February 2017

Artic Solar announced Jim Bentz will oversee all operations of direct and indirect sales for the company’s Food and Beverage Processing Industries.

Bentz brings...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is focusing its 2017 advocacy to educate policymakers about the untapped water-saving potential of water-efficient plumbing products, potential threats to safe...more...

Meanwhile, Millennials begin to show their impact on remodeling older, more affordable homes.​

Homeowner spending on remodeling is expected to see...more...

Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, is accepting entries for its eighth...more...

Diversified Heat Transfer (DHT), an engineering and manufacturing company of heat exchanger equipment and systems, has expanded its U.S. presence with two new manufacturer representative...more...

The National Oilheat Research Alliance has added six new online video courses to its online training center at Learning.NORAweb.org . Each course offers two Continuing...more...

Solco Plumbing Supply has named Michael Hoopingarner as its new director of operations.

Hoopingarner has been with Solco Plumbing Supply for seven years, holding...more...

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Aquatherm

Aquatherm North America and McElroy are introducing the mechanical and plumbing industry’s first hot tap tool designed specifically for polypropylene piping systems.

This new...more...

A mechanical contractor is questioning the latest bidding process to replace lead service lines in Flint, Mich.

City officials opened bidding for the fourth...more...

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Chicago Faucets

The HyTronic and E-Tronic 40 series electronic sensor faucets have an optional 1.5 GPM flow rate insert will be included with these fittings, replacing the...more...

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hilmor

The Compact Swage Tool weighs 2.2 lbs, and measures just over a foot long and 3.25 inches wide, providing technicians easy access to tight and...more...

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DiversiTech

The Sentry Locking Caps full line of refrigerant locking safety caps work with access ports on any HVAC system and refrigeration equipment.

Each locking...more...

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Russell

The Next-Gen II, 3 to 22 HP Air Cooled Condensing Units incorporate design features that improve efficiency, performance and ease of service. Apart of the...more...

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Rheem

The Quantum Air Remote Air Cooled Condenser decreases installation labor and energy costs. The units feature heavy duty lifting eyes and hinged legs. Motors are...more...

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hilmor

The product is designed with a digital screen, 9 memory settings of common torque values, and light and sound indicators. The digital screen displays the...more...

Companies are benefiting from the Greenlee Textron Inc.’s industry-first ergonomics laboratory, ErgoLab.

The laboratory located in Rockford, Ill., offers state-of-the-art equipment to identify a...more...

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

What...more...

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...

The Genesee County (N.Y.) Chamber of Commerce has honored Liberty Pumps as its “Business of the Year.”

“I love Genesee County, and while I’m...more...

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Matco-Norca

The male standard thread-double male reducing adapter are made of lead free cast brass in compliance with the federal SDWA. MNST (Male National Standard Thread)...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...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...more...

President Donald Trump may be closer to putting an end to a line of ‘Trump” toilets made and sold in China – along with more...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...

Update adds 1,000 programs to database of 20,000.​

Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO...more...

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

Amber Baynard, human resource manager for Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air, San Diego, celebrated 20 years with the company on Feb. 10.

She...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...

Sioux Chief Mfg. announces, as of March 1, 2017, it will discontinue the sale of permanent air chambers, such as its 629-Series Reducing Air Chambers...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...more...

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Viega

ProRadiant Insulated PEX Barrier Piping System snow melting system is ideal for applications including helipads, loading docks, parking garages and stairs. The system’s high-compressive strength...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...

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REHAU

The EVERLOC+ compression-sleeve fitting system, designed for use with UV shield PEXa pipe in potable water applications, was launched at the 2017 AHR Expo. The...more...

RPA Executive Director Mark Eatherton announced his decision to step down after four years and return to private business.

The Radiant Professionals Alliance...more...

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Mitsubishi Electric

This firmware update to the AE-200A Centralized Controller improves the functionality of building controls and helps maximize efficiency.

One of the features of the...more...

ST Payments gives residential contractors better, easier way to take credit card and check payments to grow sales and get paid faster.

ServiceTitan...more...

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DEWALT

The 20V MAX* XR Compact Reciprocating Saw features a brushless motor, and is Made in the USA with Global Materials. At only 14.5” in length,...more...

It’s time again to pass on the reins of leadership, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will do just that at its annual...more...

﷯Since leading a successful company in these challenging times can be a daunting task for even for the most experienced business executives, attendees of MCAA...more...

The WWETT Show, Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport, is one of the world’s largest annual trade shows in the environmental service industry. More...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...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...

﷯Widely known as the Education Association, the Mechanical Contractors of America Association (MCAA) will convene in San Diego, March 5-9, for its annual convention. The...more...

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NIBCO 

The Press System Extended Adapters have been specifically designed to ensure they have the necessary length for a Press crimp. The new extended adapters are...more...

In the past year or so, we have visited a number of public schools that have existing solar domestic hot water (SDHW) heaters. The Albuquerque...more...

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﷯﷯As a retired mechanical contractor turned to consulting, I find myself reflecting on sweet memories and great finds. One of these happened﷯ several years ago﷯...more...

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PRINOS Product Design & Innovation, LLC

This light and portable fixture supports and restricts the movement of plastic pipe, lumber and threaded rod. The patented design includes mechanical features and high...more...

﷯Sometimes barriers to the growth of renewable energy are political. ﷯The cost premium, perceived or real, can be another issue. ﷯In some cases, projects stall...more...

Last month, the U.S. Water Alliance released “ One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource ,” a 40-page guide for changing...more...

As a contractor, you face business problems. If you can’t identify your problem, you can’t begin to solve it. Many of those problems are caused...more...

As contractors, we all share some common goals. We try to sell our products and services, and leave behind happy customers while making some profit...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...

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Legend

HyperPure is the first flexible plastic hot and cold potable water tube that is 100 percent recyclable. This is because HyperPure is made using a...more...

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UV Resources

The prewired 24-volt Contact Controller streamlines UV-C system installation, cutting time by up to 50 percent and improving safety. The new UL 1995-compliant safety controller...more...

While we never thought we’d write “Oprah Winfrey” and “no-hub couplings” in the same sentence, a lawsuit over kitchen rehab work on two condominiums once...more...

A one-woman company, S. Jacobs Plumbing serves the needs of residential, commercial and industrial customers in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Owner Sue Jacobs worked for her...more...

In an effort to aid its water conservation effort, Jordan turns to women.

As one of 30 women trained as plumbers through a Millennial...more...