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Lixil Canada president Valerie Malone
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Lixil Canada names Valerie Malone new president, general manager

June 6, 2018

Valerie Malone has been named president and general manager of Lixil Canada, home to the American Standard, DXV and Grohe kitchen and bath brands. Malone will be responsible for the company’s overall business operations. She will spearhead Lixil Canada’s growth

Storm surge coverage

British Columbia, Nova Scotia offered storm surge coverage

June 6, 2018

British Columbia and Nova Scotia homeowners can now be insured for storm surge damage under The Co-operators Group, a national insurance co-operative. Waves caused by storms and hurricanes, known as storm surges, present a significant flood risk, especially in coastal

Aqua tech air security chimneys Ontario greater golden horseshoe
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Aqua-Tech Air to offer Security Chimneys products in southern Ontario

June 5, 2018

Aqua-Tech Air, a division of Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., now represents Security Chimneys in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe territory. Headquartered in Laval, QC, Security Chimneys’ product line includes industrial chimneys, designed for Category I, II, III, and IV heating

Shane Angle emerson people on the move
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People on the move: CoolSys, Uponor and Emerson

June 5, 2018

Anthony Tippins has been named president of CoolSys Energy Solutions. As the founder of Axiom Energy Solutions, acquired by CoolSys, Tippins will lead the energy solutions business. Prior to establishing Axiom Energy Solutions, Tippins was the president, COO and a founding

CMPX 2018 van contest winner

CMPX awards Brampton, ON mechanic with GMC Savana van

June 4, 2018

Mike Cliffe, a mechanic at Sensible Heating and Air Conditioning in Brampton, ON, was presented a brand-new GMC Savana van as part of the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) Win A Van contest. Cliffe’s ballot was drawn at random


Co-op wage subsidies to open job opportunities for post-secondary students

June 1, 2018

A program by Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) to improve job readiness for post-secondary students has launched. The Empowering Futures program is designed to create up to 1000 new jobs for students in the electricity sector over the next four


MCAC calls for Doug Crawford Memorial Award nominations

May 31, 2018

Submissions are open for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) Doug Crawford Memorial Award. The award winner will have made a significant contribution to MCAC through volunteer participation, leadership and commitment to the success of associate members. Any associate

Noble plumbing HVAC scholarship George Brown College
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Noble scholarship offered to plumbing, HVAC students at Toronto college

May 30, 2018

Noble has donated $30,000 to fund scholarships for plumbing and HVAC students at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. The Noble Futures Award will be presented annually to four first- and second-year full-time students for the next five years, starting

Saniflo 30 year anniversary
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Saniflo Canada hits 30-year milestone

May 29, 2018

Sanfilo, a division of Group SFA, celebrated its 30th year in Canada. Group SFA also commemorates its 60th anniversary this year. “Over the past 30 years, Saniflo has redefined the plumbing market in Canada,” says Ross Evans, national sales manager


Record student attendance at CMPX marks growing interest in mechanicals industry

May 28, 2018

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) attracted the next generation of skilled workers at its 2018 show, held in March at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON. Student registration was up 28.1 per cent compared to CMPX

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Centrotherm adds new manufacturers rep in Quebec

May 28, 2018

Quebec-based Enviroair Industries is the latest addition to Centrotherm’s manufacturer representative base. Enviroair will collaborate with distributors and wholesalers, covering services for residential and commercial markets. The company will work closely with Michael Dailey, regional sales manager of Canada at

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The Master Group eyes national growth

May 25, 2018

The Master Group has expanded its operations in Western Canada with the acquisition of Saskatchewan distributor Davies Supply Group. The transaction includes all of Davies Supply’s operations, including the head office in Saskatoon, SK and branches in Calgary and Lethbridge,

Navac North America
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Navac brings HVAC/R offering to North American market

May 24, 2018

Navac, a global HVAC/R manufacturer, has launched its North American operations in Lyndhurt, NJ. The company is a supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps, gauges, charging machines and other products. It aims to offer smart, automated tools to the North American

HeatLink BIM library
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HeatLink partners up to offer BIM library

May 23, 2018

HeatLink has partnered with Thomas Product Data Solutions to provide BIM files on demand. The online platform provides a catalogue of over 200 plumbing PEX-a tubing and fittings, and heating PEX-a oxygen barrier tubing items in Revit and CADmep file

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Airmaster launches new website design

