Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Jan 18, 2021

EIN MEET logo 400Organizers behind the MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show have announced its postponement to 2022. This key industry event will now take place May 4-5, 2022 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, returning it to its regular biennial cycle.

With close to 400 exhibitors and more than 6,000 attendees from throughout Canada and the United States, MEET is the second-largest industry event of its type in Canada, and the largest trade event east of Montreal. Given the size and nature of the show and the travel that comes along with it, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the rescheduling of the event several times. Originally slated for May 6-7, 2020, the event was initially postponed to November 18-19, 2020 and then to May 5-6, 2021. The ongoing quarantine requirements, border closures, and the fact that many companies still have bans on corporate travel and in-person events have led to this latest date change.

“We were optimistic that we’d be able to proceed with the event this May, but the current situation means we’ll need to wait a while longer before we can get everyone together in Moncton,” said Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “We know that both exhibitors and attendees are excited to get back to face-to-face events and we will provide the environment to do just that – as soon as it is safe to do so. For now, we are keeping the health and safety of everyone involved with the event as our top priority.”

The decision to delay the event was not taken lightly and was made in consultation with the show’s four sponsoring associations: IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) – Maritime Sections, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, Electro-Federation Canada and ACME (Atlantic Canada Mechanical Exhibitors).

The 2022 edition of the MEET Show will once again include a networking reception, an educational seminar program, and recognition of innovative products through the MEET Innovation Awards.

www.meetshow.ca


Salex Announces Promotion of Paul Manson to GTA Sales Manager     

Paul MansonJanuary 26, 2021 – Salex, a facilitator of commercial lighting installations and control systems for Canada’s architectural lighting community, is excited to announce the promotion of Paul Manson to GTA Sales Manager. Paul joined Salex back in 2015, and has over 25 years of invaluable industry experience.

Dedicated to the education and promotion of quality, high-efficiency lighting and controls, Manson’s extensive background in on-site electrical installation, national accounts, relationship building, manufacturers, and sales team management at Philips Lighting, will provide valuable experience to fulfill his new role.

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

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DimonoffDimonoff and Amotus are proud to announce the merger of their entities under the same banner with the objective of offering a new range of tailor-made IoT products and services. Acquired by Dimonoff in 2018, Amotus has built a custom electronic and software development offering for interconnected solutions.

Composed of engineers and programmers, Amotus has completed more than 100 service projects in 15 countries with invoices ranging from $10,000 to $500,000. 

 

 

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