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    Fight the Freeze this Winter with EasyHeat™ Residential Heating Cables

  • Sep 24, 2021

    Winter is right around the corner with bone-chilling, below-average temperatures across most of the United States and Canada. EASYHEAT, the leader in residential pipe freeze protection, is helping prepare homeowners for what The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts to be one of the longest and coldest winters in years with its AHB Series pipe heating system. Pre-assembled and ready to install, the AHB prevents pipes from freezing in homes and businesses by keeping water flowing in temperatures down to -40 degrees F.
    When water freezes in a pipe, it causes water pressure to increase upstream leading to a pipe failure. If the ice expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. According to State Farm Insurance, a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day to bring about serious flood damage, and the potential for dangerous mold. Pipes exposed to cold air, especially on a windy day, can freeze at about 20° F because of breaks in an outside wall, improper heating, quick drops in temperatures, or lack of insulation.  
    Simple Freeze Protection
    With it's energy-saving thermostat, AHB cables automatically switch electricity on and off, based on the temperature. The cables operate on standard 120 Volts AC and are suitable for use on plastic or metal water pipes where they produce a fixed amount of safe heat.
    Featuring a weather-resistant PVC outer jacket, the cables come with a grounded plug plus a power indicator light that lets homeowners see that it is operating at just a glance.

    AHB pipe heating cables are available in lengths from 3 feet to 80 feet in wattages ranging from 21W to 560W.

  • Industry News

    Hydro Ottawa announced that it will soon receive support to help distribute funding to eligible applicants for EV charging stations within the city of Ottawa boundaries.

    This funding initiative will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations for:

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialization of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

  • Keeping Current

    ETIM NORTH AMERICA announced that MERSEN, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, joined the product classification standards organization.
    MERSEN, a leading player in the electrical power industry, with innovative solutions designed to optimize manufacturing processes in sectors such as energy, transportation electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and process industries, is joining other industry leaders including ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Appleton Group, Schneider, and Siemens as they build out the ETIM classification model to meet the terminology and product specific needs of the North American electrical industry.

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), a North American based leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers and reactors, announced the appointment of Dan Davis as Power Quality Sales Manager, effective September 27th 2021.

    Dan comes to HPS after 20 years of Sales Management experience in his previous roles of Regional Sales Manager and Account Manager.

    For more information, contact Fred Rampone, U.S. Distribution Sales Manager, at

    WESTBURNE Ontario announces that Richard Do will assume the newly-created position of Divisional Vendor Relations & Sales Operations Manager effective October 12th, 2021.

    In his Sales Operations capacity, Richard will continue to drive the evolution of Westburne's current sales processes and digital platforms through its sales leaders and account managers. Richard will also focus on continuing the development of a culture of transparency and execution within the sales function.

    As Westburne Ontario’s Vendor Relations Manager, Richard will focus on the development and disciplined execution of growth initiatives with Westburne's Advantage Program Partners.

    BARTLE & GIBSON CO. LTD., a Western Canada-based premier plumbing, heating and electrical distributor, announced Friday, October 1, 2021, a new regional partnership with Appleton, electrical solutions for industrial and hazardous environments, across its 31 branches in Western Canada.

    The Appleton brand has long been the hallmark for the protection of people and equipment while delivering reliable power. With Appleton’s products you can count on certified protection for any environment, from ordinary commercial settings to harsh industrial conditions, in any region of the world. Their fittings, lighting, and power distribution solutions are designed to operate without incident: because failure is not an option.

  • Product Showcase

    Cummins Inc. announces the new SD 20 diesel generator set for commercial mobile applications. The SD 20 is well suited for a variety of trailer and vehicle applications such as disaster relief, mobile medical, mobile command centers, ambulances, food trucks, utility boom trucks and many others.

    With a trim, modern appearance, Nora Lighting’s MAY LED track heads feature AC LEDs that do not require a driver, facilitating installation. The contemporary fixture is designed to illuminate display cabinets, shelves, art niches or dining areas in residential and commercial sites.

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