May 22, 2018

Airmaster has launched a mobile-friendly website design to align with its recent brand identity change. The company added more detailed product descriptions and 360-degree photos to reflect information available in its catalogue. “Airmaster works hard to continuously develop solutions that

People on the move Martin Rego Ontor Limited
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People on the move: Ontor Limited, Ice Air and Ridge Tool Co

May 21, 2018

                    Martin Rego is the new vice president of sales at Ontor Limited. He succeeds Fred Boven, who announced his retirement on May 15, 2018. Rego will be responsible for the

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Nortek Air Solutions donation recipients include Quebec, SK chapters

May 18, 2018

  Nortek Air Solutions (NAS) has been recognized by ASHRAE for its contribution to HVAC/R research as part of the association’s Research Promotion (RP) campaign. Buddy Doll, president of NAS, and Joe Naccarello, vice president of sales at NAS, accepted

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NEBB to host retro-commissioning seminar in Maryland

May 17, 2018

A new seminar from NEBB will cover Technical Retro-Commissioning (RCx) for Existing Buildings. It will be held from August 13 to 16, 2018 at the NEBB Training and Education Centre in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Technical RCx is the process of improving

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Regency Fireplace recalls two gas-stove models

May 16, 2018

Regency Fireplace Products has initiated a safety recall of two of its gas-stove models sold between January 2001 and January 2018 across Ontario. The models included in this recall are numbers U39 and U37. Consumers can register for the recall

Steam Whistle CIPH
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CIPH awards Toronto brewery for water conservation

May 15, 2018

Toronto, ON-based brewery Steam Whistle has been awarded the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) National Water Wise Award, which recognizes a commitment to water conservation and purification. Steam Whistle recently launched a program to conserve water through the

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Trimble rounds-out construction technology offering

May 14, 2018

Trimble has agreed to acquire Portland, OR-based Viewpoint. The purchase aims to extend Trimble’s construction management software offering, and is complementary to its recent acquisition of Florida-based software company e-Builder, which it purchased in February 2018. Viewpoint integrates a contractor’s

Waterloo Evolv1 Zero Carbon
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Waterloo office building earns Canada’s first zero carbon certification

May 11, 2018

The Cora Group has earned Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building Design certification for evolv1, a commercial multi-tenant office building in Waterloo, ON. Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) presented the certification, which required the building to: model a zero carbon balance

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Ontario passes minimum pay-rate legislation for contractors

May 10, 2018

Legislation to establish minimum pay rates for Ontario private-sector contractors has been passed. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the proposed Government Contract Wages Act, 2018, at the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 46, in Toronto, ON in April. The

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Heating, cooling solutions part of PCL Construction, Microsoft partnership

May 9, 2018

PCL Construction has partnered with Microsoft to develop smart building solutions. The solutions will leverage Microsoft Azure, a cloud-computing platform that includes Power BI and the Azure IoT suite, as well as analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities. “Smart Building solutions

Smart Frog
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Smart Frog hybrid air conditioning units to be sold through Ecco Supply

May 8, 2018

Smart Frog air conditioning units are now available to the Canadian market, sold exclusively through Ecco Supply. The unit, from Texas-based Perfectly Green Corporation, is a hybrid system designed for residential and light commercial applications with HVAC, standby generator and

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Nominations open for HRAI Craig McCarty Memorial, Gerald Inch awards

May 7, 2018

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada is seeking nominations for two awards. The Craig McCarty Memorial Award is presented to members of HRAI’s contractors division. Winners of this award volunteer to serve in leadership roles within

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My Moncton experience

May 7, 2018

BY KERRY TURNER Earlier this month I headed to the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, otherwise known as MEET. It was my first time at the trade show after hearing about it and writing about it for years. This trade

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Hot tubs and swim spas recalled in Canada and U.S.

May 7, 2018

Maax Spas hot tubs and swim spas containing a Delta UV generator were recalled due to a fire hazard. The generator, used to sanitize water and plumbing inside the hot tub or swim spa, can ignite while in use. Its

Toronto Star CEO president HRAI
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Toronto Star, Metro English Canada COO appointed HRAI president

May 4, 2018

Sandy MacLeod, former COO of print at Star Media Group, will take over as president of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). MacLeod will succeed Warren Heeley at the end of June 2018. Heeley announced his

KIDDE recall
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Kidde recalls alarms for inability to detect smoke

May 3, 2018

Kidde has recalled two of its dual-sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The recall involves models PI2010 (AC/hardwired) and PI9010 (DC/battery powered) with the date code September 10, 2016 through October 13,