November 2015

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced on Nov. 30 that it completed the acquisition of 80 percent of the outstanding shares of Apex Valves...more...

Ferguson Fire & Fabrication announces the acquisition of Action Fire Fab & Supply, Inc. in an asset transaction completed Nov. 16, 2015. Ferguson Fire & Fabrication...more...

Morrison Supply Co. has appointed seven new managers at its Texas locations in Tyler, Mount Pleasant, Longview, Kilgore and Shreveport.

They are Tommy Glasco, Ryan...more...

AquaMotion Inc., a Rhode Island manufacturer of patented single, multi speed and variable speed ECM circulators and recirculation systems has appointed  Repnet, Phoenix as its...more...

Morris Group International has releases a new corporate video detailing the various divisions and myriad of talents exhibited at MGI. This new video showcases...more...

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its M12™ offering with the introduction of the new M12™ 7.8KP Thermal Imager, featuring the highest pixel density in its...more...

AD was honored to be named 2015’s “HR Department of the Year” in the Greater Philadelphia area by the HR Department of the Year Awards....more...

To further meet the growing demand for sustainable building systems, Uponor North America is the first in the industry to offer a PEX purple pipe...more...

BizTimes Milwaukee reports that A.O. Smith and Marquette University are undertaking water technology study intended to be reviewed by Congress and the next U.S. president....more...

Kohler Company was named the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation’s Economic Driver of the Year during the corporation's annual meeting.

In a press release, the...more...

On the 14th annual World Toilet Day, American Standard announces an expansion of its Flush For Good initiative aimed at improving the quality of life...more...

Green building continues to double every three years, with strongest acceleration in emerging economies, and clients and tenants worldwide increasingly demanding sustainability – for both...more...

Join industry colleagues from 7-10 a.m., Jan. 11 at The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, for a “Driving Designer Business To Your Showroom, during the upcoming...more...

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced today that its high-efficiency commercial wall-hung toilet, two ultra high-efficiency...more...

Some 2.4 billion people around the world don't have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open,...more...

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. opened its new $40.5 million distribution facility in Coxsackie, New York. The company plans to create 95 jobs at the facility and...more...

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See Water Inc.

The OSS-100 is the trusted and proven plug & play system that pumps water not oil from elevator pits, transformer oil containment areas and underground...more...

U.S. Boiler Company has announced a strategic partnership with URELL, Inc. of Watertown, Mass. This partnership will couple the nation’s largest manufacturer of hydronic heating...more...

International Exposition Company announces the winners of the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) Innovation Awards.

The annual awards competition honors the most inventive...more...

TOTO announced it has achieved a major global milestone with its popular Washlet line of personal cleansing systems. To date, the company has sold more...more...

An estimated 1,800 United Auto Workers union members voted 94 percent to vote down a proposal from Kohler Co.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that...more...

California Faucets Palomar Art Deco Tub Filler received the 2015 “Plumbing Product of the Year, Water Delivery” award at this year’s Decorative Plumbing Hardware Association...more...

IPS Corporation has launched the IPS Connect online portal to enhance its customer service experience.

“We’re excited to bring these new online services to...more...

DDI System, a leading ERP solution provider for wholesale distributors, has released the latest version of its Inform ERP Software, Version 14.

Every Inform ERP...more...

LG Electronics USA celebrated the opening of its new LG Air Conditioning Systems Headquarters outside of Atlanta. At 40,000 square feet, this state-of-the-art facility is...more...

On Sept. 18, Hajoca Harrisburg, hosted more than 40 customers and vendors for their its Golf Outing at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course. Customers, vendors and...more...

Panasonic Heating and Air Conditioning Group is pleased to announce that Kensen Lee has joined Panasonic as regional sales manager in the Southwest to develop...more...

Veteran's Day has special meaning at Mansfield Plumbing. It's a day to honor 49 employees in the company who have served more than 300 combined...more...

Spectrum Brands Canada, part of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. that includes the Pfister plumbing brand, has partnered with a number of rep agencies to provide...more...

The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office unsealed indictments against 44 people and nine companies, which officials said revealed institutional corruption...more...

Tomlinson Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Figas as marketing and advertising manager.

Figas previously worked in sales and finance roles at...more...

Tomlinson Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Figas as director of business development and finance. 

Figas previously worked as an investment banking...more...

IPS Corporation’s Plumbing Division announces the acquisition of the solvent cement assets of Schwartz Chemical Corporation. Schwartz solvent cements will be available under the “One...more...

Sheboyganpress.com reports that if Kohler union membership doesn’t agree on a new contractor by the end of the week, they’ll go on strike.

The current...more...

It was only natural for Kelly’s national footprint to include a sizeable operation on the East Coast. With higher populations and a wider variety of...more...

