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Canarm HVAC

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Canarm Delhi Logo H-Mac Systems, Inc. is proud to be one of the select authorized distributors chosen to sell Canarm fans.

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Canarm is a global marketer and manufacturer of lighting, air moving and related products.

Canarm HVAC History

Canarm Ltd. is headquartered in Brockville, Ontario. Canarm operates five satellite manufacturing plants in Ontario and one in Illinois, as well as a distribution center in Montreal. Canarm is privately owned and operated, and proudly employs over 300 full-time employees.

Canarm began as Danor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a small sheet metal shop in Gorrie, Ontario. In 1963, the operation was moved to Brockville, where a new three thousand square foot factory was built on a WWII training artillery range on Parkedale Avenue - the site of today's corporate offices. Danor made agricultural metal products such as hog troughs and turkey feeders.

The electrification of rural Canada in the late 1950's and early 1960's changed livestock farming. Pigs and chickens no longer ran loose in the field but were confined to large barns. The need to remove gases, odors and heat from these barns led Danor to add barn exhaust fans to its product line.

Agricultural markets were not regulated in the mid-60's and a boom-bust cycle resulted. In one of these down cycles in 1969, Danor felt they should diversify their fan market to include commercial and industrial concerns. During the process of trying to break into this new market, a supplier suggested Danor look at acquiring a Montreal company, Canadian Armature Works Corp. This long established (1934) business had electrical products ranging from fans and heaters to compact kitchens and hose dryers.

A deal was struck whereby Danor would buy their operating assets and lease their old three-story, 110,000 square foot facility. Shortly thereafter, Danor decided that the Montreal facility and the Brockville facility should be combined under one roof. Truckloads of machinery were transferred from Montreal to Brockville.

In 1973, the formation of an Arab oil cartel quadrupled energy prices, and energy conservation and efficiency became a high priority. Many customers asked for the slow moving ceiling fans that pushed the hot air gathered at the ceiling back to floor level. Manufacturers of three-metal-blade, 56” ceiling fans were found in Hong Kong and Danor started importing industrial ceiling fans in 1975. A good and growing market was developed for these fans throughout the late 1970's.

Canarm Ltd. was created in 1980 by the merger of Danor and Canadian Armature Works. In 1986, Canarm purchased a Montreal ceiling fan Company and their facility became the main distribution center for imported products.

Canarm is proud to have been recognized as one of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies" for 2002, an award given to companies who have demonstrated excellence in customer service, employee relations, supplier relations, growth, and other criteria established by an independent adjudication body. Canarm then successfully re-qualified in both 2003 and 2004.

In May, 2005, the Company acquired the shares of Leader Fan Industries, a manufacturer of commercial & industrial ventilation products based in Toronto. This acquisition broadened the product offering into the commercial market and provided a key distribution point for sales into Western Ontario.

In June, 2006, Canarm announced an upcoming merger with Delhi Industries, a leading provider of axial fans, blowers, heat exchangers, roof exhausters, and other equipment servicing the HVAC marketplace. Delhi has two manufacturing plants in Delhi, Ontario, and one in Brantford, Ontario. As with the acquisition of Leader Fan Industries, this merger with Delhi Industries greatly strengthens Canarm's position in the commercial/industrial market sector.

Canarm company is built around the philosophy of supporting our quality products with outstanding customer service. We work tirelessly to earn and then maintain our position as supplier of choice for our customers.

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