February 2017

HD Supply Waterworks’ Fire Protection division has expanded its footprint. The distributor opened a new supply location in Nashville, Tenn., and has added a fabrication...more...

Jim Farnan has been promoted to Director of Procurement for Chicago Tube & Iron (CTI), effective March 1st 2017. Farnan will be working  with Larry...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is focusing its 2017 advocacy to educate policymakers about the untapped water-saving potential of water-efficient plumbing products, potential threats to safe...more...

HARDI has expanded its Sales and Membership Engagement and Marketing and Communications teams with the recent hires of Brandon Baulo, Connor Luft, and Anthony Lagunzad....more...

Daikin Applied has renamed its systems and controls businesses to reflect the move towards intelligent equipment.

Intelligent Solutions is the new business name for Systems...more...

 F.W. Webb Company, the plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial supplies distributor, has signed on to remain the official entitlement sponsor for the 2017 and 2018...more...

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AERCO

The Benchmark Platinum features a powerful bundle of innovative technologies including AERtrim, AERCO’s patent-pending O2 Trim technology, dual returns, and onAER Remote Monitoring, in addition...more...

A woman with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering applied for a job at McDonalds because it was the highest paying position in her job...more...

J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company has recognized their Manufacturers Representative, Futura Sales Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts for 25 years of service.  Mark Whitlam, senior/vp sales of...more...

Water professionals are encouraged to enroll in Goulds Water Technology’s (GWT) new wastewater e-Learning course that highlights the advantages, disadvantages, features and applications of wastewater...more...

Danze and Gerber, two companies in the decorative plumbing fixtures category, have announced the addition of Tony Favilla as vice president sales – branded products....more...

Sloan, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, is hosting the defending world champion Chicago Cubs, once again, at its Spring Training home of Sloan Park...more...

Retailer will roll out Interline Brands’ product catalog in all its U.S. stores.

In an earnings call with stock analysts to discuss Q4 results, Home...more...

A. O. Smith has applied its commercial water heating expertise to its new ProLine family of commercial-grade residential water heaters.

Commercial-grade quality comes second nature...more...

HD Supply Waterworks recently announced the appointment of Brad Cowles as its chief operating officer COO. Cowles’ current Waterworks chief information officer responsibilities will be...more...

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Chicago Faucets

The HyTronic and E-Tronic 40 series electronic sensor faucets have an optional 1.5 GPM flow rate insert will be included with these fittings, replacing the...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions announced at the AHR 2017 Show that Robert Bean was the recipient 2017 Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award.

The Dan...more...

SEMCO LLC, a manufacturer of indoor air quality solutions, named the Trane GA/AL Sales District, as “Rep of the Year—2016” at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning,...more...

Watsco recently reported record fourth-quarter sales of $914 million with full-year sales in 2016 increasing almost 3 percent to $4.22 billion.

A big way the...more...

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DiversiTech

The Super Seal Flex Inject is an air conditioning and refrigerant leak sealant that saves HVAC/R contractors and distributors time and money.

The sealant features...more...

DiversiTech is proud to support House in the Woods, an outdoor retreat program that honors America’s armed forces and their families by assisting them in...more...

 

AD hosted its first annual multi-divisional eCommerce Summit, Jan. 23-25, Dallas. More than 230 ecommerce leaders within 140 AD member organizations attended. 

The goal...more...

Wolseley, Ferguson Enterprise’s corporate parent, has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in Tobler, its Swiss plumbing and heating business to Walter Meier...more...

The Genesee County (N.Y.) Chamber of Commerce has honored Liberty Pumps as its “Business of the Year.”

“I love Genesee County, and while I’m involved...more...

Winsupply Inc., has opened a Winsupply fire and fabrication location in Lake Elsinore, Calif., serving fire sprinkler system contractors throughout Southern California.

The manager of...more...

Ferguson has announced the acquisition of P.V. Sullivan Supply Co., Inc. in an asset transaction completed Feb. 13. 

P.V. Sullivan Supply is a premier supplier...more...

ASA University has announced its new online course, Creative Problem Solving, is available for purchase.

This online course demonstrates to participants how to integrate creativity...more...

Jones Stephens, a World and Main Company, announced that veteran plumbing marketer, Andy Yanka, has joined the team as senior director, plumbing product management. Yanka...more...

Brasstech, a manufacturer of faucets and accessories marketed under Newport Brass and Ginger brand names, has announced the expansion of their organization to market their...more...

Crane Pumps & Systems, a Crane Co. Company, announced The Weinman 375 / 575 Series End Suction Pumps, Weinman 310 / 500 (G&K) Series End...more...

