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The Master Group eyes national growth

May 25, 2018

The Master Group has expanded its operations in Western Canada with the acquisition of Saskatchewan distributor Davies Supply Group. The transaction includes all of Davies Supply’s operations, including the head office in Saskatoon, SK and branches in Calgary and Lethbridge,

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Navac brings HVAC/R offering to North American market

May 24, 2018

Navac, a global HVAC/R manufacturer, has launched its North American operations in Lyndhurt, NJ. The company is a supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps, gauges, charging machines and other products. It aims to offer smart, automated tools to the North American

HeatLink BIM library
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HeatLink partners up to offer BIM library

May 23, 2018

HeatLink has partnered with Thomas Product Data Solutions to provide BIM files on demand. The online platform provides a catalogue of over 200 plumbing PEX-a tubing and fittings, and heating PEX-a oxygen barrier tubing items in Revit and CADmep file

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Airmaster launches new website design

May 22, 2018

Airmaster has launched a mobile-friendly website design to align with its recent brand identity change. The company added more detailed product descriptions and 360-degree photos to reflect information available in its catalogue. “Airmaster works hard to continuously develop solutions that

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Available Now! New Wohler A 450 Combustion Analyzer

May 22, 2018

The new Wohler A 450 combustion analyzer is an affordably priced flue gas analyzer with rugged yet compact housing, a touch screen monitor and advanced sensor technology. The Wohler A 450 provides the flexibility needed for applications such as checking

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Electric Eel Ecam Ace 2 Pipeline Inspection Camera System

May 22, 2018

The Ecam Ace 2 Pipeline Inspection Camera System is a user friendly way to inspect pipelines for maintenance or troubleshooting issues. Powered by a 120v AC Supply or optional rechargeable battery pack. The Ace 2 is compact and easy to use, and

People on the move Martin Rego Ontor Limited
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People on the move: Ontor Limited, Ice Air and Ridge Tool Co

May 21, 2018

                    Martin Rego is the new vice president of sales at Ontor Limited. He succeeds Fred Boven, who announced his retirement on May 15, 2018. Rego will be responsible for the

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Nortek Air Solutions donation recipients include Quebec, SK chapters

May 18, 2018

  Nortek Air Solutions (NAS) has been recognized by ASHRAE for its contribution to HVAC/R research as part of the association’s Research Promotion (RP) campaign. Buddy Doll, president of NAS, and Joe Naccarello, vice president of sales at NAS, accepted

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Cut your Estimating Time in Half

May 18, 2018

Increase your estimating speed and accuracy today, with FastPIPE®, FastDUCT®, and FastWRAP mechanical estimating software. Join the thousands of plumbing, mechanical HVAC and insulation contractors across North America who are bidding jobs faster and growing their companies with FastEST, Inc’s

Delta Faucet black stainless steel finish
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Beyond aesthetics

May 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Accessible home design fuels an evolution of the kitchen for homeowners and of installation practices for plumbing contractors.

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CIPHEX West registration open

May 17, 2018

UPDATED Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating Exposition (CIPHEX) West will return to Calgary, AB, on November 7 and 8, 2018. The trade show features over 200 global exhibitors, including those from Canada and the U.S. It will focus on

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Regency Fireplace recalls two gas-stove models

May 16, 2018

Regency Fireplace Products has initiated a safety recall of two of its gas-stove models sold between January 2001 and January 2018 across Ontario. The models included in this recall are numbers U39 and U37. Consumers can register for the recall

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Demand prompts frequent updates

May 14, 2018 by Jil McIntosh

  Trucks are the best-selling segment in Canada, and that is a bonus for those who buy them for work. With so much demand, they are being updated far more frequently than they have in the past. That can increase

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Nominations open for HRAI Craig McCarty Memorial, Gerald Inch awards

May 7, 2018

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada is seeking nominations for two awards. The Craig McCarty Memorial Award is presented to members of HRAI’s contractors division. Winners of this award volunteer to serve in leadership roles within

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My Moncton experience

May 7, 2018

BY KERRY TURNER Earlier this month I headed to the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, otherwise known as MEET. It was my first time at the trade show after hearing about it and writing about it for years. This trade

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Hot tubs and swim spas recalled in Canada and U.S.

