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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

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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

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Plumbing fixtures manufacturer Bradley marks 95 years

August 5, 2016

Bradley Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the company hosted a learning tour of its manufacturing plant for high school students that are enrolled in

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Aquatherm Blue Pipe

August 2, 2016

Aquatherm Blue Pipe is a polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping system designed for hydronic, chilled water, condensing water and industrial applications. It is sized from ½-inch to 24-inches and can withstand operating temperatures of up to 180F at 100psi. It is rust-proof

Mark Evans,Viega
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Viega promotes Canadian execs, relocates headquarters

August 1, 2016

  Viega LLC has promoted Dale Heath to regional sales manager, Canada. Heath will be responsible for growing, managing and developing sales strategies for all of Canada. He has worked for more than 17 years in the plumbing and heating

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Lochinvar celebrates water heater, boiler technology milestone

July 25, 2016

Tennessee-based Lochinvar, LLC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its industry-changing Power-Fin product line this July. Developed in 1986 from Lochinvar pioneer William Vallett Sr.’s vision for a high-efficiency water heater and boiler, the Power-Fin product was the first of

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Quebec moves to harmonize energy efficiency regs

July 25, 2016

On July 13, 2016, the Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources tabled a draft regulation to replace the existing Regulation respecting the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du

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PEX fitting standards now reference low-lead requirements

July 24, 2016

A number of the PEX product standards by the CSA Group have been updated to reference the low-lead requirements in NSF 372 (no more than a weighted average content of 0.25 per cent on wetted surfaces). Some of the common

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Flushmate III pressure assisted flushing system recall expanded

July 18, 2016

Health Canada has expanded the recall for the Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assisted flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The expanded recall affects systems manufactured from July 2009 through April 2011. Previously recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 through

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Universal NuFit

July 14, 2016

The Universal NuFit corrosion resistant bathtub drain cover from Watco Manufacturing is available in nine finishes and features a high flow grid strainer to prevent hair clogs. It is available with foot actuation (toe touch) and push pull stoppers. www.universalnufit.com

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Plumbers Supply moves to larger digs

July 13, 2016

Plumbers Supply recently moved into its new store environment in Pickering, ON. The facility, which is four times as large as the old space in nearby Ajax,  is located at 900 Brock Road, three blocks south of Highway 401 on

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Serenity and Symphony shower drain system

July 12, 2016

The Serenity and Symphony shower drain system from OS&B are available in four-inch by four-inch square or four-inch round top. They feature solid brass construction and a removable grate for cleaning. Bases are available in ABS, PVC, brass or cast

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Electric Eel Ecam ACE 2 pipeline inspection camera

July 8, 2016

The Electric Eel Ecam ACE 2 pipeline inspection camera system from IPS is compact and durable. The ACE 2 features one-touch USB recording, an onscreen footage counter, a wheel kit for transportation and a heavy-duty screen cover. It has a

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IKON apron front, single bowl sink

July 5, 2016

The IKON apron front, single bowl sink from Blanco, is made of Silgranit, a natural granite composite material. The sink is available in three colours and is heat resistant up to 536F. The 30-inch apron front single bowl has a

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Bill Palamar named chairman at the CIPH AGM

July 5, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) held its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel during its annual business conference (ABC) in Banff, AB on June 26 to June 28. At the meeting, Weil-McLain

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City of Toronto’s online tool allows residents to track water usage

June 30, 2016

The City of Toronto offers an online tool for residents to track their water usage. Residents can access the tool at MyWaterToronto by entering their utility account information, and can view their water use by day, week, month or year. Users

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Canplas celebrates 50 years

June 30, 2016

    Canplas turns 50 years old this year. The company will celebrate this milestone in September. Barrie, ON based Canplas is a manufacturer of thermoplastic products for the plumbing, vacuum and ventilation markets.

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EC-1-DV series mini condensate removal pump

June 29, 2016

Little Giant’s EC-1-DV series mini condensate removal pump from Franklin Electric Co., Inc. provides multi-voltage operation from one unit. It is designed to operate on common residential and commercial voltages of 115V, 208V and 230V single phase. The EC-1-DV features

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DEMD-611LF thermostatic electronic faucet

June 20, 2016

The DEMD-611LF thermostatic electronic faucet from Delta offers hands-free on/off activation. It features a mixing handle to adjust temperature when desired, a chrome finish and a 15 second maximum run time. It has an integrated thermostatic mixing valve and infrared

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System Solution for Saturated Steam

June 15, 2016

The System Solution for Saturated Steam from Victaulic, is a grooved piping system for commercial and industrial steam applications. It is available in two to eight inch sizes and features the Style 870 rigid coupling and a full line of

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Woodford Model 19

June 13, 2016

The Woodford Model 19 freezeless, anti-burst residential wall faucet features a pressure relief valve. It has a stainless steal seat, standard O size seat washer and EPDM packing to prevent leaking. www.woodfordmfg.com