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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

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Marine Institute lands Water Wise Award

October 3, 2017

The Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, has won the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) Water Wise Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes efforts of those outside of the CIPH membership working towards water

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Jam packed program for ASPE Tech Symposium

September 21, 2017

The 2017 ASPE Tech Symposium is being held October 19 to 22, 2017, at the Hotel Bonaventure Montréal in Montréal, QC. In addition to the Product Show, ASPE’s Technical Symposium features education sessions for those who pay the full registration

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Rinnai to manufacture tankless water heaters in Georgia

September 20, 2017

Rinnai Corporation has announced it will be “the first to manufacture tankless gas water heaters in North America.” Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation, plans to build the facility in Griffin, GA. The company intends to start its

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Original Innovation, New Choices

September 19, 2017

Designed for IPS stainless steel, new Viega MegaPress® Stainless fittings make secure connections in less than seven seconds, which keeps projects on time. They can reduce installation time by up to 60 percent. Viega. Connected in quality. www.viega.us/mpstainless  

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Join the 2017 Grundfos Canada Walk for Water

September 19, 2017

Every day, millions of women and children in developing countries walk nearly four miles to retrieve water to meet their families’ daily needs. In most cases, even after walking for miles and miles, the water they have to drink is

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2017 Bad and Ugly contest highlights cross connection gaffes

September 18, 2017

In the world of potable water protection and backflow prevention, a certified specialist tester or inspector will find cross connections that are controlled and in too many cases, a bad cross connection with no control. The WCSAWWA National 2017 Bad

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Who’s who program draws record numbers

August 15, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating held its annual business conference June 25-27, 2017 in Ottawa, ON. More than 280 delegates and companions from across North America were in attendance, representing a high mark for the past decade. Remarkably,

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Rheem opens new water heating divisional headquarters

July 28, 2017

Rheem celebrated the grand opening of a new headquarters for its Water Heating Division on June 19, 2017. The 39,000 sq. ft. building is located in Roswell, GA, just 10 miles from the company’s corporate headquarters in Sandy Springs. Rheem’s

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Webinar to feature details on water heater technical bulletins

July 26, 2017

On March 4, 2017, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) initiated the development of Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations. This Amendment would introduce or update energy efficiency standards and, where applicable, test methods and associated reporting and compliance requirements for

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Carnevale promoted to president of Bradford White Corporation

July 25, 2017

  Bradford White Corporation has announced the promotion of R. Bruce Carnevale to the position of president and chief operating officer. In his new position, Carnevale will be responsible for managing all operational aspects of Bradford White Water Heaters, Laars

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New GM and vice president for Bradford White subsidiary

June 23, 2017

Bradford White Corporation has appointed Rich Simons to the position of vice president and general manager of its subsidiary, Laars Heating Systems. Laars designs, tests and manufactures high efficiency residential and commercial hydronic boilers, volume water heaters and commercial pool

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Holdrite joins RWC’s legacy brands

June 20, 2017

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) has completed its acquisition of Holdrite, which designs and engineers a set of products and solutions that are complementary to those made at RWC. RWC’s SharkBite and Cash Acme brands offer pipes, valves, and fittings. Holdrite

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Cross Canada coverage with Roadshows

June 19, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will hold its CIPHEX Roadshows in St. John’s (Newfoundland – September 21), Edmonton (Alberta – October 17) and Regina (Saskatchewan – October 19). The CIPHEX Roadshow connects buyers and sellers in markets that

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing a favourite among franchise owners

June 15, 2017

Mr. Rooter Plumbing was a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 26th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Niagara Falls, ON. “Mr. Rooter Plumbing is honoured to receive the Franchisees’ Choice

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HeatLink co-owners stay on after sale to Mueller

June 12, 2017

Effective May 31, 2017, HeatLink Group Inc. and its affiliated PEX-a tubing manufacturing facility PexCor Manufacturing Company Inc., were acquired by Mueller Industries Inc. The companies will complement the range of products that comprise the Piping Systems Group of Mueller