Productivity a hot topic at CIPH meeting

January 31, 2019 The most recent CIPH Ontario Business meeting, held in January in Mississauga, attracted a whopping 143 attendees, setting a record for a January meeting of the region. In addition to recognizing new members to the association, the event featured an engaging session outlining some of the many tools that are included in…

Coast Guard to save with heat pump tech

January 30, 2019 The government has awarded a $53.6 million contract to Joneljim Concrete Construction (1994) Limited to replace the mechanical and sprinkler systems at the Canadian Coast Guard College, located in Sydney, N.S. Work to be carried out by the local firm will include the installation of state-of-the-art heat pump technology…

Desco and Ontor make changes

January 29, 2019 Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply has opened a new head office and distribution centre in Mississagua, Ont. The plumbing and HVAC distributor-wholesaler’s facility at 7550 Tranmere Drive (east of Dixie, north of Derry) provides easy access to Pearson airport and the 410, 407 and 401 highways. The move to the premises has…

Energy Star Canada seeks award entries

January 28, 2019 Submissions are open for the 2019 Energy Star Canada Awards. The awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence in offering Canadian consumers the most energy-efficient products and technology available on the market. In the Product Awards, categories include: HVAC Manufacturer of the Year, Retailer of…

Furnace giveaway ends long cold spell

January 25, 2019 An Oshawa woman is all set for her first warm winter in eight years thanks to the generosity of a local HVAC business owner. Carol Donovan had been without a working furnace since 2011, relying instead on space heaters to keep the brutal Canadian cold at bay. She was prepared to spend another cold spell hunkered down in…

McMaster team reaches final of MCA America student competition

January 24, 2019 A team of six students from the MCA Hamilton-Niagara/McMaster University Student Chapter will be heading to Phoenix, Ariz., in March after being selected as one of four finalists in the MCA America Student Chapter Competition. David Devisser, Carmen Bracho, Eva Bracho, Philip Reinders, Marisa Caluori and Keara Guay…

Expo award gives HLR technology a boost

January 23, 2019 EnVerid Systems’ HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) 1000E module won Product of the Year at the prestigious AHR Expo awards, with the company hoping the honour will spur more widespread adoption of HLR technology. The HLR 1000E is a product designed to remove molecular contaminants from indoor air and thus reduce the required…

Quebec firm earns top Caleffi award

January 22, 2019 Dave Vallieres & Associates of Pointe-Claire, Que., was named Caleffi North America’s top manufacturers’ representative during the company’s recent annual gathering in Atlanta, Georgia. A rep recognition ceremony was held during the AHR Expo where the Quebec firm was awarded the manufacturer’s top Pinnacle Award for…

Investors hope to reinvigorate Jacuzzi

January 21, 2019 Italian investment firm Investindustrial has agreed a deal to buy Jacuzzi and several other spa and bath products brands from a number of investment funds. Investindustrial, which helped transform the fortunes of motorcycle company Ducati before selling it and also holds a stake in carmaker Aston Martin, has experience in…

Sprinkler fitter becomes compulsory trade in Sask.

January 18, 2019 Sprinkler fitter is now a compulsory trade in Saskatchewan – aligning the province with Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Those working in compulsory trades must be either apprentices or journeypersons. Compulsory designation means consistent training and supervision for apprentices working in the…
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