September 2015

The Master Group Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of The Hydronics Group Inc., Ontario distributor of heating parts &...more...

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Bonomi North America

The new Valbia® VB008 “Mini” quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator measures just 4 3/4” long X 2 ¾” wide. Used with ¼” to 1¼” full-port direct...more...

The InternetRetailer.com reports on more plans Ferguson Enterprises has for a new e-commerce site the distributor rolled out last March.

Ferguson.com has about 50,000 SKUs for sale,...more...

Mestek, Inc. has announced Johnson Barrow Inc., as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Mestek Boiler Group, including KN Series boilers by Advanced Thermal...more...

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Gorman-Rupp

Gorman-Rupp, pump manufacturer of Mansfield, Ohio introduces a new line of horizontal end suction centrifugal pumps. Gorman-Rupp has long been recognized as a leader in...more...

Lasting up to 2.5 times longer than a standard sensor battery, the new PWRX long-life battery system is now available for all Selectronic hands-free flush...more...

Armstrong International has entered into an agreement appointing The F.W. Webb Company as its master supply distributor of Armstrong steam, condensate, hot water and heat...more...

Connects nearly 600 local companies in a single, cohesive brand.

The announcement comes from Rick Schwartz, chairman, who said, “Winsupply connects the more than 570...more...

APR Supply Co. announced the promotion of Rob Ness to regional manager. Ness will oversee operations at APR’s Southampton, Philadelphia and Atlantic City branches.

“Rob...more...

Wiseway Supply has purchased US Voice Data Video and will now have a Wiseway Low Voltage Team with Joe Dellecave and Denny Hungler in charge....more...

On Sept. 2, the HVACR industry lost a respected colleague, mentor, and innovator – Dr. Joost Brasz.

Brasz was recognized by the HVAC industry...more...

WinWholesale Inc., has added a new member to its Board of Directors. Annlea Rumfola, was elected by the WinWholesale Inc. board.

Rumfola is an information...more...

Danze, Inc., has introduced a valuable continuing education course themed Customizing the Shower Experience.  Industry professionals seeking opportunities to meet their license and continuing education...more...

The Valve Manufacturers Association’s next Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits is Oct. 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio-Riverwalk.

New this year is the...more...

The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Hydro, Inc., as the first organization to have their pump test laboratory located in Chicago, approved through the Pump...more...

Munch’s Supply Co., Inc., a third-generation family business operating in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, has reached a definitive agreement with Trane and American Standard Heating...more...

WIT & Co. Ltd., recently announced the recipients of its new RISE Awards.  RISE stands for Recognizing Innovation and Strategic Excellence.

The Board of Directors of NIBCO INC. has announced the appointment of Alice A. Martin to chief revenue officer of the worldwide leader in the...more...

Melvin Dubin, the founder and guiding light of Slant/Fin Corporation, passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, 2015 at the age of 92....more...

Terre Haute, Indiana-based Industrial Supply Company (ISCO) has weathered depression, war and an evolving industrial landscape to achieve 100 years of growth and service.

Founded...more...

T&S Brass and Bronze Works has promoted John Hughes to the position of business analyst. Hughes is a Certified Management Accountant with an MBA and...more...

The Grundfos S-Line of energy-efficient wastewater pumps are now locally assembled at the company’s Illinois-based Water Utility Competency Center, alongside other Grundfos brands, such as...more...

Plumbing and heating contractors who install Noritz tankless water heaters can now enter the company’s “Installer of the Year” contest for a chance to win...more...

Speakman announced three senior-level appointments, bolstering the leadership team during a time of significant company growth. Bryan Schlack joined Speakman as chief financial officer, Tom Santer...more...

Chicago Tube and Iron is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Prodoehl to vice president of information technology. 

Prodoehl is a graduate of DePaul...more...

Embassy Group Ltd. announced that in their ongoing efforts to expand their Waterworks Division, they have added Pipelines, Inc., East Liverpool, Ohio.

Pipelines has three...more...

MORSCO, a Fort Worth-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and PVF, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Murray Supply Company, a...more...

Oasis Showrooms and The Beautiful Bath Showroom, divisions of APR Supply Co (APR), announced the promotion of Allison Lorelli to business development manager. She will be...more...

Central Supply Company (Indianapolis, IN) held its 29th annual Challenge Cup golf outing Aug.20th at the River Glen CC.

Traditionally this outing is highlighted by...more...

F.W. Webb has started construction of a building in Oakland, Maine.

The 35,000-square-foot building will be a distribution center and a retail showroom, said Nick...more...

McJunkin Corporation and Red Man Pipe and Supply will now operate under the brand as MRC Global (US) Inc.

MRC Global Inc. (NYSE: MRC), the largest...more...

At its annual awards dinner in Hershey, Pa., APR Supply Co. named Navien its “Innovation Partner of the Year.”

Jeff MacDowell, vice president of marketing...more...

Bravo Business Media, a provider of online catalog, content, and commerce solutions for independent plumbing businesses in North America, has recently launched the latest enhancement...more...

American Standard Brands Vice President of Design Jean-Jacques L’Henaff will present the future of 3D printing and its implications for the interior design industry, as...more...

Viessmann U.S., celebrated 25 years of business in the United States at a special invitation-only lunch, Sept. 9 at its Warwick, R.I. headquarters for noted...more...

