thumb Overall numbers up for 2015
According to the confidential Wholesalers' Sales Report produced by the Profit Planning Group for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), February total product sales were up $15.1 million dollars or up 4.2 per cent compared to...
Mar 24, 2015 12:51PM

thumb Wolseley appointee to grow commercial business
Michelle Stanford has been named general manager, sales strategy, plumbing and HVAC/R with Wolseley Canada. Her role includes implementing go-to-market strategies and working with the wholesaler’s sales and general managers to develop...
Mar 23, 2015 10:22AM

thumb Ontario's minimum wage going up
The general minimum wage, including rates for jobs in special categories, will be $11.25 per hour in Ontario starting next October. The 25-cent increase comes after the province amended the Employment Standards Act and enacted legislation last...
Mar 20, 2015 3:28PM

thumb New leadership at Watts Water Technologies
Munish Nanda will join Watts Water Technologies as the company’s new president of its Americas operation, effective April 6.  Prior to this appointment, Nanda served as president of control technologies at ITT Corporation. He will be...
Mar 18, 2015 9:51AM

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thumb Considerations for next generation HVAC refrigerants
An earlier article in HPAC and in Engineers Newsletter discussed the need for a balanced approach* between environmental impact and efficiency when selecting replacement refrigerants for HVAC equipment. This article continues the refrigerant...

thumb Improving distribution system efficiency
The distribution system is often overlooked as a component of the commercial kitchen hot water system that affects both energy and water use. There are four main types of distribution systems applicable to the foodservice environment (manifold...

thumb One side or the other
Short operating cycles continue to be one of the chronic complaints associated with modern hydronic heat sources. State-of-the-art mod/con boilers with 5:1, 8:1, or even 10:1 ratios between their maximum firing rate and minimum stable firing...

thumb Methods to prevent motor failure
The typical HVAC/R system will utilize motors for three distinct functions: condenser fan motor, evaporator fan motor and the compressor motor. Since it is an electro-mechanical device with moving parts, a motor will have a finite life. At some...

thumb Grow the business you can afford
Over the winter holidays, Toronto newspapers featured articles on a home renovation contractor who went out of business. Contractors go out of business all the time, but this story was a little different. The contractor had been operating for...

thumb Preventive measure proves profitable
Sewer gas rising from floor drains might be an unhealthy nuisance for commercial building owners and homeowners, but for plumbing service contractors, it can produce aftermarket and service call add-on sales that can increase profits.

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