May 7, 2018

Maax Spas hot tubs and swim spas containing a Delta UV generator were recalled due to a fire hazard. The generator, used to sanitize water and plumbing inside the hot tub or swim spa, can ignite while in use. Its

KIDDE recall
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Kidde recalls alarms for inability to detect smoke

May 3, 2018

Kidde has recalled two of its dual-sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The recall involves models PI2010 (AC/hardwired) and PI9010 (DC/battery powered) with the date code September 10, 2016 through October 13,

Insinkerator recall
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InSinkErator accessory recalled

May 2, 2018

InSinkErator has recalled its single outlet SinkTop switch accessory for garbage disposals. Water was found to get into the power module, posing a fire hazard. About 28 of the accessories were sold in Canada. The recall by the United States

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Ottawa backflow prevention program in effect

April 27, 2018

Ottawa has rolled out a backflow prevention program to prevent contaminated water from buildings entering the city’s drinking water system. Under by-law number 2013-360, the program came into effect January 1, 2018 and is scheduled to roll out over a

Johnson Controls acquires Triatek
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Johnson Controls to offer HVAC for critical environments with acquisition

April 26, 2018

Johnson Controls has acquired Triatek, a global manufacturer of airflow solutions for critical environments. With the purchase of the Georgia-based company, Johnson Controls will offer HVAC airflow control systems for health care and critical research facility applications. “We are able

ASHRAE annual conference
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ASHRAE Conference tracks focus on building performance, design

April 26, 2018

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will offer educational tracks on design and performance optimization for buildings. A new track at this year’s conference, “Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates,” will discuss integration of modern residential

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CAF-FCA launches women in trades conference, calls for agenda pitches

April 25, 2018

Planning is underway for The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) inaugural Supporting Women in Trades Conference. The event aims to bring together up to 300 delegates and organizations that work to attract, prepare, up-skill and support women in the skilled trades.

Goodman recalls PTAC units
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Goodman PTAC units recalled in U.S. and Canada

April 25, 2018

Goodman Company has recalled its packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps due to burn and fire hazards. About 3,400 were sold in Canada. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that the outdoor fan motors can overheat,

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Skills Canada National Competition heads to Edmonton

April 25, 2018

Over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions, representing six sectors, will take place at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). SCNC will be held from June 4 to 5, 2018 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, AB. It

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MEET show announces Innovation Award winners

April 24, 2018

The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show will return to Moncton, NB from May 2-3 at the Moncton Coliseum. Thousands of visitors from North America will attend the biennial event to network, attend educational seminars and visit the tradeshow floor.

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Ingersoll Rand acquires energy usage software company

April 24, 2018

Ingersoll Rand has acquired the technology assets and intellectual property of North Carolina-based energy data analytics company, Agilis Energy. The company uses patented, smart-metre energy analytics applications to quantify energy usage patterns. It aims to help commercial, multi-family residential and

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NTCCC hosts trade contractors summit on prompt payment

April 23, 2018

Trade contractors and associations from across Canada came together on April 4, 2018 in Toronto, ON to discuss payment legislation. The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) Prompt Payment Summit included member presentations on new developments and discussion on

Uponor Phyn Plus
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Technology, progress and Phyn Plus at 2018 Uponor Convention

April 23, 2018

Phyn Plus, a smart water monitoring system, will be sold and serviced exclusively through the Uponor Pro Squad. The system, a joint venture with U.S.-based manufacturer Belkin International, was one highlight of Uponor’s 2018 convention. Industry professionals from across the

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NB Power calls for award nominations, hosts Energizing Efficiency conference

April 20, 2018

Nominations are open for the NB Power 2018 Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards. Categories include: Legacy Award: Recognizes support of the energy efficiency industry and influence on energy use reduction in New Brunswick. Innovation Award: Recognizes an energy efficiency or renewable

Aqua Tech Lochinvar sales award
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Ontario and Nova Scotia companies awarded by Aqua-Tech

April 18, 2018

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing presented a series of awards at its March 2018 sales meeting for Ontario and Atlantic Canada. The awards recognize significant sales of Lochinvar products. Winners are presented with a custom designed, embroidered La-Z-Boy office chair. Award