March 2016

Morrison Supply Company reclaimed the title of 2015 LG Duct Free System Distributor (DFS) of the Year at the inaugural LG DFS Distributor Conference, March...more...

SJE-Rhombus has named Gordon and Associates as its new manufacturer’s representative for is product line in Alaska.

With corporate offices in Vancouver, Gordon and Associates...more...

Winsupply Inc., has opened Washington Winwater, to serve contractors and municipalities with waterworks and utility products. The new company, located in Hyattsville, Md., inside the...more...

APR Supply Co. has opened a new joint branch location with Schaedler Yesco Distribution in Meadow Lands, Pa.

The building, located at 255 Country Club...more...

Winsupply Inc. has purchased majority ownership of K&J Supply, Pensacola, Fla., an industrial PVF distributor that serves the Gulf Coast.

The president is Mike O’Neill,...more...

Rubbermaid Commercial Products announced that it has selected Jones Stephens as its primary national plumbing distribution partner for Rubbermaid branded products.

The first products brought...more...

Ferguson is pleased to announce Mike Brooks has been named chief marketing officer. Brooks has led the company’s eBusiness efforts since 2007 as vice president...more...

Danfoss recently marked the 50-year anniversary of T2 expansion valve production. First manufactured and delivered to Danfoss customers in 1966, the T2 has served as...more...

Haws has selected Zevado, an independent services provider, as its principal source for nation-wide onsite facility support for their emergency shower and eyewash equipment.

Zevado...more...

A new products brochure from Chicago Faucets highlights additions to the company's family of faucets. Products featured include the EQ Series electronic faucets with adjustable...more...

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Cashel

The Cashel utility sink premiere collection features five utility sinks available in single, multi and bulk packages. Cashel utility sinks range from a standard, opening...more...

Supplyhouse.com plans to relocate its headquarters from Farmingdale, N.Y. to Melville, N.Y., according to a report in the March 25 issue of Newsday.

In related...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced a new promotion named “Cruisin’ with Armstrong” that offers both contractors and wholesalers an opportunity to win a new Harley-Davidson®...more...

UL announced that its Plano, Texas facility has received approval from the  Air‑Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute to perform testing for its Unitary Small Air-Conditioner...more...

Winsupply named its 2015 Vendors of the Year at the company’s Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase Awards Dinner held at the Gaylord Palms Resort &...more...

Wolseley will close 15 branches and cut "a couple of hundred" jobs in the UK due to a decline in repairs work.

The company closed...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool introduces the Cheater Pipe Wrench – the first adaptable pipe wrench in the industry. Through its three-length adaptable design, the Cheater gives users...more...

April 1 marks the 125th Anniversary of the N.B. Handy Company, Lynchburg, Va. This commemorative event provides an opportunity to reflect on the company’s rich...more...

Building owners and commercial system designers and installers now have a bigger ally in Taco.  The company has broadly expanded the capabilities of its iWorX...more...

Danfoss continues to expand its heating solutions market coverage in North America. The company has recently signed an agreement with C.C. Pierce Co., its newest...more...

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Watts

Watts RD-700 epoxy-coated, cast-iron dual outlet roof drain/overflow combination accomplishes primary and overflow drainage in a single roof penetration. Its unique design requires only half...more...

VP Supply Corp, Rochester-based wholesaler of plumbing and HVAC products, kitchen cabinets, industrial supplies, and renewable energy products, recently moved its Syracuse branch to a...more...

Parent company Wolseley reports first-half earnings for fiscal year 2016.

Ferguson’s parent company Wolseley plc, announced its financial results for the first-half of the 2016...more...

Basco Manufacturing Co., announced the company’s national and regional sales award recipients for the most results-driven manufacturer’s sales representatives in the plumbing wholesale and glass...more...

Rinnai has launched a state-of-the-art customer experience facility at its U.S./Canada headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. The facility is designed to enhance customer knowledge and...more...

Thanks to a partnership between Microsoft’s HoloLens and Lowe’s, customers will soon be able to use the headset to visualize redesigns of their kitchens in...more...

Uponor AB, a subsidiary of Uponor Corp. and an affiliate of Uponor North America, Inc., announced on March 18 that it has secured a favorable ruling...more...

The Green Drain by Jones Stephens is the only residential and commercial waterless trap seal to provide a limited lifetime warranty.

Green Drain allows for...more...

First HVACR company selected in list’s history.

Johnstone Supply The Sheehan Group has been recognized as one of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,”...more...

