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Plumbers, pipefitters strike for first time in 30 years after negotiations reach an impasse

June 3, 2019

The walkout of several key construction trades could jeopardize work underway in the province

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NRCan funding to aid in ISO Energy Management Systems Standard implementation

May 30, 2019

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is providing financial assistance to help industrial, commercial and institutional facilities implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard. The funding covers up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs, up to a maximum of

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B. A. Robinson changes name to unify branding

May 23, 2019

B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. is rebranding its wholesale and showroom businesses to Robinson Supply. The company’s lighting and bath showrooms will be branded Robinson. Legally, the company continues to operate as B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. The change is

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Saniflo partners with Mississauga, ON-based Centon Sales Corp.

May 13, 2019

Saniflo Canada has entered a partnership with Centon Sales Corp. to provide sales and service to the company’s wholesale channel in Ontario. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Centon Sales as our wholesale sales agency for the Ontario region,

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CIPH, HRAI to host industry outlook webinar

April 10, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) are presenting a complimentary economic forecast webinar. Scheduled for May 1, 2019 between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., “The Outlook” webinar will be led

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DisTech to represent U.S. water heater manufacturer in Ontario

April 2, 2019

Quebec-based DisTech HVAC Inc. has been named the exclusive representative for Hubbell Water Heaters in Ontario. Hubbell, headquartered in Stratford, CT, offers a range of products for commercial, industrial, food service, marine/offshore, naval markets and brewery/distillery applications. www.distech.ca www.hubbellheaters.com

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Westcom Plumbing owner takes home CCA’s Person of the Year Award

March 27, 2019

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has presented its 2018 awards in conjunction with its annual conference, currently being held in Bermuda. These awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, companies and associations that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry.

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Ontario government decision puts an end to Heating and Cooling Incentive

March 22, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada announced today that Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Greg Rickford, has directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to discontinue the Conservation First Framework, including the  Heating and

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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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HVAC zoning manufacturer Arzel strengthens Canadian presence

March 8, 2019

Arzel Zoning, a Cleveland, OH-based manufacturer of residential and commercial HVAC zoning products, has announced that Air Force 1 Sales & Marketing Ltd. will represent it in Ontario. Air Force 1 also represents Panasonic, Fresh-Aire UV, Primex and other manufacturers

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Online exclusive: Retiree shares insights and advice for plumbing, HVAC industry

March 4, 2019

After a more than 50-year career, Don Carter has a few hats to hang. The industry veteran is set to retire on a career marked by a steady rise in the ranks, and some lessons learned, in Western Canada. Now,

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A-Gas is heading north

February 25, 2019

Refrigerant company A-Gas Americas has announced its expansion in the Canadian market in February, along with new leadership in the region. Louise McCann, managing director of A-Gas, said the company has “strong relationships within Canada, having participated in the reclaim

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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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The Master Group to become exclusive distributor of York product lines

February 14, 2019

The Master Group will become the exclusive distributor for Johnson Controls’ York brand residential ducted systems and commercial rooftop products this spring. The two companies will enter a multi-year contractual agreement May 13, 2019, which will grant The Master Group

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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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Concern heightened among Canadian manufacturers over U.S. protectionism

January 30, 2019

Outlook 2019 study shows they are expecting business to be good, but confidence has tumbled since last year. By Joe Terrett, PLANT Magazine Canadian manufacturers are optimistic about their prospects in 2019, but significantly less confident than last year as

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Noritz acquires Peerless Boiler, plans to operate separately

January 11, 2019

Noritz Corporation has acquired PB Heat, LLC, a provider of stainless steel boilers based in Bally, PA. Both companies will operate separately and independently as subsidiaries of Noritz. Doug Shuff, president and CEO of PB Heat, will continue to lead

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Zurn appoints North American sales VP, general manager for Canadian arm

January 4, 2019

Zurn Industries, LLC has appointed Richard Bledsoe to the position of vice president of sales and marketing in North America. Barry Moulsdale assumed the position of general manager of Zurn Canada. Moulsdale will be responsible for managing the company’s business

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REHAU acquires Swiss distributor, appoints new leadership

January 3, 2019

REHAU Verwaltungszentrale AG, the holding company of REHAU Group, has acquired MB Barter and Trading AG (MBT), a Swiss distributor of commodity polymers. The new independent company will focus on logistics, trading and distribution. “The successful completion of this transaction

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Wilo to consolidate Georgia facilities

December 28, 2018

Wilo will consolidate its Thomasville, GA facilities into existing Cedarburg, WI locations. The company said in a statement that the decision was based on “current market conditions” and bolstering efficiencies. Jeff Plaster, CEO and managing director of Wilo USA LLC,

News Human ResourcesManagement

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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Baxi expands North American operations, appoints sales director

December 11, 2018

Baxi S.p.A is extending its operations in Canada. The Italian company announced plans to transfer all North American business and support to its North American factory operations. Baxi North America, headquartered in Utica, NY, will now be exclusively distributed through

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Noritz adds new distributor for western, eastern Canada

November 22, 2018

 Nortiz has partnered with distributor Reliable Parts to stock and distribute its warranty and replacement service parts throughout Canada. Reliable Parts has distribution centres in Mississauga, ON and Calgary, AB. The Mississauga centre will service Eastern Canada with next-day deliver

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English Boiler to operate under the Superior Boiler brand

November 15, 2018

Superior Holding, Inc. has integrated its Richmond, VA-based English Boiler, LLC subsidiary into the Hutchinson-based Superior Boiler. Both arms of the company will now operate under the Superior Boiler name. “This integration represents the completion of the next phase in

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People on the move: Stelpro, Salus and T&S

November 14, 2018

Stelpro has appointed Simon Fitzgeorge as Prairies territory sales manager. Fitzgeorge has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience, 20 of these in sales management in various industries, including the electrical industry. His mandate will be to pursue

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Bartle & Gibson acquires Triangle Supply, enters Red Deer, AB market

November 13, 2018

Western Canada distributor Bartle & Gibson Co Ltd. is expanding in Red Deer, AB with the acquisition of Triangle Supply Ltd. The purchase, announced November 13, will see all 14 Triangle Supply employees join Bartle & Gibson, headquartered in Edmonton,

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Stelpro invests $24M to upgrade Quebec plant

November 13, 2018

Stelpro has announced a $24-million investment at its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC plant. The funds will see the addition of 65,000 square feet of space at the facility, devoted to increasing production and distribution capacity. Innovation and product development facilities will also

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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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HRAI talks Ontario College of Trades, climate change and more with MPPs at Queen’s Park

November 2, 2018

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) capped off a day of meetings on pressing industry issues at Queen’s Park with a reception in downtown Toronto. Members of provincial parliament and HRAI representatives gathered at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville