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Rock joins Watts

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July 9, 2018

Chris Rock is the new director of sales and marketing for Canada at Watts Water Technologies (Canada) Inc.

A CMA, Rock has more than 10 years of experience in sales, market development and finance, most recently serving as a director at a metal processing firm. He will be based out of Watts’ Canadian offices in Burlington, Ont.… Continue Reading

CIPH’s Suppa celebrates 30 years

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July 6, 2018

CIPH president and general manager, Ralph Suppa, was recognized for 30 years of service to the institute during the organization’s annual business conference, held last month in Whistler, B.C.

Suppa joined the association in 1988 and has served as its president and GM since 2002.

Over the years, he has managed a number of the organization’s… Continue Reading

Wolseley Canada acquires AMRE

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July 4, 2018

Wolseley Canada has added AMRE Supply Company Limited to its portfolio of brands.

Headquartered in Edmonton and celebrating 50 years in business in 2018, AMRE has 12 ”Property Performance Centre” locations across Canada in Richmond, Surrey, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Windsor, Hamilton, Mississauga and Scarborough.… Continue Reading

Inspectors meet in St. Catharines

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June 29, 2018

”The Human body at rest transfers heat at a rate of 400 BTUs per hour,” explained Gilles Legault of CB Supplies during his hydronic systems presentation, one of several presentations given at the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Education Seminar (AMES), held in St. Catharines in mid-June.

He explained… Continue Reading

Ride for Comfort to kick off in Calgary

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June 28, 2018

Boiler and mechanical equipment company Viessmann is holding its 2018 Ride for Comfort motorcycle rally this July. Participating riders in this inaugural charity event will embark from Calgary, travelling through the Canadian Rockies and into the Okanagan Valley.

The trip, which takes place from July 19 to 23, will raise money for Stars Air… Continue Reading

New HQ for Next

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June 28, 2018

In late June, Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply opened its newest facility, located at 300 Galcat Drive in Vaughan, Ont. The company’s 11th location, the building includes a 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse with 40-foot clearance ceiling height, a pick-up counter, as well as the company’s head office.

The company is still maintaining a pick-up… Continue Reading

Seeking a single pane in IoT

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June 28, 2018

”When you work with multiple vendors, you get data silos,” advised Savio Lee, the Internet of Things (IoT) business manager with Ingram Micro during Yorkland Controls’ Connections Conference, held in Richmond Hill in late June. ”By connecting to all of our vendors, we create a data link.”

The idea, he said, is to create ”a single pane… Continue Reading

Noble BBQ a resounding success

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June 27, 2018

The T-shirts and autographs were flying off the shelves as GTA-based wholesaler Noble welcomed more than 1,000 contractors to its annual customer appreciation barbecue. This year’s event, held on June 22 at the company’s headquarters in Concord, Ont., also doubled as a 25th anniversary celebration, complete with gifts and a cake.

Over… Continue Reading

CIPH ABC 2018: Stepping up to the changing market

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June 26, 2018

More than 300 members of the industry took the trek up the Sea to Sky Highway in B.C. for CIPH’s 86th annual general meeting and business conference in mid-June.

The event, held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, presented an opportunity to network, catch up on industry happenings and to take in advice from a full slate of experts.

Taking advantage… Continue Reading

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