April 8, 2020

Rescheduling industry events and keeping active

With North America stepping up its protective measures to battle the coronavirus, a number of mechanical associations have put events on hold in a national effort to “flatten the curve.”

Details are constantly being updated, but for now, CMPX has been postponed until further notice (for the latest updates, visit: www.cmpxshow.ca); and the Ontario Geothermal Association 2020 Conference has been postponed until the fall (watch for the new date at: www.ontariogeothermal.ca), just to name a couple of examples.

Of course, contractors are still providing service to clients, and wholesalers and manufacturers are supplying products to keep HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing systems running. And as long as you are working, so too will Mechanical Business, sharing the latest products and industry news. The team at Mechanical Business is hard at work to bring you all of the latest updates related to the mechanical sector. So, keep a close eye on the MB website, and watch your inbox for the latest updates as we navigate the Canadian COVID-19 pandemic together.

Take care and stay safe!
Sincerely, the MB team.


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DWV Testing System

Holdrite’s TestRite Inline DWV Testing System is designed to keep contractors and jobsites safe and dry. They are built for PVC, ABS and cast-iron piping systems with 2” to 6” piping solutions. They perform up to five times faster than inflatable DWV testing devices. The TestRite Test Wedge lasts a minimum of twice as long as inflatable DWV test devices.

Move Air Like a Bos

The FANBOS blankets a large area by constantly moving air to create an expansive comfort zone. Damp rated, this ceiling fan features six lightweight aluminum airfoils contoured for maximum air movement. During heating season, it can destratify uneven temperatures more than fifteen degrees from ceiling to floor, resulting in significant energy savings!


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Parting Shot: Conan gets to the Hart of social distancing

Conan gets to the Hart of social distancingConan O’Brien offered his own version of a public service announcement on social distancing recently, aided by Kevin Hart… or at least a cardboard cut-out of Kevin Hart. While Conan might be in need of a proper measurement app, his skit was hilarious. So funny in fact, that we give it four out of four Kevin Harts! Enjoy and stay safe!
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Toronto, Ont.

-Postponed to the Fall-
OGA Conference
Mississauga, Ont.

New Dates:

November 18-19, 2020

Moncton, N.B.


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