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Why did a bread-making facility fail to rise to the challenge?

Electrical problems had been plaguing this facility for over 15 years, with no end in sight. Management used to let these problems slide, but were now forced to take action.

Tom Pankratz joins Mersen as VP distribution sales and customer care U.S./Canada

He comes to Mersen from Appleton Group where he held a variety of sales leadership and global account management roles over 14 years.

Call for nominations for 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards now open

The awards recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety in British Columbia.

Eaton announces Electrical Sector leadership changes • July 2018

Molly Murphy has been named senior vice president, North American sales, and Jeff Krakowiak has been named senior vice president, marketing and commercial operations.

Code Conundrum July/August 2018 • Ray Yousef

Tackle July/August's Code Conundrum...if you dare!
Sponsored Spotlight 

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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. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Liteline's Luna series eliminates the need for housing

The light is suitable for general purpose and design-oriented lighting, as well as in-unit and corridor lighting in multi-tenant residential spaces. » Read full article

Burndy’s undrilled braid line provides “unparalleled field flexibility”

Undrilled seamless pure copper ferrules are supplied with scored lines and dimples. Scored lines locate the centre of the ferrule and prevent the drill from walking when drilling in this area. » Read full article

Cementex announces protective UltraLite series arc flash PPE task wear

The UltraLite features a standard colour gray, which reflects sunlight for heat reduction in outdoor applications and allows for easier identification of contamination, as well as any dirt or debris that may compromise the garments’ safety. » 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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