May 2016

Pacific Plumbing Supply Co. LLC has agreed to sell its Hawaii operations to PACE Supply Corp, one of the top 10 plumbing supply wholesalers in...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 2.9 percent in April 2016....more...

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Gerber

Gerber has added two undercounter sinks to its mix of lavatory products.

The new product options include the Luxoval Round Undercounter Lavatory (Model #13-740), which...more...

Deal furthers Epicor’s cloud-based strategy.

Epicor Software Corp., announced that it has acquired its UK-based partner Dot Net IT. Under the terms of the acquisition,...more...

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. acquired Bruce-Rogers Co. in a stock transaction completed May 23, 2016. 

Bruce-Rogers Co., a plumbing and HVAC equipment supply house, serves contractors...more...

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John Guest

John Guest expands the black CTS Twist and Lock fittings range to now include the ½-inch size to several products including the union tee, elbow...more...

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Delany Products

Delany Products has introduced the TrueSense sensor-activated flush valve, available in hardwired and battery-powered versions.  The True Sense will replace the Sensor-Flush valve in Delany’s...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions has announced the appointment of Ken Watson to the new position of marketing and brand manager for the company.

Watson brings 20-plus...more...

David Keltner, current CFO of Ferguson Enterprises, named interim group CFO.

The Board of Wolseley announced May 27 that Simon Nicholls will not take up...more...

Torrco a fourth-generation independent wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, and piping supplies, announced the purchase of the operating assets of Commercial Heating Supply. Both...more...

John Aykroyd, an accomplished executive with extensive experience in marketing, sales and operations both domestically and internationally, will succeed Bob Hoff as president of OMNI...more...

Fernco, Inc has moved its manufacturing and distribution center to a brand-new facility located in Davison, Mich. Continuing the company’s commitment to the Davison community...more...

Georgia-based wholesaler expands MORSCO’s footprint in the Southeast.

MORSCO has acquired substantially all of the assets of DeVore & Johnson, a plumbing wholesaler with four...more...

NIBCO INC. announced that it has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Co., Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business...more...

A revised model for forecasting home-remodeling spending is predicting that such activity will increase by 8.6 percent annually by year's end and rise to 9.7...more...

Failures in seamless carbon steel pipe, fittings and flanges during hydrostatic testing was announced in a technical bulletin released by the National Certified Pipe Welding...more...

Watts released five new videos that showcase its unique specification drainage products:

  • Dead Level Trench Drain
  • Track Lavatory Carriers
  • Industry Standard Compression Seal Closet Carriers
  • ...more...
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Laars

Laars introduces the new Mascot ST condensing tankless water heater. The natural gas or LP-fired unit offers an ultra-high 0.96 EF (energy factor) efficient stainless...more...

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Jones Stephens

Jones Stephens launched a new, complete line of copper press fittings.  The comprehensive offering includes over 150 SKUs in the most popular applications and sizes...more...

NASRC is taking action to create a more climate-friendly future for supermarket refrigeration.

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International has joined the North American Sustainable...more...

FireIce Shield prevents ignition from welding flames, sparks and other construction ignition sources.

The F.W. Webb Co. is offering a new fire protectant for contractors, plumbers,...more...

PIRCH, a high-end retailer known for letting customer shower in private, is opening a flagship store in New York City, May 21. The 32,000 sq....more...

Uponor North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 to celebrate the official opening of the company’s ninth expansion to its Apple Valley, Minn., facility...more...

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Goulds Water Technology

Goulds Water Technology has introduced the highly efficient e-GS 4 high-capacity borehole pump, specifically designed for use in 4-inch and larger wells. The e-GS 4...more...

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, valve, fitting...more...

The Oatey Co. has announced Brian DiVincenzo as the vice president of wholesale sales. DiVincenzo joined Oatey Co. in 2011 as Northeast regional sales manager...more...

Wholesaler will also open new location in Mechanicsburgh, Pa., in July.

APR Supply Co. has announced plans to relocate its Harrisburg branch at 1851 UPS...more...

Sioux Chief Manufacturing is establishing operations in Chesnee, S.C. The new development is expected to bring $2.5 million of new capital investment and lead to...more...

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, fitting and...more...

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) visited HARDI-member Gustave A. Larson Co. on April 29 where he took part in an employee town hall. Nearly 100 Gustave...more...

The Collins Cos., have moved into a new facilty in Aston, Pa., as of May 1.

The move will increase the efficiency of the operation,...more...

Zurn Industries, hired Sam Karge, in the newly created role of vice president, sales and marketing. He will report directly to Craig Wehr, president of...more...

Quite a lot happens in 25 years.  The iPhone didn’t exist 25 years ago and the only way to really stay in touch with a...more...

