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Andre Patenaude has 30 years of marketing, sales, and technical service experience working directly with end users, contractors, wholesalers and OEMs. He also has significant experience with various refrigeration system architectures, system applications, contractor/installation processes, and component technologies.
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Emerson Climate aims to be “go-to” company for CO2

June 8, 2014

Patenaude to head up new initiative.

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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Pressure-regulating Valves: The Basics

June 2, 2014 by DAVE DEMMA

It is likely that we have all had firsthand experience with someone who has a compulsive need to control all aspects of his or her own life, such that he or she often views others (particularly those closest) as attempting

Effect of system renovation repairs on HVAC system performance. Source: NCI certified contractor survey
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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: New Technology Enters The Residential Mix

June 2, 2014 by IAN MCTEER

Are you ready for home automation and its implications for your business?

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New hires at Dobbin BC as it teams up with G.F. Thompson

May 27, 2014

Dobbin Sales has announced the addition of Colin Thate and Yvette Gillespie to its British Columbia team. They will be responsible for the entire package of Dobbin products with respect to sales, customer support, technical service and quotations, working out of

Internationally recognized hydronics experts Robert Bean, Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler are among the presenters at CIPHEX West.
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Exhibitor space going fast for CIPHEX West 2014

May 27, 2014

More than 70 per cent of the exhibit space is sold out for CIPHEX West 2014, Western Canada’s trade show and conference for plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R, piping and water treatment. The trade show will take place November 5-6, 2014 in the BMO

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Digital thermostats recalled due to fire hazard

May 21, 2014

Approximately 403,000 sold in Canada.

(Left to right) Wolseley employees Bill Hillier, Bill Teabo, Bill Freshwater (far right) on the ice for the ceremonial puck drop by Special Olympian Alex (with his mother). Alex also handed out trophies to the winning team.
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Wolseley Canada shoots and scores for Special Olympics

May 21, 2014

Wolseley Canada employees recently laced up their skates and hit the ice for the 7th Annual Wolseley Hockey Tournament in Etobicoke, ON, with all event proceeds going to Special Olympics (SO). More than $4,500 was raised for SO Ontario. Wolseley’s Plumbing

Nicolas Duguay, a student at New Brunswick Community College's Bathurst campus, was one of six competing in the plumbing competition.
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Another successful MEET trade show in the books

May 14, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Technology (MEET) trade show in Moncton, N.B. featured the latest technologies, innovations, products and services from across North America. It also offered a full slate of seminars which delved into topics

Mario Caissie (r), president of Imperial Manufacturing Group accepts the gold standard award from Frank Vettese, managing partner and chief executive of Deloitte in Canada.
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HVAC industry well represented in Canada’s Best Managed Companies

May 9, 2014

Napoleon Group of Companies and Laurentide Controls are among the winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2013. Established in 1993, the national awards program honours Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.

The industry has changed from the analog controls of the 20th century to digital controls that will allow technicians to save time in set up and troubleshooting.
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Digital controls optimize performance

May 1, 2014 by ADRIENNE THOMLE

The airside economizers of today bear little resemblance to their predecessors.

Figure 1 Radiant ceiling system design
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I Need This Controller…

May 1, 2014 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Expanding the possibilities for radiant ceilings with a “year round” controller.

In-ceiling mount air curtain at Salle Andr-Mathieu in Laval, QC.
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Reduce doorway energy losses

May 1, 2014 by Stephen Benes

Air curtains may be a niche for commercial contractors.

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Call for abstracts for NEBB Conference

April 29, 2014

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau  (NEBB) is looking for speaking proposals for the 2015 NEBB Annual Conference. Organizers are interested in receiving abstracts on technical and information sessions with a focus on presentations by industry experts on various topics related

Chris Swartz joins Wolseley from Maple Leaf Foods.
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New supply chain v-p at Wolseley Canada

April 28, 2014

Chris Swartz has been named vice-president of the Wolseley Canada’s supply chain. Swartz, who has over 15 years of experience in supply chain operations, joins Wolseley from Maple Leaf Foods where he was director of supply chain operations, North America.

