 6 - 9 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Info: The National Truck Equipment Association is hosting the 2018 edition of The Work Truck Show—along with the Green Truck Summit—at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, March 6-9, 2018. The show features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 sf. The event includes an educational conference with sessions designed to help attendees improve their operations.
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Electrical Safety Innovation Summit 2018 • Toronto

Date & Location: March 7 • Toronto
Info: Hosted by Schneider Electric Canada, the half-day Electrical Safety Innovation Summit brings together experts from different industries to present and discuss the latest trends in electrical safety. Join the electrical safety experts and learn about: CSA Z462 “Workplace electrical safety,” the new class of MV switchgear using shielded solid insulation system technology and more.
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State of the Industry & Outlook Conference 2018

Dates & Locations: March 8 • Toronto
Info: The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) will host its 18th annual State of the Industry & Outlook Conference on Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. The theme this year is “Technology and Innovation” and its impact on construction process and productivity. The OCS says industry experts unravel the economic indicators and assess their impact on Ontario’s construction industry during the half-day conference.
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