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Infiltrator Water Technologies, a manufacturer of decentralized wastewater treatment technology, is celebrating 30 years of innovation in the onsite wastewater industry this year.

 

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To meet continued and accelerating growth, California Faucets has recently expanded its operations to include a third manufacturing facility. The new building, that opened on...more...

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management and groundwater, welcomed Mike Conti as the new regional sales manager...more...

DEWALT’s Charlotte, North Carolina manufacturing plant celebrated the 10-millionth tool rolled off the production line. Company executives were on hand to build the10-millionth tool -...more...

American Residential Services announced the appointment of Luis Orbegoso to the position of president and chief operating officer of ARS/Rescue Rooter.

Orbegoso has an extensive...more...

ServiceTitan’s software combined with Customer Lobby’s application will power home services businesses to greater productivity and customer retention.

ServiceTitan has partnered with Customer Lobby,...more...

More than 100 exhibiting companies have already announced plans to highlight new products at The Work Truck Show 2017 in Indianapolis. A record 25 press...more...

 

The U.S. EPA is proposing rules that would require plumbing manufacturers to mark pipes and fittings for drinking water as “lead free.”

Back in...more...

Navien announced that the New Jersey Training Academy and Tech Call Center has doubled in size with a move to a new larger conveniently located...more...

After reviewing more than 550 essays from current and future HVAC/R students, hilmor announced its 2017 winners for the annual Retool Your Future contest.

The winners...more...

Bradford White Water Heaters, provider of the AeroTherm Series Heat Pump Water Heater, has completed an agreement to acquire production assets from the heat pump...more...

Aquatechnik North America announced that the aquatechnik PP-RCT 125 and PP-R Super 80 fusion pipe and fittings have met the certification requirements of the NSF/ANSI...more...

Taco Residential Training Manager John Barba has brought back the "Residential Hydronics: Advanced Soup to Variable Speed Nuts" Course. Barba will conduct FloPro factory training...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) has encouraged all members and industry representatives to review the Proposed Code Changes for the 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code...more...

The event also featured the Radiant Professionals Alliance’s Annual Membership Meeting.

The AHR Expo held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center set...more...

AquaMotion Inc., honored The Walter F. Morris Co. as its Sales Rep of the Year for 2016, and gave Hollabaugh Brothers and Associates, Inc., its...more...

Two plumbing and HVAC industry veterans have returned to once again help contractors succeed in their businesses. Jim Abrams and Terry Nicholson have launched PRAXIS S-10,...more...

Mobile Showrooms tend to catch attention. Whether at trade shows or a location near you, these burly showstoppers come with all the bells and whistles,...more...

A client/friend was looking for a way to reward four key people at his plumbing and heating company. He decided to offer them ownership and...more...

Online directory designed to accelerate business growth.

ServiceTitan today announced the launch of ServiceTitan Marketplace – an online directory that partners and integrated software home...more...

Zurn Industries, LLC, a member in the commercial plumbing products market, launched a new website with expanded capabilities, simplified navigation, and valuable content for plumbing...more...

To help new hires and plumbing professionals, Charlotte Pipe University’s has opened enrollment to their online courses. These brief, information-packed sessions cover topics like solvent...more...

The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors...more...

UTILITY has announced the hiring of the East Coast Marketing Group as its sales representatives covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The team of...more...

Modine Manufacturing Co. is set to begin its 2017 Innovation Tour, which will offer new and updated CEU/NATE courses and showcase the latest in HVAC...more...

John Moore Home Services is looking to encourage a larger portion of the incoming labor force to join the ranks of the industry with John...more...

Reliable Heating & Air, based in Kennesaw, Ga., has acquired an HVAC/R technical school. The Laurus Technical Institute, Jonesboro, Ga., which closed in 2015, is...more...

The National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council released its 2016 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, during the Building Innovation...more...

Ellen Rohr, PHC News columnist and well-known business consultant, will present a free seminar, “Business UN-Complicated,” Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. in seminar room N243...more...

System design is the focus of upcoming training sessions at Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH), where engineers, contractors and installers can receive hands-on...more...

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air recently announced 12 winners of the Anderson Wow Awards, which were created to recognize professionalism among all employees of this...more...

According to the new national and state construction hiring and business forecasts released by Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and Sage Construction and Real...more...

Cambridge Engineering, a manufacturer of energy-efficient, high temperature, heating and ventilation (HTHV) gas-fired space heating and ventilation equipment, has named Marc Braun as its...more...

Generation Next program supports scholarships through mikeroweWORKS Foundation and This Old House Ventures.

Unico, Inc., maker of small-duct heating and air conditioning systems, has...more...

Last month, I explored the idea that leadership development involves inspiration and implementation (Thanks, Jack Tester!). As a leader, it’s important to clarify your values...more...

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, IAPMO has announced a Tentative Interim Amendment to the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code...more...

The Board of Directors for Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced that Kittleman & Associates, LLC, a Chicago-based national search firm focused on CEO search...more...

Company also announces promotion for Jason Fleming and Jason Corey.

Noritz America has announced the promotion of company veteran Jay Hassel from his current post...more...

Former TDIndustries CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack Lowe Jr. has announced his retirement from the board of directors. His retirement comes after diligently...more...

Carrier has announced its Côr thermostat is now compatible with the Apple HomeKit. The collaboration between Carrier and Apple provides homeowners the experience in managing...more...

AEMS Service Company, an HVAC and plumbing services provider located in Central New Jersey, has acquired RAM Services, Inc. dba ServicePlus, a BPI GoldStar Contractor...more...

Blackstone announced Jan. 3 that private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tradesmen International, LLC, an agency-based provider...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions’ Chairman and Owner John Hazen White, Jr., has announced the promotion of Wil VandeWiel to CEO of the 96-year-old privately-held company. VandeWiel,...more...

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an annual ranking that highlights states...more...

The HVAC industry is not a traditional field for women, but this program is changing tradition.

Climb Wyoming, a nonprofit organization that offers...more...

Jonathan Caple, a Lancaster, Pa., police officer, will receive a new heating system donated by Neffsville Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Services, a Lancaster County mainstay...more...

From construction to dedication, Carrier and its employees are proud to support the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Indianapolis.

The home, on the northeast...more...

Chicago Faucets, the leading manufacturer of commercial faucets, has published a 6-page faucet brochure that supports the water efficiency efforts advanced by the Leadership in...more...

Bosch contributes an Inverter Ducted Split Air-source Heat Pump System for a student-training lab at Atlantic Technical College and High School.

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. in...more...

Viega LLC announced the schedule for the first half of its 2017 training programs at the Viega Educational Facility located in Nashua, New Hampshire. The...more...

To broaden career opportunities in registered apprenticeships for traditionally under-represented groups, the U.S Department of Labor today issued a final rule that updates equal employment...more...

Mansfield Plumbing supported the communities where they operate in 2016 with 89 different donations totaling $38,309. From school scholarships for employees' children to contributions of...more...

After collaborating on projects for several decades, Burns & McDonnell, is acquiring Azco Inc., one of the nation's premier industrial contractors. The acquisition creates environmental,...more...

