Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

MicroThis past September, the audiovisual production company Attraction moved into their new workspace. For the 300 or so employees, the change was drastic.

ChapeskiMuch has been written about the moral value and legality of paying interns versus not paying interns. While those arguments may work with some, there will always be those who cannot be persuaded by anything but the business case. So here it is.

ControlsLighting controls save energy, don’t they? Yes, they do. That’s why many electric utility companies incentivize people for installing them and, in some cases, they also incentivize manufacturers for making them.

Jeff MowattEver notice that sometimes folks act differently around wealthy people? I think it’s because (whether we admit it or not) most of us want rich people to like and accept us.

Lighting“I landed in this role quite by accident,” began Optics Lighting Controls Group Manager, Dave Hiemstra, when asked how he came to his current position.

IdealThe sound of holes being augured and cables pulled, conduit rattling off the ground as it was bent and cut, and the uproarious cheers of the crowds filled the arena from December 1-3 in Orlando, Florida for the Third Annual Ideal National Skills Competition.

MillenialI can still remember August 5, 2014 like it was yesterday. This date marks my first day as a full-time employee in the electrical distribution industry, and even though I didn’t know at the time, it would mark the first day of my growing professional career.

SafetyA workshop conducted on behalf of Technical Safety BC (TechSafeBC) to evaluate potential causes of electric shock risks has produced a series of recommendations that address root causes behind the risks.

New ManualThe low voltage market is more profitable than the traditional electrical market: in some cases twice as profitable or greater. This key finding comes from research commissioned by Electri International — The Foundation for Electrical Construction.

Sean BernardThe stigma behind dealing with contractors has forever been “they are a tough group to build a relationship with” and figuring out the best approach to growing business with them.

Changing Scene

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On December 13, in the presence of many customers, team members and partners, Westburne officially ...
The 27th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (Code) has been finalized and is now ...
ABB has reached a deal with Hitachi to sell an 80.1% stake in its Power Grids division, which makes ...
  Southwire Canada (SWC) has been named Supplier of the Year by Grote Industries, one of ...
  Techspan Industries is please to announce that Scott Lucas has taken over as VP Sales ...
Joshua Remigio, 29, of Leamington, Ontario was electrocuted last week while working on the property ...
O’Neil Electric Supply is very pleased to announce the addition of Siemens Canada EM LP as ...
Fluke is celebrating its 70th anniversary by giving away a prize package valued at US$6,000. Prizes ...
This past summer, from July 1 to September 15, AD Rewards ran the Redeem for a Dream promotion.
  Rittal Systems Canada, the world’s largest and most trusted manufacturer of ...

Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the ...
In this article: Tables — Part B. This section of the Code contains 99 tables of essential ...
In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

 

Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Product News

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Optigo Connect is an innovative family of networking hardware products capable of connecting ...
KMC Conquest is KMC Conrtols latest line of BACnet advanced application digital controllers and ...
Building on the Lumenbeam family of luminaires, Lumenpulse has launched the Lumenbeam Inground, a ...
Eureka’s Verner pendant combines high light output with a geometric aesthetic to enhance ...
Only Contortionist lets you bend light to your will, says Lightheaded Lighting. Contortionist, the ...
Our IP routers allow your machine to utilize its own set of factory-configured IP addresses and ...
The I-VU programmable controller utilizes a library of factory-engineered control programs for fan ...
CORE commercial single cores are manufactured in several different standard plate sizes that go up ...
BurnerPRO Flame Safeguard (BP110UVF/BP230UVF) Control, with integrated flame safeguard and boiler ...
VYKON Edge Controller 10 is an IP-based field equipment controller powered by the Niagara ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...
Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
  In a recent sit-down Electrical Industry Canada was able to learn a little ...
David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...
  Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design ...
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower, has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s ...

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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