June 2016

Hansgrohe USA is rolling out a sweepstakes on Instagram that celebrates the company’s passion: water. The latest in a series of fun social initiatives, the...more...

Tomlinson Industries has promoted Michael Ritley to vice president of manufacturing. Ritley previously served as Tomlinson’s director of materials management, and he will continue his...more...

Ammara is currently available throughout Forte Buying Group showrooms.

Crosswater Bathrooms acquired Ammara Designs. Europe’s leading luxury bathroom manufacturer, Crosswater Bathrooms, shares almost 20 years...more...

Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, Beverly, Mass., a third generation family business, was awarded the 2016 Family Business Award, Medium Firms Category. The Massachusetts...more...

Two leading producers of carbon steel flanges, Weldbend Corp. and Boltex Mfg. Co., filed petitions only June 30 with the U.S. Department of Commerce and...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 6.5 percent in May 2016....more...

Yuzo Yoshida named president; Frank Windsor named COO.

Rinnai has announced that Takashi "Tak" Sonoda, president of Rinnai America, has been promoted to corporate auditor at...more...

Graybar announced that it has been named a top workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bay Area News Group and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“We are...more...

Johnstone Supply, Inc. celebrated the opening of its 400th location in Toms River, N.J. as part of the Kenilworth Group, one of the cooperative’s leading...more...

The F.W. Webb Co. has opened a fourth location in New Jersey with the acquisition of Lincoln Supply in Trenton, N.J. F.W. Webb is now...more...

AB&I Foundry is pleased to announce the promotion of Ethan Shull to national sales manager.

Shull will be responsible for the management of AB&I's sales...more...

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay for...more...

Carrier is pleased to announce its Côr thermostat has been certified to comply with the latest California Energy Code Title 24 as an Occupant Controlled...more...

The eight-story facility to serve as national headquarters.

HD Supply began development on its new dedicated facility in Atlanta with a groundbreaking ceremony on June...more...

The owners of the Corpac Group, a holding entity that operates pipe and steel solutions providers throughout the globe, acquired the assets of Pipe Exchange,...more...

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Matco-Norca

Matco-Norca has filled out its line of Schedule 40 316-316L stainless steel nipples with the addition of 304 threaded nipples. As a full family offering,...more...

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath begin its 60th Anniversary celebration by hosting its first event on June 9 at the newly opened Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting...more...

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John Guest

John Guest presents the new black shut-off Valve in ½-inch CTS for use in the U.S. domestic plumbing market.

The Shut-Off Valve includes both an...more...

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Little Giant

The Little Giant EC-1-DV Series Mini Condensate Removal Pump provides multi-voltage operation from one unit. This model is designed to operate on any common residential...more...

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Metraflex

Metraflex Co.’s BreakAway coupling offers a solution when hanger rods are too short to allow the full-rated movement of seismic expansion loops during seismic events....more...

Ismael Grinberg passed away in Mexico City on June 3 at the age of 91. Grinberg had more than 70 years of experience in the...more...

Mestek is pleased to announce that Amy Givan has joined the company as western sales manager-boiler group. Givan will be supporting RBI Water Heaters, Advanced...more...

VP Supply Corp. recently acquired Dansville Electrical Supply, a wholesaler and retailer of industrial electrical distribution equipment, electrical components and related tools.

The acquisition was...more...

Michael Matz, eastern regional sales manager for Matco-Norca and son of the company’s co-founder died on June 5 at the age of 44. He was...more...

New American Standard research reveals consumer bathing habits from bath selfies to cleaning the tub naked.

Think about the last time you needed more shower...more...

Grundfos Pumps Corp. appointed Dieter Sauer as regional managing director of the Americas region. In this role, Sauer will oversee all aspects of the global...more...

The potential impact of a U.S. ban on stainless steel imports from Viraj Profiles Ltd. drew mixed views as the International Trade Commission clarified its...more...

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Noritz

The new Commercial Water Heater System from Noritz America is designed to speed and simplify the installation of multiple tankless water heaters for plumbing and...more...