Our version of Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!...plays out like this: China, and Korea, and Turkey! Oh my! The raging debate about trade...more...

Lacie Lutz is a second-generation business owner at C&C Industries. She has the unique experience of seeing her family business form from its humble beginnings....more...

Every couple of years we like to remind readers about the importance of people in our industry. We have said for years that we operate...more...

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show announces the brands selected to participate in the first-ever DesignBites - a quick, informative presentation format. Presentations will feature...more...

Wow!!!! What a difference that events unfolding during the third quarter have had on the markets directly related to the oil industry both upstream and...more...

We are all dealt the same cards in the tax game, but how you play them determines whether the IRS or you win. Sadly, most...more...

SVF Flow Controls announces the grand opening of its new support center in Houston.

Wayne Ulanski, president of SVF Flow Controls commented, “As the industrial...more...

Harrington Industrial Plastics has opened its newest location in Mobile, Ala. The new facility is conveniently located at 3450 Georgia Pacific Ave., right off Interstate...more...

Falcon Stainless announces its expansion with a relocation from Sun Valley, Calif. to Temecula, Calif. This move will allow Falcon to add staff and many new...more...

With HFCs now to be included within the Montreal Protocol, this week’s meeting in Dubai ended with real prospects of a global HFC phase-down agreement...more...

MRC Global Inc. (MRC) has reported a 68.05 percent plunge in profit for the quarter ended Sep. 30, 2015. The company has earned $16.02 million,...more...

TOPP Industries, Inc. is proud to announce a brand new partnership with Tyler Courtney Motorsports. TOPP is a sponsor of Tyler Courtney’s number 23c sprint...more...

American Standard Brands is withdrawing plans to establish a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davidson County, Tennessee, the company announced today.

The company has...more...

The Collins Companies announced the launch of its new company website, www.collinspipe.com.

“As technology continues to evolve, we felt that it was time to...more...

A team from Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures recently participated in the annual Dare2Tri Race2Raise in Chicago, raising money and awareness for this unique...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 4.3 percent in September 2015....more...

This Old House named Magnetix™ hand showers from Moen to its fifth annual “This Old House Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new...more...

Farnsworth Wholesale Company opened a new location in Phoenix, Ariz., located at 3830 E Wier Blvd. The 155,000 square foot facility will allow Farnsworth to...more...

Sean McPherson has been promoted to president and CEO of Duker-Reilly-McPherson and Associates, Inc. He succeeds current President Ray McPherson, who will remain involved in...more...

Karen Fox, national sales manager-commercial at The Keeney Manufacturing Company, Newington, Conn., was recognized on Oct. 22 for 25 years of service with the company....more...

 

Northeastern Supply recently opened its 36th branch, in Wilmington, Del., which also happens to be its fourth Delaware location.

The new branch is located...more...

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for water management, building services and groundwater, welcomes Larry E. Toepfer as, OEM Sales and Training...more...

Rinnai America Corporation has named Tim Wiley vice president of sales. Wiley will use his 20 years of experience in the construction and building products...more...

 

VP Supply Corp, Rochester, N.Y., participated in a dedication ceremony on Oct. 10, as Flower City Habitat for Humanity welcomed the Seymore family to...more...

The AD PHCP Division hosted its annual North American meeting, Oct. 4-7 to a record breaking 939 attendees, boasting a 9 percent increase over 2014....more...

Affiliated Distributors reported sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries, grew by 3 percent in 2015 Q3 YTD to $25.4...more...

Advancing its strategic partnership with Italian pump manufacturer Askoll®, Taco Comfort Solutions™ announced that it has signed an agreement with Askoll Holding srl to acquire...more...

Watermark Designs was honored at the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with an award in the Design category for their 30-plus years...more...

A. O. Smith has taken its design and industry expertise and applied it to a mobile app that will revolutionize the process of selecting the...more...

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Zoeller

Shark fractional horsepower grinders are now available in 239v. Designed to handle difficult residential applications where sewage ejectors struggle, these 115v and 230v cast iron...more...

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LUX Products Corporation

The LUX/GEO WiFi thermostat puts the flexibility and control of home comfort in the hands of the homeowner, either via smartphone device, desktop or the...more...

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Flomatic Corporation

Unique Model 100E VFD and 100ES VFD valves are designed to minimize flow losses and hydraulic shocks in the pumping system. New 1" sized pump...more...

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Brizo

The Rook collection suite of luxury faucets, fittings and accessories for the bath combines a low spout architecture and crisp octagonal details for a stately...more...

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Watts

Watts Series R12 commercial wall-mounted reverse osmosis water purification systems are designed for the reduction of total dissolved solids at flow rates up to 1200...more...