Feds release details of the Canada Emergency Wage SubsidyApril 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.
Feds announce further support for small businesses during COVID-19 crisisMarch 30, 2020
New measures include a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
Understanding adjudicationMarch 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco
What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.
Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate CareMarch 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.
Cleaner restrooms increase customer spending, Bradley survey saysFebruary 11, 2020
Survey states that the state of a public washroom can make or break a customer’s experience.
CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplaceFebruary 3, 2020
“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”
A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks offJanuary 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
Prompt Payment and a proper invoiceJanuary 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco
What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.
Viega manager headed to Rwanda after winning World Plumbing Council ScholarshipDecember 16, 2019
Dan Rademacher will use the $10,000 WPC Education and Training Scholarship award to travel to Rwanda to help plumbers.
GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero productionDecember 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.
Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management SystemNovember 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…
West Coast ConsolidationNovember 13, 2019
Vancouver-based design-build-operate mechanical contractor Enersolv has acquired Craftsman Mechanical, a Surrey-based plumbing systems specialist.
O’Reilly named general manager for Rheem CanadaNovember 8, 2019
Barbara O’Reilly takes over the GM role from Dave McPherson, who will be retiring at the end of the year.
Atlas Copco acquires Calgary-based WestRonNovember 7, 2019
With branches in Alberta, Ontario and B.C., WestRon provides municipal, industrial and commercial pump and compressor solutions.
‘They really hate us:’ New prompt payment rules may help mend relationship between GC’s, subtradesOctober 29, 2019 by David Kennedy
“It’s not dislike, it’s not that they’re upset– they really hate us.”
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.
NEXT brings plumbing, hydronic community into Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer eventOctober 2, 2019
The plumbing and hydronics supplier brought 22 teams, 300 people, and raised over $345,000 for this year’s event.
CAF seeking innovative presenters for National Apprenticeship ConferenceSeptember 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…
Canadian manufacturer Arctic Chiller Group sold to TraneSeptember 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…
Trane celebrates investments in newly-expanded plant, business sustainabilitySeptember 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…
WorldSkills Medallion of Excellence goes to Nova Scotia apprenticeSeptember 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…
Rulers of the Flame contest emphasizes oxy-fuel processesSeptember 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,…
A. O. Smith strengthens North American Water Treatment divisionSeptember 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…
Search financial incentives by provinceSeptember 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…
People on the move, Ouellet, Ridgid, Mestek, Bradley, Atlas CopcoAugust 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…
Top ten tips to getting paidAugust 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…
Online reviews are the new word of mouth for contractorsAugust 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…
HRAI creates government relations position focused on OntarioAugust 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…
Industry Training Authority announces expanded services for trades education systemAugust 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,…
Demand for construction workers, key trades apprentices continues to climbAugust 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…