“What about the architect?” In over 20 years of practice in construction law, I have never heard a trade subcontractor, plumbing or otherwise, ask this...more...

Home Depot (HD), the retailer, is also very much Home Depot, the wholesaler, too. HD reported a strong third quarter last week that marked a...more...

“There just isn’t anyone on staff who can step up and take over for me. I’m looking to hire a general manager.”  Are you burning...more...

Bryant Heating & Cooling Dealers of Central Ohio donated o a new Ford Fiesta to the Dress for Success Columbus program, after the non-profit was...more...

Peachtree City, Georgia-based Rinnai America Corporation has signed on as a multi-year sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, beginning with...more...

Falcon Stainless, Inc. announced its move to Temecula, California as a result of outstanding sales over the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

The new Headquarters doubles the...more...

The professions expected to show one of the biggest job growth rates in 2017 and the largest growth in sheer number of jobs will be...more...

The RSES Board of Directors has hired Lori Schiavo, former publisher/editor for RSES Journal, as RSES’ executive vice president. Schiavo is known for her work...more...

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, San Diego, recently received the Circle of Excellence Award from Lennox Industries.

The Circle of Excellence Award, presented annually, recognizes...more...

U.S. Boiler Co. has announced that Chris Mitchell has been promoted to director of sales for the mid-Atlantic and western regions following the retirement of...more...

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) held its Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, during which it elected its new...more...

The Labor Department is challenging a federal judge's decision last month to block the implementation of a new rule that would have made 4 million...more...

American Residential Services, a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately held national provider of HVAC and plumbing services, announces a community-driven campaign called “ARS Tin for 10”...more...

A new field service app and platform is designed to provide plumbers and HVAC contractors a full suite to handle the entire job and includes...more...

Together with Delta Faucet, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) took the stage at CONNECT 2016 in San Antonio, Texas, last month to present the industry's...more...

Enercare Inc. has launched a new finance program for residential customers to finance energy-efficient furnaces, air conditioners and water treatment equipment.

The Enercare Finance Plan...more...

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

Yes! Las Vegas has earned four prestigious awards, the most out of any other branch, at the Annual Manager's Meeting for parent company, American Residential...more...

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical will host the inaugural PRAXIS S-10 and PriceFixer.com National Convention in Nashville, Nov. 11-12.

PRAXIS S-10, a success...more...

It’s been nearly ten years since the onset of the Great Recession, and the construction industry has gone through a rollercoaster of events from record...more...

Have you ever been to West Point? The campus has an aura of leadership. I recently spoke at the West Point Club as part of...more...

Source Refrigeration & HVAC announced that Adam Coffey has been appointed as its new president and chief executive officer. Founder Brad Howard will remain in...more...

Limbach Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of a rebranding initiative focused on elevating the company’s message across all constituencies, from building owners and contractors to...more...

From November 14-20, 2016, the Department of Labor will join industry, education and workforce leaders across the country to celebrate the second annual National Apprenticeship...more...

Representing the very best of the nation’s next generation of skilled workers, 12 HVAC apprentices competed in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s fourth...more...

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck...more...

Comfort Institute and Service Roundtable announced a strategic partnership between the two organizations. The partnership, announced last week during an annual gathering of Comfort Institute...more...

About two years ago, we ran a Business Makeover contest. And — winner winner chicken dinner — the lucky company was Gene Johnson Plumbing in...more...

Effective Oct. 25, federal agencies will have the ability to disqualify contractors if they have violated any of 14 labor and employment laws along with...more...

MCAA, ABC and AGCA among alliance’s membership.

In the wake of a recent Center for Disease Control report that showed construction is one of the...more...

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...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2016 scholarships awarded through the foundation.

Twenty-two students were awarded a total...more...

Bluewater Plumbing & Heating, Middle Village, (Queens) N.Y. was named to Fortune’s Inner City 100, the magazine’s ranking of fastest-growing companies in urban centers of...more...

Watts is pleased to announce the August award winners for the Wild Ride Sweepstakes. Prizes include a pair of Harley-Davidson sunglasses to the 70 third...more...

The U.S. House of Representatives passed important PHCC-supported legislation Sept. 13 that increases funding for the Carl D. Perkins Act. The Strengthening Career and Technical...more...

Residential contractors can close more deals and grow their business with financing built into ServiceTitan Mobile 2.0 app.

ServiceTitan, a provider of business management software...more...

Expanded training facilities in Lima, Ohio were unveiled Sept. 8 by the United Association and Service Technicians Local 776 to better serve the next generation...more...

ServiceTitan, a provider of business management software for residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical service companies, has received the distinction of being named Rising Star in...more...

Construction employment slipped from July to August for the fourth time in five months, but year-over-year job gains and recently released spending data suggest the...more...

First-year law students, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, have a tendency to cling to legal maxims or theories as they begin their quest through the twilight...more...

Occasionally, I like to turn you on to my latest, favorite books. Smart, successful people write books and share how they built their businesses, overcame...more...

Bell & Gossett released its Q4 Little Red Schoolhouse continuing education schedule. Engineers, contractors and installers are invited to join the ranks of the more...more...

After almost seven years of litigation, a Montana jury awarded a Billings homeowner $1.75 million over a sump pump and drainage system that apparently did...more...

A nationwide survey conducted by the Association General Contractors of America of 1,459 contractors found that 69 percent are having difficulty finding workers to fill...more...

Pilot program in just 20 stores, but executive says results are ‘three times expectations.’

The Home Depot is in the early stages of offering Interline...more...

Lennox Industries has launched of LennoxPROs.com, to help HVAC industry professionals drive sales, access product information, troubleshoot systems remotely, and train at anytime, anywhere, on...more...

Integrated Facility Services, formerly Air Masters, Gateway Mechanical and Fire Protection, and Automation Solutions Group, a full-service mechanical contractor with offices in St. Louis and...more...

When I called Suzie for our interview, she was just wrapping up a service call. She said, “I am helping a really nice couple bring...more...

Watts is pleased to announce the June award winners for the Wild Ride Sweepstakes.

The two first prize winners are from Advanced Water Products Corp,...more...

TCM Corp., a mechanical contractor in the Pacific Northwest based in Portland, announced Aug. 1 the appointment of Dan Heichelbech as the company’s president. In...more...

Carrier University has introduced a new, updated website to provide easy access to information on training opportunities and materials for heating, ventilating and air conditioning...more...

Round-the-clock call answering services are part of a new benefit available to members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association through a partnership with Minnesota-based Time Communications. ...more...

The complex is comprised of a 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center and a 30,000-square-foot training and technical assistance facility.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., opened...more...

Tina Hendrick, Ray A. Shaffer, Inc., Schwenksville, Pa., has been named Contractor of the Year by the PHCC of Pennsylvania. She has been at Ray...more...

On Aug. 1, monetary penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for regulation infractions are slated to rise by up to 150 percent depending on the type...more...

It has become an annual practice for us to conduct an internet usage survey. Over the years, we have monitored how technology has developed on...more...

