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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

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Smart water conservation focus of Uponor partnership

May 25, 2016

Uponor Corporation has announced the formation of Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International. Phyn will create an intelligent water solution designed to protect family homes and businesses from leak damage and improve water conservation with automated and anticipatory controls.

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535HA series pressure reducing valve

May 25, 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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ProLon VC2000 zone controllers

May 25, 2016

The ProLon VC2000 series zone controllers are designed for variable air volume zoning systems. Features include a built-in microprocessor, control of the Belimo actuator using Halomo technology, one digital output and one analog output, remote monitoring and configuration with ProLon

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Event highlights sustainable building products

May 21, 2016

On May 18, Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) hosted a product knowledge forum at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, ON. The event, entitled Innovative Ontario Solutions for Energy, attracted roughly 50 attendees and featured presentations on five Ontario-based sustainable building

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NIBE expands geothermal interests with Climate Control Group acquisition

May 19, 2016

NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden (NIBE), the parent company of Fort Wayne-based geothermal manufacturer WaterFurnace International, has announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with LSB Industries, Inc. to acquire 100 per cent of LSB’s Climate Control

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Toronto area firms are winners in Mestek sales lineup

May 17, 2016

HPG Sales and The Morgan Group are recipients of 2015 Sales Awards from Mestek Inc. HPG Sales, of Toronto, ON, is the recipient of the RBI Water Heaters leading sales award for the Canadian market. Goes Heating Systems in Houston,

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Mechanical Estimating Software

May 16, 2016

FastPIPE®,  FastDUCT®, and FastWRAP™ Mechanical Estimating Software can help you estimate better today. With FastPIPE® for all types of plumbing and mechanical piping, FastDUCT® for HVAC ductwork and industrial sheet metal, and FastWRAP™ for mechanical pipe and duct insulation, our

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Electric heating manufacturer invests millions in Quebec distribution centre

May 13, 2016

Ouellet Canada Inc., a manufacturer of electric heating equipment, has opened a distribution centre at 270 Avenue Corriveau in Montmagny, QC. The building, which is 45,000 square feet, is renovated to house the shipping, storage and repackaging activities of Ouellet,

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Holohan’s HeatingHelp under new leadership

May 12, 2016

HeatingHelp.com, an online resource for information about heating systems, has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its president. She will be taking over the company from Marianne and Dan Holohan. The Holohans founded the company in 1997, and over the years

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Fresh faces, along with mechanical and design tweaks, are hallmarks of the 2016 service vehicle offering

May 11, 2016 by JIL MCINTOSH

Fierce competition in the auto industry is always great news for buyers. Segments that were previously modernized infrequently, such as service vehicles, are now updated far more often in response to customer needs. Most of the 2016 vehicles underwent minor

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Helping apprentices cross the finish line

May 11, 2016 by HPAC Magazine

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s (CAF), Ontario roundtable entitled Achieving Certification: Helping Apprentices Cross the Finish Line, attracted attendees from across the country to discuss statistics, stigmas and opportunities for trades apprentices on February 26 in Toronto, ON. The chair of

Product Management

Inline Circulator

May 10, 2016

The Wilo Stratos GIGA high efficiency inline circulator has a maximum ambient temperature of 104F and maximum operating pressure of 232 psi. It has a maximum flow of 275 USgpm and a maximum head of 167 feet. Multiple control modules

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Primex names new Ontario rep

May 10, 2016

PrimexManufacturing Ltd., a producer of plastic HVAC venting solutions for the building envelope, recently announced that Air Force 1 Sales & Marketing Ltd. is representing the company’s HVAC products in the Ontario region. This partnership aims to ensure sales growth

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Learning Center enhances Watts training program

May 9, 2016

Watts Water Technologies has opened the Watts Works Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors and sales representatives can obtain hands-on experience with the company’s plumbing, HVAC, and water quality products and technologies. The 12,000-sq. ft. Watts training facility

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Malco TurboShear

May 6, 2016

Malco TurboShear attachments feature a redesigned clamp, which allows the working head to rotate 360 degrees. The rotating head can be locked in any position to ensure that the drill or impact driver powering the head does not interfere with

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Hands-on experience draws 5000 to Future Building Show

April 28, 2016

Nearly 5000 students and young professionals had the opportunity to explore careers in many sectors of the construction industry at the 2016 Future Building Show in London, ON.  Exhibitors at the annual career exhibition included the Ontario Pipe Trades Council,

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Standard Agreement expected to benefit consulting engineers

April 20, 2016

An agreement between the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) aims to help Ontario’s 444 municipalities practice a fair procurement process by outlining equitable, consistent terms and conditions for both clients and consulting engineers.  

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Wolseley merges Kitchener, Ontario branches

April 18, 2016

Wolseley Canada has merged two of its branches in Kitchener, ON, and relocated to a new facility at 780 Wilson Ave., Kitchener, ON. The branch features the company’s updated branding service model and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00