Master Group Acquires Gagnon & Associates
The Master Group employs over 1,000 individuals across 50 branches.
Johnson Controls Selects Environmentally Sustainable R-454B as Future Refrigerant
In addition to reducing environmental impact, R-454B is expected to be more compatible with existing R-410A equipment designs.
Franklin Electric Secures Acquisition of New Aqua
Franklin Electric provides the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel.
Canada to Invest $10 million Into New Energy Advisor Jobs
Expected in the reported call for proposals is a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country.
Report: Heavy Demand Nationally for Red Seal Trade Apprentices
To meet anticipated demand, Canada will need a total of 375,026 apprentices across 56 Red Seal trades over the next five years.
E-volution – 2021 Service Vehicle Round-up
Despite more talk about electric vehicles, for now service truck and van updates in 2021 focus more on fuel efficiency and convenience features.
Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between ASHRAE and IUVA
The new Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) defines parameters by which ASHRAE and IUVA will work cooperatively.
IPEX Opens Two New Distribution Centres in Winnipeg and Dartmouth
Both openings will allow the company to improve service by bringing more products closer to customers and end-users.
Ontario Introduces Plan of New Crown Agency to Replace Ontario College of Trades
Under the proposed legislation, Skilled Trades Ontario would become the province’s industry-informed training authority.
Third Straight Record Month for Building Permits Recorded in Canada
Three consecutive monthly highs led to a record-setting first quarter, up 12.7% to $31.2 billion.
Canada-Turkey Virtual HVAC/R Trade Delegation Event
Being held June 1 to 3, members of the Canadian HVAC/R industry are invited to meet with 17 HVAC/R exporting companies from Turkey.
OptiFlex BACnet Building Controllers
Both models include Ethernet, serial, and USB ports for easy network connectivity.
Canadian Indoor Air Quality Summit Debuts in April
The webinar will focus on indoor air quality and getting back to work post pandemic.
Record Month recorded for Building Permits in February
Showing a huge increase was the commercial component which increased 11.4 per cent.
NADCA Releases 2021 Standard for Cleaning HVAC Systems
New standards are based on their own and associated organizations’ research based on reliable principles.
Construction industry-focused job board goes live
“As we exit the COVID pandemic, the need for qualified talent in this sector will be greater than ever.”
Smart Buildings: Connecting components and the trades
From rendering, to ribbon cutting, to operations, Canadian building…
Right Time Group acquires AtlasCare
AtlasCare is the fifth acquisition completed by Right Time, and the first following the Group’s acquisition by San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors in December 2020.
StatsCan Report: regional income disparities for newly certified journeypersons
New study finds that starting incomes of newly-certified journeypersons in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador have fallen since 2014, while the incomes in Central Canada have risen.
Report shares methods for measuring loss of labour productivity
White Paper commissioned by MCAA, NECA and SMACNA presents ways contractor firms can quantify loss of productivity on contract work due to
COVID-19 or other unforeseen causes.
The Troubles I Have Seen
Sharp eyesight, an inquisitive mind and deductive reasoning are all required when solving HVAC problems.
Be Heard: Ontario is replacing its College of Trades – What would you like to see?
HRAI is inviting individuals related to the HVAC/R industry to online sessions on Wednesday, December 16th to share their thoughts on how Ontario’s skilled trades sector should be governed.
Why Subs Can’t Afford to Leave Data Behind
When it comes to data ownership in the construction…
Building Readiness Guide Update from ASHRAE
The Building Readiness Guide includes additional information and clarifications so that owners can avoid operating their HVAC systems 24/7.
New Rep for Weil-McLain in Manitoba/Thunder Bay
Winnipeg-based Hydron-Aire Ltd. has taken on the representation of the Weil-McLain Canada territory from Fernando Carreiro who is retiring after 15 years as the region’s agent.
NRCan offers limited time 25% subsidy on HRAI virtual training courses
The NRCAN subsidy is being offered for a limited time between May 19th and June 30th, 2020 or until the subsidy is exhausted.
Technical Safety BC moves to all digital design registration
Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.
In Conversation: Helping the homeless and adapting to new realities during the pandemic
We spoke with Michael Storfer and Carolina Lorenz of NEXT Supply, the plumbing and hydronics wholesaler in the Greater Toronto Area, about maintaining its commitments to its customers, co-workers and community in these challenging times.
In Conversation: Community Outreach During Covid-19
Calgary’s Ace Plumbing and Heating is offering free pick-up and delivery of groceries and complimentary replacement furnace filters and water softener salt to comfort clients during COVID-19. We speak with company owner Jack Devetten.
In Conversation: Managing the Curveballs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In conversation with Justin Boisvert, owner of Bi-Temp Ltd. In Belleville, Ont., a residential and commercial HVAC contractor and service provider.