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A.M. Agencies is a manufacturers agent servicing Alberta, North Eastern & South Eastern British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Nunavut.

 


With 2013 coming to a close, MEL would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide Power Up subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 15 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Thursday January 9, 2014.




15. A renaissance in St. Boniface
Winnipeg Free Press
Nov. 21, 2013: A cluster of six industrial properties in Old St. Boniface is being given a new lease on life. The properties all share the same address — 490 Rue Des Meurons — including a former International Laboratories/Color Your World paint factory and a former steel-cutting plant. A paper-box manufacturing company recently leased the former steel-cutting plant next door, and a local numbered company has purchased the three vacant lots with the intention of building a $30 million, 75- to 90-unit condominium complex.
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14. Hydro's PowerPointe presentation
Winnipeg Free Press
Nov. 21, 2013: Like a lot of infrastructure in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba, Pointe du Bois is falling apart. What was an engineering feat at the time — taming the Winnipeg River and switching the city to cheap and convenient electricity — is now a museum to worn-out technology. It's a rare day when all of its 17 turbine generators work at the same time. The sorry state of Pointe du Bois was known when Manitoba Hydro acquired the dam in 2002 as part of its purchase of Winnipeg Hydro, the former operator.
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Nesco Canada

NESCO is a Canadian Corporation that manufactures and distributes electrical conduits and fittings to Electrical Wholesalers across Canada. Our manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility in Brampton, Ontario is close to major transportation routes eastbound, westbound, and all points within Ontario.
 


13. University of Winnipeg unveils plan for $27 million residence
CBC News
Nov. 28, 2013: Downtown Winnipeg is getting a new, $27 million apartment building with units ranging from premium to low-income suites. The 14-storey, 102-suite complex — a partnership between the University of Winnipeg and government of Manitoba — is set to go up near the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard. Forty-six apartments will have affordable rents for lower-income people, with 32 of those being offered on a "rent-geared-to-income basis," according to the U of W.
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12. LED light emitting carpets are so much cooler than non-LED ones
DVice
Nov. 28, 2013: Carpets are great until you have to whip out the old vacuum and clean up all the dirt and stuff that gets stuck in there. Carpets don't exactly need re-inventing. The shaggy floor covers are laid down and just sit there, not doing anything. Two companies want to change that and make those boring carpets actually useful by embedding LEDs in them.
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11. Will electricity storage save the grid?
Intelligent Utility
Nov. 21, 2013: The business model of most electric utilities is based on the administration of a large, centralized electricity grid or some aspect of it. The rise of distributed generation — electricity customers going off or partially off grid and generating their own electric power — directly threatens that model. The role of a traditional electric utility on a grid largely based on distributed generation is difficult to foresee. This is the Armageddon scenario that keeps utility executives awake at night.
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10. Think nobody wants to buy your business? Think again!
Philip Wiebe
Dec. 5, 2013: The landscape of potential buyers is changing. More and more big time investors are looking to buy into small and medium-sized businesses, maybe even yours. How can you take advantage? If you're like many business owners looking to position their company for transition, you may not think outside buyers are looking for a business like yours. If you've chosen to focus your transition planning solely around management buy-outs because you sense a lack of interest among potential third-party buyers, you'll be pleased to learn you may have other options.
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9. First woman 'lineman' at Manitoba Hydro
Global News
Nov. 14, 2013: For decades, women have worked alongside men in almost every field of employment, but that wasn't the case for linemen at Manitoba Hydro until Jessica Hadfield came along. After four years of work and countless hours of studying in the classroom, Hadfield will celebrate her accomplishments soon and will get her diploma, becoming the first woman lineperson in Manitoba. She will climb hydro poles and fix power lines as the first woman to complete the program in its 60-year history.
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8. Take a closer look: Shape-shifting trees near power lines
Maclean's
Nov. 28, 2013: Five years ago, photographer Danny Custodio moved to St. Catharines, ON, and began to notice "bizarre configurations in the landscape" — trees cut to accommodate power lines overhead. "There was something sombre about them," he says, "how they were manicured to live in these strange compositions." He started taking pictures of them.
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