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Unico expands headquarters

December 5, 2016

With a $2 million building renovation, Unico, Inc., has added 15,000 square feet of offices and a 4,000-square-foot testing lab to its headquarters in St. Louis, MN. Unico manufactures small-duct and ductless heating and air conditioning systems in the 125,000-square-foot

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Viega now producing fittings in U.S.

December 2, 2016

Viega has started production of its MegaPress and MegaPressG carbon steel press fittings at its manufacturing facility in McPherson, KS. The company broke ground for the 80,000-square-foot manufacturing addition to its compound 2014. The new manufacturing facility cold forms 1/2-

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Emerson invests in Transformative Wave

November 29, 2016

Emerson has invested in Transformative Wave, a U.S.-based provider of technologies to help drive energy savings for rooftop HVAC systems, including cloud-based building automation control, remote monitoring and diagnostics. “Our investment in Transformative Wave complements our existing presence within the

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Your Chance to Win

November 29, 2016

>> Testo’s promotional campaign, “The Measure of Excellence” offers customers the opportunity to receive a free Veto Tech-MCT tool bag with the purchase of any 320 or 330 hand-held combustion analyzer kit. The offer is valid for purchases up to

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Group Simoneau moves into Ontario

November 28, 2016

Group Simoneau has acquired Sterling Combustion, one of its first collaborators and distributors based in Georgetown, ON, and renamed the business Simoneau & Sterling Inc. The acquisition is part of Quebec-based Group Simoneau’s plan to enter new markets in Canada

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Carlyle offering compressors for refrigerants R448A and R449A

November 25, 2016

Carlyle Compressor has announced that selected models of reciprocating semi-hermetic compressors are approved to operate with refrigerants R448A and R449A. “We are responding to our customers’ changing attitudes toward new, alternate refrigerants,” said Robert Ochs, western regional sales manager. “As

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MCAC’s 75th Anniversary in Orlando

November 24, 2016

With a theme of Celebrate the Magic, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) held its 75th annual national conference November 14-17 on the grounds of Disney World at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

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HomeStars overhauls contractor scoring system

November 23, 2016

HomeStars, an online community connecting homeowners and home improvement professionals in Canada, has announced a significant overhaul to its contractor scoring system. Previously, a contractor’s overall rating was simply the average of all homeowner reviews ever written about them. The

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Directives rescinded after adoption of amendments and new codes

November 22, 2016

  The adoption of Gas Safety Regulation amendments and new gas safety codes by the British Columbia Safety Authority, effective November 1, 2016, has superseded Directive No: D-G5 091103 4 – Common Venting Systems For Category III OR IV Gas

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CaGBC to launch a Zero Carbon Building Standard next Spring

November 18, 2016

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework on November 2, 2016 for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The Framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero