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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 Kerry Turner

  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

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Bridging the generations-CIPH tackles human resource issues

May 5, 2017

Speaker Lisa Leitch discussed “Getting Ready for 2020”, 2020 – when more than half the workforce will be millennials – at the CIPH Ontario Region Annual General Meeting on March 30. Outgoing chair Paul Balik noted that the topic was very

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Registration open for HRAI’s 49th Annual Conference

May 4, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) will hold its 49th Annual Conference at the Hilton Quebec City from August 16 to August 18, 2017. This 2 ½-day conference features keynote speakers Tony Chapman and Ken Wong who will

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Trade show pro marks 20-year anniversary

May 3, 2017

Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating’s (CIPH) trade show manager, Elizabeth McCullough was honoured at the 2017 MCEE trade show held on April 26 and 27 in Montreal for 20 years of dedicated service to the Institute. McCullough first joined

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ServiceTitan partners with Plumbing & HVAC SEO, ClearPathGPS

May 2, 2017

ServiceTitan has partnered with Plumbing & HVAC SEO to help home service businesses track online campaigns. The company’s integration with Plumbing & HVAC SEO lets customers track, measure and analyze those efforts via the ServiceTitan Dashboard. Whether running a search

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Mitsubishi Electric Sales joins low carbon effort

May 1, 2017

EllisDon has announced that Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada has become the latest partner to join its Carbon Impact Initiative. “EllisDon is thrilled to have Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada join the Carbon Impact Initiative,” says Andrew Bowerbank, global director of sustainable

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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: