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Tom M. Brown:  The winter PVF Roundtable meeting was another winner with well over 500 industry people in attendance.  Joe Pro deserves congratulations for his...more...

When you begin to write a column for a publication, the accepted obligation of the author is to be interesting.  The Irish caution is:  “if...more...

Aquatherm North America announced at the 2017 AHR Expo the addition of a new SDR 9 product line to the family of Aquatherm Blue Pipe...more...

The acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a Missouri River...more...

Chicago Tube & Iron Company announced the promotion of Elidia Vazquez to process engineering manager.

As Process Engineering Manager, Vazquez will provide leadership and direction...more...

U.S. government assigns preliminary dumping rates as much as 204 percent in enforcement of U.S. and international trade laws.

Two leading producers of carbon steel flanges,...more...

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

Fortiline Waterworks is now open in Helotes, Texas, replacing what was the Morrison Supply Co.’s waterworks branch. With this new branch, Fortiline now has 45...more...

 The Oil Heat Cares Foundation, an initiative of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP), brought the installation of a much-needed boiler...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...

The election of Donald Trump has sent a positive message to a besieged industry.  Inauguration is not until January 20th and President Obama has signaled...more...

This month marks the first contribution of “Steve & Tom on PVF,” a monthly column by Steve Letko and Tom Brown on the inner workings...more...

One Equity Partners announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Anvil International, a leading North American manufacturer of high quality...more...

Jim Swanson, president and CEO of Harrington Industrial Plastics, has announced a new sales, for the company, in Kansas City, Kansas. Opening on December 19,...more...

ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales increase of 10.0 percent for the month ending November 30, 2016, compared to the same month last year. ...more...

Viega introduced 12 new reducer and union options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems, for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems...more...

Aquatherm North America, the U.S. subsidiary of leading PP-R pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, is preparing to move into a new headquarters and fabrication facility in...more...

SmartSense is designed to help protect against excessive gas flows, gas-related fires, and even explosions, and its dual-sensing technology sets new industry standards for ensuring...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...

Bonomi North America is introducing a new line of automated thermoplastic ball valves for use in plumbing, mechanical, chemical and other applications. Listed with NSF...more...

NIBCO INC. has launched its rebranded and expanded line of balancing valves: FLO-BOSS. The extended line of balancing valves advances the company’s offering with additions...more...

NIBCO INC.’s Goshen, Ind. facility has once again been approved as a “STAR” participant in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). This will be the...more...

AB&I Foundry is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Robbins as the new eastern regional sales manager. Robbins will be responsible for the eastern...more...

Ferguson Waterworks has acquired Underground Pipe & Valve Inc. in an asset transaction completed on Nov. 14.

Headquartered in South Bend, Ind., Underground Pipe &...more...

NOW Inc.’s U.S. subsidiary DNOW L.P. has announced distributorship agreements to strengthen its upstream pumping, valve and actuation product lines.

The company has just entered...more...

American Valve is proud to be a part of the remembrance and honor of the 9/11 Memorial. Their 4000D ball valves are used in the...more...

New 45° elbows for the manufacturer’s PEX Press systems allow users to install larger tubing using press technology. The polymer elbows are available in 11/2"...more...

The scenic roads through Ipswich, Massachusetts, wind among the beautiful fall foliage and deep tradition of New England. So when I visited the area in...more...

The IPD Award of Excellence was established in 2008 to honor a member of ASA’s Industrial Piping Division for achievement specifically related to the industrial...more...

The PVF market continues reeling from a depressed industrial market fostered by  low-priced oil. As of this writing, WTI is at $43.47 and Brent at...more...

Mike Clingenpeel of HD Supply Waterworks is the 2016 recipient of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts’ Associate Member Wall of Fame award. Clingenpeel accepted...more...

McWane Plumbing Group held an open house Sept. 27 to celebrate the opening of its new distribution warehouse in South Plainfield, N.J.

Although the company acquired...more...

EMI began when John Drewry and Mike Priesmeyer had a vision to provide service to a level that wasn’t present in the industry at the...more...

