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It’s time for your big break in television, casting call issued

August 20, 2019

Canadian TV icon and professional contractor Mike Holmes and his children – Mike Jr. and Sherry – have teamed up to create the MADE in Canada series Holmes Family Rescue. Casting is now open for the inspirational and life-changing series, set to

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Philip Rizcallah Recipient of 2019 Joseph K. Seidner Award

August 20, 2019

Philip Rizcallah, director, research and development, construction at the National Research Council of Canada is the nineteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing meeting in Ottawa, ON

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Province of Quebec proposes new halocarbon regulations

August 14, 2019

HRAI reports that on July 17, the Government of Quebec published proposed revisions to its halocarbon regulations in the Quebec Gazette. The proposed regulation changes will prohibit, effective January 1, 2021, the sale, manufacture, installation and distribution of air conditioning

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New Energy Manager Program is accepting project proposals

August 9, 2019

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada recently announced the launch of a new Energy Manager Program. The program is now accepting project proposals. The Energy Manager Program will help identify and adopt energy efficiency solutions by offering funding to hire

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Canarm re-focuses on manufacturing of commercial/industrial ventilation products

August 1, 2019

Canarm Ltd., a global marketer and manufacturer of lighting, livestock stabling, air moving and related products supplying the residential, agricultural, commercial/industrial and HVAC markets, broke ground recently at its expanding Brockville, ON facility. In recent years, Canarm has doubled its

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Tempers and temperatures rise, BC report exposes implications of air conditioning

July 31, 2019

The use of air conditioning in offices across British Columbia has increased by almost a third in recent years, and temperature tensions among employees and those in control of their office temperature are rising according to Cold War, a report

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Danfoss partners with distributor to support Canada, U.S. cooling product sales

July 25, 2019

Master distributor Motors & Armatures, Inc. (MARS) will sell and support aftermarket Danfoss air conditioning and refrigeration products in North America. Headquartered in New York, MARS has distribution facilities in Mississauga, ON and more than 65 representatives throughout the U.S.

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Submissions open for MCAC scholarship series

July 24, 2019

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and its Construction Education Council have launched the 2019 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. The program offers more than $26,000 in financial assistance to university, college and apprentice students studying in the mechanical fields. It

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MEET returns to Moncton for 2020 show

July 23, 2019

MEET, the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, will be returning to the Moncton Coliseum May 6 and 7, 2020. The event draws attendees throughout Canada and the U.S., including contractors, developers, engineers, architects, tradespeople, building managers, distributors, utilities and virtually

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HRAI gears up for conference in Niagara Falls

July 22, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) will hold its 51st Annual Meeting and Conference in Niagara Falls, ON. To be held from August 25 to 27, 2019, the conference will feature a number of educational sessions, presentations and

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ASHRAE appoints Canadian as 2019-20 president

July 19, 2019

ASHRAE installed its 2019-20 president, Darryl Boyce, during its 2019 Annual Conference, held June 22-26 in Kansas City, MO. Boyce is special advisor to the vice-president (Finance and Administration) at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. He succeeds outgoing president Sheila

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Refrigerative Supply to distribute Daikin products in Western Canada

July 17, 2019

Refrigerative Supply Limited (RSL) will head up distribution for Daikin North America LLC in Western Canada. RSL will distribute, promote and support all Daikin residential unitary, ductless, light commercial and VRV products, along with related controls and indoor air quality

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Victaulic acquires U.S. sprinkler manufacturer

July 16, 2019

Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler to bring “exciting new solutions” to the global fire protection industry. Steven Worthington will continue to serve the combined organization as president. “The addition of Globe’s fire protection sprinkler volume and engineering capabilities will

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Update: Measurement Canada to approve thermal energy meters within the year

July 12, 2019 by Kerry Turner

Update: The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada reports that the timeframe for implementation of thermal metering regulations has been altered. The new version is found in Bulletin V-31—Implementation of thermal energy meter requirements. It updates the timelines

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Association launches program to support construction technology development

July 10, 2019

Applications are now open for the Canadian Construction Innovations CONtact innovator mentorship program, which aims to match aspiring construction entrepreneurs with experienced industry leaders. The program, developed in partnership with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) with support from the National

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Desco moves Mississauga branch

