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Recall: Pressure assist flushing system

June 29, 2012

A Joint Recall with Flushmate, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) involves the Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing system installed inside toilet tanks. The date code/serial number is 16 characters long and is

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Recall to replace exhaust vent collar on tankless units

June 27, 2012

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Navien America, Inc. has initiated a recall to replace the Nylon 66 exhaust vent collars with PVC collars on certain tankless water heaters manufactured from January 3, 2008 to December

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Noble veteran resigns, GM named

June 26, 2012

Michael Storfer resigned from his position as president of Noble effective June 22, 2012. He has been with Noble since its start up in 1993 when it was known as Noble Plumbing Supply. In 1997, Noble Plumbing Supply and Trade

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Trade tribunal rules in favour of domestic stainless sink industry

June 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, has conducted an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks, originating in or

MCEE returns to the Bonaventure in Montreal for 2013.
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Four shows in one at MCEE

June 20, 2012

MCEE trade show and conference will be held April 17-18, 2013 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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CIPH goes True Blue in Collingwood

May 29, 2012

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) hosted its annual Ontario Region Conference, themed True Blue Sustainability, at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, ON. A total of 125 delegates and guests arrived to take part in a variety of events,

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New Business Group Structure for Wolseley Canada

May 29, 2012

At Wolseley Canada the following promotions have been announced as part of its establishing a new business group structure. Gilles Pétrin has been promoted to vice-president, sales and business development for Wolseley Canada.Paul Kennedy has been promoted to vice-president, plumbing, taking

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Throw a potty-Saskatchewan toilet replacement rebate program

April 30, 2012

Saskatchewan homeowners (up to three toilets per household) or facility owners (apply directly for up to 20 toilets, preapproval is required for greater numbers), could receive a $50 rebate per eligible toilet when replacing high volume toilets (13-litre per flush

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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are

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ASPE and CIPH sign MOU

April 25, 2012

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to establish a framework for cooperation that will enable the exchange of information regarding the American and

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Sustainable design workshop

April 19, 2012

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is bringing its Sustainable Design workshop to Montreal on June 6-7, 2012. It will be taught in English but handout materials will be in English and French. This two-day Sustainable Design workshop will

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IAPMO R&T Offers Disabilities Act listings for U.S. and Canada

April 19, 2012

IAPMO R&T, a third party certification body for plumbing and mechanical products, has added a Canadian equivalent to its United States Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) listing program. Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990, the ADA is legislation that

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American Standard Brands to design sustainable toilet

April 12, 2012

American Standard Brands has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and test a low-cost, prefabricated toilet system. In collaboration with the Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy, and the International Development Enterprises (iDE), American Standard

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Free webinar on pending ASHRAE Legionella Standard 188

April 5, 2012

HC Info will offer a free 60-minute webinar, “Success with ASHRAE 188P and Legionella HACCP Water Plans,” on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET. ASHRAE Standard 188, scheduled to be released later this year, will require a Legionella HACCP

Cronkhite Supply celebrates milestone.
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Cronkhite Supply celebrates 100th anniversary

April 1, 2012

Company credits loyal customer base and dedicated employees to its success

Water line system with flexible corrugated stainless steel piping.
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New Kid On The Block

April 1, 2012 by Steve Goldie

Stainless potable water tubing system enters Canadian marketplace.

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Pull-out faucets stand out

April 1, 2012 by hpac

Design trend survey results show significant increase in specification of product integrating two functions.

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Intent statements published for 2010 National Fire and Plumbing Codes

March 20, 2012

Intent statements for the 2010 National Fire Code of Canada and 2010 National Plumbing Code of Canada have been updated and are now available, free of charge, on the National Codes website. The intent statements for the 2010 National Building

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Capacitive imaging sensor holds promise for detecting pipe corrosion

March 20, 2012

Researchers at NRC are investigating the use of capacitive imaging sensors for determining the extent of corrosion on metallic pipe. Detection and quantification of pitting corrosion is required to understand the condition of the pipe and its remaining service life.

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Share Your Knowledge at the 2012 ASPE Convention

March 16, 2012

Call For Papers If you are looking to share your knowledge and design experience with others in the plumbing industry who are eager to learn, contact the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) to be considered for the 2012 Convention

Date set for 2012 Ride for Habitat.
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Third RIDE FOR HABITAT set for July 21, 2012

March 15, 2012

Start your engines. The third annual “Ride for Habitat” will take place on Saturday, July 21. The ride will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Canada, a national, non-profit organization that makes homeownership possible for low-income families that could not

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Time to enter the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

March 15, 2012

The Stage 1 deadline for the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards is coming up – Tuesday, March 27. This year the number of awards of excellence has been increased to 12. Now in its 44th year, the awards program is

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Coming Together again to Celebrate World Plumbing Day

March 5, 2012

On March 11 MCAC, CIPH and WPC will be joined by other Canadian members of the World Plumbing Council including the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta, the Canadian Standards Association, the Ontario and British Columbia Plumbing Inspectors Association, UA Local

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Watts Water Technologies, Inc. Completes Acquisition of tekmar Control Systems

February 21, 2012

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of tekmar Control Systems in a share purchase transaction. tekmar is a designer and manufacturer of control solutions for a HVAC applications, including a range of hydronic systems. tekmar had annual revenues

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R-2000 Energy-Efficiency Standard gets a facelift

February 16, 2012

The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State and MP for Carleton–Mississippi Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, and Ron Olson, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, launched the new 2012 R-2000 Standard today.

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Green building trends for 2012

February 13, 2012

Earth Advantage Institute (EAI) director of marketing Tom Breunig recently wrote Green Crystal Ball: 10 Green Building Predictions For 2012. The article discusses the EAI’s annual 10 green building predictions, which include: urban density, green multi-family homes, energy education for

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$400-million ecoEnergy Retrofit-Homes program shut down

February 13, 2012

The ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes program was shut down two months earlier than expected. The news appeared near the bottom of a good news press release from the office of Minister of Natural Resources Canada Joe Oliver, announcing an additional $117 million