December 2015

Ferguson Enterprises partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation as part of the company’s third annual Project Holiday Joy. Ferguson served as...more...

Danfoss has appointed Miha Kavcic as head of sales and business development in North America. In this role, Kavcic will be responsible for advancing the...more...

ECR International, an HVAC manufacturer with headquarters in Utica, N.Y. and fabrication facilities in Dunkirk, N.Y., announced Dec. 23, 2015, that the company’s shareholders have...more...

ProSource Plumbing Supply, based in Greenville, SC, opened a new 35,000 sq. ft. location in Asheville, NC. Early next year, ProSource plans to open a 6,300...more...

IBC opened a new Training Center at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, BC.  IBC hosted its first group in December and will be conducting in-depth...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...

The Jacksonville Business Journal reports that Michael Grebe, CEO, Interline Brands Inc. will retire in mid-January after 17 years with the company, 13 of them...more...

DistributionNOW, has announced the acquisition of Dayton, Ohio-based Updike Supply Company, a provider of MRO products and inventory management services.

"The combination of these two...more...

APCOM’s flagship Franklin, Tenn., plant broke ground Dec. 11 for a 57,750 square foot addition, increasing the size of the facility by more than 40...more...

The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, were recognized as the recipients of the A. O. Smith Chairman’s...more...

APMO R&T, North America’s premier third-party certification body for plumbing, mechanical, and water treatment products, has earned approval to begin certifying high-efficiency flushometer-valve water closets...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these...more...

Negotiators for Kohler Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract at about 9:30 p.m., Dec. 15....more...

Duravit USA has enhanced its website – www.duravit.us -- making its luxurious bathroom designs even more accessible to consumers and the design industry at...more...

Milwaukee Tool introduces new M18 FUEL™ Drill Drivers, Hammer Drills and Compact Impacts that can be completely customized for better control over power, speed and...more...

Ferguson Enterprises has opened its newest showroom at its Newport News, Va, corporate campus that will also serve as a training center for showroom staff from...more...

F.W. Webb recently announced the launch of its new and improved plumbing, heating and cooling website.

The site is meant to be more user-friendly...more...

On December 9th, Rheem® acquired Eemax™ Inc., from The Riverside Company, a private equity firm.

Eemax is recognized as the leading manufacturer of electric tankless...more...

U.S. Boiler Company, and a subsidiary of Burnham Holdings Inc., announced the formal opening of its new Engineering and Technology Center located at 2930 Old...more...

Renee Joseph, vice president of channel sales and marketing operations at Johnson Controls, presented a whitepaper on the changing demographics in the HVACR industry during...more...

Speakman announced that Tara Scanzillo has been appointed as director of sales. The promotion follows Scanzillo's three-year tenure as national accounts manager for Speakman.

Scanzillo...more...

NKBA University has just announced the four finalists who will compete in the Finals for the 2016 Professional of the Year Contest, live from NKBA’s...more...

BDR Thermea will become a top 3 player in the US heating market.

BDR Thermea, a Dutch heating products group with its global headquarters in...more...

Gallery Toto opened earlier this year in Terminal 2 at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, and was designed by Klein Dytham Architecture. At the exhibit’s exterior...more...

Speakman announced that Robert Knoll has been elected as CEO following his three-month tenure as Interim CEO. Knoll, who has served as chief operations officer...more...

Brandon Gracey of Handshake recently ran through the importance of B2B eCommerce in a webinar episode. He highlighted various points ranging from statistics to implementation. ...more...

Viessmann Manufacturing Company (U.S.) Inc., celebrated 25 years of business in the U.S. at a special invitation-only lunch, September 9, for noted wholesalers, contractors, specifiers...more...

An aging population, aging water and increased awareness are just a few possible reasons for a rise in Legionnaires’ disease. If you weren’t thinking much about...more...

It's December in Chicago. Cold. Snowy. Blustery. What has the winter weather got to do with business succession? It's just too late to get any...more...

Starting with a sad note, we want to celebrate the passing of a St. Louis native, outstanding baseball player (we wish he had played for...more...

I recently had the chance to visit Oatey SCS at their Cleveland headquarters to see the inner workings and talk with some of their key...more...

David McCray Reynolds, age 87, passed away Nov. 21, at Kendal. He was a former owner and president of Plumbers & Factory Supplies Inc. He...more...

Jason International, Inc. an Arkansas-based manufacturer company of luxury hydrotherapy bath products is pleased to announce the promotion of Paulo Jacuzzi  to chief executive officer...more...

In the past year, American Standard has tripled the size of its design department.

With an eye toward fueling inspiration and supporting its commitment as...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 3.6 percent in October 2015....more...

Sloan Valve released a new landing page and brochure dedicated to putting water efficiency to work. Check out the landing page here and the brochure here....more...

American Standard Brands is pleased to announce its recognition as Showroom Plumbing Vendor of the Year by Ferguson. The only vendor to be honored with...more...

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Saniflo

The Sanicondens Best condensate water pump incorporates a pH neutralizing granule tray that increases the pH of the acid water before discharging it to the...more...

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Noritz

Two innovative new features available on the NRCP line of residential tankless water heaters are: Common venting of 2 units to reduce the number of...more...

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Haws

Tempered-water solutions provider for emergency response equipment has expanded its catalog to include products that offer immediate access to complete systems with advanced ANSI compliance...more...

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A.Y. McDonald

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...

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American Standard

These new floor-mounted tub fillers are offered in 2 appealing styles: a sculptural square model characterized by geometric shapes and crisp angles, and an elegant...more...

American Copper & Brass announced Nov. 30 it is moving its distribution center and corporate headquarters from Hillsdale, Mich., to a new facility in Coldwater,...more...

tekmar unveiled its new app and online tool to assist users in designing their own snow and ice melting solutions.

Contractors, engineers, and distributors can...more...