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Volume 3 • Issue 20


Time to share and give

Our industry has always actively supported the well-being of the communities where we live, as well as those further from us. Many Canadians and companies in our sector are actively participating in the donations campaign organised by the Red Cross in order to help the citizens of Fort McMurray. They also want to participate in relief efforts. The YPN, the EFC's Young Professionals Network, has donated $500 to the Red Cross for Fort McMurray. You can have an impact on the communities where you live and work by giving generously. Follow us on Twitter to get more news @EINnewsletter.

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


Aztec Open House Aztec Electrical Supply - Open House
The house was packed at the recent Aztec Open House and trade show. Held on Thursday, May 5. The event drew key customers and suppliers to the Grand Opening on the Aztec facility in Concord (ON)...
Chutes Rivire Ouellet Canada Inc. Opens New Distribution Centre in Montmagny
Ouellet is proud to announce the opening of a new Distribution Centre at 270 Avenue Corriveau in Montmagny...
Intralec Intralec Electrical Products announces changes in personnel
Intralec Electrical Products Announces the following Changes in Personnel…
KPU Trades Students Funding Supports Trades Students at KPU
Targeted funding of $339,000 for 176 additional trades training seats will give Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students access to training in a variety of in-demand occupations vital to the economy of British Columbia…
College Of New Caledonia Additional Trades Seats Targeted at College of New Caledonia
The electrical and power engineering programs at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will receive a funding boost of $151,600 from the provincial government to support in-demand occupations that support the provincial economy…

Human Resources

Reducing Stress in the Workplace—What Employers Can Do

By Michelle Branigan
Michelle Branigan Last month I spoke about stress from the perspective of the individual, and practical steps that can be taken to help manage your stress levels in order to live longer, healthier and happier. This month I'd like to look at some of the things employers can do to help reduce stress in the workplace. This should be a business priority for two reasons: 1) It positions you as an employer who cares about their workforce. After all, if employees are an organization's greatest strength, shouldn't they feel as if they matter? And 2) It impacts employee morale, loyalty, customer service, productivity, health care costs and profitability, and can lead to increased turnover... Read More

A sleek linear LED style within your budget

Philips Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED suspended and wall mount luminaires offer great performance in a sporty, low-profile design. FloatPlane's sleek minimalism (only 1.2"h x 8"w) blends seamlessly into your unique layout, and the distribution options of 70% up, 75% down and 100% down give you further flexibility. FloatPlane's astounding performance offers outputs up to 129 LPW. Now you can have the distinct energy savings of LED, with the affordability of fluorescent luminaries. Read More ...


Stainless Steel: Understanding and Identifying the Ideal Enclosure Material, Part 2

Stainless Enclosure Part 1 of this 2-part series looked at eight different grades of stainless steel, which has become the standard material choice in many industries. It is available in many grades or formulations to accommodate diverse application requirements. Here in Part 2: a cost comparison between stainless and mild steel, available surface finishes, manufacturing processes, and a comparison to plastic and composite enclosures... Read More

Company Profile

Bring Your Project to Life with Promax Electric

Promax Electric Promax Electric is a locally owned family operated, full service electrical company located in Letherbridge, AB. One of the defining characteristics of their business is their superior customer service and industry expertise. Read More


Building Permits, March 2016

Total Value Of Permits The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities was down 7.0% to $6.9 billion in March, marking the second decline in three months. The decrease, which followed a 15.3% gain in February, was largely the result of lower construction intentions for commercial buildings in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia... Read More

Survey Says

Electrical Contractors Salaries

Electrical Contractors' Salaries by Employer

Not all employees pay equally. See how salaries vary among 13 different employers…

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Rittal Switch Fuses

NH Switch-Disconnector-Fuses from Rittal

The new fast switching NH switch-disconnector fuses from Rittal now provide greater safety for operator-independent switching and disconnection with one device…
SignalTEK NT

SignalTEK NT from IDEAL Networks

SignalTEK NT is a copper and fibre network transmission tester that enables installers to conduct IP testing, performance testing, cable testing and wiremap testing…
Arlington Snaptite

SNAP-TITE Connectors for RWFMC Conduit

Arlington's new one-piece, screw-in Snap-TITE connectors for flexible metal conduit are designed for use in new or old work (installed) electrical boxes…
Arlington Countertop Boxes

Countertop Boxes with Trapdoor Covers

Arlington's Countertop BOX KITS give you many options for installing a device in a countertop. Get your box with an installed UL Listed decorator-style GFCI or TR receptacle or a combo with receptacle and two USB ports…
Ideal App

New IDEAL App Launched for Cable and Network Test Reports

IDEAL Networks has introduced a free app that allows field technicians to share test data with colleagues and mobile devices. Used with the new LanTEK III cable certifier, which can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot, this helps increase productivity and reduce downtime...
Greenlee Boxes

Greenlee Expands Compact Field Office Line with Two New Boxes

Greenlee has added a new four-door compact field office and a new mini compact field office to its line of field office products currently comprising the 8060-DLX Field Office and the 7060-CFO Compact Field Office…

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 — Instalment 13 
    In this article: CE code Section 20— Locations in which corrosive liquids, vapours, or excessive moisture are likely to be present. The code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document.

  • Adaptive Lighting Systems Part 1: Occupancy Sensing
    One of the major benefits delivered by a smart lighting system is its ability to provide enormous energy savings. This can be achieved by granting luminaires a certain degree of autonomy. While it might seem that the occupants of a given space know best how and when this space should be lit, a well-tuned smart lighting system can be far more efficient than the one which relies solely on human-made decisions. In order to enable a lighting system to make autonomous decisions with regard to its light output and operation, it must be provided with a stream of information upon which such decisions can be made.

  • Étienne Bolze — From Art to Electricity
    Étienne Bolze, multilinguist, is a young professional in the electrical industry. He joined the industry at age 24, as Communications Coordinator at Convectair. He still holds this position two years later. Among his previous positions, he was an online account editor a director's assistant in an art gallery. Bolze holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Arts Administration from Bishop's University. He has also taken economics courses from Concordia University and has a certificate in International Art Law, Art as an alternative Investment from the Sotheby's Institute of Art.



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MEET 2016 (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology)
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