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Ideal extends championship qualifying round

Ideal Industries has extended the qualifying round for its 2018 National Championship to Oct. 19, to better allow colleges and trade schools to take part in what it calls "the most thrilling competition in the electrical industry."

Hydro One to acquire assets of Peterborough Distribution

Once the transaction is complete, base distribution rates for PDI consumers will be reduced by one per cent and frozen for five years.

Standard Products adds Sean Bernard, Safoora Wall

Bernard will report to Pierre Vincent and will be responsible for leading sales in Ontario, while Wall will support Bernard and the Ontario sales team.

Liteline Corp. promotes Salyna Nguyen to director of marketing

In her new role, Nguyen will direct Liteline’s marketing team and pick up new responsibilities including consumer products, digital and product marketing.

Nat Traverso appointed Siemens Canada’s director of sales for LP Canada

Traverso brings over 35 years of experience in the electrical industry, with experience. Over the last 13 years, he has held multiple management roles at Siemens Canada, most recently as director of marketing.

Ratio restrictions prevent hiring of apprentices, says OEL survey

Ontario’s current ratio structure allows an electrical employer to hire one apprentice for each of the first four journeymen, but imposes tighter restrictions thereafter, such that multiple journeymen must be added before a new apprentice can join. » Read full article
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Magic Lite announces Tri-Proof lights

Magic Lite’s Tri-Proof lights are water-proof, pressure-proof and dust-proof. The lights are an energy efficient replacement for traditional linear fluorescent lights. » Read full article

Eaton introduces enhanced BR arc fault/ground fault circuit breaker

Enhanced features allow the breaker to operate at higher efficiency, consuming less energy and producing less heat. The circuit breaker features improved AFCI and GFCI algorithms to reduce call backs. » Read full article

Terex A330 and A650 auger drills include automated features

With radio remote controls, the new operating system allows the truck, unit controller and unit engine to talk to each other. The drills are available with a command post and joystick control. » Read full article

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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NECA Show 2018

Date & Location: September 29 - October 2 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: At the annual show of the National Electrical Contractors Association (U.S.), the NECA Show, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with peers, discover new products and service solutions, grow their company’s business and boost productivity by training with experts, and more. According to the organizers, the NECA Show provides the best industry resources for executive management, project managers and purchasing agents, shares best practices and compliance information, and the number one electrical construction trade show.
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EPEC 2018 • IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference

Date & Location: October 10-11 • Toronto
Info: The 18th annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC) will take place at four venues in Toronto on the Ryerson University campus. This year’s theme will be “Clean Technologies for Smart Cities.” EPEC provides an opportunity for experts from the private sector, academia, government and other interested organizations from Canada and abroad to present and discuss the latest developments in electric power and energy systems, including R&D, industrial and business trends, as well as emerging regulatory and policy challenges.
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