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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.

Product Management

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,

Product Management

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

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
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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

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Close to 5,000 attendees expected to “try a trade”

April 12, 2016

This April 19-21, London, ON, will host up to 5,000 students and young adults from across the province for Future Building 2016. The annual career and apprenticeship exhibition gives attendees hands-on access to activities in all areas of the construction

Women in HVACR hosted a wine and cheese social at CMPX to generate awareness about the organization and to prompt discussion between women in the HVAC/R industries.
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Women in HVACR hopes to increase its Canadian presence

March 20, 2016

Women in HVACR, a group that encourages education, networking and mentoring for women in the industry, held an informative meet and greet at the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) in March. The evening event allowed attendees to meet women

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What will the impact of tax changes be on business?

March 1, 2016 by Hank Bulmash

A dozen factors influencing taxation in the coming years.

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HRAI GTA chapter and HVAC Coalition end year on high notes

November 26, 2015

The HVAC Coalition Inc. held its annual general meeting at a November dinner meeting of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) GTA chapter. Martin Luymes, HRAI director, programs/relations, provided an update on the Coalition’s challenge to

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Tony Dean completes review of the Ontario College of Trades

November 20, 2015

Province behind recommendations to strengthen regulatory body.

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BC Contractors now required to sponsor apprentices

October 19, 2015

To support the growth of the BC apprenticeship system, the BC government now requires contractors and subcontractors to engage in apprenticeship training on new, major infrastructure projects. The Apprentices on Public Projects policy began on July 1, 2015, and applies

Dennis Costello (l) of Flocor and Jon Leeson of Desco hosted the gala, which happened to take place in the throes of Blue Jays mania, and on the same evening as a pairing of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians. Costello and Leeson leveraged the sports theme to ramp up the excitement and guests were more than game to follow their lead.
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Tandem galas mark Deschenes’ 75th

October 8, 2015

As a finale to its year-long slate of activities to celebrate its 75th anniversary The Deschenes Group held galas across Canada for the company’s key business partners. Desco hosted its grand gala at Universal Event Space in Vaughan, ON. Close

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Trade contractors coalition encouraged by industry support for prompt payment

October 5, 2015

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) reports that it is encouraged by the outcome of a September 29, 2015, Canadian Construction Association (CCA) National Summit in Toronto, ON, on the issue of cash flow within Canada’s construction industry.

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Plumber shares his good fortune

October 1, 2015 by hpac

Hospital redevelopment gets $25-million shot in the arm from HVAC entrepreneur.

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How to manage payment data

October 1, 2015 by Jacob Stoller

A look at the widening scope of online payment services provided by financial institutions.

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Apprenticeship Forum extends deadline for speaker presentations

September 16, 2015

Organizers of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum/Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) 2016 conference, Apprenticeship: Hands on the Future, have extended the deadline for submission of presentations. Slated for June 5 to 7, 2016, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC, the 2016

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Sales pro responsible for Canada

August 19, 2015

Malco Products Inc. has appointed Timothy Peterson as sales leader for HVAC markets in the U.S. and Canada. Peterson is no stranger to this role as he holds over 20 years of sales experience in both domestic and international markets.