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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)

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Danfoss partners with distributor to support Canada, U.S. cooling product sales

July 25, 2019

Master distributor Motors & Armatures, Inc. (MARS) will sell and support aftermarket Danfoss air conditioning and refrigeration products in North America. Headquartered in New York, MARS has distribution facilities in Mississauga, ON and more than 65 representatives throughout the U.S.

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Submissions open for MCAC scholarship series

July 24, 2019

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and its Construction Education Council have launched the 2019 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. The program offers more than $26,000 in financial assistance to university, college and apprentice students studying in the mechanical fields. It

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MEET returns to Moncton for 2020 show

July 23, 2019

MEET, the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, will be returning to the Moncton Coliseum May 6 and 7, 2020. The event draws attendees throughout Canada and the U.S., including contractors, developers, engineers, architects, tradespeople, building managers, distributors, utilities and virtually

News Green Technology

Humber secures zero carbon design certification for building retrofit

July 22, 2019

Renovations to the five-storey Building NX included a building envelope retrofit and energy-efficient upgrades to the heating and cooling systems

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HRAI gears up for conference in Niagara Falls

July 22, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) will hold its 51st Annual Meeting and Conference in Niagara Falls, ON. To be held from August 25 to 27, 2019, the conference will feature a number of educational sessions, presentations and

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ASHRAE appoints Canadian as 2019-20 president

July 19, 2019

ASHRAE installed its 2019-20 president, Darryl Boyce, during its 2019 Annual Conference, held June 22-26 in Kansas City, MO. Boyce is special advisor to the vice-president (Finance and Administration) at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. He succeeds outgoing president Sheila

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Multi-HVAC Inc. to distribute Hisense products

July 18, 2019

Multi-HVAC Inc. has announced it will distribute Hisense ductless split air conditioners and heat pump products as part of its 2019 lineup. The company has more than three decades of experience in ductless and VRG technologies. Hisense was established in

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Refrigerative Supply to distribute Daikin products in Western Canada

July 17, 2019

Refrigerative Supply Limited (RSL) will head up distribution for Daikin North America LLC in Western Canada. RSL will distribute, promote and support all Daikin residential unitary, ductless, light commercial and VRV products, along with related controls and indoor air quality

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Victaulic acquires U.S. sprinkler manufacturer

July 16, 2019

Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler to bring “exciting new solutions” to the global fire protection industry. Steven Worthington will continue to serve the combined organization as president. “The addition of Globe’s fire protection sprinkler volume and engineering capabilities will

News Plumbing

Saniflo partners with BC sales agency

July 15, 2019

Saniflo Canada has partnered with Pro-West Sales Ltd. to provide sales and service to its wholesale channel in British Columbia. The sales agency, based in Burnaby, focuses on offering customer service to builders, contractors, interior designers, facility managers and plumbing

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Grundfos begins $3.5 million expansion of Oakville facility

July 12, 2019

The expanded facility is designed to increase warehousing and service capabilities by doubling its size

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Entries open for AHR Expo Innovation Awards

July 11, 2019

 AHR Expo is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Innovation Awards competition through August 6, 2019. The competition, which debuted in 2003, recognizes innovation and original products, systems and technologies showcased at the exposition, which will be held February 3

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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,