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January 25, 2023  

Oatey Announces Latest Editition of Social Media Brand Ambassadors for 2023

First launched in June 2021, the company’s new 2023 Social Media Ambassadors includes two Canadian plumbers.

News
January 24, 2023  

Laars Heating Systems Celebrates 75th Anniversary

U.S. based manufacturer of boilers and water heaters will look back and share its vision for the future at the AHR Expo in Atlanta in February.

Article
January 23, 2023  

Circuit Purging – 30 Mechanical Minutes

John Siegenthaler shares the basics on getting the air out of modern closed-loop hydronic circuits.

Product
January 17, 2023  

Watts Introduces New Under Sink Guardian Mixing Valve

The valve comes standard with a cover to ensure only authorized users can initiate sanitization.

News
January 16, 2023  

Investment in Building Construction Declines in November

Investment in single-family homes continued to fall for the fourth consecutive month, down 3.9% to $7.8 billion in November, with all provinces reporting declines.

News
January 12, 2023  

Kasa Supply Opens Branch in Ontario

The new Ontario location is the company’s first outside of Western Canada.

Article
January 12, 2023  

AHR Heats Up Atlanta

2023 edition of the ARH Expo includes an expanded program of educational opportunities.

News
January 10, 2023  

Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence Marks Return

The award is presented every two years to a nominee with attributes including technical mastery and a passion for hydronic technologies.

News
January 9, 2023  

Total Value of Building Permits Increases in November

The 14.1% boost in November follows two consecutive monthly losses. 

News
January 6, 2023  

RIDGID Turns 100

Tool company celebrating 100th anniversary with year-long activities honouring the trades.

Article
January 2, 2023  

Social Media: Help or Hinderance

The rise of ‘helpful’ do-it-yourselfers on YouTube is generating new troubleshooting challenges for HVAC service technicians.

News
December 15, 2022  

Investment in Building Construction Rises Slightly in October 

The residential sector edged down 0.1% to $15.4 billion, while the non-residential sector increased 0.9% to $5.5 billion.

News
December 13, 2022  

Next Supply to Open First Site Outside the GTA

The wholesaler’s new warehouse and service counter in Kitchener-Waterloo is expected to open in February 2023.

News
December 5, 2022  

Daikin Acquires Venstar

Venstar will continue to be led by Venstar’s existing management team as well as all current employees of Venstar.

News
December 5, 2022  

Total Value of Building Permits Decreases in October

The value of residential permits declined 6.4% to $6.5 billion nationally in October.

News
December 2, 2022  

New Reports From OSPE Highlight the Importance of Indoor Air Quality

These reports equip individuals, business owners, government leaders, and others to limit the spread of COVID and improve health and well-being through indoor air quality.

News
November 30, 2022  

New Construction Trades Added to Support Ontario Youth

With help from Support Ontario Youth, as a group sponsor, apprentices are mentored and properly supported so they can start networking within their desired trade.

News
November 30, 2022  

Canada Leads the G7 for the Most Educated Workforce, but is Experiencing Significant Losses in Apprenticeship Certificate Holders in Key Trades

The number of working-age apprenticeship certificate holders has stagnated or fallen in three major trades fields – construction trades (+0.6%), mechanic and repair technologies (-7.8%) and precision production (-10.0%).

News
November 29, 2022  

New Building Energy Code Compliance Survey Calls on Industry Professionals

Feedback will be used to estimate current rates of compliance with energy codes for large buildings.

News
November 29, 2022  

Skills Ontario and ApprenticeSearch.com form partnership 

The agreement will foster a seamless and integrated experience for career seekers by providing a clear pathway to the trades from exploration through to training and ultimately, employment. 

News
November 24, 2022  

Government of Canada Makes Changes to the National Model Codes Development System

The new code development system is expected to be more responsive to provincial and territorial code priorities.

Product
November 18, 2022  

Nortek Global HVAC Expands UEZ Unit Heater Line

The new sizes enable large and small spaces to be heated efficiently while reducing operating costs and the building’s carbon footprint.

Product
November 17, 2022  

Ridgid Introduces the 760 FXP Power Drive with FXP Battery

The tool is offered in two variations, 12-R and 11-R, and is 100% compatible with the existing Ridgid threader die heads of that type

Article
November 16, 2022  

Leak Detection Innovations Worth Knowing About

Digital networks connecting flow sensors and shut off valves can provide new levels of security and peace of mind for home and building owners.

News
November 16, 2022  

Investment in Building Construction Decreases in September

Residential construction investment has seen little growth since February, with both single-family and multi-family construction remaining relatively stable since February. 

News
November 15, 2022  

GTHA Emissions Increase to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Risking 2030 Targets

Emissions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area increased by 2.2 million tonnes, or 4.5% in 2021.