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Ideal Supply acquisition strengthens Deschênes’ purchasing power

September 14, 2016

Ideal Supply Company Limited, a southwestern Ontario wholesale distributor to the electrical, industrial and automotive industries, has been acquired by Montreal-based Deschênes Group Inc. Deschênes Group now operates nine companies across Canada, each managed independently. The name Ideal Supply will

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Ariston Thermo acquires NTI

September 13, 2016

NTI, a manufacturer of high-efficiency condensing boilers and water heaters, with manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick, has announced that Ariston Thermo of Milan, Italy, has acquired controlling interest in the family‐run business. NTI has been manufacturing in Canada for the

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A new contender in the North American thermoplastic pipe market

September 12, 2016

Massachusetts-based thermoplastic valve and pipe manufacturer Asahi/America, Inc. has announced a partnership with Bänninger. Through this new partnership, Asahi/America will have exclusive distribution rights in North America to the German manufacturer’s PP-RCT piping systems for the commercial plumbing market. At

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Door-to-door Bill potentially damaging to reputable contractors

September 9, 2016

In June this year, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) met with MPP Yvan Baker on the proposed Bill 193, Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016. HRAI’s role in this discussion included voicing concerns about specific wording used in

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Fortune Brands’ Global Plumbing Group acquires Riobel

September 8, 2016

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.’s new Global Plumbing Group (GPG) has acquired Riobel, a Canadian bathroom showroom brand. Riobel, which is headquartered in St-Jérôme, Quebec, has approximately $40 million in annual sales. As part of its expansion into the

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Reminder re application of energy efficiency requirements and enforcement dates

September 7, 2016

Alberta Municipal Affairs, Safety Services has issued a reminder that the transition period for voluntary application of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 and Section 9.36. Alberta Building Code (ABC) 2014 for housing and small buildings ends on

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Johnson Controls and Tyco complete merger

September 7, 2016

A newly-formed Johnson Controls began operations on September 6, 2016, following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco. With the merger of the provider of building efficiency solutions and the provider of fire and security solutions, the new company

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Aqua-Tech to rep Xylem product lines in Ontario

September 1, 2016

Xylem Applied Water Systems and Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. have announced that Aqua-Tech will represent Bell & Gossett – Residential HVAC Product Group, McDonnell & Miller and Hoffman Specialty products in Ontario. The manufacturer’s representative will be working with

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HRAI signs agreement with GEO

August 31, 2016

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for cooperation in the development and improvement of the geothermal heating and

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Three Canadian winners in SMACNA inaugural safety awards

August 30, 2016

A commitment to workplace safety has placed three Canadian firms among the winners of SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). The member winners in the inaugural Canadian SSEAP were determined in man-hour categories. The Canadian safety awards include an overall