I have been at this industrial distribution thing for a long time, which in turn provides a historical perspective.  Through that lens, I recall the...more...

Hydra-Zorb now manufactures Cushion Clamps specifically for metric pipe sizes. Hydra-Zorb clamps guard against shock, vibration, and corrosion, and they are made in the U.S....more...

SureSeal is a waterless trap barrier that prevents sewer odors and insects from entering living/working areas. Traditional trap primers allow approximately 4 ounces of water...more...

Small and compact, these fittings are perfect for the small but important jobs. Useful for fuel, oil, air, liquid petroleum, pneumatic and hydraulic purposes, this...more...

Chicago Tube and Iron has announced the addition of Joseph Baucom as regional vice president. Baucom joins CTI with 33 years of industry experience. He...more...

Aquatherm Blue Pipe is getting a new look. The polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe will be predominantly blue with a thinner green stripe so it can be...more...

Investment required to reduce risks to drinking water and promote water efficiency.

In the first step of a committed advocacy effort for the safety and...more...

As a result of this decision, cases against producers in India, Italy and Spain will proceed.

On Aug. 12 Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. (“Boltex”) and...more...

The PVF market has entered the third quarter of the 2016 calendar year still reeling from a depressed industrial market, this from the pressures created...more...

The Collins Cos. has chosen Epicor Prophet 21 as its new enterprise resource planning solution to streamline operations, enable collaboration among staff from recent acquisitions,...more...

Ernie Coutermarsh, senior vice president for industrial business development with F. W. Webb Co., has been selected to receive the Industrial Piping Division Award of...more...

Tyler Pipe & Coupling is pleased to announce the promotion of Sterling Bowman to vice president of sales.

Bowman will continue his responsibilities managing the...more...

Chicago Tube and Iron, one of the largest specialty metal service centers in the U.S., has announced the opening of its newest distribution facility in...more...

Zurn Industries has introduced the new 1 ¼ - 2-inch Zurn PEX Qick Sert CR corrosion resistant polymer fittings to meet large diameter applications needs....more...

Delta Distributors is proud to announce that Porter Pipe & Supply, Addison, Ill., has joined the national PVF buying group effective July 1.

Phil Knipper,...more...

After a nearly two-year evaluation, the NIRON PP-RCT pipe and fittings system has passed the rigorous Massachusetts approval process for plastic piping.

NIRON has received...more...

Tom Brown: Having labored in this wonderful industry of ours for over 40 years, I have worked with, published magazines for, and generally watched all of...more...

The products are available in sizes 11/4" and 11/2". Other sizes ranging from 3/8" to 1" are also available and a 2" size is coming...more...

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. announced that it is scheduled to build a new pipe manufacturing plant in Harrisonville, Mo., to better serve growing customer demand...more...

FloWorks International LLC, a specialty PVF distributor announced the sale of its plate and sheet operations located in Garland, Texas to CL Alloys-Dallas LLC. The...more...

Two leading producers of carbon steel flanges, Weldbend Corp. and Boltex Mfg. Co., filed petitions only June 30 with the U.S. Department of Commerce and...more...

The owners of the Corpac Group, a holding entity that operates pipe and steel solutions providers throughout the globe, acquired the assets of Pipe Exchange,...more...

Matco-Norca has filled out its line of Schedule 40 316-316L stainless steel nipples with the addition of 304 threaded nipples. As a full family offering,...more...

John Guest presents the new black shut-off Valve in ½-inch CTS for use in the U.S. domestic plumbing market.

The Shut-Off Valve includes both an...more...

Ismael Grinberg passed away in Mexico City on June 3 at the age of 91. Grinberg had more than 70 years of experience in the...more...

The potential impact of a U.S. ban on stainless steel imports from Viraj Profiles Ltd. drew mixed views as the International Trade Commission clarified its...more...

NEW YORK — The potential impact of a U.S. ban on stainless steel imports from Viraj Profiles Ltd. drew mixed views as the International Trade...more...

