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Demand prompts frequent updates

May 14, 2018 by Jil McIntosh

  Trucks are the best-selling segment in Canada, and that is a bonus for those who buy them for work. With so much demand, they are being updated far more frequently than they have in the past. That can increase

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Toronto Star, Metro English Canada COO appointed HRAI president

May 4, 2018

Sandy MacLeod, former COO of print at Star Media Group, will take over as president of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). MacLeod will succeed Warren Heeley at the end of June 2018. Heeley announced his

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BMI Canada, Winters Instruments among Deloitte Best Managed Companies

April 24, 2018

Deloitte has announced the 2018 winners of its 25th annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program. The awards recognize Canadian, privately-owned and managed companies with annual revenues over $25 million. Winners were chosen based on exceptional business performance achieved through

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Chemours expands in North America with purchase of Indiana ACR company

April 13, 2018

Chemours has acquired Indiana-based Icor International, a privately-owned manufacturer and supplier of ozone safe air conditioning and refrigerant products. According to Chemours, the acquisition will allow it to expand in North America and meet customer needs. “Icor has developed an

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Ontario homebuilders recognized by Tarion

April 9, 2018

Tarion has announced finalists for its 2018 Homeowner’s Choice Awards and second annual Ernest Assaly Award. Homeowner’s Choice Awards recognize Ontario homebuilders for excellent customer service in four builder categories: Small, Medium, Large Volume and High-Rise. The awards are determined

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Bradford White releases online quote system, new directory for contractors

March 15, 2018

Bradford White has launched a joint solution with ServiceWhale, an online marketplace that offers quotes for major home improvement projects. ServiceWhale’s technology will now be available through Bradford White’s online contractor directory. The solution aims to allow the company’s contractors

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AHR EXPO 2018 DRAWS RECORD CROWDS

March 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

OPTIMISM IS UP Economic outlook among exhibiting HVAC/R manufacturers is on the upswing, according to an annual survey conducted by AHR Expo and ASHRAE. Among survey respondents, 89 per cent forecasted excellent or good growth – up 15 per cent

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Unharnessed Power

March 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Blazed trails and broken barriers mark the journey into the trades industry for women. When Siân Smith presented the top nine most influential moments of her life and career, she was met eye-to-eye with 130 women – cellphones off, side

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Mobile Apps Make Better Leaders

March 8, 2018

By Jillian Morgan Killer leadership apps were the focus of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region Business Meeting. The meeting was held on January 31, 2018 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, ON. Speaker Beth

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Ontario restricts door-to-door sales of HVAC, plumbing products and services

March 2, 2018

The Ontario government has banned unsolicited door-to-door and in-home sales of certain household appliances under the Consumer Protection Act. Effective March 1, 2018, restricted products and services include: furnaces, air conditioners, air cleaners, air purifiers, water heaters, water treatment devices,

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Traditional to digital

February 23, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

James Memije and Aaron Bond often pose a simple question to new clients: “How did you find out about us?” Typically, the answer is Google. Memije and Bond are co-owners of Toronto-based AccuServ Heating and Air Conditioning. But other businesses

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Uponor to work with plumber network to leverage connected device

January 10, 2018

Uponor has announced the Uponor Pro Squad, a network of plumbers and water specialists interested in leveraging the intelligent water technology of Phyn Plus, smart water assistant + shutoff, to grow their businesses. Phyn was formed in 2016 as a

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Steps to Ammonia System Safety

December 15, 2017 by Dave Demma

Ammonia is a colourless gas, composed of one nitrogen molecule and three hydrogen molecules. It is produced naturally in the human body, as well as in nature (water, soil, air and so on). It has a very distinct pungent odour,

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Saniflo to complete Senegal sanitation project

December 1, 2017

Saniflo, in partnership with the Association Hydraulique Sans Frontières, an association that provides technical assistance in the field of hydraulics to developing countries, has led the second and final phase of its sanitation project in West Africa. The project, which

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Trane acquires leading energy storage company

