Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Wesco

 

As head of HR for Canada, Darryl Castellano reports directly to Kim Windrow and will work closely with Nelson Squires, VP and GM of the Canadian business.

 

 

Service Wire

 

As part of an organizational alignment toward future growth, Service Wire Co. has named Charles F. Oldaker, Jr. Senior Vice President and Alex Peach Corporate Controller.

 

 

Schneider

 

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pursuing its commitment to help reduce energy poverty and provide universal access to environmentally friendly energy, by entering into a partnership with Sustainable Energy) for All (SEforALL, a global non-profit organization.

 

 

Steve McMullen

 

Liteline Corporation has announced the promotion of Steve McMullen to Regional Sales Manager – Ontario and Western Canada.

 

 

 

Bob Clarke

 

E.B Horsman & Son welcomes Bob Clarke as the new Edmonton Branch Manager. Bob has served the electrical marketplace in Alberta over the past 39 years. He has experience in every facet of the industry and has worked for various distributors, manufacturer representatives and agents as well as an electrical contractor.

 

 

Manitoba Hydro

 

An employee of a contractor working for Manitoba Hydro near the northern community of Gillam suffered a fatal injury early Wednesday. The worker was an employee of Forbes Brothers Ltd.

 

 

HQ

 

On the occasion of its 41st Centraide fund-raising campaign, Hydro-Québec donated over $5.9 million to Centraide, $200,000 more than last year. This was made possible thanks to the generous participation of its employees and retirees.

 

 

Nova Scotia Power

 

Majd Al Zhouri (Second from the left), one of last year’s 40 deserving Nova Scotia Power scholarship recipients, was thrilled to move to the next level of his education last fall when he began his engineering degree at St. Francis Xavier University.

 

 

NRC

 

Energy efficiency is hard to see, but we feel the benefits in our homes, neighbourhoods, environment, economy and wallets. A clean energy future includes federal investments in innovation to drive economic growth, reduce environmental impact and create new, clean technology jobs for Canadians.

 

 

EHRC

 

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in Toronto Ontario, join Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), business leaders, educators and human resource professionals for its 2017 EHRC Awards of Excellence.

 

 

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐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.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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