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New moniker for the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council

June 9, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has announced that its board has voted to change the name of the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council to the Plumbing and Mechanical Advisory Council (P&MAC). In a media release CIPH noted that

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Bradley customizes offerings for industrial applications

June 7, 2017

Bradley Corp. has announced its Design On Demand program, offering customized services and products for industrial applications. Bradley’s business development experts help design plumbing systems according to customers’ needs and project goals. Bradley offers a range of plumbing products for

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Uponor merges sales and marketing with distribution

June 2, 2017

Uponor Ltd. held an open house on June 1, 2017 at its new Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, ON. Officially completing the merger of its sales and marketing headquarters with its eastern distribution centre, the innovative space supports the growth and

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Plumbers with on-demand contracts receive priority

May 31, 2017

In Quebec, starting in the fall, plumbing contractors who hold an on-demand contract (CED) will receive priority calls from the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI). These service calls include urgent or necessary repair and installation works required for building occupants’

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A tale of two plumbing inspections

May 16, 2017 by Steve Goldie

Over the years I spent as a plumber I was probably involved in at least two hundred plumbing inspections. I actually used to enjoy the ritual of getting my work prepared for inspection, filling the stacks, pressurizing the water lines,

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Kevin Wong wins Archie Watt-Industry Sector Award

May 15, 2017

Kevin Wong has won the 15th Archie Watt-Industry Sector Award, presented at the annual Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) Meeting in Alliston, ON. The OGWA gave Wong the award in recognition of his contributions and ongoing work in sustaining ground water

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A positive vibe at MCEE with more exhibitors and higher attendance

May 12, 2017

The aisles were packed again for the 2017 edition of MCEE trade show and conference for the plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R, electrical and lighting industries. The sold out trade show took place in Montreal on April 26 and 27. At 6,286,

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Aquatherm North America celebrates new HQ

May 12, 2017

Aquatherm North America, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe system manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, recently held a grand opening and open house to celebrate its new 82,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and fabrication facility in Lindon, UT. The building features space

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Wilo USA acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine

May 10, 2017

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, has acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc. and Scot Pump Company, along with component manufacturer Karak Machine Corporation. The companies employ roughly 150

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Bradford White Canada moves to new facility

May 9, 2017

Bradford White Canada has relocated from Mississauga, ON to a larger facility in Halton Hills. The company began operations at their Halton Hills location on May 1. The 75,000-sq.-ft. Halton Hills facility more than doubles Bradford White’s available warehousing space,

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Bridging the generations-CIPH tackles human resource issues

May 5, 2017

Speaker Lisa Leitch discussed “Getting Ready for 2020”, 2020 – when more than half the workforce will be millennials – at the CIPH Ontario Region Annual General Meeting on March 30. Outgoing chair Paul Balik noted that the topic was very

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NRCan posts new technical bulletins re: Amendment 15

April 20, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) reports that a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 4, 2017 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 15. This

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Industry associations gain political ground

April 18, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) report that they held another highly successful joint Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 10-11, 2017 in Ottawa sponsored by Senator Donald Plett.

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Harris Atlantic Sales Ltd. reps Aquatherm Canada

April 7, 2017

Harris Atlantic Sales Ltd. is now a manufacturer’s representative for Aquatherm Canada—Canadian partner of polypropylene-random pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide—in Atlantic Canada, including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. “Harris Atlantic Sales is very excited about

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New roles for key Bradford White personnel

March 29, 2017

Bradford White Canada general manager Paul McDonald recently announced a number of promotions and a new role within the organization. In the newly created role of director, specification and product development, Tom Gervais will be responsible for all specification development

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The case for stainless steel water heater tanks

March 21, 2017 by Robert Waters

Despite the higher price tag, stainless steel water heater tanks are often more cost effective when lifecycle costs are compared and should be presented as such. Domestic water heating appliances are the real foot soldiers of the mechanical world. They

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Grease management: Pitfalls to avoid

March 20, 2017 by Andrew Bird

As unpleasant and challenging to work with as they are, grease interceptors are a necessary and vital part of the plumbing system for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. The professional contractor has a number of roles to play in this

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CIPH expands reach of CareerTap program

March 1, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is partnering with the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) as a part of a long-term strategic plan aimed at students to raise awareness about the wide-ranging careers in the plumbing and

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New codes, regulations and policies change landscape for mechanical industry

February 17, 2017 by Robert Waters

The HVAC and plumbing industry in Canada is in for some profound changes with the coming wave of new building codes, policies and regulations. All levels of government–federal, provincial and municipal–are pushing hard to go green and reduce the impact

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New EVERLOC+ Fitting System from REHAU

February 10, 2017

Plumb up to 3x faster and 4x more securely with the new REHAU EVERLOC+TM compression-sleeve fitting system. Designed for use with RAUPEX® pipe, EVERLOC+ features polymer and lead-free brass fittings, PEXa sleeves and a tool powered by DEWALT®. Click to

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New Reducer & Union Fittings from Viega

February 9, 2017

Twelve new P x P reducer and P x FPT union options are available for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems in sizes 1/2″ to 2″. For more info  

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Saniflo Certified Installer Program

February 9, 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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New General JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ Compact, Lightweight, Great Price

February 9, 2017

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! Clear small lines, clogged sinks, and laundry drains from 1-1/2″ to 3″ in diameter with

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Make Waves in Vegas winners

February 9, 2017

Twenty contractors from across Canada headed to Vegas last month after winning the Weil-McLain Canada Make Waves in Vegas promotion. Winners, who were drawn from promotion entries for qualifying Weil-McLain boilers purchased between September 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016,

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New firms and new lines in distribution news

January 31, 2017

>> Ryan vanDyk has established True North HVAC and Hydronics Sales and Marketing firm, which represents Haier Ductless in Canada; Smart Electric in Canada; Morden National Products including Utica Boilers, Olsen Oil Furnaces, Summit Coils and Seek Thermal in southwestern

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Challenges ahead for globalization

January 27, 2017

  Ottawa’s political landscape, the Young Executive Society (YES) and awards honouring member achievements were among highlights of The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region Business Meeting and luncheon, held January 19 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

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Anderson of Lisi Mechanical wins HPAC’s Tool Take Away contest

January 18, 2017

ABOUT THE SHOW The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) held its second Canadian Hydronics Conference in conjunction with the CIPHEX West 2016 trade show, November 2-3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The popular conference featured 11 hours of advanced hydronics training

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VandeWiel promoted to CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions

January 13, 2017

Wil VandeWiel has been promoted to chief executive officer of Taco Comfort Solutions. He joined the 96-year-old privately held company in December 2014, in the position of president and chief operating officer. A native of the Netherlands who is an

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Alberta adopts National Plumbing Code without variation

January 6, 2017

The National Plumbing Code 2015 came into force on January 1, 2017 and is applicable throughout the Province of Alberta. There are no Alberta specific technical variations or changes to the NPC 2015. The Plumbing Code Regulation that adopts the

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We need thermal storage tanks with lower standby loss

December 19, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

Thermal storage tanks play an important role in several types of hydronic heating and cooling systems. This is especially true of systems with renewable energy heat sources such as solar thermal collectors, heat pumps, or biomass boilers. The most common