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Building permits in January – only Industrial saw growth

Statscan reports the total value of building permits decreased 8.8% to $10.1 billion in January 2022. The residential sector fell 11.6% to $6.7 billion, while the non-residential sector declined 2.7% to $3.4 billion. The multi-family component really dragged down residential, while intentions for single-family homes also decreased.

Trades contractors and emissions reductions

Join Electrical Business and HPAC magazines for a special, timely panel discussion on how the industry—specifically electrical and mechanical contractors—can get ahead of pending regulatory policies and standards, and work toward providing emissions-reduction solutions for their customers.
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Atlas Power

Atlas Power to revolutionize energy storage

Energy start-up Atlas Power Technologies has announced that its supercapacitor manufacturing facility—currently under construction in Abbotsford, B.C.—is on track to be up and running before the end of the year. “We’re accelerating the clean technology transition timeline by taking the most-mined products today that nobody wants and turning them into a high-value, clean technology,” said its CEO. » Learn more

Gerrie Electric Wholesale acquires FM Supply

The wholesaler has acquired FM Supply, an independently owned and operated Canadian electrical wholesale company founded in 2009. It is anticipated that business will continue as usual at FM Supply; however, they will now have access to Gerrie’s inventory and a broader range of products and services. » Read more

Ouellet will increase manufacturing space by 50%

The manufacturer of heating and cooling solutions has purchased a building next to its plant in L’Islet, Que. The 70,000-sf acquisition will lead to an increase in manufacturing space of over 50%. This expansion, says the company, will help it meet demand for Ouellet’s solutions. » Read more
Hammond Manufacturing

Hammond NEMA 4X HYJ enclosures and HYPB pushbuttons

Hammond Manufacturing’s new HYJ Series 304 stainless steel enclosures are designed for use in areas where maintaining hygiene standards and avoiding contamination build-up are critical. Hammond also launched the complementary HYPB pushbutton family for machine and process control. » Learn more
TOA Canada

TOA Canada M-8080D digital matrix mixer series

Dedicated to commercial and professional audio applications, TOA Canada’s M-8080D is suitable for both small- and large-scale buildings, and complements the company’s mass notifications solutions. The onboard DSP provides a full set of audio processing functions while maintaining the versatility to operate in a range of system requirements. » Learn more

AD Electrical Spring Network Meeting

Dates & Location: April 26-28, Orlando, Fla. » More info

Ontario Electrical League Annual Conference

Dates & Location: April 27-30, Toronto » More info


Dates & Location: May 4-5, Moncton, N.B. » More info

ECAO-JEPP Annual General Meeting

Dates & Location: May 18-19, Ottawa » More info

ECAA Training Day and Annual General Meeting

Dates & Location: May 26-28, Edmonton » More info

NETCO Training Conference

Dates & Location: May 27-28, Halifax » More info

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