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Aquatherm adds Desco to distribution roster in Ontario

August 8, 2018

Etobicoke, ON-based Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply is the latest distributor for Aquatherm polypropylene-radom pipe. Desco, part of Deschênes Group, is a wholesale distributor of plumbing, hydronic and HVAC Products with 17 locations in central and southwestern Ontario. “We are

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G.S Equpico to take over Atlantic Canada sales for Pfister, Fortis brands

July 27, 2018

G.S Equipco Ltd. will assume sales for the Pfister and Fortis brands, under Spectrum Brands, in Atlantic Canada. Spectrum and Equipco have partnered to cover Western Canada since 2016. The arrangement was expanded in March 2018 to include Ontario. www.spectrumbrands.com

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Saniflo opens new location in Ontario

July 27, 2018

Saniflo Canada has expanded its operations and moved to a new location in Cambridge, ON. The 9,500 square foot facility aims to allow the company to meet “growing demand.” “Our new Cambridge location extends Saniflo’s heritage of redefining the plumbing

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T&S expands global footprint with acquisition of Italian manufacturer

July 26, 2018

T&S Brass and Bronze Works acquired Klarco SRL, an Italian manufacturer of faucets, pre-rinse units and hose reels for the foodservice industry. The deal allows T&S to continue its global expansion, and will offer Klarco support to grow its product

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Federal, provincial governments contribute $53.5M for Efficiency Nova Scotia

July 25, 2018

Efficiency Nova Scotia will receive $53.5 million in funding from federal and provincial governments over the next four years. Distributors, contractors, consulting engineers and other energy efficiency trade professionals must complete an online application to be listed in the Efficiency

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Lixil ramps up marketing with star power

July 16, 2018

Lixil has launched new marketing campaigns for its American Standard and Grohe brands to showcase new innovations and technology. American Standard’s “Welcome to the Big Leagues” campaign is part of its multi-year partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays. The company

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Bathroom renovations, small repairs focus for homeowners in 2018: poll

June 18, 2018

Canadian homeowners plan to trim spending on renovations in 2018 and will instead focus on maintenance and repairs, according to a CIBC poll. Top projects include basic maintenance (52 per cent), landscaping (39 per cent), and bathroom renovations (39 per

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Watts opens third U.S. training centre in North Carolina

June 8, 2018

Watts has unveiled its latest training centre in St. Pauls, NC. The company has two other facilities in North Andover, MA and Woodland, CA, respectively.    Located in a manufacturing facility, the 3,000 square foot Watts Works Learning Center houses

Noble plumbing HVAC scholarship George Brown College
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Noble scholarship offered to plumbing, HVAC students at Toronto college

May 30, 2018

Noble has donated $30,000 to fund scholarships for plumbing and HVAC students at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. The Noble Futures Award will be presented annually to four first- and second-year full-time students for the next five years, starting

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Thermostatic mixing valves

May 30, 2018 by Robert Waters

Are thermostatic mixing valves for plumbing or hydronic heating? Well it turns out they are for both. The same valve can be found in the domestic hot water supply system, as well as the control valve for a hydronic heating

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General JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ Compact, Lightweight, Great Price

May 18, 2018

The compact, lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners offers a great way to clear grease, sand and ice clogs – at a great price! Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, the Mini-Jet is a great (and small) investment.

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Beyond aesthetics

May 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Accessible home design fuels an evolution of the kitchen for homeowners and of installation practices for plumbing contractors.

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Viega PureFlow® System

May 15, 2018

This PureFlow PEX is more than meets the eye. It’s been specially designed for commercial and residential builders. The system installs in a fraction of the time compared to alternatives. It’s reliable. The incredibly ef­ficient. A modern feat of German

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JG ProLock: Design Meets Technology

May 15, 2018

With advanced thermoplastic material for extreme conditions, and connecting to copper, PEX and CPVC, JG ProLock is the most durable, versatile fitting on the market. ProLock was designed to help professionals with all kinds of jobs – it’s code-approved in

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CIPH welcomes new PMAC program manager

April 27, 2018

Akshay Sharma has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as program manager for the Plumbing and Mechanical Advisory Council (PMAC). Sharma will assist in managing, coordinating, planning and providing support to the council on projects. “We are

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Ottawa backflow prevention program in effect

April 27, 2018

Ottawa has rolled out a backflow prevention program to prevent contaminated water from buildings entering the city’s drinking water system. Under by-law number 2013-360, the program came into effect January 1, 2018 and is scheduled to roll out over a

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Skills Canada National Competition heads to Edmonton

April 25, 2018

Over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions, representing six sectors, will take place at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). SCNC will be held from June 4 to 5, 2018 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, AB. It

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Mueller acquires Ontario manufacturer to grow product offering

April 17, 2018

Mueller industries has acquired Ontario-based manufacturer Die-Mold Tool Limited to grow its flow control product offering in the area of pressure plastics. Die-Mold Tool is a manufacturer of plastic PEX and plumbing-related fittings, as well as plastic injection tooling. Mueller

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Manitoba health-care facilities receive funding for HVAC, pump upgrades

March 29, 2018

The Manitoba government has approved over 120 health-care facility maintenance projects across the province, totaling nearly $30 million in funding. Projects include: Mould remediation in the medical records archive room at the Thompson General Hospital in Thompson, MB, as well

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Rough & Concrete Floor Installation Box

March 15, 2018

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Today’s the day: associations encourage nationwide participation in World Plumbing Day

March 11, 2018

World Plumbing Day is here, and there are myriad ways to participate in this effort to increase awareness about the role of plumbing in health and safety. The Canadian Institute for Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association

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New products, trends and technology at Interior Design Show Toronto

March 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto celebrated its 20th year with a look to the future. The showcase theme Future Forward focused on elements of design that have contributed to an evolution of the architectural and design industry. In the plumbing

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Mobile Apps Make Better Leaders

March 8, 2018

By Jillian Morgan Killer leadership apps were the focus of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region Business Meeting. The meeting was held on January 31, 2018 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, ON. Speaker Beth

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Lead Free Press Valves from Jomar

March 7, 2018

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BACKFLOW PREVENTION: PROTECTING OUR WATER SUPPLY

March 6, 2018 by Robert Waters

In today’s modern world, maintaining the supply of safe, clean drinking water can be challenging with so many potential chemical contaminants. In addition, there are many different ways that potable water systems can be cross connected with other systems. Regulated

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New Solar Faucets and Flush Valves

March 1, 2018

www.deltacommercialfaucets.ca

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California pipe repair company builds new plant in Ontario

February 28, 2018

Nu Flow Technologies has built a 38,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Toronto, ON in response to growth, according to the pipe system repair company. The plant includes a research and development laboratory, a metal fabrication shop, painting facilities and

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Visit HPAC at CMPX for your chance to win a flameless press technology system

February 20, 2018

Stop by HPAC’s booth at the top of the escalator on March 21 (opening day) for your chance to win Viega’s flameless press technology system. It reduces installation time and enables installers to make press connections in difficult-to-reach areas and

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Interior Design Show Toronto focuses on the future

February 17, 2018

Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto celebrated its 20th year with a look to the future. The showcase theme Future Forward focused on elements of design that have contributed to an evolution of the architectural and design industry. In the plumbing

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Gerber’s New Viper Toilet: High Performing and Water Efficient

January 26, 2018

Gerber’s new WaterSense® approved Viper® 1.0 toilet is easy to install, and can withstand the rigors of high flushing demand while saving thousands of gallons of water each year. Water conservation without sacrificing performance. Learn More