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Ideal Supply acquisition strengthens Deschênes’ purchasing power

September 14, 2016

Ideal Supply Company Limited, a southwestern Ontario wholesale distributor to the electrical, industrial and automotive industries, has been acquired by Montreal-based Deschênes Group Inc. Deschênes Group now operates nine companies across Canada, each managed independently. The name Ideal Supply will

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Ariston Thermo acquires NTI

September 13, 2016

NTI, a manufacturer of high-efficiency condensing boilers and water heaters, with manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick, has announced that Ariston Thermo of Milan, Italy, has acquired controlling interest in the family‐run business. NTI has been manufacturing in Canada for the

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A new contender in the North American thermoplastic pipe market

September 12, 2016

Massachusetts-based thermoplastic valve and pipe manufacturer Asahi/America, Inc. has announced a partnership with Bänninger. Through this new partnership, Asahi/America will have exclusive distribution rights in North America to the German manufacturer’s PP-RCT piping systems for the commercial plumbing market. At

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General’s New Gen-Eye Prism® Video Pipe Inspection System Lets You Use Your Tablet or Smartphone

September 12, 2016

The new Gen-Eye Prism® video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners lets you use a tablet or Smartphone to monitor your inspection work – and record it. No need to pay extra for a monitor or recording device. A Wi-Fi

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Door-to-door Bill potentially damaging to reputable contractors

September 9, 2016

In June this year, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) met with MPP Yvan Baker on the proposed Bill 193, Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016. HRAI’s role in this discussion included voicing concerns about specific wording used in

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Fortune Brands’ Global Plumbing Group acquires Riobel

September 8, 2016

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.’s new Global Plumbing Group (GPG) has acquired Riobel, a Canadian bathroom showroom brand. Riobel, which is headquartered in St-Jérôme, Quebec, has approximately $40 million in annual sales. As part of its expansion into the

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Johnson Controls and Tyco complete merger

September 7, 2016

A newly-formed Johnson Controls began operations on September 6, 2016, following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco. With the merger of the provider of building efficiency solutions and the provider of fire and security solutions, the new company

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Aqua-Tech to rep Xylem product lines in Ontario

September 1, 2016

Xylem Applied Water Systems and Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. have announced that Aqua-Tech will represent Bell & Gossett – Residential HVAC Product Group, McDonnell & Miller and Hoffman Specialty products in Ontario. The manufacturer’s representative will be working with

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Three Canadian winners in SMACNA inaugural safety awards

August 30, 2016

A commitment to workplace safety has placed three Canadian firms among the winners of SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). The member winners in the inaugural Canadian SSEAP were determined in man-hour categories. The Canadian safety awards include an overall

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Chénier steps down from Dettson leadership

August 26, 2016

Marc Chénier is leaving Dettson Industries as of September 2. He joined Dettson in April 2011 as sales and marketing director following the acquisition of the company by the Ouellet Group. He was appointed general manager in January 2013. Effective

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Solutions Kits

August 26, 2016

Reed Solutions Kits include a Quick Release tubing cutter and two DEB deburr/chamfer tools for plastic pipe all contained in a sturdy plastic case. The tubing cutter produces a square cut so the pipe bottoms out in the fitting. www.reedmfgco.com

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4Dimensional strut system

August 25, 2016

Eaton’s 4Dimensional strut system has a modular design and is compatible with most traditional fittings and accessories. Suited to new and retrofit applications, it has two-sided and four-sided functionality. The SH hole accepts 5/8-inch hardware and the system is lightweight.

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Update on Red Seal Occupational Standard

August 23, 2016

When the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) launched the Strengthening the Red Seal initiative, one of the top priorities was to achieve an improved standard. The piloting of the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) in the Construction Electrician

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Maintenance couplings

August 23, 2016

AquaRise maintenance couplings from IPEX are suited to repairs of AquaRise pipe. The mechanical joint end connections and rubber-lined stainless steel construction provides a pipe-to-pipe alternative connection. They are available in sizes one- through four-inches. The couplings are listed to

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Experience Canada’s north through Tundra Take-Back program

August 18, 2016

Have you or your staff ever wanted to experience Canada’s North?  Now is your chance. The Tundra Take-Back program is in urgent need of volunteers for a vehicle and appliance recycling project this September. The program will be in four

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535HA series pressure reducing valves

August 17, 2016

Caleffi’s 535HA series pressure reducing valves are suited to residential and commercial applications. They feature a dial indicator with direct readout, which allows for easy pressure pre-adjustment. After installation, the system pressure will automatically adjust itself to the set value.

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Carrier honours two Canadian HVAC/R firms

August 16, 2016

In recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. recently received the 2016 President’s Award from Carrier at a ceremony in Huntington Beach, CA. This

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New provider of Dollars to $ense training

August 15, 2016

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is now the sole licensee for delivering all the Dollars to $ense (D2$) training workshops across Canada. This licence also includes the possibility of offering the workshops internationally through CIET’s sister-company the International

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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