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Things to do in Toronto, page 15 — Tourism Toronto photo

Things to do in Toronto, page 15 — Tourism Toronto photo

Conventions – Getting technical in Toronto: This year’s EASA convention will emphasize the nuts & bolts of electromechanical service…by Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

-Parks, recreation & food! EA readers’ insiders guide to Toronto and Ontario…by Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher, and Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Optimism among Canadian servicers, page 24 — Kristian Electric Ltd. photo

Service & Sales Companies – Onward and upward: In spite of a struggling oil industry and weak loonie, Canadian service shop managers remain optimistic…by the Electrical Apparatus staff

Industry History – An electric—and eclectic—life: Eighty-six-year-old Canadian instructor Heinz Peper lives, breathes, and loves his trade…by Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
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Defining “high voltage”, page 31—Electrical Apparatus file photo

Power Systems – When does ‘low’ voltage become ‘high’? The answer is probably more complicated than you think…by Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – Structuring foreign operations: The ins and outs of running a subsidiary outside of the U.S….by William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Fast Forward – Space Invaders:  Maximize your office space with these floor plan apps…by Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Distracted driving, page 49—AAA photo

Distracted driving, page 49—AAA photo

Safety & Health – Keep your eyes on the road:  Some pointers to protect against distracted driving…by Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Revisiting our neighbors to the north…Live video streaming: the wave of the future?…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Can soft starting extend a motor’s life? … Looking for a useful electric motor handbook … What is a certified product? … When a rewind changes a motor to ‘large’ … Must motor connections match the transformer? … Edited by the EA staff
New EASA officers are joined by other members of the association’s executive committee for the 2016-2017 term. From left: Mike Dupuis; vice-chairman Lenwood Ireland; chairman Jim Smith; secretary/treasurer Gary Byars; Brian Larry; and Tim Bieber.—EASA photo

New EASA officers are joined by other members of the association’s executive committee for the 2016-2017 term. From left: Mike Dupuis; vice-chairman Lenwood Ireland; chairman Jim Smith; secretary/treasurer Gary Byars; Brian Larry; and Tim Bieber.—EASA photo

Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: IEEE president Karen Bartleson named to Commerce Dept. board… Water inititatives announced by EPRI on World Water Day…EMCW in Milwaukee this month, May 11-12… EASA appointments for its 2016-2017 term: Jim Smith, Advanced Electric Equipment Service, Inc., La Crosse, Wis.; Lenwood Ireland, Ireland Electric Co., Virginia Beach, Va.; Gary Byars, Heavy Machines, Inc., Memphis, Tenn.; Tim Bieber, D Electric, Quakertown, Pa.; Brian Larry, Larry Electric Motor Service Ltd., Peterborough, Ontario… Edited by Kevin Jones

Business briefs   In this issue: Houghton International offers live video links to repair jobs… ABB expands presence in Atlantic Canada… Electric Motor Shop (Wake Forest, N.C.) acquires Sumter Electric (Sumter, S.C.)… WEG buys Indiana motor manufacturer Bluffton Motor Works LLC… Edited by Kevin Jones
Organizers of the International Manufacturing Technology Show debuted its hot air balloon for the 2016 show last September at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show has unveiled a hot air balloon to promote the show for the past twelve years. This year’s expo will run Sept. 12-17, again at McCormick Place.—IMTS photo

Organizers of the International Manufacturing Technology Show debuted its hot air balloon for the 2016 show last September at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show has unveiled a hot air balloon to promote the show for the past twelve years. This year’s expo will run Sept. 12-17, again at McCormick Place.—IMTS photo

Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.