Pete Tortorici has been appointed as Josam Company’s Midwest regional manager.  Based out of Chicago, Tortorici brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and...more...

Bradley Corporation’s industry partnership with American Supply Association has raised $55,665 for Operation Rise and Conquer, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities to wounded veterans...more...

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Elkay

ezH2O® bottle filling stations make it easier for users to refill their water bottles. New models have a programmable setting to turn off the refrigeration...more...

I remember reading this line in high school philosophy class that quickly started me thinking of all the little acts of kindness I had personally...more...

Robert J. Pagano, Jr. was just days into beginning his second year as CEO of Watts Water Technologies, Inc., when we conducted our interview in...more...

A day behind the counter at Lebanon, Pa.-based APR Supply begins with the usual tasks of a plumbing & HVAC supply company preparing for routine...more...

Independent sales representatives often play a crucial role in on-site contractor training for new products or installation methods. They provide the manufacturer’s ground support for...more...

American Standard has breathed passion into the plumbing industry for over 140 years. The company stands for a commitment to the kitchen and bathroom worlds,...more...

The Gustave A. Larson Company recently celebrated the 26th anniversary of our supplier evaluation program, Partners in Excellence and Quality (PEAQ). An awards dinner was...more...

APR Supply Company has once again been named to the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania by the Central Penn Business Journal.

APR...more...

Jeff Wool is the third-generation business owner of Wool Supply in Florida. I had a chance to speak to him about what it was like...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 9.1 percent in July...more...

One of our favorite quotations is from Damon Runyon: “The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong but that’s...more...

Registration is now open for the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and its Voices From the Industry conference sessions. More than 500 exhibitors will...more...

I’m always on the lookout for the best design trends and this season did not disappoint! It’s an exciting time to be a part of...more...

The Wall Street Journal in its Sept. 4 edition, says Japan has been the world’s largest bilateral donor in the water and sanitation sector since...more...

If you own annuities, this article is must reading. If you intend to buy annuities, read this article before you buy.

It should be noted...more...

At my firm, Balser Wealth Management, we like to say that we spend every waking moment being very concerned about your money. About how you...more...

HARDI member Charles D. Jones hosted U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins during a cookout at its Lawrence, Kan., facility last Thursday.

“It’s very telling that Congresswoman...more...

This is the fourth year that Zurn has raised money for the American Cancer Society.

Employees at three Zurn Industries, LLC locations raised $10,772 for...more...

An outdated floor standing heating system makes way for Navien’s new high-tech wall-hung condensing modulating boiler, the NHB, in a video shot during a...more...

Learning is not a spectator sport.  And when Al Moen founded Moen Incorporated more than 75 years ago, he knew that actively learning every day,...more...

T&S Brass and Bronze Works has added Erin West as marketing product analyst to its marketing team. West, who has more than a decade’s...more...

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is pleased to announce the return of American Standard Brands and GROHE to the 2016 Kitchen and Bath...more...

Deacon Industrial Supply Company announces the following additions to personnel:

Scott Craig, purchasing director, comes to us most recently from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc....more...

Global agreement is an expansion of the existing North American supply contract.

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, McJunkin Red Man Corporation, has signed...more...

Syracuse Winsupply has opened to provide wholesale heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors in Syracuse and the central New York region with an...more...

Leaky pipes, less revenue and bad odors are a few of the unintended consequences of fighting the California drought, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

“Shorter...more...

he Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) announced that Michael R. Copp has been selected as its new executive vice president.

Copp will become PHCC's chief staff...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners, a div. of General Wire Spring

The lightweight Sewerooter T-3 packs the power, portability and capacity to clear clogs from 2" to 4" diameter lines up to 100 ft long. Optimized...more...

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Navien

Navien has announced the expansion of their premium condensing tankless NPE water heater series with the addition of the NPE-150S model. This smaller size “S”,...more...

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Falcon Stainless

Presenting a 3/4" model with a 3/4" quick fitting push on ball valve (low lead certified) on a model CSS water flex. No plastic or...more...

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Noritz America

Tankless-for-tank replacement installation now is easy and affordable with the EZTR40 condensing tankless water heater for residential applications. Replaces a 40-gallon tank-type water heater for...more...

Consolidated Supply Co. has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Oregonian Media Group for the second year in a row. The Top...more...

Committed to transparency in the manufacture of products that contribute to a healthy, sustainable environment, TOTO announced today that it has achieved another plumbing industry...more...

Wholesale Specialties presented $5,000 to Déjà Vu Rendezvous, an event befitting Assistive Technology Partners, on May 15, 2015 where Denver’s construction community came together to...more...

WHCI Plumbing Supply is pleased to announce an agreement in principle to acquire the Burlingame, Calif., distribution operations of U-Save Plumbing Supply.

The deal, which...more...

Kathleen M. Mazzarella, chairman, president and CEO of Graybar, has answered the question: What’s one quality that drives your company’s success?

“I believe any company...more...

Last year, new laws in Mexico have made it easier for foreign companies to export gas to Mexico. There’s been more than $10 billion of...more...

Year-long relationship launched with $15,000 donation at river cleanup event with employees

Oak Brook, Illinois – Elkay employees have done a river cleanup with Living...more...