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ECAA encourages contractors to participate in prompt payment online survey

The Ministry of Service Alberta has announced a stakeholder engagement survey to explore the possibility of introducing amendments to the Builders Lien Act to address issues with prompt payment in Alberta’s construction industry. ECAA is encouraging all its members to submit the survey.

ABB ranks in top 20 in Forbes’ best employers list

ABB has been selected as one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine for the fourth year in a row. In 2020, ABB rose into 14th place (up from 26th in 2019). It also ranked in top spot within the industry category of “Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment.”

Essential electrical systems in healthcare facilities

Life safety systems are defined under Rule 46-002 of the CE Code and required by Articles through of the National Building Code (NBC) to be supported by an emergency power supply, i.e. either a generator or batteries, to ensure continuity of operations.

Gerrie Electric promotes two employees

Gerrie Electric has promoted two employees. Kevin Wyatt has been named the company’s new director of industrial sales for the central region, while Amy Carter has moved into the role of technical solutions manager for the central region.

Providing profitable quotes

Do you quote jobs day after day but never stop to think, “Is this actually going to be profitable?” It’s important to avoid ending up like those contractors who never earn the profits they expect. And the key to knowing whether or not you will be profitable is all about leveraging the numbers.

EllisDon to become 100 per cent employee-owned

EllisDon has announced that on Feb. 28, a final agreement was executed under which 100 per cent of the company’s equity will eventually be transferred to the company’s employees.

COVID-19 forces postponement of EVERYTHING

A number of industry meetings and events have been postponed, as a response to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We’ll be keeping a running list of events that have been postponed or cancelled due to this health threat. » Read full article
Reliable Controls

New backplate allows surface mounting without cutting into walls

Reliable Controls has launched its new SS3 Deep Backplate. This product facilitates surface mounting without the need to cut an opening in the wall. » Read full article

Hammond launches new wall mount/desktop plastic enclosure family

Hammond Manufacturing has announced the launch of its new 1557 family. Initially available in four plan sizes, each in two heights, the product family is available in polycarbonate, sealed to IP68, and ABS, designed to meet IP66. » Read full article

Upper Midwest Electrical Expo

Date & Location: April 15-16 • Minneapolis
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Lumen Exhibition

Dates & Location: April 21, 23 • Quebec City, Montreal
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Energizing Efficiency Conference

Dates & Location: May 12-13 • Saint John, N.B.
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InfraCanada and InfraQuebec

Dates & Location: May 26-October 30 • Various locations
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EASA Convention & Solutions Expo

Dates & Location: June 14-17 • Nashville
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Smart Energy Event 2020

Dates & Location: August 18-19 • Halifax
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