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RectorSeal acquires Oakner’s All-Access products

April 23, 2019 RectorSeal, a manufacturer of HVAC/R products and operating subsidiary of CSW Industrials, recently acquired the assets of MSD Research, including its All-Access brand of air conditioning system condensate management products. All-Access produces air conditioning mechanical float switches, drain line cleanout devices and…

Adey announces new sales reps in Canada

Adey, the manufacturer of magnetic filtration products, has appointed new representatives across Canada. Thomas Industry Sales will cover Atlantic Canada, including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland; Yorkshire Systems will cover Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes; and Mechanical Equipment Sales will cover…

Bartle & Gibson expands reach in western Canada

Wholesale distributor Bartle & Gibson has struck a deal to acquire the assets of Triangle Supply Ltd., a supplier of plumbing and heating products in Red Deer, Alta., and surrounding areas. The deal allows Edmonton-based Bartle & Gibson to build on the 30 locations it has across Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest…

Stelpro invests $24M in Quebec plant

Stelpro, a Quebec-based manufacturer of electric heating equipment and electronic controls, has announced a three-year, $24 million investment at its Saint-Brunode- Montarville plant. The investment aims to boost the company’s growth while increasing productivity and production capacity, in addition to creating 50 new jobs. Work…

DiversiTech finds tools for growth

DiversiTech has acquired Stride Tool, a manufacturer of specialty hand tools which includes flagship brand Imperial. The acquisition enables DiversiTech to expand its HVAC/R tool product offering, which were previously bolstered with its purchase of the Hilmor tool brand last year. diversitech.ca

Rehau Group snaps up MB Barter

The holding company of Rehau Group recently completed its acquisition of MB Barter & Trading, which operates in the highquality commodity polymers, PET and rubber markets. A joint market launch under a new name is planned for the first half of this year. Rehau-branded products will not be affected by the name change. rehau.com

Palser to rep OS&B

Plumbing products manufacturer and distributor OS&B has appointed Palser Enterprises to represent its brands across the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton, Ont., areas. Palser, which took on the lines at the start of the year, has 60 years of experience representing plumbing and heating manufacturers in the Canadian market.…

Desco makes the move

Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply has completed its move to a new head office and distribution centre in Mississauga, Ont. The plumbing and HVAC distributor-wholesaler’s new facility at 7550 Tranmere Drive has enabled an expansion of the trade counter service area and includes a Water Closet luxury showroom. desco.ca

New look for SharkBite

Reliance Worldwide Corp., a manufacturer of push-to-connect plumbing and heating products, valves and fluid control technologies, has revamped its visual identity
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