Wolseley Canada has announced the following two appointments: Keith VanderVennet, currently the senior vice president of Wolseley Canada, is returning to Ferguson, Wolseley’s U.S. operations, in the role of senior vice president of sales. Darcy Curran will succeed VanderVennet as senior vice president of Wolseley Canada.
The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced its third quarter 2012 shipment numbers with residential air conditioning shipments showing the highest product sector gain with a 19 percent increase compared to the third quarter 2011.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced it will pay $1.1 billion for the heating and air conditioning business of Tomkins Ltd. Canadian private equity firm Onex and CPPIB acquired Tomkins in 2010. The company has since reduced its debt by selling five non-core businesses.
Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) announced Brody Thompson, of Brody’s Mechanical Services, Simcoe, Ontario, and Ozzie Xue, Servocraft Ltd., Toronto, as grand-prize winners in the RMC “Right” Wholesaler promotional campaign.
According to data supplied from Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada’s (HRAI) Manufacturer’s Division, air handling unit shipments grew 62 percent when compared to the second quarter of 2011.
The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada’s (HRAI) Contractors Division presented Wayne Fischer with the Gerald Inch Award for chapter leadership within the division at the institute’s annual general meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Regulations restricting the handling of transportation of class 1 ozone depleting substances (CFCs) came into effect in Ontario on July 1, 2012. Since that date, all CFCs have been designated as wastes, and contractors and wholesalers are required to comply with R.R.O. Regulation 347.
Giant Factories Inc. and Rinnai America Corp. announced that they have formed a partnership to market and develop new products. Giant Factories, based in Montreal, designs and manufactures a full line of gas, electric, and oil tank-type water heaters for residential and commercial applications.