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Fall public review of proposed changes to 2015 editions of National Building, Fire, and Plumbing codes and the National Energy Code for Buildings

September 16, 2019

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites interested parties to take part in a final opportunity for public review of the proposed changes to the 2015 editions of the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National

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Central Air Equipment named Atlas Copco Compressors’ newest distributor

September 13, 2019

Central Air Equipment (CAE) in Calgary, AB will focus on promoting and selling Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air range of products and servicing this equipment with OEM spare parts. In addition to its existing installed base for over 24 years, CAE

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Canadian manufacturer Arctic Chiller Group sold to Trane

September 13, 2019

Trane has announced that it has acquired Arctic Chiller Group, a Canadian-based HVAC manufacturer, specializing in high efficiency air- and water-cooled, modular and process chillers for commercial HVAC and process cooling applications. “We are pleased to incorporate Arctic Chiller Group

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NEXT brings plumbing, hydronic community into Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer event

September 12, 2019

Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer will be held September 28, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, ON. Imagine four exciting games and over 150 teams, totaling over seventeen hundred participants, supported by friends and family. This dawn-to-dusk fundraising event

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Trane celebrates investments in newly-expanded plant, business sustainability

September 11, 2019

  Trane, a provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recently held a celebration marking significant expansion to its Columbia, South Carolina facility, and ongoing efforts in environmental, social and business sustainability. Local and

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Updates to Building Code Compendium available for download

September 10, 2019

On May 2, 2019, amendments (Ontario Regulation 88/19) to the Building Code regulation (O. Reg. 332/12) were filed. O. Reg. 88/19 further aligns Ontario’s Building Code with the 2015 National Construction Codes and is based on proposals the Ministry consulted

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WorldSkills Medallion of Excellence goes to Nova Scotia apprentice

September 9, 2019

Zach Walsh from Cambridge, Nova Scotia has been awarded a Medallion of Excellence in refrigeration and air conditioning at WorldSkills. The four-day international competition was held in Kazan, Russia from August 22-27, 2019. His skills in refrigeration and air conditioning

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Rulers of the Flame contest emphasizes oxy-fuel processes

September 9, 2019

Building on Victor’s “Rulers of the Flame” brand campaign, Victor, an ESAB brand, has launched its 2019 “Rulers of the Flame” student contest, which is open to students who are residents of the Canada (excluding Quebec) or the U.S., in cutting,

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A. O. Smith strengthens North American Water Treatment division

September 7, 2019

A. O. Smith, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers and water treatment products, recently announced the beginning of its plans for integrating its most recent acquisition into its North American Water Treatment (NAWT) division. NAWT includes

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Reminder re gas fired appliances used for heating buildings under construction

September 6, 2019

Standata has released an information sheet G-01-17(Rev1) Gas Fired Appliances Used for Heating Buildings Under Construction. The bulletin was jointly developed by Municipal Affairs Alberta and industry representatives to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gas fitters/sheet metal workers and owners of

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Canadian franchisee takes Mr. Rooter top honours

September 4, 2019

Mr. Rooter Plumbing, a Neighbourly company, recently held its annual conference in San Antonio, TX alongside Neighbourly’s 22 other service brands, where franchisees nominated and awarded top performers. Franchisee of the year, the company’s highest honour, went to Mike and Vesna

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State-of-the-art Maison de Radio-Canada building

September 3, 2019

Johnson Controls is working with Broccolini Construction and Broccolini Investments, through its subsidiary, La Société en Commandite La Nouvelle Maison, to create a new, high-tech Maison de Radio-Canada building in Montreal that will house the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada. Through

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Search financial incentives by province

September 3, 2019

Natural Resources Canada offers an easy-to-use site showing incentives by province. Select a province to see what financial incentives or programs are available. This grouping of incentives related to energy efficiency from provincial/territorial governments, major Canadian municipalities and major electric

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People on the move, Ouellet, Ridgid, Mestek, Bradley, Atlas Copco

August 29, 2019

Ariel Rubinstein has been named president and general manager of Atlas Copco Compressors Canada, effective October 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment he was general manager of Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I. He joined Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I in 2004 as

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Mifab moves forward with 68,000 sq. ft. expansion

