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Sons of Napoleon founders take the reins as co-CEOs

August 20, 2018

Christopher and Stephen Schroeter will take over the family business at Napoleon as co-CEOs. The newly-appointed duo are the sons of Napoleon co-founders Wolfgang Schroeter, CEO, and Ingrid Schroeter, CFO. Christopher and Stephen have worked at the company for 18

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CIPH hires new program manager for councils, membership committee

August 10, 2018

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) has hired Natalie Petra as program manager. Petra will be responsible for overseeing activities of the institute’s Pipe, Valves and Fittings Council, Education and Training Council, membership committee and Canadian Water Systems

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CoolSys purchases New Jersey consulting engineering firm

August 7, 2018

CoolSys has acquired Princeton, NJ-based consulting engineering firm Energy Squared. Adam Coffey, president and CEO of CoolSys, said the acquisition expands the company’s engineering and technology capabilities. Energy Squared provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and refrigeration engineering analysis and design for

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Danfoss acquires stake in California heat exchanger technology start-up

July 30, 2018

Danfoss has purchased minority shares in California-based start-up Nelumbo. The company develops surface treatment technology that aims to improve heat exchanger performance and prevent corrosion. Three engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, formed Nelumbo in 2015. The company currently

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G.S Equpico to take over Atlantic Canada sales for Pfister, Fortis brands

July 27, 2018

G.S Equipco Ltd. will assume sales for the Pfister and Fortis brands, under Spectrum Brands, in Atlantic Canada. Spectrum and Equipco have partnered to cover Western Canada since 2016. The arrangement was expanded in March 2018 to include Ontario. www.spectrumbrands.com

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Technical Safety BC releases Investigation Report into 2017 fatal incident at Fernie Memorial Arena

July 25, 2018

Technical Safety BC has released its investigation report into the ammonia release at Fernie Memorial Arena on October 17, 2017, which resulted in three fatalities, as well as the evacuation of 95 residents from 55 nearby homes. The report provides

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ASHRAE president focused on energy efficiency, innovative technologies for 2018-19

July 23, 2018

Sheila Hayter kicked off her term as ASHRAE president for 2018-19 at the association’s annual conference, held at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, TX from June 23-27. Hayter’s theme for the upcoming year, “Building Our New Energy

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Mestek acquires some of Barcol-Air to grow business, expand product line

June 29, 2018

Radiant Advantage Designs, a subsidiary of Mestek, has purchased radiant ceiling products and certain physical assets of Barcol-Air USA, located in Connecticut. The company has also exclusively licensed certain radiant designs and intellectual property of Barcol-Air Group, headquartered in Schwerzenbach,

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E Instruments International acquired by Sauermann Group

June 26, 2018

France-based Sauermann Group has acquired E Instruments International, headquartered in Langhorne, PA. The purchase aims to boost the group’s research and development, manufacturing service and warehousing capabilities in the U.S. E Instruments International is an industrial designer and manufacturer of

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Noble scores with 25th celebration under sunny skies

June 22, 2018

Noble held its 25th Anniversary customer appreciation BBQ and tradeshow June 22 at its head office on Jane Street in Toronto, ON. The event attracted about 1000 contractors and other Noble customers. Jim Anderson, Noble’s general manager, along with local

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Master Group continues western expansion with new Manitoba branch

June 22, 2018

Less than two weeks after the acquisition of three branches in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Master Group has opened a 16,000 square foot branch in Winnipeg, MB. The branch is located at 2065 Logan Avenue, Unit 7 and can be reached

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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