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Paragon 8145-AV

August 15, 2016

The Paragon 8145-AV auto voltage defrost timer from Robertshaw is suited to commercial freezers and refrigerators. It offers reliable automatic defrost capability, and accommodates various types of defrost systems including electric defrost heaters, hot gas and compressor off cycle. www.robertshaw.com

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Study shows land-use regulation negatively impacting housing affordability

August 12, 2016

Municipal land-use regulations for residential development are reducing the supply of new homes in Canada’s biggest cities and contributing to rising home prices, finds a study released recently by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank. “The dramatic

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Electric Eel Ecam

August 11, 2016

The Electric Eel Ecam ACE 2 pipeline inspection camera system from IPS is compact and durable. The ACE 2 features one-touch USB recording, an onscreen footage counter, a wheel kit for transportation and a heavy-duty screen cover. It has a

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CC-200 CoilPro

August 10, 2016

The CC-200 CoilPro from Goodway is a two-in-one electric sprayer. It has a built-in wet/dry vacuum that can be used to vacuum debris from coils and condensate pans. A 200 PSI pump delivers a spray at 0.9 GPM to wash

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ASHRAE handbook features lots of updates to thermal storage, district heating

August 6, 2016

The ASHRAE 2016 handbook on HVAC systems and equipment features a number of revisions to the majority of its chapters, including major updates to thermal storage and district heating and cooling. “Nearly 90 per cent of the chapters have undergone

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Wolseley Canada announces leadership change

August 4, 2016

Wolseley Canada has announced that Darcy Curran, senior vice-president, is leaving the company effective August 19. Simon Oakland, Wolseley’s global head of corporate development, will assume leadership responsibility for Wolseley Canada on an interim basis. Curran joined Ferguson Enterprises (Wolseley’s

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VYKON Niagara R4

August 3, 2016

VYKON Niagara R4 software framework for building automation and security from Canada Controls Inc. has advanced visualization with search, security and navigation tools. Programming is done with tag integration. The on-board real time clock requires no battery. The R4 framework

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Viega promotes Canadian execs, relocates headquarters

August 1, 2016

  Viega LLC has promoted Dale Heath to regional sales manager, Canada. Heath will be responsible for growing, managing and developing sales strategies for all of Canada. He has worked for more than 17 years in the plumbing and heating

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Canada to adopt the UK STEM Award program

July 28, 2016

Babcock Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, has announced the inaugural year of the STEM Spotlight Awards in Canada. This initiative honours the ideas of students entering skilled trades professions, and aims to recognize the benefits and career

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What do homeowners really want from HVAC systems

July 22, 2016

UPDATED Emerson Climate Technologies recently conducted a survey of approximately 1,500 U.S. homeowners to determine the most important features they consider when purchasing HVAC systems, what typifies a high degree of satisfaction with their HVAC contractor, and what factors might

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Dow and DuPont merger moves forward

July 20, 2016

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have announced that stockholders at their respective special meetings held on July 20, have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction. According to a release from the

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CIPH names technical consultant for codes and standards

July 15, 2016

Owner of Solar Water Services Inc. in Guelph, ON, and HPAC contributor Rob Waters, has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as a technical consultant for codes and standards. Waters assumes an advisory role for staff and

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Plumbers Supply moves to larger digs

July 13, 2016

Plumbers Supply recently moved into its new store environment in Pickering, ON. The facility, which is four times as large as the old space in nearby Ajax,  is located at 900 Brock Road, three blocks south of Highway 401 on

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Skills Competition’s move to Toronto expected to boost skilled trades exposure

July 4, 2016

Skills Ontario has announced that the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) will be moving to the Toronto Congress Centre for its 2017 event. The competition has been held at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON since 2002. It has featured 67

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Inspection orders, seals and fees may have 90-day time limit for appeals

