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New HVAC product lines enter Canadian market

May 1, 2013

Following a restructuring, Ingersoll Rand has announced it will be entering into the residential HVAC market in Canada. Trane HVAC Supply, recognized for supporting Trane commercial products, has announced its expansion into the residential HVAC market with the introduction of

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Take the business challenge

April 29, 2013

Telus and The Globe and Mail have launched The Challenge, the third annual contest inviting Canadian small- and medium-sized business owners to present their biggest business challenge for the opportunity to win a $100,000 grant. In 2012, TELUS received more

Jean-Sebastien Simard (l), member of WorldSkills Team Canada, together with his trainer Pierre Payette, were a star attraction at Wolseley's MCEE 2013 booth. Look for more on Jean-Sebastien in HPAC April, online now and coming soon to your mailbox.
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Record crowd for MCEE 2013 (revised numbers)

April 29, 2013

The aisles were busy for the 2013 edition of MCEE with attendance up five per cent, following the success of the 2011 show which recorded an 18 per cent increase. The two-day trade show took place in Montreal on April

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Work of Construction Sector Council to continue through BuildForce Canada

April 29, 2013

The Construction Sector Council (CSC) has transitioned into BuildForce Canada after its core funding disappeared as a result of federal cuts. CSC had a 10 year history of working with industry to provide labour market forecasting and other resources. “In the

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Robert Bean among keynote speakers at P2S Conference

April 26, 2013

Sustainability Resources Ltd. along with host sponsors Telus Spark and the City of Calgary, have released the program for the third Pathways 2 Sustainability (P2S) Conference. Slated for May 29-31, 2013, at Telus Spark in Calgary, AB, P2S is an

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Final rulings favour Elkay Domestic Operations

April 25, 2013

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that unlawful pricing by Chinese producers of drawn stainless steel sinks caused material injury to ELKAY Manufacturing Company and other domestic producers of drawn stainless steel sinks. As a result of the

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Distech Controls pursues dynamic growth strategy

April 24, 2013

Distech Controls has announced total investments of $38-million (CAD) in the company, to be approved by regulatory authorities. The investment will expand Distech Controls’ capital base and the proceeds of this financing will be used to accelerate the company’s growth

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Reznor commemorates anniversary with HVAC lab upgrades

April 24, 2013

Reznor has invested $5 million to upgrade its 40-ton psychrometric lab in Mercer, PA. The ribbon cutting for the facility improvement was held at a recent sales meeting. The 1000 square foot testing lab is capable of attaining temperatures of -20F

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Start your engines

April 23, 2013

Fourth annual Ride For Habitat plans are firmed up.

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ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

April 22, 2013

A recently published manual from ASHRAE provides guidance on addressing issues with health care HVAC systems for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, infection control personal, maintenance staff, contractors, developers and code accreditation and licensure officials. HVAC Design Manual for

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Sale Rejuvenates Service Experts

April 16, 2013

Organic growth, acquisitions to fuel expansion.

From left, Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce president Ed Kearney; Uponor North America president Bill Gray; Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and Manufacturers Alliance President Art Sneen.
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Uponor Named 2013 Manufacturer of the Year

April 15, 2013

Uponor has been named 2013 Manufacturer of the Year in the large-company category by the Manufacturers Alliance, a U.S. association providing peer-to-peer training, education and resources that allow Midwest manufacturing companies to continuously grow, improve and stay competitive. “We are honored to

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Comments invited on regulatory amendments to exempt consumer electrical products

April 10, 2013

The Ministry of Consumer Services is seeking comments on  Proposed Amendments to the Product Safety regulation (O. Reg. 438/07) under the Electricity Act, 1998 and has set a deadline of April 26, 2013. It is being proposed that consumer electrical products be exempted from

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Digital gap to overtake literacy gap

April 8, 2013

Technology is changing the nature of the skilled trades.

