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CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express to co-locate

April 12, 2016

CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express are co-locating at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC for their November 2016 shows. CIPHEX West is a two-day trade show and conference that is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating

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Contractor and CE numbers up at CMPX

April 5, 2016

Sponsors of the 2016 Canadian Mechanical Exposition & Trade Show and Learning Forum (CMPX) have reported increases in key attendee categories including contractors (+14 per cent ) and consulting engineers (+73 per cent). Official attendance figures were unavailable at press

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The 2016 AHR Expo is right around the corner

December 11, 2015

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Exposition is set to take place January 25 to 27 in Orlando, FL., at the Orange County Convention Center.The event attracts over 60,000 professionals and will have over 2,000 exhibitors. Over 80 per cent

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What is in your toolbox?

December 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

When I worked as a technician I wanted to have every possible tool I would ever need to complete any job I was faced with in my possession (meaning in my service van), including the 2 a.m. emergency calls. While

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Wolseley wins distributer of the year

November 2, 2015

International Comfort Products (ICP) has named Wolseley Canada distributor of the year for the second consecutive year. The award specifically recognizes Wolseley for its significant growth of ICP’s sales line of Keeprite HVAC products for the 2014 calendar year. Wolseley carries

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Emerson Climate Technologies merges two businesses

October 16, 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies has integrated White-Rodgers, its St. Louis-based company, and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization, effective October 1, 2015.Jack Huether assumes responsibility over the consolidated business, which is operating as White-Rodgers. Huether, now president of White-Rodgers, has

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One-stop plumbing and HVAC/R shop opens in Hamilton

October 9, 2015

Wolseley Canada’s plumbing branch in Hamilton, ON has been renovated and now offers a full line of HVAC/R products. The branch, located at 123 Dartnell Rd. has combined its plumbing and HVAC/R inventory. It also includes a kitchen and bath

Tom Breen, Noble HVAC Sales Manager - Toronto Region prepares to announce the winners of the prize draw while Ulyana Fedyna, Noble marketing manager, HVAC & Hydronics, spins the drum.
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Noble’s fall kick-off event hits the mark

October 2, 2015

On October 1, the 2015 Noble Red Hot heating show drew contractors from across the GTA to Vaughan, ON for a lively, shoulder-to-shoulder evening with nearly 850 guests in total. The show featured over 45 exhibitors and offered five interactive

During outdoor inspection, check the gas pressure regulator vent. It should be behind the meter and clear of obstructions.
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Déjà vu, all over again

October 1, 2015 by Ian McTeer

HVAC contractors in Canada know very well that the bulk of their time is spent preparing for, or dealing with winter. One of the most important requirements for any heating system is maintenance. Every device, and the distribution system it

Damian Warner, Canadian decathlete and Pan Am games gold medalist, speaks at Enercare's grand rebrand event.
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Enercare enters second phase of its grand rebrand

September 17, 2015

On September 16, 2015, Enercare held a grand rebrand event at Exhibition Place in Toronto, ON. The company announced that it is unveiling the second phase of its rebranding efforts with the launch of its first-ever fully integrated mass media

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HRAI AGM and Conference just weeks away

August 4, 2015

Room block deadline at Caesars Windsor extended to August 11.

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Wholesale, manufacturing & distribution clips

August 3, 2015

Ontor Limited has been named distributor for AquaMotion Inc., a manufacturer of patented single, multi speed and variable speed circulators and recirculation systems. Incorporated in 2002, AquaMotion developed the Green ECO-Cartridge Design, which is a field replaceable and field serviceable

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Underwood becomes third Canadian to lead ASHRAE

July 28, 2015

T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, CPMP of Oakville, ON is the new president of ASHRAE. New officers and directors for 2015-16 were installed at ASHRAE’s annual meeting, which was held June 27 to July 1 in Atlanta,

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Dates announced for 22nd MEET show

July 21, 2015

The 22nd MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) will be held May 18 and 19, 2016 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, NB. The biennial show is the largest trade event east of Montreal. “With more than 6200 buyers at the last

EnerCare Home Services has unveiled a rebranding campaign, including this new logo.
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Enercare Home Services is the new Direct Energy Home Services in Ontario

