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CIPH, HRAI and MCAC set up COVID-19 resource sites

March 25, 2020

Industry associations working to keep the all aspects of the HVAC/R and plumbing industry top of mind with all levels of government while supporting members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ontario providing electricity relief to families, small businesses and farms during COVID-19

March 24, 2020

For a 45-day period the government will hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour.

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Taco promotes Cheryl Merchant to CEO

March 24, 2020

Merchant, who joined Taco in 2019, was previously president of global operations.

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Safe construction site practices

March 24, 2020

The industry best practice guide includes seven safety recommendations developed by health and safety experts in Ontario’s construction industry and endorsed by labour and management representatives.

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Ontario and Quebec deem plumbing and HVAC/R essential services

March 24, 2020

The list of essential services released by both provinces includes construction activities and maintenance services.

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PCL partnering with Eddy Solutions for water leak protection

March 23, 2020

The partnership involves merging Eddy Solution’s water monitoring and leak mitigation technology with PCL’s Job Site Insights cloud-based smart construction platform.

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Grundfos Foundation to Donate $29 Million, Help Fight COVID-19

March 20, 2020

“Within research, we will support changed priorities that can help mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak now and in future.”

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MEET Show Shuffled to November

March 18, 2020

Originally scheduled for May 6-7, 2020 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, MEET 2020 will now take place November 18-19, 2020.

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Latest Code Updates from Alberta

March 18, 2020

Labeling of radon pipes and the certifications required for hydronic heating system design are among the items in the latest STANDATA bulletins.

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CaGBC announces updates to Zero Carbon Building Standard

March 16, 2020

The new updates focus on embodied carbon, refrigerants, energy efficiency and innovation as pathways to reduce carbon output.

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CMPX 2020 Postponed

March 13, 2020

“It’s amazing how fast the world moves; just 10 days ago we were confident that the 2020 CMPX Show would run as expected.”

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University of Manitoba Engineering School named after Gerry and Barb Price

March 12, 2020

Winnipeg-based Price Industries a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry.

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Webinar: HRAI and TSSA “Trunk Slammers” Enforcement

March 10, 2020

The online presentation will discuss TSSA’s new campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the risks of hiring uncertified gas technicians and unregistered contractors, as well as efforts to prosecute offenders. 

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Recall Notice: Lennox Ductless Single-Zone and Multi-Zone heat pumps

March 10, 2020

The affected heat pumps can fail and overheat, which may pose a fire hazard.

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March 6, 2020

As the reported risk of COVID-19 to Ontarians continues to remain low, the show organizers will continue to monitor developments and will provide updates as necessary.

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Navien Expanding its U.S. Footprint

March 4, 2020

The company’s new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Virginia will serve as a distribution centre and begin the transition into a manufacturing and assembly plant in 2022.

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Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate Care

March 4, 2020

This is the second acquisition completed by Right Time since announcing its 50/50 partnership with Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group.

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World Plumbing Day: A brief history

March 4, 2020

World Plumbing Day is March 11, revisit the history of the trade and do your part to recognize the international celebration.

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Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference (June 27-July 1)

March 3, 2020

The five-day conference taking place in Austin, Texas will include new tracks in the technical program including Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenges.

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Zurn Canada Appoints Snyder Sales Group in Atlantic Canada

March 2, 2020

The Nova Scotia-based Snyder Sales Group takes over effective April 1, 2020, replacing Ancamna Sales who have been providing representation for Zurn in Atlantic Canada for the past several years. 

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ASHRAE releases resources to address COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns

February 27, 2020

The COVID-19 Preparedness Resources page addresses coronavirus 2019 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.

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UPDATE: HRAI Symposium 2020 Postponed

February 26, 2020

Registration has been postponed for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Symposium 2020. The event was scheduled to take place on April 29, 2020 at Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre of Partnership and Innovation in Hamilton, Ont.

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Biocomposite commercial ventilation units made using recycled plastic

February 26, 2020

Annexair plans to phase out its steel HVAC units next year.

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Neighborly acquires Dryer Vent Wizard

February 25, 2020

The acquisition includes nearly 100 Dryer Vent Wizard franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada.

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RIDGID accepting entries for 2020 Experience contest

February 21, 2020

Two of the eight winning spots are being offered exclusively to future trade professionals who are currently enrolled in trade school or are apprenticing.

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American Standard products play a starring role on HGTV

February 20, 2020

American Standard’s parent company, LIXIL Canada, has partnered with Corus Entertainment as the official supplier of kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures for several HGTV shows such as $ave My Reno and Family Home Overhaul.

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High BIM usage reaps multiple benefits for contractors, study shows

February 13, 2020

A new study released by Dodge Data & Analytics shows that most mechanical contractors that use BIM experience benefits such as improved cost and schedule performance, lower labour costs and greater productivity.

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Morden hires Laplante ET Associes

February 13, 2020

David Morden; President and CEO of Morden National Sales and Marketing Inc. has announced the hiring of Laplante ET Associes to represent the Morden National group of product families in Quebec, Ottawa and Northern New Brunswick. Laplante Et Associes is

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Caleffi’s Bob Rohr receives 2020-2022 Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence

February 13, 2020

Rohr is the eighth recipient of the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence.

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People on the move: MCAC

February 11, 2020

Pierre Boucher, current CEO of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC), is leaving the association. Boucher helped to move MCAC forward on a number of important issues, including a new emphasis on innovation and technology, progress on key advocacy