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Pilot aims to offer solutions to apprenticeship challenges

November 17, 2016

The Government of Canada has launched the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) pilot projects program. Designed to help apprentices overcome challenges such as financial hardship, inaccessibility in rural and remote locations, inconvenient scheduling and few training opportunities

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New direction in effort to quell door-to-door sales

November 16, 2016

For some time HVAC industry associations have been seeking solutions to the ongoing problem of unethical door-to-door sales. Though the problem originated in Ontario, it has also worsened in other parts of the country, notably Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB.

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Watts expands commercial water heater holdings

November 7, 2016

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has acquired PVI Industries. PVI is a manufacturer of engineer-specified plumbing and heating equipment for new construction and building retrofits. Its solutions utilize gas, oil, electric, steam, and hot water or combinations of energies in storage

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
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Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes

November 4, 2016

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2016 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications: National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC), and National Energy Code

refrigeration systems
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RAE Corporation’s Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils expand into Western Canada

October 31, 2016

RAE Corporation (RAE) has announced that its Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils divisions have partnered with KFDS Enterprises, Ltd. to expand into the Western Canadian market. Refrigeration agent Darren Stinson will represent and promote these product lines in Western Canada.

North Central Plumbing and Heating,building permit requirements
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HVAC firm beneficiary of media interest in orphaned sidewalk

October 28, 2016

A lonely stretch of sidewalk located across the road from North Central Plumbing and Heating in Smithers, BC made national headlines in late August, drawing attention to the company and scrutiny to a local bylaw. North Central, which is celebrating

Construct Canada,The Buildings Show
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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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The 4 Rs of selling in a competitive market

October 26, 2016 by Mark Evans

What is the right path to success in business? There are many answers to this question and for every answer opinions abound as to which one is right. Everyone would agree that finding success is one thing, keeping it is

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Proactive approach sets tone for HRAI’s 48th annual conference

October 21, 2016 by Kerry Turner

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) held its annual conference August 24 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, AB. Themed Making Every Connection Matter, the event opened with a Year in Review presentation. While reviewing material

Noble,heating show
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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

Mercedes Benz,Ford
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Ford and Mercedes-Benz dominate 2016 Best Fleet Value Awards

October 18, 2016

Ford and Mercedes-Benz dominated the commercial cargo van categories in Vincentric’s fifth annual Best Fleet Value in Canada awards. Ford led the way with three awards, while Mercedes-Benz topped two categories. Winners are as follows: • Small commercial cargo van:

mobile training,Lennox,Innovation Trucks
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On the road again

October 18, 2016

Lennox Commercial took its light commercial products on the road with the new Innovation Trucks, bringing customers the opportunity to view and interact firsthand with the latest in HVAC technology. Among the first to take equipment on the road with the

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Orlando host city for MCAC’s 75th National Conference

October 17, 2016

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is inviting members to Celebrate the Magic at the association’s 75th Annual National Conference. It is being held November 14-17 on the grounds of Disney World at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club

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Roth moves forward with Watertown, NY expansion

October 10, 2016

Local, state and federal officials joined Roth Industries, Inc. recently to celebrate the company’s $6.0 million expansion project ground breaking at its Watertown, NY facility in the City Center Industrial Park. Manfred Roth, chairman and CEO of the company, was

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Lesmerises recognized for role in promoting natural refrigerants

October 8, 2016

Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Réfrigération, has received the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award, presented by Accelerate America, the online magazine produced by shecco, promoter of natural refrigerant-based solutions. A profile of Lesmerises in the online magazine’s July-August

Aquatech Sales and Marketing
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Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. shores up its inside sales and support

October 7, 2016

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. is expanding its inside sales and technical support starting with the hiring of Ron McAvoy. McAvoy has joined the team as a technical support representative. He was most recently on the trade side of the business

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Bélanger celebrates 50 years

October 6, 2016

The Québec-based faucets and plumbing fixtures designer and manufacturer Bélanger-UPT proudly is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. Founded by Gérald Bélanger in 1966, the company introduced its first line of faucets in 1986. It was purchased by Keeney Manufacturing,

