Ontario Announces Funding to Support Plumbing and Piping Training
The province is investing over $11.6 million in two projects designed to assist nearly 1,500 union apprentices and journeypersons upgrade their skills.
ASHRAE involved in launch of International Network for Women in Cooling
The Network has been created to advance engagement, promote career opportunities and increase overall participation of women in the cooling sector, which includes refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps.
Nominations being accepted for the Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal Industry Award
The award honours an individual from industry in Canada who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in the apprenticeship of skilled workers.
After All These Years
The movement toward decarbonization is one of the biggest opportunities set before the North American hydronics market.
Right Time Group Acquires Wardlaw Heating and Cooling
Wardlaw, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is the 14th acquisition completed by Right Time.
Ouellet Group Announces Expansion
The new 70,000 ft acquisition adjacent to Ouellet is expected to increase manufacturing space well over 50%.
Daikin Adding CCOM Group to its U.S Distribution Network
CCOM operates 15 locations across New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, adding to the growing platform of Daikin-owned distribution operations in the U.S.
Industry Associations Reply to New B.C. Tax Law
The announcement was made on February 22, leaving just over a month to prepare for the rapid change.
REHAU Group Suspends Operations in Russia
The action comes as the company reflects on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Saniflo Canada Partners with Plumbers Without Borders as Mission Supporter Sponsor
Saniflo Canada will support the philanthropic work of PWB with product donations and technical support on a case-by-case basis.
International Code Council Creates New Green Construction Certification
The Commercial Green Construction Professional certification was created to assist in developing new standards for building construction.
Survey Shows Decrease in Hand-Washing Compared to Beginning of Pandemic
The annual Healthy Handwashing Survey from Bradley polled 1,035 American adults from January 10-21, 2022.
RectorSeal Acquires Shoemaker Manufacturing
Shoemaker Manufacturing, established in 1947, manufactures grills, registers and diffusers serving residential and commercial applications.
Canadians Recognized Among ASHRAE Outstanding Achievement Awards
Robert Bean and Tim McGinn, both of Calgary, honoured as Fellows of ASHRAE.
B.C. Introducing New Legislation to Support and Train Apprentices
The new Skilled Trades BC Act lays the foundation to address labour shortages and support skilled tradespeople.
Three More Manufacturers Added to Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge
DOE created the challenge to accelerate deployment of cold climate heat pump (CCHP) technologies.
CMPX Show on Track for March 23 – 25
The CMPX Show attracts professionals from a variety of industries; from plumbing to HVAC/R and mechanical contractors and installers.
World Plumbing Day Quickly Approaching
Established by the World Plumbing Council in 2010, the day has become something fixed on the calendars for over a decade.
Government of Canada Launches Campaign to Promote Skilled Trades
Recent projections estimate about 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028.
Unionized Construction Sector Increasing Investment in Apprentice Training
Roughly one-third of Ontario construction apprentices are getting their training in a unionized training facility — up from 23% a decade ago.
HRAI Queen’s Park Day March 2nd
The association is calling on members in Ontario to take part in their Queen’s Park Day to meet Ontario’s elected officials.
Carrier to Acquire Toshiba’s Global VRF and Light Commercial HVAC Business
Carrier’s acquisition will include all of TCC’s advanced research & development centres and global manufacturing operations.
HRAI Responds to Recent Media Reports of HVAC Scams
The recent reports both detailed separate events where consumers were scammed for HVAC products.
Steve Boulanger Appointed as General Manager, CMMTQ Québec
He is taking over the role from André Bergeron who is retiring after 24 years with the organization.
Ontario Launches Skilled Trades Ontario
The new agency replaces the Ontario College of Trades and is designed to provide a streamlined user-friendly experience for tradespeople.
BUILDEX Vancouver Announces Postponement
The in-person event was moved from the original Wednesday, February 16 – Thursday, February 17 date.
HRAI and ESCO Institute to Develop New Refrigerant Safety Program
The new program is anticipated to launch in June 2022.
Enercare Acquires Syles Mechanical Services
Syles, located near Windsor, Ontario has been in business for more than 50 years, delivering HVAC, plumbing and electrical services.
Oatey Enlists Social Media Influencers as Brand Ambassadors
First launched in June 2021, the company’s Social Media Ambassador program now includes four Canadian plumbers among its 10 ambassadors.
Viessmann Invests in Canadian Forests
The investment is part of the company’s sustainability strategy, which manages forest areas in the interest of climate protection.