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Association launches program to support construction technology development

July 10, 2019

Applications are now open for the Canadian Construction Innovations CONtact innovator mentorship program, which aims to match aspiring construction entrepreneurs with experienced industry leaders. The program, developed in partnership with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) with support from the National

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Desco moves Mississauga branch

July 9, 2019

 Desco has relocated its branch in Mississauga, ON. The former facility at 6250 Kestrel Road has moved to 6710 Maritz Drive, Unit 3. www.desco.ca

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BC contractor wins Caleffi Instagram contest, awarded grand prize

July 8, 2019

Caleffi North America has announced the winner of its Instagram photo contest, #CaleffiMarchMania. Trevor Groeneveld, owner of Ridge Meadows Mechanical in Abbotsford, BC, was presented with $1000 worth of Caleffi product. Eight “teams” were paired up for the opening round and posted an

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Taco awards Mike Miller, Darron Desroches for North American sales

July 5, 2019

Taco Comfort Solutions has awarded sales managers for its commercial and wholesale businesses

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PENN undergoes logo refresh to mark 100-year anniversary

July 4, 2019

Johnson Controls is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its PENN electromechanical controls line. The brand, which includes pressure, temperature and flow level controls, will transition from gray coloured covers to satin black covers, and feature an updated logo. In addition

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Consortium enters $750 million contract to build NL hospital; members include Cahill Group, Johnson Controls

July 3, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador has signed off on a $750 million contract with the Corner Brook Health Partnership consortium to build an acute care hospital on the west coast of the island. The project to build the seven-storey, 600,000 square foot

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Demand for key trades apprentices to climb to 167,000 over next five years: report

July 3, 2019

Some 67,000 journeypersons will be required over the next five years to keep workforce certification levels afloat for key trades in the majority of Canadian provinces. To meet that demand, Canada’s 10 largest Red Seal trades — excluding Quebec and

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Trane, Stulz USA enter agreement

July 3, 2019

Trane and Stulz USA have entered a Strategic OEM Supply Sales Agreement for Canada and the United States. The agreement aims to “strengthen and expand both companies’ market positions in North America.” Stulz USA will manufacture a range of products

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UV Resources adds BC-based sales representative

July 2, 2019

UV Resources has expanded its sales and support coverage in western Canada. HVAC Systems and Solutions, based in Port Coquitlam, BC will offer engineering design and customized HVAC/R solution support for BC, Calgary, Yukon and Northwest Territories. www.uvresources.com www.hvacsystems.ca  

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OS&B partners with Great Lakes Marketing in southwestern Ontario

June 28, 2019

Oakville Stamping & Bending (OS&B) has appointed Great Lakes Marketing as the manufacturers agency for its bronte showroom division in southwestern Ontario. Under the partnership, Kitchener, ON-based Great Lakes Marketing will assume responsibility for the bronte collection of products. Those

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REHAU marks 40-years at Leesburg, VA headquarters

June 27, 2019

Manufacturer REHAU is celebrating the 40th anniversary of establishing its North America headquarters in Leesburg, VA. The Leesburg team oversees operations across four sub-region administrative offices, 20 sales offices, nine plants and eight logistics centres throughout the United States, Canada,

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CIPH announces new membership category, board members

June 26, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating held its 87th Annual General Meeting June 18 during its conference in Charlottetown, PE. President and general manager Ralph Suppa led the meeting alongside 2018-19 board chairman Allen Taylor. The meeting included the

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Ottawa’s new prompt payment rules become law, firming up pay schedule for federal construction jobs

June 24, 2019

By imposing a strict timetable on when payments must be made, the rules are expected to benefit both general contractors and subcontractors

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MCAC heads to Nashville for 78th Annual National Conference

June 24, 2019

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) will host its 78th annual conference in Nashville, TN from October 2 to 5, 2019. Themed “Orchestrating the Industry’s Future,” the event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Nashville. The conference kicks

