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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

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Electric Eel Model D-5 Drain and Sewer Cleaning Machine

January 26, 2018

The Electric Eel Model D-5 Drain and Sewer Cleaning Machine is a continuous cable drum machine for cleaning 3”-10” diameter lines up to 100 ft. The high density polyethylene drum and belt guard will not rust or dent and holds up to

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General’s Speedrooter XL® Blends Long-Distance, Clog-Busting Power With Easy Drum Changes

January 26, 2018

Bust through stubborn stoppages in long lines with rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL® from General Pipe Cleaners. The Speedrooter XL’s powerful 3/4 hp motor drives the Flexicore cable down the line to clear 3″ to 10″ lines up to 200 feet

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Wilo USA and Weil Pump join ASPE as affiliate sponsors

January 16, 2018

Wilo USA and Weil Pump have signed on as American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) affiliate sponsors for 2018. Headquartered in Cedarburg, WI, Weil Pump designs and manufactures centrifugal pumps for construction, industrial, commercial, and municipal applications. Wilo acquired Weil

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Uponor to work with plumber network to leverage connected device

January 10, 2018

Uponor has announced the Uponor Pro Squad, a network of plumbers and water specialists interested in leveraging the intelligent water technology of Phyn Plus, smart water assistant + shutoff, to grow their businesses. Phyn was formed in 2016 as a

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Atco enters contract to service armed forces sites in Canadian North

January 8, 2018

Atco has been selected to provide facility maintenance and support services at Canadian Armed Forces sites in the Northwest, Yukon and Nunavut Territories. Under the contract, Atco will provide facility inspection, maintenance and repair, new construction and upgrades, trade services

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by HPAC Magazine

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-

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Consider alternatives when a pipe blockage or leak occurs

December 19, 2017 by HPAC Staff

Emergency pipe repair does not have to mean an entire system has to be shut down. This is music to the ears of residential and commercial customers – no more ripping out walls in search of the site of the

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Saniflo to complete Senegal sanitation project

December 1, 2017

Saniflo, in partnership with the Association Hydraulique Sans Frontières, an association that provides technical assistance in the field of hydraulics to developing countries, has led the second and final phase of its sanitation project in West Africa. The project, which

News ManagementPlumbing

MIFAB Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

November 28, 2017

MIFAB recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, MIFAB engaged in a

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Webstone offers NIBCO radiant heating products

November 27, 2017

Over sixty NIBCO radiant heating products are now available through Webstone, including radiant heat panels, PE-RT and PEX tubing/accessories, manifolds, and valves. The program features the Take the Next Step design service, whereby qualified engineers will customize system layouts at

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IPS names Russell Pfeifer director of sales for Canada

November 23, 2017

IPS Corporation has named Russell Pfeifer director of sales for Canada to manage the overall operation of the company’s Canadian wholesale plumbing business. Kevin Barrington, IPS brand manager for G.F. Thompson, will work with Pfeifer in a continuing effort to

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Vancouver Convention Centre first to achieve Leed v4 Existing Building Platinum

November 18, 2017

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world, and the first v4 Platinum Existing Building project to certify in Canada. Consisting of two uniquely designed

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Fergus first Canadian facility to earn A. O. Smith top safety award

November 17, 2017

The employees of A. O. Smith Corporation’s offices and distribution centre in Fergus, ON, have been presented with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for excellence in workplace safety. President and CEO Kevin J. Wheeler praised the Fergus team

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Global sustainability efforts garner kudos for GROHE

November 10, 2017

Fortune magazine has included GROHE, part of LIXIL, in this year’s Change the World ranking. The list includes 50 international companies with business strategies that have a positive impact on society. Fortune and its partners evaluated the social benefit, economic

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Hands-on training at spruced up Viega educational facility

November 9, 2017

Viega LLC recently unveiled its renovated Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, NH, including its Interactive Learning Center and improved hands-on training facilities. Along with the facility’s classrooms, the centre features 16 vignettes of Viega solutions. The vignettes offer touchscreen panels

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IPS Corporation sold to Sherman Capital Holdings

November 8, 2017

  IPS Corporation has announced that Sherman Capital Holdings LLC, a private investment firm, has purchased the company from Nautic Partners LLC, a private equity firm that had been the prior owner for nearly three years. IPS is a global

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NECC, Ronbow launch redesigned websites

November 6, 2017

National Energy Control Corporation (NECC), a wholesale distributor of commercial/industrial HVAC parts and supplies, has launched a revamped, mobile-friendly website. The site provides an improved part number search feature and can also accommodate partial part number searches, the organization said.

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SANIFLO® Certified Installer Program

November 6, 2017

SANIFLO® offers a free, in-person Certified Installer Program to provide accreditation and increase employment opportunities for plumbers and contractors nationwide. The Certified Installer Program provides product installation training on the company’s range of macerating and grinding upflush toilet systems, as

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William Skromeda wins 2017 William Clark Achievement Award

November 4, 2017

William Skromeda has been awarded the 2017 William Clark Achievement Award from the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA). The award goes each year to someone who has made significant, measurable impact on the fire sprinkler industry. Skromeda started working for

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Real estate on the menu at CIPH Ontario Region business meeting

October 31, 2017

By Michael Power A total of 92 attendees were on hand for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region business meeting on October 26 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The event featured Jason Mercer, director of market

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9 Top Trends in Bathroom Design

October 27, 2017 by Sebring Services

When you are involved in a bathroom renovation, you are not just creating a practical bathing space. For most people, the bathroom has become a personal sanctuary. It is not just a place to wash off the grit. It is

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Advancements help commercial bathrooms go greener

October 22, 2017 by David Scelsi

Economic challenges. Droughts. Green initiatives. Laws and standards. It is hard to pinpoint one single reason water has risen to the forefront of the sustainability conversation in the past few years. But one thing is certain, as demand for greener

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Combi boiler launched at Hockey Hall of Fame

October 21, 2017

Lochinvar, represented in Canada (with the exception of Quebec) by master distributor Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., formally introduced the NOBLE Fire Tube Combi Boiler to distributors, contractors and engineers at the launch event held September 12, 2017 at the

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How to solve water heater installation errors

October 17, 2017 by Robert Waters

Installed in every building, water heaters are one of the most common mechanical appliances, with thousands installed every day in Canada. Installations are done by anyone from skilled mechanical contractors, to do-it-yourselfers, and anyone in between. In most cases a

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Oatey expands product offering, purchases linear drain manufacturer

October 11, 2017

Oatey SCS has announced the completed acquisition of certain assets of QuickDrain USA. Based in Denver, CO, QuickDrain USA is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of low-profile linear drain and shower pan systems for showers and wet areas. QuickDrain provides

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A. O. Smith names new vice president-engineering

October 10, 2017

The North American Water Heating business unit of A. O. Smith Corporation has named Gregory A. Reynolds as vice president-engineering. In his new role, Reynolds will be responsible for leading the residential and commercial water heater product engineering function for

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2017 Best Restroom goes to Bayview Village Shopping Centre

October 10, 2017

Cintas Canada, Ltd. has announced that the Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto received the most votes to claim the top prize in the 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Bayview Village will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services. Bayview

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Wolseley Canada acquires luxury retailer Plomberium Pierrefonds

October 5, 2017

Wolseley Canada Inc. has acquired Plomberium Pierrefonds, a bath and kitchen retailer in Montréal, QC. A leader in luxury bath and kitchen products for 35 years, Plomberium Pierrefonds will immediately continue its operations under the Vague & Vogue brand, Wolseley’s