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Gerrie sisters Heather and Elaine recognized as distinguished entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneur” and “60-year-old company” are not usually found in the same sentence, so congratulations to Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. co-presidents Heather Gerrie-Kwant and Elaine Gerrie-Valentini, who will receive the 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award.

Ontario College of Trades launching compliance and enforcement inspections

Inspections will be consistent with the College’s new compliance and enforcement policy, with a focus on high-risk workplaces and work activity in the underground economy and the protection of vulnerable workers.

Northern Transformer gleans support from Jobs & Prosperity Fund

The Province of Ontario reports it is supporting the development and manufacture of “next-generation power delivery” at Northern Transformer Corp., with a project that will help create 60 jobs and retain 82 jobs in Maple.

Back-costing... Your TIME MACHINE to Profit • VIDEO

Missed our webinar on May 16? Don’t worry! Watch the recording here and learn the three principles that ensure you continue to grow your business and the tools you need to successfully start, run and finish a job.

Pentair Thermal Management now part of nVent

“Rest assured that your existing sales team and support network will continue to work with you, and their contact information remains the same,” said Brad Faulconer, president, nVent Thermal Management.
Milwaukee Tool

“Can Milwaukee really do more with M18?”...You be the judge • Milwaukee NPS2018

Last month, EBMag was in Milwaukee Tool’s backyard to learn about the company’s latest and greatest offerings for 2018 and early 2019. Paul Fry, VP cordless management, explained that 2018 will see a focus on making the M18 Fuel line backward and forward compatible. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Burndy releases QuikTap ground rod connector

The QuikTap is a multi-functional irreversible ground rod connection supplied with wire exothermically welded to a coupling ready for installation. It is suitable for volatile or hazardous jobsites. » Read full article

Eliminate potential start-up delays with Legrand’s wireless networking solution for DLM platform

The solution features a wireless network bridge (LMBC-600) and border router (LMBR-600) that allows contractors to network DLM rooms together without a segment network wire (MS/TP), which Legrand says eliminates potential start-up delays caused by wiring issues. » Read full article

Reduce arc-flash hazard with Eaton’s Breaker Integrated Transformer

Eaton recently launched the Breaker Integrated Transformer (BIT), a low-voltage, dry-type distribution transformer integrating a traditionally separate moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) within the same enclosure. » Read full article

CSA 2018 Annual Conference & Committee Week

Dates & Locations: June 18 - 22 • Edmonton
Info: The 2018 CSA Group Committee Week—where the CE Code-Part I Committee meets to discuss the Canadian Electrical Code—is being held June 18-22, 2018, at the Shaw Convention Centre, Edmonton, Alta.
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Solar Canada 2018

Date & Location: June 20 - 21 • Calgary
Info: Solar Canada 2018 will take place at the BMO Centre in Calgary from June 20-21, 2018. Solar Canada will enhance its residential, industrial and commercial tracks to help guide growing demand for end user education and networking opportunities, the organizers say. Additionally, a special evening has been added for the potential residential customer.
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2018 EASA Annual Convention & Exposition

Date & Location: June 24 - 26 • Milwaukee, Wis.
Info: The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its Annual Convention and Exposition from June 24-26, 2018 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wis. The theme for the 2018 Convention is “Connect 2 Quality.” The convention program offers attendees numerous technical and sales/management seminars daily. A companion trade show features industry manufacturers and service providers highlighting the latest developments in electric motors, drives and controls, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment, as well as services to the electro-mechanical industry.
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ECA of New Brunswick AGM and Conference 2018

Date & Location: June 27 - 30 • Wallace, N.S.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick (ECANB) is hosting its 54th Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Fox Harb’r Resort and Spa in Nova Scotia, June 27-30, 2018. Some of the educational sessions tentatively lined up include presentations on CSA Z462-18 “Workplace electrical safety”, Atlantic Dig Safe, marijuana and the workplace, and apprenticeship training.
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