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Going carbon neutral in the Brickworks

By Denise Deveau Project: Evergreen Brickworks Kiln Building (Building 16) Location: Don Valley area, Toronto Project manager: Ellis Don Architects: LGA Architectural Partners Mechanical Engineer: BGIS Mechanical Contractor:…

Sharing stories with Tom Cochrane

By Adam Freill The highway of Tom Cochrane’s life has taken him all over the world, including to the stretch of highway officially named in his honour, but his musical journey started with his first guitar at the age of 11. “I think I…

Hitting the heights of efficiency in London

By Adam Freill What do you do with an 850,000 square-foot decommissioned cereal plant? Well, if you’re in London, Ont., you turn it into an entertainment mecca, of course. The former Kellogg’s plant is now The Factory, Canada’s…

A family business, since 1786

By Adam Freill One of the biggest challenges that faces a family business is the passing of ownership and management from one generation to the next. Some companies are able to navigate to a second generation, far fewer to a…

Chic Alors! Warms up to Geothermal

By Denise Deveau When Quebec City-based Chic Alors! owner Hugues Philippin had the chance to build a new restaurant, he decided a geothermal system would be the perfect choice. A mechanical engineer by education, the pizza restaurant…

Mid-winter sales strategies

By Mark Parliament and Alexandra Wennberg Parliament Around this time each year, with early season installs and retrofits pretty much wrapped up, it’s not unusual for sales to seem to flatline for contractors, so the focus goes to…

JOHN EPPING: Reaching for the top

By Adam Freill Despite being one of the top curlers in the world, John Epping still plans his own schedule and answers his own phone. That’s life at the top levels of his sport, so it’s a good thing that he loves what he does. If he…

Six Things To Consider Before Using A Water Jet

By Marty Silverman Grease, sludge, sand and ice stoppages can present a significant challenge for many cable drain cleaners, but water jetter machines are designed to slice right through these difficult blockages. Whether electric or…
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