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Efficiency Manitoba officially in operation

April 24, 2019

Manitoba’s newly minted Crown Corporation has officially launched. Efficiency Manitoba, focused on energy efficiency and conservation, replaces Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart brand, which had a 30-year run in the province. The province appointed Colleen Kuruluk, previously the manager of Power

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$57.5M for Manitoba school infrastructure projects, including HVAC systems

April 23, 2019

The Manitoba government is spending $57.5 million to overhaul aging school infrastructure across the province. Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen unveiled the 59 planned projects April 18, 2019, which include renovations and new construction for kindergarten to Grade 12 schools. The

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Johnson Controls opens doors to Oklahoma facility

April 22, 2019

Johnson Controls has unveiled its HVAC rooftop unit manufacturing and testing facility in Norman, OK. The expanded facility houses 900,000-square-feet of renovated space, including a two-storey, 52-foot-high test lab. It will be dedicated to manufacturing HVAC rooftop units, including the

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CIPH, MCAC talk prompt payment, code harmonization in Ottawa

April 19, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) once again joined forces in Ottawa. The two associations held the annual Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 1 and 2, 2019. Executives from

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TSSA seeks feedback on new regulatory framework

April 18, 2019

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is seeking feedback on a risk-based regulatory framework in Ontario by May 5, 2019. The provincial government has made changes to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 to allow for the creation

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People on the move: Moen, Caleffi, ThermaSol and Ecco Supply

April 17, 2019

Moen has tapped Nina Kshetry to take on the role of the company’s first water director. In this role, Kshetry will work to connect Moen with North American water organizations. She is a two-time MIT graduate and licensed professional engineer

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‘Innovation mindset’: Adoption of latest technologies key to contractor growth at MCAC Conference

April 17, 2019

As the construction industry grapples with complex projects and tight timelines, a massive worker shortage and some of the lowest productivity gains over the last few decades, the largely entrenched ways of doing business are undergoing a fundamental shift. At

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The Master Group opens new branch in B.C.

April 16, 2019

The Master Group is continuing to grow its presence in Western Canada with the opening of its 36th point of sale. Located just off the Trans Canada Highway, the company’s newly constructed Langley Branch is led by Mark Eastwood. The

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Noble announces move in East York

April 15, 2019

Noble is relocating its branch in East York, ON to a new location on April 29, 2019. The company announced its plans to move to 46 Hollinger Road from its current location at 100 Sunrise Avenue. Those interested in contacting

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Aquatherm unveils refreshed website

April 12, 2019

Aquatherm has upgraded its website to cater to contractors, engineers and building owners who are considering the company’s polypropylene piping systems. The company zeroed in on improved navigation, user-friendly search features and simplification in the update. “The new website is

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CIPH Ontario region AGM attracts record attendance

April 11, 2019

Leadership proved to be a popular topic at the third CIPH Ontario Region Business Meeting and annual general meeting held today (April 11, 2019) with more than 150 in attendance. Keynote speaker Chris Cummins discussed the traits and actions of

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Canadian Oil Heat Association finalizes rebranding, plots new scope

April 11, 2019

More than a year after announcing its plans to rebrand, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Oil Heat Association has officially become the Ontario Petroleum Transporters and Technicians Association (OPPTA). It will take on “expanded scope and support services” to

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CIPH, HRAI to host industry outlook webinar

April 10, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) are presenting a complimentary economic forecast webinar. Scheduled for May 1, 2019 between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., “The Outlook” webinar will be led

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Geothermal transformation: No single magic bullet

April 10, 2019

Event Report: OGA 10th annual conference By Kerry Turner A busy agenda featuring leaders in the geothermal field attracted more than 125 industry stakeholders to the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) 10th Anuual Conference on April 3 and 4. Speakers included

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Ventilation product manufacturer issues recall

April 9, 2019

Air King Limited Canada has recalled its wall anchors supplied with its Valencia range hoods. The wall anchors were supplied with the 30 in. and 36 in. wall mounted range hoods manufactured from 2009 to 2018. If installed using the

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People on the move: Aquatherm, Franklin Electric and Mestek

