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We’re always on the lookout for news and stories that inform our audience of Canadian electrical professionals. Got something to say? Contact the editor at acapkun@ebmag.com.

Meet Jo-Anne Bailey from EBPowerCon

Jo-Anne is an Equipment Finance Specialist and, at EBPowerCon, she will show you how to leverage leasing as a tool for closing the deal and landing the work. She’s one of numerous experts we’re lining up for the EBPowerCon Cyber-Show & Expo.

Teledyne to acquire FLIR Systems in $8-billion deal

“Together, we will offer a uniquely complementary end-to-end portfolio of sensory technologies for all key domains and applications across a well-balanced, global customer base,” said Jim Cannon, FLIR president & CEO.

Take time to invest in yourself • from the editor

“Your expertise is very much needed, and will be in even greater demand in the coming years. Take time to invest in yourself and your business so that, like the investments in the Andex Chart, you increase in value over time.”

Tim Rourke of Rittal passes leadership baton to André Bousette

“I am proud to have worked with André for nearly 30 years [...] and I am confident that Rittal Systems Ltd. will grow to new heights under [his] capable leadership...” said Rourke.

TPL Lighting names Dayna Bradley as president

Bradley is taking over from Andy Pott, who founded the family-owned architectural lighting agency 28 years ago.

Jeff Derkuch retiring, Javi Richmond appointed Gescan president

“Jeff has successfully run Gescan for over 19 years, and has contributed to the growth of the company in many aspects, making Gescan a great organization within the electrical industry,” says Sonepar.

Trailer manufacturer fined $150K over electrocution of employee

In March 2019, a worker was tasked with modifying some new flags attached to aluminum poles, then mounting the aluminum poles atop stationary flagpoles located along a fence in the factory’s parking lot. It goes downhill from there.

Leadership changes at Hubbell Canada involving Bedford and Irvine

Jason Bedford has been promoted to the role of director, Digital Marketing, while Steve Irvine has been promoted to the role of director, Operations, Supply Chain, and Customer Service.

Total investment in building construction edges down for October 2020

Investment in commercial building construction accounted for the largest decline of the three components for the month, down 4.7% to $2.5 billion.
Special Message 

Omnilumen provides ABB Emergi-Lite solutions for the GTA

ABB Emergi-Lite is proud to announce that Omnilumen Technical Products is now an authorized agent for ABB Emergi-Lite emergency lighting products in the Greater Toronto Area. With this new partnership, Omnilumen is authorized to provide ABB Emergi-Lite emergency lighting products for a full range of new buildings and retrofits, including commercial, architectural, industrial, and institutional applications.
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Nathalie Pilon

Nathalie Pilon recognized with EFC’s highest honour

Pilon, the former head of ABB Canada, has been recognized with Electro-Federation Canada’s highest honour—the Industry Recognition Award. During its awards presentation, EFC also recognized several other individuals and groups. » Meet Nathalie and the other recipients
AEA Learning Expo

Booth visits from AEA Learning Expo 2020

The Alberta Electrical Alliance’s 2020 Learning Expo featured some great educational sessions and a robust tradeshow. Here are some of the things that caught our eye on the virtual show floor. » Learn more

“Hot” off the runway: the Polartec flame-resistant collection

Two Milliken & Co. textile businesses—Westex and Polartec—have collaborated to unveil a new collection of flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) knit fabric. » Learn more
Events (online, unless otherwise specified) 

BICSI Winter Conference

Dates: February 28-March 4 » More info

Visit our calendar online for even more industry events. » CLICK HERE