Uponor,hydronics,Dena Mayne
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New vp offerings/marketing named at Uponor

October 5, 2016

Uponor has named Dena Mayne  vice president of offerings/marketing for Uponor North America, effective September 30, 2016. “Dena brings solid international business experience that will help us capitalize on opportunities and balance Uponor’s global strategy with our local market needs,”

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AD Canadian member sales rise significantly

October 4, 2016

The largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, AD, reports that sales for its members, across seven divisions and three countries grew by 5.3 per cent for the first half of 2016, climbing to $16.7 billion

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Masters acquires two Johnson Controls’ Unitary Products Group branches

October 3, 2016

The Master Group Inc. has purchased the distribution operations of Johnson Controls’ Unitary Products Group (York) branches based in Oakville and Markham, ON. The two branches operate as The Master Group Inc., effective October 3, 2016. This acquisition increases the

CaGBC,healthy buildings,building design,Dodge Data
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IAQ and thermal comfort among top three building features

September 29, 2016

A Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Dodge Data & Analytics report released recently titled Healthier Buildings in Canada 2016: Transforming Building Design and Construction revealed new information about the factors influencing Canada’s building owners, architects, designers, contractors and public

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Partnering for safe building water systems

September 28, 2016

NSF International, a global public health organization, and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices for building water systems. These systems include cooling towers, air conditioning units for large

CSA Z8000,Gordon Burrill,Teegor Consulting,health care building standard
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Health care facility building standard workshops

September 28, 2016

The CSA is hosting one-day workshops in Vancouver and Toronto to discuss the Canadian health care facilities building standard CSA Z8000. The interactive workshops, Designing for the Future CSA Z8000, are being led by Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., SASHE, president of

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Ontario government releases Construction Lien Act Review

September 27, 2016

The Ministry of the Attorney General released the Construction Lien Act report, titled Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act, on September 26, 2016. It can be viewed at www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/cla_report/. The report looks at the effectiveness of

short-stroke,paddle vavles,Belimo
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Simple solution to leakage in zone valves yields cash prize

September 21, 2016

Belimo Americas’ Innovation Contest aims to find a simple method for detecting and measuring internal leakage in zone valves such as short-stroke or paddle valves. The winning entry will be awarded prize money of CHF 10’000 (approximately US$10,289). Entries in

Weil-McLain, AHR,contractor contest
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Win a trip to AHR 2017 in Vegas

September 20, 2016

Twenty lucky contractors will be joining Weil-McLain Canada at the 2017 AHR Expo trade show in Las Vegas. Entries into the draw are earned by purchasing select Weil-McLain products between September 1 and December 1, 2016. Winners will depart on

natual refrigerants,Carnot Réfrigération
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Owner of Carnot Réfrigération recognized for promoting natural refrigerants

September 19, 2016

Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Réfrigération has received the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award, presented by Accelerate America, the online magazine produced by shecco, promoter of natural refrigerant-based solutions. A profile of Lesmerises in the online magazine’s July-August

Eden Energy Equipment,John Siegenthaler, distribution efficiency
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Contractors flock to Eden Energy education session

September 17, 2016

Eden Energy Equipment hosted Contemporary Approaches to Hydronic Heating and Cooling in Guelph, ON on September 13 and 14. Presented by John Siegenthaler, topics in the session included hydraulic separation; distribution efficiency and low power pumping; combining hydronics and geothermal

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Manitobans adopt Click Before You Dig

September 16, 2016

Manitobans have embraced the online underground natural gas and electrical line-locate system recently introduced by Manitoba Hydro. Since April, more than 31,000 line-locate requests have been completed, an increase of 12 per cent compared to last year. Manitoba Hydro joined

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A heads up: Alberta energy efficiency requirements and enforcement dates

September 15, 2016

The transition period ends on November 1, 2016 for voluntary application of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011, and Section 9.36. Alberta Building Code (ABC) 2014 for housing and small buildings. For any building permit applications for site-constructed