January 2016

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 8.2 percent in December 2015....more...

Cooper Valves announced that Barry Hoeffner has joined the company as president.

In this executive position, Hoeffner will be responsible for the day-to-day aspects of...more...

InSinkErator announces that Andrew Pace, Green Design Center, Waukesha, Wis., is the winner of a trip for two to Las Vegas, including flight, three nights...more...

PMI members American Standard Inc., BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster Inc., Kohler Co., Moen Inc., and Speakman Co., as well as allied member the International...more...

Taco, Inc. is now Taco Comfort Solutions, a Taco Group Company.

In order to diversify and facilitate entry into new industries and market channels, Taco,...more...

LG Electronics USA announced plans to expand its popular “Living Case Study” series to connect building engineers, architects, mechanical contractors and owners with true-life examples...more...

The Keeney Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce David Gooding, Inc. as a new manufacturer’s representative for wholesale sales effective Jan. 25. David Gooding, Inc....more...

Sixteen plumbing product distributor locations across the country (and one in Jamaica) have qualified to win grand prizes in Mansfield Plumbing's fourth annual Take Five...more...

The NKBA today announced a partnership with Shelly Palmer, managing director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures. Palmer will serve the association as a 2016...more...

Following a successful launch of distribution in Hawaii, Duravit USA is expanding its relationship with ACS Architectural Resources. ACS will now represent Duravit in Southern...more...

General Pipe Cleaners awarded Ford Williams, founder of AK Sales, Denver, with its Bob Gelman Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2016 International Builders Show.

Williams...more...

World and Main, LLC announced Jan. 22 that it has filled seven key positions in its organization to support the execution of its business strategy...more...

Winsupply Inc., announced Jan. 21 that Roland Gordon has been named president of the company. Gordon retains his title of chief financial officer until the...more...

The efficiency level for residential central ACs under 45,000 Btu/hr would be 14 SEER in the North, and 15 SEER in the Southeast and Southwest;...more...

It is the first change in NKBA visual branding in eight years and one of the most significant changes in the association’s 53-year history.

The...more...

Sloan launched its new website that will provide contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals and facility owners with a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource that showcases the company’s...more...

Wolseley announced on Jan. 18 that CEO Ian Meakins expects to retire on Aug. 31 after seven years in the top role, He will be...more...

Coyle Supply, Inc. has opened a fourth location in the industrial heart of Kansas City, Kansas

The branch is strategically located to serve industrial process...more...

Rinnai America is showcasing its latest innovations in water heating and home heating at this year’s Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, Jan. 25-27, as well as...more...

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A.O. Smith

A. O. Smith is launching the Simplicity Series of concentric venting, non-condensing tankless water heaters, designed to make installations simple and flexible through a new...more...

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Bradford White

Bradford White introduced its eF Series condensing power vent water heaters for use in residential and light duty commercial applications. These high efficiency, power vent...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International elected Paul Patton, senior manager of research, development and regulatory at Delta Faucet Company, as 2016 board president. Delta Faucet Company has...more...

The Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International has signed on as an alliance partner with Industrial Careers Pathway.

According to Emily Saving, HARDI vice president...more...

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Zurn

Zurn announces the Zurn Wilkins ZW221/ZW222 Altitude Valve for water level control in reservoirs and tanks. New body and design options added to the existing...more...

The VorMax toilet line from American Standard has been named a 2015 GOOD DESIGN award recipient in the bath category for design excellence. This award...more...

Navien will be introducing the following new products at IBS and AHR:

NCB-E

Navien is introducing its next generation combi-boiler, the NCB-E. Navien’s NCB series...more...

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eControls

The Comfort365 thermostat works the same as any programmable thermostat by controlling heating and cooling calls but also automatically or manually directs more airflow to...more...

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Eemax Inc.

The HomeAdvantage II electric tankless water heaters are available in a range of sizes, from 8kW to 36kW, in order to perfectly fit your residential...more...

Keith Yurko, currently vice president of company’s private label business, to assume leadership duties.​

Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures have announced that Michael Werner...more...

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., a manufacturer of complete wastewater and cleanwater pumping systems, will display a number of new pumping innovations at the NAHB International...more...

Steve Livingston is named new president and CEO. Kevin Roberts will take over for Livingston as vice president of the central region.

After more than...more...

HARDI announced its speaker lineup for the Marketing & Sales Focus Conference, March 20-22 in San Diego.

New to the 2016 Focus Conference format are...more...

World and Main, LLC announced Jan. 11 that both Howard Berger Co., LLC (d/b/a HBC Home & Hardware Products) and Handy Hardware, LLC will be...more...

Alex Davidkhanian has been appointed the chief financial officer for LIXIL Water Technology Americas, American Standard, DXV and GROHE brands, effective Dec. 1, 2015.

