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    Breaking moulds with Paul Lafrance

    With more than 15 years of custom deck design under his tool belt, celebrity tradesman Paul Lafrance is ready to take his passion for creative carpentry and design indoors.In addition to being the star on such popular HGTV shows as Decked Out,… Continue Reading

    Powering the need to read with geoexchange

    Do you enjoy a good book? The people residing in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent certainly do, and thanks to the use of geoexchange technology, they can enjoy those books in comfort year-round.Research by the City of Montreal identified… Continue Reading

    The right tool for the job

    Technology has a wonderful way of dating itself. Have you ever watched a movie and noticed what kind of computers or cell phones the actors are using?
    If the actors were using a push-button, flip-top cell phone, the movie was probably filmed… Continue Reading

    Bruce Croxon: Social media insights for contractors

    From delivering newspapers to creating dating services, spending time in television’s Dragons’ Den, and beyond, Lavalife co-founder Bruce Croxon describes himself as a life-long entrepreneur, and through his new firm Round 13 Capital… Continue Reading

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    The Master Group acquires Québec distributor Frivent Inc.

    The Master Group Inc. has purchased Frivent Inc., a Québec-based supplier of ventilation and energy saving equipment. The strategic acquisition took effect on May 19.

    “In recent years, Master has invested in the development of this sector… Continue Reading

    Taco reorganizes to diversify

    Taco is setting its sights on additional industries and markets. The 95-year-old company recently announced that it intends to leverage its experience in hydronic heating and cooling to branch out into vertical markets for heating and cooling… Continue Reading

    MCA Canada & CIPH Join Forces on Parliament Hill

    The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) jointly held a another highly successful Parliamentary Day of Awareness in mid-May in Ottawa.

    Represented by key… Continue Reading

    Building permits rise in March

    Statistics Canada is reporting a big jump in the value of building permits issued in Canada in March. According to a report issued earlier today, the value of permits rose 11.6 per cent from a month earlier, coming in at $6.9 billion in March.… Continue Reading

    CIPH Atlantic Region officially renamed CIPH Maritime Region

    In a move aimed at better clarifying the structure of CIPH regional organizations in Eastern Canada, the national CIPH Board of Directors recently voted to rename the CIPH Atlantic Region. The move to the new name, CIPH Maritime Region, was… Continue Reading

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