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November 14, 2018
The Buildings Show

Stelpro expands plant in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que.

The investment will add 65,000 square feet of new space. Construction began in June 2018 and will continue through the end of 2019.

How to select the perfect service entrance equipment for your needs

Service entrance switchgear is the link between the utility grid and the end user’s system. It is also referred to as the point of common coupling (PCC), where two different systems operated by different entities connect.

Michael Gentile to retire as Canadian president and CEO of Signify

Gentile spent more than 38 years in the Canadian electrical industry, was one of the founding members of the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) and held board positions with Electro-Federation Canada (EFC).

Schneider Electric plans Edmonton relocation

The 77,000-square-foot ‘workplace of the future’—up from 59,000 square feet at the current location—will be built at Henday Industrial Park, where operations will be relocated in March 2019.
Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC's 2018 awards honour electrical contractors

The awards, which recognize individuals and organizations across British Columbia for exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety, were presented on Nov. 7 at Parq Vancouver. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

ABB Installation Products develops cable tray guide for electrical contractors

The company formerly known as Thomas & Betts designed the guide as a practical tool for product selection and installation, with electrical code references to ensure compliance. » Read full article
GE Current

GE’s Current designs LED lamp as HID replacement

The product fits into existing HID fixtures, which are still common at many industrial facilities, but reportedly uses 60% less energy. » Read full article

Meltric expands plugs and receptacles for hazardous locations

Rated to meet requirements for flammable gases, vapours and liquids, the new products are designed to withstand harsh, corrosive environments. » Read full article

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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Work Truck Show & Green Truck Summit

Dates & Locations: March 5-8 • Indianapolis, Ind.
Info: The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will host the 2019 edition of its Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit at the Indiana Convention Center, promising North America’s largest work truck event. The exhibit hall will be open from Mar. 6 to 8.
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ICT Canada – Presented by BICSI

Dates & Locations: April 8-11 • Toronto
Info: ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety and security, project management and audiovisual (AV) technologies. BICSI is currently seeking presentations for pre-conference seminars and general sessions; submissions are due by Nov. 30, 2018.
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