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October 10, 2018
The Building Show

AIEQ and InnovÉÉ form new alliance to support Quebec’s electrical industry

The alliance will address several related areas, starting with developing community micro-networks and managing energy efficiently with relation to storage and the electrification of transportation. It will also focus on the availability of renewable energy for traditional industrial sectors.

Captain Electric among 2018 Ontario Electric Safety Award winners

The licensed electrical contractor was recognized for its dedication to raising community awareness of electrical hazards. The company has shared safety information with consumers through its website, seminars and a series of YouTube videos.

Alberta issues large-scale solar power RFP

The provincial government is seeking to procure solar energy equivalent to about 55 per cent of its annual electrical consumption.

Beghelli adds representation in Southern Quebec

Two lighting agencies, Éclairage Hi-Tech and Agence Pasquarelli, are now representing the company’s product lines in the region.

Siemens Canada promotes Syndie Nadeau to LP marketing manager

She will lead the company’s product management, pricing and marketing communications (marcom) teams.

ECAA calls for 2018 STARS gala support

In partnership with Alberta's electrical contractors and construction industry, STARS will present the eighth annual gala on Oct. 20 at Edmonton's Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Over the past seven years, the event has raised close to $1 million, a milestone that should be reached this year. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Arlington’s zinc MC fittings accommodate multiple cable sizes

When changing the end stop bushings, there is no need to remove the strap. Users need simply to loosen the screws and insert the bushing that works best with the cables they are installing. » Read full article

Eaton’s LumenSafe adds security cameras to outdoor LED fixtures

Developed to extend facilities’ existing security networks outdoors, LumenSafe is designed for ease of installation on lighting poles by electrical contractors. » Read full article

BlockMaster expands Jelly Beans line with modular terminal blocks

To further simplify field wiring beyond colour-coding, BlockMaster also offers screenprinting to mark the blocks with alphanumeric characters. » Read full article

AD North American Meeting 2018

Date & Location: October 29-31 • Grapevine (Dallas), Texas
Info: Affiliated Distributors (AD), a wholesale buying group for contractors, will be hosting the 2018 North American Meeting of its electrical supply division this fall at the Gaylord Texan Resort.
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8th Annual EFC Future Forum

Dates & Locations: November 6 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting The Future Forum at Pearson Convention Center. This event will provide a unique opportunity for you to gain insight about how to strengthen and expand your sales and marketing strategies when the social media and digital revolution has transformed the public relations (PR) arena. You will receive an update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), what it takes to be compliant and why it’s important for your business. The EFC Marketing Awards will also be presented, including a digital innovation category sponsored by Electrical Business magazine.
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The Buildings Show

Date & Location: November 28-30 • Toronto
Info: The Buildings Show, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, has become North America's largest event with products, services, educational programming and professional networking for the design, architecture, construction and real estate sectors. This year, STONEX Canada relocates with the World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion and the HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building, while Construct Canada and PM Expo expand in the South Building.
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