About the time you get this issue of PHC News, I’ll be on stage, delivering a TEDx Talk. If you aren’t familiar with TED or...more...

Ruud, part of the Rheem family of brands, just received a major website overhaul. The central focus of the new www.Ruud.com is on the...more...

Associated Builders and Contractors and a coalition of stakeholders filed suit July 8 against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule on “Tracking of...more...

ABQ Health Partners recently announced its partnership with the “Family Care with a little TLC” clinic, for TLC Plumbing & Utility, a contractor with locations...more...

Both Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st...more...

More and more, construction industry contractors and owners are discovering the time and cost-saving benefits of smart modeling technology. Enhancing the power of this technological...more...

Adding to its toolbox of targeted solutions to address the critical worker shortage facing the plumbing-heating-cooling industry, the PHCC Educational Foundation debuts an HVAC &...more...

A National Association of Home Builders survey of single-family builders conducted in June 2016 shows that shortages of labor and subcontractors have become more widespread...more...

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between May 2015 and May 2016 while construction employment only increased in 19 states between April and May, according to...more...

ServiceTitan released a new mobile app – Mobile 2.0 – to help technicians deliver an amazing customer experience and ultimately drive sales. The app is...more...

The membership of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals has unanimously voted to hire Jaffe Communications of Newark, N.J. to serve as...more...

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte,...more...

Still think that Facebook is a fad? It’s easy to think that. The social networking service has only been around for a

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Think of a construction contract  as a “prenuptial” agreement between parties. The termination provisions in a construction contract address the parties’ rights and responsibilities in...more...

“Why are you fighting me?” I asked.  I’m not doing a lot of consulting work these days.  I am working with our franchisees at ZOOM...more...

The work on the addition for Liberty Pumps began a year and a half ago with the first phase of construction adding more than 81,600...more...

Matco-Norca announced the death of Michael Matz, a vice president and son of company chairman Dov and Beth Matz. Michael, a devout husband to Ilana, father to...more...

The Dwyer Group, Inc. has announced the return of franchise marketing veteran Lori Johnson as a vice president of brand management.

In her new role,...more...

Nearly 130 PHCC members took their message about the industry's "workforce time bomb" to Capitol Hill during the May 18-19 PHCC Legislative Conference.

Filled with...more...

As part of Mansfield Plumbing’s 2016 Summit Sweepstakes: Road to Freedom, licensed plumbers and contractors purchasing Summit toilets will have the chance to win a...more...

ServiceTitan, a provider of cloud-based business management software for residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services businesses, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award...more...

More than 1,500 skilled tradeswomen from 40 U.S. states, Canada, Nigeria and the Philippines attended the Women Building Nations Conference held at Chicago's Crowne Plaza...more...

Confined space entry can expose workers to a multitude of hazards, ranging from poor air quality, fire and residual chemicals, to noise, entanglement, temperature extremes...more...

ServiceTitan, a provider of cloud-based business management software for the home services industry, will present at the annual Roto-Rooter Franchisee Association Convention, June 12-15, Hyatt...more...

The Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Texas Charitable and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $17,000 in scholarships to the following students for 2016:

American Home Shield, a national provider of home warranties, announced the winners of its sixth annual service contractor awards program.

These six companies, one from...more...

One of my favorite conversation starters is, “Tell me about the moment you decided to start a business of your own.”  A new friend responded...more...

The Dwyer Group, Inc., is once again winning top honors as the company celebrates seven service brands listed in Bond’s Top 100 Franchises of 2016...more...

American Residential Service has acquired the assets of Allgood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling in Snellville, Ga.. 

For more than 21 years, Allgood operated as...more...

Ingrid Mattsson, brand director, Uponor North America, was named Woman of the Year, by the Champions of Business Awards, co-sponsored by Calhoun Cos.; JUX Law;...more...

The Dwyer Group, Inc has acquired Germany-based Locatec, growing Dwyer Group’s global presence. This latest acquisition supports the company’s 2016 international initiative to expand presence...more...

David P. Frame, owner of Bob Frame Plumbing Service Inc., a fourth generation, family-owned plumbing contractor business in South Bend, Ind., was recently elected to...more...

Uponor North America is making it even easier for plumbing professionals to expand their business into the residential fire sprinkler market by providing online access...more...

OSHA is fining a Middletown, Pa., company $41,000 for failing to protect employees during a trench collapse in September.

According to OSHA, the trench's sidewall...more...

Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a plumbing and home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan since 1906, has earned a place on Angie's List Super...more...

The Dwyer Group, Inc. has hired Cody Pierce to the position of senior vice president of marketing.

Pierce will report to chief strategy and marketing...more...

While the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping (PHCP) industry has come a long way in adapting and utilizing new technology, there are still a number...more...

At its recent Power Meeting 44 held March 17-19, members of Quality Service Contractors elected new officers and trustees.

Jeff Kuhn, S & K Pump...more...

In January 2015, the Pew Research Center released survey results in its “Women and Leadership” trends update. In the update, it was reported that since...more...

About once a month, I hold Open Office Hours. This is how it works. We set up a GoToMeeting conference call, invite people on my...more...

The 1973 hit song, which this column’s title references, walks listeners through a man’s internal debate about approaching a woman. He describes the lady as...more...

Deal allows HeatLink and PexCor to use Uponor technology under license and resolves litigation in U.S. and Canada

Uponor announced April 5 that it has...more...

Jay L. Smith II, president of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co., passed away on April 3 at the age of 76.

Smith, a former Navy...more...

The largest annual Plumbing, Heating and Cooling trade show will greet contractors and students with a sold out venue.

The 41st Annual Flow Expo Industry...more...

Watts launched its “Wild Ride” sweepstakes promotion open to enrolled licensed contractors of legal contracting age in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). This...more...

Tony Radcliff, former vice president of marketing, offerings and engineering for Uponor North America, was recently promoted to vice president of group technology for Uponor...more...

Inside a Kansas City, Mo., classroom, training coordinator Frank Murray watches his 10 students take apart four tankless water heaters resting on worktables.

At the...more...

Jessica Kalloch, director of business development at Bill Howe Plumbing, San Diego, was recognized as a Woman of Influence at an awards ceremony March 16....more...

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc, announced March 28 that Shaun C. Skinner, executive vice president and general manager, will become the president of the...more...

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical won the Nashville Business Journal's 2016 Best in Business Award last week for the largest employee category.

This award...more...

2016 kicks off C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co.’s 110th year in the business of commercial plumbing and site work from its headquarters in Alsip, Ill.

The...more...

The year was 1886. The place — Wayne County, Michigan. This is the story of “Rose 2d of Aberlone,” perhaps the most famous cow in...more...

In a seminar, I asked, “What one thing have you done that has made a huge difference in your life over the last year?”  ...more...

Jill Eckert McCall was recently named executive vice president of the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association, replacing long-time Executive Vice President Stephen Lamb. MCA members include...more...

ServiceTitan experienced significant growth in 2015, adding a record number of employees and tripling its customer base. In response to this rapid growth, the company...more...

