Electrical Industry News Week
Published by Kerrwil Publications Limited with support from the EFC
Volume 3 • Issue 39

Message From The Editor

Some encouraging statistics

Often we dread reading the latest statistics. Do we really want to know how indebted we are? But sometimes numbers can inspire us. In this issue we learn that among the 10 Red Seal trades with the largest number of registrations is "construction electrician." This statistic makes us happy because it's the indicator of an industry that is healthy and renewing itself. Among the attractions that our industry has to offer to newcomers is the ability to master best practices in advanced technologies. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor
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

Changing Scene

Stelpro Announcements Stelpro Appointment Announcements
Stelpro has appointed Diane Labelle Representative, Engineering Solutions Canada, Atlantic Division, and Mathieu Rouleau as a sales representative responsible for the Mauricie, Estrie and Centre of Quebec territories…
ECS New Hire ECS Electrical Cable Supply Ltd. Announces New Hire
Paul DeSciscio has been appointed as ECS Electrical Cable Supply Ltd.'s Director, Procurement and Supply Chain. He will now have responsibility for ECS's entire inventory planning and management as well as transportation…
Ledvance Matt Mccarron LEDVANCE Names Matt McCarron Vice President of Industrial Commercial Channel
As Vice President of Industrial Commercial Channel for the United States and Canada, Matt McCarron will fill the role held by Mark Corcoran, who retired this year but is acting as a senior advisor over the coming months…
Tools For The Trade


Floor heating: A Flexible, Safe And Hassle-Free Solution

By Isabelle Marcil
ALTTEXT Summer is becoming a distant memory. The leaves are changing and pumpkin lattes have returned. Despite the beautiful scenery it offers, fall also comes with irritants, including cold bathroom floors in the wee hours of the morning. Heated floors are the ideal solution and promise exceptional comfort. Their popularity has been growing constantly over the last decades not only because of their affordability, but because of increased awareness. For installers, they represent a relatively easy sale and a quick and simple installation. Read More

High Performance Buildings

Where is "High Performance" for Buildings Headed, Part 4: Signs of Alignment

Legrand Signs of Alignment There is no singular HPB mechanism or pathway available to building owners to optimize their properties, and there does not necessarily need to be one, as each of the existing mechanisms and pathways has added to the evolution of high performance buildings. That said, there are signs that interest in convergence is growing, as new relationships are emerging between the governing organizations for HPB mechanisms. Read More


Apprenticeship Training: 93,500 New Registrants in 2014

Training Stats In 2014, apprenticeship programs in Canada had more than 451,100 registrations. New registrations accounted for 93,500. More than three-quarters of all registrations were in apprenticeship programs having a Red Seal designation at the national level. Among Red Seal trades, construction electricians, carpenters and automotive service technicians accounted for 27.6% of total registrations. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Gilbert-McEachern Electric

Gilbert-McEachern Electric Gilbert-McEachern Electric is a key provider of electrical and mechanical products and services for southwestern Ontario. The company originated in the late 1940s as a one-man shop that provided machining services to local Brantford companies. In its early days, this small shop proudly serviced a local manufacturer of munitions and marine engines used in Canada's war effort. Gilbert-McEachern Electric has remained a family owned business, and provides personal and fast response services that… Read More

Survey Says

Profit Sharing By Job

Profit Sharing by Job

Construction project managers receive three times what electrical journeymen receive. See how three other types of electrical workers fare.

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Survey Says From Recent Issues

New Products and Solutions

Standard Coloured LED's

Standard Coloured LEDs: Vibrant Coloured Lamps for a Cheerful Setting

Add a touch of colour, fun and cheer to your decor or create a playful ambiance during a special event with Standard's coloured LED lamps. Because these lamps use LED technology, they are an energy-efficient solution consuming only 2.5 watts. They are the perfect replacement for traditional incandescent counterparts. Read More
Magiclite Illuma Drive

Magic Lite iLLUMA-Drive ID1 Controller

The iLLUMA-Drive Series iD1 is a highly integrated, compact 4-zone DC powered control panel for high power LED lighting applications. The iD1 offers a multitude of control protocols for control, dimming and incorporates an industry leading power control system to deliver up to 98% efficient LED output. Read More

Schneider Electric's Wonderware Online Updates Improve Industrial Insights in the Cloud

Schneider Electric has released significant updates to Wonderware Online, its cloud platform capable of collecting, visualizing, and managing operational data across industrial operations. End users, solution builders, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can benefit from new real-time data and analytics capabilities when using Wonderware Online as a complete information management and decision support solution. Read More

Eaton Lighting Solutions Industrial LED Series

Eaton's new industrial LED series includes the energy-efficient HBLED for industrial, commercial, manufacturing, gymnasium and other high bay applications, the VT2-LD4 industrial Vaportite fixture for interior and exterior applications, and the VT4 LED series for maximum operation in commercial institutional and industrial environments where weathering, high temperature, humidity and dust or corrosive fumes are present. Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Marijuana in the Workplace — Are You Ready for Changes?
    As most readers will know, the federal government is expected to introduce legislation legalizing marijuana in spring 2017. In June this year, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the creation of a task force that will consult with stakeholders in fields like healthcare, criminal justice, economics, industry, and law enforcement.

  • Where "High Performance" for Buildings Is Headed Part 3: The Future of HPBs
    As the building community evolves from a focus on prescriptive codes and systems to a focus on more outcome-based approaches — that is, measuring actual building performance as opposed to evaluating just the design — the opportunity to enhance the functional and operational performance of building will continue to grow.

EIN's Training & Events Calendar


Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

Alberta Safety Codes Council: Alberta Electrical Utility Code
September 28
Red Deer, AB

NECA Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction
October 3-4
Minneapolis, MN

Solar West
October 5-7
Edmonton, AB

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Current Copper Prices

Monitor daily and 6-month $US prices for copper — the preferred electrical conductor for most categories of electrical wiring.

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The Electrical Stock Market

Track the stock market performance of 25 publicly traded electrical equipment suppliers and electrical wholesalers. Updated weekly.

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