Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

July 9, 2018

CustomThis month the focus of EIN’s company profile is on a well-established and respected electrical contractor. The firm has been in business for nearly half a century and provides an expanding range of services to meet the growing demands of the electrical industry.

Custom Electric Ltd. has been in business for over 45 years serving Western Canada. Located in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves residential, commercial and industrial clients. Custom Electric also recognizes that the industry is changing and is working to progress alongside the industry by offering services such as solar and electric vehicle charging installations.

It has a unique ownership model, as it is completely employee owned and operated. Every employee works to ensure the company succeeds and maintains the highest standard of operation.

The team is made up of dedicated professionals focused on quality and safety. New employees always undergo safety training and any time someone new arrives on an existing job they receive safety a safety orientation specific to that project. Further, the company holds weekly toolbox talkss that reinforce the safety culture. The meetings are led by a companywide safety committee that meets each month to discuss safety policies and review field staff reports. The entire safety program is overseen by two certified on-staff safety professionals, and the team has earned a certificate of recognition from COR, an occupational safety and health accreditation program.

Custom Electric operates a 24/7 emergency service operation, an aerial bucket truck for hard to access areas, and a team of experts who can work in any industry operating in Western Canada.

One final primary service option offered by Custom Electric is a focus on preventative maintenance. As facility infrastructure continues to age, it’s increasing important to ensure systems are running optimally and not heading towards a costly failure that can result in substantial downtime. Custom Electric notes that as much as two-thirds of electrical failures can be eliminated through routine maintenance, and offers a program that will assess your system and develop a plan that ensures critical infrastructure is maintained and optimized.

To ensure that they maintain on the leading edge of the industry they have developed a wide range of affiliations and certifications, including a Gold Seal Certification from the Canadian Construction Association. They continue to strive for successful and positive future company results.

To see a range of completed projects conducted by Custom Electric, including sites such as Canada’s second largest mall (Horizon mall) and Telus Spark building, visit https://customelectric.com/our-work.html.

Find out more about Custom Electric Ltd: https://customelectric.com/about/who-we-are.html.

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June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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