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June 19, 2019
EASA 2019

Ontario updates apprentice support and governance model for skilled trades

With the passing of new legislation, the provincial government is establishing a new system delivery model to replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Hubbell appoints Gerben Bakker president and COO

Bakker was most recently president of Hubble’s power systems group. Over four years, he roughly doubled its revenues and presided over 12 acquisitions.

OPG plans new centralized HQ in Clarington

All of the electricity producer’s non-station-based positions will be shifted to the new campus, which is expected to open in 2024.

Standard and Stanpro hire Jean Kupina and Joe Harold Conrad

Kupina is specifications representative for Eastern Canada, while Conrad is project and quotations specialist for Atlantic Canada.

Apple wall plug adapters recalled due to risk of electric shock

There have been no reports of incidents or injuries, but the three-prong AC adapters can break, posing a risk of shock if exposed metal parts are touched.

ESA appoints three new directors to board

“I look forward to their expertise and contributions to administer electrical safety regulations during a period of rapid change," says Peter Gregg, chair.
Charge-out rates comparison

New study compares charge-out rates across Canada

Electrical contractors are invited to participate in the survey, which takes about three minutes to complete, and enter a draw for a $500 VISA gift card. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 
Jeep Gladiator

FCA Canada launches Jeep Gladiator pickup and redesigned Ram HD

The Gladiator, which looks like a Wrangler with a truck bed, got the most hype, but the Ram HD demonstrated impressive towing capacity. » Read full article

Arlington simplifies zinc and aluminum grounding connectors

The company says electrical contractors can now stock just the two new products, instead of seven different types of connectors as in the past. » Read full article

EASA Convention & Exposition

Dates & Location: June 29 – July 2 • Las Vegas, Nev.
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IES Annual Conference

Dates & Location: August 8 - 10 • Louisville, Ky.
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NETCO Annual Training Conference

Dates & Location: August 10 - 11 • Vancouver
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IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) Conference

Dates & Location: September 9 - 11 • Vancouver
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National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Show

Dates & Location: September 14 - 17 • Las Vegas, Nev.
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