Women in Energy is a new track that has been added to the Eastern Energy Expo Trade Show and Convention, May 22-26, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket,...more...

Mr. Rooter Plumbing announced March 2 that Glenn Gallas has been appointed vice president of operations. Gallas is a long-time member of the Mr. Rooter...more...

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. unveiled an all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment – the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made...more...

Nashville-based Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical has acquired McKinzie Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning, based in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

“This partnership was a good fit...more...

Viega LLC announced the schedule for the first half of its 2016 training programs at the Viega Educational Facility located in Nashua, N.H. The programs...more...

A new course, “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application,” is one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course series.

The course, May 16,...more...

Genzink Plumbing, Holland, Mich., opened its doors in 1961; five years later, the company hired Melvin Vander Zwaag and he’s been there ever since.

In...more...

Partnership should help home services companies get more 5-star reviews.

ServiceTitan has announced a partnership with ReviewBuzz, the creator of a reputation management system for service...more...

Lawrence Leonard, CAE, CMP, has joined PHCC – National Association’s Quality Service Contractors as its incoming executive director. Leonard will replace Charlie Wallace, who is...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association has launched a state legislative and regulatory tracking service.

Accessed through PHCC’s website, this online system gives PHCC...more...

See a need and fill it,” is the mantra for entrepreneurs. It also can be the mantra for community colleges and their ability to respond...more...

One of my sisters was struggling with her slow computer. As it was a nine-year-old machine, the IT tech encouraged her to buy a new...more...

PHCC GA announces that Ruth King will deliver a keynote presentation “10 Cash Flow Mistakes You Never Want to Make” at the 124th Annual Contractor...more...

This group – composed of leading contractors, manufacturers, and other industry partners who are major donors to the Foundation – is responsible for guiding the...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association has launched its interactive job board, the PHCC Career Center, focused on providing its members and the PHC industry at...more...

In this 23-minute clip from Rhode Island TV station, MyRITV,  Taco Group Chairman and CEO John Hazen White Jr. discusses his manufacturing company’s future after...more...

Taco, Inc. is now Taco Comfort Solutions, a Taco Group Company.

In order to diversify and facilitate entry into new industries and market channels, Taco,...more...

The Keeney Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce David Gooding, Inc. as a new manufacturer’s representative for wholesale sales effective Jan. 25. David Gooding, Inc....more...

Aeroseal’s HomeSeal duct sealing technology was announced as the winner of the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards “product of the year” accolade.

With HomeSeal, Aeroseal...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International elected Paul Patton, senior manager of research, development and regulatory at Delta Faucet Company, as 2016 board president. Delta Faucet Company has...more...

American Residential Services, Memphis, Tenn., announced Jan. 12 that it has acquired the assets of Aspen Air Conditioning, Boca Raton, Fla. This acquisition will be...more...

Engineers, contractors and installers in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries are invited to learn more about the proper design, installation and maintenance...more...

I was checking in at the airport when I noticed a fellow struggling at the kiosk next to me. To no one in particular (but...more...

In a release of its estimates for the month of November, the Census Bureau on Jan. 4 included a footnote indicating that it had restated...more...

Considering how much of daily life in the U.S. now integrates digital technology, it’s almost jolting to realize that the world wide web came into...more...

To ensure your business is fit and primed for success in the New Year, I advise keeping the following vital signs in check. Knowing exactly where...more...

A plumber's harassment suit against Elk Grove Village has gone down the drain in Chicago federal court, with a judge saying no evidence was presented...more...

Company will donate $1 for every like up to 20,000.

Supplyhouse.com based in Farmingdale, NY, is donating $1 for every “like” up to 20,000 the company...more...

Facebook is testing a new feature that will direct users to the best-rated and reviewed local service providers in their area. At the easy-to-access URL...more...

F.E. Moran, Northbrook, Ill., is working with the Mechanical Contractors Association in Chicago to encourage college students to pursue careers in the construction and mechanical...more...

Renee Joseph, vice president of channel sales and marketing operations at Johnson Controls, presented a whitepaper on the changing demographics in the HVACR industry during...more...

In surveys, builders keep flagging one major concern: they can’t find enough labor to keep up with their workflow.

Yet construction hiring was one of...more...

“For the life of me, I don’t know why we stigmatize vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers.”...more...

You start the day with a plan. You know what you want and how you are going to get it. Then, a series of interruptions...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation, is proud to announce that Patrick Wallner of Wallner Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Redding,...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce the formation of the first PHCC-affiliated state chapter in South Carolina.

Officially chartered in September 2015...more...

The march toward consolidation in the on-demand home services continued last week. It’s an already crowded space, with a number of tech companies vying for...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...

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...

The biggest names in the plumbing industry came together recently to host dozens of the leading plumbing and mechanical contractors at the 2015 Buds &...more...

Google is partnering with IAC's HomeAdvisor to better match homeowners with contractors like plumbers, electricians or landscapers, the company said Friday.

As of Friday, homeowners...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...

OSHA fines will increase for the first time in a quarter century, under a provision in the recently signed congressional budget deal.

The Federal Civil...more...

Mike Donovan has had the entrepreneurial spirit ever since he became a self-made 11-year-old.

"I wanted a set of golf clubs,” he remembered, “so my...more...

Picture this. It’s an 85°F summer day. With traces of sweat on your brow, you wave your fitness tracker in front of the door to...more...

Having just watched the Democratic presidential debate, I was reminded for the umpteenth time that I should never run for political office. Thank goodness for...more...

PHC News, along with sponsors, Taco and Uponor, will present three industry experts to discuss common mistakes seen in the field. The free seminar, “Top...more...

While U.S. homes are a third more energy efficient than they were over the past several decades, newly built homes on average are 28 percent...more...

A man in York County, South Carolina, was arrested on an assault charge Friday after he allegedly grabbed a Roto Rooter plumber by the throat...more...

President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week as "National Apprenticeship Week," putting a spotlight on programs operated by Colorado Springs-based Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Colorado...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...

Scientists are increasingly looking at air, light and other elements of indoor environmental factors, which they can affect personal health and work performance. The Wall...more...

Partnership with the GreenSky Program, will enable contractors to offer more payment options to their customers.

A. O. Smith and its family of brands will...more...

The Indiana and Tennessee state chapters received top legislative awards for their government advocacy efforts at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) CONNECT 2015 in Hollywood,...more...

The Tampa Tribune reports on a local program designed to promote construction skills at the Helen Gordan Davis Centre for Women and help the construction...more...

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood is recommending San Antonio high-rise buildings 75 feet or taller – typically 7 stories – be retrofitted with fire...more...

A long-time supporter of PHCC and educator to those in the plumbing-heating-cooling profession, the Copper Development Association received the PHCC Educational Foundation's prestigious Chairman's...more...

When it comes to Facebook, numbers are everything. Currently, the social media platform has 1.5 billion active users. More than 40 million of the users...more...

On August 30, Dr. Wayne Dyer died. During his life, he had a big impact on me. I devoured his books. I watched and re-watched...more...

Full enforcement of OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard is being delayed again. Before the standard went into effect Aug. 3, OSHA announced it would...more...

