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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.

Paul Myers stands beside his company van outside of Lions Gate Hospital. Photo Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
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Plumber shares his good fortune

October 1, 2015 by Adam

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

Timothy Peterson
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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.

Joe Di Ilio, president, Stanley Black & Decker Canada (centre left) and Liz Etsell (centre right), volunteer site coordinator for Habitat for Humanity GTA, with the Dewalt participants in the Habitat for Humanity Adopt-a-Day Challenge GTA.
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SBD employees participate in Habitat build

August 18, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area’s Adopt-a-Day Program attracted participation by 20 Stanley Black & Decker Canada employees in a home build in Brampton, ON, on August 18. After the day on the site, the DEWALT and Stanley tools used

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BC Safety Authority opens nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015

August 18, 2015

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015, now in its ninth year. The awards honour those committed to the safe installation, operation and maintenance of technical equipment, including electrical and

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Monetary prize, a trip and school donation up for grabs

August 13, 2015

hilmor has launched its third annual Retool Your Future Scholarship Contest. The contest has received more than a thousand student entries from hundreds of trade schools since its origin two years ago. The scholarship contest awards six grand prizes consisting

Employers must have a strategy to manage issues around medical marijuana.
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Your new drug plan

August 1, 2015 by Joe Terrett

Medicinal weed is moving into the mainstream and employers must have a strategy in place to manage the inevitable issues.

Andy Schoepke recently joined Wolseley Canada as director, sourcing and product management.
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Wolseley appoints director of sourcing and product management

June 15, 2015

Darcy Curran, senior vice-president of Wolseley Canada, recently announced the appointment of Andy Schoepke to the newly created role of director, strategic sourcing and product management. Schoepke will lead all strategic sourcing, procurement and vendor management activities in support of

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Sign on for Prompt Payment

June 2, 2015

MCA Canada and the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) issue call for signatures to support legislation.

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App brings essential skills to the forefront of trades and technology careers

May 25, 2015

Skills/Competences Canada (SCC) has introduced a new mobile app to help bridge the skills gap between the classroom and the workplace. It helps students and teachers evaluate proficiency in the nine essential skills identified by Employment and Social Development Canada

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WHMIS phasing in changes to adopt international standards

May 21, 2015

The Canada-wide Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing to adopt new, international standards for classifying hazardous chemicals and providing information on labels and safety data sheets. These new international standards are part of the Globally Harmonized System for

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MCA Canada and CIPH return from the Hill

May 19, 2015

Talks focus on prompt payment and uniform codes.

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Nominations open for Red Seal Award

May 15, 2015

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has launched the call for nominations for the third biennial Red Seal Award of Excellence. This award honours the contributions of provincial/territorial/federal apprenticeship and trade certification staff to the Red Seal Program.

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Skilled trades training in Manitoba gets a boost

May 14, 2015

A new Skilled Trades and Technology Centre (STTC) at Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg, MB, will house additional laboratory and shop space and classrooms for up to 1000 students per year in high demand trades and technologies, including HVAC and

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Ontario Ministry of Labour defines “supervisor” responsibilities

May 12, 2015

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) defines a supervisor as a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. This is a broad definition that can apply to many different people in a workplace, including