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CIPH names IPEX Inc. executive Honourary Life Member

June 21, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating presented its highly-acclaimed Honourary Life Membership distinction to IPEX Inc. executive Russ Morgan at the association’s Annual Business Conference, held June 16 to 18 in Charlottetown, PE. Morgan, the company’s vice president of

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Election of manufacturers’ agent to chairman a first for CIPH

June 18, 2019

Andrew Dyck, vice president of sales for Barclay Sales, has been elected as the 72nd chairman of CIPH

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NEBB calls for speaker abstracts for 2020 conference

June 18, 2019

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has put out a call for speaker abstracts for its 2020 conference, to be held in April at the Greenbrier in West Virginia. NEBB is seeking abstracts in 10 areas: TAB, sound measurement, vibration

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Noble draws crowd to annual trade show, customer appreciation event

June 17, 2019

Noble‘s 26th annual customer appreciation barbeque and trade show attracted a crowd of 1,100 to its Concord, ON head office June 14. The event featured a number of exhibitors, including American Standard, Grundfos, Viega, Victaulic, Watts, Sloan, Uponor, Moen, Navien,

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Efficiency Canada campaign aims to put spotlight on ‘invisible’ energy efficiency sector

June 17, 2019

Efficiency Canada has launched a campaign showcasing the growth of the country’s energy efficiency sector. More than 436,000 people across six sectors are employed in the industry, accounting for 51,000 businesses generating $82.6 billion in operating revenues, according to the

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Construction industry faced highest number of unfilled jobs in Q1, surpassing national average: CFIB

June 13, 2019

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 to coast, 435,000

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Tour features Modine commercial ventilation, infrared, classroom and unit heater products

June 13, 2019

The weather gods were smiling on the fourth stop in Modine‘s 2019 Innovation Tour at the Vaughan Holiday Inn Express in Toronto. Visitors to the event on June 11 and 12 enjoyed sunshine as they checked out the full line

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Ontario plumbers, pipefitters return to work after week-long strike

June 13, 2019

Just a week after Ontario plumbers and steamfitters walked off the job over work hours and hiring practices, the two labour organizations involved in the dispute have struck a deal. The Ontario Pipe Trades Council said June 11 it has

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Ontario construction industry prepares for new prompt payment, adjudication rules expected to bring ‘profound’ change

June 11, 2019

As industry stakeholders prepare for the new rules to come into force, legislators in other provinces and within the federal government are watching closely

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Registration open for Modern Hydronics Summit 2019

June 11, 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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Feds award $2.6 billion contract to upgrade heating, cooling plants in Ottawa

June 10, 2019

A consortium has been selected to modernize the aging district energy system used to heat and cool more than 80 structures in the city

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ASHRAE updates online hub for refrigeration technology

June 6, 2019

ASHRAE has launched a webpage dedicated to refrigeration technology and its application. The webpage standards, design guides and ASHRAE courses. During her term, 2018-2019 ASHRAE president Sheila Hayter, appointed Trent Hunt, region IX director and regional chair, to oversee a

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Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply unveils new head office

June 5, 2019

Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply Inc. held an open house on May 23 to celebrate the opening of its new head office at 7550 Tranmere Drive in Mississauga, ON. Special Deschênes Group guests included Joe Senese, vice president operations-Ontario and

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Gerber opens new warehouse in Western Canada

June 5, 2019

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC has opened its Western Distribution Centre in the lower mainland of British Columbia. The facility is designed to support the company’s partners in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, while easing the load of Gerber’s primary warehouse in

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Standards Council to end alert service

June 4, 2019

The Standards Council of Canada will discontinue its alert service June 11, 2019. The council has encouraged users to search for published standards on its website to see new versions and previous iterations. Comments and questions can be e-mailed to

News ManagementPlumbing

Plumbers, pipefitters strike for first time in 30 years after negotiations reach an impasse

June 3, 2019

The walkout of several key construction trades could jeopardize work underway in the province