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Quebec tables draft regulation to modify energy-efficient appliance requirements

June 18, 2018

The Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources has tabled a draft regulation to modify existing regulation on the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. Minister Pierre Moreau stated in the draft that the regulation is intended to harmonize

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Bathroom renovations, small repairs focus for homeowners in 2018: poll

June 18, 2018

Canadian homeowners plan to trim spending on renovations in 2018 and will instead focus on maintenance and repairs, according to a CIBC poll. Top projects include basic maintenance (52 per cent), landscaping (39 per cent), and bathroom renovations (39 per

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Kohler WasteLab looks to repurpose industrial waste into new products

June 15, 2018

Kohler WasteLab associates shared their latest work to repurpose industrial waste materials during a Facebook Live panel. The team’s first project uses pottery cull, iron slag, leftover glazes and enamel powder to create a ceramic tiles, which Kohler expects to

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CaGBC awards Mohawk College with Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building Design certification

June 15, 2018

Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON has earned Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building Design certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The college was awarded the certification for its planned Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation. The first to receive

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Tarion recognizes Ontario builders for customer service, quality

June 14, 2018

Tarion has presented its 2018 Homeowner’s Choice Awards and second annual Ernest Assaly Award to Ontario builders. Toronto-based real estate developer Tridel took home the 2018 Ernest Assaly Award. The award recognizes a commitment to quality and innovation, as well

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Ontario Minister of Labour offers College of Trades extra year to improve ratios

June 13, 2018

The Ontario Minister of Labour has approved a regulation to offer the Ontario College of Trades with an additional year to improve its journeyperson to apprenticeship ratio review process and criteria. The actual ratio reviews before a panel is set

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CIPHEX West registration open

June 12, 2018

UPDATED The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating Exposition (CIPHEX) West will return to Calgary, AB, on November 7 and 8, 2018. The trade show features over 200 global exhibitors, including those from Canada and the U.S. It will focus

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Navien marks 40 years in Canada and the U.S.

June 11, 2018

Navien employees throughout the United States and Canada celebrated KD Navien’s 40th anniversary and 12 years of operations in North America. Founded in 1978, Navien exports its products to over 30 nations worldwide. The company launched its condensing gas boilers

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MSCC updates logo as part of brand evolution

June 8, 2018

The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC), a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, has launched a new logo. The logo features a new colouring, font and layout. MSCC said the update is part of an ongoing evolution

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Watts opens third U.S. training centre in North Carolina

June 8, 2018

Watts has unveiled its latest training centre in St. Pauls, NC. The company has two other facilities in North Andover, MA and Woodland, CA, respectively.    Located in a manufacturing facility, the 3,000 square foot Watts Works Learning Center houses


ICC-SRCC to offer Canadian performance ratings for solar system certification

June 8, 2018

The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) has added Canadian performance ratings to over 600 of its solar water heating system certifications. The Canadian One-Day Performance Ratings are based on the safety requirements and other conditions established by the CAN/CSA


Wetstyle breaks ground on new headquarters in Montreal

June 7, 2018

Montreal-based bath furnishings manufacturer Wetstyle has announced plans to open a new factory complex and headquarters in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC. The complex, located in the city’s Industrial Eco Park, will house the brand’s manufacturing operations alongside a new showroom space. The

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Lixil Canada names Valerie Malone new president, general manager

June 6, 2018

Valerie Malone has been named president and general manager of Lixil Canada, home to the American Standard, DXV and Grohe kitchen and bath brands. Malone will be responsible for the company’s overall business operations. She will spearhead Lixil Canada’s growth

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British Columbia, Nova Scotia offered storm surge coverage

June 6, 2018

British Columbia and Nova Scotia homeowners can now be insured for storm surge damage under The Co-operators Group, a national insurance co-operative. Waves caused by storms and hurricanes, known as storm surges, present a significant flood risk, especially in coastal

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Aqua-Tech Air to offer Security Chimneys products in southern Ontario

June 5, 2018

Aqua-Tech Air, a division of Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., now represents Security Chimneys in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe territory. Headquartered in Laval, QC, Security Chimneys’ product line includes industrial chimneys, designed for Category I, II, III, and IV heating

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People on the move: CoolSys, Uponor and Emerson

