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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 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, Elkay, Milwaukee

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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

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Registration open for Modern Hydronics Summit 2019

June 11, 2019

Join HPAC on September 19, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2019 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport. You will see the latest technologies and

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Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply unveils new head office

June 5, 2019

Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply Inc. held an open house on May 23 to celebrate the opening of its new head office at 7550 Tranmere Drive in Mississauga, ON. Special Deschênes Group guests included Joe Senese, vice president operations-Ontario and

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Standards Council to end alert service

June 4, 2019

The Standards Council of Canada will discontinue its alert service June 11, 2019. The council has encouraged users to search for published standards on its website to see new versions and previous iterations. Comments and questions can be e-mailed to

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Financeit partners with Carrier Enterprises Canada

May 31, 2019

Carrier Enterprises Canada, Canadian distributor of HVAC provider Carrier, will now offer Financeit’s sales technology. The partnership includes the integration of financing for Carrier and Bryant dealers using Centah, the technology company’s lead and workflow management platform. The platform aims

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Anvil International, Smith-Cooper International finalize merger

May 30, 2019

Anvil International and Smith-Cooper International have joined forces. While the companies are now under the same corporate ownership, Anvil and SCI sales, customer service, and fulfillment will continue to operate separately. The combined company, which will be majority owned by

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12,000 Ontario plumbers, steamfitters on standby to strike

May 29, 2019

Ontario plumbers and steamfitters are prepared to hit the picket lines May 30 in what would be the sector’s first work stoppage in more than three decades. The imminent strike of 12,000 trades workers could threaten to shake up ongoing

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Supporting Women in Trades conference heads to Vancouver

May 29, 2019

The 2019 Supporting Women in Trades conference is set to kick off in Vancouver, BC from June 17 to 18. Launched in November 2018 by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, the inaugural show attracted a sold-out crowd to the Marriott Harbourfront

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NEBB plans seminar on building systems commissioning

May 27, 2019

NEBB will host a Building Systems Commissioning seminar November 4 to 7, 2019. The event, to be held at the NEBB Training and Education Centre in Gaithersburg, MD, will cover the basic commissioning process and the specific requirements for mechanical

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Service vehicle report: Heavy-duties get an overhaul

May 23, 2019 by Jil McIntosh

Before you buy a service vehicle be sure the model you select does exactly what you need it to do. One of the toughest decisions any business owner has to make is knowing when to save and when to spend.

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B. A. Robinson changes name to unify branding

May 23, 2019

B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. is rebranding its wholesale and showroom businesses to Robinson Supply. The company’s lighting and bath showrooms will be branded Robinson. Legally, the company continues to operate as B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. The change is

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People on the move: Fujitsu, dahl Valve, OS&B, Desco, InSinkErator

May 22, 2019

Fujitsu General America has announced the promotion of Dennis Stinson, who now assumes the role and responsibilities of director of national accounts.  Stinson will be focused on supporting key national accounts, working in concert with the sales team.      

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Software company Interplay Learning lands $5.5M in financing to develop 3D, virtual reality training platform for skilled trades

May 21, 2019

Texas-based software company Interplay Learning has secured $5.5 million in financing to develop its online training programs for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical trades. The firm offers interactive video courses and 3D troubleshooting simulations — including SkillMill, its 3D and

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Halton invests $8M in new Kentucky plant

May 20, 2019

Halton Group is expanding its U.S. operations with the opening of a USD $8 million plant in Kentucky. The 40,000 square foot facility will manufacture air-handling units, make-up air units and exhaust air pollution control systems for commercial kitchens. It

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Johnstone Supply – B&B opens doors to renovated Etobicoke branch

May 16, 2019

After nearly a year of upgrades, Johnstone Supply – B&B Trade Distribution Centre commemorated the re-opening of its Etobicoke branch May 15 alongside customers and manufacturers representatives. B&B Trade Distribution Centre President and CEO Tom Boutette gave a speech to

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2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Award winners named

May 15, 2019

The winners of the 2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Awards were announced today. The ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Awards — now in its 16th year — recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence in promoting the most energy-efficient products and new

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Bid Faster and Easier, Improve your Bottom Line

May 13, 2019

New product description: FastEST, Inc. has just released their newest versions of their award-winning estimating programs. FastPIPE®, FastDUCT®, and FastWRAP™ Version 18 all have new features, faster performance and calculations, and a modernized interface for even faster takeoffs than before.

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Testo Spring Promotion! FREE WIHA Toolkit with Digital Manifold Purchase!

May 10, 2019

Testo is excited to offer a WIHA Tool Kit via Mail In Rebate as part of its Spring Promotion!  Testo Digital Manifolds are equipped to simplify your air conditioning system testing and servicing.  With automatic calculations, built in heat pump

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CIPH, HRAI forecast ‘record attendance’ for CMPX 2020

May 8, 2019

Organizers behind the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) are expecting a “sold-out show and record attendance” for the 2020 event. More than 500 exhibitors  in over 850 booths are expected to be present at the show, which will be

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MCAC heads to Nashville for 2019 conference

May 7, 2019

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) will host its 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 will include

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Ontario amends 2012 Building Code to align with 2015 national Code

May 6, 2019

Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released amendments to the 2012 Building Code May 2. Regulation 88/19 aligns the province’s Building Code with the 2015 National Construction Code. Amendments will come into effect January 1, 2020. Amendments include structural

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The era of smart refrigerant evacuation begins with NAVAC’s NRP8Di

May 5, 2019

The combination of inverter, vacuum measurement and smart control in one unit. The light-weight, inverter-driven, twin-cylinder vacuum pump delivers high-speed evacuation along with high ultimate vacuum. A digital display provides a comprehensive view of the systems internal vacuum condition. Smart control assures

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Refrigerative Supply to distribute Allied Air in Western Canada

April 30, 2019

Western Canada wholesaler Refrigerative Suppy Limited has entered a partnership with Allied Air Enterprises. Refrigerative Supply will now offer several Allied Air brands, included AirEase, Ducane and Allied Commercial. Ray Newstead, the company’s CEO, announced early April that Refrigerative Supply

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The Unico System launches customer service programs for contractors

April 29, 2019

The Unico System has unveiled two programs, UniConcierge and Text-A-Tech. Staffed by three customer relations professionals, the UniConcierge Customer Care Centre is designed to “provide installing contractors with a team of experienced, live people” to help with Unico’s products. Through

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Manufacturer recalls boilers for carbon monoxide hazard

April 26, 2019

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. has recalled several boiler models after the units were reported to pose a risk of increased carbon monoxide levels. The recall involves Vitodens 200-W (models B2HB 19, B2Hb 26 ad B2HB 35) and Vitdodens 222-F (models

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PM Springfest draws big crowd for 2019 show

April 25, 2019

Nearly 2,000 industry professionals gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 27 for PM Springfest 2019. The show, which catered to property managers and related fields, included educational sessions and 200 exhibitors, including Amre Supply, Emerson, Grundfos, Victaulic and

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What’s the real value of construction software?

April 22, 2019 by Procore

We surveyed 967 of our clients ranging from small to medium to enterprise companies, to find out how their projects are running since they started using Procore. Download the full report and see exactly how Procore can save you time

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CIPH, MCAC talk prompt payment, code harmonization in Ottawa

April 19, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) once again joined forces in Ottawa. The two associations held the annual Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 1 and 2, 2019. Executives from