April 2017

According to the survey, 80 percent of remodeling companies are doing aging-in-place projects, up from 68 percent in 2013.​

The past five years have seen...more...

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, which represents more than 260 manufacturers and distributors of plumbing and heating products across Canada, issued the following...more...

Murray Supply Company, a MORSCO company, will open its second South Carolina location in Charleston this May. The new location is approximately 50,000-square-feet and features;...more...

Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 17 percent with net distributions to AD members up by 18 percent.

AD, the $34.4 billion contractor and industrial...more...

I attended my first American Supply Association (ASA) Women in Industry Conference this past week, and it was definitely all I hoped it would be....more...

The Alliance for Water Efficiency delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt today to urge continued funding for the successful EPA WaterSense labeling program,...more...

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Sloan

The AER-DEC integrated sink system comes with a soap dispenser, faucet, hand dryer, and sink basin all designed to work together to form a touch-free...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

The Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners blows away blockages in big lines and long runs. The Typhoon delivers 12 gallons a minute at...more...

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ICE AIR

The full-line of Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP) are designed for years of trouble-free operation and reliable performance in multi-housing, hotels/motels, dormitories, commercial buildings, apartments...more...

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Gerber

The Viper Dual Flush Toilet is a solution for those looking for water-saving product options in the bathroom such as residential or hospitality applications. This...more...

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Cognex

DataMan 360, 150/260 and 50 series fixed-mount readers, as well as DataMan 8050HD/HDX corded handheld readers now offer models with ESD-safe housing to prevent damage...more...

HD Supply Waterworks, a North American distributor of waterworks infrastructure products, was recognized by three state chapters of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA); teams...more...

Permira, a global private equity firm, announced that a company backed by Permira funds has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DiversiTech, an aftermarket manufacturer...more...

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Hayward Flow Control

A new generation of thermoplastic floating ball valves, the TBH Series True Union Industrial Ball Valve features a low maintenance design with its new patent...more...

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Fujitsu General America

The J-Series Airstage VRF line’s J-IIS avails variable refrigerant flow technology is for smaller residential, multi-housing and light commercial uses with equipment. It is available...more...

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Sloan

A new sixteen-page brochure, that highlights the Full Line Flushometer Collection, gives architects, engineers and building owners a consolidated outlet to browse through Sloan's complete...more...

Acquisition gives Winsupply its first electrical distribution location on the West Coast.

Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors...more...

Thermostat Recycling Corp. announced that its sixth annual Big Man On Planet competition begins May 1, in partnership with Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International....more...

Rheem has announced the launch of its Rheem and Ruud branded ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump units. An outgrowth of Rheem's recent partnership with Fujitsu General...more...

U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth, Indiana 9th District, visited the Geo-Flo plant in Bedford, Indiana to discuss the state of the geothermal heat pump industry, and...more...

A newly released Grundfos consumer research survey reveals a divide between the concerns held by water utilities over key water-related issues, and the lack of...more...

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year –...more...

Hansgrohe USA is getting into the cycling spirit this season; the premium brand of the international Hansgrohe Group is the title sponsor of the BORA-hansgrohe...more...

Exact, global business software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), unveiled Macola 10.5 at its annual Macola Evolve conference in New Orleans. In the newest...more...

The American Petroleum Institute, along with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, released the pipeline industry’s 2017-2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Strategic Plan and 2016 Performance...more...

Ferguson announces the recent acquisitions of Custom Lighting & Hardware and Lighting Unlimited, both located in Houston.

Custom Lighting & Hardware has been in business...more...

SJE-Rhombus, manufacturer of pump control solutions for the water and wastewater industry, was awarded the 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award for the Minnesota/Dakotas...more...

T&S Brass, a manufacturer of foodservice and commercial plumbing products, has completed a renovation of its customer contact center to provide additional space for the...more...

Comfort Air Distributing (CAD), the Rheem Distributor for Colorado and Wyoming, is celebrating it’s 30th year in Denver. In 1987 Jim O’Mara, CAD President, approached...more...

WaterSense is one of the programs slated for elimination under EPA's proposed budget.​

Plumbing Manufacturers International is urging the head of the Environmental Protection Administration...more...

The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply has become the first retail space in the U.S. to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...more...

Research focused on residential properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia and Texas.

Water-efficient toilets could potentially save up to 170 billion potable gallons of water...more...

Brasscraft Manufacturing Co. is passionate about the relationships it has built over its over 70-year history. This year they celebrate a 40-year partnership with the...more...

TWC Distributors has signed an agreement to become Mincron’s newest customer; they have chosen the SmartDistributor ERP solution, and plan to be “live” in 2017....more...

Daikin Applied and Daikin North America are forming a relationship with GARDINER to strengthen its sales, service, and solutions capabilities.  Effective May 1, 2017, GARDINER...more...

It took less than three months for A-H Distributors to implement the Mincron warehouse management solution at their new 150,000-square-foot Distribution Center in New Brunswick,...more...

Waterbury, Connecticut-based Torrco, a fourth-generation wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC and piping supplies celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, has purchased the assets of...more...

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Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric announced the debut of Pressure Independent Balancing and Control Valves in North America for improved valve functionality and temperature control in buildings. The...more...

Commercial plumbing products manufacturer T&S Brass and Bronze Works reorganized and expanded its plumbing division in order to provide increased support to customers. Mike Donleavy joined...more...

Recognizing that over 25 percent of the electricity used in the U.S. is used to power pumps, the Hydraulic Institute developed the HI Energy Rating...more...

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Mansfield Plumbing

Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the bathware and sanitaryware industry, has introduced several new products and enhancements to its Swirl-way® Luxury Series of acrylic bathware....more...

