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New Rep for Weil-McLain in Manitoba/Thunder Bay

June 3, 2020

Winnipeg-based Hydron-Aire Ltd. has taken on the representation of the Weil-McLain Canada territory from Fernando Carreiro who is retiring after 15 years as the region’s agent.

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NRCan offers limited time 25% subsidy on HRAI virtual training courses

May 21, 2020

The NRCAN subsidy is being offered for a limited time between May 19th and June 30th, 2020 or until the subsidy is exhausted.

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Technical Safety BC moves to all digital design registration

May 12, 2020

Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.

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In Conversation: Helping the homeless and adapting to new realities during the pandemic

May 7, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

We spoke with Michael Storfer and Carolina Lorenz of NEXT Supply, the plumbing and hydronics wholesaler in the Greater Toronto Area, about maintaining its commitments to its customers, co-workers and community in these challenging times.

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In Conversation: Community Outreach During Covid-19

April 30, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

Calgary’s Ace Plumbing and Heating is offering free pick-up and delivery of groceries and complimentary replacement furnace filters and water softener salt to comfort clients during COVID-19. We speak with company owner Jack Devetten.

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In Conversation: Managing the Curveballs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020 by Doug Picklyk

In conversation with Justin Boisvert, owner of Bi-Temp Ltd. In Belleville, Ont., a residential and commercial HVAC contractor and service provider.

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Feds release details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

April 2, 2020

The subsidy will apply at a rate of 75% of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees (up to $847/week) lasting for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020. Employers must suffer a drop in gross revenues of at least 30% in March, April or May, compared to 2019, to be eligible.

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Feds announce further support for small businesses during COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020

New measures include a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

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Understanding adjudication

March 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco

What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.

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Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate Care

March 4, 2020

This is the second acquisition completed by Right Time since announcing its 50/50 partnership with Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group.

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Cleaner restrooms increase customer spending, Bradley survey says

February 11, 2020

Survey states that the state of a public washroom can make or break a customer’s experience.

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CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplace

February 3, 2020

“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”

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A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks off

January 21, 2020

Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver are engaged in a pilot project that tracks and discloses the energy emissions of participating commercial buildings as of Jan. 21

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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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Viega manager headed to Rwanda after winning World Plumbing Council Scholarship

December 16, 2019

Dan Rademacher will use the $10,000 WPC Education and Training Scholarship award to travel to Rwanda to help plumbers.

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GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero production

December 10, 2019

In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity. They plan to be entirely carbon-free by April 2020.

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Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management System

November 22, 2019

Johnson Controls has closed an agreement to purchase the EasyIO Building and Energy Management System (BEMS) product line. The acquisition, which was announced Nov. 22, will create growth opportunities as Johnson Controls leverages the EasyIO products and team, the Asia-Pacific

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West Coast Consolidation

November 13, 2019

Vancouver-based design-build-operate mechanical contractor Enersolv has acquired Craftsman Mechanical, a Surrey-based plumbing systems specialist.

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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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Atlas Copco acquires Calgary-based WestRon

November 7, 2019

With branches in Alberta, Ontario and B.C., WestRon provides municipal, industrial and commercial pump and compressor solutions.

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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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The Master Group acquires Baymar Supply Ltd.

October 15, 2019

The Southwestern Ontario HVAC-R distributor specialized in commercial, industrial and institutional solutions has offices in Windsor and London, Ont.

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NEXT brings plumbing, hydronic community into Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer event

October 2, 2019

The plumbing and hydronics supplier brought 22 teams, 300 people, and raised over $345,000 for this year’s event.

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CAF seeking innovative presenters for National Apprenticeship Conference

September 20, 2019

By Megan Hoegler The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is calling on members of the Canadian apprenticeship community to be presenters at the National Apprenticeship Conference taking place at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, AB May 24-26, 2020. The conference is

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Canadian manufacturer Arctic Chiller Group sold to Trane

September 13, 2019

Trane has announced that it has acquired Arctic Chiller Group, a Canadian-based HVAC manufacturer, specializing in high efficiency air- and water-cooled, modular and process chillers for commercial HVAC and process cooling applications. “We are pleased to incorporate Arctic Chiller Group

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Trane celebrates investments in newly-expanded plant, business sustainability

September 11, 2019

  Trane, a provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recently held a celebration marking significant expansion to its Columbia, South Carolina facility, and ongoing efforts in environmental, social and business sustainability. Local and

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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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Rulers of the Flame contest emphasizes oxy-fuel processes

September 9, 2019

Building on Victor’s “Rulers of the Flame” brand campaign, Victor, an ESAB brand, has launched its 2019 “Rulers of the Flame” student contest, which is open to students who are residents of the Canada (excluding Quebec) or the U.S., in cutting,

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A. O. Smith strengthens North American Water Treatment division

September 7, 2019

A. O. Smith, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers and water treatment products, recently announced the beginning of its plans for integrating its most recent acquisition into its North American Water Treatment (NAWT) division. NAWT includes

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Search financial incentives by province

September 3, 2019

Natural Resources Canada offers an easy-to-use site showing incentives by province. Select a province to see what financial incentives or programs are available. This grouping of incentives related to energy efficiency from provincial/territorial governments, major Canadian municipalities and major electric