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Check out agenda for Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017

April 28, 2017

Join HPAC on September 14, 2017, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics Summit 2017 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport. You will see the latest technologies

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Rebates, incentives and a view to the future highlight spring meeting

April 27, 2017

Over 100 members and guests joined The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) and CISCO at the Waterpark Place Innovation Centre in Toronto for the 2017 HRAI Spring Meeting. Guest speakers included Barry Wright of Grosvenor Training, Mike Lio

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Ouellet celebrates half century of innovation

April 21, 2017

Ouellet Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “This is a historic moment for the owners and directors of the company. We want to recognize it throughout the year and we will therefore be organizing celebratory events every month,”

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NRCan posts new technical bulletins re: Amendment 15

April 20, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) reports that a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 4, 2017 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 15. This

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Service Experts is under new leadership

April 18, 2017

Enercare Inc., parent company of Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, has announced the retirement of Scott Boxer, effective May 2017, and the appointment of Scott Boose as president and chief executive officer. Boose has assumed responsibility for the strategic

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Industry associations gain political ground

April 18, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) report that they held another highly successful joint Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 10-11, 2017 in Ottawa sponsored by Senator Donald Plett.

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Call for speakers issued by Buildings Canada

April 14, 2017

Buildings Canada invites you to submit a seminar topic to be considered for The Buildings Show Seminar Program on November 29 to 30, 2017. Share your expertise with an audience of influential buyers and decision-makers by being a part of

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Wolseley Canada names new president

April 7, 2017

Wholesale distributor Wolseley Canada Inc. has announced the appointment of Kevin Fancey to the position of president, effective June 5, 2017. He is assuming the role Simon Oakland has held on an interim basis since Darcy Curran left the company

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Superior Boiler Works celebrates 100 years

April 5, 2017

Superior Boiler Works, Inc. is celebrating 100 years as a continuously operating business. The business began as Superior Welding Shop in Hutchinson Kansas, in 1917. Superior Welding trained welding students during WWII and graduated more than 200 students. The company

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Wolseley ONE sees large turnout, addresses regulatory issues

April 4, 2017

There was a large turnout on the show floor for Wolseley Canada’s second Wolseley ONE Tradeshow March 29 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Attendees networked while perusing over 70 plumbing and HVAC/R vendor displays for information and industry trends. A

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Goodman launching Emerson Copeland Scroll compressor

April 3, 2017

Goodman Manufacturing is launching Emerson’s new Copeland Scroll two-stage compressor in its new 16-18 SEER systems. “Goodman is very excited to be the first to introduce the next generation Copeland Scroll two-stage compressor in our 16 and 18 SEER product

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Your opportunity to support skills development

March 30, 2017

The Skills Ontario (Heating System Technician) committee is on the hunt for industry volunteers and donors to take part in Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition. The Skills Ontario Competition is scheduled for May 1 to 3, 2017 at

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New roles for key Bradford White personnel

March 29, 2017

Bradford White Canada general manager Paul McDonald recently announced a number of promotions and a new role within the organization. In the newly created role of director, specification and product development, Tom Gervais will be responsible for all specification development

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Staged regulatory amendments to BC safety regulations

March 27, 2017

BC Safety Authority has issued an information bulletin to explain how Ministerial Order M065, which was deposited in February 2017, amends the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (PEBPVRSR); Elevating Devices Safety Regulation (EDSR); Gas Safety Regulation

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BC contractor honoured for support of apprenticeship and trades training

March 25, 2017

The 2016 CCA Trade Contractor Award of Recognition has been awarded to Patrick Waunch of Rambow Mechanical in Kelowna, BC, for his infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the growth and improvement of the industry, the association and the trade contractors

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RSES Canadian Capital Chapter to host annual conference

March 24, 2017

UPDATED The annual Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Canada Conference will be held at Algonquin College in Ottawa on May 5 and 6, 2017. The program includes four speakers, opportunities to test for the CM, CMS designation and a dinner

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ICP honours three Canadian wholesalers

March 23, 2017

International Comfort Products (ICP) recently honoured three Canadian HVAC wholesalers as the Comfortmaker, KeepRite and Tempstar distributors of the year for their achievements in customer support and sales growth. Mike DuFour, general sales manager, ICP Canada, presented the awards to:

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ASHRAE heads west for annual conference

March 21, 2017

ASHRAE’s Annual Conference will be held June 24 to 28 in Long Beach, CA. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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What to consider when expanding your business

March 20, 2017 by Hank Bulmash

Growing your business by expanding to another province is a big step and the process can be complicated. Before beginning operations in a second province you have to determine if your company is legally able to do business there. Federally

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Magna invests in Skills Ontario initiatives

March 8, 2017

Skills Ontario has announced that it will receive a $100,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps. The Skills Ontario Competition, scheduled for May 1-3,

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Mechanical Contractors Association moves on up

March 7, 2017

As of February 1, MCA Canada is located in Suite 701, just one floor up from its previous location at 280 Albert St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5G8. Contact information remains the same.

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Energy Efficiency Regulations come into effect in June

March 2, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) recently announced that Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations had been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18. The amendment

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CIPH expands reach of CareerTap program

March 1, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is partnering with the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) as a part of a long-term strategic plan aimed at students to raise awareness about the wide-ranging careers in the plumbing and

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Manufacturers prohibit the use of furnaces for construction heat

February 27, 2017

On February 1, 2016 the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) released a position paper stating that HRAI’s gas furnace manufacturers adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process

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Technology, building relationships and the province’s climate change plan among issues at OGA conference

February 25, 2017

Building partnerships was a central motif running through much of the second day of the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) conference, an event held February 21-22 in Mississauga, ON. Those themes emerged during the keynote presentation February 22, as Glen Murray,

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Well-deserved Vegas winning streak for Robert Bean

February 23, 2017

HPAC columnist Robert Bean is the 2017 recipient of the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award. The award was presented on January 30 at the AHR 2017 Show in Las Vegas, NV. Bean, who is an industry leading expert

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Record number of Canadians head to Vegas for ASHRAE, AHR Expo

February 22, 2017

UPDATED North America’s premier HVAC/R event, the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference at Caesars Palace, as well as the AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, exceeded record-breaking attendance from the Conference and Expo that were held in Las Vegas

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Update on prompt payment legislation

February 17, 2017

On February 6, 2017 the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) met in Ottawa with senior representatives from Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Prompt Payment Task Force to discuss actions that could be implemented to support Bill S-224:

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Kilmer Environmental wins Seresco Rep­ of the Year Canada

February 15, 2017

Seresco Technologies, a manufacturer of indoor pool dehumidification equipment, has named Kilmer Environmental of Mississauga, ON, as its “2016 Rep of Year-Canada.” The announcement was made at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2017) on January 30

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Beckett issues product advisory

February 13, 2017

Beckett Corporation has issued a bulletin regarding its Cleancut pump A2EA-6527. Pumps manufactured in March, April and May 2016 might present a tightness issue on Inlet/Return 1/4-18 NPTF plugs. To identify the pumps check the date stamped on the top