April 8, 2019

Aquatherm has appointed Matt Denny to the position of regional sales manager for Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Larry Hope will serve as regional sales manager for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

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Manufacturers make it to final round of MCEE product competition

April 5, 2019

MCEE has unveiled the finalists for its New Product Competition ahead of the 2019 show. The plumbing, hydronic, HVAC/R, electrical and lighting products will be launched at the event, which is taking place on April 24 and 25 at Place

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Victaulic celebrates 100-year anniversary of first patent

April 4, 2019

Victaulic is marking a major milestone. On April 4, 2019, the company celebrated 100 years since its first patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions. Lieutenant Ernest Tribe filed the first patent for the Victory Joint–now known as the Victaulic coupling–a

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LG system performance stands test of time

April 3, 2019

LG Electronics was recognized in six product categories at the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Performance Awards. For the awards, experts from standard certification authority Intertek assess whether actual performance matches up with the listed specifications.     AHRI randomly

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DisTech to represent U.S. water heater manufacturer in Ontario

April 2, 2019

Quebec-based DisTech HVAC Inc. has been named the exclusive representative for Hubbell Water Heaters in Ontario. Hubbell, headquartered in Stratford, CT, offers a range of products for commercial, industrial, food service, marine/offshore, naval markets and brewery/distillery applications. www.distech.ca www.hubbellheaters.com

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Nominations for two HRAI Contractors Division awards due July 1

April 1, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Contractors Division has put out a call for nominations for two awards. The Craig McCarty Memorial Award is presented to members of the division who have volunteered to serve in leadership roles.

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Westcom Plumbing owner takes home CCA’s Person of the Year Award

March 27, 2019

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has presented its 2018 awards in conjunction with its annual conference, currently being held in Bermuda. These awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, companies and associations that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry.

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Electric Eel marks 80-year milestone

March 25, 2019

 Electric Eel Mfg., based in Springfield, OH, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The manufacturer of drain and sewer cleaning equipment is known for its Model C dual cable section drain cleaner. The company has grown its product line since it

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Ontario government decision puts an end to Heating and Cooling Incentive

March 22, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada announced today that Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Greg Rickford, has directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to discontinue the Conservation First Framework, including the  Heating and

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Nortek recognized for $10K donation to U.S., Canadian ASHRAE chapters

March 21, 2019

Nortek Air Solutions has been recognized by ASHRAE’s Research Promotion (RP) campaign for its 2018 Golden Circle level donation of $10,000. The donation marks the 19th consecutive year of RP donations by the company. Nortek divided its contribution among three

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Federal budget promises millions to promote skilled trades, outlines funding for job training programs

March 20, 2019

The federal government unveiled a series of new budgetary measures March 19 to encourage young people to enter the skilled trades. The Liberals plan to funnel $40 million over four years to Skills Canada under Budget 2019, with $10 million

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Nova Scotia tables prompt payment legislation, plans industry consultations

March 19, 2019

Nova Scotia is the latest province to introduce prompt payment legislation, which sets timelines to ensure construction businesses and workers are paid on time. Among other changes, amendments to the Builders’ Lien Act–to be renamed the Builders’ Lien and Prompt

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Premier pledges $40M for low-carbon programs in NL

March 18, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has committed $40 million for “low carbon economy programs” in the province. As part of the funding, the provincial government is funneling $10.25 million into the Climate Change Challenge Program, which will offer grants

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Honeywell strikes $3.1M contract to upgrade Northern Ontario hospitals

March 15, 2019

MICs Group of Health Services, a Northern Ontario hospital owner-operator has signed a 10-year, $3.1 million contract with Honeywell to upgrade its facilities. A range of energy and infrastructure upgrades will be implemented across MICs three sites: Bingham Memorial Hospital

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Presenters needed for ASHRAE humidity-focused 2020 webcast

March 14, 2019

ASHRAE has put out a call for three presenters for its global 2020 webcast. Presentations should fit the theme, “Effects of Low Humidity and High Humidity on People, Buildings and Energy Performance.” “Humidity has a substantial impact on the comfort