IPS is pleased to share the exciting news that EDCO - Equipment Development Co., Inc. has recently selected IPS as its new distribution partner in Canada.

This well-established American manufacturing brand was started in 1959, when its founders invented the first modern-day concrete floor grinder.

In the 60+ years that have passed since then, the company has established itself as the leader in Surface Preparation, Repair, Restoration and Professional Sawing Equipment.

Today, EDCO’s original floor grinders have evolved into the prominent Magna-Trap Systems ­– an umbrella of surface preparation equipment that is easy to operate and exceptionally profitable for rental businesses.

EDCO products are built rental tough and are made in America (EDCO Fabrication is located in Frederick, MD). The company is a strong believer in education, being extremely generous with sharing its knowledge, and making continuous investments not only in the latest manufacturing technology, but the latest training technology as well.

IPS is excited to carry forward the efforts of making rental companies, contractors, and homeowners here in Canada more efficient and profitable with EDCO products.

 

With this partnership, IPS will be able to provide customers with:

  • Domestic availability, EDCO products shipping from within Canada
  • Expert application diagnosis and technical advice
  • Local access to trained IPS representatives, who can teach the profitability of EDCO products
  • The same high-level support as EDCO already provides online and over the phone.

 

To view and learn more about EDCO products, please visit edcoinc.com.

For sales, service and support of EDCO products in Canada, please contact IPS today.


 

 

We have been receiving numerous calls recently from non-customers who say they have received an unsolicited text message from International Power Systems Inc. (messages which have even used our logo illegally).

IPS did NOT send these messages.

These messages are likely being sent by scammers, and could potentially compromise your computer/cell phone if acted upon, so please do not click any links or engage with the senders.


Tips on Avoiding Fraud

Despite the prevalence and sophistication of scams, there are ways to lower your chances of being a fraudster’s next mark. Here are some tips on how to avoid that.

Be careful what you download!

  • Never open an email attachment or click a link in a text from someone you don’t know, and always use caution with attachments that have been forwarded to you—even if you know the sender. If it looks suspicious or is something your friend or colleague is unlikely to send, be wary. When in doubt, contact the person directly (and separately, without replying to the suspicious message) to confirm they sent the attachment or link—before you open or click on anything.

Be careful how you pay!

  • Never give your credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call. Before you submit your card details online, make sure the website and payment page are legitimate. Unfortunately, you can be on a real e-commerce website and get directed to a fake checkout page if the website has been hacked. Pay attention to the website design: It should match the brand’s style, colors, and logo. Double-check the website's address in the address bar – does it look like the right address? Also, any web page that prompts you to enter personal or financial details (including your credit card number) should start with https:// (the “s” stands for “secure”) and have a green lock icon.
  • Credit cards have built-in fraud protection, so they’re usually the safest way to pay for something.
  • If you pay for something with a reloadable card or gift card (such as iTunes or Google Play), you won’t have much recourse. Remember that government offices and reputable companies will never ask you to use these payment methods.

Don’t click on or respond to unsolicited messages!

  • Never click on anything in an unsolicited email/text message. Instead, hover your mouse — without clicking the link — over text, links, and images to reveal the real destination (more on that below). Keep in mind that just because a link says something like “Sign into Microsoft Outlook”, it doesn't mean that’s where you’ll be directed!
  • Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unsolicited text, phone call, or email.
  • Remember that companies will never contact you to ask for your username or password. Always log onto the official website instead of linking to it from an unsolicited email or text.
  • If you weren’t expecting a message, look up the company’s phone number and call it directly to ask if the request is legitimate (don’t dial the number included in the message).

Make sure URLs (website addresses) are legitimate!

  • When possible, hover your mouse over text links and image links to see where they point, before you click. When you do so, pay close attention to the “root domain”—aka the real address behind a link. That’s the part of the URL that comes between the second-to-last dot and the first slash (the “second-to-last-dot rule”) (e.g. for https://www.amazon.com/, its the 'amazon.com' part.) Why is that important? It’s the only part of a URL that a scammer can’t change. So, while https://www.microsoft.com/ is a valid Microsoft address, https://www.microsoft.com.scam.co/ is NOT (in this example, the link would take you to the scam.co website, which might look like a legitimate Microsoft site, but isn't).
  • Keep in mind that images, design, text, and logos can all be manipulated to trick you, so check the URLs of the links (without clicking, of course) and the source of the email or message to find out if the message is legitimate.

Check out email addresses!

  • To check the source of the email, click the “Reply” button and see what appears in the “To” field (don’t send the message, of course). If the email is supposed to be from Microsoft Account Team, for example, but the address shows up as something like: "Microsoft Account Team" <department-service123_microsoft@outlook.com> (sneaky), or: <qrx%xoia2zrjj56@io1t.microsoft584.com> (obviously fake), it’s not legitimate.

Secure yourself online!

  • If a website you frequent offers two-factor authentication (2FA), use it. Always use strong, unique passwords, and store them with a trustworthy password manager. Finally, install reputable internet security software, keep it updated, and allow it to monitor your device continually.

The Bottom Line

It’s safe to assume that if anyone unsolicited is asking for your banking or personal information, you’re being scammed. You should never give out personal information to anyone on the internet who contacts you directly. If you have to make a financial transaction online, make sure you’re doing so on a secure server and through a reputable site. If you believe you’ve been scammed, immediately change all of your passwords and delete any malicious software you may have downloaded, and call your credit card company, if necessary. If you have been the target of a telephone, internet, mail or other type of scam and unwittingly provided personal or financial information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre:

Now available at IPS.

When the world calls for new cleaning standards, XPOWER answers with an all new line of high-efficiency ULV (ultra low volume) Cold Foggers. This commercial-grade cleaning solution makes it easier than ever to apply disinfectants, sanitizers, and other solutions.

Ideal for full coverage in offices, restaurants/food services, schools, hospitals, gyms, rental businesses, and greenhouses.

XPOWER’s F-8, F-8B, F-16, and F-16B ULV Foggers offer ultimate performance in a small package. Featuring a light and compact design, with an easy fill/tight cap reservoir with reservoir level window to monitor your liquid levels. With powerful spray distance and ultra-small droplet size, these compact and versatile units are the industry-leading choice for all fogging needs.

Available with either rechargeable battery (models F-8B/F-16B) or with convenient power cord (models F-8/F-16).

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 To learn more about ULV Cold Foggers and other commercial-grade cleaning & disinfection solutions, please contact International Power Systems today.

Phone

Local: (905) 829-2140

Toll Free: (877) 477-3353

Fax: (905) 829-2145

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


CLOSED December 24 & December 28. 
OPEN December 29 & December 30. 
CLOSED December 31 & January 1. 
Back in business as usual on January 4. 

 

Wishing you the best of what this holiday season has to offer - we hope you and your loved ones stay safe, well and jolly! 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it’s having on our community, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend customer pick ups at our location.

 

In an effort to minimize the spread of the virus, we will not be accepting any outside visitors at our office or warehouse until further notice. 

 

The team at IPS is still committed to serving our customers and to keep distribution moving throughout these hard times. 

 

Given the rapidly-changing nature of this situation, IPS will continue to carefully monitor the situation and update our community about any service disruptions or closures.    

 

The most important concern for IPS is the health and safety of our customers, suppliers, employees and community members.

 

We urge everyone to stay safe and look out for one another during these difficult times.