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Multistack expands product line with Desert Aire acquisition

January 19, 2017

Multistack, LLC, a privately held Sparta, WI-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, WI-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. Multistack’s acquisition of Desert Aire bolsters the company’s

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Sinclair Supply owner and president retires

January 12, 2017

Owner and president of Sinclair Supply Ltd. Dan Sorochan retired recently after over 70 years with the company. During that time he grew the company to 17 branches across western Canada, keeping pace with advancements and innovations throughout the industry.

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Ontario’s Bill 70 Amends Powers of the Ontario College of Trades

January 11, 2017

HRAI E-news reports that: On November 16th the Government of Ontario introduced an omnibus bill aimed at implementing certain budget measures and clarifying a number of laws and regulations.  Bill 70 passed second reading on November 30 and third reading

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People on the move

January 10, 2017

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. Bell will relocate from Europe to Camfil APC corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, where he will hold full responsibility for the manufacturing,

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StatCan releases November building permit report, Alberta records largest decline

January 10, 2017

According to the January 10, 2017 issue of The Daily, municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in November, down 0.1 per cent from the previous month. The decline was largely the result of lower construction intentions in Alberta, following a

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HVAC, water heater rental program launched by Service Experts

January 9, 2017

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recently introduced a program to allow homeowners to rent new, brand-name heating and cooling equipment at each of its 15 Canadian locations. Additionally, water heater rentals will roll out to all 15 locations. “Water

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How important is energy efficiency in industrial and buildings sectors?

January 4, 2017

The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) is undertaking Public Opinion Research to measure, through quantitative means, the importance of energy efficiency in the industrial and buildings sectors (including public, commercial and institutional sub-sectors) and energy efficiency brand recognition (ENERGY STAR,

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Aalberts Industries acquires Shurjoint Piping Products

December 13, 2016

Aalberts Industries N.V. has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Shurjoint Piping Products USA, Inc., Haohan Metal Co. Ltd. and Shurjoint Metals Inc. Shurjoint is known for the development, manufacturing, sales and distribution of grooved components

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How to enable today’s mobile workers for success

December 9, 2016

According to a Ryerson University survey, 70 per cent of Canadian employees are mobile in some way (physically) and this was expected to increase to 73 per cent in 2016. As enterprises move to an increasingly mobile workforce, they face

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Unico expands headquarters

December 5, 2016

With a $2 million building renovation, Unico, Inc., has added 15,000 square feet of offices and a 4,000-square-foot testing lab to its headquarters in St. Louis, MN. Unico manufactures small-duct and ductless heating and air conditioning systems in the 125,000-square-foot

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Your Chance to Win

November 29, 2016

>> Testo’s promotional campaign, “The Measure of Excellence” offers customers the opportunity to receive a free Veto Tech-MCT tool bag with the purchase of any 320 or 330 hand-held combustion analyzer kit. The offer is valid for purchases up to

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Easy-to-Use, Accurate Mechanical Estimating Software

November 28, 2016

Improve your estimating with FastPIPE®, FastDUCT®, and FastWRAP™ mechanical estimating software. With FastPIPE® for all types of plumbing and mechanical piping, FastDUCT® for HVAC ductwork and industrial sheet metal, and FastWRAP™ for piping and duct insulation, our suite of programs

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HomeStars overhauls contractor scoring system

November 23, 2016

HomeStars, an online community connecting homeowners and home improvement professionals in Canada, has announced a significant overhaul to its contractor scoring system. Previously, a contractor’s overall rating was simply the average of all homeowner reviews ever written about them. The

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Pilot aims to offer solutions to apprenticeship challenges

November 17, 2016

The Government of Canada has launched the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) pilot projects program. Designed to help apprentices overcome challenges such as financial hardship, inaccessibility in rural and remote locations, inconvenient scheduling and few training opportunities

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New direction in effort to quell door-to-door sales

November 16, 2016

For some time HVAC industry associations have been seeking solutions to the ongoing problem of unethical door-to-door sales. Though the problem originated in Ontario, it has also worsened in other parts of the country, notably Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB.

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Watts expands commercial water heater holdings

November 7, 2016

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has acquired PVI Industries. PVI is a manufacturer of engineer-specified plumbing and heating equipment for new construction and building retrofits. Its solutions utilize gas, oil, electric, steam, and hot water or combinations of energies in storage

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
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Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes

November 4, 2016

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2016 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications: National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC), and National Energy Code

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RAE Corporation’s Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils expand into Western Canada

October 31, 2016

RAE Corporation (RAE) has announced that its Century Refrigeration and RAE Coils divisions have partnered with KFDS Enterprises, Ltd. to expand into the Western Canadian market. Refrigeration agent Darren Stinson will represent and promote these product lines in Western Canada.

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HVAC firm beneficiary of media interest in orphaned sidewalk

October 28, 2016

A lonely stretch of sidewalk located across the road from North Central Plumbing and Heating in Smithers, BC made national headlines in late August, drawing attention to the company and scrutiny to a local bylaw. North Central, which is celebrating

Construct Canada,The Buildings Show
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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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The 4 Rs of selling in a competitive market

October 26, 2016 by Mark Evans

What is the right path to success in business? There are many answers to this question and for every answer opinions abound as to which one is right. Everyone would agree that finding success is one thing, keeping it is

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Proactive approach sets tone for HRAI’s 48th annual conference

October 21, 2016 by Kerry Turner

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) held its annual conference August 24 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, AB. Themed Making Every Connection Matter, the event opened with a Year in Review presentation. While reviewing material

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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

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Ford and Mercedes-Benz dominate 2016 Best Fleet Value Awards

October 18, 2016

Ford and Mercedes-Benz dominated the commercial cargo van categories in Vincentric’s fifth annual Best Fleet Value in Canada awards. Ford led the way with three awards, while Mercedes-Benz topped two categories. Winners are as follows: • Small commercial cargo van:

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On the road again

October 18, 2016

Lennox Commercial took its light commercial products on the road with the new Innovation Trucks, bringing customers the opportunity to view and interact firsthand with the latest in HVAC technology. Among the first to take equipment on the road with the

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Orlando host city for MCAC’s 75th National Conference

October 17, 2016

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is inviting members to Celebrate the Magic at the association’s 75th Annual National Conference. It is being held November 14-17 on the grounds of Disney World at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club

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Roth moves forward with Watertown, NY expansion

October 10, 2016

Local, state and federal officials joined Roth Industries, Inc. recently to celebrate the company’s $6.0 million expansion project ground breaking at its Watertown, NY facility in the City Center Industrial Park. Manfred Roth, chairman and CEO of the company, was

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Lesmerises recognized for role in promoting natural refrigerants

October 8, 2016

Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Réfrigération, has received the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award, presented by Accelerate America, the online magazine produced by shecco, promoter of natural refrigerant-based solutions. A profile of Lesmerises in the online magazine’s July-August

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Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. shores up its inside sales and support

October 7, 2016

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. is expanding its inside sales and technical support starting with the hiring of Ron McAvoy. McAvoy has joined the team as a technical support representative. He was most recently on the trade side of the business

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Bélanger celebrates 50 years

October 6, 2016

The Québec-based faucets and plumbing fixtures designer and manufacturer Bélanger-UPT proudly is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. Founded by Gérald Bélanger in 1966, the company introduced its first line of faucets in 1986. It was purchased by Keeney Manufacturing,