Mestek, Inc., announces its annual heating season “Man Cave Promotion.”

The “Man Cave Promotion” is open to all contractors throughout the United States who make...more...

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced that the Superior Court of Cobb County has entered a judgment for over $1.3 million and a permanent injunction...more...

The Houston Chronicle reports on how Comfort Systems is investing in its online education for its employees and recruits, in part by buying a minority...more...

Forbes.com report that companies have raised hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years to address the so-called “home services” market.

San Francisco’s...more...

Viega joins manufacturers around the U.S. participating in National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2. The day gives manufacturers an opportunity to show, in a coordinated...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...

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...

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...

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...

Delta Faucet Company announced the winners of six $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing, heating and cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation...more...

Two construction companies involved in a Bellevue, Wash., gas explosion last June that injured two plumbers at the jobsite have been cited for failing to...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2015 scholarships awarded through the Foundation.

Twenty students were awarded a total of...more...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's recently established confined space safety regulations for the construction industry, which includes all mechanical construction contractors, that will...more...

Over the years, I’ve collected an awesome “toolbox” of files—spreadsheets, procedures, articles, marketing ideas, pictures, etc. I bet you have, too. Here’s the problem: it...more...

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry shared new information on presentations and vehicle displays for the 13 OEMs participating in the Truck...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 inventory...more...

The 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...

Kniese’s Plumbing, Doylestown, Pa., just won the 2015 Best of Bucks under the Home and Garden category for Best Plumber.

The company is a family...more...

Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Superior, Wis., has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed...more...

Operators of a now defunct commercial plumbing business in Georgetown. Mass., were indicted on a total of 29 counts of embezzlement and prevailing wage law...more...

Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing has partnered with the Clark County School District for the third consecutive year to host the “Think Green & Clean” Contest.

CCSD includes...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...more...

A fourth generation of family members has joined General Pipe Cleaners team. Nine high school and college age children – all great-grandchildren of General founder Abe...more...

F.W. Webb Co., No. 13 on Wholesaler magazine’s 2015 Wholesaling 100, hired Thomas Grunewald as the company’s new senior vice president of sales.

As head of the...more...

Late last year, home-improvement retailer Lowe’s said it planned to open two stores in Manhattan in the second half of 2015. Now, the first...more...

HTP, a designer and manufacturer of advanced heating and hot water systems, has recently held an official grand opening to celebrate its move to a...more...

Goodrich and team restructure 23-year-old Sonoran Air saving 124 jobs

Phoenix – Kenneth Goodrich, CEO of US Peach, LLC a leading provider of HVAC and...more...

BrassCraft Manufacturing announced it is continuing to offer $1,500 scholarships to support the next generation of skilled tradesmen and women.  These funds help to offset...more...

Bell & Gossett announces its 2015 third quarter Little Red Schoolhouse seminar schedule for in-person training. The training center’s seminars provide systems design training...more...

Bahnson, Inc., is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this summer. The company was originally formed as the Normalaire Company in Winston-Salem in 1915...more...

What does it mean to “have” a job these days? What exactly do you actually have? And what’s this have to do with me getting...more...

No doubt about it, phones and tablets are changing the way we do business and live our lives. Cool apps can leverage our time and...more...

U.S. construction industry employment rose 0.1 percent in July and added 6,000 net new jobs, while the construction unemployment rate shed 0.8 percentage points and...more...

A. O. Smith Corporation today presented the employees of the Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Ky., with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for...more...

The Orlando Business Journal reports on a 21-year-old graduate from a local tech accelerator who launched a new app to connect users with professional home...more...

The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 137 Pension Fund are seeking class action status on behalf shareholders who suffered losses after American Express in February announced...more...

The Times-News, based in Burlington, N.C., reports that two local plumbers, Leon Saul, a partner in Willie Saul and Son Plumbing Inc. in Elon, N.C....more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s sustainability initiative – Planet Proposition – is celebrating a highly successful second year, with significant energy savings achieved via its HVAC solutions,...more...

Uponor North America was recently honored for the second year in a row with the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from Houston-based David Weekley Homes,...more...

The Albany Business Reviews reports a real estate broker in Albany, NY, started a new division to provide customers with referrals to plumbers,

Berkshire Hathaway...more...

British Gas has been forced to ramp up security on a 'smart heating' app installed in thousands of homes after it was exposed as a...more...

Erie, Penn. –  Zurn Industries, LLC launches an easy-to-use reward program, “Earn with Zurn,” that allows contractors to earn cash rewards for purchasing eligible products during...more...

Los Angeles – Sen. Dianne Feinstein will likely face challenges to her new plan that will inject $1.3 billion into storage and de-salination of water in the...more...

Google’s anticipated program to promote local service providers in search ads is on the way. The company has confirmed a beta test for the program...more...

A local CBS news affiliate in Philadelphia reports that the owners of Centra-Spike Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., face charges of using stolen identities to steal...more...

Watts Water announced that Tony Johnson has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager — South Central.  In that role, he is responsible for sales...more...

Honeywell announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc, a leading provider of thermal gas solutions...more...

Johnson Controls announced today that it plans to pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Automotive Experience business. Following the separation, which is expected to close...more...

A. O. Smith Corporation announced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million. ...more...

Viessmann U.S. celebrates a quarter century of pioneering products while looking ahead to even greater innovation and growth.

 “Over the past 25 years we have...more...

A man convicted of the attempted murder of a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy in 1988 has turned his life around in an unlikely way....more...

CBS News reports that the tech giant has hired the engineering team from the soon-to-be defunct Homejoy, a start-up which allowed you to book home...more...

Liberty Pumps is on target to complete a major expansion of its facilities in Bergen, NY.

“Liberty Pumps is well underway in the construction of...more...

Liberty Pumps is pleased to announce it has implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Liberty Pumps has been a family owned company for the past...more...

The Taos News reported in its July 14 edition of the convoluted tale of the arrest of 27 people on drug-running charges in May 2014....more...

The AP reports a veteran who was wounded in Iraq and fired from his job at Roto-Rooter in Plymouth, Minn., is getting $100,000 from the...more...

There are still a few opportunities remaining for contestant and sponsor participation at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational Foundation's National Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests...more...

This year Bennett Contracting Inc., Albany, NY, marks 100 year since Dan “D.A.” Bennett started a family plumbing and heating business out of a rented...more...

General Pipe Cleaners announces their 2015 Summer Promotion with sizzling FREE gifts!

From July 1 through September 30, when you purchase a qualifying General product,...more...

We're barely into the first generation of the Internet, but take a look of some of these figures and consider how formidable the online community...more...

We all know how bad the drought is in California. I never found out the precise differences among the terms “severe,” “extreme,” and “exceptional” drought,...more...

During our last team meeting, Shauna and I decided that we spend a little time and spread some love to our clients, past and present....more...

INDIANAPOLIS - Carrier has signed a strategic agreement with Microf LLC to provide an alternative to traditional financing for qualified Carrier heating and air conditioning...more...

