January 2015

The Radiant Professionals Alliance has selected five exceptional young individuals, each under 30 years old, to be honored as recipients of its “Rising Radiant Professionals...more...

One hundred and thirty five years ago, Isadore and Benjamin Weil opened a modest plumbing business located on Randolph Street in Chicago’s Loop – now...more...

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...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,...more...

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — At KBIS 2015 in front of a panel of industry judges and KBIS attendees, four finalists competing for the title of...more...

CHICAGO — Uniweld Products is geared up for the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago. The show will take place from 10am-6pm on January 26-28 at...more...

NEW YORK — The new Mini-Anemometer/Psychrometer with CFM/CMM & Enthalpy (DAF3009) from General Tools & Instruments is ideal for HVACR technicians and contractors. It offers...more...

PERRYSVILLE, Ohio Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the sanitaryware and bathware industries, has named Gary Pember as vice president of marketing for the Ohio-based company....more...

CLEVELAND — The Lubrizol Corporation will showcase its FlowGuard Gold Pipe and Fittings and BlazeMaster Fire Sprinkler Systems brands at this year’s National Association of...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...more...

ERIE, Pa. – Zurn Industries LLC introduced a sophisticated modular sensor faucet line, the Z6950 Aqua-FIT Faucet System. The system provides multiple performance benefits, numerous...more...

ATLANTA — LUXE Linear Drains, a leading manufacturer of architectural-grade, 100 percent stainless steel linear and tile insert shower drains, has introduced the new LUXE...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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The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) kicks off the year for kitchen and bath designers, and sets the tone for style, form and...more...

Despite some reprieve granted by the country’s abundant natural gas sources, energy costs in the United States continue to creep up. In some markets, electric...more...

Most businesses can look back on 2014 as having been a pretty good year. After years of struggling to emerge from the worst recession in...more...

Show producers have named the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) a mega-event. In addition to once again co-locating with the National Association of...more...

T here I was staring down at the very healthy spread of hors d’oeuvres, which lay in front of me on top of the...more...

The Hoover Dam is one of the most important single structures in the U.S. It provided a symbolic transition out of The...more...

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In the movie, "Back to the Future II," during his visit to 2015, Marty purchases a 1950 to 2000 sports almanac, hoping...more...

Many years ago, when I was first learning how to pipe and install boilers, I often enlisted the help of Eddie Joyce....more...

Prescription and over-the-counter medications, sleep studies, white noise machines, earplugs, eye masks, apnea devices, sleep monitors, specialty mattresses, high-thread-count sheets, aromatherapy pillows,...more...

I t's a new year, and that means it's time to clear the decks, reset and start fresh. Whether the previous year...more...

T o understand the phrase "contractor profit advantage," look at the meaning of each of those words.

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With the New Year 2015 underway, it is customary to look back, take stock and make resolutions for improvement. As I reflect...more...

MORROW, Ga. — TOTO, the plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced that it has further enhanced its position as a leader...more...

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – ClimateMaster Inc. announced the groundbreaking of Moore, Okla.-headquartered McAlister Construction Inc.’s Avondale residential development project, which will feature geothermal-based heating and...more...

HOUSTON — RectorSeal Corp., a leading manufacturer of quality plumbing and HVAC/R products, acquired selected assets and the SureSeal brand from SureSeal Manufacturing (SSM), Tacoma,...more...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review...more...

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Building an effective and successful team to carry out an organization’s mission is a top priority for leaders, and MSCA’s new webinar...more...

FRANKFURT — Modern bathroom design adapts to future lifestyles and changing demands. In the run up to ISH 2015 and on behalf of Messe Frankfurt,...more...

WICHITA, Kan. —The new Viega Rewards program gives professional installers the opportunity to earn points for each Viega purchase they make. Similar to the way...more...

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

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

ATLANTA —Guidance to help ensure that homes are energy efficient and have good indoor environmental quality will be featured in several Technical Program sessions at...more...

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

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Holdrite

The HydroFlame patented cast-in-place technology is an engineered solution that is lab tested and UL-rated to deliver the ultimate in cast-in-place water, smoke and firestop...more...

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Eemax, Inc.

The ASSE 1070-2004 code-compliant mixing valve has been added to the AccuMix series of electric tankless water heaters. The integrated ASSE rate mixing valve and...more...

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Red-White Valve Corp.

The lead free PEX product line has been expanded with the addition of: 5008AB (F1807 Design), 5016AB (F1960 Design), 5017AB (F1960 Design) and 5018AB (F1960...more...

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Navien

Condensing Gas Heating Boiler is available in four sizes: NHB-55, NHB-80, NHB 110 and NHB-150 with turn-down-ratios respectively of 7:1, 10:1, 11:1, and 15:1. The...more...

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Lochinvar

Line of CREST Condensing Boilers includes three new models with 750,000, 1.0 million and 1.25 million Btu/hr inputs. Featuring Wave fire-tube design and advanced combustion...more...