August 2015

I.D. Booth, a fifth-generation family owned business in Elmira, Ohio, celebrated its 140th anniversary.

The wholesaler of plumbing, heating, industrial, steel and electrical supplies invited...more...

Mansfield Plumbing has introduced a new generation of bathing experiences for tension-riddled people. The new MicroDermTM Therapeutic Bath silently infuses bathwater with millions of microbubbles...more...

Mansfield Plumbing has awarded $1,000 scholarships to four college students whose parents each work at the plumbing product manufacturer location in Perrysville, Ohio.

Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc., has appointed Jose Alvares as vice president of sales and marketing and global customer support.

In this new role, Alvares will help...more...

Two Orange County, California, attorneys announced Thursday that they have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing builders in San Clemente’s 3,800-home Talega community of using copper...more...

As part of its goal to educate building professionals and consumers in California on reducing water use, Kohler Co. has joined Connect the Drops, a...more...

KCI Corp. and Messe Düsseldorf North America have announced a new pump event called Pump Summit Americas, which will take place on June 13-14,...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...

Hansgrohe is excited to play an essential role in NextGenTV’s (NGHTV.com) recently completed “First to the Future Home,” with host Ty Pennington, outfitting three kitchens...more...

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Laars

All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The screen allows quick access to the control’s full...more...

Rice will succeed retiring CFO John Ulacia​

Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum® Construction Software, announced the appointment of Brian Rice as the company’s new...more...

The volunteer leaders of the American Supply Association’s Safety Committee are pleased to announce that the 2015 ASA Member Safety Recognition Awards will be presented...more...

Todd Talbot has led Fluidmaster since July 2011 bringing almost 30 years of building products industry experience to this leading organization that has been pioneering...more...

Ferguson Fire & Fabrication, the nation’s largest independent distributor of fire protection systems, on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Central Pipe & Supply’s Mobile, AL...more...

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Modine

It’s the ultimate final touch for a garage or workshop: a customized unit heater, available now in camo (“Huntin’ Dawg”), diamond plate (“Diamond Dawg”), carbon...more...

MRC Global Inc., No. 2 in Wholesaler magazine’s Wholesaling 100, announced that its subsidiary, McJunkin Red Man Corporation, has opened a new regional distribution...more...

F.W. Webb Co., No. 13 on Wholesaler magazine’s 2015 Wholesaling 100, hired Thomas Grunewald as the company’s new senior vice president of sales.

As head...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology

For whole house or commercial building hot water on demand, Bosch Thermotechnology offers its wall-mountable Tronic 5000C and 6000C electric water heaters in kW input...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 12 percent in June 2015....more...

The American Supply Association’s Executive Committee is proud to announce that the 2015 Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achieve Award will be presented to Joel Becker...more...

Late last year, home-improvement retailer Lowe’s said it planned to open two stores in Manhattan in the second half of 2015. Now, the first of...more...

The Dayton Business Journal included a Q&A with Rick Schwartz in its Aug. 18 edition.

WinWholesale announced that Schwartz will be stepping down as CEO...more...

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Sloan Valve

Sloan unveils its new Sloan® Hybrid Urinals, which combine a world-class, multi-patented urinal cartridge with revolutionary Jetrinse™ Solution Technology that keep urinals and drain lines...more...

After the New York City Council last week passed legislation to require the inspection of city cooling towers for the legionella bacteria, Gov. Andrew Cuomo...more...

Fort Worth-based Morrison Supply Company announces the formation of MORSCO—an umbrella wholesale distribution company founded on the shoulders of our country's leading suppliers: Morrison Supply...more...

HD Supply Waterworks has settled allegations it was involved in a scheme to defraud the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, the U.S. Department of Transportation...more...

With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, New York City Council on Thursday adopted legislation that requires adherence...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...

Plumbing Manufacturers International continues to work with the state of California to mitigate the impact of the drought.

PMI’s members are working diligently to develop...more...

Also effective next July, residential bathroom faucets will have a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute​.

