Water essay competition carries $1,000 top prize

March 6, 2019 The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), which focuses on the role of the plumbing industry in community collaborations and educational exchange, has announced the topic for its 2019 Scholarship Essay Competition. Entitled “What can IWSH do to improve sanitation and provide clean water for…

CIPH urges students to mark World Plumbing Day

March 4, 2019 With World Plumbing Day just around the corner, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) is marking the day by pledging $5 to Water Aid Canada for every student who submits a phrase, story or picture of what water means to them. Celebrated every year on March 11, World Plumbing Day is an international event…

Oil industry group rebrands as OPTTA

March 1, 2019 The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA Ontario) has changed its name to the Ontario Petroleum Transporters & Technicians Association (OPTTA). As part of the rebranding, the organization, which was formed in 2004, has taken on an expanded role in offering services to those businesses that…

Flowers to help lead A-Gas into Canada

February 28, 2019 A-Gas, a leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, clean agent fire suppression and performance chemical blowing agents, has announced its expansion into Canada. A-Gas is the largest refrigerant recovery and reclamation company in the United States and offers environmental solutions and…

Non-residential building sector drives 2018 growth

February 27, 2019 The total value of investment in building construction across Canada for 2018 rose 2.5% to $169.8 billion, following a 7.2% increase in 2017. The increase in 2018 was primarily due to higher levels of investment in multi-family, commercial and industrial buildings. Six provinces showed an increase in total…

400 exhibitors await MCEE crowds

February 26, 2019 MCEE, eastern Canada’s largest trade show for building mechanics and electricity and lighting professionals, is almost ready to open its doors. The show, which runs at Montreal's Place Bonaventure from April 24-25, is expected to attract more than 7,000 visitors all keen to check out the latest innovations and…

MCA Sask begins centenary year celebrations

February 26, 2019 The Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan (MCAS) has kicked off its centenary year celebrations with a reception held in Regina for members, industry partners and government officials. Created to encourage, support and promote the advancement of the mechanical contracting industry in the province, MCAS…

Feds invest $3.1m to support women in trades

February 25, 2019 The government will provide $3,141,000 to Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) for its project aimed at attracting and retaining female talent in the trades. The project, titled ”An Innovative Model to Enhance Entry, Advancement, and Employment Outcomes of Women Apprentices,” will support the CBTU's Women in…

MCAC launches initiative to support women in trades

February 22, 2019 The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) has launched a new program in an effort to attract more women to the trades. The Women in Mechanical Construction (WiMC) program is designed to promote inclusiveness in the mechanical contracting industry, while inviting women to share experiences, explore new…

STELPRO scoops prestigious design awards

February 21, 2019 STELPRO has been recognized for the design excellence of its products at the prestigious Good Design Awards. The Quebec-based heating products manufacturer won in the electronics category for its Maestro smart thermostat while its Orleans and Oasis fan heaters were recognized in the household category. The Good…
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