December 2016

A New York plumbing contractor was convinced to try a new approach to an old problem, and it paid off.

Sometimes taking a leap...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...

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...

ASSE International has announced that the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H., is the first applicant approved for training for the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 19000 Hydronic...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...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....more...

Carrier announces new capabilities for the Carrier Chillers, a mobile app that offers consulting and facilities engineers a quick and easy way to select...more...

This is the first year Phillips Plumbing Co., Eagle Lake, Fla., took part in the Helping Hands for the Holidays program, but the company picked...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...

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Niagara 

The Stealth Phantom Toilet features the company’s patented Stealth Technology, which involves a combination of air and water working in unison. The toilet offers users...more...

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Bradley 

Verge is a new hand-washing system with all-in-one WashBar technology. This single cohesive and elegant design creates an inviting and intuitive space for a complete...more...

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Danze Inc.  

The Selene pull-down kitchen faucet showcases a dynamic body shape that emanates fluidity and movement. It offers a two-function spray head (spray and stream) that...more...

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Galeton

The maX Utility Gloves line now includes the #12491 maX Dominion Gloves, 100 Grams Thermal Insulation. The gloves feature molded rubber protection pads on the...more...

Wholesale Supply showroom manager also wins $5,000.

John Barbour, the second generation owner of the family-owned and operated business, Union Mechanical, Ft. Myers,...more...

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Empire Level

The Next Generation Torpedo Levels integrate new-to-world features and provide advanced functionality. Range consists of a 10-in. True Blue Torpedo Level, 10-in. True Blue Torpedo...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...

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CALEFFI 

The 535H Series, ½ inch to 1 ¼ inch pre-adjustable pressure reducing valves are ideal for residential and commercial applications, with a dial indicator for...more...

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Danfoss

The LX205T Wi-Fi Touch Thermostat is designed for electric under floor heating applications, and can control LX Floor Warming Mats, LX Floor Warming Cables, or...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...

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Viega

Viega introduced 12 new reducer and union options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems, for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems...more...

World Vision International (WVI) is a Christian nonprofit that builds humanitarian advocacy and aids people, especially children, living in poverty in nearly 100 countries. WVI...more...

Water heaters are pretty simple appliances, especially electric ones. Just start with an insulated tank that has a typical capacity between 30 and 80 gallons....more...

Tankless water heaters have become very popular in U.S. households, and for good reason: they offer an increased service life, a reduction in heating expenses...more...

I am always saddened when a news story is reported that someone has lost his or her life in a house fire. Most of the...more...

It is time to reevaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based...more...

Leaders who understand the importance of their team cohesively maneuvering the demanding, vastly changing trades tend to stick out. They also understand the value of...more...

Last year, the managers of Thorncrest Ford decided to fund the construction of a new service garage to more conveniently serve their rapidly growing business....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...

“What do you charge for a water heater replacement?” is a question I have heard many times by contractors at supply house counters, trade meetings...more...

Energy infrastructure in the U.S. should help ensure our citizens have the safest, best and least expensive access to resources. Ideally, we would best utilize...more...

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I invite the readers of Plumbing Engineer to spend a day at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) with me and get...more...

When I hear the words “banging pipes,” my mind immediately goes to those old steam systems that have been around for the last century. In...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...

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to try various manufactures' products. Some I have liked, and some I have not liked. Many of...more...

We are located about 70 miles south of Atlanta in the center of the state. My customer who works for a general contractor in South...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...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 thaw pipes in minutes without tearing up floors, breaking through walls or digging around pipes in...more...

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Heat-Flo

Pipe high efficiency heat sources to a well insulated, all stainless storage tanks. These storage tanks have four-inch to one-inch connections on top for easy...more...

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Watts Radiant

Watts Radiant launched its next generation of ThermalPro boiler stations, which feature expanded pump choices. The ThermalPro units are simple pre-piped, insulated pumping stations for...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...

Officials working through New York City’s Retrofit Accelerator program believe one of the biggest opportunities to cut down NYC’s green house gas emissions is to...more...

This water heater line features high output coils in both the HF-85-XHO, with an 87-gallon tank, and the HF-115-XHO, with a 115-gallon tank. The counter...more...

TDIndustries has been named one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Latinos, by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine....more...

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) and ASSE International have announced the certification of the first 11 hydronics and radiant industry professionals to pass the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI...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,...more...

OSHA has released Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction in an effort to help employers in the industry – particularly those in...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...

Armstrong Fluid Technology will be showcasing its Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit solution at the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas, January 30 – February 1,...more...

Designed to entice young people to the profession, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association and PHCC Educational Foundation have released a new two-minute career video that communicates...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...

Harbour Group’s CPS Products Inc. has acquired the assets of AAB Smart Tools LLC, an Orlando-based developer of smartphone-connected tools for HVAC technicians.

AAB's...more...

EnviroWater introduces two new high-flow models in their Pro Combo series of products to handle large estates or homes with 6+ baths. By adding these...more...