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Noble team racks up over $1,000,000 for cancer research centre

June 20, 2017

Congratulations to Team Noble Corporation whose 16 members raised over $45,000 for the Ride To Conquer Cancer this year. Noble has raised over $1,000,000 since it started participating seven years ago. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, which was held

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Holdrite joins RWC’s legacy brands

June 20, 2017

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) has completed its acquisition of Holdrite, which designs and engineers a set of products and solutions that are complementary to those made at RWC. RWC’s SharkBite and Cash Acme brands offer pipes, valves, and fittings. Holdrite

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Caleffi invites contractors to showcase hydronic projects

June 20, 2017

Caleffi is once again running its Excellence contest, beginning June 1 and continuing through November 30, 2017. Designers, contractors and engineers can showcase hydronic projects that incorporate Caleffi products. Each month the company will select contenders who will be voted

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Projects from across Canada participate in CaGBC pilot

June 16, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The Standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional,

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Have your say on NAFTA renegotiation

June 16, 2017

Canada is holding consultations on the renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA). On May 18, 2017, the United States formally notified Congress of its intention to initiate negotiations related to NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. To prepare for the negotiations,

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Working together to ensure the Canada Prompt Payment Act becomes a reality

June 15, 2017

Bill S-224 An Act respecting payments made under construction contracts (the Canada Prompt Payment Act) unanimously passed third reading in the Senate of Canada on May 4, 2017. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the National Trade Contractors

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing a favourite among franchise owners

June 15, 2017

Mr. Rooter Plumbing was a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 26th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Niagara Falls, ON. “Mr. Rooter Plumbing is honoured to receive the Franchisees’ Choice

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Extech recalls digital clamp meters

June 14, 2017

A joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Extech has been issued for five models of AC/DC digital clamp meters. The following Extech models are included in this recall: Model Number Serial

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“Why I Weld” contest closes soon

June 13, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.‘s #whyiweldcontest giveaway recognizes enthusiastic welders and celebrates the things that inspire them. It is one of three different giveaways in 2017 that are part of the WE BUILD campaign, which recognizes the many ways that welding

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HeatLink co-owners stay on after sale to Mueller

June 12, 2017

Effective May 31, 2017, HeatLink Group Inc. and its affiliated PEX-a tubing manufacturing facility PexCor Manufacturing Company Inc., were acquired by Mueller Industries Inc. The companies will complement the range of products that comprise the Piping Systems Group of Mueller

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New moniker for the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council

June 9, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has announced that its board has voted to change the name of the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council to the Plumbing and Mechanical Advisory Council (P&MAC). In a media release CIPH noted that

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Big winners at Roberts Technical customer appreciation event

June 6, 2017

Hydronic sales and service company Roberts Technical Services recently held a Customer Appreciation Day at its Hamilton, ON location. Owner Wade Roberts commented that it was the support of customers, staff and vendors, along with a little help from Mother

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Take the What Am I? challenge

June 5, 2017

There is still time to enter the May 2017 edition of HPAC’s What Am I? challenge. This is your chance to win a Stanley TLM99 Laser Distance Measurer. The winner of the What Am I? contest is determined based on

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HVAC industry pros on the move

June 5, 2017

Paul Hebert has joined Giant Factories Inc. as Ontario regional sales manager. Hebert was most recently national sales manager in Canada with Boshart Industries Inc. Before that, he held leadership and business development positions in the fireplace industry with Travis

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Green building gets a push with new partnership

June 2, 2017

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada), with final terms expected to be agreed upon this

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Nominations sought for HRAI Contractors Division Awards

June 1, 2017

HRAI’s Contractors Division is seeking nominations for the Craig McCarty Memorial Award and The Gearld Inch Award for Chapter Leadership. The Craig McCarty award is presented to members of HRAI’s Contractors Division who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to

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Plumbers with on-demand contracts receive priority

May 31, 2017

In Quebec, starting in the fall, plumbing contractors who hold an on-demand contract (CED) will receive priority calls from the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI). These service calls include urgent or necessary repair and installation works required for building occupants’

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Alberta program offers rebates on high-efficiency equipment

May 29, 2017

Efficiency Alberta is launching an energy efficiency program that provides incentives to businesses that choose high-efficiency products. The Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program is designed to encourage organizations to replace old, inefficient equipment to help reduce GHG emissions.

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Tulsar aims for expansion at its new Brantford facility

May 28, 2017

  Tulsar Canada is hoping to quadruple both its production and its workforce, adding up to 150 new jobs at its 135,000 square foot facility in Cainsville in the industrial area east of Brantford, ON. There are currently 50 people

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Heat pumps recalled due to overheating issue

May 23, 2017

Health Canada, together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Carrier Corporation, has issued a recall of certain Carrier Greenspeed and Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pumps. This recall involves 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-ton sizes of the residential variable

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Nominations open for The Red Seal Award of Excellence

May 22, 2017

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

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Acquisition strengthens IR portfolio of climate-friendly HVAC products

May 19, 2017

Ingersoll-Rand plc has completed the acquisition of Thermocold Costruzioni S.r.l. The company said that the acquisition strengthens its portfolio of energy efficient, climate-friendly HVAC products for buildings in Europe with opportunities to extend Thermocold technologies to other parts of the world.

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Service Vehicle Report: Heavy-duty changes in 2017 offering

May 16, 2017 by Jil McIntosh

While consumer vehicles are constantly being tweaked to capture buyers’ interest, commercial vehicles are more about practicality than pizzazz. The most remarkable changes in the commercial vehicle offering for 2017 are in the heavy-duty pickup segment, with an all-new Super

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A tale of two plumbing inspections

May 16, 2017 by Steve Goldie

Over the years I spent as a plumber I was probably involved in at least two hundred plumbing inspections. I actually used to enjoy the ritual of getting my work prepared for inspection, filling the stacks, pressurizing the water lines,

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Kevin Wong wins Archie Watt-Industry Sector Award

May 15, 2017

Kevin Wong has won the 15th Archie Watt-Industry Sector Award, presented at the annual Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) Meeting in Alliston, ON. The OGWA gave Wong the award in recognition of his contributions and ongoing work in sustaining ground water

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The secret of turning building data into revenue

May 15, 2017 by Matt Gates

Information technology advancements are bringing about a product revolution with smart, connected products that are more available and affordable than ever before. Near ubiquitous wireless connectivity, coupled with improvements in processing power and device miniaturization, have resulted in a wave

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Mechanical contractor pays it forward

May 11, 2017 by HPAC Magazine

  Mechanical contractor Patrick Waunch, who is president and CEO of Rambow Mechanical in Kelowna, BC, is the recipient of the Canadian Construction Association’s 2016 CCA Trade Contractors Award. The association cited Waunch’s “infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the growth

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Wilo USA acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine

May 10, 2017

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, has acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc. and Scot Pump Company, along with component manufacturer Karak Machine Corporation. The companies employ roughly 150

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Bradford White Canada moves to new facility

May 9, 2017

Bradford White Canada has relocated from Mississauga, ON to a larger facility in Halton Hills. The company began operations at their Halton Hills location on May 1. The 75,000-sq.-ft. Halton Hills facility more than doubles Bradford White’s available warehousing space,

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Daikin North America launches Daikin City Revit and CAD portal

May 8, 2017

Daikin North America has launched the BIM portal, a web-portal selector of Revit and CAD files for Daikin brand products including VRV, Sky-Air, single- and multi-zone systems, rooftop units and light commercial split systems. The selector generates Revit files and