August 26, 2019

Mifab has been a family owned manufacturer of engineered plumbing and drainage solutions since 1982, and on August 6 the company celebrated the groundbreaking for its 68,000 sq. ft. expansion in Chicago, IL. The planning for the expansion began just

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Silver-Line Plastics agrees to be acquired by IPEX

August 26, 2019

Silver-Line Plastics has that its shareholders have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement pursuant to which it will be acquired by IPEX. Silver-Line Plastics is a U.S. manufacturer of plastic pipe products with facilities in Asheville, NC, Lawton, OK and

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Calling all hydronics enthusiasts-register now for Modern Hydronics Summit 2019

August 26, 2019

Join HPAC on September 19, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2019 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport. You will see the latest technologies and

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Bonomi acquires fittings manufacturer FRA.BO

August 22, 2019

Bonomi Group has acquired the company FRA.BO. S.p.A., headquartered in Quinzano d’Oglio, Brescia, Italy.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, FRA.BO is a manufacturer of copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass and bronze fittings for plumbing installations. The company’s products are

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Viega showcases expansion and new training centre

August 21, 2019

Viega recently celebrated the opening of a seminar centre in its new headquarters in Broomfield, CO. This is the company’s second training centre in the United States. The Colorado Seminar Center joins the New Hampshire Seminar Center in Nashua in

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It’s time for your big break in television, casting call issued

August 20, 2019

Canadian TV icon and professional contractor Mike Holmes and his children – Mike Jr. and Sherry – have teamed up to create the MADE in Canada series Holmes Family Rescue. Casting is now open for the inspirational and life-changing series, set to

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Philip Rizcallah Recipient of 2019 Joseph K. Seidner Award

August 20, 2019

Philip Rizcallah, director, research and development, construction at the National Research Council of Canada is the nineteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing meeting in Ottawa, ON

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Province of Quebec proposes new halocarbon regulations

August 14, 2019

HRAI reports that on July 17, the Government of Quebec published proposed revisions to its halocarbon regulations in the Quebec Gazette. The proposed regulation changes will prohibit, effective January 1, 2021, the sale, manufacture, installation and distribution of air conditioning

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HRAI creates government relations position focused on Ontario

August 13, 2019

HRAI recently announced the addition of a staff position focused on the needs of members in the Province of Ontario. This newly created position has been filled by Dorothy McCabe. McCabe is an experienced government relations and not-for-profit professional whose

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SPX announces purchase of SGS Refrigeration Inc.

August 12, 2019

SPX Corporation has completed the acquisition of SGS Refrigeration Inc., based in Dixon, IL. SGS is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial refrigeration products in the North American market. “We are excited about SGS joining the SPX team,” said Gene

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New Energy Manager Program is accepting project proposals

August 9, 2019

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada recently announced the launch of a new Energy Manager Program. The program is now accepting project proposals. The Energy Manager Program will help identify and adopt energy efficiency solutions by offering funding to hire

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Industry Training Authority announces expanded services for trades education system

August 7, 2019

Trades apprentices and the trades education system in British Columbia are receiving more support through expanded services and regional outreach. This September, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) is bringing the total number of Apprenticeship Advisors to 20 across the province,

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Demand for construction workers, key trades apprentices continues to climb

August 2, 2019

By Jillian Morgan The number of unfilled jobs in Canada’s construction sector outpaced all other industries and the national average in the first four quarter of 2019, according to a recent report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. Coast

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Canarm re-focuses on manufacturing of commercial/industrial ventilation products

August 1, 2019

Canarm Ltd., a global marketer and manufacturer of lighting, livestock stabling, air moving and related products supplying the residential, agricultural, commercial/industrial and HVAC markets, broke ground recently at its expanding Brockville, ON facility. In recent years, Canarm has doubled its

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Tempers and temperatures rise, BC report exposes implications of air conditioning

July 31, 2019

The use of air conditioning in offices across British Columbia has increased by almost a third in recent years, and temperature tensions among employees and those in control of their office temperature are rising according to Cold War, a report

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World’s largest convenience retailer adopts lower GWP refrigerant alternative

July 29, 2019

Honeywell and 7-Eleven Inc. have announced the adoption of Honeywell Solstice N40 (R-448A) refrigerant as 7-Eleven’s standard for remote condensers supporting its refrigeration cases installed across Canada and the United States. 7-Eleven also selected Honeywell’s lower global warming potential (GWP)