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    Keeping Current

    • June 09, 2017

      CONVECTAIR, a manufacturer of high-quality electric heaters, announces the appointment of Youri Cupidon as Technical Engineering Director. In this role, Youri will be responsible for the development of Convectair’s new products and will supervise the proper conduct of tests and research in our Centre for Expertise and Training.

      "With a wealth of experience in electronics and a strong interest in home automation, energy efficiency and research, we are confident that Youri will help Convectair achieve its objectives in terms of connected devices, training the building industry and research in energy efficiency," said Convectair.

    • June 06, 2017

      Travis Read, Owner of Calculus Engineering, earned a hole-in-one June 1st at the Alberta Electrical Association's 52nd Annual Golf Tournament at Alberta Springs in Red Deer. Travis was not able to get any closer on the 132-yard #17 'closest-to-the-pin' when he holed out in one. The foursome of Travis Read, Calculus Engineering – Ravi Abraham, Smith & Andersen Engineering – Tim Pell, Stealth Electric and Doug Piebiak, SurgePure Corp. reported seeing the ball getting wrapped up in the flag and then just disappearing. With high speculation of it being a hole-in-one, the foursome confirmed their hunch upon arrival to the hole and Travis earned his second ever hole-in-one.

    • June 05, 2017

      AD, the $34 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, announces the appointment of Tim Horsman, President and CEO of E.B Horsman & Son, to the AD Board of Directors.

      Established in 1900, E.B. Horsman & Son is independently owned and operated with 22 strategically placed locations and technical divisions in Western Canada. They serve contractors, purchasers and specifiers in the Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Institutional markets. They have achieved platinum level status in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and have a longstanding heritage of helping the people and communities in which they work. Tim Horsman is the fifth generation Horsman involved in the company.

    • June 02, 2017

      3M CANADA COMPANY announces the appointment of Brad Hodgins to the position of Marketing Operations Manager for the Electrical Markets Division, effective June 12th, 2017. In this role, Brad will be responsible for managing operations within the EMD business, focusing on sales growth and customer experience optimization. Brad will lead the EMD marketing team, whose primary segment focus includes utilities, industrial, MRO, OEM, and coatings.


  • Industry News

    Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has joined the Continental Automated Building Association (CABA), a global not-for-profit group dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technology. Fulham has been developing standalone intelligent lighting management systems to supplement the company’s comprehensive line of LED lighting products.

    With the water battery, Max Bögl Wind AG has developed a completely new large-scale storage facility, which sets new standards in a technologically innovative way. For the first time, the production of power from renewable energies, such as from a wind or solar farm or from biomass, will be combined with a modern pumped-storage power plant. The water battery can store surplus power from the grid and the energy can bereused as required. It acts as a short-term storage facility and contributes to maintaining stability of the grid, as well as guaranteeing continuous, uninterrupted supply.

  • Keeping Current

    ELEC-TECH SALES LTD. announces the retirement of John Baron after 31 years with the company – the last 20 years as its President.

    John has had a long and illuminating Electrical industry career spanning over 37 years. His journey started after graduating from U. of Manitoba and joining Sylvania Lighting in a Sales and Marketing role in Calgary and Edmonton.

    John's career path opportunities moved him to British Columbia where he soon joined Elec-Tech Sales in 1986. John managed sales and marketing initiatives throughout his outside sales role and territory coverage, eventually becoming President in 1997.

    LAFERT NORTH AMERICA, a Manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, announces the following appointments:

    Mario Hartard has been appointed Account Manager/Business Development. Mario brings 17 years of experience in the Electrical Power industry and has developed expertise across the North American market in the area of Mines & Metals, Public Utilities and Oil & Gas. He holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana – Mexico.

    OUELLET CANADA National Sales Manager, Stéphane Larocque, announces the appointment of Vincent Tremblay as Sales Representative for the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

    Vincent, a dynamic, proactive and motivated person with extensive knowledge of the construction market, will start his new role in early September 2017. In the meantime, William Healey, Territory Manager of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, will cover Eric's territory.

    Headquartered in L'Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Canada Inc. develops, manufactures and markets electric heating products throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Product Showcase

    Nora Lighting expands its low profile, surface-mounted Opal LED Series with the new AC Opal. The AC Opal does not require a driver and mounts easily over a standard J-Box, even pancake-type fixture boxes in retrofits or new construction.

    AC Opal measures just 7/8” deep by 7 ¼” wide. The low profile is ideal for bathrooms, laundries, utility areas, pantries, closets, showers and more. The fixture is dimmable and produces even illumination with 1050 lumen (15W) at 90+CRI.  A white polymer lens diffuser eliminates LED diode images.

    The family of Push-in CAGE CLAMP® PCB Terminal Block complete the roll out of the new additions to WAGO solutions. This new family is composed of three series (2624, 2626, 2636) offering streamlined, compact connections for all wire types. Solid and ferruled wires can be directly pushed in for connection, while tool-actuated termination is available parallel to the conductor entry for stranded wire and for the release of all wire types. These PCB terminal blocks are perfect for panel feed through applications because operation and wire entry are from the same plane.

    Real estate in industrial and factory buildings is nearly always at a premium, so instead of using expensive space unnecessarily, Hammond Manufacturing offers a range of three sizes of fold down shelves. FDS Series shelves can be mounted either to the internal or external surface of the door or to the side of a cabinet. The shelves, rated at 100 lbs capacity, lock solidly up into the horizontal position when required and then fold down out of the way to save floor space when they are not needed.

    A new 200 W LED driver from the ADVANCED range – a high-performance component for high-bay industrial luminaires – has been added to Tridonic’s industrial portfolio. The 0-10 V dimmable driver cannot fail to impress thanks to its unniversal input voltage range, IP 67 protection and high temperature resistance.

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