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Investment in building construction: residential still hot

Statscan reports total investment in building construction increased 5.9% to $18.6 billion in March, led by an on-fire residential sector. Non-res components were up by a modest 1.1%.

IPEX’s new distribution centres “integral to our customer-first culture”

IPEX has expanded its distribution capabilities in Canada with the grand opening of distribution centres in Winnipeg and Dartmouth, N.S.

Charlie Harte named Ledvance VP of Marketing & Customer Experience

Ledvance LLC, the maker of Sylvania general lighting in Canada and the U.S., has appointed Harte as the company’s vice-president of Marketing & Customer Experience.

Ottawa issues Call for Proposals for $10MIL energy advisor campaign

This could be you, if you’re familiar with the EnerGuide Rating System (including the role played by energy advisors), plus the governance structure, staff, and networks “to allow for successful completion of the project”.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Wire Stripper with Integrated Cutter

Wire cutting and stripping is an integral part of installation; having reliable, easy-to-use tools is vital. Quickstrip tools save time, providing the ability to cut then strip to the desired length. The Quickstrip Vario tool cuts and strips wires from 32 – 6 AWG. » Watch the video
Josipa Petrunic

How would you spend $2.75B+ on zero emissions transit?

CUTRIC’s Josipa Petrunić says Ottawa is committing billions of dollars to zero emissions transit solutions across Canada. This represents great opportunities for electrical professionals! But how best to spend those billions? » Meet Josipa

AD member sales rise 14% in first quarter 2021

“The positive momentum that began in the back half of 2020 continued into this quarter, leaving us bullish for the balance of this year,” said AD chair & CEO, Bill Weisberg. » Read more

2021 Work truck and van preview

Our resident automotive expert, Mario Cywinski, covers the 2021MY work truck offerings from Ford, Ram, GM, Chevrolet, Sprinter, Metris and Toyota. » Go shopping

Women IN power – Cara Brideau

In our April 2021 edition, we introduced readers to meet some of the women, in various stages of their careers, who are powering up Canada’s electrical sector. This is Cara Brideau’s Story. » Meet Cara

Wago wireless access point for quick Ethernet access

The wireless AP is able to connect up to seven smart devices for machines using Wago’s Ethernet controllers, and web visualizations for mobile device HMIs. » Learn more

Fotric 340 Series with MagicThermal

The Fotric 340 is a hand-held thermal imager series newly launched in North America. It features MagicThermal detail enhancement imaging technology. » Learn more

Simple, scalable smarts with Satco Starfish lighting line-up

Starfish offers a variety of products, from general service bulbs that fit standard fixtures to downlights and decorative products. » Learn more
Events (online, unless otherwise specified) 

ECA of Alberta Training Day & Convention

Dates & location: May 27-30, Kananaskis, Alta. » More info

IEEE PCIC (online & in-person)

Dates & Location: September 13-16, San Antonio, Texas » More info

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