John Guest expands the black CTS Twist and Lock fittings range to now include the ½-inch size to several products including the union tee, elbow...more...

NIBCO INC. announced that it has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Co., Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business...more...

Failures in seamless carbon steel pipe, fittings and flanges during hydrostatic testing was announced in a technical bulletin released by the National Certified Pipe Welding...more...

Jones Stephens launched a new, complete line of copper press fittings.  The comprehensive offering includes over 150 SKUs in the most popular applications and sizes...more...

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, valve, fitting...more...

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, fitting and...more...

DG: Since May 2015, a lot has changed within the PVF industry. Share some of the PVF RT's insights on the current crisis facing the...more...

The presidential primaries are in full heat.  Primaries that started with acrimony continue with acrimony and will, no doubt, end with acrimony.  This scorched-earth approach...more...

For this month’s issue, I spoke to Lisa Moreno of Texas Pipe and Supply. She is their marketing and communications specialist and as such has...more...

The Isolator with Round Flange features a round shape and bolt patterns specifically designed to accommodate the industry’s most popular high efficiency variable-speed pumps. Choice...more...

MRC Global Inc. reported sales of $783 million for the first quarter of 2016, which were 39 percent lower than the first quarter of 2015...more...

NIBCO INC. promoted Ashley Martin to vice president, wholesale sales, reporting to Steve Malm, president and chief operating officer.

Martin began her career at NIBCO...more...

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded a new MRO agreement to be a preferred supplier of PVF...more...

Ethan Shull is a regional sales manager for AB&I and part of the next generation in the industry. He spoke to me about his experiences in the industry...more...

The PVF Roundtable’s first meeting of 2016 kicked off on February 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The featured speaker for the evening was editor of...more...

The sluggish PVF market is expected to continue well into the second quarter of the year as the negative effects of the depressed oil pricing...more...

Webstone has announced that many of its products are now compatible with any PP-R or PP-RCT piping system. These new BLUE PP-R Pro products include...more...

F.W. Webb Company, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year, is now in the water works business. F.W. Webb announced March 8 it has formed...more...

Fitch Ratings corrected its cost estimate for replacing the nation's lead service lines, saying the amount would be "a few billion to $50 billion."

On...more...

Legend has added cold expansion PEX (ASTM F 1960) configurations to its offering of quarter-turn chrome supply stop valve models. This includes multiple sizes of...more...

Company separates chairman and CEO roles

MRC Global Inc. announced that its board of directors named Rhys J. Best as nonexecutive chairman effective as of...more...

Whenever I call the Weldbend headquarters, I’m always a little surprised — and delighted — when one of the Coulas family personally answers the phone....more...

Construction growth in 2015 gained strength as the year progressed from a slow start increasing at a rate of 13 percent over 2014 at closing....more...

Cooper Valves announced that Barry Hoeffner has joined the company as president.

In this executive position, Hoeffner will be responsible for the day-to-day aspects of...more...

The oil industry is now over a year into what amounts to a massive secular pullback, with huge cuts to budgets making their way through...more...

Donald R. McNeely, president and CEO of Chicago Tube & Iron has announced the following organization changes:

As we enter 2016, we will begin our...more...

Make the installation process into an easier and more reliable with these new no-lead press fit fittings. While compatible with multiple press fit tools for...more...

It was only natural for Kelly’s national footprint to include a sizeable operation on the East Coast. With higher populations and a wider variety of...more...

Our version of Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!...plays out like this: China, and Korea, and Turkey! Oh my! The raging debate about trade...more...

Wow!!!! What a difference that events unfolding during the third quarter have had on the markets directly related to the oil industry both upstream and...more...

Unique Model 100E VFD and 100ES VFD valves are designed to minimize flow losses and hydraulic shocks in the pumping system. New 1" sized pump...more...

Birmingham-headquartered McWane Inc. is opening its 27th manufacturing facility today with a $28 million facility in Abu Dhabi.

The plant will make valve, fittings and...more...

Flomatic Corporation introduces a new Model 745ASC Rubber Flapper Swing Check valve with adjustable spring closure. This swing check valve has an epoxy-coated ductile iron...more...