The 2016 CSME international congress will be held in Kelowna, B.C., June 26-29, at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel and Conference Center (pictured). —Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel and Conference Center photo

The 2016 CSME international congress will be held in Kelowna, B.C., June 26-29, at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel and Conference Center (pictured). —Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel and Conference Center photo

Know Your Industry  In this issue:  The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario… Charlie Barks

Steve Dukovich (left) and his son Adam take in a Toronto Blue Jays game. —Photo by Steve Dukovich

Steve Dukovich (left) and his son Adam take in a Toronto Blue Jays game. —Photo by Steve Dukovich

EA Reader Profile   In this issue: To be of service: Steve Dukovich, owner and operator of Toll-Morris Electric Motors, Inc., London, Ontario.

 

Eaton's recently expanded Experience Center in Houston.

Eaton’s recently expanded Experience Center in Houston.

Training briefs   In this issue: Stephenson County (Ill.) jail partnering with Highland County Community College seeking to use wind turbine to power facility… Eaton expands Experience Center in Houston… North Carolina spotlights apprenticeship programs: North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP)Apprenticeship 2000, Apprenticeship Catawba, and Siemens Charlotte… Collaborative robots workshop announced by Robotics Industries Association (Ann Arbor, Mich.)… Canadian electric motor apprenticeships available from Apprenticeship and Industry Training – find out more hereMotion Industries launches knowledge site… Edited by Bill O’Leary

Users of data processing equipment both suffer from, and can contribute to, power quality problems on electric supply systems. Smart Grid development is only beginning to deal with the issue.—Electrical Apparatus photo by Richard Nailen

The Smart Grid   In this issue:  The Smart Grid and power quality: An issue that has remained largely unaddressed by promoters of Smart Grid technology… By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Brad Nanna and Gil Briman of Solcon, USA, as featured in the May 2016 Electrical Apparatus

Brad Nanna (left) and Gil
Briman of Solcon

Names & faces In this issue:  Eaton‘s Scott Bailey…Graybar‘s Jeffrey Wanner…  Gil Briman, Brad Nanna, Christopher Sanderson and Jeff Batty of Solcon USA…  AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology‘s Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award, presented to Marcus B. Crotts of Crotts & Saunders Engineering…. Edited by Bill O’Leary

Blackmer's Rick Foster, featured in the May 2016 Electrical Apparatus

Rick Foster

Pumps  In this issue: Sulzer plans to close plant in Oberwinterthur, Switzerland… Grundfos Group saw ‘moderate growth’ in 2015 … Blackmer’s director of engineering Rick Foster receives a Standards Award from the Hydraulic InstituteAESSEAL plc earns U.K. health and safety certification…Two new pump system certifications are introduced by The Hydraulic Institute More information is available from msullivan@Pumps.org … Edited by the EA staff

ATCO charity effort, featured in the May 2016 Electrical Apparatus

On March 23, ATCO employees and volunteers celebrated the raising
of $3.6 million for charities over the course of last year.
—ATCO photo

Utilities   In this issue: Hydro Ottawa responds to sentence over accidental death… Canadian utility ATCO raises $3.6 million for charities…Canadian wind site Cowley Ridge, near Pincher Creek, Alberta, being decommissioned… Duke Energy to use swine waste as fuel … Exelon and Pepco Holdings complete merger  … Edited by Kevin Jones

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne greets board members at industry summit. —Ontario Office of the Premier photo

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne greets board members at industry summit. —Ontario Office of the Premier photo

Direct and Current  In this issue: ONTARIO GETS ADVANCED —the Ontario Office of the Premier announces two major investments directed towards the manufacturing industry… CLOUDY PROSPECTS — Renewable energy producer SunEdison of Maryland Heights, Mo., files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection… “ELMOS” FOR SALE —Randy Goodman, executive vice president with Atlanta’s Greenland America, Inc., creates and designates the terminology for the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., the association of U.S. scrap dealers. An example: “el” from “electric” and “mo” from “motors” create “elmo” … CAPITAL GAINS — District of Columbia regulators approve the precarious Exelon- Pepco Holdings merger… TO CATCH A THIEF — Broward County, Fla., authorities catch one of three suspects who they believe perpetrated a string of burglaries targeting construction sites and businesses … The Editors

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