June 5, 2018
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Cliffe drives off van after CMPX 2018

A little over a month after CMPX organizers wrapped up a successful 2018 show, Mike Cliffe drove away in his brand new GMC Savana van with custom racking interior by Farmbro as the grand prize winner in the CMPX “Win A Van” contest. His ballot was drawn at random at the conclusion of the trade show in Toronto. A mechanic at Sensible Heating & Air Conditioning in Brampton, Ont., Mike picked up his keys at Applewood Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC alongside his daughter, Nicole. Congratulations Mike, and enjoy the ride!

The next opportunity to grab some free wheels, courtesy of the CMPX show, will be when it returns to the MTCC from March 25 to 27, 2020.
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HRAI names successor for president
HRAI has unveiled the identify of its next leader. At the beginning of May, association chair Bruce Passmore announced that Sandy MacLeod will succeed Warren Heeley as president of the industry organization...
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Watts Works learning centre opens
Watts Water Technologies unveiled its latest Watts Works Learning Center in May, holding a grand opening to celebrate the occasion. Located in the company’s St. Pauls, N.C. facility...
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Master Group acquires Davies Supply
HVAC/R distributor The Master Group has acquired of all the shares of Saskatchewan distributor Davies Supply Group Ltd. The transaction includes all of Davies Supply’s operations...
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Malone named President/GM of LIXIL Canada
Valerie Malone has been named the new president and general manager of LIXIL Canada. LIXIL is the parent company of the American Standard, DXV and Grohe kitchen and bath brands...
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Centrotherm adds rep in Quebec
Centrotherm Eco Systems, manufacturer of the InnoFlue brand of polypropylene vent systems and accessories has announced a new manufacturer’s representative...
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Government rejects Aecon sale
The Canadian government has issued an order under the Investment Canada Act that directed CCCC International Holding Limited (CCCI) to not go through with a proposed acquisition of Aecon Group...
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MEET a success in Moncton
A total of 6,202 attendees walked the floor at the 2018 edition of the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) Show, held at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in early May...
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IAPMO gains SDO accreditation from SCC
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards developing Organization (SDO)...
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CMPX Van Prize

From left: Jeff Monforton of GM Canada, Barb Tate of Applewood Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, Warren Heeley of HRAI, prize winner Mike Cliffe of Sensible Heating & Air Conditioning, Nicole Cliffe, and Eddie Stoncius of Farmbro


Parting Shot: From liquid to plasma, in an instant!

How fast is a tenth of a picosecond? Just long enough for water to go from room temperature to 100,000°F, if you have the right equipment. According to an article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), an international team of scientists has been experimenting with an X-ray laser that some describe as the world's fastest water heater. They used single pulses of X-ray free-electron lasers to ionize and probe water as it undergoes a phase transition from liquid to plasma, creating an exotic state of extremely hot water. I guess it is true, the faster the coffee is ready, the hotter it will be. Think about that the next time you’re sitting behind a half-dozen cars at your local Tim Horton’s or Starbucks.


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