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IAPMO gains Standards Council accreditation for NSCs

June 27, 2018

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) will develop and publish National Standards of Canada (NSC). The association received accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a standards developing organization (SDO). IAPMO received accreditation to certify

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Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply relocates head office in Vaughan, ON

June 27, 2018

Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply has opened the doors to its new head office at 300 Galcat Drive in Vaughan, ON. The location also includes a pick-up counter and 120,000 square foot warehouse. Next’s Galcat Drive office, the company’s 11th

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Service Experts Ontario, Alberta locations fundraise for Make-A-Wish

June 27, 2018

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning raised over $36,000 for Make-A-Wish through a company-wide bowl-a-thon held on World Wish Day. The fundraiser took place in bowling facilities across the United States and Canada on April 29, 2018. Seven Canadian centres

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E Instruments International acquired by Sauermann Group

June 26, 2018

France-based Sauermann Group has acquired E Instruments International, headquartered in Langhorne, PA. The purchase aims to boost the group’s research and development, manufacturing service and warehousing capabilities in the U.S. E Instruments International is an industrial designer and manufacturer of

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Carbon monoxide hazard prompts boiler recall

June 26, 2018

NTI Boilers has recalled its Trinity Tft and Slant/Fin CHS residential and commercial boilers due to a carbon monoxide hazard. The grommet seal can reduce in size over time and dislodge during use. This can cause the boiler to emit

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Regal launches promotional campaign for its ECM motors

June 25, 2018

Regal Beloit Corporation has launched its ECM Made Easy campaign, intended to promote its Genteq Evergreen line of motors. “EC motors have been in use for more than 20 years,” Regal’s distribution business Leader, Birch Taylor, said. “We want to

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Cannabis bill passes in senate, provinces prepare for legalization in October

June 25, 2018

The federal government’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis has received the green light from senators. Come October 17, 2018, the drug will be legal to purchase and consume. The third reading of Bill C-45, tabled April 2017, passed by a

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Ontario College of Trades, Skills Ontario engage youth in the skilled trades

June 25, 2018

The Ontario College of Trades and Skills Ontario have partnered to promote the skilled trades through outreach programs. The programs aim to encourage educators and parents to incorporate skilled trades-related activities into curricula and in discussions on the viability of

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Noble scores with 25th celebration under sunny skies

June 22, 2018

Noble held its 25th Anniversary customer appreciation BBQ and tradeshow June 22 at its head office on Jane Street in Toronto, ON. The event attracted about 1000 contractors and other Noble customers. Jim Anderson, Noble’s general manager, along with local

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Master Group continues western expansion with new Manitoba branch

June 22, 2018

Less than two weeks after the acquisition of three branches in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Master Group has opened a 16,000 square foot branch in Winnipeg, MB. The branch is located at 2065 Logan Avenue, Unit 7 and can be reached

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BOMA launches challenge to improve energy efficiency of Quebec buildings

June 22, 2018

BOMA Quebec has launched the Building Energy Challenge, which aims to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions of Quebec’s commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings. The challenge, which will take place over four years, is geared towards building owners, managers and

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Students represent Ontario in Skills Canada National Competition

June 21, 2018

Over 2,300 students from across Ontario participated in skilled trades and technology contests at the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre from May 7 to 9, 2018. The three-day annual competition for elementary, high school and post-secondary

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Wolseley renovates Ontario branch to include HVAC/R inventory

June 21, 2018

Wolseley Canada has opened the doors to its 8,000 square foot Orangeville, ON branch. Located at 80 Centennial Road, Units 5 and 6, the branch has been renovated to include HVAC/R inventory. The Orangeville branch expansion is part of the

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Armstrong partners with industry leaders to launch global “2 in 22” GHG initiative

June 20, 2018

Armstrong Fluid Technology announced at its Global Energy Summit in Toronto that the company is committed to reducing GHG among its installed customer base by two million tons by the year 2022. When making the announcement on June 19, Armstrong’s

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Daikin awaits local, state financial assistance approval to open third Minnesota facility

June 20, 2018

Daikin has set it sights on a new built-to-order manufacturing facility in Southern Minnesota, north of the city of Faribault, MN. The company, which currently has two U.S. plants in Faribault and Owatonna, MN, respectively, is awaiting financial assistance approvals

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GreenON program axed as part of Doug Ford’s first act as premier

June 20, 2018

Green Ontario rebates have been cancelled as part of Premier-designate Doug Ford’s plan to end the province’s cap-and-trade carbon tax. A notice on the GreenON website lists closed residential and commercial programs, including air and ground source heat pump rebates.

