May 2017

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John Guest

The new ProLock Contractor Pack from John Guest features its most popular CTS fittings in a convenient sturdy box for any plumbing need.

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General Pipe Cleaners

The lightweight Sewerooter T-3 from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power, portability, and capacity to clear clogs from 2- to 4-inch diameter lines up to...more...

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Adey USA

For contractors looking to solve problems caused by water quality issues with hydronic heating system installations in larger residential or light commercial applications, ADEY’s MagnaClean...more...

Canada Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. have signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business...more...

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced May 30 the availability of $15 million in rebates for the installation of ground source...more...

American Residential Services (ARS), a privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, is honoring those who served in the armed forces by...more...

It’s been nearly 30 years since “Men Working” signs have been prohibited as per the 1988 edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices...more...

Strasser Woodenworks, the manufacturer of high-quality, freestanding and floating bathroom furniture has launched a refreshed website. The user-friendly site makes it easier for consumers and...more...

The Associated General Contractors of America have launched a national advertising and outreach campaign to urge motorists to stay alert and slow down while driving...more...

Use of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) has become very widespread among contractors in the plumbing industry, largely due to its ease of use. Whether...more...

Dallas Specialty & Mfg. has designed a new, user friendly website.

The website works on PC’s, laptops, iPad, and iPhone and android devices. Features...more...

HB McClure Company, the commercial and mechanical contractor, has promoted current employee-owner, Tammy Halteman, to the position of Residential Division Manager effective in July....more...

The Radiant Professionals Alliance is pleased to announce that the newly formed RPA Advisory Group has been appointed by IAPMO CEO Russ Chaney. The following...more...

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries issued 247 infractions last year to people who were doing plumbing work but weren't certified...more...

Duravit USA is hosting its fifth annual Designer Dream Bath Competition. The competition asks designers to showcase how Duravit products can help compose a dream...more...

The New Flat Rate, the first ever menu pricing system created for residential home service companies, is hosting a seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn,...more...

A plumber's electrocution death has prompted the recall of thousands of electric ranges.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using about 6,300 Blomberg and...more...

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, has introduced Tim Stapula as the new Director of...more...

LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies has expanded its North Texas training facility to provide after-market support, including training and call support for contractors and...more...

The third edition of the Canadian Hydronics Conference, will take place October 16 and 17 in Edmonton in conjunction with the CIPHEX Roadshow.

“Inspired...more...

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Legend Valve

The model T-1960SNL and Model T-1960DENL ate two new models to the No Lead/DZR Forged Brass PEX Ball Valves.

The model T-1960SNL is configured...more...

Roger Wakefield, master plumber and owner of Texas Green Plumbing in Dallas, has won American Standard’s Plumber Know How contest, and has been named their...more...

The Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (APHCC) of Texas Charitable and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to the 15 students throughout Texas....more...

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H2O Degree

The compact (5.4in H x 3.3in W x 1.7in D) H2O Degree pulse counters are easy to install; the installer initiates a radio transmission, receives...more...

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HOLDRITE

The Silencer Standard Clamps can be used as a top mount or suspension hanger and integrate with Stout Bracket multi-purpose telescoping supports. The clamps are...more...

Dearborn-based Carhartt Inc. applauded hard-working women for Mother's Day in a new campaign.

The workwear retailer produced a one-minute long film to pay...more...

About 22 percent of excavations tied to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis have led to copper pipes that do not pose a threat of leaching lead,...more...

Transition to Trades, an approved Career Skills Program developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical based in Nashville and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell,...more...

The Construction Employers of America joined with the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus to commemorate Infrastructure Week 2017, a nationwide effort to educate...more...

HB McClure Company recently announced that current employee-owner, Sara Kann, has been promoted to the position of corporate development manager.

Kann has been with...more...

Developed in partnership with Thomas Enterprise Solutions, a comprehensive database of 2D drawings, 3D CAD and Business Information Modeling (BIM) models, along with technical data...more...

SJE-Rhombus, a manufacturer of pump control solutions for the water and wastewater industry, has been named the 2017 ESOP Company of the Year. The award...more...

Before a celebratory crowd of Dormont associates and Watts senior leaders, including CEO Bob Pagano, Dormont, a Watts brand, marked production of its 150-millionth American-made...more...