The plumbing industry’s support of Operation Rise & Conquer continues to grow as exemplified by the 2nd Annual Ride for Rise and Conquer in Glen...more...

Mestek’s Residential Comfort Group recently announced the winners in its “Ultimate Man Cave” Prize Promotion. 

Customers purchasing minimum of 100 feet of residential baseboard radiation...more...

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Goulds Water Technology

The Goulds Water Technology Aquavar SOLO2 is a constant pressure controller that automatically monitors household water demand, delivering constant pressure when multiple water sources are...more...

After 25 years serving HVACR distribution, HARDI Member Services Supervisor Sue Calvin has announced her retirement from the association, effective June 30.

“Sue has an...more...

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A.O Smith

A. O. Smith has launched its newest high-capacity, residential water heater, the Promax® 55-gallon atmospheric vent gas water heater.

The NAECA III-compliant model boasts 60,000...more...

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. received the Whole Package award for packaging and merchandising from the North American Retail Hardware Association for its Sure2Connect floor display. In...more...

NEW YORK — The potential impact of a U.S. ban on stainless steel imports from Viraj Profiles Ltd. drew mixed views as the International Trade...more...

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute President & CEO Stephen Yurek on June 10 called on Congress to reform the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA),...more...

IAPMO R&T, together with IAPMO R&T Lab and IAPMO R&T Oceana, recently participated in the 21st Kitchen & Bath China 2016 in Shanghai. The event,...more...

The American Supply Association has announced the hiring of Hugo Aguilar to the role of director of codes and standards.

This new position will provide...more...

Matco-Norca announced the death of Michael Matz, a vice president and son of company chairman Dov and Beth Matz. Michael, a devout husband to Ilana, father to...more...

In 10 years, WaterSense has helped U.S. consumers save more than 1.1 trillion gallons of water​

The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition  marked the 10th anniversary...more...

“We’re an 82-year-old company, but we act like we’re closer to 22 or 32,” laughs Scott Robertson, president of Alliance, Ohio-based Robertson Heating Supply. He explains...more...

Heather Corrigan, Your “other” Warehouse (YOW) marketing manager, stated that the new website will allow them to provide a much better user experience and service...more...

Trends may come and go, but great design is in perpetual demand. This is especially true in the luxury kitchen and bath industry where exceptional...more...

There is much written about transformational leadership. They fill our book shelves, article after article and book after book. In fact, just look on LinkedIn...more...

Do you have a family? A wife? Kids? Grandkids? Also, do you own all or part of a business? Then this article is for you. This...more...

Imagine that we are in a sales meeting. If we discuss “loss” in this meeting, what do we talk about? We could talk about theft, general...more...

We spoke with Jeff Long — director of global marketing for SharkBite — about how he got his start, his thoughts on technological advances, and 'top tips'...more...

We all know that in one of the greatest films of all time, “The Godfather,” Michael Corleone said, “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.”
...more...

Last month I (Rich) attended Epicor Software Corp.’s Insights user conference as Epicor’s guest at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Epicor delivers...more...

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Neoperl

The new MIKADO aerator turns water streams from ordinary to extraordinary! With its delicate lines and distinctive spray pattern, the MIKADO creates a visually alluring...more...

ProSource Plumbing Supply, Greenville, S.C, marks its 20th year in business this year. Grover and Tonya Martin established the company in 1996 with its first...more...

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Johnson Controls

Offers a complete home comfort system to homeowners. Engineered and designed to ensure system fit and integration with Luxaire products, the thermostat is also compatible...more...

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Nu-Calgon

DuraCoil coating offers a long-lasting coil and surface protectant available in a convenient aerosol spray. Fast, air-dry formula bonds to all metals, providing protection with...more...

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Niles Steel Tank

A range of 150- to 1,000-gallon electric water heaters, from 12 to 162 kW, feature 150 psi ASME code glass lining, ASME temperature and PRV,...more...

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Huntington Brass

Upgraded features include magnetic docking spray heads for easy use, stainless steel braided supply lines with 3/8" compression connections and quick-connect spray hose for time...more...