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Noritz

Engineered expressly for the North American residential market, the EZ Series of high-efficiency, condensing tankless water heaters from Noritz America are designed to cut installation...more...

Matt Sigler, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) technical director, has added two more committee appointments to his  list of active plumbing industry leadership posts.

Sigler has...more...

J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company has hired Jason Seelman as the eastern regional sales manager for the Plumbing, HVAC, Waterworks, Irrigation and Fire Protection markets.

Seelman...more...

After months of polling thousands of plumbers, builders and other industry professionals throughout the country, Gerber has expanded the Gerber Rewards Program to make it...more...

Lubrizol, a manufacturer of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resins and compounds, has partnered with Wheeler-Rex and Victaulic to introduce new mechanical joining methods that speed...more...

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Bonomi North America

Bonomi North America is now offering lead-free automated brass shut-off ball valve packages with press-fit connections in sizes ½- to 2-inches. Press-fit makes secure connections...more...

Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announced its line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department...more...

Jones Stephens, a World and Main Company, announced that Jared Strowbridge joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for the mid-Atlantic territory. 

Strowbridge will be...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions has earned the 2017 Excellence in Safety Performance & Records Award from the Providence Business News, Rhode Island’s statewide business weekly.

The...more...

Slot Drain Systems, which introduced the world's first pre-sloped, 100 percent stainless steel heavy load class rated linear drainage system nearly 30 years ago, announced...more...

Caleffi is pleased to announce and welcome Nicki Bowling to the company as marketing communications manager. With this role, Bowling will be responsible for conceiving...more...

Mackson Nuclear, LLC, a Tioga family company, announced that it has acquired the business assets of Metaltek’s Mackson, Inc. Division based in Rock Hill, South...more...

Rinnai America Corporation completed its sponsorship of the Rinnai 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) this past March.

Rinnai's involvement in...more...

NOW Inc.’s U.S. subsidiary DNOW L.P. is proud to announce its exclusive international distribution agreement with Kimray Inc. DistributionNOW will distribute and service Kimray’s industry...more...

Wolseley Canada Inc. announced the appointment of Kevin Fancey to the position of president, effective June 5.

In his new role, Fancey has responsibility for...more...

HTS, the largest independent HVAC manufacturer’s representative in North America, announced the introduction of two new manufacturers, Panasonic and Applied Environmental Air (AE-Air), in the...more...

BellSimons Co. brought home top awards from Mitsubishi Electric’s 2017 National Diamond Service Group Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Held by the Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling...more...

 

Last week, Wolseley, the British plumbing and heating supplier, best known on this side of pond as the corporate parent of Ferguson Enterprises, announced...more...

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RIDGID Tool Company

Provide immediate drain line inspection footage with the RIDGID CS65x, a digital reporting monitor, featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities to simplify footage viewing and transfer...more...

Murray Supply Co., a MORSCO company, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., hosted a company-wide Recognition Dinner at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom of the Downtown Winston-Salem Embassy...more...

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Taco Comfort Solutions

The Taco 0015e3 is the only three-setting, ECM-powered circulator on the market.  With three settings, the 0015e3 variable speed, high-efficiency ECM motor uses up to...more...

A coalition of states is suing the Trump administration over the delay of energy-efficiency standards for consumer and commercial products.

The group comprised of California,...more...

Three people were killed and four others are injured after a boiler exploded in St. Louis on April 3. Fire department officials said the accident...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

General Pipe Cleaners’ Model 88 sectional drain cleaner makes drain cleaning easier. You walk while it works. Just connect one end of the cable to...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International has re-launched its networking app as HARDI Hub.

The new HARDI Hub app underwent a soft launch at HARDI’s...more...

Water heating is on average the second largest household energy expense, accounting for nearly 20 percent of a home’s energy costs.  Yet most people don’t...more...

The 2017 Spring Conference will be held on April 26-28 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas, and attendees can look forward to...more...

As of April 16, 2015, water heater manufacturers were to comply with new Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency standards, which required the use of new...more...

A renowned professional football stadium in Santa Clara, California has served as the home of the 49ers since 2014.  Praised for its environmental sustainability, the...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...

The date was March 18, 1977.  It was Troy Meachum’s 16th birthday, undoubtedly an important milestone for every teenager filled with laughter and good times. This...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...

Last month Rich presented a webinar on optimizing use of your ERP system along with Mark Jensen from Epicor.  The point of the presentation is...more...

Just in time for spring, the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year has arrived on the design scene ready to inspire and invigorate exciting new...more...

Jeremy Friedman is the VP of sales and distribution at Brecco Corp.  We spoke to him to get his thoughts on the industry, his role...more...

If your company has growth aspirations, then a modern design of your distribution center and/or warehouses requires that you enable “speed-of-flow” to obtain increased order...more...

Hence, for this installment, I’ll stay with existing trends for predictions on the effect of e-commerce in the PHCP channel.  Given the disruptive nature of...more...

A few weeks ago, an employee of one of the companies I coach privately reached out to me.  I had spoken with him while I...more...

The Avalanche product line has been expanded to include two new sink and pedestal combinations. The simple lines and understated styling of the products complement...more...

The Greentherm 9000 Series of condensing gas water heaters offers nine models for residential or commercial applications, adding new features for easy installation, operation and...more...

Announcing updated pumping solutions for enhanced lifetime building performance across the design envelope pump range from 1 hp to 1,250 hp.  Provides extended intelligence, wireless...more...

Distributed exclusively to professional contractors, the commercial-grade ProLine family of residential water heaters features a wide range of models suitable for most residential applications. Features...more...

Melissa Coolidge, eastern region sales manager for Matco-Norca grew up on the outskirts of a small town in northern Pennsylvania. “At an early age,”...more...