November 29, 2017

Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired CALMAC Corporation, a privately held company specializing in cool energy technologies including IceBank storage tanks. CALMAC ice storage tanks are integrated with

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MIFAB Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

November 28, 2017

MIFAB recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, MIFAB engaged in a

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Solar Canada Conference & Exposition provides networking, educational opportunities

November 25, 2017

The Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition 2017 on December 4 to 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre-North Building will focus on utility scale and consumer/business focused installations. Industry experts, policy-makers and key stakeholders will be at Solar Canada

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HFC phase down schedule revised in ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations

November 24, 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the final revisions to the federal ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations concerning control of HFCs in Canada Gazette II on October 18, 2017. These revisions come into force 180 days after the date

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Taco welcomes Taconova back into the fold

November 23, 2017

Taco Family of Companies has acquired the Taconova Group. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Taconova has created intelligent building technology solutions for over 55 years. Its expertise and offerings include hydronic balancing, underfloor heating, distribution technology, system technology and valves. John

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IPS names Russell Pfeifer director of sales for Canada

November 23, 2017

IPS Corporation has named Russell Pfeifer director of sales for Canada to manage the overall operation of the company’s Canadian wholesale plumbing business. Kevin Barrington, IPS brand manager for G.F. Thompson, will work with Pfeifer in a continuing effort to

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Canadian named president of Air Movement and Control Association

November 20, 2017

Doug Yamashita, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corp., has been named president of the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc.for 2017-18. Yamashita is the third person from Acme to serve as president

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Vancouver Convention Centre first to achieve Leed v4 Existing Building Platinum

November 18, 2017

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world, and the first v4 Platinum Existing Building project to certify in Canada. Consisting of two uniquely designed

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Fergus first Canadian facility to earn A. O. Smith top safety award

November 17, 2017

The employees of A. O. Smith Corporation’s offices and distribution centre in Fergus, ON, have been presented with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for excellence in workplace safety. President and CEO Kevin J. Wheeler praised the Fergus team

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Call for contractors with natural refrigerant expertise

November 17, 2017

The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), is working to remove the barriers to adopting natural refrigerants such as CO2, ammonia and propane in food refrigeration in the grocery sector. NASRC has been hearing repeatedly from end-user retailers that while

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Global sustainability efforts garner kudos for GROHE

November 10, 2017

Fortune magazine has included GROHE, part of LIXIL, in this year’s Change the World ranking. The list includes 50 international companies with business strategies that have a positive impact on society. Fortune and its partners evaluated the social benefit, economic

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Hands-on training at spruced up Viega educational facility

November 9, 2017

Viega LLC recently unveiled its renovated Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, NH, including its Interactive Learning Center and improved hands-on training facilities. Along with the facility’s classrooms, the centre features 16 vignettes of Viega solutions. The vignettes offer touchscreen panels

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IPS Corporation sold to Sherman Capital Holdings

November 8, 2017

  IPS Corporation has announced that Sherman Capital Holdings LLC, a private investment firm, has purchased the company from Nautic Partners LLC, a private equity firm that had been the prior owner for nearly three years. IPS is a global

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Ontor expands product offerings with new lines

November 7, 2017

Ontor has been appointed distributor for two new product lines. The first is Intermatic Inc., a manufacturer of control and energy management solutions for electrical, HVAC/R, pool and spa and OEM markets. Its product portfolio includes: defrost timers, surge protection,

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NECC, Ronbow launch redesigned websites

November 6, 2017

National Energy Control Corporation (NECC), a wholesale distributor of commercial/industrial HVAC parts and supplies, has launched a revamped, mobile-friendly website. The site provides an improved part number search feature and can also accommodate partial part number searches, the organization said.

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William Skromeda wins 2017 William Clark Achievement Award

November 4, 2017

William Skromeda has been awarded the 2017 William Clark Achievement Award from the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA). The award goes each year to someone who has made significant, measurable impact on the fire sprinkler industry. Skromeda started working for