July 9, 2019

 Desco has relocated its branch in Mississauga, ON. The former facility at 6250 Kestrel Road has moved to 6710 Maritz Drive, Unit 3. www.desco.ca

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BC contractor wins Caleffi Instagram contest, awarded grand prize

July 8, 2019

Caleffi North America has announced the winner of its Instagram photo contest, #CaleffiMarchMania. Trevor Groeneveld, owner of Ridge Meadows Mechanical in Abbotsford, BC, was presented with $1000 worth of Caleffi product. Eight “teams” were paired up for the opening round and posted an

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PENN undergoes logo refresh to mark 100-year anniversary

July 4, 2019

Johnson Controls is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its PENN electromechanical controls line. The brand, which includes pressure, temperature and flow level controls, will transition from gray coloured covers to satin black covers, and feature an updated logo. In addition

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Trane, Stulz USA enter agreement

July 3, 2019

Trane and Stulz USA have entered a Strategic OEM Supply Sales Agreement for Canada and the United States. The agreement aims to “strengthen and expand both companies’ market positions in North America.” Stulz USA will manufacture a range of products

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UV Resources adds BC-based sales representative

July 2, 2019

UV Resources has expanded its sales and support coverage in western Canada. HVAC Systems and Solutions, based in Port Coquitlam, BC will offer engineering design and customized HVAC/R solution support for BC, Calgary, Yukon and Northwest Territories. www.uvresources.com www.hvacsystems.ca  

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REHAU marks 40-years at Leesburg, VA headquarters

June 27, 2019

Manufacturer REHAU is celebrating the 40th anniversary of establishing its North America headquarters in Leesburg, VA. The Leesburg team oversees operations across four sub-region administrative offices, 20 sales offices, nine plants and eight logistics centres throughout the United States, Canada,

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CIPH announces new membership category, board members

June 26, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating held its 87th Annual General Meeting June 18 during its conference in Charlottetown, PE. President and general manager Ralph Suppa led the meeting alongside 2018-19 board chairman Allen Taylor. The meeting included the

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Ottawa’s new prompt payment rules become law, firming up pay schedule for federal construction jobs

June 24, 2019

By imposing a strict timetable on when payments must be made, the rules are expected to benefit both general contractors and subcontractors

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MCAC heads to Nashville for 78th Annual National Conference

June 24, 2019

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) will host its 78th annual conference in Nashville, TN from October 2 to 5, 2019. Themed “Orchestrating the Industry’s Future,” the event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Nashville. The conference kicks

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CIPH names IPEX Inc. executive Honourary Life Member

June 21, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating presented its highly-acclaimed Honourary Life Membership distinction to IPEX Inc. executive Russ Morgan at the association’s Annual Business Conference, held June 16 to 18 in Charlottetown, PE. Morgan, the company’s vice president of

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Election of manufacturers’ agent to chairman a first for CIPH

June 18, 2019

Andrew Dyck, vice president of sales for Barclay Sales, has been elected as the 72nd chairman of CIPH

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NEBB calls for speaker abstracts for 2020 conference

June 18, 2019

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has put out a call for speaker abstracts for its 2020 conference, to be held in April at the Greenbrier in West Virginia. NEBB is seeking abstracts in 10 areas: TAB, sound measurement, vibration

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Noble draws crowd to annual trade show, customer appreciation event

June 17, 2019

Noble‘s 26th annual customer appreciation barbeque and trade show attracted a crowd of 1,100 to its Concord, ON head office June 14. The event featured a number of exhibitors, including American Standard, Grundfos, Viega, Victaulic, Watts, Sloan, Uponor, Moen, Navien,

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Tour features Modine commercial ventilation, infrared, classroom and unit heater products

June 13, 2019

The weather gods were smiling on the fourth stop in Modine‘s 2019 Innovation Tour at the Vaughan Holiday Inn Express in Toronto. Visitors to the event on June 11 and 12 enjoyed sunshine as they checked out the full line

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Ontario plumbers, pipefitters return to work after week-long strike

June 13, 2019

Just a week after Ontario plumbers and steamfitters walked off the job over work hours and hiring practices, the two labour organizations involved in the dispute have struck a deal. The Ontario Pipe Trades Council said June 11 it has