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Uponor’s innovative venture

Uponor recently launched Uponor Innovations, a wholly-owned subsidiary and corporate enterprise designed to identify emerging markets and create new products.The company has invited entrepreneurs, startups, business owners, management teams, investors and funds to submit executive summaries of their ideas to uponorinnovations.com.“Someone…

Daikin residential coming

Daikin Industries, Ltd. has announced that Daikin brand residential heating and cooling systems will be made available for the 2014 selling season in the North American market. The brand will be sold through Goodman Distribution branch locations across Canada, with dedicated Daikin brand territory sales managers in place throughout the…

NTCCC talks prompt payment in Vancouver

Representatives of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) recently met in Vancouver to discuss prompt payment legislation in British Columbia, and offer members an update on Ontario Bill 69, An Act Respecting Payments under Contracts and Subcontractors in the Construction Industry, the prompt payment bill that passed…

Strengthening the Red Seal

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has initiated a pilot project designed to clearly outline the performance required by industry to be Red Seal certified in a trade. The pilot standard also features learning objectives designed to support greater harmonization across Canada for apprenticeship training and…

CIPHEX Roadshow back on the road this fall

The CIPHEX Roadshow will be back on the road in October, with manufacturers ready to showcase new products and technologies to contractors, wholesalers and other industry professionals across the country.The one-day trade shows and seminars will take place in Halifax (Oct. 1), Québec City (Oct. 3), Winnipeg (Oct. 8) and Edmonton (Oct.…

Wolseley Canada teams up with TOTO

Wolseley Canada has partnered with Toto and is the plumbing products manufacturer’s first national distributor in Canada. Wolseley has been offering Toto products in Western Canada for more than 10 years. totousa.com wolseleycanada.ca

New program manager for CHC

CIPH has hired Matt Wiesenfeld as program manager for the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) and the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council (PIAC). In addition to his duties with the CHC, Matt will be working with CIPH’s charity committee, which coordinates the institute’s support of Habitat for Humanity Canada.“Matt has a wealth of experience…

New website for NSF

NSF International recently launched a new website, located at the same address (nsf.org). The site offers the ability to find services, programs, NSF contact information, industry-specific training courses, webinars and other industry resources.nsf.org

Ontario College of Trades appoints new CEO

David Tsubouchi has been appointed to the position of registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).Tsubouchi served as the Progressive Conservative MPP for Markham for two terms and held various provincial cabinet posts in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves from 1995 to 2003, including Minister of Community and…
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