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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

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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