November 2016

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NIBCO Inc.

NIBCO INC. has launched its rebranded and expanded line of balancing valves: FLO-BOSS. The extended line of balancing valves advances the company’s offering with additions...more...

NIBCO INC.’s Goshen, Ind. facility has once again been approved as a “STAR” participant in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). This will be the...more...

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Rheem

The Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater is designed to reduce hot water energy use by up to 73 percent, providing homeowners with $4,000...more...

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Duravit

Conventional bathroom ceramic material requires a thickness of 1.2 centimeters to ensure the necessary strength after firing. For finer forms Duravit has developed a new,...more...

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Pfister

The Pfister Xtract kitchen faucet delivers great-tasting, quick flowing, filtered water and regular tap water from a single faucet. The new faucet allows homeowners to...more...

Kohler is expanding availability of its renowned bath and kitchen products with the opening of the Kohler Signature Store by Plumbing Distributors, Inc., in Buckhead....more...

Worly Plumbing Supply, Inc., a Columbus Ohio-based plumbing supply distributor, released a public invitation to a series of free family-themed events at its newly remodeled...more...

HEH Holdings LLC, parent company of Hubbell Electric Heater Co. and Vaughn Thermal Corp., has purchased the assets of Ace Heating Solutions LLC, a California...more...

 Following the launch of Rinnai's new e-commerce program, all distributors will be permitted to sell products to authorized e-tailers for the purpose of online consumer...more...

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Geberit

Geberit Type 01, Type 10, and Type 70 pneumatic flush buttons allow bathroom designers to position flush activation anywhere within a 5.5 ft radius of...more...

The “Air Stage,” Fujitsu General’s Solution Center was officially opened on the 42nd floor of 1450 Broadway Ave. New York City, just a short walk...more...

AB&I Foundry is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Robbins as the new eastern regional sales manager. Robbins will be responsible for the eastern...more...

Ferguson Waterworks has acquired Underground Pipe & Valve Inc. in an asset transaction completed on Nov. 14.

Headquartered in South Bend, Ind., Underground Pipe &...more...

Danfoss has named Lars Rasmussen as vice president of its heat exchangers business.

In this role, Rasmussen will focus on continuing to grow and develop...more...

Midland Metal Mfg. announces the publication of its new 2017 catalog. The 576-page, full-color catalog offers 14,000 products with more than 1,300 new items. New...more...

The IAPMO Executive Committee has appointed Hugo Aguilar to represent ASA on the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE·Stand) Technical Committee.

The purpose of the...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 7.3 percent in September 2016....more...

The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute appointed Christopher Drew, executive vice president of Burnham Holdings, Inc., as its 2017 chairman of the board.

Drew...more...

In a continued effort to be fully engaged in the codes arena, the American Supply Association is proud to announce that it will serve as...more...

SFA Saniflo U.S.A has appointed PEPCO Sales as its new sales representative in the state of Texas. In business since 1965, PEPCO Sales serves the...more...

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Newport Brass

Newport Brass introduces two new collections for the bath: Joffrey and Vander. Each collection offers its own unique style with both transitional elements and modern...more...

Ferguson, in partnership with Ford, is offering plumbers the Ultimate Van Giveaway. One winner will receive a 2017 Ford Transit, fully-loaded with: Up to 487.3 cubic...more...

Rheem and Powerhouse Dynamics announced a new partnership to install SiteSage sensors on Rheem’s H2AC Rooftop Unit, the first and only integrated air and water...more...

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Zoeller Pump Co

Zoeller Pump Co. has added two new models to its Shark grinder pump series. The 1.0 HP Model 818 and the 1.5 HP Model 819...more...

NOW Inc.’s U.S. subsidiary DNOW L.P. has announced distributorship agreements to strengthen its upstream pumping, valve and actuation product lines.

The company has just entered...more...

AD, the $32 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries grew...more...

The DXV collection of 3D printed residential faucets – the Vibrato, Trope and Shadowbrook styles – have been named a 2016 R&D 100 Award...more...

To build on its successful partnerships with wholesale distributors, BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. announced that it has hired Brian Spicer as vice president of wholesale sales....more...

It’s not every day you get a chance to combine a feature story while simultaneously crossing off a bucket list item.  So I was beyond...more...

American Valve is proud to be a part of the remembrance and honor of the 9/11 Memorial. Their 4000D ball valves are used in the...more...

Most of us have fallen back a time or two, particularly when we’re teetering on the direst of straits, on that old reliable WAG —...more...

As we write this, people around the world are getting ready to spend several billion dollars preparing for Halloween.  Here in St. Louis there are...more...

Danielle Galian:  What is your background? (education, experience, etc.) Mike Steiner: I grew up in Latrobe, Pa, a small town southeast of Pittsburgh, most famously known...more...

Readers of this column often call me to ask the following (or similar) two questions: “Irv, can you really beat the estate tax?” and most...more...

Our 2016 research on e-commerce for distributors finds a significant gap in online performance. For the past three years, 20 percent of distributors transact 80...more...

I am of the belief that Exchange Traded Funds, commonly called “ETFs” are one of the most innovative financial instruments in the money management industry. To...more...

A. O. Smith Corp and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced a partnership with City of Milwaukee Health Department and Mayor Tom...more...

New 45° elbows for the manufacturer’s PEX Press systems allow users to install larger tubing using press technology. The polymer elbows are available in 11/2"...more...

All five models are made from premium 18-gauge 304 stainless steel and feature Sound Guard undercoating to dampen sounds and reduce condensation. They also feature...more...

M18 FORCE LOGIC press tool with brushless motor is one of the smallest and lightest press tools, with 20 percent more run-time, 10 percent faster...more...

Constructed to withstand humidity, high velocities and turbulence, the EFS rigid pocket filter is for use in areas where space is limited. Designed for use...more...

The SUA9000E generator, with 9,000 starting watts and 7,250 running watts, is capable of firing up major household appliances or multiple power tools. Powered by...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has acquired PVI Industries, LLC, for approximately $78 million. PVI's water heater product offering complements AERCO's boiler products, allowing Watts to...more...

HD Supply Waterworks, a business unit of HD Supply specializing in waterworks infrastructure products, has named Ogonna Hymes the regional director of operations for its...more...

Briggs Plumbing Products has announced the opening of a new West Coast distribution center.

The 300,000-sq.-ft. center, located in Anaheim, Calif., will serve the area...more...

MRC Global (US) Inc., has implemented an enhanced online customer catalog, MRCGO, for its U.S. business.

MRC Global has offered an electronic catalog to its...more...

Winsupply Inc., has opened Winsupply of Smithtown (N.Y.), serving contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating industries on Long Island and in the New York...more...