February 2016

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Emerson

Emerson has nnounced that its top-rated Wi-Fi thermostat now works with Amazon Echo and Alexa, the Amazon cloud-based voice service.

The Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat...more...

Winsupply Inc. has opened five new locations, four in Texas that serve HVAC contractors, and one in Denver that focuses on fire protection systems.

The...more...

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Legend

Legend has added cold expansion PEX (ASTM F 1960) configurations to its offering of quarter-turn chrome supply stop valve models. This includes multiple sizes of...more...

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Bradford White

Bradford White recently announced the addition of its exclusive ICON HD™ Commercial Control System to the company’s 100-gallon, 399,999 BTU/Hr. eF Series® ultra-high efficiency water...more...

DDI System released Inform ERP version 21.0.15, with significant new features for Wholesale Distributors.

Developments include cycle count analysis, expanded inventory visibility and new key...more...

HARDI’s Education and Training University has redesigned and simplified its HEAT.U interface system. To explain these upgraded features, content and certification programs, HARDI is hosting...more...

APR Supply has named Drew Sigafoos as director of purchasing. Sigafoos will be responsible for the direction of materials management and purchasing functions to achieve...more...

Bradford White Corp. has appointed Bruce Hill to the position of vice president of engineering.

Prior to joining Bradford White, Hill was an employee at...more...

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John Guest

John Guest introduces its new Reducing Coupler in ½-inch x 3/8-inch CTS size for use in the domestic plumbing market. Manufactured from high quality engineered...more...

Munch's Supply announced Feb. 29 the official grand openings of its Grand Rapids and Madison Heights, Mich. locations. Munch's now employs more than 50 people...more...

Sloan, has promoted John Aykroyd to executive vice president, business development, North America.

Aykroyd  is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in marketing,...more...

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the F.W. Webb Co., two new television ads are airing across New England and New York, as well as...more...

David L. Peebles, 87, who spent 25 years building Ferguson Enterprises into a billion-dollar distribution powerhouse, was named Daily Press Citizen of the Year for...more...

Elkay Manufacturing has promoted Elkay executives Ted Hamilton and Mark Whittington into newly created executive vice president leadership positions.

Ted Hamilton, who is being promoted...more...

Franke, the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, announced the expansion of Kitchen Systems North...more...

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MrSteam

MrSteam unveils the steam shower industry’s first wireless control for residential applications. The new, user-friendly AirTempo Control offers users exceptional functionality and the convenience of...more...

PRIER Products has appointed The Pointer Agency as its new manufacturer’s representative for Georgia.

“PRIER is excited to have Ty Beckom and The Pointer Agency...more...

Company separates chairman and CEO roles

MRC Global Inc. announced that its board of directors named Rhys J. Best as nonexecutive chairman effective as of...more...

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Don Caffee Memorial Golf Tournament, May 16, Sweetwater Country Club, Sugarland, Texas.

The tournament benefits the PVF...more...

Texas A&M University is seeking survey participants for a new research study. The university is conducting research to identify gender perceptions related to the trends,...more...

Noble Company Products Include Innovations for Tile, Plumbing, Heating/Cooling and Fire Sprinkler Industries

Cleveland-based Federal Process Corporation, a diversified building product and specialty chemical manufacturer...more...

Morrison Supply Co. recently partnered with A.O. Smith Corp. to offer its clients a chance to win a grand prize hunting trip of the winner’s...more...

A. O. Smith Regional Vice President John Altepeter is launching A6 Sales, an independent manufacturer representative agency to serve Tennessee. Effective March 1, Altepeter will...more...

Seeking room to expand, F.W. Webb Co. is planning to relocate a major Amherst, N.H.., distribution facility to Londonderry, N.H., – constructing a building that,...more...

MRC Global Inc., announced on Feb. 10 it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. OCTG business to Sooner Pipe, LLC, a...more...

APR Supply Co.  announced the promotion of Brenda Higgins to location manager of its Johnson City location. She will be responsible for leading the growth...more...

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Watts

Watts now offers its innovative OneFlow anti-scale system for home applications, in 8-, 12- and 16-gallon-per-minute models.

OneFlow uses no salt and generates no waste...more...

According to Forbes.com, 543,000 new businesses start each month. Some of them make it, most of them don’t. But I bet one thing’s for sure...more...

KBIS 2016 went off without a hitch! The show is a spectacle with thousands of attendees chomping at the bit for the latest and greatest...more...