HD Supply’s corporate parent is exploring the sale of its Waterworks unit as it prepares to pare down debt and take advantage of potential infrastructure...more...

Fresh-Aire UV named Southwestern HVAC Sales LLC, Smithville, Texas as its “2016 Rep of the Year" at the AHR Expo 2017, Jan. 31, in Las...more...

ASA University has announced that the update of its Essentials course, Essentials of Profitable Showroom Sales, is completed and available in both book and online...more...

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Fujitsu General America, Inc.

Fujitsu General America, Inc. has expanded its Airstage V-II VRF equipment line of Variable Refrigerant Flow heat pumps, with enhanced capabilities and operational efficiencies. The...more...

NetPlus Alliance, a buying group of industrial and contractor supplies distributors, has promoted Zach Brado to the position of business development director, effective immediately.

In...more...

Southern is first distributor and first from PHCP industry to be included in magazine's list.

Fortune magazine has chosen Southern Pipe & Supply as one...more...

Chris Brown has been named chief sales officer for LIXIL Americas, the business unit under which the American Standard, DXV and GROHE bath and kitchen...more...

AquaMotion Inc., honored The Walter F. Morris Co. as its Sales Rep of the Year for 2016, and gave Hollabaugh Brothers and Associates, Inc., its...more...

Aquatherm Canada, the Canadian partner of leading polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, is pleased to announce that Harris Atlantic Sales Ltd. has joined the...more...

Keytroller, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices, was recognized by Plant Engineering during its Product of the Year awards program....more...

Two plumbing and HVAC industry veterans have returned to once again help contractors succeed in their businesses. Jim Abrams and Terry Nicholson have launched PRAXIS S-10,...more...

The Forte Conference is taking place this month in sunny Palm Springs, California.  We spoke with Forte President Howard Frankel to get his thoughts on...more...

According to Founder and CEO John D’Angelo, DANGELO Co.  represents all the major waterworks and fire protection product manufacturers.  “We constantly strive to form a...more...

Tom M. Brown:  The winter PVF Roundtable meeting was another winner with well over 500 industry people in attendance.  Joe Pro deserves congratulations for his...more...

When you begin to write a column for a publication, the accepted obligation of the author is to be interesting.  The Irish caution is:  “if...more...

 

Our recent research of distributor sales online finds that slightly more than 60 percent of companies sell less than 5 percent of revenues online....more...

The comprehensive tax plan creates great tax results, while generating a huge amount of cash for your kids and grandchildren.  The easiest way to quickly...more...

I was recently perusing some online material from my favorite generational guru, Claire Raines.  She is the founder of Claire Raines and Associates, which specializes...more...

Aquatherm North America announced at the 2017 AHR Expo the addition of a new SDR 9 product line to the family of Aquatherm Blue Pipe...more...

Orlando was the place to be in January and not just because of the beautiful weather and incredible theme parks.  The city was host to...more...

Honeywell announced that more than 2,000 supermarket installations have been completed with its reduced-global-warming refrigerant Solstice N40 (R-448A), making it the industry's most widely accepted,...more...

As consultants, we have visited many wholesalers’ stores and warehouses over the last 26 years (Jen hasn’t been visiting quite that long).  Often the visits...more...

ELK Group International has announced the purchase of Roswell, Georgia-based Kitchen and Bath manufacturer Xync Brands, LLC , producer of the Ryvyr and Hembry Creek...more...

Chicago Tube and Iron Company has announced the promotion of Janeth Villalobos to vice president of administration. Villalobos joined CTI as director of administration this...more...

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Telkonet

One of the first devices able to control variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC systems, the EcoSmart VRF Controller helps optimize VRF, VRV and VRP HVAC...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The industry’s first press tool optimized for residential installations, the product delivers force optimized for PEX installation, and eliminates downtime caused by calibration intervals.

The...more...

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Johnson Controls

Seven new Coleman duct-free mini split product lines, offering more indoor options, additional multi-zone products, light commercial applications and low ambient options available throughout the...more...

Richard Laudino of Aaron and Company has passed away at 62. Laudino, survived by his wife Patty, children Michael and Kathryn, son-in law John, joined...more...

Sloan announced the launch of a Spanish language version of their website. The new site will help a wider range of architects, design professionals, engineers,...more...

HARDI has announced the complete lineup for its Strategic Leadership & Finance Focus Conference April 9-11 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Strategic Leadership & Finance Conference...more...

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Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced of the COMPASS R. Featuring advanced variable speed Design Envelope technology, new high-efficiency Armstrong iECM motors, and quadratic pressure curves,...more...

When I accepted the position of editorial director at TMB Publishing last August, it was a big step for me in the direction of bold...more...