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  • May 07, 2018

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, introduces the Shear 30T, a safe and efficient solution to cutting strut and threaded rod. Currently, industry professionals cut strut with a saw blade, with either a band saw or chop saw. These labor-intensive methods are time consuming and result in uneven cut lengths and often need additional work to file sharp edges.

    Watch the innovative Shear 30T in action:

    Apr 10, 2018

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced today the release of the new QuickSleeve Handheld Sleeve Applicator. The intuitive handheld device is designed for the fast application of sleeves on to wires. This multi-tool features specially designed slanted tubes, a terminal block-sized screwdriver and an LED flashlight.

    Apr 05, 2018

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced today the launch of the BradyPrinter S3100 sign and label printer. The new printer is ideal for on-demand label and sign creation and has an integrated touchscreen display and keyboard for all-in-one label creation. Users will also benefit from print smart technology that allows for fast material changeovers and an updated, easy-to-use interface for simple walk up-and-print label creation.

    Mar 13, 2018

    To simplify network testing, IDEAL Networks has released free software updates for the SignalTEK NT network transmission tester, SignalTEK CT cable transmission tester and the NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network troubleshooters. For significant enhancements, such as improved wiremap and port discovery information, users can download the free updates from the IDEAL Networks website.

    SignalTEK NT network transmission tester updates

    Mar 12, 2018

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is expanding its PVC cutter offering with the new 1 5/8-inch O.D. PVC Cutter. Its comfortable rubber grips and shorter handle span reduce the required handle force for easy ergonomic cutting of PVC.
     
    “Professional contractors are getting a premium PVC cutter that is durable, functional and safer to use,” says Dale Speggen, product manager at Greenlee. “Having low handle force not only means the new PVC Cutter reduces hand strain, but it allows for more cuts per day, which can increase user productivity.”
     

    Mar 07, 2018

    Hilti expands its line of rotating lasers with the addition of the green rotating laser PR 3-HVSG, suitable for all internal applications including transferring reference heights, leveling suspended ceiling, positioning drywall track and wall partitioning, as well as the installation of pipes and cable trays.

    Feb 13, 2018

    The versatile new Hilti task light SL 2-A22 packs a whole lot of illumination into a very small package. Put it on the ground, hang it by its integrated hook, or hold it in a free hand to put the light just where you need it to get the job done.

    The fully-adjustable LED panel rotates to provide 360 degrees to get the light where you need it and pivots so you can put 500 lumens of color-accurate white natural light exactly where you need it, while staying cool to the touch. A 3-position switch lets you select the right amount of light based on your needs.

    Feb 08, 2018

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is adding to its line of battery-powered hydraulic Gator tools to include a 2-inch inline cable cutter and new cutting jaws for existing Gator tools. The Gator tools have hardened blades to produce clean uniform cuts and feature an ergonomic design making them lightweight to reduce potential jobsite injuries.
     

    Feb 06, 2018

    Following nominations from IDEAL Networks’ customers, the LanXPLORER PRO network troubleshooting tester is now in the running to win the Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year award.  Online voting is currently underway to determine the winner of this category, with votes closing on 13th March 2018.
     

    Jan 29, 2018

    Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the release of the TR-9ELK-ZC Basic Electrician’s 9-piece Service Tool Kit, featuring Cementex double-insulated safety hand tools. With a high-quality zippered case option for “America’s #1 kit” and nine critical tools, the tool kit is ideal for ensuring technician safety in a range of electrical service applications.

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  • Industry News

    General Fusion is working with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in a vital project to advance fusion energy technology. Through this collaboration, General Fusion and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories will develop tritium extraction techniques for use in commercial fusion power plants.

    Hydro One announced the completion of critical upgrades to its Hawthorne Transmission Station (TS), first commissioned more than 60 years ago. By replacing aging infrastructure and energizing five new transformers at the station, these upgrades will help drive economic growth by increasing the amount of available power and improving reliability to the region.

  • Keeping Current

    OUELLET GROUP INC. announces the acquisition of Innovair Corporation, a major supplier of air conditioning and heat pump equipment in Latin America and the United States.

    "This new acquisition allows us to grow further and develop new markets," said Martin Beaulieu, President "It also helps us to consolidate our position as a major player in the North American market while continuing to offer high-quality service and innovative products."

    Owned by the Beaulieu family, with its head office in L’Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Group owns Ouellet Canada in L’Islet, Dettson Industries in Sherbrooke, Hazloc Heaters in Calgary, Nanjing Ouellet – a manufacturing plant located in China – and Britech in Toronto.

    SERVICE WIRE announces that Kerith Richards has been selected as one of tED Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 35” winners. Kerith represents some of the best and brightest in the electrical industry today.

    A natural born leader, Kerith is an early trailblazer for young women in the electrical industry. She is successfully making a name for herself in this competitive space. She has a very unique dual role at Service Wire as a full-time sales rep in the U.S. Northeast and the regional sales manager for all ten Canadian provinces.

    Kerith has mastered the intricacies of working with international customers—understanding different product nomenclature, codes, and listings to ensure the right product is delivered on time.

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES (CANADA) CORP. National Sales Manager, Sean Bernard announces a new partnership with Resilient Sales Corporation.

    Effective August 1st, 2021, Resilient Sales Corporation, led by its Principal Sean Atkinson, will serve as IDEAL's agency partner for the Northern Ontario region – servicing distributor partners within the region bordered by Bracebridge to the south, Algonquin Park/Quebec border to the east, Timmins to the North and Lake Huron/Lake Superior to the west.

    E.B. HORSMAN & SON announce that its Terrace branch moved down the street to a new building located on 2915 Molitor Street, Terrace on July 12th, 2021.

    The newly constructed 20,000 square foot building was custom-built to replace the 7,200 square foot location on 5000 Pohle Avenue. The building will also offer three commercial spaces for lease to local businesses.

  • Product Showcase

    Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) has a new addition to their line of power quality products – HPS Centurion P Passive Harmonic Filter.

    It is specifically engineered to mitigate harmonic currents created by non-linear loads. The initial product release has ratings from 5 to 500 horsepower. It improves power quality by simultaneously reducing harmonics and improving true power factor, resulting in an efficient and reliable solution.

    Get an easy, flush receptacle installation in new concrete with Arlington's FLB6230MBLR Cover Kit. It fits most manufacturers' 4-1/2" concrete boxes, including Arlington's FLBC4500 and FLBC4502 boxes. This LISTED kit includes a 6" brass cover with flip lids, gaskets, receptacle AND a leveling ring. Also available nickel-plated.

    Click HERE for more information.

    www.aifittings.com

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