Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Survey SaysIn 2016, salaries ranged from $44,000 to $120,000. See who pays what.

Residential ConstructionInvestment in non-residential building construction totalled $12.3 billion in the first quarter of 2017, down 0.5% from the previous quarter.

GridElectricity has been a viable and fundamental power source since Michael Faraday invented the dynamo in 1831.

Survey SaysGenerally, the longer you work the more you make. However, this isn't always true on a year-to-year basis. For some people, salaries dropped from 2015 to 2016.

 

MarketingThe best contractors become the best by working harder and smarter than everyone else. Here’s how to work smarter to help you gain more customers and beat out your competition.

SafetyIn November and December 2016, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors conducted an enforcement blitz involving electrical and related hazards at construction sites.

Michelle BraniganLast fall we reached out to industry ask for their thoughts and concerns in relation to the Government of Canada’s proposed legislation on the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Survey SaysProject managers lead among six categories. For all categories, salaries vary from year to year, and not always rising.

Building PermitsCanadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in February, down 2.5% from January.

VickeryVickery Electric was founded in 1923 by John W.T. Vickery, and four generations later the company is still family run.

Changing Scene

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A special jury of industry experts has chosen the winners of the New Product Competition at MCEE ...
May 15 is the deadline to apply for a BC Hydro Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries, available to ...
A strategic collaboration will bring together ABB Ability with IBM Watson Internet of Things to ...
The Board of Directors for Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Eaton Canada is pleased to be partnering with RDC Fine homes in their Net Zero home ...
Valard Construction LP CEO Victor Budzinski has retired effective April 1. President Adam ...
More than 9,000 members of Canada’s mechanical, electrical and lighting industries will meet ...
This year's National Day of Mourning, to remember and honour workers who have lost their lives, ...
NEMA OS 4-2016 Requirements for Air-Sealed Boxes for Electrical and Communication Applications ...

R.H. Carroll Safety Awards

The deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s R. H. (Hugh) Carroll Award, created in 1999 by the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario, is April 28.

The award pays tribute to member firms who best exemplify the dedication and commitment to safety as demonstrated by R. H. (Hugh) Carroll through his years of service. Shown in photo, L-R: 2016 winner Ove Bakmand, President of Net Electric Limited, with ECAO First Vice-President Mark Lloyd and President Dan Lancia.

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Tools for the Trade

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Dual-flute design makes for faster drilling with less force...    
Eliminate loose pieces and the need for additional tools during setup...      
Utility Ergonomics is the science of evaluating and designing products and work environments around ...
The FLIR CM174 Imaging 600A AC/DC Clamp Meter is the only clamp meter with the power to lead you to ...
Troubleshoot more efficiently, create detailed reports easier, and share images and findings ...
If you install or maintain data cabling, SignalTEK CT allows you to generate PDF test reports that ...
The Non-conductive S-Class® Fiberglass Fish Tape is designed for use around energized sources. The ...
Magnetic Wire Pulling System Versatile wire pulling tools for low voltage applications. Each of ...
Speeds up the entire bending process up to 30%, Built-in protractor for quick and accurate bends, ...
The Maxis® XD10 EXTREME Duty Cable Puller is designed to get the job done, thriving in the most ...

Product News

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  Indoor LED flex strips are a unique and eye-catching lighting system that is highly ...
  The Bi-Directional interface enables streamlined configuration of smart luminaires that ...
  The new teardrop, focus and flight track heads are high-powered LED fixtures that provide ...
  Greenpower LED production module is making indoor growing easier and more efficient. ...
  For those areas that only receive sporadic traffic occupancy sensors ensure that the ...
      The Airo LED pole combo provides all outdoor lighting needs, and ...
  Lumentalk is a patented power line communication technology that uses existing AC mains as ...
  Light Tape is a versatile backlighting system. The printing process utilizes black out to ...
      The RAB AWL adjustable wall lights are ideal for perimeter ...
  EXM BOXCAD makes ordering custom enclosures easy with its 3-step process. The objective ...

Fluke Power Logger

Fluke 1735 three-phase power logger. The Fluke Power Logger is the ideal electrician’s power meter for conducting energy studies and basic power quality logging. Set the Power Logger up in seconds with the included flexible current probes and color display. The power quality meter measures most electrical power parameters, harmonics, and captures voltage events. Has on board battery capable of operating for 12hrs without backlight and 6hrs with backlight on. The meter is also equipped with 4mb’s of internal memory with 3.5mb’s dedicated to measuring data.

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Peers & Profiles

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  Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some ...
  Since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation ...
  Electrical Industry Canada was recently given the unique opportunity to see ...
  Vickery Electric has been providing electrical services to the Whitby area since 1923, ...
Safety standards in the electrical industry are constantly evolving, which requires that ...
Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor ...
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced ...
New York City’s Queens-Midtown tunnel is the latest lighting project to be undertaken by ...
Aesthetics, design, flair, anchored in his community, these are words easily associated with ...
Jason Prevost is National Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals ...

The Power of Brewing

Applications for electrical control panels and automation have reached nearly every sector imaginable, including the brewing industry. In Canada, micro breweries are on the rise, and one of leaders of that charge is Barnstormer Brewing and Distilling Co located in Barrie, Ontario. Owned and Operated by Dustin Norland, since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation of electrical controls for monitoring brewing temperatures, emergency electrical shut-off switches to protect staff and equipment, and implemented a fully automated filling and seaming system.

 

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