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Building permits on the rise, but industrial hurting

The total value of building permits across Canada rose 21.0% to a record $12.4 billion in February 2022, reports Statscan, with British Columbia (+130.2%) leading the way. Unfortunately, the total value of industrial building intentions fell 27.9%, mostly due to declines in Quebec (-44.8%) and Ontario (-28.8%).

Mike Smith joins Liteline as national business manager

Liteline Corp. has hired Mike Smith as national business manager. Reporting to Steve McMullen, he will work alongside Liteline’s agent and factory direct sales team, focusing on driving sales by strengthening and building new customer relationships.

Read it now... Electrical Business Magazine April 2022

Our April edition has mailed out, and also available online. Check out stories about: the Toronto Zoo turning manure into revenue; recognition (or lack thereof) of electrical injury; novel grid solutions; misconceptions about commercial power quality, and much more.
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Full-scale EV manufacturing plant

Canada’s first full-scale EV manufacturing plant

“Later this year, our CAMI plant in Ingersoll will begin Canada’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing with BrightDrop,” said Marissa West, GM Canada president and managing director. “This partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada is helping GM build a more diverse, innovative and sustainable industry and EV supply chain for the future [...]” » Read more

Seeking nominations: 7th Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal award

The award will be presented to an individual from industry in Canada who has demonstrated “inspirational leadership in the apprenticeship of skilled workers”. The nominee must be a current or recent member of industry who is involved in apprenticeship by virtue of their business or organization and/or their participation in a committee, association or trade group. » Learn more

Bartle & Gibson hosts long-awaited Field Marketing summits

After two years of being unable to meet, present, collaborate and network in-person, Bartle & Gibson reports it was excited to organize not one, but two Field Marketing Summits for its Electrical division. The first summit took place mid-March in Surrey; the second occurred at the end of March in Calgary. » Read more

Littelfuse SB5000 industrial Shock Block GFCI

Available in various models, the SB5000 detects leakage current and interrupts the circuit for loads up to 60 A. In addition, its ground check protection functionality monitors the ground wire for continuity—from the Shock Block to the load—to interrupt power or prevent energization of equipment, if compromised. » Learn more

Greenlee ratchet cable and ACSR cutters

The line includes five cutters—three cable and two ACSR—and comes in both open jaw and flip-top designs for confined work areas. Together the ratchet cutters provide a solution for cutting copper up to 600 MCM, aluminum up to 750 MCM, and ACSR up to 336 MCM. » Learn more

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

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