September 2016

TMB Publications, Inc. has announced that industry veteran Scott Reimer has joined the company as publisher of Plumbing Engineer and director of sales.

“I look...more...

On Sept. 30, Donald E. Morris, president and CEO of Morris Group International announced the following changes:

Tom Duddy, president of Elmco/Duddy and president for...more...

Launched just five months ago, a new week-long training program at Mansfield Plumbing for newly-hired people has already made a strong impact on employee retention...more...

One month to the day after the death of his bride, Theodore A. Wiedeman, age 87, passed on from this life Sept 27 after a brief...more...

WaterPlace, an upscale kitchen, bath and lighting showroom, Crown Point,  Ind., opened by LEEPS Supply in August, will hold its grand opening celebration on...more...

Mike Clingenpeel of HD Supply Waterworks is the 2016 recipient of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts’ Associate Member Wall of Fame award. Clingenpeel accepted...more...

McWane Plumbing Group held an open house Sept. 27 to celebrate the opening of its new distribution warehouse in South Plainfield, N.J.

Although the company acquired...more...

B2B and B2C online sales accounted for 19 percent of Ferguson’s revenue.

Ferguson’s parent company Wolseley plc, the world’s largest specialty trade distributor of plumbing...more...

Joe Langlois, marketing manager for ECR International, announced that Jennifer Loran has been named senior marketing specialist. She will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day...more...

At its annual awards dinner in Hershey, Pa., last month, APR Supply Co. named Affiliated Distributors its Innovation Partner of the Year.

Scott Weaver, president...more...

Winsupply Inc. has opened two new companies along the Eastern seaboard:

  • Winsupply of Absecon, N.J.
  • Winsupply of Rockland, Maine

The openings represent the seventh and...more...

The Keeney Manufacturing Co. has announced manufacturers representative Cathell & Associates territory for wholesale sales now includes the Virginia Territory effective Sept. 1.

Cathell &...more...

American Standard Water Heaters announced that it is enhancing the purchasing experience for commercial customers nationwide by increasing warranty coverage on commercial water heaters to...more...

Steve Embree has joined Geberit North America as the new central region manager/national builder accounts. Embree will oversee client accounts, product training and business development...more...

World and Main, LLC is currently holding its first Fall Virtual Buying Market, which began on Sept. 19 and goes through Sept 25.

This Virtual Market...more...

Fujitsu General America, Inc., Fairfield, N.J., has announced the hiring of Matt Peterson as president and chief operating officer, and the retirement of Tedd Rozylowicz....more...

Group also recognized young leaders and women making a difference in the PHCP industry.

Affiliated Distributors recently recognized industry leaders at its annual Spirit of...more...

 Shoppers can view and try out – but not buy – innovative product at new showroom space. 

Transition plans are in the works as Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) CEO/Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens announced plans on Sept. 19 to embark on the...more...

The U.S. Senate passed the $9.4 billion Water Resources Development Act (S.2848) by a 95-3 vote Sept 15. Sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the...more...

Fortiline Waterworks announced Sept. 14 it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by MORSCO, Inc. as its waterworks distribution platform.

Fortiline Waterworks, headquartered...more...

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G.T. Water Products

The TP123 Pneumatic Test Plug is the newest addition to the GT Water Products, Safe-T-Seal Test Plug offering. It has a wide-reaching expansion capacity of...more...

Fujitsu General Limited and Rheem announced a strategic collaboration that will expand the heating and cooling product portfolios for both companies.

Ducted central air conditioning...more...

Lennox Commercial takes its light commercial products on the road with the new Innovation Trucks, bringing customers the opportunity to view and interact with the...more...

HARDI member Midwest Tool, a producer of metal cutting snips and specialty hand tools, has started a program to support Homes for Our Troops, the...more...

Starts new fiscal year with acquisition of Westfield Lighting.

Ferguson purchased 13 companies in fiscal year 2016. The acquisitions spanned coast-to-coast and multiple business types,...more...

Matco-Norca announced the opening of a new distribution center for the Midwest region. The new location is located outside Chicago at 278 Windy Point Drive,...more...

NTI, a manufacturer of high efficiency condensing boilers and water heaters, with manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick Canada, announced that Ariston Thermo, of Milan Italy...more...

EMI began when John Drewry and Mike Priesmeyer had a vision to provide service to a level that wasn’t present in the industry at the...more...

A fitting placement, this month marks “The Wholesaler’s” American Supply Association (ASA) Convention issue. ASA President Tim Milford of Milford Supply spoke to me about...more...

Like many countries in the midst of World War II, France found its land decimated and agriculture on the decline. Many French citizens found themselves...more...

In its mission to provide safe, sustainable drinking water and promote the efficient use of water, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) recently held a press conference...more...

Danielle Galian:  What is your background? Ernie Carson:  I am unique in that I am a native of Wilson, NC, where Ihrie Supply’s corporate offices are...more...

Building rapport with customers is like squirting oil into gears. Imagine some gears grinding together. When you squirt lubricating oil into the gears, you reduce...more...

First Supply held a grand opening for Wisconsin’s first Kohler Signature Store, Sept. 6 in Wauwatosa, Wis., just outside Milwaukee with no less than David...more...

Joe, a long-time reader of this column, and the owner of a family business (Success Co.) hired a new CPA (Claude) about one year ago....more...

Since the late 1990s, we’ve  been using a “point-and-figure” charting method at Balser Wealth Management, LLC with very good success. These charts are great...more...

I have been at this industrial distribution thing for a long time, which in turn provides a historical perspective.  Through that lens, I recall the...more...

E-commerce ordering and using marketing analytics from online transactions to grow sales are an ever-growing part of wholesale-distribution operations. For example, Forrester Research estimates that B2B...more...

Wholesaling continues to get more complex, but we think there is one basic that should not be ignored. While the list of activities for high-performance wholesalers...more...

Moen began a new ad campaign last August that shines a spotlight on the personal motivations behind choosing a plumbing fixture or accessory, asking consumers...more...

PROS announced that Columbia Pipe & Supply has selected PROS to support the growth of its business through faster response times, and better insight and...more...

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring, is proud to announce that Russell Javorsky celebrated his 50th anniversary of employment with the company...more...

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Hydra-Zorb

Hydra-Zorb now manufactures Cushion Clamps specifically for metric pipe sizes. Hydra-Zorb clamps guard against shock, vibration, and corrosion, and they are made in the U.S....more...

ProSource Plumbing Supply has announced promotions in two key management positions with Sam Acquaviva promoted to chief financial officer and Kevin Phillips to vice president...more...

PRIER Products has announced the appointment of two new associates: Julie Henry as G&A assistant and Angie Wharton as customer service representative.

Henry will be...more...

SureSeal is a waterless trap barrier that prevents sewer odors and insects from entering living/working areas. Traditional trap primers allow approximately 4 ounces of water...more...

Small and compact, these fittings are perfect for the small but important jobs. Useful for fuel, oil, air, liquid petroleum, pneumatic and hydraulic purposes, this...more...

The GV90+ cast iron boiler for energy-efficient, comfort heating in residential applications features streamlined controls with simple setup, low maintenance and durable design

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These compact close quarters tubing cutters for copper tube provide the industry’s smallest swing radius to access spaces too tight for other cutters. Offered in...more...