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Equipco contest to send two winners to Hockey Night in Ottawa

January 25, 2019

Equipco Ontario is offering its clients an opportunity to win two tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa, ON on March 16, 2019. To enter, e-mail a copy or picture of an invoice for

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Honeywell spin-off company Resideo unveils new product, contractor loyalty program

January 24, 2019

Resideo Technologies, Inc.–a Honeywell spin-off company–unveiled its new smart home thermostat and upgraded contractor loyalty program at AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA. The refreshed Contractor Pro loyalty program includes a new website, which will offer program details, a performance dashboard,

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CIPH councils tour soon-to-be expanded Enwave deep lake water-cooling system

January 23, 2019

By Jillian Morgan On the bed of Lake Ontario, high-density polyethylene pipes collect near-freezing water used to cool a cohort of buildings in downtown Toronto. The deep lake water cooling system (DLWC), operated by Enwave Energy Corporation, is about to

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ASHRAE invests $15.7M to construct net-zero headquarters

January 22, 2019

ASHRAE will pony up $15.7 million to construct its new world headquarters in Atlanta, GA to net-zero standards. The society hopes to reduce energy consumption in the existing building to a level below 22 kBtu per square feet per year,

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BOMA sustainability award goes to Gatineau, QC preservation centre

January 21, 2019

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Preservation Centre in Gatineau, QC received the 2018 Outstanding Building of the Year award at a recent ceremony hosted by BOMA Canada. Awarded first place in the national BOMA Best – Gold “Corporate Facility”

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HRAI sets goals for 2019

January 18, 2019

Its a new chapter for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI). The association’s newly appointed president and CEO, Sandy MacLeod, said HRAI is focusing on adding new members, building member satisfaction and aligning advocacy efforts with “member priorities”

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Fireplaces recalled for hazard

January 17, 2019

Miles Industries Ltd. has recalled its natural gas and propane H5 series fireplace models 1100 and 1150 installed with certain three- and four-sided fireplace trim. Convective heat was found to escape from behind the fireplace trim and overheat on model

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People on the move: A.O. Smith, Fujitsu, Nortek and Frico

January 16, 2019

Nortek Air Management has named Hervé Mallet senior vice-president of operations and Kevin Facinelli senior vice-president of engineering and product management. Mallet is the former executive vice president, North America, at Dynacast Inc. Facinelli is the former executive vice president

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Goodway, Swep technologies partner to offer descaling solution

January 15, 2019

Goodway Technologies has partnered with Swep, a supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers, to offer a descaling solution. The company’s ScaleBreak-MP biodegradable descaling solution is designed to dissolve scale deposits into a liquid suspension, which will be flushed out of

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North American Pipe Corporation, Royal Pipe and Fittings rebrand

January 14, 2019

North American Pipe Corporation and Royal Pipe and Fittings will now operate under a single brand: Napco. “We are better positioned to solve our customers’ business challenges with systems solutions that encompass a broad range of piping and fittings,” said

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Noritz acquires Peerless Boiler, plans to operate separately

January 11, 2019

Noritz Corporation has acquired PB Heat, LLC, a provider of stainless steel boilers based in Bally, PA. Both companies will operate separately and independently as subsidiaries of Noritz. Doug Shuff, president and CEO of PB Heat, will continue to lead

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Business coaching company for contractors celebrates anniversary

January 10, 2019

Business Development Resources (BDR), a business training service provider for HVAC and plumbing contractors, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company was founded in Seattle, WA in 1998. It currently has 1500 clients, offering more than 30 classes in Canada

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Modine earns patent for system designed to reduce HGRH refrigerant charge

January 9, 2019

Modine Manufacturing Company has been granted a patent for the hot gas reheat (HGRH) system option used in its Atherion commercial packaged ventilation units. The design aims to manage and reduce the refrigerant charge required in a HGRH system, providing

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AHR Expo unveils 2019 product innovation award winners

January 8, 2019

AHR Expo has once again recognized manufacturers for product innovation. The winners, which were announced in the fall, were formally recognized at the 2019 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from January

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Zurn appoints North American sales VP, general manager for Canadian arm

January 4, 2019

Zurn Industries, LLC has appointed Richard Bledsoe to the position of vice president of sales and marketing in North America. Barry Moulsdale assumed the position of general manager of Zurn Canada. Moulsdale will be responsible for managing the company’s business

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REHAU acquires Swiss distributor, appoints new leadership