 

Sloan has added a new Hybrid Retrofit Urinal to its collection of high-efficiency products that cut water use dramatically and make it easy to replace...more...

The Collins Cos., announced the promotion of Robert Brogle to Director of Technical Sales for all branches of the company.

Brogle started his PVF career...more...

To celebrate World Plumbing Day, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) has awarded WaterAid Canada with the inaugural National Water Wise Award. This...more...

DiversiTech Corp., announced March 15 that it has hired Jon Evans as chief operations officer. Evans will be responsible for the integrated operations of the...more...

For more than a century, Weil-McLain has delivered high-quality cast iron boilers to the market and helped paved the way in developing high-efficiency hydronics. 

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Sun Drainage may be a new company in the commercial drainage industry, but the design, development and manufacturing of its products are brimming with years...more...

The PVF Roundtable’s first meeting of 2016 kicked off on February 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The featured speaker for the evening was editor of...more...

HTP opened its new 2,600 sq. ft. Training Center with an open house Feb. 9-10, at its corporate headquarters in New Bedford, Mass. “Our customers learn...more...

When plumbing, heating and cooling professionals want to learn about the latest-and-greatest offerings in the U.S., they travel to events like AHR Expo, KBIS, Greenbuild,...more...

There have been a few articles depicting just how difficult it’s going to be to locate and dig up Flint, Michigan’s poisonous service pipes buried...more...

The fact that Ferguson Enterprises decided to open up a new showroom could be treated as old news. After all, the company already operates more...more...

 

Family is the pillar of every home, organization, nation, and creation. Most say there is nothing more important in life than family. This sentiment...more...

Let’s face it: Everyone thinks they are the best at what they do, true or not. I have never known a company to say, “Hey,...more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this. For the sake of saving $4...more...

As we discussed last month, planning for growth is an important part of actually growing. Some companies are just lucky and find themselves growing without...more...

The sluggish PVF market is expected to continue well into the second quarter of the year as the negative effects of the depressed oil pricing...more...

Are successful salespeople made or born? It is the eternal question: The sales manager’s version of nature vs. nurture. Since I spend most of my time...more...

I’ve always loved design shows. The exhibits, the demonstrations, the opportunity to admire up close the latest designs and products. For my colleagues and me,...more...

Have you ever held a customer appreciation sale? You know the one where you put up flags in your parking lot, send out massive emails...more...

For this month’s column interviewee we’ve chosen husband-and-wife team Ali and Tom Amundson of Precision Plumbing Products. With Ali managing administrative staff and Tom handling...more...

 

As many readers are aware, my other life has me in a classroom as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. As an elite university,...more...

As a consulting firm, MCA Associates has done some great work, I believe, with our wholesale distribution clients in modernizing their distribution centers and warehouses...more...

Joe, age 66, a successful business owner, has been reading my tax column for more than 20 years ... saves them in an ever-growing file. Recently, Joe...more...

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Huntington Brass

Huntington Brass has expanded its offering of faucets meeting EPA WaterSense criteria and low-flow options. Most Huntington Brass stainless steel ball valve and ceramic disk...more...

T&S Brass and Bronze Works has released a new corporate video showcasing the company’s long track record for providing consistently innovative and reliable solutions....more...

Carrhill Co., Commerce, Calif., was awarded the Bob Gelman Outstanding Sales Representative Award at the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas by General Pipe...more...

F.W. Webb Company, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year, is now in the water works business. F.W. Webb announced March 8 it has formed...more...

Fitch Ratings corrected its cost estimate for replacing the nation's lead service lines, saying the amount would be "a few billion to $50 billion."

On...more...

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Mansfield Plumbing

Mansfield Plumbing has announced its PROTECTOR No-Overflow Toilet. Even if the toilet is clogged, a concealed secondary drain provides overflow protection that directs excess water...more...

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IPS Corp

IPS Corp. has introduced the Soft Guard Plus Disposal Sink Cover, an ADA-compliant cover that protects wheelchair users from possible burns and abrasions. The anti-microbial,...more...

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MAAX

MAAX Bath Inc. announces the MAAX Professional product line, designed to make it easier for professionals to provide their customers with trend-setting looks for the...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 3.7 percent in January.

The...more...

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Baxi

Marathon International, exclusive distributor in North America, has certified its high efficiency BAXI Luna Duo-Tec boiler with AHRI at 96% AFUE. The continuously self-calibrating, gas-adaptive...more...