HVAC Supply Chain: Wounded, But Still a Marvel
Taking a step back to explore how we got here and what may lie ahead.
B.C. Introducing New Legislation to Support and Train Apprentices
The new Skilled Trades BC Act lays the foundation to address labour shortages and support skilled tradespeople.
CMPX Show on Track for March 23 – 25
The CMPX Show attracts professionals from a variety of industries; from plumbing to HVAC/R and mechanical contractors and installers.
Government of Canada Launches Campaign to Promote Skilled Trades
Recent projections estimate about 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028.
Reed Manufacturing Celebrates 125 Years
Starting the business in 1896, Reed began by manufacturing pipe wrenches and plumbing supplies.
HRAI Queen’s Park Day March 2nd
The association is calling on members in Ontario to take part in their Queen’s Park Day to meet Ontario’s elected officials.
Carrier to Acquire Toshiba’s Global VRF and Light Commercial HVAC Business
Carrier’s acquisition will include all of TCC’s advanced research & development centres and global manufacturing operations.
Ontario Launches Skilled Trades Ontario
The new agency replaces the Ontario College of Trades and is designed to provide a streamlined user-friendly experience for tradespeople.
Mestek Canada Acquires Barrie, Ontario’s Transom Corp.
Founded in 2016, Transom designs and manufacturers heat pumps, air- and water-cooled chillers, and large capacity heat recovery and make-up air units for commercial and industrial applications.
Oatey Enlists Social Media Influencers as Brand Ambassadors
First launched in June 2021, the company’s Social Media Ambassador program now includes four Canadian plumbers among its 10 ambassadors.
Gravity is Free
The greatest lessons learned on the job come from making mistakes in the first place.
Deschenes Group Reports the Passing of Jacques Deschenes
Jacques joined Deschênes & Fils Ltée in 1954, was president/CEO of Groupe Deschênes from 1988 to 2000, and he continued to serve on the Board until their most recent meeting in December 2021.
Skills Ontario Launches New Career Exploration App
Ontario college applicants can now discover 150+ skilled trade and technology specialties.
Uponor Announces Departure of Bill Gray as President, North America Building Solutions
Formerly general manager for Uponor Ltd. in Canada, Gray was president Uponor North America for almost a decade.
Marcone Acquires Munch’s Supply
In recent months, Munch’s Supply started moving into the Canadian market with two Ontario acquisitions.
The Beauty of Lessons Learned
Taking a few trips down memory lane to share some learned experiences.
AD Canada Holds First Women in Industry Network Event
The virtual event included two panel discussions featuring successful women and men from a myriad of fields and background.
Action Furnace Acquires Direct Energy Alberta Home Services Businesses
The new acquisition adds over 40 HVAC experts to the Action Furnace teams in Calgary and Edmonton.
AHR Expo Publishes 2022 Trend Report
The AHR Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV January 31 – February 2.
Master Group Expands to the U.S.
The acquisition of Virginia-based Value Added Distributors includes three regional HVAC distribution companies with 19 branches across six states.
Munch’s Supply Acquires Ontario-based TML Supply
TML Supply marks the second Ontario acquisition completed by Munch’s Supply.
Right Time Continues to Grow with Purchase of Climate Air Heating & Air Conditioning
Climate Air marks the eleventh acquisition completed by Right Time.
Investment in Building Construction Increases in October
Residential construction investment rose 1.4% to $12.9 billion in October, the first increase in five months.
People on the Move: Viessmann Canada, Tosot Bathica, Superior Boiler, Max Corp.
Harald Prell is retiring from Viessmann Canada at the end of 2021.
Armstrong Fluid Technology Launches Single Phase Pumps for Light-Duty Installations
The new Design Envelope pumps are now available for use with single phase power (200-230V) from 1/3 to 2hp.
CIPH Recognizes Two Honourary Life Members for Their Contributions
Harald Prell and Joe Senese received the Institute’s highest honour, and Ken Samson was recognized with CIPH’s 50-year Service Award.
Toronto Considering an Accelerated Climate Strategy
If adopted by City Council, Toronto will be one of only three big cities in North America with a net zero by 2040 target.
Manitoba to Dedicate Funding Towards Upgrading Ventilation Systems in Schools
In August 2021, the province issued formal guidelines on ventilation for schools.
Napoleon NS18 Heat Pump and Air Handler
The NS18 Series is compatible with any standard heat pump thermostats, smart thermostats or smart home systems working on 24V.
Mechanical Contracting Sector Contributes to British Columbia Relief Efforts
Individuals can make a contribution to this fund and support fundraising efforts through the Canadian Red Cross.