April 2016

In partnership with client American Standard, Solve, an independent Minneapolis-based branding and advertising agency, is launching the client’s most aggressive faucet effort in history.

While...more...

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Niles Steel Tank

Niles Steel Tank now offers 150- to 1,000-gallon electric water heaters, from 12 to 162 kW that feature 150 psi ASME code glass lining, ASME...more...

Standard Plumbing Supply held their 16th Annual Industry Show on March 24, 2016 at the company’s headquarters in Sandy, Utah. More than 2,000 customers attended...more...

An affiliate of Staple Street Capital, private equity firm based in New York City, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Company,...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...

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Elkay

Elkay has introduced new colors and models to its E-Granite collection. The company’s new E-Granite kitchen, bar and prep sinks include 10 new models and...more...

2016 marks the 75th Anniversary for Little Giant. The Franklin Electric company originated in 1941 when a plumber named R.M. “Doc” Wolfe found a solution...more...

Hansgrohe North America has named Brian C. Dunn as director of sales, global projects.

Dunn will be responsible for driving the company’s direction and management...more...

PRIER Products has appointed Lilly Fields as the general and administrative coordinator.

Fields will be responsible for HR, accounting, IT and building/maintenance while coordinating and...more...

Frank Bachhuber, who has spent 32 years as salesman and purchasing agent for Control Supply Corp., Copiague, N.Y., could use the industry’s help following...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. on April 20 held the grand opening of the Watts Works Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors, sales representatives, and others...more...

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Mansfield Plumbing

Mansfield Plumbing has introduced the 475HE Suburban high efficiency urinal featuring an integral trap siphon jet. The urinal uses just 0.5 gpf/1.9lpf and complies with...more...

Fluidmaster, Inc., announced details of its new European management team and organizational structure, which independently aligns the commercial, operations and finance organizations respectively within Fluidmaster...more...

ProSource Plumbing Supply announced that Will Thomason has joined the company as an outside sales representative.

Thomason has nearly 25 years of plumbing and sales...more...

IPS Corp, has acquired Integra Adhesives, a manufacturer of specialty adhesives used to permanently bind solid-surface building products and interior finishes such as countertops, as...more...

Sioux Chief Manufacturing has begun initial work on its new headquarters in the northwest corner of the Centerpoint complex in south Kansas City, formerly the...more...

The first company to introduce no-water urinals to the U.S. market is celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 1, 2016. Waterless Co. Inc, a family-run...more...

The collection of 3D printed metal bathroom sink faucets from DXV by American Standard was recognized with a Best of BDwest Product Design Award at...more...

BLANCO  has  received  a 2015  Good  Design  Award  for  its  PRECIS medium  single  sink  with drainer. The Good Design Award is presented each year by...more...

Zurn Industries, LLC moved its Atlanta service center into a much larger facility – 60 percent bigger than its previous location – to support future...more...

DDI System executives, customer support managers and service leaders from across the country recently met in Austin, Texas, to share knowledge and continue to raise...more...

Deal will help Fluidmaster expand into Northern Europe.

Fluidmaster, Inc., announced April 18 it has acquired WISA BV, a sanitary equipment business based in the...more...

TOTO USA has decided to enlist the services of IAPMO EGS (Electrical, Gas and Solar), The IAPMO Group’s testing and certification division for electrical products,...more...

HARDI completed a year-long project by moving to its new headquarters in greater Columbus.

The new office is designed to serve as a resource for...more...

Several recent homeowner surveys from the National Association of Home Builders, American Institute of Architects and Meredith Corp., confirm that regardless of age or income,...more...

Advance Plumbing & Heating Supply, a fourth-generation plumbing and heating supply company that still operates from its original Detroit location, received $100,000 in grant funding...more...

April 11 marked the 150th birthday for the F.W. Webb Co. It all began in 1866 when John Van Ness Stults opened a supply house...more...

DiversiTech Corp., announced April 8 that it has hired Nicole Kroner, CPA, as chief financial officer.

Kroner will be responsible for the overall finance and...more...

The F.W. Webb Company is adding another location in New Hampshire with the April 8 acquisition of State Line Supply in Seabrook, NH.

State Line...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...

The Edgewater collection of pull-down kitchen and bar faucets from American Standard was recognized with the Red Dot Award, an international distinction for excellence in...more...

June 2016 marks 20 years in the geothermal industry for Enertech Global. Steve and Karen Smith founded the original company, Enertech Inc., in 1996 as...more...

 

Emerson announced the appointment of Chad Severson as president of its InSinkErator business, headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin.

Severson had been president of Emerson Tool...more...

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Moen

Moen has launched a new line of seven garbage disposals models that feature Moen's VORTEX permanent magnet motor technology, which quickly and powerfully grinds food...more...

Ferguson has acquired Andrews Lighting Gallery, Inc. in an asset transaction completed April 4.  Ferguson will conduct business from the former Andrews Lighting Gallery, Inc....more...

In January 2015, the Pew Research Center released survey results in its “Women and Leadership” trends update. In the update, it was reported that since...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...

An uninterrupted flow of hot water is a modern necessity, especially when it comes to certain commercial applications. Without it, places like restaurants and hospitals...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...

 

Last month we discussed the importance of first-line supervisors to a growing wholesale business.  In fact, we said it twice for emphasis. This month...more...

I recently came across some research that confirmed what many of us in the profession of educating salespeople have known for years: That purchasers would...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...

I really do not know how many times I have asked the question above, whether it’s when giving one of my many tax-saving seminars or...more...

Augusta National Golf Club will once again play host for the 2016 Masters Tournament, slated to begin April 7. If you're a golf fanatic like...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 11.7 percent in February.

The...more...

Deal allows HeatLink and PexCor to use Uponor technology under license and resolves litigation in U.S. and Canada

Uponor announced April 5 that it has...more...

Jay L. Smith II, president of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co., passed away on April 3 at the age of 76.

Smith, a former Navy...more...

Elkay has announced a collaborative partnership with granite sink manufacturer, Schock GmbH of Germany. The partnership is focused on expanding Elkay’s granite product line, enabling...more...

Harrington Industrial Plastics has opened a new branch location in Boise, Idaho staffed by branch manager, Mike Mitchell and sales rep, Joshua Hansen.

The branch...more...

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E+E Elektronik

The EE650 air velocity transmitter is optimized for accurate, reliable and long-term stable measurement of air velocity in ventilation ducts. With selectable measuring ranges 0-2000/3000/4000...more...

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Coleman

Advanced modulating technology in the new LX Series 16 SEER/9.0 HSPF heat pump contributes to more even temperatures and lower operating costs. Adjust its operating...more...

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Bradford White Corporation

The ICON HD Commercial Control System now is added to the company’s 100-gallon, 399,999 BTU/Hr. eF Series ultra-high efficiency water heater. The ICON HD is...more...

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American Standard

Bringing sophisticated styling and water-saving functionality to high-end commercial facilities, this pint urinal and wall-hung sink are added to the commercial Decorum fixture collection, offering...more...

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Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

The 2018 FTR, slated to go into production in the United States in mid-2017, is an all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment....more...