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.
Daikin Acquires Venstar
Venstar will continue to be led by Venstar’s existing management team as well as all current employees of Venstar.
Total Value of Building Permits Decreases in October
The value of residential permits declined 6.4% to $6.5 billion nationally in October.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Saniflo Canada Donates Trade-School Scholarships to Plumbing Apprentices Registered in Ontario Trade Schools
Ontario colleges including Collège Boréal, Humber College and La Cité Collegiale will be offering two scholarships to eligible apprentices.
Johnson Controls Secures Project With Canada’s Department of National Defence in Support of 2050 Net Zero Goals
Previous collaborations between Johnson Controls and Canada’s DND include CFB Bagotville, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston and CFB Halifax.
Wolseley Canada Opens New Branch in West Kelowna
The branch will host a grand opening event on November 17th.
Ouellet Canada Awards Scholarship
Kim Leboeuf, a student at Université de Sherbrooke, was awarded a cheque for $3,500.
DeWalt Announces Impact Connect Copper Pipe and PVC/PEX Pipe Cutter Attachments
DeWalt has announced the DeWalt Impact Connect system, a…
Total Value of Building Permits Records Staggering Decline in September
The value of building permits in the multi-family component tumbled 21.2%. This drop was largely due to Ontario, which fell 39.6%.
People on the Move: Barclays, Bartle & Gibson, Daikin, Equipco and more
A number of recent personnel announcements from the HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration industries.
AHR 2023 Innovation Award Winners Announced
The 2023 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners and finalists were selected in ten industry categories.
Lennox Industries Installs 210 HVAC Units for Canadian and U.S. Homeowners as part of 2022 Feel The Love Program
Selected ‘Feel The Love’ recipients in the U.S. and Canada were nominated based on their transformative impact in their community and on those around them.
New Report Highlights Top Business Issues for Trade Contractors
Dodge Data & Analytics surveyed 537 trade contractors (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, steel and concrete) from four regions (Canada, U.S., UK and Australia/New Zealand).
Investment in Building Construction Increases in August
The residential sector rose 0.5% to $15.7 billion, while the non-residential sector declined 0.2% to $5.3 billion.
Bell & Gossett Introduces New Glycol Make-up Unit GF60 (GMU)
Each engineered package is designed to maintain critical minimum pressure levels to make up for losses that may occur due to leakage.
Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Event Raises Over $2.6 Million In Support of Cancer Research
Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply raised over $450,000 for this year’s Road Hockey event.
Stelpro and Nedco Expand Their Partnership Nationwide
The two companies decided to expand their partnership nationwide as of September 2022.
RectorSeal Acquires Three New Product Lines
RectorSeal is a provider of solutions for the professional trades serving heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC/R), plumbing, electrical, and construction markets.
Danfoss Named 2022 Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency by Alliance to Save Energy
Danfoss has pledged to be carbon-neutral in global operations by 2030, setting ambitious science-based targets to increase energy efficiency while reducing carbon emissions.