June 2015

A local CBS news affiliate in Philadelphia reports that the owners of Centra-Spike Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., face charges of using stolen identities to steal...more...

The Sloan® Royal flushometer line for urinals and water closets has expanded with the development of new Sloan Royal reclaimed water flushometer models engineered specifically...more...

Fujitsu has introduced a new Wi-Fi solution for its Halcyon line. This Wi-Fi tool allows installers to operate a Fujitsu Halcyon mini split system from...more...

Westfield, Mass. – Mestek, Inc. has announced New England Combustion Products, Inc., NECP, as their new manufacturer’s representative for the Mestek Boiler Group including KN...more...

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Viessmann

A compact, gas-condensing boiler in a floor-standing design, the new CU3A is easy and simple to install in both new construction and retrofit applications. Multi-boiler...more...

Baltimore – Tucked inside a 15-bedroom facility in Baltimore, Maryland, is a family-centered, supportive community of residents who have been brought together by an...more...

Louisville, Ky. – 12 top plumbing and HVACR students received honors in the plumbing and HVACR competitions of the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership...more...

City of Industry, Calif. – Acorn Engineering Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Miner to National Sales Manager for Acorn...more...

City of Industry, Calif. – Murdock Manufacturing is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Mullikin to sales nanager for Murdock Manufacturing. Mullikin...more...

City of Industry – Acorn Engineering Company is pleased to announce that Brian Salem has joined Acorn as the national sales manager for...more...

Montgomery, Ala. – Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. is pleased to announce that Becky Kellhofer will be joining the team as director of sales....more...

SpacePak’s Solstice line of air-to-water heat pumps announces their latest offering – the Solstice Extreme. The cutting edge Solstice Extreme is the perfect heat pump...more...

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Flomatic Corporation

Flomatic Corporation introduces a new, special patent-pending pump check valve especially designed for use with variable-frequency drive (VFD) controlled submersible pumps. Standard check valves will...more...

Rochester, N.Y. – A plumbing contractor working at Golisano Children's Hospital has died from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, according to a statement...more...

Sacramento, Calif. – Bonney Plumbing, Heating, Air and Rooter Service, announced the hiring of a new chief executive officer. A long-time Sacramento resident,...more...

A new study from a University of Chicago economic think tank casts doubt on the effectiveness of energy efficiency work done through federal Weatherization Assistance...more...

EcoVent , which plans to sell a “smart thermostat” that controls a room-by-room heating and cooling system, raised almost $7 million in new investor...more...

Milwaukee – Johnson Controls introduces the new Champion brand of residential and light commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) products, designed to deliver reliability,...more...

Utica, N.Y. – ECR International, Inc. is pleased to announce that President & CEO Ron Passafaro has been re-elected as Chairman of the Hydronics...more...

Rockland, Mass. – Neutrasafe Corp. has added new products to their line of high-quality condensate neutralizers to fit almost any hi-efficiency, gas fired...more...

A water scale-prevention technology new to the US, but proven in Europe for more than 40 years, has been validated by a General Services Administration...more...

Westfield, Mass. - Mestek, Inc. is pleased to announce that three new corporate officers have been elected by the board of directors for...more...

Atlanta – Recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment &Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of Georgia, has...more...

Elkhart, Ind. – NIBCO INC. promoted Randy Doering to general manager – industrial plastics of its Charlestown, Indiana, manufacturing facility, reporting to Steve Malm,...more...

Falls Church, Va . – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Association Educational Foundation announces its third annual HVAC Apprentice Contest on Sept. 30-Oct. 1,...more...

Janesville, Wis. – Area contractors recently donated their time, talent and many materials to renovate the men's bathroom at the House of Mercy,...more...

Let me introduce myself by telling you about the greatest guy I never met. Charlie Horton founded two trade magazines, and I had the pleasure...more...

Imagine a business that runs without you, yet benefits from your powerful leadership as the chief executive officer. You craft the vision and energize aligned...more...

I t was a typical Monday evening when I arrived home from a long day of work. I was greeted at the front door...more...

Is a colony on Mars a reasonable option for humans? What would be different about harvesting energy on the red planet compared to Earth? Maybe...more...

Solar Thermal Hydronic Combisystems, like all hydronic systems, owe their very existence to the quiet, humble yet reliable centrifugal circulator pump. These pumps are at...more...

TM, a tech, recently sent the following e-mail: “I have appreciated your articles in Phc News magazine on running a business that's profitable. I was...more...

We service the steam system in an old apartment building in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Avondale Apartment Building was built in...more...

Almost a year to date, on June 24, 2014, owners of a ranch style home in Jackson, Mich. decided they were ready to try out...more...

While green construction is not a new concept for the industry, many aspects of the design, troubleshooting, and installation necessary on such projects are fresh;...more...

It doesn’t hurt to shake things up every once in a while. Our magazine aims to serve contractors through stories from their direct peers, as...more...

