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New WSIB rules in Ont.

According to new provincial policies, independent operators, sole proprietors, some partners and certain executive officers in the construction sector will require Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage beginning in January 2013. The majority of HVAC/R and plumbing businesses in Ontario that employ workers are already covered…

LSP/Danco acquire MJSI

Plumbing parts and supplies manufacturer LSP, along with sister company Danco, have acquired MJSI, Inc., a manufacturer of toilet repair products. “Acquiring MJSI significantly strengthens our product offering in toilet repair, a key growth category for Danco,” said Scott Thresher, CEO of LSP and Danco. As part of the acquisition, Danco…

Desco acquires Western Plumbing and Industrial Supplies

Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply has announced its purchase of Western Plumbing and Industrial Supplies Limited, based in London, Ont. “The addition of Western’s locations in London and Stratford, together with their experienced employees, brings the number of Desco branch locations to 16 and provides the opportunity to broaden our…

Canucks are Nashville bound

Two Canadians were among the recent VIP winners of Lochinvar's 2012-2013 heating season and will be among the VIP contractors attending the company's all-expenses-paid 2013 Nashville Experience trip. Francois Pineau of Plomberie Chauffage Normand Inc. in Montreal, Que., won the monthly VIP drawing, while Jamie Whitehead of Cooper Plumbing…

M&G Group purchases Security Chimneys

DuraVent owner M&G Group has signed an agreement to purchase Security Chimneys International Limited, a manufacturer of venting products and accessories for residential and commercial applications, located in Laval, Que. "Security has recently made significant investments to further develop their commercial venting systems, which have…

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…
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