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October 17, 2018

E.B. Horsman & Son acquires Measurement & Controls

The acquisition adds process instrumentation and automation products to EBH’s existing electrical supply line and technical divisions in Western Canada.

Graybar to open largest branch in Vaughan, Ont.

Located near the intersection of Highways 427 and 407, the 90,000-square-foot facility—equipped with a wire paralleling machine—will allow the company to consolidate its existing branches in nearby Markham and Mississauga.

Completing the safety trifecta: Understanding the impact of CSA Z463

In September, CSA Z463—originally introduced in 2013 as a national document for the maintenance of electric systems—finally made the transition from guideline to standard, which will have a significant effect across the country.

Lighting manufacturer Signify achieves carbon neutrality in Canada, U.S.

The company began operating on 100% renewable electricity in both countries in 2016, compensated this year for its remaining carbon emissions and aims to become carbon-neutral on a global basis by 2020.

Wago names Ed Naczek product manager for DIN rail-mount terminal blocks

Naczek says he looks forward to working in a collaborative environment with the company’s other managers and sales team members and to integrating his product line in diverse, non-traditional industries.

Mitsubishi Electric ships 50th power transformer from North American facility

The facility in Memphis, Tenn., was specifically built for the design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of extra high-voltage (HV) large power transformers.
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ESA wins appeal to fine licensed electrical contractor over customer’s death

Over the course of the trial and sentence hearing, the defendant tried to shield himself from the fines by transferring his business assets, including property, into a newly created corporation, Master Electric. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 
Standard Products

Floodlights from Standard Products offer portability

Cordless operation keeps the area cable-free, for a safer work environment, particularly at job sites where hardwired electrical connections still need to be installed. » Read full article

Rittal’s CW 120 processes copper bars for switchgears

The Copper Workstation (CW) is available as a stationary benchtop unit with an external hydraulic supply or a mobile system with casters and an integrated hydraulic pump. » 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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