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Uponor to work with plumber network to leverage connected device

January 10, 2018

Uponor has announced the Uponor Pro Squad, a network of plumbers and water specialists interested in leveraging the intelligent water technology of Phyn Plus, smart water assistant + shutoff, to grow their businesses. Phyn was formed in 2016 as a

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Steps to Ammonia System Safety

December 15, 2017 by Dave Demma

Ammonia is a colourless gas, composed of one nitrogen molecule and three hydrogen molecules. It is produced naturally in the human body, as well as in nature (water, soil, air and so on). It has a very distinct pungent odour,

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Saniflo to complete Senegal sanitation project

December 1, 2017

Saniflo, in partnership with the Association Hydraulique Sans Frontières, an association that provides technical assistance in the field of hydraulics to developing countries, has led the second and final phase of its sanitation project in West Africa. The project, which

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Trane acquires leading energy storage company

November 29, 2017

Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired CALMAC Corporation, a privately held company specializing in cool energy technologies including IceBank storage tanks. CALMAC ice storage tanks are integrated with

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MIFAB Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

November 28, 2017

MIFAB recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, MIFAB engaged in a

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Solar Canada Conference & Exposition provides networking, educational opportunities

November 25, 2017

The Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition 2017 on December 4 to 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre-North Building will focus on utility scale and consumer/business focused installations. Industry experts, policy-makers and key stakeholders will be at Solar Canada

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HFC phase down schedule revised in ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations

November 24, 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the final revisions to the federal ODS and Halocarbon Alternatives regulations concerning control of HFCs in Canada Gazette II on October 18, 2017. These revisions come into force 180 days after the date

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Taco welcomes Taconova back into the fold

November 23, 2017

Taco Family of Companies has acquired the Taconova Group. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Taconova has created intelligent building technology solutions for over 55 years. Its expertise and offerings include hydronic balancing, underfloor heating, distribution technology, system technology and valves. John

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IPS names Russell Pfeifer director of sales for Canada

November 23, 2017

IPS Corporation has named Russell Pfeifer director of sales for Canada to manage the overall operation of the company’s Canadian wholesale plumbing business. Kevin Barrington, IPS brand manager for G.F. Thompson, will work with Pfeifer in a continuing effort to

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Canadian named president of Air Movement and Control Association

November 20, 2017

Doug Yamashita, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corp., has been named president of the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc.for 2017-18. Yamashita is the third person from Acme to serve as president

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Vancouver Convention Centre first to achieve Leed v4 Existing Building Platinum

November 18, 2017

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world, and the first v4 Platinum Existing Building project to certify in Canada. Consisting of two uniquely designed

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Fergus first Canadian facility to earn A. O. Smith top safety award

November 17, 2017

The employees of A. O. Smith Corporation’s offices and distribution centre in Fergus, ON, have been presented with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for excellence in workplace safety. President and CEO Kevin J. Wheeler praised the Fergus team

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Call for contractors with natural refrigerant expertise

November 17, 2017

The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), is working to remove the barriers to adopting natural refrigerants such as CO2, ammonia and propane in food refrigeration in the grocery sector. NASRC has been hearing repeatedly from end-user retailers that while

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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