April 2015

Lincolnshire, Ill. – Now, through May 4, in efforts to help support plumbers, Glentronics Inc., the manufacturer of PHCC Pro Series Pumps is hosting...more...

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

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

Londonderry, N.H. — Bosch Thermotechnology, a division of Robert Bosch North America, launched a national geothermal awareness campaign on Earth Day 2015 to...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) appreciates and applauds Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 executive order, as the need for water...more...

Parsippany, N.J. – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will be hosting a new two-part Reliability of Pumping Equipment webinar series presented by Tom Grove...more...

Wichita, Kan. – Viega announces two radiant training seminars in 2015 for design-build contractors and engineers. Viega, in collaboration with the Center for...more...

Belgium – Pentair announced the acquisition of Nuheat, a market-leading manufacturer of electric floor heating systems. By combining Nuheat’s state-of-the-art, customized products and tailored...more...

Cranston, R.I. – Taco, Inc. announced a major reorganization of the company and its marketing direction in order to facilitate entry into additional...more...

Ann Arbor, Mich. — HeatSpring and Roy Collver, president of OTBC Inc., are teaming up to offer the course, “Condensing Boilers in Hydronic...more...

“It’s all about community.” I f there were a tagline to Jim Godbout’s business, it’d fit. Based in Biddeford, Maine, Jim Godbout Plumbing, Heating...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...

Perrysville, Ohio – California's drought has focused nationwide attention on saving water during 2015 Earth Day events on April 22. From washing machines...more...

Washington, D.C. – The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition hosted the Future of Water Congressional Briefing, an event that helped mark the beginning of Water...more...

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

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

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

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

When industry veterans reminisce on the process of pipe joining, their stories often start with threading. Dry-fitting or dry-sealing a gas line. Tapered threading for...more...

NorthShore Skokie Hospital

NorthShore Skokie Hospital, founded in 1963, is in the midst of a multi-year, $300 million renovation initiative to expand...more...

Every jobsite offers unique challenges. When it comes to higher-end residential or commercial installations, there are typically few choices to make selecting the right solution...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...

The annual Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Convention was held in Maui, HI, on March 8-12. PhcNews Publisher Dave Schulte was on hand to...more...

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) annual conference was held March 16 – 20 in Grapevine, Texas. The event was located at the Gaylord...more...

In 1918, a company formed with a clear mission: to provide communities in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area with the most reliable home-plumbing service. For...more...

John Baethke & Son Plumbing Inc. was started by John Baethke in April of 1993. Prior to that, John’s father had a business that was...more...

In a profession where the customer is king, such as plumbing, anniversaries are a big deal. Last year, Taylor Plumbing Inc. was one of the...more...

Every survey that Phc News conducts is an opportunity to hear from the heartbeat of our industry: the reader. Readers help us understand industry habits,...more...

Solar tchermal hydronic ombisystems must be designed and installed with the highest standards of quality and reliability. There are many ways to approach solar/hydronic heating...more...

As a manufacturers’ rep, I get to see the best and the worst heating professionals the mountains of Colorado have to offer. I’d like to...more...

My alarm sounded early that Saturday morning, and I slowly opened my eyes. The sun was peeking through my window, and I could smell the...more...

Every year I make room in my schedule for the annual AHR Expo. This year it was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, January 26-28....more...

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

A: This is one of those many questions about...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...

Traveling to your client is the only way you can perform the services you offer. That travel costs you money. Once you are at the...more...

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

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

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

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WaterFurnace

The 5 Series 504W11 geothermal heat pump features patent-pending OptiHeat vapor injection technology that creates exiting water temperatures up to 150°F. Offers efficiencies up to...more...

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Rheem

The Prestige Series Condensing Tankless Water Heater harnesses condensing technology to achieve a 0.94 EF, and it is ENERGY STAR-qualified. It is installed with intelligent...more...

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Intellihot

The iQ1501 is new to the line of tankless hot water heaters. It delivers 1.5 million BTUs with no storage tanks required. It offers 50...more...

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Viega

Press fitting systems now offered in multiple materials like ProPress for copper and stainless, MegaPress for black iron, and PEX Press in Zero Lead bronze...more...

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Willoughby Industries

This new stainless steel ligature (suicide)-resistant toilet is designed to withstand abuse and loads that vitreous china cannot. It features a straight back-to-wall to prevent...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...more...

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

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

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

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

Milwaukee, Wis. – Marco Caleffi (COB), Mark Olson (GM, North America), Sales Managers Michelle Hulett and Dale Cikaluk were on hand to recognize manufacturers’...more...

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

Bergen, N.Y. – Liberty Pumps, a manufacturer of sump, sewage and wastewater pumps is undergoing a major expansion of its facilities.

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Elkhart, Ind. – The new website from NIBCO INC. fully delivers, regardless of digital format. It allows users to view full product content,...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 Grapevine,...more...