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November 2019

Northern Transformer Factory Tour

2019-11-15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Northern Transformer, 245 McNaughton Road East, Maple, ON L6A 4P5
Maple, L6A 4P5 CA
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Visit to a modern liquid filled transformer factory Northern Transformer Corporation is a Canadian manufacturer of liquid filled transformers of the highest quality and reliability serving the North American market since 1981. Northern Transformer builds liquid filled transformers up to 115MVA at 160kV.From custom specialty transformers to large utility substations, Northern Transformer designs, engineers and manufactures liquid filled transformers to fit many needs. Customers are increasingly knowledgeable on the accessories and ancillary products available to enhance their transformers. Their designs…

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Safety Engineering of Electric Vehicle Batteries in Canada

2019-11-28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Suiteworks Business Centre, 92 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, ON L4N 9J2
Barrie, L4N 9J2 CA
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Battery Test Vehicles with hybrid and electric drive trains have become relatively commonplace today. They are made possible though many innovations in power train technology and engineering however, the most important and challenging innovations have been in the energy storage component. If asked most people would agree that the customer wants and needs of the battery system can be reduced to four categories – energy, power, cost and safety. The picture would be complete if we assigned these requirements across…

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December 2019

PEO Simcoe-Muskoka Christmas Party

2019-12-07 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Redline Brewhouse, 431 Bayview Drive #8 & 9, Barrie, ON L4N 8Y2
Barrie, L4N 8Y2 CA
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Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! You are invited to enjoy an evening with fellow board members and volunteers. Dinner and drinks will be served at Redline Brewhouse on their mezzanine. Wine will be served with dinner but other drinks can be purchased on at bar. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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January 2020

2020 PEO OACETT Barrie Colts Night

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Barrie Molson Centre, 555 Bayview Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 8Y2
Barrie, L4N 8Y2 CA
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Please join us on Saturday, January 11th to watch the Barrie Colts take on the Kitchener Rangers. The game will be at the Barrie Molson Centre (corner of Mapleview East and Bayview Drive). Join us at the HORSEPOWER GRILL after the game to network with your colleagues from both the PEO and OACETT. Wings and other appetizers will be complements of the local OACETT and PEO chapters. EIT's can attend for 50% off. Contact Kevin Hughes for discount code prior…

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PEO Simcoe Muskoka Chapter Board Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tacoma Engineers Inc., 570 Bryne Drive Unit L, Barrie, ON L4N 9P6
Barrie, L4N 9P6 CA
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Chapter Executive Board Meeting! Dinner at 6:30, Meeting 7:00 to 9:00 pm

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The Power of Collaboration: The GridSmart City Cooperative Story

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Suiteworks Business Centre, 92 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, ON L4N 9J2
Barrie, L4N 9J2 CA
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The Power of Collaboration: The GridSmart City Cooperative Story The GridSmart City Cooperative (GSCC) is a collaborative effort involving 14 Ontario LDCs, collectively managing more than $2.7 billion dollars in assets, serving 740,000 across 30 communities. The Consortium also involves more than a dozen Commercial Partners along with several Academic and Industry Stakeholder Partners. Comer here about the Power of Collaboration - - how these LDCs and their partners are driving efficiencies and significant cost savings while stimulating innovation to…

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February 2020

PEO Simcoe Muskoka Chapter Board Meeting – Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tacoma Engineers Inc., 570 Bryne Drive Unit L, Barrie, ON L4N 9P6
Barrie, L4N 9P6 CA
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Chapter Executive Board Meeting! Dinner at 6:30, Meeting 7:00 to 8:30 pm

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Snow and Ice Melt System Design

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Williams Fresh Cafe, 501 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 9P7
Barrie, L4N 9P7 CA
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Snow and Ice Melt System Design Guide This seminar provides a fundamental understanding of the snow and ice melting design process and the types of control systems which are used.Topics include using ASHRAE guidelines to estimate SIM loads, determining SIM pipe sizing and spacing, calculating flow rates, determining head loss and selecting circulators. In addition, selecting control strategies and a method for estimating operating costs are discussed.Learning Objectives:1. Understand SIM benefits and applications;2. Specify SIM piping system core components;3. Utilize…

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March 2020

Tour of Canplas Industries Manufacturing Plant

March 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Canplas Industries Ltd., 31 Patterson Road (Entrance on North side of building), Barrie, ON L4N 3V9
Barrie, L4N 3V9 CA
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Tour of the Canplas factory making thermoplastic products for the building and construction industries Canplas Industries Ltd. is a proudly Canadian manufacturer of thermoplastic products for the building and construction industries. Started in 1966, Canplas makes and distributes products for the plumbing, roof ventilation, central vacuum and separation technology markets in North America and globally.The manufacturing facility is 157,000 sq. feet with 170 hourly employees. Major equipment includes 54 injection molding machines, 14 of which are all electric and ranging…

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NEM 2020

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Georgian College, 1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Event The National Engineering Month (NEM) - Simcoe event includes competitions for students in grades 5 to 8 and demonstrations (for all age groups) . Activities include Popsicle stick bridge competition, catapult competition, and motorized boat competition. Demonstrations include coding of Raspeberry Pi, Arduino computers, radio and electric motor building, water treatment processes, and robots. Itinerary 10:00 am - Registration 10:30 am - Bridge competition 12:00 pm - Lunch 1:00 pm - Catapult competition 1:30 pm - Motorized Boat competition 2:30…

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