New regulations approved by the California Energy...more...

In 2015, Duravit USA’s team continues to experience positive growth with the addition of three positions aimed at broadening customer support nationwide. Longtime Duravit...more...

QIP Equipment Ltd. of Montreal has been acquired by Wolseley Industrial Canada. QIP was established in Montreal, Quebec, and has been operational since 1976. It...more...

LESER has expanded its local stock and assembly capabilities in Charlotte, N.C. Over 1,500 configurations of Pilot Operated Safety Valves (POSVs) in both modulate and...more...

The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced the Call for Entries for its second annual NKBA U Professional of the Year, a contest recognizing the...more...

In a letter to customers and suppliers, Paula C. Mendell, president of Reliable Pipe Supply Inc., San Diego, Calif., says Reliable has entered into an...more...

Oftentimes, skills aren't innate. They're learned. Rhonda knows precisely how this works in the business realm. It's important that the people who work with you...more...

Q: I'm new to sales and to business in general. I don't want to make a "manners” or "etiquette” mistake that could cause problems. Are...more...

For years I have been writing: “If you use the right tax strategies, work with the right professional (typically, lawyer, CPA and insurance consultant), you...more...

If you're over 50 years old and reading this article, I'm pretty positive that two questions have crossed your mind lately: “When can I retire?” and "How...more...

There is a concept known as Chaos Theory. One way it is explained is: “A butterfly flaps its wings in Iowa and a tsunami hits...more...

Danielle Galian: How did each of you get started in the family business?

Colin Fein: I started when I was young by sweeping floors...more...

This month we are sharing a quick reminder about making money on the items you sell. You have to do so many things right to...more...

IBC appointed Douglas Dodds as managing director of sales and marketing for North America. IBC is a manufacturer of high efficiency stainless steel boilers, condensing...more...

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) has promoted Jeff Whitelaw to vice president, product strategy and engineering. He was previously senior...more...

This newly expanded 35-minute animated video outlines the functions, features and benefits of Webstone’s complete line of signature products and includes new segments on Hydro-Core,...more...

New York – Hastings Tile & Bath, the importers and distributors of contemporary bathroom fixtures, tile and bath furniture has recently redesigned their showroom to...more...

Elkhart, Ind. – Mid-City Supply Company opened a new full-service branch in Galesburg, Michigan this month. The new branch is Mid-City’s seventh location. Offering York...more...

Raleigh, N.C. – Harrington Industrial Plastics announced its newest branch location in Raleigh, NC. Harrington has been doing business for over 30 years. This new...more...

Erie, Penn. – Zurn Industries, LLC was the unanimous choice of three separate colleges to provide important engineered water solutions for the shared, 150-acre Auraria...more...

Taneytown, Md. – EVAPCO, Inc., a global innovator of heat transfer solutions, announced that it has purchased the assets of Clearwater Systems Corporation. This acquisition...more...

Columbus, Ohio – Nine respected HVACR industry mentors and other leadership professionals shared their expertise at the Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Emerging...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...

Seneca Falls, NY. – Goulds Water Technology (GWT) announces its 2015 third quarter Factory School schedule for in-person and online training. In-person training sessions are available...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...

Houston, Texas – Major Incorporated, a U.S. Northeast-based distributor of pipe, valves, fittings and actuation solutions, has been acquired by Shale-Inland from Platform Management. 

An...more...

Ferguson CEO Frank Roach told Newport News, Va., newspaper the Daily Press the company will continue to grow through acquisitions."Our acquisition strategy fits within...more...

New York – The Manhattan Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) held its Sizzling Summer Social in conjunction with the New York...more...

Huntington Beach, Calif. – The Los Angeles area’s most elite designers honored California Faucets by selecting its faucets and shower fittings for five distinctly different...more...

Affiliated Distributors  reported sales for all AD members, across all seven Divisions, grew by 4 percent in the second quarter of 2015 to $16.7 billion....more...

 

Erie, Penn. – Zurn Industries, LLC unveils a versatile series of lead-free hydrants to protect water sources, which may inadvertently be used as a...more...