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Honeywell, Carleton release energy plan for university’s campuses

June 19, 2018

Ottawa’s Carleton University has released its latest sustainability plan. The plan, jointly developed with Honeywell, aims to reduce energy and water consumption across the university’s campuses. The 2018-2021 Energy Master Plan is focused on facility conditions, energy utilization and sustainability

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Ryerson receives funding to prototype cloud-based switching system for residential HVAC

June 19, 2018

Ryerson University engineering students will design and prototype a cloud-based smart dual fuel switching system (SDFSS) for residential hybrid HVAC systems. The university received a grant for the project from ASHRAE as part of the organization’s 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment

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Quebec tables draft regulation to modify energy-efficient appliance requirements

June 18, 2018

The Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources has tabled a draft regulation to modify existing regulation on the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. Minister Pierre Moreau stated in the draft that the regulation is intended to harmonize

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Bathroom renovations, small repairs focus for homeowners in 2018: poll

June 18, 2018

Canadian homeowners plan to trim spending on renovations in 2018 and will instead focus on maintenance and repairs, according to a CIBC poll. Top projects include basic maintenance (52 per cent), landscaping (39 per cent), and bathroom renovations (39 per

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Kohler WasteLab looks to repurpose industrial waste into new products

June 15, 2018

Kohler WasteLab associates shared their latest work to repurpose industrial waste materials during a Facebook Live panel. The team’s first project uses pottery cull, iron slag, leftover glazes and enamel powder to create ceramic tiles, which Kohler expects to begin

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CaGBC awards Mohawk College with Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building Design certification

June 15, 2018

Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON has earned Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building Design certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The college was awarded the certification for its planned Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation. The first to receive

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Tarion recognizes Ontario builders for customer service, quality

June 14, 2018

Tarion has presented its 2018 Homeowner’s Choice Awards and second annual Ernest Assaly Award to Ontario builders. Toronto-based real estate developer Tridel took home the 2018 Ernest Assaly Award. The award recognizes a commitment to quality and innovation, as well

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Ontario Minister of Labour offers College of Trades extra year to improve ratios

June 13, 2018

The Ontario Minister of Labour has approved a regulation to offer the Ontario College of Trades with an additional year to improve its journeyperson to apprenticeship ratio review process and criteria. The actual ratio reviews before a panel is set

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CIPHEX West registration open

June 12, 2018

UPDATED The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating Exposition (CIPHEX) West will return to Calgary, AB, on November 7 and 8, 2018. The trade show features over 200 global exhibitors, including those from Canada and the U.S. It will focus

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Navien marks 40 years in Canada and the U.S.

June 11, 2018

Navien employees throughout the United States and Canada celebrated KD Navien’s 40th anniversary and 12 years of operations in North America. Founded in 1978, Navien exports its products to over 30 nations worldwide. The company launched its condensing gas boilers

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MSCC updates logo as part of brand evolution

June 8, 2018

The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC), a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, has launched a new logo. The logo features a new colouring, font and layout. MSCC said the update is part of an ongoing evolution

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Watts opens third U.S. training centre in North Carolina

June 8, 2018

Watts has unveiled its latest training centre in St. Pauls, NC. The company has two other facilities in North Andover, MA and Woodland, CA, respectively.    Located in a manufacturing facility, the 3,000 square foot Watts Works Learning Center houses

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ICC-SRCC to offer Canadian performance ratings for solar system certification

June 8, 2018

The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) has added Canadian performance ratings to over 600 of its solar water heating system certifications. The Canadian One-Day Performance Ratings are based on the safety requirements and other conditions established by the CAN/CSA

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Wetstyle breaks ground on new headquarters in Montreal

June 7, 2018

Montreal-based bath furnishings manufacturer Wetstyle has announced plans to open a new factory complex and headquarters in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC. The complex, located in the city’s Industrial Eco Park, will house the brand’s manufacturing operations alongside a new showroom space. The