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General Cable now integrated with Prysmian Group

The newly created group is headquartered in Milan, Italy. According to Prysmian, the combined company has sales of over 11 billion euros, approximately 30,000 employees at 112 plants and 25 R&D centres in over 50 countries.

A peek inside Shermo’s mobile circuit breaker shop

On the tradeshow floor at 2018’s IEEE ESTMP in Calgary, Shermco Industries’ mobile circuit breaker shop offered onsite circuit breaker testing, maintenance, repair and remanufacturing capabilities.

EFC announces 2018 award winners

At the Awards Gala in May at EFC’s Annual Conference, members were recognized for their contributions to EFC and the industry, including Standard Products, Thomas & Betts and Lutron. Congratulations to all the winners!

CE Code Section 10 rewrite: navigation and some definitions • Code File, May 2018

One of the major changes in CE Code 2018 is a revised Section 10 “Grounding and bonding”. This Section has been misunderstood by many in the past, with some of its requirements considered controversial and confusing.

Code Conundrum May 2018 • Ray Yousef

Tackle May 2018's Code Conundrum...if you dare!
ESTMP Calgary

First principles, emergency lighting, VFDs, hazloc and more — reflections from IEEE ESTMP 2018

One of the events for which I get particularly excited about attending is the ESTMP in Alberta—the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance & Projects Workshop. This distinctively Canadian and uniquely Albertan event continues to impress me with its educational track, learned speakers, and loyal supporters and delegates. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Fulham rolls out new line of LinearHO high-output LED retrofit kits

Designed to retrofit high-bay, vapour tight and troffers, the new kits are suitable for commercial and damp environments and deliver energy savings when used to replace fluorescent lamps, the company says. » Read full article

Digitize the measuring process with the Hilti laser range meter PD-CS

Using an integrated laser module to capture and save measurement data directly onto photographs taken by its internal digital camera, the meter eliminates the need for multiple device, the company says. » Read full article

LEDtronics decorative LED post top fixtures save energy and maintenance costs

The series features the PTF000 walkway post top fixtures and the PTF001 parking lot ‘parachute’ post top fixtures. Both series are dimmable, ETL-listed, and IP65 safety-rated for wet locations. » 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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