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Prompt Payment and a proper invoice

January 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco

What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.

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New CEO announced at Armstrong

January 14, 2020

Todd Rief has joined S. A. Armstrong Ltd. as CEO, after spending 12 years with Honeywell.

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Province of Ontario launches Skilled Trades ad campaign

January 10, 2020

Under the slogan ‘Find a Career You Wouldn’t Trade,’ the ad videos will run in movie theatres and on Tim Hortons TV across the province.

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CIPH welcomes new program manager

January 10, 2020

Therese Kasongo is responsible for overseeing and supporting the activities of CIPH’s Plumbing & Mechanical Advisory Council (PMAC) and the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC).

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Statistics Canada data reveals increase in apprenticeship registration and trades certifications

December 11, 2019

Data collected from registered apprenticeship training programs reveals an increase in apprenticeship program registration, especially among women.

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Bartle & Gibson Leadership Transition

November 19, 2019

President/CEO Robert Whitty is stepping down in early 2020, and will be succeeded by Martin Lower.

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People on the move … Bradford White, Saniflo, InSinkErator, Aquatherm, Superior Boiler

November 19, 2019

  Bradford White Canada (BWC) has announced that Graeme Gilbert has joined the company as regional sales manager for Eastern Canada, covering Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. BWC has also announced that Joe Drago has been promoted to Canadian

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O’Reilly named general manager for Rheem Canada

November 8, 2019

Barbara O’Reilly takes over the GM role from Dave McPherson, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

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‘They really hate us:’ New prompt payment rules may help mend relationship between GC’s, subtrades

October 29, 2019 by David Kennedy

“It’s not dislike, it’s not that they’re upset– they really hate us.”

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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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WorldSkills Medallion of Excellence goes to Nova Scotia apprentice

September 9, 2019

Zach Walsh from Cambridge, Nova Scotia has been awarded a Medallion of Excellence in refrigeration and air conditioning at WorldSkills. The four-day international competition was held in Kazan, Russia from August 22-27, 2019. His skills in refrigeration and air conditioning

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Industry Training Authority announces expanded services for trades education system

August 7, 2019

Trades apprentices and the trades education system in British Columbia are receiving more support through expanded services and regional outreach. This September, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) is bringing the total number of Apprenticeship Advisors to 20 across the province,

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Demand for construction workers, key trades apprentices continues to climb

August 2, 2019

By Jillian Morgan The number of unfilled jobs in Canada’s construction sector outpaced all other industries and the national average in the first four quarter of 2019, according to a recent report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. Coast

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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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Ontario construction industry prepares for new prompt payment, adjudication rules expected to bring ‘profound’ change

June 11, 2019

As industry stakeholders prepare for the new rules to come into force, legislators in other provinces and within the federal government are watching closely

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HRAI puts out call for HVAC/R “Career Ambassadors”

March 13, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) is rebooting its Career Ambassadors program. Ambassadors from across Canada speak to youth aged between 16 to 21 years about career opportunities in the HVAC/R industry. HRAI is asking for interested individuals

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Employer and educator team up to create real-world learning environment

March 4, 2019

Durham College (DC) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently celebrated the completion of the college’s first-ever Boiler Lab in Whitby, ON. Funded by both DC and OPG, the new boiler lab will help ensure graduates gain real-world experience and knowledge

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People on the move: Fortune Brands, Duravit, Uponor, Friedrich and Prier

February 22, 2019

Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG) has announced the retirement of Mike Dennis, president of the Canadian and Latin subsidiaries. Cheri Phyfer, current president of Moen U.S., will take on an expanded role as president of the GPG Americas. Her

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People on the move: Ecco Supply, Caleffi, Aquatherm, Ontor Limited

February 11, 2019

Bill Davis has taken over as director of sales branch operations at Ecco Supply. The company also appointed Bobby Yu to the position of sales manager, succeeding now-retired Norm Grusnick. Kevin Locke has been tapped as director of procurement at

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People on the move: Wolseley, Taco and RectorSeal

December 17, 2018

Wolseley Canada Inc. has appointed Kim Forgues to the position of vice president, human resources. Forgues was most recently the partner and head of HR practice at Odgers Berndston. Prior to that, she held HR leadership roles with D+ H

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Study shows virtual reality motion sickness can be predicted, counteracted

December 13, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Motion sickness is poised to throw a wrench into the seemingly unstoppable rise of virtual reality, including its use among mechanical contractors. A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo have a solution. Cyber sickness, or virtual reality motion

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People on the move: Spectrum Brands Inc., Ouellet Canada, Lixil and more

November 20, 2018

Ouellet Canada has tapped Paulo Dos Santos for the position of territory manager, Ontario. Santos worked in the electrical market for distributors and manufacturers, and has experience in product specifications at engineering offices.         Walter Surface Technologies,

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Cannabis legalization presents challenges new and old for employers

November 8, 2018 by Diane Laranja

Effective October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. It is not surprising many employers fear the cognitive and psychomotor effects its use will present in the workplace. Cannabis is a generally impairing substance. Its effects can include diminished

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Cloud of uncertainty lifted says BMO economist

October 30, 2018

Douglas Porter, CFA, chief economist with BMO Financial Group, painted a reasonably positive economic picture at CIPH Ontario region’s first business meeting at the Mississauga Convention Centre. With the signing of the tariff agreements Porter noted that a big risk

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CFIB offers webinar, other tools on cannabis legalization for businesses

October 25, 2018

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) has developed a series of educational and workplace tools aimed at helping employers manage the legalization of recreational cannabis. A webinar titled “Prepare your business for legalization” is free and open to the

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Industry Training Authority appoints interim COO, CEO

September 21, 2018

Industry Training Authority (ITA), a provincial government skilled trades training agency in British Columbia, has tapped Shelley Gray, its chief operating officer (COO), to take over as interim CEO following the departure of Gary Herman. In its search for a

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Registration open for CAF-FCA pre-apprenticeship panel

September 18, 2018

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) will host a fall regional roundtable on pre-apprenticeship in Canada on October 18, 2018. The roundtable will share results from a CAF-FCA survey of over 500 current and former pre-apprentices. Attendees can learn about pre-apprenticeship

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CAF-FCA hires new executive director

September 14, 2018

France Daviault will take over as executive director of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. She is replacing CAF-FCA’s former executive director, Sarah Watts-Rynard, who was with the association for eight years. Daviault most recently served as vice president of the Automotive

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People on the move: Taco, Fujitsu General America, Saniflo, Crosswater London

August 27, 2018

Taco Comfort Solutions has appointed Jeffrey Bredeson to president of its Tennessee-based subsidiary, Hydroflo Pumps. Prior to this position, he served as vice-president of sales for Taco’s wholesale and commercial HVAC solutions.       Fujitsu General America, Inc. has

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Contractors in the classroom: Business growth networks offer a venue to hone skills, compete in market

August 27, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Mechanical contractors remedy complex and critical problems in the field. The skills to run a small- to medium-sized business, however, may not come as easily. A contracting business can become stagnant without the acumen to handle operations tasks, such as