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Wolseley Industrial acquires QIP Equipment, sells off engineered pipe group

August 5, 2015

QIP Equipment Ltd. (QIP) of Montreal has been acquired by Wolseley Industrial Canada. Established in Montreal, QC, and operational since 1976, QIP is a wholesale distributor of manual and actuated valves, fittings, control products, and instrumentation products. QIP’s three locations

With advanced controls the SIM system is fully automatic.
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A little math goes a long way

February 1, 2015 by Lance MacNevin

What you need to know about the financial reality of operating snow and ice melt systems.

The team at Wolseley Canada's Industrial Express Branch and Field Service Centre in Hinton (l to r): Samantha Wheaton, warehouse shipper and receiver, Phil Blackstock, branch manager, and Sarah Siroski, inside sales representative. Not shown is James Krause, valve technician.
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Wolseley opens one-stop shop in Hinton

January 30, 2015

Don Ziesman, general manager, Wolseley Industrial, Western Canada, recently announced the opening of Wolseley Industrial’s newest Express Branch located at 122 Hampshire Rd. in Hinton, AB. The Hinton location is one of several branches Wolseley Industrial will open in 2015.

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A look at the refrigerant landscape

February 20, 2014

Half-day symposium focuses on natural refrigerants

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2014 Construction Forecast

December 23, 2013

Despite economic bumps in the road and regional disparities, Canadian construction remains feisty, according to On-Site feature.

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Positive outlook for Ontario construction industry

March 7, 2013

Contractors expect to conduct more ICI business in the coming year.

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Advancing energy efficient and sustainable solutions

March 1, 2013

Danfoss has announced its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition and is now accepting entries for consideration. Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have introduced

Figure 1 Uniform (l) versus non-uniform (r) environment. Mean radiant temperature (MRT) integrates the non-uniform surface temperatures into a single representative value. Operative temperature then integrates the MRT with the dry-bulb temperature (tdb).
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February 1, 2013 by Robert Bean

Solve the mean radiant temperature problems to solve building energy problems.

Exterior design of Welland Toyota results in minimal heat loss.
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In The Loop

February 1, 2013 by Mike Miller

Radiant system design and performance a key factor in meeting LEED requirements.

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Danfoss expands its compressor portfolio

January 21, 2013

Danfoss has extended its compressor portfolio up to 200 tons following the full acquisition of Danfoss Turbocor, in which Danfoss has had a 50 per cent owner’s share since 2004. Danfoss Turbocor develops, produces and markets high-efficiency variable speed compressors in the capacity

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Registration opens for Montreal balancing and commissioning conference

January 4, 2013

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference in Montreal at the Hyatt Regency, marking the first time the conference has been held outside the U.S. The conference agenda features industry experts who will be addressing

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MCAC heads to the magic isle

May 22, 2012

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Canada will hold its 71st annual conference in Maui, HI on November 12-15, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa. Education session topics include labour composite rates, and improving profitability and productivity. The

Jean Gobeil estimates that the buildings will require about 13 000 metric tons of wood chips annually to meet their heating needs.
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Greenhouse Company Embraces Biomass

April 1, 2012 by Luc Boily

Les Serres Lefort Inc., a Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, QC-based specialty greenhouse company dedicated to the production of seedlings, recently unveiled its new biomass heating system. The leading edge system consists of two 6000 kW boilers, an open buffer tank of 1.3 million