July 2015

Erie, Penn. – Zurn Industries, LLC launches an easy-to-use reward program, “Earn with Zurn,” that allows contractors to earn cash rewards for purchasing eligible products...more...

New York ― Plumbers, HVAC technicians and contractors working out in the field now have a new app that makes it easier and quicker to...more...

Milwaukee Tool introduced an entirely new high-tech way to tap into the capabilities of its power tools, perhaps the most high-touch of products, at its annual New...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced second quarter sales of $386.9 million, a decrease of 2.3%, as compared to the same period last year.

The company...more...

Boise, Idaho – Best Bath Systems, a leading manufacturer of showers and tubs, introduces five videos that provide detailed and easy-to-understand instructions on installing a...more...

Dayton, Ohio – WinWholesale Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, has acquired M. Cooper Supply, of Mokena, Illinois WinWholesale is one of the nation's largest distributors...more...

Forbes reports on the Pirch, a fast-growing retailer that uses in-store showers, gourmet chefs and secret entrances to the highest of the high-end plumbing and...more...

Elkhart, Ind. – Enrollment is open for the NIBCO Valve & Press School Sept. 21-24, 2015, at the NIBCO iron valve foundry and distribution center...more...

Columbus, Ohio — HARDI recently announced its speaker lineup for the fourth and final Focus Conference of 2015, Operations & Logistics, which takes place this...more...

Cincinnati – Keidel Supply announced that executive Barry Keidel has retired. Keidel has worked for Keidel Supply, Cincinnati's largest local plumbing supplier and wholesale distributor,...more...

Watts Water announced that Tony Johnson has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager — South Central.  In that role, he is responsible for sales...more...

The National Association of Professional Women honored Pamela Root, CEO/treasurer, C & V Wholesalers, LLC. Youngstown, Ohio, as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of...more...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with American Standard Brands officials announced today the company will establish a...more...

Ecovent, the maker of an intelligent home zoning system that delivers complete room-by-room climate control, announced that it has closed a $6.9 million Series A...more...

Itasca, Ill. – ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported median sales growth of 6.9% for the month ending June 30, 2015, compared to the same month last...more...

The New York Times reported on the agreement made between Home Depot and Interline Brands. Home Depot will acquire Interline Brands, a supplier of maintenance...more...

Despite the urgent need to save water, consumers and businesses in drought-stricken states have been slow to purchase and install water-efficient toilets, showerheads and bathroom...more...

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Mueller Industries is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton, Miss. facility.

“When...more...

The Home Depot®, announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based Interline Brands, Inc., a leading national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line...more...

A. O. Smith Corporation announced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million. ...more...

The Sloan® Royal flushometer line for urinals and water closets has expanded with the development of new Sloan Royal reclaimed water flushometer models engineered specifically...more...

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS) announced second quarter 2015 results from continuing operations and updated its 2015 annual outlook for earnings per...more...

Affiliated Distributors on Monday announced its continued growth by establishing AD Canada Plumbing & Heating through a merger with Canaplus Limited Partnership, a buying group...more...

The Dayton Business Journal reported in its July 17 edition that WinWholesale Inc. is adding space within its Dayton regional distribution center as part of a...more...

The F.W. Webb Company is announcing an innovative polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs. Making its debut domestically after more...more...

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, who introduced the world’s first whirlpool bathtub nearly 60 years ago, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with...more...

Liberty Pumps is on target to complete a major expansion of its facilities in Bergen, NY.

“Liberty Pumps is well underway in the construction of...more...

Liberty Pumps is pleased to announce it has implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Liberty Pumps has been a family owned company for the past...more...

Vancouver, B.C. – IBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Dodds as managing director of sales and marketing for North America. IBC is...more...

Kohler, Wis. – A group of IBC wholesalers and sales representatives recently returned from a 5-day trip to the Netherlands. The group toured Intergas’s state-of-the-art manufacturing...more...

The Taos News reported in its July 14 edition of the convoluted tale of the arrest of 27 people on drug-running charges in May 2014.

At...more...

General Pipe Cleaners announces their 2015 Summer Promotion with sizzling FREE gifts!

From July 1 through September 30, when you purchase a qualifying General product,...more...

Worcester, Mass. – This newly expanded 35-minute animated video outlines the functions, features and benefits of Webstone’s complete line of signature products and includes new...more...

Fort Worth, Texas – Over 200 golfers gathered at Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, Texas for Morrison Supply Company's 2nd Annual DFW Golf Tournament...more...

Milwaukee – Johnson Controls announces two of its York Affinity CZH split system air conditioners and one York Affinity YZH heat pump model have again...more...

Los Angeles – Falcon Waterfree Europe GmbH, the European arm of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, LLC, a leader in water conservation technology and solutions for the...more...

Dayton, Ohio – Des Moines Winsupply has opened in Iowa to provide contractors with premier commercial, industrial, wastewater and geothermal pumps and accessories for the...more...

Landover, Md. – HARDI member H.M. Sweeny Company of Landover, Maryland hosted U.S. Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards at its facility on June 30.

H.M. Sweeny...more...

Phoenix – Bollente Companies, Inc. announced the launch of a comprehensive customized marketing program for its trutankless installation partners, aimed at boosting sales through brand...more...

