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NECA Seattle - October 7-10

NECA 2017

 

We are so excited to be exhibiting at the NECA show in Seattle in October! Before you attend, make sure to check out our top five tips on attending trade shows. We'll be at booth #1118 with our cable bus samples and we look forward to seeing you there. 

Renewable Energy

We are living the boom of renewable energy and battery connectivity is one of the most important challenges to solve.  Take a look at our solutions for Solar and Wind Farms below:

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Top 5 Websites for Engineers

It seems like everyone and their dog has a website nowadays, so it can be hard to find a site that makes you want to return to it again and again. We thought we’d compile a list and open up the discussion for sites you love in the comments section.

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Engaging Millennial Workers in the Electrical Industry: 3 Key Takeaways

Baby Boomers are retiring across all industries, but our industry is being hit the hardest. Chances are good that you have a retiring engineer and a newly vacant spot without a strong candidate to fill it. Graduation season just passed, and now is a good time to consider how we can better engage millennial workers.

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Happy Canada Day and Independence Day!

We just wanted to wish everyone a happy Canada Day and Independence Day! Our offices will be closed on Friday, but our website is always available.

We hope you enjoy the fireworks, hot dogs/burgers and family fun. See you again soon for our next blog post.

Congratulations, Class of 2016

Congratulations to our newest graduating class!

There’s not much we can say that hasn’t already been said by well-meaning parents, friends, teachers….or Dr. Seuss.

We wish you the very best in your post-graduation life and we also wish you the best of luck in your job search.

How to: Public Speaking for Engineers

It could be worse…you could be public singing? All kidding aside, most people hate standing up in front of a group and speaking. We’ve all heard this before, but apparently people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of death.

So, what to do? You can Google “public speaking” and find a million articles that mention everything from being authentic to not trying to sell something. These are great articles and you can go through them at your leisure. We, however, are going to take a slightly different path to this topic.

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Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now

Last week, we wrote about Mike Vaudreuil, the mechanical engineer who received his BSc. at the age of 54. It’s only fitting to feature this quote, “Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now”, in our next post. We came across this quote from Lifehacker and although we’re not sure where it originally came from, there’s a lot of truth to this statement

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How to: Follow Industry Trends

Last week, we talked about why you should keep an eye on industry trends. As always, here’s our “how to” to follow up with that post.

Build and maintain relationships. Relationships are key in any industry, but we think that’s especially the case in ours. Building and maintaining your relationships allows you to always be “in the know” about the state of the industry.

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5 Reasons to Follow Trends in the Electrical Industry

Why should you follow trends in the industry? While our industry changes at a slower pace than, say, high fashion, we do see changes.

Here are our top 5 reasons to keep an eye on industry trends:

Take advantage of or prepare for changes in the economic and political landscape: Some areas are in hyper-growth mode, while others are slowing down.

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How to: Network at a Trade Show Part 1

We’ll be at the IEEE trade show next week (come see us at booth #5030 if you’re going to be there too!), so this seemed like a good time to post a 3-part “How to” for networking. No one really enjoys networking except, maybe, for that one friend/colleague who seems to know everyone. We all have to do it though, so we might as well do it well.

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Engineering and Art

Sometimes, as engineers, we forget that we are responsible for creating some of the most beautiful designs on earth. We create systems and tools that help improve the lives of millions of people and allow millions more to go about their daily lives.

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LinkedIn for Engineers in 10 Steps

According to IHS Engineering360‘s 2015 SOCIAL MEDIA USE IN
THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR report, “66% of engineers and technical professionals” use LinkedIn. Among 18-34 year old engineers, this number increases to 71%. Do you know who else is on LinkedIn?

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5 Tips for Surviving Trade Shows

Ahh, trade shows. Unless you’re an extreme extrovert who enjoys meeting people and shouting over the collective hum of 1000 people talking at the same time, preparing for a trade show is kind of like preparing for a strategic win on the battlefield.

Here are the tips we’ve compiled from our experiences at trade shows and conferences:

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