January 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lynn A. McVay is the new Managing Partner of Mainline Sales. Mainline Sales is a Manufacturers’ Representative Agency serving the plumbing, mechanical, fire protection,...more...

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — At KBIS 2015 in front of a panel of industry judges and KBIS attendees, four finalists competing for the title of NKBA...more...

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. – Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF), and engineered specialties...more...

Morton Grove, Ill. - With ever-evolving legislation and technologies, continuing education is essential for industry professionals who want to stay on top of their game and...more...

RACINE, Wis. - Modine’s booth at AHR Expo ’15 is among those not to miss at the show (booth # 2323).  The...more...

RACINE, Wis. - Modine's new Quick Ship program delivers ventilation systems for schools within 10 days.  Select units from the manufacturer’s Varsity™...more...

Stonewall, LA – A memorial service for Clayton Welch, 68, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Rose-Neath’s Southside...more...

ATLANTA — LUXE Linear Drains, a leading manufacturer of architectural-grade, 100 percent stainless steel linear and tile insert shower drains, has introduced the new LUXE...more...

IRVINE, Calif. — Navien, Inc. has announced the appointment of Scott Lee as the new CEO of the company. Lee has been with KD Navien in...more...

PERRYSVILLE, Ohio  — Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the sanitaryware and bathware industries, has named Gary Pember as vice president of marketing for the Ohio-based company....more...

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. –T&S Brass and Bronze Works has been singled out as one of the best plants in North America, according to IndustryWeek Magazine....more...

CLEVELAND — The Lubrizol Corporation will showcase its FlowGuard Gold Pipe and Fittings and BlazeMaster Fire Sprinkler Systems brands at this year’s National Association of...more...

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, has named Sean...more...

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — In January, Josam Company awarded its Top Performers with the Josam Company President’s Award.  Recipients included Mayco Sales, of Dallas; Fiskio,...more...

ERIE, Pa. – Zurn Industries LLC introduced a sophisticated modular sensor faucet line, the Z6950 Aqua-FIT Faucet System. The system provides multiple performance benefits, numerous...more...

NEW YORK — The new Mini-Anemometer/Psychrometer with CFM/CMM & Enthalpy (DAF3009) from General Tools & Instruments is ideal for HVACR technicians and contractors. It offers the ability...more...

Sloan becomes the sixth Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs, joining Anheuser-Busch, ATI Physical Therapy, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Under Armour and Wintrust.

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To all in the K/B industry:

“As the newly elected President of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), I am thrilled to share some...more...

It’s been 68 years since Don Hulbert launched Hulbert Bros. Inc. when he bought out the Plattsburgh, N.Y., branch of his employer, H.B. Kimmey Supply...more...

Jessica Schussler is Lion Plumbing’s showroom manager, football fanatic and philanthropist. She spoke with me about her role at Lion Plumbing and what it takes...more...

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D.
Special to The Wholesaler

A nice relaxing shower can feel really good, especially after a long day at work. But...more...

The stories, laughs and cigars were plentiful when 76 A. O. Smith wholesalers, contractors and reps were teamed up with several sports and entertainment personalities for...more...

I hope each of you had a very happy holiday season shared with family and great friends. Well, 2014 is behind us, and here we...more...

Performance measurements have a way of getting our attention, don’t they? But sometimes they have us focusing on the short-term – or on the wrong...more...

I've been traveling a bit lately and on one of the trips I talked with the owner of a business about some problems he was...more...

Did you hear the one about the two guys camping in the woods when suddenly a big grizzly bear strolls into their campsite? As the...more...

We have all heard the expression “big data” in the context of retailers studying the buying habits of their customers.  The premise is fairly simple....more...

We hope you will forgive a short tribute: About 20 years ago Rich started writing this column with his father, Joe.  Joe had been writing...more...

Columbus, Ohio – Carr Supply has opened a new branch in Lima, Ohio, providing high-quality plumbing, HVAC, and water service supplies and equipment to contractors...more...

Long Beach, Calif. – Columbia Specialty Co., an industrial pipe, valves and fittings supplier, announced the expansion of their San Diego location into a larger,...more...

Wayne, Penn. – Affiliated Distributors (AD), the largest industrial and construction products buying and marketing group in North America, reported 8% growth across all AD...more...

Newport News, Va. – Ferguson Enterprises Inc. has acquired HP Products Corporation. HP Products is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., and distributes products in eight categories...more...

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Matco-Norca

As part of the Builder Light faucet line, new lead free single-handle pull-down faucets come in three styles: chrome, stainless steel and oil-rubbed bronze. The...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring

Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines faster and easier — like having an extra hand in tight and awkward places....more...

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Zurn

New low-flow EcoVantage® 1.1-gpf ZTR Sensor Wall Bowl System  (Z5615.395 and Z5615.396) uses only 1.1 gpf — 31% less water per flush than the current...more...

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Navien

The new PeakFlow™ chemical-free anti-scale water treatment accessory provides protection from scale formation on plumbing surfaces in appliances and hot water systems. Helps promote system...more...

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Noritz

New EZTR40 condensing tankless water heater for residential applications replaces a conventional 40-gal tank-type water heater for 2-bath residences in warm-weather climates. Easy replacement using...more...

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Watts

New line of large-diameter, lead-free brass PEX fittings and accessories in 11/4" to 2" sizes. Includes fittings, CrimpRings, and an ASTM F1807 crimp...more...

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Rheem

Already rated best-in-class, Prestige 80% Efficiency Gas Furnaces now deliver more efficient, dependable performance, easier installation and smarter servicing features with 24 total upgrades including:...more...

Morrow-Ga. —TOTO, plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion dollars in annual

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HOUSTON — RectorSeal Corp., a leading manufacturer of quality

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MISSASSAUGA, Ont. – Industry Minister James Moore has announced

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Morrison Supply Company, a Fort Worth-based

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — HARDI released its monthly TRENDS (Targeted

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – In its continuing effort to provide

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