Whenever I call the Weldbend headquarters, I’m always a little surprised — and delighted — when one of the Coulas family personally answers the phone....more...

The 16th annual Crystal Vision Awards Breakfast 2016 was held at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel on January 20th. Attendees learned about opportunities to partner...more...

We spoke with Ron Passafaro, president and CEO, ECR International on Dec. 23, the day ECR shareholders officially agreed to sell the company to BDR...more...

Positive customer relationships are the basis of much B2B business, right? Positive business relationships ensure us an audience with the customer, make every step of...more...

Construction growth in 2015 gained strength as the year progressed from a slow start increasing at a rate of 13 percent over 2014 at closing....more...

Let's start with two facts you must burn into your mind: 1) Your estate plan must start now with a life-time plan. Waiting for your plan...more...

Make no mistake, this is not a benign situation. To perpetuate this situation is a demoralizing insult to the employees who must backfill or offset...more...

Danielle Galian: Tell me a little bit about your background? 

AJ Benton: I went to UC Santa Barbara and graduated in 2008. I started...more...

Navien has started the year 2016 by engaging Delco Sales as its new rep agency for Southern California, Hawaii and Southern Nevada. Regional manager Joe...more...

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GROHE

The Grandera collection combines high standards of quality and craftsmanship with detail and comfort. The collection will be available in a new warm sunset finish...more...

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Franklin Electric Co.

Enhanced Little Giant GP Series grinder pump models now operate across voltages ranging from 208 V to 230 V in one model. The GP‐A (Automatic)...more...

P-M & Associates, Indianapolis, Ind., assumed representation of Zurn Industries, Inc. for Kentucky in a transaction with Shearer Co. who had represented Zurn for that...more...

Watsco announced that Aaron J. Nahmad has been named president of Watsco. His appointment was unanimously approved by the independent members of Watsco’s board of...more...

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InSinkErator

SinkTop Switch installs quickly and easily to any sink or countertop into a pre-drilled hole – taking, on average, just 30 minutes. Since wall switch...more...

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Neoperl

Careguard offers a combination of hygienic features for faucet attachments with built-in Agion anti-microbial protection, laminar stream (non-aerated) and screenless construction (no wire-mesh screen prone...more...

Viega LLC diversified its ViegaPEX tubing line by introducing ViegaPEX for reclaimed water.

ViegaPEX tubing for reclaimed water has the highest rating for chlorine and is...more...

The Macomb Group, Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., announces its acquisition of Mechanical Supply Co., a North Carolina-based distributor to commercial and industrial customers.

“We’ve been...more...

Retirement of Handy Hardware name and new brand promise welcomed by attendees.

World and Main, LLC announced that its Spring 2016 Houston Market (formerly Handy...more...

AD reported sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries grew by 2 percent in 2015 to a record-breaking $32 billion....more...

Mestek, Inc. announced Feb. 4 the acquisition of Turbonics, Inc., Cleveland, a manufacturer of specialty hydronic fan coils that has been providing comfort solutions to...more...

State water regulators voted Feb. 2 to extend emergency conservation measures, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California’s snowpack....more...

Karen Weaver, mayor of Flint, Mich., on Feb. 2 pressed for the rapid removal of lead pipes blamed for first corroding the drinking water in...more...

Mid-City Supply, Elkhart, Ind., announces the retirement of Jim Nelson from his position as vice president of administration. Nelson has been with Mid-City Supply since...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology

The new Bosch Hydronic Air Handlers create a more efficient, compact and advanced home heating system. By pairing the new air handler with Bosch Greentherm...more...

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett brand continues its 100-year legacy of training and education to assist HVAC industry professionals with the release of a new online...more...

Watts Water announced Feb. 2 that David Trotter has joined the company as Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager, responsible for the sales of Watts Water’s commercial...more...

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Saniflo

SFA Saniflo U.S.A. has unveiled two new, vitreous china, floor-mounted toilet bowls with an updated and contemporary styling, the better to complement modern bathroom design....more...

Rinnai introduces the Demand Duo™, a commercial hybrid water heating system that combines highly-efficient heat exchanger technologies from Rinnai's recently-launched 199-BTU, Energy Star-certified C199 condensing...more...

Since its inception in 1973, Aquatherm has evolved into a leading manufacturer of plastic pipe systems for plumbing, air-conditioning, heating, and industrial applications. The family...more...