March 2016

The Northern Mechanical/Plumbing Contractors’ Association (NMPCA) of Duluth announced the launch of their new brand, including a new logo, website and Facebook page.

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Sloan introduced a turbine-powered option for its BASYS faucet line. The turbine technology generates hydroelectric power that can potentially extend faucet battery life up to...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool's new M12 Drain Snake is developed specifically for the challenges plumbers, maintenance technicians, and property managers encounter when cleaning fixtures and small drain...more...

Each year mechanical construction and service companies that have demonstrated the highest level of safety compete for the sought-after MCAA Safety Excellence Awards Program....more...

Radiant Professionals Alliance member John Goshulak, P.Eng. of Weil-McLain Canada has received the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence.

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Inside a Kansas City, Mo., classroom, training coordinator Frank Murray watches his 10 students take apart four tankless water heaters resting on worktables.

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Jessica Kalloch, director of business development at Bill Howe Plumbing, San Diego, was recognized as a Woman of Influence at an awards ceremony March 16....more...

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Dallas Speciality & Mfg. Co.

The PUSH & SHUV Metal Ring gasketed closet flange from Dallas Specialty connects to cast iron, PVC, ABS and lead. The flange is a flush...more...

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc, announced March 28 that Shaun C. Skinner, executive vice president and general manager, will become the president of the...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced a new promotion named “Cruisin’ with Armstrong” that offers both contractors and wholesalers an opportunity to win a new Harley-Davidson®...more...

This year, up to 39 scholarships worth $85,000 are available.

Applications are being accepted for scholarships awarded through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational...more...

Rinnai has launched a state-of-the-art customer experience facility at its U.S./Canada headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. The facility is designed to enhance customer knowledge and...more...

We’re a day late on this story, which is fairly well-known Chicago tale, but may not be across the country.

The Plumber’s Union Local...more...

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical won the Nashville Business Journal's 2016 Best in Business Award last week for the largest employee category.

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2016 kicks off C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co.’s 110th year in the business of commercial plumbing and site work from its headquarters in Alsip, Ill....more...

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Webstone

Webstone has announced that many of its products are now compatible with any PP-R or PP-RCT piping system. These new BLUE PP-R Pro products include...more...

Access to clean water is a basic necessity for human life. The key word there is access. Treated water doesn’t magically fall from shower heads....more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this. For the sake of saving...more...

F.W. Webb Company, which is marking its 150 th anniversary this year, is now in the water works business. F.W. Webb announced March 8 it...more...

The year was 1886. The place — Wayne County, Michigan. This is the story of “Rose 2d of Aberlone,” perhaps the most famous cow in...more...

In college, for a brief span, I decided I wanted to major in chemistry. I have always been intrigued by how and why different elements...more...

St. Elizabeth Villa in Hamilton, Ontario proudly offers “care-free independent and assisted living” for up to 90 retired adults. Overlooking Canada’s Golden Horseshoe region atop...more...

It’s said there’s a universal relationship connecting fathers, kids and cars — one that defies explanation. Passion for the rumble of a muscle car’s engine...more...

For World Plumbing Day 2016, March 11, Barbara C. Higgens, CEO/executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers International, published her views about why plumbing matters and what...more...

For over a century, Weil-McLain has delivered high-quality cast iron boilers to the market and helped paved the way in high efficiency hydronics. The company...more...

There have been a few articles depicting just how difficult it’s going to be to locate and dig up Flint, Michigan’s poisonous service pipes buried...more...

When plumbing, heating and cooling professionals want to learn about the latest-and-greatest offerings in the U.S., they travel to events like AHR Expo, KBIS, Greenbuild,...more...

During my early college years at St. Thomas Aquinas College, I was juggling academics, my music career and working on the weekends with my father,...more...

I thought it would be wise to make a list of important issues that are common and affect the results contractors get from their businesses....more...

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By now, most of us have had enough exposure to geothermal heat pump (GHP) technology to know that by “geothermal,” we’re talking about exchanging heat...more...

In a seminar, I asked, “What one thing have you done that has made a huge difference in your life over the last year?”...more...

Whenever I quote a replacement steam boiler on a system with wet returns, I always quote a price to replace the wet returns, or at...more...

We picked up a tweet yesterday from Robert Bean , a mechanical engineer and well-known indoor climate and radiant heating consultant, about the Carlson-Holohan Industry...more...

The AHR show, held every spring, is the big show for our industry. It covers the gambit. The HVAC, hydronics, refrigeration, and air handling industries...more...

Jill Eckert McCall was recently named executive vice president of the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association, replacing long-time Executive Vice President Stephen Lamb. MCA members include...more...

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Viega

PEX tubing for reclaimed water has high rating for chlorine and is available in ½”, ¾” and 1” sizes. PEX tubing for reclaimed water can...more...

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Taco

The SmartPlug will optimize hot water system efficiency and reduce electrical consumption up to 94 percent while saving 12,000 gallons of water per year. The...more...

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Noritz

The CB Combination (Combi) Boiler utilizes high-efficiency condensing technology to deliver hot water to both plumbing and hydronic heating applications, meeting two needs with a...more...

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GROHE

For those looking for a simpler way to add music to the shower experience, Philips was brought on board to introduce Aquatunes. It is a...more...

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Franklin Electric

The VR Series vertical, stainless steel multi-stage pumps that deliver clean water under pressure for a wide range of applications, are now available in 3,...more...

ServiceTitan, a cloud-based platform that helps residential plumbing, HVAC and electrical home service companies manage and grow their businesses, released a new infographic detailing how...more...