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  • Apr 06, 2017

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc.(NYSE: TXT) company, introduces a new line of Next Generation tool bags. The innovative Next Generation bags are engineered to reduce strain on the user and withstand wear and tear. In addition, the two back packs allow for customization with a personalized name patch.

    Apr 05, 2017

    Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services just got a major upgrade with the introduction of the new Hilti 22 V CPC Li-ion Batteries — the first and only backwards compatible battery technology in the industry. Hilti is also introducing several new 22 V tools that harness the performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency of these new batteries, including the Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver SF 6H-A22 ATC, Cordless Impact Driver SID 4-A22, Cordless Drill/Driver SF 10W-A22 ATC and Radio Charger RC 4/36.

    Mar 21, 2017

    For many network and data cable installers, tracing UTP cables often relies upon trial and error and can be disruptive, as well as costly in terms of labour and customer downtime. To streamline and simplify this task, the SureTrace® Circuit Tracer from IDEAL Industries can be used alongside IDEAL Networks testers.

    Mar 13, 2017

    Hilti has released an expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services, complete with an innovative, backwards compatible 22V battery — an industry first. The Hilti 22V battery will work with new and previous generations of Hilti 18V Li-Ion cordless tools, providing a seamless transition for existing Hilti cordless tool customers. As a standard component of every Hilti cordless kit or combo, Hilti’s 22V battery provides longer work time per charge to improve productivity.

    Feb 02, 2017

    Extech Instruments, makers of the best handheld test and measurement tools, announced today the launch of the new MA3110 True RMS AC Flex Clamp Meter. The flexible clamp meter offers a measurement range up to 3000A AC along with True RMS accuracy.

    Jan 24, 2017

    AEMC’s Thermal Imaging IR Camera Model 1950 is equipped with infrared thermography detection technology that isused in sectors of industry as diverse as electrical maintenance, metallurgy and steel making, petroleum, automation, natural gasexploration, transportation and in other professions such as fire-figh

    Jan 17, 2017

    Southwire Tools & Equipment, an industry leader in professional contractor equipment, announces the introduction of the MAX PUNCH® XD Knockout Tool, a heavy duty, drill-operated knockout tool.

    “The MAX PUNCH® XD Knockout Tool is designed for safety and convenience,” said Tanner Hansen, product specialist. “By allowing you to use your own drill, you don’t have to keep track of an extra charger or battery pack. The tool’s design also helps eliminate the potential safety issues associated with hydraulic pumps and hoses. So, you can set up your punch and go.”

    Jan 12, 2017

    Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Storage Solutions with the introduction of the 18” Jobsite Rolling Bag and 24” HARDTOP™ Rolling Bag. The new Rolling Bags are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who need the most durable mobile solution to transport tools, accessories, and other materials to and from the jobsite.

    Jan 11, 2017

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced the “Your Next Design Success Includes the Right Label” Guidebook.

    Dec 05, 2016

    Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented innovation for the Utility Industry with the introduction of the new M18™ LED Utility Bucket Light. Built to survive high-voltage and the extreme conditions Linemen face on a daily basis, the new Bucket Light is specifically designed to attach to utility buckets and features dual-rotating heads that provide 2,500 lumens of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition light.

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    The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a global leader in clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future.

    Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of the 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River run-of-river hydroelectric facility located in British Columbia. Innergex owns a 66.7% interest in the hydro facility and Ledcor Power Group Ltd. owns the remaining 33.3%.

  • Keeping Current

    ONTARIO ENERGY NETWORK (OEN) Chair, Grant Buchanan, announces that John Loucks will join the Association in the role of the new President of the OEN, effective April 1, 2017. After a period of transition, John will also assume the title of CEO of the Association.

    John has more than 30 years in the energy sector, beginning his career in engineering, conservation and technical service positions, first at the City of Calgary (now ENMAX) and then at Brampton Hydro. Loucks joined Napanee Public Utilities Commission as CEO (General Manager), then assumed the same position with Nanticoke Hydro-Electric Commission. Following that, John joined Brantford Power as Chief Operating Officer.

    HUBBELL CANADA Director of Sales and Marketing, HLI (Hubbell Lighting Inc.), Rick Blasl, announces the appointment of Dave Edgson as National Account and Controls Manager, HLI. With more than 19 years of experience in the Lighting and Controls industry, Dave will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies across Canada to drive sales in the Hubbell Canada – HLI Division. Dave can be reached at 416.570.5121 or e-mail dedgson@hubbell-canada.com.

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    STELPRO announced the appointment of Christopher Balleine as Sales Representative, Maritimes, responsible for the province of Nova Scotia, effective March 20, 2017. Christopher will assume his new role under the immediate supervision of John-Daniel Chabot, Director, Sales – Electrical – ATL./ONT./WEST.

    "Chris has been with Stelpro for 5 years working in the Customer Service Department," said John-Daniel. "He handled multiple tasks within the department allowing him to be involved in many different facets of the business. We are confident that Chris will prove to be a valuable member of our sales force."

    Teaming up with Jeffrey Balleine, a sales representative in the Maritimes, the two will give STELPRO a stronger presence in the market and help the company continue to grow.

  • Product Showcase

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc.(NYSE: TXT) company, introduces a new line of Next Generation tool bags. The innovative Next Generation bags are engineered to reduce strain on the user and withstand wear and tear. In addition, the two back packs allow for customization with a personalized name patch.

    Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services just got a major upgrade with the introduction of the new Hilti 22 V CPC Li-ion Batteries — the first and only backwards compatible battery technology in the industry. Hilti is also introducing several new 22 V tools that harness the performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency of these new batteries, including the Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver SF 6H-A22 ATC, Cordless Impact Driver SID 4-A22, Cordless Drill/Driver SF 10W-A22 ATC and Radio Charger RC 4/36.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the SecureConnect™ Remote Operator for Allen-Bradley® CENTERLINE® 2100 Motor Control Centers (MCCs) equipped with SecureConnect, allowing technicians to operate the SecureConnect safety system from up to 300 feet away, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

    Weidmuller announces that its “u-remote” distributed I/O platform meets the requirements for use in the demanding maritime and offshore sectors. u-remote has received certification from several classification agencies including DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), and RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). This certification applies to most areas on a ship, including the ship’s bridge. Weidmuller’s u-remote offers the ability to improve the reliability and efficiency of ship and offshore automation applications.

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