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February 27, 2019

AD and IDI to merge and create AD Canada Industrial & Safety

Merging with IDI will add 107 independent industrial distributors with more than 360 locations to AD, along with 21 employees and a distribution centre in Mississauga, Ont.

ECA Ottawa and IBEW 586 negotiate new agreement

The agreement will expire after three years, at which point the organizations will look back at its progress and determine the next steps to take to continue to claw back lost market share.

Stelpro products win three Good Design Awards

The 2018 program recognized the Maestro smart thermostat line in the electronics category and the Orléans and Oasis fan heaters in the household category.

CE Code updates requirements for intrinsically safe circuits in hazardous locations

The circuits are designed to limit electrical energy levels to prevent ignition of the explosive atmosphere—i.e. gas or dust—surrounding equipment.

Southwire Canada promotes Karim Parbatani to retail sales director

He has three years’ experience with Southwire, most recently as manager for tools and assembled products, and was previously a product development manager at Globe Electric.

North American Pipe and Royal Pipe and Fittings rebrand as NAPCO

From now on, the two PVC pipe and fittings companies will operate under a single brand, with a redesigned website featuring information for both English and French Canadians.
Schneider Electric

Masterpact™ MTZ: Operate outside the Arc Flash boundary

Masterpact™ MTZ is the only insulated case circuit breaker in the world that can be operated using a secure Bluetooth connection from outside the arc flash boundary.

You can use the wireless functions for ERMS, power system analysis, event recovery and many other functions by using the phone that’s already in your pocket!

Masterpact MTZ is part of the EcoStruxure Power connected solution for electrical systems.

   • Smartphone connectivity for wireless monitoring, operation, and alerts
   • Easy customization with downloadable modules
   • Ultra-precise Class 1 power metering for energy efficiency
   • Masterpact MTZ integrates and installs into your existing system
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VIDEO: Beauharnois generating station opens to public for March Break

Built in 1932 and eventually designated a national historic site, the station is one of the largest run-of-river hydroelectric plants anywhere in the world. » Watch video
Products & Solutions 

GMC takes Sierra off-road

“It is designed for commercial customers who don’t want to sacrifice style or a comfortable cab,” says Mark Alger, national marketing manager. » Read full article

Channellock insulates pliers for up to 1,000 V

The pliers are for electricians and other professionals who need to comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) rules on the job. » Read full article
Alberta Electrical Association

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Dates & Location: March 4 - 8 • Jacksonville, Fla.
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Work Truck Show & Green Truck Summit 2019

Dates & Location: March 5 - 8 • Indianapolis, Ind.
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