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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

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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.