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Industry takes the reins on labour market forecasting

April 5, 2013

The Construction Sector Council (CSC) has transitioned into BuildForce Canada after its core funding disappeared as a result of federal cuts. CSC had a 10 year history of working with industry to provide labour market forecasting and other resources. “In the wake of the

Located in the mature Belgravia neighbourhood in the heart of Edmonton at 11536 - 74 Avenue, the Belgravia Green showhome is part of a larger Belgravia Green project involving two additional Net Zero Ready homes.
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Edmonton top green home builder partners with The Holmes Group

April 5, 2013

Effect Home Builders is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Green Home Award for its Belgravia NetZero Energy Home, a new home that produces as much energy as it consumes. Located at 11536 – 74 Avenue,

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Emerson Swan establishes Canadian location

April 4, 2013

Emerson Swan has expanded into Milton, ON, where it will be known as Emerson Swan Canada, ULC. Emerson Swan has been in business in the northeastern U.S. for over 80 years offering plumbing and HVAC equipment. The stocking manufacturer’s representative

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A. O. Smith to discontinue manufacturing in Fergus

April 4, 2013

A. O. Smith Corporation announced today (April 3) that it will discontinue manufacturing operations at its 500,000 square foot Fergus, ON, residential water heater facility. The company plans to consolidate residential and light commercial water heater manufacturing into other North American plants. The

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ASPE Convention & Expo in top 50 fastest-growing tradeshows

April 2, 2013

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) has announced that its biennial Convention & Exposition will be honoured as one of the fastest-growing tradeshows in 2012 in terms of total attendance at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit

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BMI expands into the U.S.

April 1, 2013

Significant market growth in the U.S. market has lead BMI to open a distribution centre in Cincinnati, OH, its first company-operated and staffed facility south of the border. Located at 4750 Lake Forest Drive, the facility offers 21,000 square foot of storage space.

Drawing from the original Aquatherm logo, the modern, clean design is intended to convey a forward-thinking approach.
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Sign of the times: Aquatherm rebrands to better reflect product applications

March 29, 2013

Aquatherm has updated and unified its branding to “more effectively convey the modern, global, and market-leading image that the company embodies.” The announcement was made at the ISH Expo in Frankfurt, Germany, in March. Aquatherm, which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, has

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New role for Anile at American Standard

March 29, 2013

Harry Kandilas, vice president, general manager and business leader Canada at American Standard brands, has announced that Joe Anile, director of wholesale sales, is also responsible for all sales managers effective March 25, 2013. Anile, who joined American Standard in 1985,

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NADCA releases standard for assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systems

March 27, 2013

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), a not-for-profit trade association serving the HVAC inspection, maintenance and restoration industry, has released 2013 ACR: The NADCA Standard. It provides information for: assessing new and existing HVAC systems;  evaluating and verifying the

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Home builders support Professional Builders Institute and accredited training in BC

March 26, 2013

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association recently passed a resolution supporting a Professional Builders Institute of BC (PBIBC) and accredited education and training in British Columbia. “CHBA-Victoria brought this resolution to CHBA’s National Conference to get support for the PBIBC and accredited

At 35 per cent of all visitors, the installation trades represented the largest group amongst the attendees, as they have done in previous years.
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ISH sees increased numbers of visitors from major growth markets

March 26, 2013

In spite of difficult weather conditions, ISH, the world’s largest industrial exhibition for bathroom design, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning technology, as well as renewable energies, ended with increases in all key benchmark figures. From March 12-16, 2013, 2434 exhibitors compared to

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2013 Green Building Festival to focus on eco-districts

March 26, 2013

The concept of Eco-Districts is taking shape across disciplines as designers, planners, developers, builders, and policy-makers adopt new approaches to urban revitalization and district-scale sustainable development. At the Daniels Spectrum, the Green Building Festival’s new venue at the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park

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One contractor will be the lucky winner of test products

March 26, 2013

Testo, Inc.’s 2013 Ultimate Contractor Collection Giveaway collection includes a selection of Testo products valued at more than $6,000 and will be awarded to one contractor at the close of the giveaway entry period. Products in the giveaway include the testo

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Kevin Fullan joins Wolseley Canada

March 26, 2013

Wolseley Canada has named Kevin Fullan general manager of its Ontario and Atlantic Plumbing business where he will execute the company’s national strategy while providing local market focus and leadership. With 35 years of experience in sales, general management, business analysis

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Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs

March 18, 2013

Share your greatest business challenge for a chance to earn a $100,000 grant

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Free air duct cleaning guide for building operators

March 18, 2013

The NRC Guide on Commercial Air Duct Cleaning, which was developed within the Canadian government’s Clean Air Agenda, is a diagnostic tool that will allow building operators or facility managers to assess whether duct cleaning work was successfully and appropriately performed in terms