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Our next COVER STORY is YOU!

That’s right. The Cover Story of our upcoming September edition is you—and hundreds of your peers—when we share the results of our 4th Annual National Survey of Charge-out Rates and Revenues for Canadian electrical contractors. The anonymous survey only takes 5 minutes, and you could win $250.00 in Visa Gift Cards. But we need your input now.

Vallen Distribution joins AD – “an obvious choice for a partner”

The distributor of indirect industrial, metalworking, and safety supplies and services has joined AD, North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies. With locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Vallen’s history dates back to 1865. Vallen joins AD Canada as a member in Electrical and Industrial & Safety.

Graeme Aitken

ECAO’s Graeme Aitken receives COCA’s highest honour

Congratulations to the executive director of Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario, who received the Council of Ontario Construction Associations’ highest honour—the Cliff Bulmer Award—which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in furthering the relationship between the construction industry and the Ontario Government. » Read more

RECALL – Thermosphere and Mastercraft electric heaters

Health Canada advises of a recall involving Thermosphere and Mastercraft ceiling-mounted 7500W/240V electric utility workshop/garage heater with remote control and thermostat due to a fire hazard. The units involved in this recall can overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard. Canac and Canadian Tire have received 13 reports of incidents in Canada, but no reports of injuries. » Read more

Electrical still on the rise – Building construction price indexes

Electrical product prices continued to climb in the first quarter of 2022, with electrical safety and security systems recording historically strong quarterly price growth. These higher prices have had a particular impact on the construction costs of schools and factories. Prices for electrical, electronic, audio-visual and telecom products also reached a year-over-year peak (+20.9%) in February 2022, which continued the upward trend observed in the previous year. » Learn more

Saelig Siglent SDS2000X HD 350MHz oscilloscope

The oscilloscope series includes high-resolution digital storage devices with 2GSa/s 12-bit A/D converters with 70 uVrms noise floor front end, to provide a signal analysis tool that promises over 16x the resolution of 8-bit oscilloscopes. The series includes 100, 200, and 350 MHz versions, with optional 16 digital channels for mixed signal analysis capability. » Learn more
Hammond Power Solutions

Hammond Power Solutions’ Centurion D1 dV/dT filter

These filters provide protection for both the motor and cables that power it, and are typically used when the cable length exceeds a value that can lead to high voltage levels caused by reflected wave phenomena. dV/dT filters provide protection to the motor by slowing down the rate of voltage increase and minimizing damaging peak voltages that occur within the motor’s windings and terminals. » Learn more

IES Annual Conference – “Lighting the Way”

Dates & Location: August 18-20, New Orleans, La. » More info

EFC Federation Cup Golf Tournament

Date & Location: August 24, Ajax, Ont » More info

CUEE Tradeshow Marketplace

Dates & Location: September 13-14, Mississauga, Ont. » More info

ECAO Annual Conference

Dates & Location: September 18-24, Prague, Czech Republic » More info

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