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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

Taco Comfort Solutions
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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

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In it for the long haul

December 16, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

A Canadian has landed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest actively employed plumber, and at 92 years old, Lorne Figley of Saskatoon, SK has no intention of laying down his wrench any time soon. It was Figley’s daughter,

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Viega Extended No-Stop Couplings

November 28, 2016

Viega offers six new, extended no-stop coupling options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for joining schedule 5 to schedule 40 black iron pipe in sizes 1/2″ to 2″. The Viega MegaPress system uses modern cold press connections for

Water Wise Award,Vancouver Aquarium,CIPH,CIPHEX West,water conservation
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Vancouver Aquarium recipient of CIPH National Water Wise Award

November 10, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) awarded the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre with its National Water Wise Award at CIPHEX West in Vancouver, BC. The award recognizes the Aquarium’s longstanding commitment to aquatic life conservation, education, research

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World Toilet Day raises awareness of sanitation shortfalls

November 9, 2016

World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future –

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Watts expands commercial water heater holdings

November 7, 2016

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has acquired PVI Industries. PVI is a manufacturer of engineer-specified plumbing and heating equipment for new construction and building retrofits. Its solutions utilize gas, oil, electric, steam, and hot water or combinations of energies in storage

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Innovative products in the spotlight at CIPHEX West

November 5, 2016

Winners of the New Product Competition at CIPHEX West are: Sunrise Tradex Corporation, The Mini: Movable Split Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Viessmann Manufacuring Company, Vitosol FM, Alternative Energy (Solar, Geothermal, etc.): tekmar Control Systems (A Watts Brand), WiFi

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
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Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes

November 4, 2016

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2016 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications: National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC), and National Energy Code

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Technology exists to move Canada closer to the European average water usage, the only obstacle is ourselves

October 26, 2016 by Steve Goldie

“Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” It has been 40 years since I first read these words in my high school English class and for some reason

Construct Canada,The Buildings Show
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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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Saving big with little changes

October 21, 2016 by Jon Gustafson

Professionals looking to boost water conservation often set their sights on the biggest — and often most expensive — water-using equipment in a facility. But while big-ticket items are an important part of overall conservation, there is a lot to

CIPHEX West
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Trade show features full conference program, including hydronics

October 21, 2016 by Kerry Turner

In addition to 30,000 square feet of exhibits, CIPHEX West trade show will also feature a full conference program, new product showcase, the Canadian Hydronics Conference and the new Executive Summit. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, CIPHEX West is

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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

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Solar thermal runs hot and cold

October 17, 2016 by Robert Waters

Having been involved with the solar water heating (SWH) industry since the early 1980s, I can tell you that it has faced many challenges. A look at its history in Canada reveals that SWH has been on a roller coaster

Aquatech Sales and Marketing
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Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. shores up its inside sales and support

October 7, 2016

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. is expanding its inside sales and technical support starting with the hiring of Ron McAvoy. McAvoy has joined the team as a technical support representative. He was most recently on the trade side of the business

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Bélanger celebrates 50 years

October 6, 2016

The Québec-based faucets and plumbing fixtures designer and manufacturer Bélanger-UPT proudly is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. Founded by Gérald Bélanger in 1966, the company introduced its first line of faucets in 1986. It was purchased by Keeney Manufacturing,

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New vp offerings/marketing named at Uponor

October 5, 2016

Uponor has named Dena Mayne  vice president of offerings/marketing for Uponor North America, effective September 30, 2016. “Dena brings solid international business experience that will help us capitalize on opportunities and balance Uponor’s global strategy with our local market needs,”

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AD Canadian member sales rise significantly

October 4, 2016

The largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, AD, reports that sales for its members, across seven divisions and three countries grew by 5.3 per cent for the first half of 2016, climbing to $16.7 billion

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Partnering for safe building water systems

September 28, 2016

NSF International, a global public health organization, and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices for building water systems. These systems include cooling towers, air conditioning units for large

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Win a trip to AHR 2017 in Vegas

September 20, 2016

Twenty lucky contractors will be joining Weil-McLain Canada at the 2017 AHR Expo trade show in Las Vegas. Entries into the draw are earned by purchasing select Weil-McLain products between September 1 and December 1, 2016. Winners will depart on

NTI
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Ariston Thermo acquires NTI

September 13, 2016

NTI, a manufacturer of high-efficiency condensing boilers and water heaters, with manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick, has announced that Ariston Thermo of Milan, Italy, has acquired controlling interest in the family‐run business. NTI has been manufacturing in Canada for the

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A new contender in the North American thermoplastic pipe market

September 12, 2016

Massachusetts-based thermoplastic valve and pipe manufacturer Asahi/America, Inc. has announced a partnership with Bänninger. Through this new partnership, Asahi/America will have exclusive distribution rights in North America to the German manufacturer’s PP-RCT piping systems for the commercial plumbing market. At

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Fortune Brands’ Global Plumbing Group acquires Riobel

September 8, 2016

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.’s new Global Plumbing Group (GPG) has acquired Riobel, a Canadian bathroom showroom brand. Riobel, which is headquartered in St-Jérôme, Quebec, has approximately $40 million in annual sales. As part of its expansion into the

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Aqua-Tech to rep Xylem product lines in Ontario

September 1, 2016

Xylem Applied Water Systems and Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. have announced that Aqua-Tech will represent Bell & Gossett – Residential HVAC Product Group, McDonnell & Miller and Hoffman Specialty products in Ontario. The manufacturer’s representative will be working with

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Contrac’s Clark

August 22, 2016

Contrac’s Clark wall hung elongated flushometer bowl meets ADA accessibility standards. The Clark is made of vitreous china and is LEED compliant. It has a 4.8 Lpf bowl and siphon jet action. www.contrac.ca  

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OS&B GM receives Joseph K. Seidner award

August 19, 2016

Kevin Ernst, P.Eng, general manager, Oakville Bending & Stamping is the sixteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing (CACP) meeting in Ottawa, ON, August 16, 2016. The

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IPEX expands piping systems plant in Alberta

August 11, 2016

IPEX, a thermoplastic piping systems manufacturer, has completed a plant expansion in Edmonton AB. The development represents a $55.4-million investment for the company. The expansion is 17,245 square feet and will allow IPEX to bring large diameters of polyvinyl chloride