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Global sustainability efforts garner kudos for GROHE

November 10, 2017

Fortune magazine has included GROHE, part of LIXIL, in this year’s Change the World ranking. The list includes 50 international companies with business strategies that have a positive impact on society. Fortune and its partners evaluated the social benefit, economic

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Hands-on training at spruced up Viega educational facility

November 9, 2017

Viega LLC recently unveiled its renovated Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, NH, including its Interactive Learning Center and improved hands-on training facilities. Along with the facility’s classrooms, the centre features 16 vignettes of Viega solutions. The vignettes offer touchscreen panels

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IPS Corporation sold to Sherman Capital Holdings

November 8, 2017

  IPS Corporation has announced that Sherman Capital Holdings LLC, a private investment firm, has purchased the company from Nautic Partners LLC, a private equity firm that had been the prior owner for nearly three years. IPS is a global

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Ontor expands product offerings with new lines

November 7, 2017

Ontor has been appointed distributor for two new product lines. The first is Intermatic Inc., a manufacturer of control and energy management solutions for electrical, HVAC/R, pool and spa and OEM markets. Its product portfolio includes: defrost timers, surge protection,

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NECC, Ronbow launch redesigned websites

November 6, 2017

National Energy Control Corporation (NECC), a wholesale distributor of commercial/industrial HVAC parts and supplies, has launched a revamped, mobile-friendly website. The site provides an improved part number search feature and can also accommodate partial part number searches, the organization said.

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William Skromeda wins 2017 William Clark Achievement Award

November 4, 2017

William Skromeda has been awarded the 2017 William Clark Achievement Award from the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA). The award goes each year to someone who has made significant, measurable impact on the fire sprinkler industry. Skromeda started working for

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Real estate on the menu at CIPH Ontario Region business meeting

October 31, 2017

By Michael Power A total of 92 attendees were on hand for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region business meeting on October 26 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The event featured Jason Mercer, director of market

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CHC Award of Merit goes to Richard Peck

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Peck, vice president, Slant/Fin for being recognized with the Canadian Hydronics Council Award of Merit. The award recognizes an individual for a significant body of work over a lifetime in the Canadian hydronics industry. “This award is

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Deschênes Group expansion opens door to U.S. market

October 27, 2017

Deschênes Group Inc. (DGI) has entered into an agreement to acquire Corix Water Products (CWP), a division of Corix Infrastructure Inc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, is expected to be completed in January

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AHR Innovation Award winners raise the bar

October 27, 2017

Winners of the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. The annual competition recognizes products, systems and technologies featured at the AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition). The winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member

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Show to host largest-ever education program

October 24, 2017

The 2018 AHR Expo takes place Chicago’s McCormick Place, January 22 to 24. The event’s seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one- and two-hour best practices sessions and industry trends seminars. A total of 20 courses

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New leadership for Schneider Electric Canada

October 23, 2017

Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced that Susan Uthayakumar will become Country President, Canada on January 1, 2018, reporting to Annette Clayton, CEO and President, North America, and chief supply chain Officer. “Susan is a

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Combi boiler launched at Hockey Hall of Fame

October 21, 2017

Lochinvar, represented in Canada (with the exception of Quebec) by master distributor Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., formally introduced the NOBLE Fire Tube Combi Boiler to distributors, contractors and engineers at the launch event held September 12, 2017 at the

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BC invests $1.2 million in high school trades programs

October 20, 2017

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) in British Columbia is investing over $1.2 million across the province to fund the ITA Youth Work in Trades Programs. This year, 46 school districts across BC have been approved to receive $20,000 to $40,000

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Government makes move to prioritize Prompt Payment

October 18, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement instruction to prioritize prompt payment for contractors and sub-contractors who do business with her department. The additional supports calls from the vast majority of

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Bradford White beefs up boiler sales with new position

October 16, 2017

Dan Milroy, director sales and marketing with Bradford White Canada, recently announced the appointment of Mark Williamson to the newly-created position of national sales manager, boiler products for Bradford White Canada. Before taking on the new position, Williamson was Canadian