June 5, 2018

Anthony Tippins has been named president of CoolSys Energy Solutions. As the founder of Axiom Energy Solutions, acquired by CoolSys, Tippins will lead the energy solutions business. Prior to establishing Axiom Energy Solutions, Tippins was the president, COO and a founding

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CMPX awards Brampton, ON mechanic with GMC Savana van

June 4, 2018

Mike Cliffe, a mechanic at Sensible Heating and Air Conditioning in Brampton, ON, was presented a brand-new GMC Savana van as part of the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) Win A Van contest. Cliffe’s ballot was drawn at random


Co-op wage subsidies to open job opportunities for post-secondary students

June 1, 2018

A program by Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) to improve job readiness for post-secondary students has launched. The Empowering Futures program is designed to create up to 1000 new jobs for students in the electricity sector over the next four


MCAC calls for Doug Crawford Memorial Award nominations

May 31, 2018

Submissions are open for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) Doug Crawford Memorial Award. The award winner will have made a significant contribution to MCAC through volunteer participation, leadership and commitment to the success of associate members. Any associate

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Noble scholarship offered to plumbing, HVAC students at Toronto college

May 30, 2018

Noble has donated $30,000 to fund scholarships for plumbing and HVAC students at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. The Noble Futures Award will be presented annually to four first- and second-year full-time students for the next five years, starting

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Saniflo Canada hits 30-year milestone

May 29, 2018

Sanfilo, a division of Group SFCA, celebrated its 30th year in Canada. Group SFCA also commemorates its 60th anniversary this year. “Over the past 30 years, Saniflo has redefined the plumbing market in Canada,” says Ross Evans, national sales manager


Record student attendance at CMPX marks growing interest in mechanicals industry

May 28, 2018

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) attracted the next generation of skilled workers at its 2018 show, held in March at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON. Student registration was up 28.1 per cent compared to CMPX

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Centrotherm adds new manufacturers rep in Quebec

May 28, 2018

Quebec-based Enviroair Industries is the latest addition to Centrotherm’s manufacturer representative base. Enviroair will collaborate with distributors and wholesalers, covering services for residential and commercial markets. The company will work closely with Michael Dailey, regional sales manager of Canada at

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The Master Group eyes national growth

May 25, 2018

The Master Group has expanded its operations in Western Canada with the acquisition of Saskatchewan distributor Davies Supply Group. The transaction includes all of Davies Supply’s operations, including the head office in Saskatoon, SK and branches in Calgary and Lethbridge,

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Navac brings HVAC/R offering to North American market

May 24, 2018

Navac, a global HVAC/R manufacturer, has launched its North American operations in Lyndhurt, NJ. The company is a supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps, gauges, charging machines and other products. It aims to offer smart, automated tools to the North American

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HeatLink partners up to offer BIM library

May 23, 2018

HeatLink has partnered with Thomas Product Data Solutions to provide BIM files on demand. The online platform provides a catalogue of over 200 plumbing PEX-a tubing and fittings, and heating PEX-a oxygen barrier tubing items in Revit and CADmep file

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Airmaster launches new website design

May 22, 2018

Airmaster has launched a mobile-friendly website design to align with its recent brand identity change. The company added more detailed product descriptions and 360-degree photos to reflect information available in its catalogue. “Airmaster works hard to continuously develop solutions that

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People on the move: Ontor Limited, Ice Air and Ridge Tool Co

May 21, 2018

                    Martin Rego is the new vice president of sales at Ontor Limited. He succeeds Fred Boven, who announced his retirement on May 15, 2018. Rego will be responsible for the

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Nortek Air Solutions donation recipients include Quebec, SK chapters

May 18, 2018

  Nortek Air Solutions (NAS) has been recognized by ASHRAE for its contribution to HVAC/R research as part of the association’s Research Promotion (RP) campaign. Buddy Doll, president of NAS, and Joe Naccarello, vice president of sales at NAS, accepted

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NEBB to host retro-commissioning seminar in Maryland

May 17, 2018

A new seminar from NEBB will cover Technical Retro-Commissioning (RCx) for Existing Buildings. It will be held from August 13 to 16, 2018 at the NEBB Training and Education Centre in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Technical RCx is the process of improving