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    Monday, December 18, 2017
    December 13, 2017 — The U.S. CPSC is reporting a recall involving Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators by MWE Investments used to power appliances, cell phones or other electric devices. As of December 13, 2017, the CPSC has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported. The iGen2500 has a bright blue ...read more
    Categories: Warnings and Recalls, Trade Publications
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Contact centres will be run by Hydro One, creating a more seamless, customer-first experience Hydro One announced today that its contact centre employees, previously contracted out, will be coming back in-house. This will allow contact centre agents to better serve customers by providing a more seamless experience. Hydro One worked collaboratively with two unions, the Power Workers Union (PWU) ...read more
    Categories: Hydro, Member News
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Today, the Hydro One family is in mourning. On Thursday, a fatal helicopter crash took the lives of four of our friends and co-workers while they were completing work on a transmission tower. Our hearts are with the families of those young men as we grieve this terrible loss.  While information is still not available as to what caused the crash, Hydro One and teams of specialists are working on ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Announcements
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Each November, a curious thing happens: men disregard their standard shaving regimen, ignore heckles from their wives and friends and let their ‘staches and beards grow with wild abandon. They are banding together to bring awareness to, and generate funds for, the fight against cancer affecting men in our community. This year, the Electrozad Supply Windsor team raised $2,340 from their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Trade Publications
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Congratulations to Amanda Canning from Graybar Canada, who will be the new Manager, Operations, effective January 1, 2018.. . Amanda has 10 years of experience in operations. She has also been a highly-involved member of EFC's Young Professional Network.   Source: InfoElectro  
    Categories: Member News, Announcements, Trade Publications
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Westburne is pleased to welcome Salma Siddiqui to Westburne Ontario as the new Divisional Lighting Manager. She brings to Westburne a track record of selling success and profitable brand growth. Westburne is also very happy to welcome Stewart Bingham to Westburne Ontario as the new Divisional Wire & Cable Sales Manager. Stewart brings a winning track record built on 25 years of industry ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Announcements, Trade Publications
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    After more than a year of industry research, a comprehensive financial analysis and community engagement on a potential transaction, Guelph City Council voted today in favour of a merger between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems and Alectra Inc. The City of Guelph will receive a 4.63 per cent ownership interest in Alectra, and one permanent seat on Alectra’s Board of Directors. As part owner of a ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, December 08, 2017
    Westburne would like to thank all our partners that joined us for a memorable evening at Woodbine Racetrack. From Press Box and Paddock Tours, to the Westburne sponsored thoroughbred race, our main focus of the night was celebrating our people and partnerships. We would like to extend a special thank you once again to Rachelle Caron for her 31 years of service and we wish her a long and blissful ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, December 08, 2017
    During 2017 STANDARD Donation Day, on December 6, we’re proud to announce that we collected $75,740 to donate to various charities.   This year, STANDARD’s office employees also wanted to participate by supporting Donation Day. Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chains, Sales and Quality Control Department supported the Distribution Centre team to get the orders picked and packed and out the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Codes and Standards, Trade Publications
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Two articulated electric buses sporting ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology, TOSA, went into service today on Line 23 in Geneva, Switzerland. It takes less than a second to connect the eBus to the charging point on an overhead high-power contact; as it pulls into selected stops, the eBus tops up its batteries while passengers embark and disembark. The eBuses are 18.75-m long and can ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Technology, Trade Publications
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Products LaunchesLED Large Flood Luminaires: The LED Flood Light series includes a robust die-cast aluminum housing with a powder coat finish combined with an IP65 rating that ensures resistance to cold and corrosion for a durable solution. This series is made to outfit traditional luminaires such as HID metal halide, high pressure sodium, and halogen systems. For more information, see the LED ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    This year's Ontario Electrical League conference featured a Contractor Panel, where several contractors took the stage to talk about their experienes and what they learned over the years and, when asked, answered what they would've done differently. On that last point, there were two answers that stuck in my mind: I wish I had joined a business group.I wish I had entertained my employee's ideas ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Trade Publications
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 IDEAL Skills Challenge last week's Essex Biennial Tradeshow. Photo credit: Ideal Industries And the winner is... Paul Malcolm, an Apprentice Electrician from CNC Electric, with a blazing fast time of 1:00:02! In second place, and only a second behind, was Nick Groer, also from CNC Electric, who came in at 1:01:25 - wow! And rounding out the group ...read more
    Categories: Announcements, Community, Education, Member News
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    The Essex Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League and the Windsor Essex County Area Electrical Distributors is a testament to how successful the industry can be when it comes together for trade shows. The show was sponsored by Aztec, Electrozad Supply, Franklin Empire, Graybar, Nedco, Parrline Supply, Torbram Electrical Supply, Wesco Distribution, Western Equipment and once again attendance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Trade Publications
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Do you have what it takes? That was the questions IDEAL Industries Canada asked, these students responded, “Absolutely!”   When looking for job opportunities, we’re all fighting to be noticed! So when the opportunity to showcase what you’re made of in front of potential employers comes knocking – you show up, and you show up ready!   That opportunity came in the form of the IDEAL Skills ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Member News
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    On Thursday, October 5, 2017 - members of the OEL and colleagues got a chance to play at the iconic Glen Abbey Golf Club. Thank you to everyone who attended and a great big thank you to all of our sponsors! We had amazing weather and it was a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend.  Click on the image above for more pictures from our Golf Day! 
    Categories: Community, Member News
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Online portals, “donated” employees and comfort trucks were among the marketing initiatives recognized at Electro-Federation Canada’s 4th annual marketing awards program, with EBMag proudly sponsoring the Event & Tradeshow Category. Meantime, congratulations to the following:CATEGORY: eCommerce • Hubbell Canada’s myHubbell secure online portal was recognized for offering its distributors, field ...read more
    Categories: Awards, Member News
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Westburne is pleased to announce the forthcoming appointment of Nicholas Zigayer to the position of General Manager, Westburne Quebec. This appointment will become effective February 1, 2018. Nick brings with him 20 years’ experience in sales leadership and Westburne is confident he will accelerate the efforts to grow its current position in the Quebec market.  Click here to read more.   
    Categories: Member News, Announcements
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    STANDARD is pleased to welcome Frank Garcia who has joined the sales team in Ontario as a Lighting Specialist. Frank boasts more than 30 years of sales experience in the electrical industry, notably in an engineering designer firm. Frank will be covering South Western Ontario. He can be reached at: frank.garcia@standardpro.com.  
    Categories: Announcements, Member News
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    STANDARD supports future members of the industry by awarding a $3,500 scholarship each year to a Canadian university that has demonstrated academic excellence, or to a college student who has completed two years of studies in the field of business administration and commerce, and has maintained a minimum cumulative average of 80 per cent. In 2017, STANDARD is happy to support the hard work of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Awards, Education, Member News
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    This year, at the EFC Future Forum event, STANDARD is the proud winner of the 2017 Award in the Sustainability category. To learn more about the actions taken by STANDARD to win this recognition, read STANDARD and its sustainability efforts. For further information about this recognition, visit the EFC Sustainability Award 2017 web page.
    Categories: Awards, Member News
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Product LaunchesLED Shoplight – LSHOP Series: The STANDARD 4-foot LED Shoplight delivers 4 000 lumens of brilliant white light of the highest quality, equivalent to two fluorescent tubes, but it consumes 48% less energy! The LSHOP series is an integrated solution for quick and easy installation; indeed, no wiring is required, just plug it in and turn it on by pulling the chain. For more ...read more
    Categories: Member News
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