July 10, 2015

EnerCare Inc. recently unveiled its new brand identity with the launch of a new logo, a new website, a redesigned fleet of vehicles, and new workforce uniforms. The rebrand follows the October 2014 acquisition of Direct Energy Marketing Limited’s home

Located in a newly built building, the 12,000 sq. ft. facility includes a 4000 sq. ft. showroom
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The Master Group opens branch in Lvis, QC

June 12, 2015

The Master Group Inc. has opened a new branch in Lévis, which is situated in the southern region of Québec City close to the Trans-Canada Highway. Located in a newly built building, the 12,000 sq. ft. facility includes a 4000

Le magazine PCC de juin peut tre consult/tlcharg en ligne depuis la semaine passe.
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Le magazine PCC de juin

June 9, 2015

Le magazine PCC de juin peut être consulté/téléchargé en ligne depuis la semaine passée. La version papier sera postée au début de la semaine prochaine. Si vous ne le recevez pas et que vous oeuvrez dans l’industrie, vous pouvez vous

Carrier representatives with the winners, left to right, Chris Nelson, president, North America HVAC Systems, Brent Garrioch, Rob and Tracy Dill of Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc., Paul Davignon and David Meyers vice president residential sales,  RES Systems.
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UPDATED: Winnipeg firm first in Canada to win Carrier’s highest award

May 22, 2015

Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. of Winnipeg, MB has the distinction of being the first Canadian Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer to claim Carrier’s President’s Award. The annual award recognizes dealers who exemplify the brand’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness

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Skilled trades training in Manitoba gets a boost

May 14, 2015

A new Skilled Trades and Technology Centre (STTC) at Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg, MB, will house additional laboratory and shop space and classrooms for up to 1000 students per year in high demand trades and technologies, including HVAC and

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Consider the total picture

May 1, 2015 by LEN KOBYLUS

Canadian ERV wheel retrofit and specification must consider RER, frosting and maintenance.

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Multi-purpose means multiple challenges

May 1, 2015 by ROBERT BEAN

Points to consider when designing industrial and commercial systems.

Benoit De Gagn-Marcouillier, of Plomberie G&G Limitee in Montreal, is shown here with his Great Tool Takeaway (Raflez les outils) winnings.
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MCEE 2015 draws a crowd

April 27, 2015

Canada’s largest plumbing, HVAC/R, hydronic, electrical and lighting expo was back for another year on April 22 and 23. Students, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors took to MCEE 2015 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal for an opportunity to show and view

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ISH 2015 hosts more exhibitors than ever before

April 1, 2015

A new exhibitor record was set and almost 200,000 people visited ISH 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany from March 10-14. More than 2450 manufacturers launched their products to market at the world’s largest trade fair for bathroom design, energy efficient heating-

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Wolseley to host tradeshow for customers and vendors

March 12, 2015

Wolseley Canada will be holding its inaugural ONE Tradeshow, combining more than 70 plumbing and HVAC/R vendors under one roof on April 1, 2015, at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The event, which runs from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will

It is imperative to determine the cause of motor failure or a repeat failure is likely to happen.
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Methods to prevent motor failure

March 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

Operation and troubleshooting of electric motors – Part II.

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ASHRAE 2016 conference to focus on design-build practices and residential systems

February 20, 2015

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for January 23 to 27 at the Hilton Orlando, the event will offer new tracks and an updated focus. “The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Attendee and exhibitor numbers among records set at 2015 AHR Expo.
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Chicago event claims five new records

February 19, 2015

The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago. Preliminary figures for the HVAC/R show indicate that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, January 26 to

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Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirements

February 11, 2015

SkillTech Academy, the training division of The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), is offering a workshop titled Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). Scheduled for April 13, 2015 in Mississauga, ON, the

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Hat trick for Martino Contractors

February 9, 2015

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recently recognized Martino Contractors Ltd. as the “Trade Contractor of Year.” The award was presented at BILD’s annual general meeting in December 2014. Martino Contractors is a family-owned company that supplies and

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Heat loss/heat gain considerations

February 1, 2015 by Robert Bean

When I joined ASHRAE in 1990, I did not imagine that 25 years later HVAC equipment would be selected and installed in the absence of a heat loss and gain calculation. It is like bad reruns on late night television;