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Leading by example: AD transitions to member ownership

In an interview with Electrical Business, Bill Weisberg explained that the main goal of the transition is ensuring AD will be on “sound footing for the long haul.” The company also wants to “lead by example for our members,” when it comes to succession planning,

Electrical Business Magazine names new editor

Peter Saunders stepped into the role on July 30 and succeeds Anthony Capkun, the magazine’s editor for nearly 14 years, who was recently promoted to associate publisher.

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

This year’s Canadian Truck King Challenge consisted of 10 mid-size, full-size and HD (heavy-duty) entries vying for the top spot in the 11th year of the Challenge. Which truck reigned supreme? Read more to find out.

ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions

GEIS will be integrated into ABB’s Electrification Products (EP) division, led by president Tarak Mehta, as a new business unit called Electrification Products Industrial Solutions (EPIS).
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Northern Cables expanding to add more production capacity

The company is investing $2 million in the expansion, which will reportedly add new jobs in Prescott and another 10-12 jobs at their Brockville sites over the next few years. » Read full article

Top 7 tips for a successful fire alarm system installation

Whether it’s a restaurant, school or high-rise condo, here are some basic things that all electrical contractors can do to make their lives a little easier when it comes to fire alarm systems. » Read full article

Franklin Empire expands partnership with Signify

Franklin Empire says they are now able to offer a complete lighting solution from one company, with one point of contact for fulfillment and service pre- and post-sales. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

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. » Read full article