Steve Smith

Steve Smith served as the editorial director of Plumbing Engineer in the 1990s, and brings 20 years of experience covering the plumbing, piping and radiant heating markets. From 1996 to 2009, Smith helped grow two industry magazines’ monthly editorial content, including adding seven supplemental publications. He has traveled throughout the U.S., and abroad to Japan, China and Europe to meet with industry leaders and represent various magazines. He can be reached at 847-564-1127 or steve@tmbpublishing.com.

Articles written by Steve Smith

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source of...more...

Mike Agugliaro might just want to punch you in the face.  Well, possibly more in some ways, but somewhat less in others.  Contractor Talbot Watkins,...more...

A couple of years ago, George Williams, 34, senior inspector/plans examiner at West Coast Code Consultants Inc. in West Jordan, Utah, was curious why he...more...

On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump made good on two of his campaign promises by signing executive orders to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone...more...

Two plumbing and HVAC industry veterans have returned to once again help contractors succeed in their businesses. Jim Abrams and Terry Nicholson have launched PRAXIS S-10,...more...

To hear Rick Wentzell tell it, buying – or selling – an actuated valve should be a simple matter. “The components of our actuated valve packages...more...

It all began in a small warehouse right outside Fort Worth, Texas, when two friends Harry Cohn and Clyde Gregory founded Cohn & Gregory, an...more...

Home Depot, the retailer, is also very much Home Depot, the wholesaler, too. HD reported a strong third quarter last month that marked a first anniversary...more...

Most of us have fallen back a time or two, particularly when we’re teetering on the direst of straits, on that old reliable WAG —...more...

The 2016 AD North American Meeting for its PHCP Divisions (Plumbing, PVF and HVAC), Sept. 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine,...more...

Viega LLC made headlines earlier this year when the company announced it was moving its American headquarters from Wichita, Kan., to the Broomfield, Colo., about...more...

First Supply held a grand opening for Wisconsin’s first Kohler Signature Store, Sept. 6, in Wauwatosa, just outside Milwaukee with no less than David Kohler,...more...

There’s a new green building standard in the U.S. geared toward the country’s 5.8 million existing commercial buildings that are not currently benchmarking sustainability efforts. It’s...more...

In its mission to provide safe, sustainable drinking water and promote the efficient use of water, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) recently held a press conference...more...

If there’s any good news coming out of Flint, Michigan, it’s that the municipal water has improved so much in recent months that it’s finally...more...

In a quest to grow their wholesale operations, brothers Jason and James Reardon, owners of Supply New England, which operates 18 branches in Massachusetts, Rhode...more...

It’s one-part comedy and two-parts tragedy. While California homeowners have had to cut their water use by 25 percent, nearly 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan...more...

HTP opened its new 2,600 sq. ft. Training Center with an open house Feb. 9-10, at its corporate headquarters in New Bedford, Mass. “Our customers learn...more...

The fact that Ferguson Enterprises decided to open up a new showroom could be treated as old news. After all, the company already operates more...more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this. For the sake of saving $4...more...