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Watts opens third U.S. training centre in North Carolina

June 8, 2018

Watts has unveiled its latest training centre in St. Pauls, NC. The company has two other facilities in North Andover, MA and Woodland, CA, respectively.    Located in a manufacturing facility, the 3,000 square foot Watts Works Learning Center houses

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Wetstyle breaks ground on new headquarters in Montreal

June 7, 2018

Montreal-based bath furnishings manufacturer Wetstyle has announced plans to open a new factory complex and headquarters in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC. The complex, located in the city’s Industrial Eco Park, will house the brand’s manufacturing operations alongside a new showroom space. The

Lixil Canada president Valerie Malone
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Lixil Canada names Valerie Malone new president, general manager

June 6, 2018

Valerie Malone has been named president and general manager of Lixil Canada, home to the American Standard, DXV and Grohe kitchen and bath brands. Malone will be responsible for the company’s overall business operations. She will spearhead Lixil Canada’s growth

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Aqua-Tech Air to offer Security Chimneys products in southern Ontario

June 5, 2018

Aqua-Tech Air, a division of Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., now represents Security Chimneys in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe territory. Headquartered in Laval, QC, Security Chimneys’ product line includes industrial chimneys, designed for Category I, II, III, and IV heating

Saniflo 30 year anniversary
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Saniflo Canada hits 30-year milestone

May 29, 2018

Sanfilo, a division of Group SFA, celebrated its 30th year in Canada. Group SFA also commemorates its 60th anniversary this year. “Over the past 30 years, Saniflo has redefined the plumbing market in Canada,” says Ross Evans, national sales manager

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Centrotherm adds new manufacturers rep in Quebec

May 28, 2018

Quebec-based Enviroair Industries is the latest addition to Centrotherm’s manufacturer representative base. Enviroair will collaborate with distributors and wholesalers, covering services for residential and commercial markets. The company will work closely with Michael Dailey, regional sales manager of Canada at

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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,

Navac North America
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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

Delta Faucet black stainless steel finish
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Beyond aesthetics: Accessibility at the forefront

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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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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Truck report: 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 the

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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

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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