Davidkhanian...more...

InSinkErator announces “Taste of Vegas” at KBIS 2016.

“Taste of Vegas” comprises three primary elements:

Chef Demonstrations

Recently named “Best Off-Strip Chef in Las Vegas”,...more...

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Watts Water Technologies

Watts introduced SmartStream UV, an innovative new solution for ultraviolet water disinfection in residential and commercial applications.

SmartStream provides several advanced capabilities, including automatic lamp dimming,...more...

Centrotherm Eco Systems announces that its InnoFlue brand of polypropylene gas flue vent systems is now approved for use with Lennox Merit, Signature, and Elite...more...

It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we share news of the passing of Webstone Company, Inc. President Michael Reck.

On Dec. 24,...more...

Concert will celebrate the retirement of the Handy Hardware name.​

World and Main, LLC announced Jan. 6 that legendary Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler will...more...

Notable contributions were made by Coastal HVAC Supply, White-Rogers and Arkema.

HARDI’s philanthropic arm Helping All Live On finished 2015 shattering records and raising more...more...

The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced on Jan. 6 changes to its design certification program designed to raise the bar on industry professionalism while...more...

PMI is pleased to announce its membership in the U.S. Water Alliance and the Value of Water Coalition. Developing such partnerships is essential to maintaining...more...

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Noritz

The CB Series of Combination (Combi) Boilers from Noritz is a year-round, whole-home solution that utilizes high-efficiency condensing technology to deliver hot water to both...more...

DiversiTech Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, announced today that it has purchased Cliplight Manufacturing Co., a Toronto-based manufacturer of HVACR...more...

At the International Consumer Electronics Show, TOTO is presenting products from its flagship NEOREST Suite.

The NEOREST 750H toilet includes intuitive sensor operation with auto...more...

The Mountain States Supply Company and Mountainland Supply Company are proud to announce a merger, which took effect on Jan. 1. The new company will...more...

New, connected home product, developed in partnership with iDevices, wirelessly monitors for pooling water and leaks.

Burst pipes, leaky toilets, broken water lines and other...more...

F.W. Webb is now offering residential, commercial and industrial contractors the efficient Viega PEX Press products for both radiant heating and total plumbing solutions. The...more...

More than 120 manufacturers’ reps gathered in Rochester, N.Y., to attend Liberty Pumps’ annual sales meeting from November 1-3. The meeting also served as a...more...

Mark Chirgwin, head of operations for BENDER, explained some of the welcomed challenges faced when initially implementing DDI System at their company, saying “Back in...more...

It is a new year, and its time to make some resolutions concerning business. 

Now, I had every intention of discussing the problems showrooms...more...

In this month’s Generation: NEXT! we delve into the world of marketing.  An ever-important success factor in an ever-evolving playing field, Rayna Naclerio of DDI...more...

First and foremost, Happy New Year!  We wish everyone a prosperous and healthy 2016 and want to thank The Wholesaler readers who have been so...more...

Bathrooms may serve a very necessary and practical function in your customers' daily lives, but there’s no reason why they can’t also be luxurious spaces...more...

Maybe you know this story; Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the...more...

Let's start with a question: Would you fly my airline if I crashed 50% of the time? Well, depending on whose statistics you read, about...more...

Have you ever had the opportunity to watch the program Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?  The premise of the hit TV show focuses on...more...

Inventory is like a living breathing thing. Inventory is born, grows up, gets mature, sells hard for a good while, then starts to taper off...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 2"-3" ProPEX® Expansion Tool is the only tool on the market that can expand the industry's first expandable 3" PEX from Uponor....more...

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Grundfos

PACOpaQ fully-integrated and compact HVAC packaged pumping system for chilled and hot water distribution and other water-based systems pairs reliable centrifugal pumps with the...more...

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Spirax Sarco, Inc.

The CMS-C 600 skid-mounted clean-steam generator system provides dry saturated steam that meets the requirements of HTM2031, HTM2010 and EN285 standards. Produces a maximum of...more...

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Gerber

Seven new hand hygiene sinks benefit environments where hygiene and cross-contamination control is of concern — hospitals, doctors’ offices, schools, child care centers, industrial buildings,...more...

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Franke

This 100% stainless steel pull-down kitchen faucet features an elegant, contemporary design with modern, arching spouts and ergonomic pin handles, and a water-saving flow rate....more...

The oil industry is now over a year into what amounts to a massive secular pullback, with huge cuts to budgets making their way through...more...

Four locations serve up more than 1,600 steaks during customer appreciation event.

Farnsworth Wholesale Co. held its 19th Annual Steak Fry, Dec. 15-18, at its Tucson,...more...