When a tankless water heater leaks, the water runs out of the bottom of the unit. Much of it follows the piping to the wall...more...

With new minimum standards now in effect for water heaters, plumbers are asking: what does this mean for ENERGY STAR models? While minimum standards apply...more...

BlazeMaster CPVC 3-inch socket and blind flanges from NIBCO INC. offer enhanced options to adjoin non-metallic piping systems to metal valves in residential and commercial...more...

Since 2012, leaders in the plumbing industry have gathered together annually to voice the concerns of everyone from homeowners to lawmakers. The group, founded by...more...

Elkhart, Ind. – NIBCO INC. promoted Ashley Martin to general manager – PEX of its Lebanon, Ohio, manufacturing facility, reporting to Steve Malm, president...more...

Dayton, Ohio — A new 2,000-square-foot, two-story home is being built inside The Helix innovation center by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of...more...

Hershey, Penn. — OESP (National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals) hosted its 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Hershey, PA...more...

Budapest, Hungary — The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has announced a call for papers to be presented at its Plastic Pipes XVIII...more...

North Andover, Mass. — Watts' Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution is a replacement for aging or inoperative backflow preventers. The Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution...more...

Suwanee, Ga. — Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) announced it has signed Nicole Curtis for a consumer-focused spokesperson...more...

Waco, Texas – After 45 years of growth and success, Mr. Rooter Plumbing continues to pursue industry innovation and unparalleled success for franchise...more...

Raleigh, N.C. — It’s time for sand, sun, and family fun at the NCPMA’s 2015 Summer Convention! NCPMA invites cooling, heating and plumbing...more...

Boston, Mass. – 3D printing for buildings is no longer a novelty as the building and construction industry uses the new technology to...more...

Pasadena, Calif. – IAPMO R&T, North America’s premier third-party testing and certification body for plumbing, mechanical, and water treatment products, recently participated in...more...

Woodridge, Ill. –- The plumbing industry’s support of Operation Rise & Conquer continued in great force on May 2 as VAMAC, Gerber and...more...

Hickory, N.C. – A quality education can provide a leg-up when entering the skilled trades workforce, but the costs related to that education...more...

Dayton, Ohio – A new 2,000-square-foot, two-story home is being built inside The Helix innovation center by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment...more...

Rockford, IL. - Greenlee continues to drive efficiency for its Latin American and Spanish speaking customers by launching a multi-language version of its website,...more...

Waco, Texas – A growing number of the country’s 21.2 million U.S. veterans are embracing the idea of owning their own business when...more...

Scottsdale, AZ – EY announced that Rob Donat, Founder & CEO of GPS Insight, is a finalist for theEY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015...more...

Lebanon, TN – Lochinvar, LLC has been named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for a new video that showcases the...more...

Vista, CA - U.S.-based Waterless Co. Inc. has launched an updated new web site, www.waterless.com , focused on the needs of the professional...more...

Vacaville, CA - M&G DuraVent announced that it has obtained a key approval for PolyPro Venting Systems. PolyPro single-wall and concentric pipe have...more...

Falls Church, Va. – Thirty plumbing & HVAC subcontractor foremen, superintendents and operations managers packed the sold-out workshop “Creating Super Foremen!” held May...more...

Avondale, Ariz. - W.J. Maloney Plumbing has added to its healthcare and medical center expertise with its selection as the plumbing contractor for...more...

California’s current megadrought hit a shocking new low. Last Thursday, the state’s snowpack officially ran out. At least some measurable snowpack in the Sierra mountains...more...

A heating and air-conditioning unit weighing several tons came untethered from a crane and fell 30 stories to the ground in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday,...more...

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Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems

Through guided programming options, homeowners can maintain control of their home comfort system, or simply let the Housewise Wi-Fi thermostat do all the work ....more...

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Webstone Valves, Aquatherm

The new line of quality brass valves with integrated connections for PP-R pipe is compatible for use with PP-R piping systems. New PP-R Pro products...more...

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Zoeller

The Shark Fractional Horsepower Grinder Series is designed to handle difficult residential and small commercial applications where sewage ejectors struggle, these 115volt, 12 amp maximum...more...

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Electric Eel Mfg

The original dual-cable sectional drain and sewer cleaning machine. The Model C cleans 3 to 10inch diameter lines with up to 200 feet of 1...more...

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Franklin Electric

The new Little Giant Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System (shown in cutaway) is a compact and economical solution to most water pressure improvement needs. The...more...

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Bosch Tools

The XL Cart sports a large cargo platform that minimizes the number of jobsite trips, an asset in any work environment. Large boxes and odd-size...more...

Arlington, Va. – ACCA, the nation’s largest organization of indoor environment and energy services contracting businesses, announced it has reached an agreement with...more...

Baltimore - Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and motion systems, is pleased to...more...

Washington, DC - There is great news for manufacturers that already have solar products certified by the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) to qualify...more...

Woodridge, Ill. –- Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures are proud to participate in its annual care package donation to Operation Gratitude – a support...more...