July 4, 2016

In June, the Ontario government introduced the proposed Bill 218, Burden Reduction Act, 2016 (first reading carried). If passed, this bill will amend section 22(1) of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, to specify a 90-day time limit for

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BC Safety Authority releases 2015 State of Safety Report

June 27, 2016

The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has released its 2015 State of Safety Report. The report is an information analysis that includes data on installation and operating assessments, incident investigations and research, and enforcement activities. It is also an overview of

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McKeough Supply fundraiser a success

June 17, 2016

In keeping with its previous fundraisers, McKeough Supply once again pledged the proceeds of its Bill Porteous Memorial Golf Tournament to Camp Trillium. The 18th annual event, which was held in Burford, ON on June 16, raised over $30,000 for

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Hiring and retaining Aboriginal apprentices

June 16, 2016

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) recently published a resource that offers strategies for hiring and retaining Aboriginal apprentices. Hiring and Retaining Aboriginal Apprentices: An Action Plan for Employers draws ideas from skilled trades employers that value the contribution Aboriginal apprentices

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HVAC services company acquired by Enercare

June 15, 2016

Enercare Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Enercare Solutions Inc., a home and commercial HVAC services and energy solutions company, recently announced that Enercare Solutions had completed its acquisition of SEHAC Holdings Corporation (“Service Experts“). The transaction was completed by way

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Manitoba puts PV funding on the table

June 10, 2016

Manitoba Hydro has launched the Power Smart Solar Energy Program – a program that encourages home and business owners to harness the power of the sun through incentives and financial support. The launch took place on Earth Day. Those who

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UPDATED Thousands flock to Moncton for MEET Show

June 7, 2016

The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show drew a crowd of over 6300 industry professionals to Moncton, NB for its biennial trade event in May. “This was another strong edition for MEET,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager. “Everyone seemed very

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Hydronics event highlights latest technologies

June 7, 2016

The Fluid Forward 2016 hydronics conference and tradeshow was held June 2 in Kitchener, ON. Organized by Jess-Don Dunford, the full-day event featured guest presentations and offered over 150 attendees the chance to network and learn about some of the

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Johnson Controls recognizes channel partners for excellence

June 6, 2016

UPDATED The Master Group was among Johnson Controls’ 29 top channel partners who were recently recognized for outstanding achievement during fiscal year 2015. The Best of Brands event was held in Beverly Hills, CA. The Master Group Inc. won the

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Tips for sales and marketing

June 6, 2016

The focus was on sales and marketing at the recent Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) chapter meeting. The five presenters shared strategies on how companies might up the ante with their marketing

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Record number of competitors head to skills competition

June 3, 2016

Sixty-eight Ontario students will be heading to the Skills Canada National Competition that is being held in Moncton, NB on June 5-8, 2016. This is the largest group of skilled students the province has sent to the national skills competition

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Ventilation fan recall involves over 200 units

June 2, 2016

Broan-NuTone has recalled some of its ventilation units due to a fire hazard with a fan recall involving L500 series fans. The fans have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly. Fan models in

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NIBCO expands valve offering with Webstone purchase

May 30, 2016

NIBCO Inc. has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business unit is named, “Webstone, a brand of NIBCO.” “The acquisition will complement and enhance existing efforts NIBCO has

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Tract Systems software

May 28, 2016

Tract Systems software that allows businesses to move paper-based processes to a real-time, cloud-based application. Users can manage operations without switching between different systems. Features include scheduling, complete fieldwork, invoicing, inventory tracking and work order management. www.tractsystems.com

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Green building training now available across Canada

May 27, 2016

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Urban Green Council (the New York chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council) have partnered to bring Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) to professionals across Canada. The move is in response to

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Sheridan skilled trades programs and women are benefactors of labour union and beverage manufacturer scholarships

May 26, 2016

Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and the Canadian labour union Unifor are providing 15 new $2000 scholarships for women enrolled in Sheridan College’s skilled trades programs. The announcement was made on May 25 at Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design