CIPH, HRAI and MCAC set up COVID-19 resource sitesMarch 25, 2020
Industry associations working to keep the all aspects of the HVAC/R and plumbing industry top of mind with all levels of government while supporting members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Understanding adjudicationMarch 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco
What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.
Morden hires Laplante ET AssociesFebruary 13, 2020
David Morden; President and CEO of Morden National Sales and Marketing Inc. has announced the hiring of Laplante ET Associes to represent the Morden National group of product families in Quebec, Ottawa and Northern New Brunswick. Laplante Et Associes is…
People on the move: MCACFebruary 11, 2020
Pierre Boucher, current CEO of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC), is leaving the association. Boucher helped to move MCAC forward on a number of important issues, including a new emphasis on innovation and technology, progress on key advocacy…
Cleaner restrooms increase customer spending, Bradley survey saysFebruary 11, 2020
Survey states that the state of a public washroom can make or break a customer’s experience.
Bibby-Ste-Croix appoints new sales and marketing managerFebruary 4, 2020
Luc Meunier has been promoted to national sales and marketing manager for the St. Croix, Quebec-based DWV pipe manufacturer.
Prompt Payment and a proper invoiceJanuary 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco
What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.
New CEO announced at ArmstrongJanuary 14, 2020
Todd Rief has joined S. A. Armstrong Ltd. as CEO, after spending 12 years with Honeywell.
Province of Ontario launches Skilled Trades ad campaignJanuary 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.
CIPH welcomes new program managerJanuary 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).
Statistics Canada data reveals increase in apprenticeship registration and trades certificationsDecember 11, 2019
Data collected from registered apprenticeship training programs reveals an increase in apprenticeship program registration, especially among women.
Bartle & Gibson Leadership TransitionNovember 19, 2019
President/CEO Robert Whitty is stepping down in early 2020, and will be succeeded by Martin Lower.
People on the move … Bradford White, Saniflo, InSinkErator, Aquatherm, Superior BoilerNovember 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…
O’Reilly named general manager for Rheem CanadaNovember 8, 2019
Barbara O’Reilly takes over the GM role from Dave McPherson, who will be retiring at the end of the year.
‘They really hate us:’ New prompt payment rules may help mend relationship between GC’s, subtradesOctober 29, 2019 by David Kennedy
“It’s not dislike, it’s not that they’re upset– they really hate us.”
Mario Bernardi Joins Dealnet CapitalOctober 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.
WorldSkills Medallion of Excellence goes to Nova Scotia apprenticeSeptember 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…
Industry Training Authority announces expanded services for trades education systemAugust 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,…
Demand for construction workers, key trades apprentices continues to climbAugust 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…
Ontario plumbers, pipefitters return to work after week-long strikeJune 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…
Ontario construction industry prepares for new prompt payment, adjudication rules expected to bring ‘profound’ changeJune 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
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…
Employer and educator team up to create real-world learning environmentMarch 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…
People on the move: Fortune Brands, Duravit, Uponor, Friedrich and PrierFebruary 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…
People on the move: Ecco Supply, Caleffi, Aquatherm, Ontor LimitedFebruary 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…
People on the move: Wolseley, Taco and RectorSealDecember 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…
Study shows virtual reality motion sickness can be predicted, counteractedDecember 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…
People on the move: Spectrum Brands Inc., Ouellet Canada, Lixil and moreNovember 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,…
Cannabis legalization presents challenges new and old for employersNovember 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…
Cloud of uncertainty lifted says BMO economistOctober 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…