$100m for firms hurt by U.S. tariffs

March 20, 2019 Canadian businesses that have been hit by U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum will be able to seek relief from a $100 million assistance fund set up by the government. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said, ”In the face of unjust and illegal U.S. tariffs hurting…

Modine HVAC roadshow to visit Toronto

March 19, 2019 Modine Manufacturing Company, a thermal management systems and components specialist, will make a stop in Toronto during its 2019 Innovation Tour, which will offer new and updated CEU/NATE courses and showcase the latest in HVAC solutions that revolve around the tour’s theme of Peak Performance. Contained within a…

Focus on plastic pipe at Philly conference

March 18, 2019 The Society of Plastics Engineers’ Plastic Pipe Conference, set for April 16 and 17 in Philadelphia, will present 23 technical and case history presentations focusing on water, sewer and gas system applications along with new developments in areas such as composite plastic pipe. Distinct programs have been designed for…

ASHRAE offers HVAC designer certification

March 15, 2019 ASHRAE is now offering members the opportunity to become certified HVAC designers. The Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification validates competency of the HVAC designer, working under the responsible charge of an engineer, to design HVAC systems to meet building/project requirements, including: load calculations,…

Hunt begins for Canada’s best restroom

March 14, 2019 Cintas Canada is again inviting the public to help it find Canada’s Best Restroom. Entries will be judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Whether it’s elegant and modern or quirky and colourful, if a washroom stands out to you, Cintas wants to…

Value of building permits falls in January

March 13, 2019 Canadian municipalities issued $8.4 billion worth of building permits in January, down 5.5% from the record high in December. Lower construction intentions for non-residential buildings were responsible for the national decline. In the non-residential sector, $3 billion worth of permits were issued in January, down…

HRAI members focus on Net Zero challenge

March 12, 2019 HRAI GTA Chapter members were given a glimpse of the future at their latest get-together that saw guest speakers examine the topic of ”Getting to Net Zero and What it Means for Retrofit and Service Contractors.” Andy Oding of Building Knowledge Canada and Adam Sylvestre of HVAC Design Ltd., provided expert insight on…

Humber HVAC students in demand at career fair

March 11, 2019 More than 200 students and alumni of Humber College’s HVAC/R programs visited the third annual HVAC Career Fair at the North campus where they were able to meet representatives from 25 businesses to discuss their future prospects. Alan Gaunt, professor of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, Humber College of…

McMaster team earns second place at MCAA awards

March 8, 2019 The MCA Hamilton-Niagara/McMaster University Student Chapter has clinched runners-up spot – and a cheque for $5,000 - at the annual MCA America Student Chapter Competition. The team of six took part in the finals in Phoenix, Arizona, held during the MCAA annual conference which ran from March 3 to 7. There was also…

Airtrade strikes gold after bumper year

March 7, 2019 Cambridge Engineering, a specialist in HVAC solutions for commercial and industrial facilities, has recognized Airtrade Equipment Sales of Guelph, Ont., for its outstanding sales record in 2018. The Canadian firm, which has been in business for more than 35 years, was among 12 firms that earned the Cambridge Engineering…
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