The Wm. Powell Company (Powell Valves) recently completed the third and final phase of the new state of the art manufacturing facility in China.

Phase...more...

The Valve Manufacturers Association’s next Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits is Oct. 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio-Riverwalk.

New this year is the...more...

The Board of Directors of NIBCO INC. has announced the appointment of Alice A. Martin to chief revenue officer of the worldwide leader in the...more...

Leaky pipes, less revenue and bad odors are a few of the unintended consequences of fighting the California drought, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

“Shorter...more...

Presenting a 3/4" model with a 3/4" quick fitting push on ball valve (low lead certified) on a model CSS water flex. No plastic or...more...

A recent episode of “Manufacturing Marvels” shown on Fox Business News, featured a segment on Forged Components Inc.

If you missed the news segment, click ...more...

There’s one place with near-constant running water that can be tapped for energy without causing environmental problems: cities’ drinking water pipe. LucidEnergy, a Portland, Oregon-based...more...

Last year, new laws in Mexico have made it easier for foreign companies to export gas to Mexico. There’s been more than $10 billion of...more...

Houston – The third staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas was a resounding success. A total of 3,718...more...

Pipe Prop, a popular, easy-to-install and adjustable pipe support system, now has a version with the Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance for electrical conduit. The new Pipe Prop...more...

Bedford, Mass. – The F.W. Webb Company is announcing an innovative polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs. Making its debut...more...

For private property, institutional and municipal fire hydrants, lead-free brass construction fire hydrant adapters and a cap with chain are now available in various sizes...more...

Elkhart, Ind. – Enrollment is open for the NIBCO Valve & Press School Sept. 21-24, 2015, at the NIBCO iron valve foundry and distribution center...more...

The F.W. Webb Company is announcing an innovative polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs. Making its debut domestically after more...more...

Worcester, Mass. – This newly expanded 35-minute animated video outlines the functions, features and benefits of Webstone’s complete line of signature products and includes new...more...

Stephanie Abeling is the fourth generation of California based Consumers Pipe. They are celebrating their 50th year anniversary and I had a chance to hear...more...

The first half of the year has not produced stellar results for the construction industry. Publicly funded construction increased 7.3% in March, which marked the...more...

Irving, Texas – When San Diego State University (SDSU) razed its student union building to replace it with a highly sustainable, 202,000-square-foot, three-story structure, the...more...

Series LFB6080G2 full-port, 2-piece, lead free ball valves. These forged bronze valves, which comply with the Buy American Act, are designed for use in hospitals, schools, high-rise buildings, food processing plants and...more...

Kennsaw, Ga. – Crane Nuclear, a leading provider of valves and services for domestic and international nuclear power plants, has launched a new, improved website...more...

Cincinnati, Ohio – Through its William Powell Company Foundation, Powell Valves made a donation to help sustain the West End Reds/TS Bulls, an inner city...more...

BlazeMaster CPVC 3-inch socket and blind flanges from NIBCO INC. offer enhanced options to adjoin non-metallic piping systems to metal valves in residential and commercial...more...

Wagoner, Okla. – K2 Pipe & Steel, LLC, a new joint venture partnership formed by Fred Kahn and Ted Kahn from Kansas City, Missouri, and...more...

Fairfield, N.J. – John Guest USA has introduced new additions to its Speedfit advanced push-fit fitting system. The new additions bolster an already full line...more...

At nearly 100 years old, Puget Sound Pipe & Supply is a fixture in the Pacific Northwest, one of the highly respected names in industrial...more...

Hello, Loyal Readers! Welcome to Martin’s Corner here in The Wholesaler magazine, the best in the industry when it comes to first-class news and information...more...

For fast, efficient ProPEX expansion connections with Uponor crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) pipe, look to the Milwaukee M12 and M18 ProPEX expansion tools. They feature an...more...

Zone Sentry zone valv suited to retrofit and new construction work uses microcircuit-based logic to control a gear-driven electronic actuator that drives a ball valve-based...more...