MEET is scheduled for May 7-8; be sure to drop by HPAC's booth (129) and say hello.
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Plan to MEET in Moncton

April 23, 2014

Skills Canada and Innovation Awards just two of many highlights on the event program.

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Johnson Controls to acquire Air Distribution Technologies

April 18, 2014

Johnson Controls has announced it has reached a definitive agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business, an independent provider of air distribution and ventilation products. “This investment expands Johnson Controls’ position in the

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Trane launches North American tour

April 14, 2014

Trane is hitting the road to showcase its commercial HVAC products across North America. Trane’s Aceleration Now tour is visiting 70 locations in 39 weeks, featuring two semi-trucks full of the newest Trane chillers, air handlers, controls, terminal and variable

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Snap a shot to win in Emerson HVACtrain photo contest

April 11, 2014

Emerson launched a contest on April 7 via social media encouraging HVAC/R professionals to share photos of how they stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. Emerson Climate Technologies is accepting online submissions of photographs showing HVAC/R professionals in training. Participants can

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SaskEnergy extends and enhances boiler, HVAC incentive programs

April 1, 2014

SaskEnergy has announced that based on industry demand, Saskatchewan Commercial Energy Efficiency programs offered exclusively through participating SaskEnergy Network Members have been enhanced and renewed (previous programs ended in November 2013). The Commercial Boiler Program, which is designed to encourage the

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$20 million up for grabs from home energy retrofit program

March 27, 2014

Pilot water and energy efficiency program launches in Toronto

Panel of representatives from governing bodies (from left): Linda Jones, manager of program development with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Royden Trainor, director of policy and programs for the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) and John Marshall, director of fuel safety with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).
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Gas technician apprenticeship program sparks heated debate

March 27, 2014

A highly anticipated, and well attended, HRAI GTA chapter meeting on March 25 saw a panel of representatives from three major governing bodies face an onslaught of tough questions from the industry regarding the gas technician apprenticeship program in Ontario

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Saskatoon hosts 2014 CMCEF Middle Management Conference

March 18, 2014

The construction industry in Saskatoon, SK has chosen the theme of “Achieving Success…Working Together” for the 2014 Canadian Mechanical Contractors Education Foundation (CMCEF) Middle Management Conference. This will be the third offering of this program, which focuses on working well with

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CMPX opens this Wednesday

March 17, 2014

CMPX 2014 opens this Wednesday, March 19 and show organizers tell us there is still time to register online and bring your team. Online registration will remain open until the close of business on Tuesday, March 18 and those registrants’ badges

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Abstract deadline looming for ASHRAE Winter Conference

March 11, 2014

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL, January 24-28. New tracks for the conference include Industrial Facilities; Large Buildings: Mission Critical Facilities and Applications; Life Safety; Design of Energy and Water Efficient Systems;

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HRAI re-affirms support for gas technician apprenticeship program

March 10, 2014

The Greater Toronto Area chapter of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Contractors Division has announced that it is holding a panel discussion at its March 25 dinner meeting. Representatives from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority

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Toronto to host 2014 Skills Canada National Competition

March 7, 2014

Skills/Compétences Canada recently announced that Canada’s top skilled trade and technology students, along with government representatives, industry leaders, trainers and educators, will gather in Toronto at the International Centre from June 4-7, 2014 for the 20th annual Skills Canada National Competition. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

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The Master Group brings in equity partner

March 4, 2014

Hot on the heals of the signing of an agreement to acquire the distribution component of Eastern Refrigeration Supply Co. Ltd., The Master Group L.P. has signed a transaction involving the sale of 65 per cent of the company to Novacap, a Quebec-based private equity firm. The

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Know Your Target

March 1, 2014 by DENIS TANGUAY AND JEFFREY BRAUNSTEIN

Marketing geothermal heat pump systems to residential customers

The push is on to harmonize codes and standards on both sides of the border
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Setting The Standard

March 1, 2014 by PATRICK CALLAN

Plumbing industry leads harmonization charge

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The pressure is on

March 1, 2014 by IAN MCTEER

I thought I would be piloting a flying car by now. At least that is what some of the science and technology magazines said when I was a kid (hint: I was a teenager the last time the Leafs won