Elkhart, Ind. - For generations, America’s strength has emerged from the power of its manufacturing factories. On July 7, 2015, NIBCO INC., a premier example of...more...

WinWholesale Inc. bought M. Cooper Supply, Mokena, Ill., on July 1.

M. Cooper Supply supplies the Chicago area and all counties in northern Illinois and...more...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed a new rule to protect workers in confined spaces, including residential attics and crawl spaces.

Routine tasks...more...

Las Vegas – Kenneth D. Goodrich, managing partner of US Peach, LLC, a leading HVAC and plumbing service provider, announced the acquisition of The Honest...more...

San Francisco – The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of San Francisco will be hosting its annual tradeshow on Thursday, October 1st at the South San Francisco Conference...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) President Shahin Moinian has been named chair of the new Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Allied Member Committee. Committee...more...

Lebanon, Tenn. – Lochinvar recently hosted 16 of its top VIP contractors and their guests for the annual four-day Nashville Experience. The visiting VIPs were...more...

Boston – Bunker Hill Capital announced that it has acquired ASPEQ Heating Group LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri based manufacturer of highly engineered electric-heating and...more...

An affiliate of Duke Energy is discontinuing its HVAC repair business leaving long-time customers who’ve paid into the program disappointed to learn that other customers...more...

In my last column, I made the argument for webinars being better and more frequently used by our industry. The subject matter is there, we...more...

Eastern Arizona College and Advanced Air Systems, Thatcher, Ariz., have joined forces to offer an intensive, short-term, certification program for entry-level HVACR technicians.

Courses will...more...

Westfield, Mass. – Mestek, Inc. has announced New England Combustion Products, Inc., NECP, as their new manufacturer’s representative for the Mestek Boiler Group including KN...more...

City of Industry, Calif. – Acorn Engineering Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Miner to National Sales Manager for Acorn core products...more...

City of Industry, Calif. – Murdock Manufacturing is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Mullikin to sales nanager for Murdock Manufacturing. Mullikin was previously...more...

City of Industry – Acorn Engineering Company is pleased to announce that Brian Salem has joined Acorn as the national sales manager for Controls.

Salem...more...

Montgomery, Ala. – Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. is pleased to announce that Becky Kellhofer will be joining the team as director of sales. Kellhofer...more...

Westfield, Mass. -  Mestek, Inc. is pleased to announce that three new corporate officers have been elected by the board of directors for their...more...

Elkhart, Ind. – NIBCO INC. promoted Randy Doering to general manager – industrial plastics of its Charlestown, Indiana, manufacturing facility, reporting to Steve Malm, president...more...

Falls Church, Va. – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Association Educational Foundation announces its third annual HVAC Apprentice Contest on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015 during...more...

Janesville, Wis. – Area contractors recently donated their time, talent and many materials to renovate the men's bathroom at the House of Mercy, 320 Lincoln St.,...more...

In a long-awaited ruling, the Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that a homeowner’s association could not remove a stipulation from its declaration mandating arbitration...more...

Let me introduce myself by telling you about the greatest guy I never met. Charlie Horton founded two trade magazines, and I had the pleasure...more...

Imagine a business that runs without you, yet benefits from your powerful leadership as the chief executive officer. You craft the vision and energize aligned...more...

Since 2012, leaders in the plumbing industry have gathered together annually to voice the concerns of everyone from homeowners to lawmakers. The group, founded by...more...

Dayton, Ohio — A new 2,000-square-foot, two-story home is being built inside The Helix innovation center by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE:...more...

Hershey, Penn. — OESP (National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals) hosted its 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Hershey, PA from May 17-21, 2015....more...

Budapest, Hungary — The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has announced a call for papers to be presented at its Plastic Pipes XVIII Conference and Exhibition...more...

The PHCP industry may have an entirely different R&D lab to test its products.

Pegasus Global Holdings is currently restarting plans to build a full-size...more...

North Andover, Mass. — Watts' Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution is a replacement for aging or inoperative backflow preventers. The Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution has a unique...more...

Suwanee, Ga. — Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) announced it has signed Nicole Curtis for a consumer-focused spokesperson campaign. Curtis is a...more...

Waco, Texas – After 45 years of growth and success, Mr. Rooter Plumbing continues to pursue industry innovation and unparalleled success for franchise owners.
...more...

Raleigh, N.C. — It’s time for sand, sun, and family fun at the NCPMA’s 2015 Summer Convention! NCPMA invites cooling, heating and plumbing contractors, and associates...more...

Boston, Mass. – 3D printing for buildings is no longer a novelty as the building and construction industry uses the new technology to produce customized niche...more...

Pasadena, Calif. – IAPMO R&T, North America’s premier third-party testing and certification body for plumbing, mechanical, and water treatment products, recently participated in the inaugural...more...

Woodridge, Ill. –- The plumbing industry’s support of Operation Rise & Conquer continued in great force on May 2 as VAMAC, Gerber and Danze teamed...more...

Hickory, N.C. – A quality education can provide a leg-up when entering the skilled trades workforce, but the costs related to that education can be...more...

Dayton, Ohio – A new 2,000-square-foot, two-story home is being built inside The Helix innovation center by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson....more...

Rockford, IL. - Greenlee continues to drive efficiency for its Latin American and Spanish speaking customers by launching a multi-language version of its website, ...more...

Waco, Texas – A growing number of the country’s 21.2 million U.S. veterans are embracing the idea of owning their own business when transitioning to civilian...more...

Scottsdale, AZ – EY announced that Rob Donat, Founder & CEO of GPS Insight, is a finalist for theEY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award...more...

Lebanon, TN – Lochinvar, LLC has been named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for a new video that showcases the CREST...more...

Vista, CA - U.S.-based Waterless Co. Inc. has launched an updated new web site, www.waterless.com, focused on the needs of the professional building, facility...more...

Vacaville, CA - M&G DuraVent announced that it has obtained a key approval for PolyPro Venting Systems. PolyPro single-wall and concentric pipe have been approved...more...

Falls Church, Va. – Thirty plumbing & HVAC subcontractor foremen, superintendents and operations managers packed the sold-out workshop “Creating Super Foremen!” held May 8 and...more...

Avondale, Ariz. - W.J. Maloney Plumbing has added to its healthcare and medical center expertise with its selection as the plumbing contractor for Copper Springs...more...

Dallas – To help multi-family operators save thousands of gallons of water a year and dramatically lower utility bills, Sustain-Ability Solutions, a leader in emerging water...more...

Sparks, Nevada – Haws Corporation is pleased to announce several additional team members as well as an internal promotion within multiple company departments. These additions...more...

Londonderry, N.H. – Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., a division of Robert Bosch North America, is launching a line of Bosch geothermal flow centers. Bosch flow centers...more...

Grandview, Mo. – PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of Becky Mullen as a customer service representative. Mullen works in the customer service department...more...

Ewing, N.J. – SOLEC-Solar Energy Corporation (SOLEC) is proud to announce a new working agreement with Standard Supply & Distributing Co. (SS&D) to distribute its...more...

Blythewood, S.C. – Spirax Sarco, a leader in product solutions and steam system services, released its newly designed, state-of-the-art website in the first quarter of...more...

