MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
They say the walls have ears, but maybe something else is hiding there.
The writer John Irving wrote a beautiful book on a father's response to a child who was afraid of what lurked between the walls. Irrational fears, unlike those that prompted ESFI-Canada to launch a campaign on electrical safety for homeowners. The figures ESFI-Canada used to launch this campaign, which show that home renovations often neglect the electrical work, are scary and this time with reason. Good reading!
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek
- Eaton appoints new sales manager for Cooper's Power Systems Division
Eaton has appointed Rob Goldsmith Sales Manager, Commercial and Industrial, Canada, Cooper Power Systems Division, Electrical Sector - Americas. Goldsmith will be located in Burlington, ON.
- Gartner Magic Quadrant names Schneider Electric a leader in ADMS
The Gartner Magic Quadrant has positioned Schneider Electric the furthest in the Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) quadrant for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
- WESCO Canada announces organizational changes
Effective May 1, WESCO Canada has made a series of leadership changes.
- FuturPlus relocates and expands Ottawa branch
FuturPlus has moved its Ottawa branch to a 10,000 sq. ft. facility at 36 Antares Drive in Nepean. The company has also appointed Juergen Wiedermann as Inside Sales Representative.
- 2014 EFC Scholarship Program: Application Deadline Just Weeks Away
A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries.
- We're looking for winners: EFC's new Social Media Award, sponsored by Kerrwil
The Social Media award will recognize a unique campaign that has reached its planned goals, utilized various tools, and generated a strong community response. Deadline for applications: May 31.
Introducing Square D™ SurgeLoc for NQ Panelboards
Easy Installation, Space Saving, Money Saving Design
Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection.
CODES & STANDARDS
Certification Marks Part 2 —What Is the CE Mark and What Does It Mean?
By William Burr
The CE mark is applied to products by a manufacturer to indicate a supplier declaration that the product, intended to be sold in the European Economic Area (EEA), complies with the relevant European directives. For an electrical product, it declares that it complies with the harmonized standards of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC).
ESFI-Canada Encourages Homeowners to Check Behind the Wall
By Cathy Chernysh
In the fall 2014 the Electrical Safety Foundation International - Canada (ESFI-Canada) defined a strategic direction that focused on addressing a significant gap in electrical safety. Existing data on electrical fires and documentation of concerns regarding electrical wiring in Canadian homes has resulted in the launch of a 2014 spring campaign that encourages homeowners to Check Behind the Wall.
At the front end, ESFI-C worked to gather a consistent data set from homeowners that represented a diverse national perspective on electrical safety concerns and behaviour. To focus our research efforts, we targeted homeowners who either conducted a renovation in 2013 or planned to undertake one in 2014.
Electrical Contractors in Canada: Median Salary by Title/Role
Eaton Introduces Metal Bezel Option for M22 Pilot Devices
Eaton has expanded its line of M22 pilot devices to include a metal bezel option (M22M). The new bezel maintains a low profile to keep panels compact and offers an attractive chrome finish for users looking to add appeal with front-of-panel components.
M22M models are available in a wide range of pushbutton styles with flush, extended and mushroom buttons, potentiometers, joysticks and selector switches.
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