Fort Worth, Texas – On June 4 and 5, Morrison Supply Company's Mt. Pleasant, Texas and Longview, Texas HVAC stores held their annual customer appreciation...more...

Schiltach/Offenburg – Hansgrohe SE continues its history of success and is improving its competitive position by making a significant investment in its Offenburg facility. The...more...

Stephanie Abeling is the fourth generation of California based Consumers Pipe. They are celebrating their 50th year anniversary and I had a chance to hear...more...

Change has been a constant theme at United Water Works – and embracing it has served the company well. This California-based company has cultivated a...more...

Elkhart, Ind. - For generations, America’s strength has emerged from the power of its manufacturing factories. On July 7, 2015, NIBCO INC., a premier example of...more...

Independent, California-native Consumers Pipe & Supply Company is celebrating 50 years as a supplier partner to the industrial, commercial and municipal end user market.

Over...more...

My wife is fond of saying that I live in an alternate universe. And also that I am not human. She also claims that I...more...

One of the topics of late that I am focused on is the future of showrooms within our industry, because I honestly believe this is...more...

Last month, Rich attended Epicor Software Corporation’s Insights user conference as Epicor’s guest at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Epicor sells software solutions into the...more...

The first half of the year has not produced stellar results for the construction industry. Publicly funded construction increased 7.3% in March, which marked the...more...

Life can be tough at times. Any successful business person knows that. It can sometimes get really draining and sometimes we don't know how to...more...

If you’ve ever worked with a stockbroker or financial planner, you’ve most likely been subject to a barrage of fancy-looking pie charts. Asset allocation models...more...

Crain’s Cleveland Business reports in its July 7 edition that Oatey Inc., will build a new headquarters with 43,500 sq. ft. of office space.

Once...more...

WinWholesale Inc. bought M. Cooper Supply, Mokena, Ill., on July 1.

M. Cooper Supply supplies the Chicago area and all counties in northern Illinois and...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

The lightweight Sewerooter T-3™ from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power, portability, and capacity to clear clogs from 2" to 4" diameter lines up to...more...

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Taco

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up...more...

North Andover, Mass. - Watts track lavatory carriers feature a proprietary design that allows for independent horizontal and vertical adjustment of arms. These new robust, reliable "fast...more...

Clearwater, Fla. – Fresh-Aire UV, Jupiter, Fla., the largest manufacturer of carbon/PCO, and UVC indoor air quality (IAQ) products in North America, celebrated a 10-year...more...

Westfield, Mass. - Mestek’s Distributor Products Group welcomes Koldwave to our family of HVAC and Hydronic heating and cooling companies. Koldwave, manufacturer of high efficiency portable cooling units...more...

According at a July 4 report from CBS New York, David Bevilacqua of East Meadow, NY, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree grand larcency after authorities...more...

Irving, Texas – When San Diego State University (SDSU) razed its student union building to replace it with a highly sustainable, 202,000-square-foot, three-story structure, the...more...

New York – GROHE has developed a CEU, The Edge of Water – Trends & Best Practices in Building Water Use, for members of AIA,...more...

North Olmsted, Ohio – Moen is honored to be voted one of the ‘Top Workplaces’  in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer. The list is...more...

The Kansas City Business Journal reported on July 1 that Susan Prophet was sentenced to 22 years and ordered to pay restitution for bank fraud...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – As companies across the country observe "Made in the USA Day" on July 2, Mansfield Plumbing will celebrate the day by marking...more...

Alexandria, Va. – Ferguson Enterprises is partnering with Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) to now offer TRC’s program in its HVAC division branch locations. Ferguson is...more...

Boston – Bunker Hill Capital, a leading Boston based private equity investor in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has acquired ASPEQ Heating Group LLC,...more...

Central Arizona Supply, which has grown from a small parts store started almost 50 years ago to one of the largest family-owned plumbing distributors in...more...

Round Rock, Texas – ThermaSol is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie McKinney as CEU trainer and trade coordinator for North America. McKinney’s role...more...

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Watts

Series LFB6080G2 full-port, 2-piece, lead free ball valves. These forged bronze valves, which comply with the Buy American Act, are designed for use in hospitals, schools, high-rise buildings, food processing plants and...more...

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American Standard

The new VorMax toilets reinvent the flush, delivering top to bottom cleaning that is virtually effortless. Eliminating the rim holes around the bowl, the VorMax lush...more...

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Sloan

The AER-DEC is the perfectinnovation for any high-end washroom. Soap dispenser, faucet, hand dryer, and sink basin all designed to work together as one touch-free,...more...

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BLANCO

The PRECIS medium single sink with drainer features an integral drainboard. Has a crisp, angular design, durable SILGRANIT II surface and a unique wave-shaped integrated stainless grid that effectively doubles the...more...

Erie, Penn. – As part of its “Stand Up for the Earth” initiative, Zurn Industries, LLC is launching a campaign to educate Californians about how...more...

Woodridge, Ill. – Danze and Gerber have also announced the addition of Sharron Edwards as business development manager in Region 6 (comprised of several southern/southeast...more...

BlazeMaster CPVC 3-inch socket and blind flanges from NIBCO INC. offer enhanced options to adjoin non-metallic piping systems to metal valves in residential and commercial...more...