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September 4, 2019

IBEW's Matt Wayland joins new advisory committee to promote skilled trades

The federal government estimates Canada will need 67,000 new journeypersons to sustain its workforce in the 10 largest Red Seal trades by 2023.

Chair and CEO Jim James to retire from Ideal Industries

An engineer by training, James campaigned during his time with Ideal to rally the electrical industry to help close the skilled trades generation gap.

Mercury Lighting splits from Mercor

The corporate change is part of Mercury’s overall effort to return to its roots and re-establish itself as a pre-eminent national lighting provider.

Service Wire names Chuck Oldaker EVP

“Chuck’s professional and organizational skills make him a strong asset to our company,” says Service Wire president and CEO Louis Weisberg.

NSI Industries acquires Bridgeport Fittings

NSI says it will work with distributor and channel partners to figure out how best to integrate with Bridgeport and maximize operational synergies.

MaxLite appoints Jeff Bristol VP of C&I sales

Bristol has more than 25 years’ experience in the lighting industry, including roles at Osram Sylvania, Philips, Westinghouse and Universal Lighting Technologies.
Electrical fires

ESA, TFS and MLS inspect Toronto high-rises following electrical fires

The organizations have identified concerns about the reliability of the main electrical distribution systems in aging buildings with similar designs and equipment. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 
CBS ArcSafe

RSA-97B actuator closes or trips MCCs from safe distance

CBS ArcSafe’s new portable device is designed to allow technicians to work remotely, from a distance of up to 300 ft, while stationed outside the arc-flash boundary. » Read full article

USB receptacles join Lev-Lok portfolio

Leviton’s tamper-resistant receptacles are available in a variety of configurations, including Type A/A and A/C ports, 15- and 20-A and different colours. » Read full article

Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 10 • King City, Ont.
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The NECA Show

Dates & Location: September 14 - 17 • Las Vegas, Nev.
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EFC Economic Forecast Day

Date & Location: September 19 • Brampton, Ont.
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IAEI Canadian Section Meeting

Dates & Location: September 20 - 22 • Halifax
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CANEW (Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop)

Dates & Location: September 22 - 27 • Quebec City
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