February 2016

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...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts Inc. has selected John Reyes, a senior in the plumbing program at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Fitchburg, Mass., as...more...

New York City’s Department of Buildings has stripped the license of Andrew Trombettas, a master plumber who was involved in the East Village gas explosion...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...

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has unveiled its newly updated website, www.AmericanEnergyCoalition.com . Now viewable across virtually all computer and smart device platforms, the site...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...more...

SpacePak is pleased to announce the kick-off of its 2016 training offerings on March 21-22 at the Reed Institute in Westfield, Mass. This class offers...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...

Sloan, has promoted John Aykroyd to executive vice president, business development, North America.

Aykroyd is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in...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...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....more...

A new report from an electricity consulting firm suggests that future electric water heaters may increasingly become “grid interactive,” communicating with local utilities or other...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...more...

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Chicago Faucets

Chicago Faucets 420 Series single-lever lavatory faucets are designed for the public restroom and for durability. The 420 Series combines the strength of solid brass...more...

Assistant Editor Danielle Galian interviews members from Gerber, Moen, Navien, Franke, Delta and Brizo, and Editorial Director Ashlei Cooper interviews members from Panasonic, Kohler, Enviro...more...

Panasonic Heating & Air Conditioning Group introduced enhancements to its Dealer Rewards Program including expanded benefits for dealers, contractors and end users across the country....more...

Editorial Director Ashlei Cooper interviews key members from Aerco, Armstrong Fluid Technology, hilmor, Navien, Noritz, Rinnai and Uponor at the 2016 AHR Expo in...more...

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Whitlam

Whitlam PTFE Pipe Thread Compound is ‘triple lubricating’

TALON PTFE Pipe Thread Compound is a triple lubricating, all-purpose, non-seizing, VOC free, industrial grade thread...more...

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The Oatey Company

The Clean-Seal 2 is engineered for testing DWV systems from one cleanout tee. Multiple built-in inputs provide for inflation and deflation of the natural rubber,...more...

For over 100 years the trade customer has turned to Pfister for a combination of unbeatable quality, design and value. With the launch of the...more...

Noble Company Products Include Innovations for Tile, Plumbing, Heating/Cooling and Fire Sprinkler Industries

Cleveland-based Federal Process Corporation, a diversified building product and specialty chemical...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 named Milwaukee Tool as its newest PHCC Corporate Partner. An innovative industry leader providing professional heavy-duty tools, hand...more...

And the winner is … Dan Holohan.​

At this year’s AHR Expo, Taco CEO Johnny White Jr. presented the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution...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...

The Providence Business Journal is recognizing John Hazen White Jr., chairman of Taco Comfort Solutions, for leadership and strategy in its third Manufacturing...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...

The New York Times offers this compendium of the daunting tasks facing officials as they try to undo what’s been done to the town’s water...more...

It’s one thing to develop a massive, 53-foot long exhibit trailer to be pulled behind a polished big rig cab. It’s quite another to learn...more...

ACCA board votes to renew term of contractor and PHC News columnist Dan Foley.

The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) board of trustees...more...

The new Gen-Eye Prism video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners lets you use a tablet or smartphone to monitor your inspection work – and...more...

In 2005, the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation assumed responsibility for all apprentice training programs at the national level. Prior to...more...

With the integration and increasing popularity of innovative technologies in the plumbing marketplace, it may be harder and harder to åonvince commercial and multi-family clients...more...

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves over 2,800 firms involved in the heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping and mechanical fields. The organization...more...

In the manufacturing world, “quality is over quantity,” isn’t a unicorn phrase. It’s still very much a real thing. According to Consumer Reports, eight out...more...

There isn’t much to dispute about the existence of training and education in the industry. Almost everyone has sat in on a seminar at an...more...

“Mama! Dada! It’s Christmas morning! It’s Christmas morning!” Mason screamed at the top of his lungs at 6:00 a.m. at the foot of our bed....more...

As I entered the choir practice room at church, I noticed one of the other choir members had arrived earlier than I did. We exchanged...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...

We had a very mild fall here in the D.C. metro area. As such, we did not run into many service issues until the weather...more...

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 E Instruments

The Combustion Analyzer App, now found in the Google Play store, allows users to interact with combustion analyzer models 1500 or 4500 wirelessly through Bluetooth...more...

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DEWALT

The 20V MAX* XR brushless deep cut band saw features premium ergonomics, an efficient brushless motor and versatility to cut a wide variety of materials....more...

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Delta Faucet

Leak Detection is an advanced combination of connected sensors and software. It delivers the peace of mind, security and connectivity consumers expect in their...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...

In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., members of Plumbing Manufacturers International donated hundreds of faucets and other plumbing supplies that were...more...

Rinnai has expanded its non-condensing line of tankless water heaters with the introduction of the V94 models. These new models offer consumers the highest performance...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology

Achieving an 18 SEER efficiency rating, Bosch’s new Inverter Air-to-Air Ducted Split System Heat Pump can save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year on energy...more...

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Smith-Cooper International

Smith-Cooper International adds to the COOPLOK™ Grooved product line by Smith-Cooper International – the 65HP-1,000 psi and 65HP-ES-2,500 psi High Pressure Rigid Couplings. providing rigid...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...