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Tom Reid assumes NETCO presidency

Reid is the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)’s international vice president, first district Canada. He replaces Bill Daniels, who retired from NETCO and the IBEW on July 1, 2018.

IES, AVIXA jointly publish standard on lighting for videoconferencing rooms

The standard provides guidance to professionals involved in the design, construction, assessment and support of videoconferencing environments. It presents performance criteria for the design and measurement/evaluation of room lighting.

Stelpro creates new Retail Merchandising Team

As part of the team, Lucie Lamothe has been appointed to the position of merchandiser. Phoenix Chabot replaces Lamothe as the Stelpro comfort truck supervisor and merchandiser.

Emerson promotes Andy Schwegal, Harish Shinde and Joe Ugarte

Andy Schwegal has been promoted to vice president of industrial/commercial sales for Appleton Group; Harish Shinde has been promoted from vice president of strategy and customer care at Appleton Group and Joe Ugarte has been promoted to vice president of hazardous.

City Electric Supply hosts third North American Managers’ Conference

CES recently hosted the third biannual North American Managers’ Conference (NAMC) in Grapevine, Tex., where more than 1,200 employees converged for three days of learning, celebration and networking.
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Northern Cables

Northern Cables expanding to add more production capacity

Northern Cables Inc. is expanding its facility in Prescott, Ont., adding a 16,200 sq. ft. addition that will connect the company’s Susan Street plant with a building on Wood Street. » Read full article
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Nominate today for the BC Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

Do you know an individual or organization committed to the safe design, installation, or operation of regulated commercial or residential equipment in BC? Technical Safety BC is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. Click here to see the nomination form and how easy it is to nominate. Awards will be handed out in the following four categories: Exceptional Contribution to Technical Safety (Asset Owner and Contractor categories), Excellence in Safety and Technical Training and Data Digital Technology in Technical Safety.

Nominees will have demonstrated: an understanding of risks, industry expertise, collaboration, and leadership.

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Products & Solutions 

Get two lights in one with Milwaukee’s M18 Radius compact site light

With 2,200 lumens of light output in area mode and 1,000 lumens of flood lighting, the light is suitable for large work areas and smaller task situations. » Read full article
Vacuum Interrupters

Vacuum Interrupters’ multifunctional VITS60M vacuum integrity tester

The set generates a visual go/no-go result for testing vacuum integrity and the dielectric strength of various vacuum breaker components during regular maintenance and offers programmable leakage current thresholds and test durations. » Read full article

Epson launches the LW-PX350 label printer

The printer allows users to identify wires and equipment, organize tool cribs and storage bins, make safety labels, tag assets and more. » 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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