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Arlington defeats a new Bridgeport duplex connector patent challenge

In its decision, Arlington says the patent office rejected Bridgeport’s arguments, holding that the company could not demonstrate that any claims of the Arlington’s patent should be invalidated.

Carol MacLeod steps down from NETCO, Melissa Young steps in

Carol was instrumental in the organization’s 2006 launch and in building the industry funding model that has enabled the council to flourish, says NETCO.

EFC launches its new brand identity

As part of the launch, EFC has introduced a new logo, updated the vision and mission statements to better reflect EFC’s value proposition to members, and created new collateral — such as weekly newsletters — to augment that change.

Benchmarking at the 2018 Super Bowl... of electrical safety • Electrical Safety 360, May 2018

What I call the Super Bowl of Electrical Safety — but is officially known as the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop — was recently held in Ft. Worth, Texas. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from these Super Bowls it’s that benchmarking is both a key business and safety practice.

Stelpro employees run to raise money for the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

Stelpro recently donated $17,675 to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation after its eleventh consecutive participation in the Grande virée des sentiers (for a donation total of nearly $190,000 over 11 years).
UL Countefeit GFCIs

WARNING: Counterfeit UL Marks on GFCIs model TGMT20

These GFCIs have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if they comply with any safety requirements. Although the counterfeit GFCIs are marked with model designation TGMT20 and have the UL label, the GFCIs were not manufactured by Zhejiang Trimone Co. Ltd. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

FLIR’s C3 thermal camera: a “pocket-portable unit ideal for contractors”

FLIR’s C3 thermal camera is a ruggedized, pocket-portable, dedicated thermal camera ideal for home inspectors, general contractors and other trade professionals who need a powerful diagnostic tool, the company says. » Read full article

Magic Lite expands Thin Line downlight selection

These downlights feature edge lit technology to eliminate hot spots and are cETLus listed for wet locations, eliminating the need for two separate fixtures. » Read full article

Mircom’s TX3-CX-1 PoE single door controller now UL listed

Able to be mounted onto a standard single gang electrical box, the solution features a built-in proximity reader that can be networked using TIA/EIA-485 and/or TCP/IP. » Read full article

2018 IES Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: August 9 - 11 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is hosting its 2018 IES Annual Conference. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon.
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IAEI Canadian Section Convention and Tradeshow

Date & Location: September 5 - 7 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Prairie Chapter, in partnership with ECAS, is hosting the 2018 IAEI Canadian Section Convention. The event will feature numerous training and networking opportunities, as well as a tradeshow for product displays from sponsors, wholesalers, approval agencies and distributors.
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Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 11 • TBA
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. The location has not yet been announced. The annual event is open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry (e.g. distribution, manufacturing, contracting). What’s best, you don’t need to have any golfing experience to participate.
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CANEW 2018 • Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: September 23 - 28 • Lethbridge, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) Is hosting the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), along with its co-host, the Lethbridge Airport, at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The tradeshow will be held September 26. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
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