About 1,300 members of the Win Family of Companies attended the Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase, March 13-16,  at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention...more...

DG: Since May 2015, a lot has changed within the PVF industry. Share some of the PVF RT's insights on the current crisis facing the...more...

LAARS

The Mascot FT combination boiler and water heater offers an Energy Star “Most Efficient” qualified rating of 95 percent AFUE. The system features a...more...

Small businesses are the backbone of America. But with difficult economic times and varied financial pressures, small businesses hurt the most. This is undoubtedly true...more...

The presidential primaries are in full heat.  Primaries that started with acrimony continue with acrimony and will, no doubt, end with acrimony.  This scorched-earth approach...more...

What sets the exceptional professional apart from the average? Regardless of what the profession, from sales to psychiatry, the exceptional professionals share certain characteristics. Here’s...more...

For this month’s issue, I spoke to Lisa Moreno of Texas Pipe and Supply. She is their marketing and communications specialist and as such has...more...

If you have read any of my articles or been to any of my Distribution Simulation “games”, then you know that I am seriously crazy...more...

Over the years we have talked to and consulted with hundreds of readers of this column. Hands down, here are the two most common questions...more...

If you haven’t talked to Rich recently, you may not know that he recommends against the folly of having parents or children, and that you...more...

Todd Talbot, president of Fluidmaster Inc., was recognized for excellence in executive leadership – cultural change, at the 2016 awards ceremony hosted by the CSUF...more...

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery recently opened a new showroom in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The 13,183-square-foot showroom offers the latest in bath and...more...

Mestek announced the recipients of its 2015 Sales Awards​. RBI Water Heaters: Goes Heating Systems, Houston, for the U.S. market and HPG Sales, Toronto, for the...more...

Cashel LLC debuted its new line of products, May 4-6 at the 2016 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Cashel launched in 2016 with the leadership...more...

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Geberit

Sigma30 is the latest addition to the family of flush plates for Sigma in-wall toilet systems. Available in two versions: a single-button model with stop-and-go...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The M12 Drain Snake is designed specifically for conveniently cleaning fixtures and small drain lines. Features a unique design that incorporates a fixed shield around the...more...

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Watts

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

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Webstone

The Isolator with Round Flange features a round shape and bolt patterns specifically designed to accommodate the industry’s most popular high efficiency variable-speed pumps. Choice...more...

Geberit's 2016 Inspire brochure highlights seven projects using in-wall systems across the country. The 20-page, four-color brochure features full-color photography throughout, alongside detailed, personal reflections...more...

Initiatives are part of company’s 70th anniversary celebration.

Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply in Beverly, Mass., a third-generation family business specializing in bathroom and...more...

The National Kitchen & Bath Association unveiled a series of updated professional development learning schedules and coursework designed to help members and nonmembers stay up-to-date...more...

Showroom is the region’s largest home plumbing, lighting and appliance retailer.

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery opened a new showroom in Seattle’s SoDo district...more...

Joseph S. Poehling, chairman and CEO, First Supply LLC, headquartered in La Crosse, Wis., was elected to a four-year term as director to the NAW...more...

MRC Global Inc. reported sales of $783 million for the first quarter of 2016, which were 39 percent lower than the first quarter of 2015...more...

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Navien

Navien’s NaviLink, Wi‑Fi remote control system makes it easy for commercial and residential users to communicate with their Navien systems from anywhere in the world....more...

Jones Stephens, a World and Main Company, strengthened its sales and marketing team with recent new hires and staff promotions. 

Alana Hawk was promoted to...more...

Fifty percent jump over the 2015 Fall Market numbers

World and Main, LLC announced that its Spring Market set a new attendance record for the...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International has announced the speakers and activities for its Emerging Leaders conference that takes place July 17-19 in Chicago.

The City of Savannah, Ga., and Keep Savannah Beautiful presented Sandpiper Supply with the “Clean Business Seal” for its clean facility located in Midtown Savannah....more...

The new K2 Firetube boiler is the newest addition to U.S. Boiler Co.’s K2 high-efficiency series. Joining the K2 Watertube boiler, the 95 percent AFUE...more...

Liberty Pumps hosted hundreds of visitors for its 2016 Open House, April 27.  The event was planned with two separate segments, one for family and...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 9.9 percent in March 2016....more...

Ferguson announced it has reached a settlement agreement with Lockwood International, Inc. and several former Ferguson employees.

Under the terms of the settlement, Lockwood and...more...

The editorial team of PHC News, Plumbing Engineer and The Wholesaler present its on-the-street coverage from Flint, Michigan. Watch to hear what we learned about...more...