Houston – Commemorating a heritage of leadership and innovation, Crane ChemPharma & Energy celebrated the 160-year anniversary of Crane Co. during the Valve World Americas...more...

Associates support more than 100 nonprofit organizations around the country

Newport News, Va. – Ferguson recently concluded its second annual Feed the Need campaign, as...more...

Woodridge, Ill. – It is with mixed emotion that Danze and Gerber, both leaders in the plumbing products category, announce the retirement of longstanding employee...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts Water recently unveiled www.onewattswater.com, a microsite that provides an overview of the broad selection of water products, services and solutions provided by...more...

Keeping building occupants comfortable while minimizing energy use is a balancing act for engineers who design HVAC&R systems and buildings. One way they can achieve...more...

WinWholesale’s Dayton Regional Distribution Center, one of the company’s four major distribution centers (Denver; Richmond, Virginia; and Middletown, Connecticut) is adding more than 15,000 square...more...

New York – Hansgrohe U.S.A is proud to announce its nationwide call for entries for the second annual Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition.  

The competition...more...

Chino Hills, Calif. – Jacuzzi Luxury Baths announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

“As we near our 60th...more...

DistributionNOW, announced it has agreed to purchase Bismarck, North Dakota-based Challenger Industries. Terms were not disclosed.

Challenger Industries is a PVF supplier with 11 sales...more...

The Houston Chronicle reports that MRC Global cut another 180 jobs as its net income dropped by nearly 60 percent in the second quarter...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...

Blythewood, S.C. – Spirax Sarco, a leader in products and services for steam system solutions, has announced it has added Google+ to its list of...more...

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Watermark Designs, the Brooklyn-based designers and manufacturers of bathroom faucets and fixtures for commercial and residential projects has just unleashed a completely...more...

New York – Infor, the industry cloud company, announced that Triangle Sales, a leading HVAC distributor, has selected Infor Distribution FACTS to help increase efficiency...more...

Plano, Texas – Hilti is proud to be calling Texas home for more than 250 team members. To celebrate, Hilti held grand openings at their...more...

New York – LAUFEN, the award-winning Swiss-based manufacturer of high-end bathroom solutions welcomes Wilson Caicedo as its new customer service representative. Caicedo joins LAUFEN as they...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s sustainability initiative – Planet Proposition – is celebrating a highly successful second year, with significant energy savings achieved via its HVAC solutions,...more...

Uponor North America was recently honored for the second year in a row with the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from Houston-based David Weekley Homes,...more...

East Longmeadow, Mass. – hilmor, innovative HVAC/R tool manufacturer, has announced the third annual Retool Your Future Scholarship Contest. The contest has received more than...more...

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Moen Commercial

New faucets and showerheads within the M•Dura line offer fresh, contemporary styles with durability and performance needed for high-use environments. Single- and two-handle widespread lavatory...more...

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Matco-Norca

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...

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Mansfield Plumbing

The Brentwood high efficiency toilet is WaterSense compliant, with a certification pending. The traditional style 1.28-gpf toilet comes with a concealed trapway and elongated bowl....more...

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Watts Water Technologies

The Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution has a unique outside-the-shutoff valve design that enables a wide range of configuration options. Its custom spool is produced with...more...

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Rinnai

Manufacturer has introduced four new models – RUCS/RUS75 and RUCS/RUS65 for both indoor and outdoor applications - that expand its Ultra Series condensing line with...more...

Franklin Park, Ill. – Sloan has issued a new white paper that discusses the results of the PERC I (The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition) study:...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the sanitaryware and bathware industries, has improved its company website with new home page features, mobile-friendly optimization,...more...

Los Angeles – Sen. Dianne Feinstein will likely face challenges to her new plan that will inject $1.3 billion into storage and de-salination of water in...more...

Los Angeles – California Gov. Jerry Brown applaudes citizens for a job well done on decreasing water usage in the state by 27% - two percent higher than...more...