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Canada’s Top Employers for Young People include utilities

Social media and technology-savvy workplaces are important to the youngest working generation, according to the Canada's Top Employers for Young People competition. Some finalists from this year's competition include BC Hydro, Bruce Power LP, Capital Power Corporation, Epcor Utilities Inc., SaskPower and Schneider Electric Canada.

A new standard in smoke detection

The evolution of smoke detectors in Canada has allowed electrical contractors to ensure a better level of reliability for their customers—and soon, a new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standard will mean one less problem.

IWG acquires Owl Wire and Cable

International Wire Group (IWG) has acquired Owl Wire and Cable (Owl) from Marmon Holdings, Inc. Established in 1954 as a family business, Owl produces high volume, heavy bare and tinned wire with operations in Canastota, Rome and Boonville, New York.

Viscor announces two additions to the BC and Western regions

Viscor has announced that SLS Lighting will now represent its brands, namely Visioneering and Certolux, in British Columbia.

Maria Sial joins Southwire as communications manager

Southwire has announced the appointment of Maria Sial to the position of manager, communications & digital strategy. In this role, Maria will lead Southwire Canada’s communications and digital strategy initiatives and support its business development and marketing initiatives.

New HPS warehouse opens doors in Reno

On Jan. 13, 2020, Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) officially opened the doors to its new warehouse in Reno, Nev. The new warehouse replaced the company’s Compton, Cal. warehouse, however the Compton facility’s plant operations remained unaffected.
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Renewables groups CanWEA and CanSIA to amalgamate

At the end of November 2019, members of both the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) voted on whether the two organizations should amalgamate, and the question received the support of over two-thirds of members. As a result, effective July 1, 2020, Canadians will be welcoming a new “multi-technology association” focusing on “wind energy, solar energy and energy storage”. » Read full article

Arc Flash Just Met Its Match!

MELTRIC Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles safely isolate and eliminate arc flash at disconnection!

Advanced safety features protect users from electrical hazards:
   • Push-button disconnection
   • Dead-front safety shutter
   • Built-in lockout/tagout provisions

With MELTRIC Switch-Rated connectors, users can safely connect and disconnect devices under full load, without PPE or additional energy verification.

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Ford Super Duty

Ford Super Duty shows its capability in the desert

Ford's 2020 Super Duty boasts 1,050 ft/lbs of torque and 475hp for 2020, as well as a new fuel system, steel piston heads, double-axle variable geometry turbocharger, and a variable displacement oil pump. » Read full article
Lind Equipment

Lind launches All-In-One Beacon LED Tower light

Lind Equipment recently launched its All-in-One Beacon LED Tower, which boasts all the functionality of three separate lighting assets in one package. » Read full article
AEA - Learning Expo

Hearts for Heroes Gala – 10th anniversary

Dates & Location: Feb. 29 • Vaughan, Ont.
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IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Dates & Location: March 3-6 • Reno, Nev.
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Dates & Location: March 16-18 • Edmonton, Alta.
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AEA Electrical Learning EXPO

Date & Location: March 25 • Edmonton, Alta.
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Lumen Exhibition

Dates & Location: April 21, 23 • Quebec City, Montreal
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Lightfair 2020

Dates & Location: May 3-7 • Las Vegas, Nev.
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