June 2017

The International Code Council (ICC) and ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) are working with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to distribute the TechNotes series...more...

Rooter-Man, the plumbing, septic, and drain cleaning franchise, has eight new U.S. based franchise locations.

The Rooter-Man Franchise network spreads across 580+ locations in...more...

In the first five months of 2017, 15 deaths and 19 injuries have been reported nationwide.

A month after a 33-year-old worker died...more...

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) is planning to change how manufacturers design piping parts after discovery the use of substandard parts by two energy companies....more...

Amber Baynard, human resource manager for Bill Howe Plumbing based in San Diego will be the plumbing company’s third executive to serve as the president...more...

This year, Brasscraft celebrates a 60 year partnership with E. B. Lingel Company of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who represents Brasscraft in the north east markets for...more...

SJE-Rhombus, a manufacturer of innovative control solutions for water and wastewater applications, conducted product training for 25 attendees representing a variety of installers, distributors and...more...

The Design Calculator Tool and Expansion Loop Calculator are available online via desktop or mobile. The interfaces aids in the design of Corzan and FlowGuard...more...

ServiceTitan, the manufacturer of the enterprise software for residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical services businesses in the U.S., has partnered with software company Speetra to...more...

With a plan to open in September of this year, the new 50,000-square-foot Plumbers Local 130 Training Center has everything needed to train tomorrow’s plumbers...more...

Asahi/America, Inc., a manufacturer in the fluid flow technology industry, has named John Romano to the office of Vice President of Sales and Marketing....more...

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EVAPCO

The eco-LSWE closed circuit coolers with an ellipti-fin coil and CrossCool internally enhanced tubes increase the heat transfer of the coil – improving the unit’s...more...

Chicago Faucets, the manufacturer of commercial faucets, released a new Water Conservation infographic. Available at chicagofaucets.com/conservation, the infographic is part of the company’s ongoing drive...more...

TDIndustries is planning to hire 50 U.S. veterans and 20 military spouses in 2017 as part of the “Hiring Our Heroes” nationwide initiative, from the...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The M18 Compact Heat Gun is the first 18-volt solution of its kind. Reaching operational temperature in half the time and delivering the same max...more...

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Empire Level

Empire’s UltraView LED Torpedo Level is equipped with a patent-pending system that utilizes dual ultraviolet LED lights that surround each vial for maximum visibility and...more...

CEO Warrior , a business mentoring, training and coaching organization for service business owners, has announced the opening of a new 10,000 square foot...more...

Green Box Mechanical, which bills itself “a completely new kind of contracting company that was created in response to the demand for single source, direct-to-consumer...more...

Talen Energy, one of the largest energy and power generation companies in North America, announced last month that it is exploring a sale of its...more...

The Eastern Energy Expo drew more than 3,700 attendees as well as 275 exhibitors – including 80 first-time exhibitors – and 19 trucks on display...more...

Milwaukee Tool introduced new drain-cleaning equipment at its annual New Product Symposium on June 7.

PHC News attended the trade media exclusive event and...more...

Speedtown Comfort Heating and Cooling, Speedway, Indiana, and Johnson Controls teamed up to install an HVAC system in a mortgage-free home honoring a U.S. military...more...

Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to acquire the Waterworks business unit of North American industrial distributor HD Supply for $2.5 billion....more...

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, launched Gamut.com.

Gamut.com uses a proprietary information system...more...

The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) executed an agreement transferring ownership of the National Standard Plumbing...more...

The Acrobat 180 is now available for the underground/construction market for butt fusion of 63mm to 180mm HDPE pipe and fittings with a variety of...more...

The TURBOPOWER 96 Gas-Fired, Fire-tube, Storage Water Heater features 96 percent thermal efficiency. The product also comes with a tank and removable heat exchanger fabricated...more...

The Mini E Thermostatic Tankless Water Heaters are an electronically controlled version of the Mechanical Mini Water Heaters. Features include an electronic control board and...more...

I’ve been to a handful of training rooms across the industry. Some have beautiful shrines dedicated to hydronics that include functional equipment. Some have a...more...

One man. Four employees. Three vans. Fast forward to 2017, and you get a staff of 120 talented people who provide exceptional service for more...more...

Lawyers love mechanic’s liens. More specifically, lawyers love correcting mechanic’s liens that contractors or lien-filing services frequently prepare incorrectly. Contractors see liens as a terrific...more...

Standing in line at the supply house, I heard the fellow in front of me talking to the employee working the counter.

“I’m sorry,...more...

According to recent statistics, 500 million tweets are sent each day, and almost 67 percent of U.S. companies with more than 100 employees use Twitter...more...

A total of 76 miles of pipe were installed, ahead of schedule and under budget, despite more than 3,500 RFIs, $7 million in scope changes,...more...

I have worked in this industry my entire teenage and adult life. I started at my father’s mechanical contracting business from age 15, then, as...more...

Have you ever wanted to design a domestic hot water system that worked — one that provided 105- to 110-degree hot water in two seconds...more...

Every few years I schedule a checkup at my doctors. They check vitals, put me on the scale and ask questions about any health issues....more...

When you look at the heating controls market today, things aren’t as simple as they were 10 years ago, let alone 50. Electronic controls are...more...

In 1961, John Guest opened his doors and planted the seeds of innovation that, well, fits. It was his spirit and invention of the first...more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure...more...

As a small child, whenever I wanted to go somewhere or do something my mother didn’t approve of, I would argue that all my friends...more...

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Navien

The Ready-Link Manifold System is for NPE Tankless Water Heaters. This accessory makes manifold mounting onto the Ready-Link Rack or directly to a wall, simple...more...