January 3, 2019

REHAU Verwaltungszentrale AG, the holding company of REHAU Group, has acquired MB Barter and Trading AG (MBT), a Swiss distributor of commodity polymers. The new independent company will focus on logistics, trading and distribution. “The successful completion of this transaction

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Ruskin invests $2.2M to expand Missouri R&D lab

January 2, 2019

Ruskin has doubled the size of its Grandview, MO research and development lab in a $2.2 million expansion. More than 100,000 square feet was added to the space. The expansion focused on new product innovation, testing standards and cost-saving improvements

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Tulsar projects job creation at Brantford, ON facility

December 31, 2018

Control system manufacturer Tulsar Canada has attributed “unprecedented growth” in 2018 to the company’s relocation to Brantford, ON. “It has unquestionably been a good time for Tulsar since moving to the Brant County,” George Micevski, president of the company, said.

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Wilo to consolidate Georgia facilities

December 28, 2018

Wilo will consolidate its Thomasville, GA facilities into existing Cedarburg, WI locations. The company said in a statement that the decision was based on “current market conditions” and bolstering efficiencies. Jeff Plaster, CEO and managing director of Wilo USA LLC,

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Feds announce apprenticeship grant program for women

December 21, 2018

 The federal government has launched a grant program for women in the trades. Registered apprentices in eligible Red Seal trades who have successful completed their first or second year/level can receive $3,000 per year or level, up to a maximum

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Haier Ductless adds manufacturers reps for Western Canada, Ontario, Atlantic Canada

December 20, 2018

Haier Ductless has partnered with three manufacturers representatives across Canada. The representatives include: Martech, headquartered in Edmonton, AB, for Western Canada; Tiny, ON-based MET Sales; and Fredericton, NB-based Thomas Industrial Sales Ltd. for Atlantic Canada. www.haierductless.com

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First Co. partners with Ontario distributor

December 19, 2018

Total HVAC Solutions and First Co. have added Ontario-based Marks Supply Inc. to their distributor-roster for the province. The company has nine distribution locations. Those interested can contact Mike Goll at 226.646.4578 or e-mail mgoll@markssupply.net. www.markssupply.ca www.firstco.com

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MCEE 2019 to showcase new products, draw big crowd

December 18, 2018

The plumbing, HVAC/R, hydronics, electricity and lighting industries are set to converge in Montreal this spring. MCEE returns to Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC from April 24 to 25 for it’s 2019 show. The trade show is expected to feature

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People on the move: Wolseley, Taco and RectorSeal

December 17, 2018

Wolseley Canada Inc. has appointed Kim Forgues to the position of vice president, human resources. Forgues was most recently the partner and head of HR practice at Odgers Berndston. Prior to that, she held HR leadership roles with D+ H

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Mining for heat: Quebec startup unveils novel technology

December 13, 2018

It isn’t cheap to grow strawberries in Quebec. The bitter temperatures common in one of the country’s coldest provinces put pressure on energy-guzzling greenhouses for more than eight months in a year. For two growers in Neuville, QC, cyrptocurrency mining

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Net-zero waterfront community proposed for site of decommissioned coal plant

December 12, 2018

Just off the shore of Lake Ontario, demolition machines chip away at the extensive concrete foundations that once rested beneath a massive coal-fired power plant. The arduous work is part of an ambitious plan by a consortium of developers to

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Baxi expands North American operations, appoints sales director

December 11, 2018

Baxi S.p.A is extending its operations in Canada. The Italian company announced plans to transfer all North American business and support to its North American factory operations. Baxi North America, headquartered in Utica, NY, will now be exclusively distributed through

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United Technologies to spin off Carrier in company split

December 10, 2018

United Technologies Corp. on November 26 announced the completion of its Rockwell Collins acquisition and plans to separate into three independent companies. Otis, a manufacturer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is to become the second independent business after UTC’s

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Electrical Safety Authority releases bulletin

December 7, 2018

Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority has issued a bulletin on electrical equipment near combustible gas equipment. The bulletin provides clarification on equipment covered by Rule 2-324, which states the clearance between arc-producing electrical equipment and a combustible gas relief device or

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Delegates embrace learning opportunities at CIPHEX West

December 6, 2018

By Kerry Turner and Jillian Morgan CIPHEX West two-day trade show ran November 7 and 8 and drew almost 3,000 visitors who checked out more than 200 manufacturer’s offerings. In addition, delegates were able to sit in on seminars addressing