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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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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

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People on the move: Moen, Caleffi, ThermaSol and Ecco Supply

April 17, 2019

Moen has tapped Nina Kshetry to take on the role of the company’s first water director. In this role, Kshetry will work to connect Moen with North American water organizations. She is a two-time MIT graduate and licensed professional engineer

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‘Innovation mindset’: Adoption of latest technologies key to contractor growth at MCAC Conference

April 17, 2019

As the construction industry grapples with complex projects and tight timelines, a massive worker shortage and some of the lowest productivity gains over the last few decades, the largely entrenched ways of doing business are undergoing a fundamental shift. At

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The Master Group opens new branch in B.C.

April 16, 2019

The Master Group is continuing to grow its presence in Western Canada with the opening of its 36th point of sale. Located just off the Trans Canada Highway, the company’s newly constructed Langley Branch is led by Mark Eastwood. The

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Noble announces move in East York

April 15, 2019

Noble is relocating its branch in East York, ON to a new location on April 29, 2019. The company announced its plans to move to 46 Hollinger Road from its current location at 100 Sunrise Avenue. Those interested in contacting

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Aquatherm unveils refreshed website

April 12, 2019

Aquatherm has upgraded its website to cater to contractors, engineers and building owners who are considering the company’s polypropylene piping systems. The company zeroed in on improved navigation, user-friendly search features and simplification in the update. “The new website is

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CIPH Ontario region AGM attracts record attendance

April 11, 2019

Leadership proved to be a popular topic at the third CIPH Ontario Region Business Meeting and annual general meeting held today (April 11, 2019) with more than 150 in attendance. Keynote speaker Chris Cummins discussed the traits and actions of

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Canadian Oil Heat Association finalizes rebranding, plots new scope

April 11, 2019

More than a year after announcing its plans to rebrand, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Oil Heat Association has officially become the Ontario Petroleum Transporters and Technicians Association (OPPTA). It will take on “expanded scope and support services” to

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People on the move: Aquatherm, Franklin Electric and Mestek

April 8, 2019

Aquatherm has appointed Matt Denny to the position of regional sales manager for Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Larry Hope will serve as regional sales manager for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

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Manufacturers make it to final round of MCEE product competition

April 5, 2019

MCEE has unveiled the finalists for its New Product Competition ahead of the 2019 show. The plumbing, hydronic, HVAC/R, electrical and lighting products will be launched at the event, which is taking place on April 24 and 25 at Place

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Victaulic celebrates 100-year anniversary of first patent

April 4, 2019

Victaulic is marking a major milestone. On April 4, 2019, the company celebrated 100 years since its first patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions. Lieutenant Ernest Tribe filed the first patent for the Victory Joint–now known as the Victaulic coupling–a

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Nominations for two HRAI Contractors Division awards due July 1

April 1, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Contractors Division has put out a call for nominations for two awards. The Craig McCarty Memorial Award is presented to members of the division who have volunteered to serve in leadership roles.

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Augmented reality, virtual reality: industry game changers

March 26, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

Despite being largely relegated to the classroom, augmented reality and virtual reality offer mechanical contractors a number of benefits in the field. Troubleshooting equipment with a smart phone and viewing the layout of a system on a construction site in

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Electric Eel marks 80-year milestone

March 25, 2019

 Electric Eel Mfg., based in Springfield, OH, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The manufacturer of drain and sewer cleaning equipment is known for its Model C dual cable section drain cleaner. The company has grown its product line since it

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Ontario government decision puts an end to Heating and Cooling Incentive

March 22, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada announced today that Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Greg Rickford, has directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to discontinue the Conservation First Framework, including the  Heating and

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Nortek recognized for $10K donation to U.S., Canadian ASHRAE chapters

March 21, 2019

Nortek Air Solutions has been recognized by ASHRAE’s Research Promotion (RP) campaign for its 2018 Golden Circle level donation of $10,000. The donation marks the 19th consecutive year of RP donations by the company. Nortek divided its contribution among three

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Federal budget promises millions to promote skilled trades, outlines funding for job training programs

March 20, 2019

The federal government unveiled a series of new budgetary measures March 19 to encourage young people to enter the skilled trades. The Liberals plan to funnel $40 million over four years to Skills Canada under Budget 2019, with $10 million

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Thermostat Recovery Program

March 15, 2019 by H.R.A.I.

The Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) is a stewardship program focused on recovering and recycling thermostats that are no longer in use. We accept mercury-containing, electronic and mechanical thermostats and ensure that all the components, especially the mercury, are kept out

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Mastering the art and science behind ideal environments

March 8, 2019 by Robert Bean

This continues to shock many readers but as I have said repeatedly the construction industry does not exist to employing building professionals. The industry exists to create spaces for humans because without shelter for protection we would not be able

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“Pay for what you use” heat metering technology gains traction

March 7, 2019 by John Siegenthaler

Buildings such as apartments and condominiums are home to families with different comfort preferences or attitudes on energy use. Similarly, many commercial buildings are divided into spaces where tenants have different temperature requirements or usage schedules. In some buildings, the

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HRAI calls for nominations for three Achievement Awards

March 6, 2019

Nominations are now open for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Achievement Awards. The HRAI Merit Award is presented to an industry representation that has made an “outstanding contribution to the development and progress of HRAI and the