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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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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

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People on the move, Ouellet, Ridgid, Mestek, Bradley, Atlas Copco

August 29, 2019

Ariel Rubinstein has been named president and general manager of Atlas Copco Compressors Canada, effective October 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment he was general manager of Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I. He joined Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I in 2004 as

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Top ten tips to getting paid

August 27, 2019 by Dan Leduc

The attention to prompt payment legislation at the federal and provincial level proves the ongoing and entrenched knowledge that the construction industry is premised on cash flow and therefore capitalization is, if not the primary, at least one of the

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Online reviews are the new word of mouth for contractors

August 21, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

For mechanical contractors building their digital presence, online reviews are unavoidable. The potential customers searching for HVAC and plumbing contractors can be quickly enticed – or thwarted – by star rankings on websites such as Google, Yelp and Facebook. Positive

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HRAI creates government relations position focused on Ontario

August 13, 2019

HRAI recently announced the addition of a staff position focused on the needs of members in the Province of Ontario. This newly created position has been filled by Dorothy McCabe. McCabe is an experienced government relations and not-for-profit professional whose

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Industry Training Authority announces expanded services for trades education system

August 7, 2019

Trades apprentices and the trades education system in British Columbia are receiving more support through expanded services and regional outreach. This September, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) is bringing the total number of Apprenticeship Advisors to 20 across the province,

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Demand for construction workers, key trades apprentices continues to climb

August 2, 2019

By Jillian Morgan The number of unfilled jobs in Canada’s construction sector outpaced all other industries and the national average in the first four quarter of 2019, according to a recent report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. Coast

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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