Published by Kerrwil Publications Limited with support from the EFC
Volume 2 • Issue 22


We're not born entrepreneurs, we become them

There are occupations that bring surprises, both good and unexpected. We rarely grasp all the ramifications of managing a company, even if we've built it from our passion, electricity, and we have all the essential technical knowledge needed to pursue this adventure. We just can't improvise being an entrepreneur, even if we have all the qualities. We need tools. And with this issue we start a series of articles on tools to help you manage your business. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek


Leviton Lighting Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting, LLC
Leviton recently announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based manufacturer of LED luminaires.
Banff Springs Hotel 2015 EFC Conference a Huge Success
The Annual EFC Conference concluded in Banff, Alberta with over 480 in attendance...
Ideal Audacy Representing AUDACY Advanced Wireless Solutions in Canada
Ideal Industries Inc. has launched a wireless energy management system targeted for the retrofit, new construction, retail, and institutional lighting markets.
Beghelli Spyder

Codes & Standards

2015 CE Code — Part 1 Changes to Section 18

By Steve Douglas
CE Code Changes This is the fifth and final article in a series detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code). The final meeting for 2015 CE Code changes took place in June 2014. The rules shown in this article are limited to changes adopted by CE Code Technical Committee and are not subject to further changes. It should be noted that until a formal memorandum of revisions to the CE Code is published by the CSA, the information provided in this article is simply based on the observations of the writer... Read More

Best Practices

Don't Put Your Business At Risk By Guessing At What Mark-up To Use

By Shawn McCadden
Business Markup Mark-ups on any product or service you sell need to be based on projected overhead costs and net profit requirements for producing a specified volume of work. Be careful using someone else's mark-up suggestions, particularly if they have not done the math to figure it out. Fact is about 9 out of 10 contractors eventually go out of business because they don't know the true costs of doing business. They are either guessing at what mark-up to use or guessing at which contractor's mark-up they should copy... Read More

EV Forecast

Light Duty Electric Vehicle Forecast: 74,000+ by 2024

Electric Vehicle forecast A new research report estimates that Canada will have between 74,000 and 91,000 light duty (LD) plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road by 2024. In the U.S., between 860,000 and 1.2 million. According to the report, Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts, North America is the strongest market so far for light duty (LD) plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), with more than 133,000 sold in 2014. The report provides plug-in electric vehicle sales forecasts for North America by state/province, metropolitan area, city, and selected utility service territory... Read More

Peers & Profiles

Mike's Electric in Banff Alberta

Mike's Electric Mike's Electric in Banff welcomes its customers with an elegant storefront and a commitment to community, offering industrial, commercial and residential services in the Bow Valley area.

For the past 27 years Mike's Electric has operated as en entirely locally owned small business with an unshakable commitment to professional work and good business, always with a focus on the environment... Read More

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New Products & Solutions

Phoenex Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact: Expanded Range of Fuse and Disconnect Terminal Blocks for Explosive Areas

Phoenix Contact has expanded its range of fuse and disconnects terminal blocks with screw connection to include a new variant for use in potentially explosive areas (zone 2). The new terminals meet the requirements of the multiple ignition protection concepts...
Current Transformers

Current Transformers for Retrofitting Fast Installation in a Confined Space

PACT RCP current transformers for retrofitting can be mounted where there is not enough space for split core current transformers…
Grounding Locknuts

Bridgeport Grounding Locknuts from 3/4" to 4" Trade Sizes

Bridgeport now offers grounding locknuts from 3/4" to 4" trade sizes. These versatile locknuts are ETL Listed for use with all of Bridgeport Fittings' EMT and Rigid connectors, as well as threaded Rigid/IMC conduit…
Transition Couplings

Bridgeport Mighty- Merge EMT to FMC Transition Couplings

Nesco Mighty MergeNesco Canada and Bridgeport are now offering a full line of EMT to FMC/Greenfield Transition Couplings…

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Code and Public Safety Through Products Standards
    When it comes to electrical products and public safety we should first start with product standards. Electrical product standards created through the consensus based process as set out by the Standards Council of Canada is the foundation for Public Safety. The 2015 Edition Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) is the first edition to introduce non-CSA Standards within the Appendix "A" of the Code. While these standards have existed for several years and some even decades, awareness of these standards can now be quantified through this publication and users can now see that actual standards do exist to ensure public safety is served in the use of those products covered by these standards...



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The Maritimes Energy Association Golf Tournament
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Halifax, NS

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE)
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IES Toronto Golf Day
June 10
Woodbridge, ON

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