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Learning Forum daily themes announced for CMPX 2018

October 14, 2017

The CMPX 2018 Show Committee has announced new daily themes for the show’s Learning Forum sessions to directly address the interests of specific attendee groups. Day 1, Wednesday, March 21 will be “For Owners/Managers of Contracting Firms” with a selection

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Manitoba teams up with Atlantic provinces to launch apprenticeship management system

October 13, 2017

The Manitoba government recently signed an agreement with the Atlantic provinces to develop a shared apprenticeship management system that will improve and modernize online services. “Strengthening the services we provide for Manitobans is a priority for our government and we

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NRCan survey offers glimpse of energy efficiency awareness and gaps in industry

October 13, 2017

Survey findings about the awareness of energy efficiency in industry are now available in the newly published report, Industry and Buildings Energy Efficiency Awareness, Gaps and Brand Recognition. The survey, conducted by Leger in early 2017, presents the results of

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Oatey expands product offering, purchases linear drain manufacturer

October 11, 2017

Oatey SCS has announced the completed acquisition of certain assets of QuickDrain USA. Based in Denver, CO, QuickDrain USA is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of low-profile linear drain and shower pan systems for showers and wet areas. QuickDrain provides

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A. O. Smith names new vice president-engineering

October 10, 2017

The North American Water Heating business unit of A. O. Smith Corporation has named Gregory A. Reynolds as vice president-engineering. In his new role, Reynolds will be responsible for leading the residential and commercial water heater product engineering function for

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Apprentice tuition fees waived in Nova Scotia

October 9, 2017

Nova Scotia’s Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis recently announced the removal of tuition fees for apprentices attending technical training in the province. This includes online training. Nova Scotia’s apprenticeship system is administered by the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

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Danfoss joins UN initiative to help solve the world’s cooling challenges

October 6, 2017

Danfoss has been appointed a member of a new global Cooling for All panel which will work to increase access to affordable and sustainable cooling solutions throughout the world. The announcement was made during the UN General Assembly and Climate

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Wolseley Canada acquires luxury retailer Plomberium Pierrefonds

October 5, 2017

Wolseley Canada Inc. has acquired Plomberium Pierrefonds, a bath and kitchen retailer in Montréal, QC. A leader in luxury bath and kitchen products for 35 years, Plomberium Pierrefonds will immediately continue its operations under the Vague & Vogue brand, Wolseley’s

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Wolseley Canada Inc. acquires Tackaberry

October 4, 2017

Kevin Fullan, general manager – plumbing and HVAC/R (Ontario & Atlantic) has announced Wolseley Canada Inc.’s acquisition of Tackaberry Heating Supplies Limited, an HVAC/R distributor and sheet metal fabricator with four locations in Eastern Ontario. Headquartered in Kingston with additional

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Marine Institute lands Water Wise Award

October 3, 2017

The Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, has won the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) Water Wise Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes efforts of those outside of the CIPH membership working towards water

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Third Women’s Network event features Covergalls founder

October 2, 2017

More than 90 attendees gathered to hear entrepreneur and mining executive Alicia Woods speak at the CIPH Women’s Network lunch on September 28 in Mississauga, ON. Woods recounted the development of the Covergalls Workwear, her appearance on CBC’s Dragon’s Den,

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Optimize productivity and worker safety

October 1, 2017 by Justin Kissinger

Using an oversized lift on indoor worksites is sometimes like attacking a mosquito with a baseball bat. It is impractical, unsafe and might do more damage than good. Low-level scissor lifts are great tools for indoor projects, such as installing

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Movers & shakers

September 30, 2017

Bosch Thermotechnology has appointed David Lopes and Melvin Harris to sales director for commercial applications and sales director for residential applications, respectively. Lopes is responsible for the sale of heating and air-conditioning applications, focused on the commercial and spec-bid channels. He

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Canadians among the winners at the Annual UA Competition

September 28, 2017

Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To address the shortage of skilled labourers, the Copper Development Association (CDA) sponsored the copper piping portion