Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

EFC

November 24, 2017

Electro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America. The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Together, EFC, NEMA and CANAME represent electrical companies that contribute close to $36 billion USD in NAFTA trade; employ over 530,000 people in more than 7,500 facilities across North America.

“The electrical footprint in North America is significant; the electrical products that our industry manufactures and sells, empower the modern world to thrive and have a lasting impact on the societies in which we live and prosper,” said Carol McGlogan, President & CEO, Electro‐Federation Canada. “The removal of tariff and non‐tariff barriers to trade will allow industries such as the electrical sector, to broaden North America’s scope and scale for global competitiveness.”

The full recommendations put forth by EFC, NEMA and CANAME can be found online.

Learn more at www.electrofed.com

 

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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