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CIPHEX West 2020: one year away

October 23, 2019

Over 30% of exhibit space reserved after less than a month after becoming available.

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Enhancing facility safety with integrated HVAC controls

October 23, 2019 by Michael Hugh

HVAC systems are one example of a foundational building component business owners and facility directors recognize as a critical part of an overall connected safety strategy.

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Liberals re-elected with minority government, promising interest-free loans for home improvements

October 22, 2019

After a close election, the Liberal Party has been re-elected with a minority government of 156 seats, just 14 seats shy of the needed 170 seats for a majority government. Trudeau, whose platform included promises such as access to interest-free

Article ConstructionHPAC General

High-performance Design Matches High-performance Athletics

October 16, 2019 by Ralph Kittler

World-class sports facility presents unique IAQ and air distribution issues.

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Dealing with the Products of Combustion Part II

October 15, 2019 by Robert Waters

Dealing with liquid condensate must be done properly to avoid damage to the building, problems with appliance operation and angry customers.

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Benefits and Advantages of Thermostatic Expansion Valves

October 15, 2019 by Jeffrey Staub

TXVs are one of the most common type of adjustable orifice throttling devices in air conditioning and refrigeration systems worldwide. But how do TXVs compare to other throttling devices?

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Mario Bernardi Joins Dealnet Capital

October 9, 2019

Bernardi has spent the last 17 years in the HVAC industry and has served on numerous local, regional and provincial committees and task forces in both the HVAC and marketing/public relations arenas.

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People on the move: MIFAB, Prier, Stelpro, Superior Radiant

October 4, 2019

Vishnu Nauth has been named the Canadian sales manager of MIFAB. Nauth began his career at MIFAB in 2006 as a customer service representative. He returns to MIFAB from Zurn where he was a business development manager for the Eastern

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NEXT brings plumbing, hydronic community into Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer event

October 2, 2019

The plumbing and hydronics supplier brought 22 teams, 300 people, and raised over $345,000 for this year’s event.

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The 2019 Modern Hydronics Summit offers sneak peek at the future of the hydronics industry

October 1, 2019

A record number of attendees, including exhibitors, speakers and delegates headed to the 2019 Modern Hydronics Summit at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON on September 19. Between presentations, attendees explored the 70+ booths set up around the perimeter of the

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Electro-Breeze Manufacturing headed south of the border

September 30, 2019

The Saint-Sauveur, Quebec-based manufacturer of commercial and residential HVAC air filtration systems will be re-branded under the newly created ‘Electro-Breeze by Fresh-Aire UV’ brand.

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Cause for celebration: boilers roll off the line in BC

September 18, 2019

Eco-King Heating Products Inc. held an open house on September 14, 2019 to celebrate completion of its 8,600 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Surrey, BC. The production line arrived from the Netherlands on December 24, 2018 and it was fully

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Fall public review of proposed changes to 2015 editions of National Building, Fire, and Plumbing codes and the National Energy Code for Buildings

September 16, 2019

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites interested parties to take part in a final opportunity for public review of the proposed changes to the 2015 editions of the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National

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Central Air Equipment named Atlas Copco Compressors’ newest distributor

September 13, 2019

Central Air Equipment (CAE) in Calgary, AB will focus on promoting and selling Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air range of products and servicing this equipment with OEM spare parts. In addition to its existing installed base for over 24 years, CAE

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Updates to Building Code Compendium available for download

September 10, 2019

On May 2, 2019, amendments (Ontario Regulation 88/19) to the Building Code regulation (O. Reg. 332/12) were filed. O. Reg. 88/19 further aligns Ontario’s Building Code with the 2015 National Construction Codes and is based on proposals the Ministry consulted

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Rulers of the Flame contest emphasizes oxy-fuel processes

September 9, 2019

Building on Victor’s “Rulers of the Flame” brand campaign, Victor, an ESAB brand, has launched its 2019 “Rulers of the Flame” student contest, which is open to students who are residents of the Canada (excluding Quebec) or the U.S., in cutting,

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Reminder re gas fired appliances used for heating buildings under construction

September 6, 2019

Standata has released an information sheet G-01-17(Rev1) Gas Fired Appliances Used for Heating Buildings Under Construction. The bulletin was jointly developed by Municipal Affairs Alberta and industry representatives to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gas fitters/sheet metal workers and owners of

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State-of-the-art Maison de Radio-Canada building

September 3, 2019

Johnson Controls is working with Broccolini Construction and Broccolini Investments, through its subsidiary, La Société en Commandite La Nouvelle Maison, to create a new, high-tech Maison de Radio-Canada building in Montreal that will house the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada. Through

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Search financial incentives by province

September 3, 2019

Natural Resources Canada offers an easy-to-use site showing incentives by province. Select a province to see what financial incentives or programs are available. This grouping of incentives related to energy efficiency from provincial/territorial governments, major Canadian municipalities and major electric

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People on the move, Ouellet, Ridgid, Mestek, Bradley, Atlas Copco

August 29, 2019

Ariel Rubinstein has been named president and general manager of Atlas Copco Compressors Canada, effective October 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment he was general manager of Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I. He joined Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I in 2004 as

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Mifab moves forward with 68,000 sq. ft. expansion

August 26, 2019

Mifab has been a family owned manufacturer of engineered plumbing and drainage solutions since 1982, and on August 6 the company celebrated the groundbreaking for its 68,000 sq. ft. expansion in Chicago, IL. The planning for the expansion began just

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Silver-Line Plastics agrees to be acquired by IPEX

August 26, 2019

Silver-Line Plastics has that its shareholders have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement pursuant to which it will be acquired by IPEX. Silver-Line Plastics is a U.S. manufacturer of plastic pipe products with facilities in Asheville, NC, Lawton, OK and

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Calling all hydronics enthusiasts-register now for Modern Hydronics Summit 2019

August 26, 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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Bonomi acquires fittings manufacturer FRA.BO

August 22, 2019

Bonomi Group has acquired the company FRA.BO. S.p.A., headquartered in Quinzano d’Oglio, Brescia, Italy.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, FRA.BO is a manufacturer of copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass and bronze fittings for plumbing installations. The company’s products are

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Viega showcases expansion and new training centre

August 21, 2019

Viega recently celebrated the opening of a seminar centre in its new headquarters in Broomfield, CO. This is the company’s second training centre in the United States. The Colorado Seminar Center joins the New Hampshire Seminar Center in Nashua in

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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