August 2016

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John Guest

John Guest presents the new NPT White Male Connector in 3/8-inch CTS x ½-inch NPT size for use in the domestic plumbing market.

Suitable for...more...

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Taco Comfort Systems

Taco has added a new Multi-Volt Zone Sentry zone valve for use in hydronic heating and other HVAC systems,...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 6.2 percent in July 2016....more...

Epicor Software Corp., announced Sept. 1, the completion of the previously announced acquisition of the company by global investment firm KKR.

Effective upon the close...more...

Haws Corp. has announced several additional team members within multiple company departments. These additions are in support of Haws’ continued success in the emergency equipment and...more...

Basco Manufacturing Co., has announced that Tom Keehan has joined the company as chief financial officer. He will also serve on the company’s executive committee...more...

ASA’s Director of Codes & Standards, Hugo Aguilar, is now a member of the California AB 2282 Steering Committee. Some of the tasks of the...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...

The F.W. Webb Co. hosted the official groundbreaking on Aug. 30 of its nearly a million sq. ft. central distribution facility, gathering company officials, town and...more...

According to a press release, Acorn water products will be branded under Murdock Manufacturing:

“Since 1853, Murdock Manufacturing has been in continuous family ownership and...more...

The National Kitchen and Bath Association, NKBA, will now offer a student membership at no cost to all those studying in the design and building...more...

Pilot program in just 20 stores, but executive says results are ‘three times expectations.’

The Home Depot is in the early stages of offering Interline...more...

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Aquatherm

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...

Vince Wenos has joined Sloan as vice president, engineering and R&D.

“Vince brings a strong background in engineering and product design to Sloan,” said Jim...more...

New space will offer tile, stone, lighting and outdoor living products in addition to plumbing.

Blackman Plumbing Supply Co., Inc., the New York-based plumbing supply...more...

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Legend

Designed and rigorously tested for use in hydronic heating and cooling systems, the M-8330 manifold series includes three models. The premium .304 stainless steel 1-inch...more...

Slant/Fin Corp. announces that Peter Cullen has been added to the sales management team as the New England regional sales manager. Cullen brings with him...more...

A total of 26 students from the U.S. China, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Turkey have earned 2016 merit scholarships awarded by A. O. Smith Corporation....more...

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Siebel Eltron

Tempra Plus tankless electric water heaters feature Stiebel Eltron’s exclusive Advanced Flow Control to automatically adjust the flow rate, if needed, in order to keep...more...

HARDI recently released its JP Morgan Mid-Season Survey Results and Outlook, a trifecta of report, presentation and webinar.

The outlook and its insights are generated...more...

The innovative collection of 3D printed residential faucets from DXV by American Standard has been named a Silver Winner in the 36th annual International Design...more...

Carrier distributors nationwide have identified the recipients of their annual college scholarship, and awarded grants this year totaling nearly $40,000. Carrier, a world leader in...more...

 

Viega streamlines vertically integrated PEX tubing production, adding resin production to McPherson, Kan. manufacturing and distribution campus.

Viega moved production of PEX resin used...more...

Highly motivated by last year’s national labor study that predicted the staggering loss of 50,000 current industry employees over the next 10 years, the American...more...

For the second time in four months, Zurn Industries, LLC celebrates the opening of an expansive, strategically located service center – this time in the...more...

Ed Hathcock, Shutis Sales Agency based in Colorado, was awarded the Bob Gelman Lifetime Achievement award by General Pipe Cleaners.

Ed Hathcock has represented General...more...

McWane Plumbing Group (a McWane, Inc. Co.) is proud to announce the opening of a new distribution warehouse facility in South Plainfield, N.J. This new...more...

Company also signed an agreement to acquire ROHL.​

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. announced the creation of a new Global Plumbing Group, a strategic...more...

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Chicago Faucets

Chicago Faucets electronic faucets with dual beam technology add a touch of architectural style to restrooms in any building. They are offered in a range...more...

The Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International and Home for Our Troops have entered a partnership in which HARDI will become one of the largest...more...

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is proud to support the African American interior design community as a leading sponsor for the Black Interior Designers...more...

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for June 2016 decreased 12.5 percent to 361,674 units, down from 413,536 units...more...

Millennials outspend other age groups when remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms, according to new research from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The research, which...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...

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Taco Comfort Solutions

Taco Comfort Solutions has introduced the new 007e ECM circulator, offering the equivalent performance of the legendary 007 combined with high-efficiency ECM technology that uses...more...

Xylem Inc. announced Sept. 15 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sensus for approximately $1.7 billion in cash.

Sensus, is a provider...more...

The Mill-Rose Co. appointed John Kirkland national sales manager for its Clean-Fit division.

In his new position, Kirkland will supervise sales and support for Clean-Fit...more...

Distributors are regularly exploring ways to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, and recruit new talent who will help drive the company into the...more...

This month we celebrate the 34th annual directory of manufacturers representatives issue. For 34 years, “The Wholesaler” has been highlighting an astounding group of advisers...more...

As we have worked with wholesalers in a consultative role over the years, and as we have provided ideas to readers through this column, we...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...

Focus, focus, focus. That’s the phrase I find myself repeating constantly in every sales seminar I present. I believe focus is the greatest challenge for...more...

What do you do? If you are alone in your office, you can say it out loud; I won’t tell anyone you are talking to...more...

Do you own or run a family business? A business you want to continue after your leadership ends? Then this article is must reading. Let’s start...more...

Armed with reams of knowledge, dedicated faculty, industry-wide connections with distributors, enthusiastic students and critical partnerships with trade associations and organizations – and service providers...more...

Datalliance announced that another three plumbing product suppliers have formalized their plans to launch Vendor Managed Inventory programs and selected the cloud-based Datalliance VMI platform...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...

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Liberty Pumps

The StormCell 12 voltbattery backup pump system features professional-grade chargers, an energy efficient DC pump for longer run times and optional NightEye wireless technology for...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.

Bosch hydronic air handlers offer an efficient, compact and advanced home heating system. When paired with the Bosch Greentherm gas condensing tankless water heater, it...more...

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Mansfield Plumbing

For relaxation in a whirlpool, or air bathtub, selecting a color to match a mood can be a rejuvenating experience.  Available as an option in...more...

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American Standard

The Beale touchless faucet offers the option of switching to manual operation by simply sliding a movable door to cover the sensor. Touchless operation improves...more...

U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson R-OH 8th District) visited HARDI-member Johnstone Supply on July 28.

Rep. Davidson is a former military officer and Army Ranger who...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 15.9 percent in June...more...

World and Main, LLC, announced the appointment of Bryan Yeazel as president and chief executive officer.

Yeazel brings to World and Main significant experience leading...more...

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U.S. Boiler

The new, value-priced X-C high-efficiency boiler is an addition to U.S. Boiler Company’s broad line of stainless steel condensing boilers. It’s available in five sizes...more...

AquaMotion Inc., a Rhode Island manufacturer of patented single, multi speed and variable speed circulators and recirculation systems has appointed MJM Associates Inc. as its...more...