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ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions

ABB says the transaction provides growth opportunities by coupling ABB’s digital offering, ABB Ability, with the GEIS installed base. ABB expects to realize approximately $200 million of annual cost synergies in year five.

Whose truck reigned supreme in the 2018 Canadian Truck King Challenge?

Regular readers will recall the Canadian Truck King Challenge strives for real-world testing. This year, our judges drove more than 3000 test kilometres while scoring each truck across 20 different categories. So whose truck reigned supreme?

The costly installation mistake most contractors make

While LED lighting upended the way many in the industry think about, work with and design lighting and controls, the installation of these low-voltage (less than 60Vdc) lighting systems still eerily mirrors the installation of their line-voltage predecessors.

New Brunswick government commits $10 million for nuclear research cluster

The funding will help the New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corp. develop a nuclear research cluster in the province.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction clauses • Legal Desk, June 2018

The pitfalls of not reading your contract (or any contract that is incorporated by reference into your construction contract) are obvious. I’ve often seen the excitement of a potential profit descend into dismay because of a failure to note the Governing Law and Jurisdiction clauses, for example.

Video: “Can Milwaukee really do more with M18?”

EBMag was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in May to check out Milwaukee Tool's latest market solutions. "Can Milwaukee Tool really do more with M18?" asked Paul Fry, VP cordless management. You be the judge. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Mersen releases product recognition app

Mersen says it has released the industry’s first product recognition app to use a photo to identify and suggest a product cross-reference based on the image. » Read full article

Test low-voltage electrical installations with Megger’s multi-function tester, MFT70

The MFT70 is a combined instrument offering a variety of testing options, including ground testing with 2-pole, 3-pole, attached rod technique and stakeless with optional clamps; GFCI tripping and more. » Read full article

Arlington now offering heavy-duty non-metallic concrete box • July 2018

Made of heavy-duty plastic, Arlington’s new FLBC4501 4.5-in. non-metallic concrete floor box has six conduit hubs, four plugs and three options for positioning the low-voltage divider in the box. » Read full article

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 • King City, Ont.
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. 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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PCIC 2018 • 65th IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Dates & Locations: September 24-26 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Info: The largest industry conference for the IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (IEEE-PCIC) is being held in September. PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry, and will cover electrical applications, safety and related technology. It is highly regarded for providing top-quality papers on a variety of relevant subjects aimed at the electrical industry, says IEEE.
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