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EAM important dates to note
Electrical Association of Manitoba
September 3rd: Fall Golf at Pineridge — watch for golf registration announcement in the very near future

November 4th: EAM LED Lighting Trade Show and Control Exposition Fairmont Hotel

November 15th: EAM Gala Night — our biggest networking event of the year

November 19th: EAM Members Annual Business Luncheon

Our educational programs in partnership with Red River College will be announced in the near future. In the 2013 fall and winter semesters, we had 42 participants from member companies take the course offerings.

Watch for other important announcements
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Loyalty Programs
Electrical Association of Manitoba
An important aspect of membership in many associations today is the ability to access and take advantage of exclusive discount, and offerings on products or services available to members only.

The EAM has a loyalty program and it is currently being revamped for our website. Savings and preferred consideration on products and services in some cases can be greater than your annual membership.

Following are some of the partners we are pleased to associate with and who offer loyalty benefits to EAM members like you. Please contact the EAM office for additional information as this section of our website is being reconstructed.

• 1Life Workplace Safety and Health — Online safety programs

• Jim Peplinski Vehicle and Equipment Leasing. Vehicles may be for company or personal use

• Victoria Inn Hotel properties

• Thrifty Car Rental — web code available at EAM office

• Advance Pro — Advance Electronics

• Carlyle Printers, Services and Supplies

• Federated Insurance — specializing in custom programs for group benefits and contractors

• Tom Powell Design — web designers used by EAM

• St John Ambulance — employee training discounts

• TD Waterhouse — TD Wealth Private Investment Advice — Ken Wilk

• TNM Promotions — EAM members get a 10 per cent to 20 per cent discount depending on merchandise selected.

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EAM website access
Electrical Association of Manitoba
The Electrical Association of Manitoba may now be accessed at www.eamanitoba.ca.

You will be redirected to this address if using the old website address.

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Announcement
Electrical Association of Manitoba
Peter Bernatsky, President of the Manitoba Electrical League is pleased to announce that the League's Board of Directors has approved to change the name of the Manitoba Electrical League to the "Electrical Association of Manitoba Inc." This name change is effective immediately.

The Board of Directors has also approved a new logo for the Association with a tag line "Strength in Connection."

In making these changes, the Association is re-branding itself to be seen as an organization that offers stability, strength and professionalism.

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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
Electrical Association of Manitoba
The LED Lighting Show and Exposition Exhibitors' registration package for the November 4th show at the Winnipeg Fairmont Hotel is now available. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.
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Solar Roadways pushes ahead with power-producing pavement
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The solar panels that Idaho inventors Scott and Julie Brusaw have built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Scott Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity.

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Devices causing soaring waste of electricity
Toronto Star
Billions of linked-in electronic devices worldwide are wasting enough electricity to power 80 per cent of Canada's needs, says a new report. And the power wasted by appliances on standby is set to soar higher, says the International Energy Agency. It points the finger at the increasing demand for devices that can be connected to networks so they're accessible from anywhere and appliances that are always ready to click into action without a warm-up.

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Manitoba cranking out the construction
680 CJOB
It's another strong year for construction in Winnipeg and Manitoba. While things like roads and major projects like stadiums and museums often grab the headlines, Ron Hambley with the Winnipeg Construction Association tells CJOB there are a lot of smaller projects that have a big impact on people.

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Mark your calendar!
Electrical Association of Manitoba
The Gala night Committee is hard at work putting an exciting evening together for EAM members November 15th at the Can Ad Inns.

Every effort is being made to kick it up several notches from the November 2013 event.

The Curtis Newton Band will headline the evening entertainment. The Curtis Newton Band is well-known on the local night club circuit and has a great repertoire of music to dance to. Additional entertainment is also being planned.

Tickets will be available for tables of eight or 10.

Further details to be released.

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Members respond to Z462 Arc Flash training online
Electrical Association of Manitoba
Several EAM members are now taking advantage of the Z462 Arc Flash training available from the EAM online education training site. This program initiative has been well received. The program ESTS was developed by Terry Becker, one of Canada's leading electrical safety engineers.

This is an outstanding cost-effective program and is fully recognized. Visit the link and EAM training.

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General Electric Company will increase equipment sales owing to compressed harvest season
Basics Media
General Electric Company's capital commercial distribution finance Canada, released the results of a survey that the impact on the sales of farm equipment will be positive. This is due to the fact that this year a better harvest is expected which will force the dealers, manufacturers, suppliers to boost the sales compared to previous year.
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Switchyard contract for SNC-Lavalin
Journal of Commerce
Manitoba Hydro has awarded engineering firm SNC-Lavalin a $112 million contract for the design and construction of the Keewatinoow switchyard project near Winnipeg. SNC said that it will oversee the early stages of the project, including its design and construction, before helping the utility with the commissioning and training of staff.
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Using electrical conductivity to map soil productivity
PortageOnline
Doug Pryor, an agronomist with Delta Ag Services at Portage, says they started mapping soil EC about six years ago, instead of using satellite imagery for variable rate fertilizer application. "We realized the satellite imagery just didn't line up the way we wanted it to, so we started looking at different ways of measuring textures and qualities of the soil. That's where we came up with electrical conductivity," said Pryor at a fertilizer management field day at Kelburn Farm.
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