A great sales team is difficult to build but is the cornerstone of a successful business. Motivated, productive sales personnel that can consistently generate revenue...more...

I collect old books; specifically “primers.” A primer is a basic, introductory book on any given topic. I’ve come to the conclusion that basic principles...more...

San Diego, Calif. – Aquam Corporation, a global cleantech firm, has agreed to terms with UK based HTC Management Services Limited (“HTC”), a provider of...more...

This summer one of the premier events in fire and life safety will take place in Chicago, Ill. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will...more...

Wayne, NJ – Haier America announces that the Air Quality technical team has been recognized for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. NATE is the...more...

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to grow its line of durable storage solutions with the introduction of the new Jobsite Organizer. The most versatile...more...

Toronto, Ont. - Darryl Saunders of The Hydronics Team was tasked with designing and installing a heating system to provide radiant in-floor heating for multiple...more...

Mt. Prospect, Ill - The Bosch Lead the Charge Power Tour is brining the company's industry-leading power tool technology right to the doorstep of customers...more...

Suwanee, Georgia – Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), America's No. 1 selling brand of ductless cooling and heating systems, has...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – RSES is proud to announce the names of members who were awarded RSES Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist status October...more...

Sunnyvale, Calif. - Field service organizations need to become more efficient, develop better time-saving approaches and fix a problem on the first visit in order...more...

Des Plaines, IL - Chicago Faucets announces the addition of a new executive to its management team. Adam Molberger, with 15 years of product marketing...more...

Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of myControl, a fully customized, mobile interface for the MACH-Syste. This app is...more...

Falls Church, Va. – Gerry Kennedy, executive vice president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), has formally announced that he will retire Dec. 31, 2015....more...

San Diego, Calif. – Nu Flow Technologies Inc., a world-leading pipe lining manufacturer, installer and distributor is taking part in The American Water Works Association’s...more...

Arlington, Va. – ACCA, the nation’s largest organization of indoor environment and energy services contracting businesses, announced it has reached an agreement with the Air-Conditioning,...more...

Baltimore - Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and motion systems, is pleased to...more...

Washington, DC - There is great news for manufacturers that already have solar products certified by the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) to qualify...more...

Woodridge, Ill. –- Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures are proud to participate in its annual care package donation to Operation Gratitude – a support...more...

Ledyard, Conn. – The Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE) have announced they will host a joint trade...more...

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Trimble announced the launch of a new fleet management option to extend its comprehensive portfolio of fleet and field service solutions. 

Flexible...more...

Londonderry, N.H. – Robert Bosch LLC has announced a successor to retiring Bosch Thermotechnology Regional President Richard Soper. Vitor S. R. Gregorio now leads North...more...

Scottsdale, Ariz. – GPS Insight, a top technology provider of GPS vehicle and asset tracking software for commercial fleets, will be hosting a free webinar...more...

Vacaville, Calif. – John Jacklich will be retiring from M&G DuraVent. He has been with the company for 56 years in many respected positions, including...more...

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Heatspring Learning Institute, in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and John Siegenthaler, will soon launch a new “lite” version...more...

Detroit Lakes, Minn. – SJE-Rhombus, a global manufacturer of water and wastewater controls for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal applications, acquired ICS Healy-Ruff, a manufacturer and integrator...more...

Kohler, Wis. – At its annual meeting, the Kohler Co. Board of Directors elected Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. to the new role...more...

Arlington, Va. – Construction declined by 1,000 in March but is still up by 282,000 compared to the prior year, as the sector's unemployment rate...more...

Indianapolis, Ind. – P-M & Associates is excited to announce the expansion of team with the hiring of three new associates:

•Shannon Ambrose has been...more...

As a plumbing contractor, you know the difference between the rough and finish. The hard work that goes on behind the scenes is not what...more...

Apple Valley, MN - For entrepreneurs, business owners or investors that have great ideas but lack the resources to get those ideas off the ground,...more...

Ontario, Calif. – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the hardcopy and digital versions of its 2015 editions of the Uniform...more...

Schiltach/Frankfurt - Growth through innovation, coupled with real value for the customer: the fiscal year 2014 ended for the Hansgrohe Group with new all-time highs...more...

St. Louis – The renovation of Gray Design Group’s corporate headquarters in Maplewood, Missouri, which included an HVAC system upgrade installed by Air Masters Corporation,...more...

The Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show, formerly the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo, took place from February 23-26, at the Indiana Convention...more...

As a plumbing contractor, you know the difference between the rough and finish. The hard work that goes on behind the scenes is not what...more...

Q: How much time should you expect with a customer for an appointment?

A: This is one of those many questions about sales issues for...more...

There are options when it comes to compensation and bonus. I’m open to anything that works. Let’s take a look at some of them.

...more...

Washington - Danfoss to lead panel on whole building efficiency during eighth Energy Efficiency Global Forum For the eighth consecutive year. 

Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. –Recognizing the severity of the California drought and the call to action it demands, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) announced today its support of...more...

Memphis, Tenn. – As a part of its mission, the ARS/Rescue Rooter Network is committed to delivering a quality customer experience. In the words of...more...

Elkhart, Ind. - NIBCO INC. announced winners of its 41st annual mixed-doubles round-robin at the Wailea Tennis Club in Maui, Hawaii on Sunday, March 8. NIBCO...more...

Atlanta - LUXE Linear Drains has launched a new interactive product catalog online at TODL.com, the architectural and design industry's only product research and specification platform...more...

Dallas - Carrier is proud to welcome the latest group of outstanding dealers into its prestigious Dealer Hall of Fame. Established to recognize dealers who set...more...

North Olmsted, Ohio - Innovation is the name of the game at the brand-new BA Kitchen, a state-of-the-art cooking, entertaining and event space at ONE World Trade...more...

Bally, PA - PB Heat LLC, is proud to announce that long time industry veteran Mike McDonnell has accepted the position of Senior Vice President, Marketing...more...

Houston - Daikin Industries, Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, recently held their ground-breaking ceremony at the future location of...more...

Wash. – LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award for...more...

Plano, Texas - SE Holdco, LLC, the parent company of Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC, (Service Experts) one of North America’s largest AC...more...

Jacksonville, Fla. – Premier announced the launch of its newly redesigned and updated faucet website, www.premierfaucet.com. Key features of the new site include enhanced...more...

New Jersey - Producers of the popular home remodeling show, Operation Build, which airs on the History Channel, had a problem. The project they were...more...

St. Louis, Missouri – Daniel Pemberton has joined Air Masters as a project executive. Daniel is leading project development activities for educational, healthcare, senior living,...more...

Atlanta – Joe Fristik, corporate vice president, marketing and national accounts passed away.

Fristik joined Rheem in August of 2011 after being in the sales and marketing industry...more...

Westfield, Mass. – Sterling Residential Hydronics, a division of Mestek, Inc., announces the standardization of galvanized steel across all brands of Mestek residential hydronic baseboard....more...

North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Ron Passafaro, president and CEO of ECR International recently met with Mike Duffy, president of Irr Supply Centers, Inc. to honor Irr Supply...more...

