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Mits celebrates 25 years

Taco Canada’s general manager, Jim Garrett, presents the keynote speech at an open house held by Mits Airconditioning Inc. in celebration of its 25th anniversary in September. mitsair.com

Tekmar unveils new website

To give its customers a more simplified user experience, control systems manufacturer tekmar recently launched its redesigned website. The new site provides visitors with detailed product information, design tools, technical literature and specifications, training opportunities, and a variety of customer service options.…

Victaulic renames sprinkler system

Victaulic has changed the name of its AquaFlex sprinkler system to the VicFlex Sprinkler Fitting System. This change coincides with the recent release of the company’s Style AB1 bracket and Series AH2 braided hose, which are part of the renamed system. victaulic.com

HRAI and CIPH announce show changes

HRAI and CIPH have agreed to change the name of the CMX/CIPHEX Trade Show and Learning Forum to the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) for 2014. The biennial show will also have a new day pattern, running from Wednesday to Friday. The 2014 CMPX trade show will be held March 19-21, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention…

Lowe’s drops Rona bid

As of press time, Lowe’s has withdrawn its proposal to purchase Rona due to stiff opposition to its unsolicited bid, but Lowes did not rule out exploring acquisition options again in the future. The U.S.-based retailer had previously offered $1.76 billion for the Quebec-based Rona, and had even hired a lobbyist to help overcome political…

ClimateCare celebrates 20 years

Members of the ClimateCare co-operative met up in Vaughan, Ont., in May for their annual general meeting, and to celebrate the cooperative’s 20-year anniversary. As part of the event, professional trainer Kerry Ward walked the group through “The 7 Habits of Excellence” and Dunc Wilson, director of national dealer development with Home…

Changes at Noble

In late June Noble president and former co-owner Michael Storfer resigned from his position. “The decision to leave Noble was not an easy one,” he said. “After a successful 19 year career with the company, I felt that now is the right time to bring in new leadership that will see Noble through to its next stage of growth.” Michael served…

Engineers descend on T.O.

S.A. Armstrong held its 2012 International Engineering Visit in Toronto in June. The event, held at the Sutton Place Hotel, brought approximately 200 industry professionals together to discuss such design elements as the building envelope, chiller plants and pump selection. Attendees were also treated to tours of Maple Leaf Gardens and…

CGC calls for halt to geothermal drilling regulation

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition is requesting a suspension of the recently introduced drilling regulations in the province of Ontario. In May, after an incident in Oakville, Ont., in which a borehole struck a large volume of natural gas hundreds of metres deep, the provincial government announced that geothermal installers would be …

CIPH delivers the message

If nobody is listening, don’t shout; change the message. That was one of the lessons that Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder and executive director of War Child Canada, brought to delegates at the CIPH Ontario Region Conference, held in late May in Collingwood, Ont. Working under the theme of “True blue sustainability,” Nutt talked about…
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