May 2015

Falls Church, Va. – In response to the Clean Water Act Rule finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling...more...

Fairfield, N.J. – John Guest USA has introduced new additions to its Speedfit advanced push-fit fitting system. The new additions bolster an already full line...more...

Itasca, Ill. – ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales growth of 6.3% for the month ending April 30, 2015, compared to the same month...more...

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Fluidmaster was recognized for its extraordinary efforts related to corporate responsibility by the Orange County chapter of the Association for...more...

Kessler Sales & Distribution recently launched “KSD Konnections” as a segment of our business that focuses entirely on valves and fittings. This package includes the following...more...

Apple Valley, Minn. – On May 21, Uponor North America (Uponor) held an official groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the greater...more...

Hilliard, Ohio – Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., has received the ‘Above and Beyond’ award from the Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ...more...

Pewaukee, Wis. – The Gustave A. Larson Company, announced the acquisition of the Superior Distribution Company and merger of the two organizations serving the Indiana, Kentucky...more...

Boucherville, Canada – The Master Group Inc. announced the acquisition of Frivent Inc., a Québec supplier of ventilation and energy saving equipment. This strategic transaction...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – Thanks to continued business growth, Mansfield Plumbing is currently looking to hire 40 new full-time employees.

“We're fortunate that we continue to...more...

Fairfield, N.J. – John Guest introduces three new products to the U.S. domestic plumbing market; shut-off valve in 3/4” CTS, female swivel elbow in 3/8”...more...

Palm Harbor, Fla. – Joseph P. Romanelli, founder of Core Pipe Products Inc., passed away suddenly on May 7 at the age of 82.

The...more...

New Milford, Conn. – Debbie Marquardt reached out to the Rural Development office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a complete transformation to her...more...

New York – Duravit is embracing design with a personal touch with its new L-Cube furniture series. Designed by Christian Werner, L-Cube approaches bathroom design...more...

Sandy Hook, Conn. – Concord Technologies and DDI System announce a new partnership to offer secure cloud fax capabilities in the forthcoming release of Inform...more...

Fort Worth, Texas – Over 700 Morrison Supply Company HVAC customers gathered at the Double Tree by Hilton in Austin, Texas for a Western themed...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced that Munish Nanda joined the company as president, Americas. Nanda comes to Watts Water from ITT...more...

At nearly 100 years old, Puget Sound Pipe & Supply is a fixture in the Pacific Northwest, one of the highly respected names in industrial...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts' new line of green roof drains is designed to handle water flow on buildings with roofs that support the growth...more...

United Pipe & Steel is on a roll. Literally. After nearly 35 years of operating solely out of their headquarters location in Ipswich, Mass., this...more...

Here are two questions I’m frequently asked during the various keynote speeches I present to trade groups around the country: “How do you make sure...more...

Working in a showroom you come across a wide variety of customers and personalities. Many of the people you meet are extremely nice. Sometimes they...more...

Economic philosophy, as it applies to trade, is bimodally divided into two camps. On one hand, there is the camp to which I ascribe, that...more...

Many companies are finding themselves in a difficult position these days. There are growth opportunities everywhere they look, but they are unable to find the...more...

Hello, Loyal Readers! Welcome to Martin’s Corner here in The Wholesaler magazine, the best in the industry when it comes to first-class news and information...more...

It’s been a while since we focused a column on gross margin (GM) so we want to introduce it to the latest group of new...more...

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Rheem

New cooling platform features a smarter, more precise, easier-to-install line of air conditioners and heat pumps with refined, simplified designs and efficiencies 54% higher than...more...

Londonderry, N.H. – One day after attending a bill-signing ceremony at the White House with President Obama, the Granite State’s senior senator paid a visit

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Uponor

For fast, efficient ProPEX expansion connections with Uponor crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) pipe, look to the Milwaukee M12 and M18 ProPEX expansion tools. They feature an...more...

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RectorSeal

MicroV ductless mini-split air-conditioner condensate pump combines the industry’s quietest-running Silent+ technology with a univolt power supply and installation labor-saving “plug-and-play” power/communication connection cable. Violet...more...

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Taco

Zone Sentry zone valv suited to retrofit and new construction work uses microcircuit-based logic to control a gear-driven electronic actuator that drives a ball valve-based...more...

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Nexus Valve

NexLok piping connection system for commercial applications is an industrial strength, push-fit connection system for copper and PEX pipe. Offers the convenience of tool-less installation,...more...

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Stiebel Eltron

Tempra Plus whole house tankless electric (99% efficient) water heaters feature Advanced Flow Control to automatically keep output temperature constant and supply a continuous hot...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – What keeps a loyal employee steadily working at a company for 53 years? For F. Eugene (Gene) Oswalt, who celebrates 53 years...more...

Innovation is the name of the game at the brand new BA Kitchen, a state-of-the-art cooking, entertaining and event space at ONE World Trade Center...more...

New York - By Daniel P Sheridan Battalion Chief FDNY - Google the words “natural gas explosion” and you get well over 2.2 million hits...more...

New York - Fujitsu General is running a StubHub! gift card contractor promotion from April 1 through June 30.

Contractors earn points toward a StubHub!...more...

Hackettstown, N.J. – Professionals seeking a better understanding of the current status, future prospects and general sentiments of the kitchen and bath industry can now...more...

Sugar Hill, Ga. – California is facing a historic drought that is forcing residents, businesses and hotels to reconsider their water usage, including landscape irrigation...more...

Woodridge, Ill. – Gerber, an industry leader in supporting the plumbing professional, has announced its Avalanche Performance Tour that will result in one lucky licensed...more...

New Orleans; Los Angeles – House Beautiful’s “Kitchen of the Year” has been an inspiration since it debuted in 2008 in New York City’s famed...more...

Mesa, Ariz. – On April 24th, 180 Farnsworth Wholesale Company employees, customers and vendors converged at the Biltmore Country Club for the Annual FWC Golf...more...

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Franklin Electric recently teamed with History (formerly The History Channel) to participate in a short segment featured in the TV series...more...

Burlington, Ontario – Since 2004 Wolseley has been a national sponsor of Special Olympics Canada, and has donated more than $2.5 million through corporate sponsorship...more...

Wilkes-Barre, Penn. – EPSCo embarked on a project with selected vendors to donate a small percentage of their sales to fund supporting military forces. Vendors...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – Following extensive independent industry research, Mansfield Plumbing has launched a new brand message: Made for Real Life.

“We invested in both qualitative...more...

Kohler, Wis. – At its annual meeting, the Kohler Co. Board of Directors elected Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. to the new role...more...

Londonderry, N.H. – Robert Bosch LLC has announced a successor to retiring Bosch Thermotechnology Regional President Richard Soper. Vitor S. R. Gregorio now leads North...more...

Cranston, R.I. – Taco, Inc. announced a major reorganization of the company and its marketing direction in order to facilitate entry into additional industries and markets....more...

North Little Rock, Ark. – Jason International, Inc. announced the appointment of Matt Peterson as president, and the promotion of Paulo Jacuzzi as executive vice...more...

Milwaukee – Johnson Controls announced that Solar Supply is now the authorized distributor of York brand unitary products in Louisiana. This new relationship leverages Solar...more...

Wayne, Penn. – Affiliated Distributors (AD), the $31 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported sales for all AD members, across all seven...more...

Vacaville, Calif. – John Jacklich will be retiring from M&G DuraVent. He has been with the company for 56 years in many respected positions, including president....more...

Chicago – Dave Kahle will be hosting a two-day seminar for sales managers in the Chicago area on June 11 and 12.

According to Kahle,...more...