Morton Grove, Ill. – Bell & Gossett, a brand of water-technology company Xylem Inc., recently released the second-quarter 2015 seminar schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse.

The...more...

Vacaville, CA - M&G DuraVent is the proud recipient of the prestigous Vesta Award.

The award was for the DirectVent Pro Horizontal Termination (DVA-H2)...more...

TOKYO - Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) today announced plans to establish engineering centers in India, North America and...more...

Utica, NY - ECR International, parent company of notable HVAC industry brands such as Dunkirk, Utica Boilers, Pennco, Argo controls, Olsen furnaces, is pleased to...more...

Arlington, VA - ACCA, the nation's largest association of indoor environment and energy service contractors, will convene its annual conference on March 16 in Grapevine,...more...

Michigan City, Ind. – Josam Company announced the appointment of Rob Severson as national sales manager for all Josam Company product lines. In this new position,...more...

Grapevine, TX. - ACCA, the nation's largest association of indoor environment and energy service
contractors, will convene its annual conference on March 16 in...more...

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Bradley Corp., the leaders for over 90 years in designing superior hand washing technologies, has received a gold-level 2015 Award for...more...

Nowadays, the whole Rohr family works the seminar circuit. Hot Rod presents classes as the training manager of Caleffi North America. Max represents the Radiant...more...

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Pentair announced the acquisition of ice and snow-melt solutions expert, Bylin Engineered Systems. Combined with Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions broad range of Raychem heat-tracing...more...

Westfield, Mass. – SpacePak Inc., a leading manufacturer a small-duct high efficiency cooling and heating products announced two new sales partnerships with TSS Associates Inc.,...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced that its board of directors voted to approve Franke as the newest manufacturing member of...more...

St. Louis, Mo. – Air Masters Corporation has hired David Peters, P.E., of St. Louis as an engineer. Peters has more than 10 years of...more...

Washington – In just a few months, jurisdictions will mark the 35th annual celebration of Building Safety Month. Building safety professionals will host community events...more...

ARLINGTON, VA. - ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has named Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in Watertown, New York, its 2015 Commercial Contractor...more...

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lochinvar has selected the latest monthly winners of the VIP Installation Showcase and the VIP Drawing for the 2014-2015 heating season. Craig Childress of...more...

Arlington, Va. – ACCA, the nation's largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, announced they will be offering continuing education units (CEU) for Alabama, Ohio, NATE,...more...

Ashland City,  Tenn. – State Water Heaters will sponsor professional fisherman Scott Ashmore for the 2015 season.

Ashmore, the newest addition to the State Water Heaters...more...

Blythewood, S.C. –  Spirax Sarco’s January/February 2015 digital issue of Steam News is now available and is packed with insightful educational information about energy saving and...more...

TORONTO - Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the introduction of the new IPC 9521 Integrated Plant Control system designed to help building owners achieve...more...

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – T&S Brass and Bronze Works has hired Rajesh Chowdhury as regional sales manager for India and the subcontinent. Working most recently

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EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Mike Agugliaro, successful entrepreneur and
founder of Gold Medal Service, a full-service HVAC, plumbing, electrical and
waterproofing business serving...more...

Londonderry, New Hampshire – Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced the winning entries in its 2nd annual Green Living Awards contest. For 2014 Bosch considered entries...more...

Phoenix, Ariz. - From now through mid-April, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) and its members and allies are communicating #WhyPlumbingMatters to maintaining public health and safety...more...

Piscataway, N.J. – American Standard Brands announced today the appointment of Michael Marchi to the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective March 2,...more...

Waterbury, Conn. – Eemax, supplier of tankless water heater solutions, launches a new program

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By Derek Bower

In the plumbing industry in the U.S., there is an increasing focus on water quality and waterborne pathogens. For public water systems, the...more...

Over the last year, the techs I know have taught me a few things worth sharing. These are small changes that

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced the appointment of William M. Smith, FASPE, as the Society’s new Executive Director/CEO. Smith joined...more...

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lynn A. McVay is the new Managing Partner of Mainline Sales. Mainline Sales is a Manufacturers’ Representative Agency serving the plumbing, mechanical, fire protection,...more...

ATLANTA – The largest region of opportunity for growth in the HVAC industry is the Deep South, according to a new report from one of...more...

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — In January, Josam Company awarded its Top Performers with the Josam Company President’s Award.  Recipients included...more...

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – T&S Brass and Bronze Works has been singled out as one of the best plants in North America, according to IndustryWeek...more...

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, has named Sean...more...

Sloan becomes the sixth Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs, joining Anheuser-Busch, ATI Physical Therapy, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Under Armour and Wintrust.

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Prescription and over-the-counter medications, sleep studies, white noise machines, earplugs, eye masks, apnea devices, sleep monitors, specialty

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It's a new year, and that means it's time to clear the

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MORROW, Ga. — TOTO, the plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion dollars

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HOUSTON — RectorSeal Corp., a leading manufacturer of quality

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. —Omega Flex, Inc. issued the following statement regarding the recent decision by The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to rule

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CRANSTON, R.I. – At company employee meetings held at Taco facilities in Cranston and Fall River, Taco President and CEO John

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. —A multi-year effort to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption, conserve water and increase material recycling culminated today

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By Robert Hall
 

With trucks, equipment, and materials, plumbing businesses have a large overhead....more...

“I just can’t find good people. That’s my biggest problem,” a frustrated contractor told me. 

“Who’s this young man next to you?” I asked. 

“That’s...more...

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Josam Company announced the appointment

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I was at a business planning workshop last week. Each of the participants was required to do a short presentation about their business. Then, the...more...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Legend Valve has appointed Lance

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More than a year ago, PHC News started this bi-monthly social media feature. During the past 365 plus days, there have been many different kinds...more...

Successful people write books, sharing how they created wealth, health and fulfillment. How nice of them! Here is my latest list of personal favorites. Note...more...

Once upon a time, Colonel Sanders, at 60 years of age, started a business with his first social security retirement check. He went door to...more...

I got my first job at 14. I’ve had about 100 jobs since. I got fired a few times. Each experience taught me valuable lessons...more...

While championing digital media strikes just about every geeky bone in my body, its gives me even more pleasure to analyze the data that the...more...

This past winter,, Phc News launched a contest for our readers. The prize: A day with me! It was planned that I would visit with...more...

I have zero technical skills. I have a thimble-full of financial knowledge (which is, luckily, all you really need.) However, I do have the smarts...more...

As we all know, the world of online commerce is an incredibly competitive one. We see new concepts come and go and sometimes companies flame...more...

A successful plumbing company is built not on expertise, but on customer service. Certainly, a plumbing business is not going to go far without trained...more...

“Are you on Twitter?”

“Hashtag, duh!”

“Follow me at HVACpro.”

To some, that conversation would sound like foreign language. But to the social media-savvy, it...more...

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Mestek, Inc., parent company to over 36

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chad Smith, vice president, product management

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MIAMI, Fla. — LAUFEN, the award-winning Swiss-based designer and

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