December 2016

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Uponor

Uponor is making it even easier to provide the reliability, high-performance and efficiency of an AquaPEX plumbing system for homes and multifamily structures with the...more...

The Kohler Signature Store by Expressions Home Gallery, a 2,822-square-foot retail space and headquarters, in Culver City, Calif., earned LEED certification under v4 of the...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International presented eight Key Member awards during its Annual Conference last month in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Key Members were recognized...more...

Weil-McLain has named Stefan Brosick as vice president and general manager. The general manager position is new to Weil-McLain and was created to accelerate integration...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions’ Chairman and Owner John Hazen White, Jr., has announced the promotion of Wil VandeWiel to CEO of the 96-year-old privately-held company. VandeWiel,...more...

Control Supply, a master distributor of HVAC controls, recently acquired the assets of Martin Walshin Inc. After 44 years in business, owners Bill Nowak and...more...

The gripes that led United Technologies to consider moving its Carrier air conditioning manufacturing operations and 2,100 jobs from two Indiana factories to Mexico had...more...

J.C. Penney is testing a partnership with Trane to sell HVAC equipment at its retail stores. Penney completed a rollout of kitchen and laundry appliance...more...

HARDI named four champions for their outstanding contributions to one of the HARDI pillars. The following champions in Advocacy, Benchmarking and Education were recognized at...more...

The Beale touchless faucet with Selectronic technology and the Edgewater semi-professional faucet, both from American Standard, were named 2016 GOOD DESIGN award recipients in the...more...

To meet continued and accelerating growth, California Faucets has recently expanded its operations to include a third manufacturing facility. The new building, that opened on...more...

Jim Swanson, president and CEO of Harrington Industrial Plastics, has announced a new sales, for the company, in Kansas City, Kansas. Opening on December 19,...more...

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Adey Professional Heating Solutions

ADEY, a U.K.-based company whose MagnaClean magnetic filters were recently rolled out in the U.S., is now introducing a line of concentrated system treatment formulas...more...

Wholesale Supply showroom manager also wins $5,000.

John Barbour, the second generation owner of the family-owned and operated business, Union Mechanical, Ft. Myers, Fla., has...more...

Interline Brands announced a $100,000 donation and an expanded career track partnership with the local school district in its home base of Jacksonville, Fla.

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During the HARDI Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., HARDI leadership transferred several key leadership positions, including the position of president from Michael Meier, Meier...more...

ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales increase of 10.0 percent for the month ending November 30, 2016, compared to the same month last year. ...more...

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Viega

Viega introduced 12 new reducer and union options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems, for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems...more...

Affiliated Distributors sent out a video note to all its members and suppliers, sharing with them what associates have done to give back during this...more...

Many homes and hotels have bathtub spouts that leak while the shower is running. To stop this water, energy and money from going down the drain,...more...

Aquatherm North America, the U.S. subsidiary of leading PP-R pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, is preparing to move into a new headquarters and fabrication facility in...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 thaw pipes in minutes without tearing up floors, breaking through walls or digging around pipes in frozen...more...

Known in the industry for their responsiveness to customer needs, MTI Baths announced the launch of its newly designed website. Incorporating the latest Responsive Website...more...

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Bonomi North America

Bonomi North America introduces a new series of NSF-Certified butterfly valves with factory-installed electric or pneumatic actuators for potable water applications with high flow requirements. ...more...

A total of 17 Aquasana, Inc. drinking water filters are the first products to earn certification to reduce perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)...more...

LG Electronics USA is streamlining the process of securing HVAC installation configuration certification in Florida by certifying a number of wind load complaint drawings for...more...

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Watts Radiant

Watts Radiant launched its next generation of ThermalPro boiler stations, which feature expanded pump choices. The ThermalPro units are simple pre-piped, insulated pumping stations for...more...

Watermark Designs has been named a recipient in Interior Design magazine's 2016 “Best of Year” Awards. On December 1, 2016 over 900 people from the...more...

TOTO, announced that it is launching a new brand advertising campaign to support its popular line of Washlet bidet seats. The new strategy challenges the...more...

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Bradley Corp.

Bradley Corp. introduces its Verge with all-in-one WashBar technology. Available in single-, 2- or 3-user models, this completely touchless hand-washing fixture is ADA compliant; the...more...

TOTO’s director of marketing will also serve on the board.

Steve Petock, senior vice president of business development, Ferguson, has been appointed to the 2017...more...

Geberit has announced that ACS Marketing will now represent Geberit plumbing products in the Southern California, Arizona and Las Vegas markets. ACS Marketing, based in...more...

ThermaSol, the industry leader in steam shower products and technology for more than 55 years, has announced two position shifts in its organization. The first...more...

The Mandello 114 Volo Lario 100 Volo and vanities, designed by Meneghello Paolelli Association and are crafted in England, combine ENGLISHCAST material with nest beech...more...

SmartSense is designed to help protect against excessive gas flows, gas-related fires, and even explosions, and its dual-sensing technology sets new industry standards for ensuring...more...

It all began in a small warehouse right outside Fort Worth, Texas, when two friends Harry Cohn and Clyde Gregory founded Cohn & Gregory, an...more...

Danielle Galian:  What does the growth and success of Conbraco mean to you? Glenn Mosack:  We are continually growing through two avenues: Organically and Inorganically as...more...

This is a business decision —We think many facets of an ROI analysis apply quite well to this situation.  In our experience, though, many of...more...

Trump is president, yet the pundits and polls said it was not possible.  Then, again, Trump received the Republican nomination purportedly “against all odds”.  After...more...

Home Depot, the retailer, is also very much Home Depot, the wholesaler, too. HD reported a strong third quarter last month that marked a first anniversary...more...

Good time management for sales people has been an obsession of mine for more than 30 years. In the last decade, I’ve been involved in...more...

For most Americans, retirement planning revolves around qualified plans (for example, IRA, 401(k), profit-sharing plan and the like). It’s a fact:  Mention retirement to any...more...

The growth of e-commerce as a competitive advantage in B2B distribution is becoming well known.   Almost weekly, we get calls from wholesalers who have...more...

U.S. Boiler Co. has announced that Chris Mitchell has been promoted to director of sales for the mid-Atlantic and western regions following the retirement of...more...

The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association recently held its 2016 Annual Conference and Product Showcase at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville,...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

Almanacs say we’re in for a tough, cold winter. And that means frozen pipes.

Be prepared with General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 pipe thawing...more...

Rodney S. "Biz" Cain passed away peacefully at the age of 78 at his childhood home, Caintuckee Acres, Independence, Ky., on Dec. 1, after his...more...

Bonomi North America is introducing a new line of automated thermoplastic ball valves for use in plumbing, mechanical, chemical and other applications. Listed with NSF...more...

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PRIER

PRIER’s improved C-534 Light Duty Commercial Wall Hydrant features a shorter valve stem cap for a lower profile. The self-draining hydrant also features a P-004...more...

Watsco has acquired an additional 10 percent ownership interest in Carrier Enterprise Northeast LLC, a joint venture with Carrier Corp. The transaction raises Watsco’s ownership...more...

Fortiline Waterworks has opened a new location in Daytona Beach, Fla. With this new branch, Fortiline now has nine locations in Florida and 43 distribution...more...

SupplyHouse.com held its seventh annual “Trade Tuesday” this week, its version of Cyber Monday designed for business customers. The 24-hour sale offered a 5 percent...more...