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January 16, 2019

Stray voltage poses invisible threat

Stray contact voltage becomes a greater thread as aging wiring suffers corrosion. Prevention is moving in the right direction, but only slowly.

Robertson Electric Wholesale expands to Edmonton

The company’s first Alberta location is set to open in March, starting with a focus on lighting and associated products before adding wire and cable offerings.

Pierre Legare joins Viscor as EVP of sales and marketing

He has more than 28 years’ industry experience, including 17 with Thomas & Betts (now ABB Installation Products) and seven with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting Canada).

CEO of Technical Safety BC honoured among Canada’s top 100 most powerful women

Catherine Roome is a professional engineer who has held leadership positions in the utility, energy and telecommunications industries.

Beware of ‘subcontract cancer’

With ‘equivalent project relief,’ a subcontractor can make a claim against a general contractor only to the extent the latter can successfully advance a claim against the owner.

LSI hires Terry Bair as VP of channel sales

Bair has more than 30 years’ experience in the lighting industry, including exeuctive positions with Acuity Brands and Eye Lighting International.

VIDEO: Trudeau becomes first PM to address CEA directors, partners and stakeholders

The prime minister spoke to the association’s board of directors, corporate partners and stakeholders at its Powering Partnerships dinner at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. » Watch video
Products & Solutions 

DeWalt’s new drill expands Flexvolt system

The 60-V Max in-line stud and joist drill with E-Clutch system (DCD470) will reach the Canadian market in March. » Read full article
Noark Electrical

Noark Electric adds accessories to motor circuit protection control line

The company has introduced a new mounting plate, adapter and bus bar system to help make panel builders’ assembly tasks faster and easier. » Read full article

AEMC introduces Handscope to analyze power quality

The new kit combines a 40-MHz oscilloscope, a dual independent 8,000-count multimeter and a built-in harmonic analyzer. » Read full article

ECA of Ottawa AGM

Date & Location: January 22 • Ottawa
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CanWEA Operations & Maintenance Summit

Dates & Location: January 29 - 30 • Mississauga, Ont.
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EIAA Annual Technical Conference

Dates & Location: February 1 - 2 • Edmonton
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