NexLok piping connection system for commercial applications is an industrial strength, push-fit connection system for copper and PEX pipe. Offers the convenience of tool-less installation,...more...

Düsseldorf, Germany – After two successful stagings, Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas...more...

They must be doing something right at C&C Industries. Well, actually a whole lot more than something. In just the two years since we last...more...

Major decisions are serious business. Especially making a top-level executive move that involves a new organization and a new home base. That challenge was recently...more...

Itasca, Ill. – ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales growth of 6.2 percent for the month ending February 28, 2015, compared to the same...more...

Apple Valley, Minn. – For entrepreneurs, business owners or investors that have great ideas but lack the resources to get those ideas off the ground,...more...

During the first quarter of the year, the industry witnessed an extraordinary phenomenon of tanking crude oil markets taking prices to levels not experienced since...more...

While in recent months much attention has been given to how lower oil prices are driving crude oil producers to slash their capital budgets and...more...

Alexandria, Virginia – Exhibitor applications for Valve World Expo 2016, 10th Biennial Valve World Conference & Exhibition, are now available online at www.valveworldexpo.com. The exhibitor...more...

Supplier has expanded its PVF product line with the addition of Schedule 40 stainless steel nipples for use in both sanitary and industrial applications ranging...more...

East Windsor, Conn. – Collins Pipe & Supply Co., industrial distributors of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF), and engineered specialties serving the Northeast, announced that...more...

WICHITA, Kan. – Viega announces vertical integration of its PEX tubing manufacturing process. The company’s resource consolidation includes producing resin and extruding PEX tubing, which...more...

After two successful stagings, Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, will return to the

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Cincinnati, Ohio, and SURREY, British Columbia –  The Wm. Powell Company (Powell Valves) and M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd. have entered into a formal agreement for M.A....more...

Franklin Park, Ill. – Facility Executive Magazine recently announced its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

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At 80 years old, COOPER is one of the pre-eminent names in valves with a long history of serving the downstream

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A full year has come to a close with 2014 posting a 5% increase in total construction spending over the year

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Characterized by simplicity of design, low energy usage and the innovative Wedgetorque operator, Pacific Wedgeplug valves are engineered for severe service applications.

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The 100712LF Series sweat-end lead-free brass check valves feature a spring-loaded soft seat for fast action and bubble-tight shutoff at high

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EAST WINDSOR, Conn. – Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF), and engineered specialties...more...

CLEVELAND — The Lubrizol Corporation will showcase its FlowGuard Gold Pipe and Fittings and BlazeMaster Fire Sprinkler Systems brands at this year’s National Association of...more...

Three quarters of the year have come to a close as the total construction spending on a year-to-date basis was...more...

From December 2 – 4, the 2014 Valve World Expo (9th Biennial Valve World Conference & Exhibition) with its supporting conference will be held at...more...

By Sarah Cimarusti 

Family distributor for the central states and 2009 PVF Hall of Famers Missouri-Kansas Supply (MKS) Pipe & Valve Co. of Kansas City,...more...

Martin's Corner is proud to bring you this very heart-warming story in detail to give you a break away from the norm in your everyday...more...

The journeys of our lives often take a lot of different routes, and sometimes it’s hard to even imagine what’s ahead or how we’ll navigate...more...

Often when I write it is from personal experience. During that process, I usually experience the epiphany that I’m not only expressing my own industry’s...more...

Yes, I’m back and although it has been a bit longer spell than I thought or wanted it to be, I’m hopeful that you’ll start...more...

As the first two quarters of 2014 are coming to a close we find that total value of construction put-in-place was approximately 8% above the...more...

In 2013, the International Code Council and the National Association of Home Builders Building Product Issues Committee recently completed a joint survey of code officials...more...

In an industry driven by relationships and a rich history of family-led organizations, it’s not uncommon that many channel partners have done business together for...more...

After more than three decades under the sole ownership of founder David Cohen — who started the business out of his basement at...more...

Some are born to lead, most are not. Some aspire to lead, most cannot.

With that foundation, I reflect on my many years as a...more...