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ECAO nails down identity of purpose and collaboration

The Electrical Contractors Assoc. of Ontario recently updated their Vision and Mission statements. We spoke with Graeme Aitken, ECAO’s executive director, to learn what prompted the change, and what the association aims to achieve.

Ford commits to becoming first in Canada to build BEVs

Ford Motor of Canada says it will transform its Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario from an internal combustion engine site to also become a BEV (battery electric vehicle) manufacturing facility starting in 2024.

Ideal Supply names Mike Smith general sales manager

Mike will manage the strategic direction of Ideal’s three sales divisions: Electrical, Industrial, Automotive.

Vancouver Island upgrading its roadways to LED

Vancouver Island will be the first region in British Columbia to upgrade lighting infrastructure along provincial highways and roadways to LED.

Prompt payment edges closer to reality in Alberta

“Today we have gained some justification for our long-term efforts; tomorrow, we will need to continue these efforts to ensure this legislation will meet the needs of all our association’s members,” said Terry Milot, chair of Alberta Trade Contractors Coalition.

Shutdowns, blockades, pine beetles, trucker shortages... oh yeah, and Covid!

“Our industry employs a lot of people, but we’re rapidly running out of projects,” said Ed Whalen, a panelist on last week’s Canadian Construction Association webinar on supply chain issues in the construction sector. For me, this proved a truly engaging and educational webinar, and opened my eyes to a few things. I took a few notes, and jotted them down here. » Read more

Milwaukee 7-in-1 high-leverage pliers

The new 7-in-1 high-leverage pliers have been designed to deliver “even more innovation” to the electrical tradesperson. » Learn more

Triplett ET100 and ET200 GFCI receptacle testers

Triplett Test Equipment has launched two GFCI receptacle testers for pinpointing a variety of wiring issues. » Learn more

Appleton FDBAESLED Series flameproof LED escape lights

Capable of 1-hour of operation in emergency mode, they are suitable in or around pulp and paper mills, oil refineries and petrochemical plants. » Learn more

Buildings Week 2020 (online)

Dates: November 30-December 4 » More info

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