EY announced that Ara Mahdessian of ServiceTitan is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Greater Los Angeles Region....more...

When businessmen, George Poehner and A.C. Dillman, started a company in the late 1890’s offering plumbing services in the Joliet, Illinois, area, they applied the...more...

Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. hired Leslie Titcomb, who will join the team as HVAC service manager. Titcomb joins Shapiro & Duncan with 25 years of...more...

Speakman is proud to announce its exclusive design partnership with Clodagh , the designer of luxury products and experiential environments for hotels and multifamily residences....more...

An explosion leveled a home in Firestone, Colo., last month killing two men who were working on a water heater in the basement and injuring...more...

Register today for the ASSE International 19210 Hydronic Systems Installation Certification Course, instructed by Uponor's Steve Swanson, taking place, July 18-20 at the IAPMO Chicago...more...

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), founding member of the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, led U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore...more...

Utica Boilers would like to congratulate Restivo's Heating and Air Conditioning of Johnston, Rhode Island, for winning first place in the Providence Journal Readers’ Choice...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association has partnered with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform to offer a new cloud-based PHCC Labor Unit Database that can...more...

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McElroy

McElroy has designed the Hornet, the first all-in-one fusion tool for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipeline. The patent-pending Hornet helps installers maintain perfect alignment of...more...

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Zurn

Zurn introduces the Sundara Hand-washing System, a modern, architecturally-inspired approach to hand-washing in the commercial restroom.

Crafted by world-class industrial designers, the “beauty” of...more...

Milwaukee Tool invited 23 media professionals to take a tour of its Sawzall blade facility in Greenwood, Mississippi last March.

Although the plant also...more...

In today’s marketplace, manufacturers must constantly look for innovative ways to grow their business. With buzzwords like “energy efficiency,” “smart” and “connected,” consumers are looking...more...

Anvil International has acquired AFCON, a provider of patented fire protection pipe hangers and seismic bracing products.

“This acquisition strengthens Anvil International’s hanger and...more...

The need to address water demands worldwide has pushed science and technology to develop innovations that can help. We have to remember that even when...more...

“Manage the Damage- Preparing for natural Disasters” will be the theme for the International Code Council’s (ICC) Building Safety Month Week Three, that runs from...more...

Designing a modern bathroom involves more considerations and more ways to accommodate them than ever before. Knowing what to choose is driven in no small...more...

Hospitals and health centers in the developing world are in need of safe water. Actualizing that goal is easier said than done, even for water...more...

PHC News made it out to Flint, Michigan to attend the Water Infrastructure Conference at the Riverfront Banquet Center March 7-9. The conference provided a...more...

Water quality, a popular political issue discussed everywhere from town hall meetings to PTA meetings to HOA meetings, are serious, modern-day threats to everyone’s drinking...more...

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source...more...

When I was in eighth grade, there was a day that I had to select the classes I would take in the first year of...more...

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You’ve likely heard that Nashville Airport has gone geothermal. Of course, that means the energy efficiency has improved quite a bit. But the real benefits...more...

I enjoy meeting business owners and learning what makes them tick. I like to ask about their business planning process. Most folks spend more time...more...

When was the last time you searched online for a restaurant, movie or business before making a purchase or a visit? You probably do it...more...

Doing business here in the rural areas of South Central Pennsylvania, we find ourselves surrounded by agricultural operations. As you drive through the gently rolling...more...

DZ, a contractor from North Dakota, asks: “In the latest issue of PHC News, you talk about ‘per hour.’ but what about makeup of parts?...more...

Held in San Diego in the first week of March, the Mechanical Contractors of America Association (MCAA) annual convention was the largest attended show in...more...

It’s been more than 300 days since the 2016 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo wrapped up in Las Vegas. Attendees learned from...more...

Full service plumbing operataion Accurate H2O Plumbing had a problem that began around five or six years ago, according to owners Joe and Heather Miller....more...

Radiant contractor Dan Foley can pack a lot into a three-ring binder — namely, proof of 25 years of professionalism and expertise in completing some...more...

Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, has promoted Brian King to National Sales Manager.

King, Webstone’s former North Central Regional Sales Manager, began his career...more...

Annual survey highlights your usage and how it affects your job.

Be honest. How much time do you spend on the internet at...more...

North American builder and developer Brookfield Residential announced that it will now offer Apple HomeKit standard in new communities, making it the first national homebuilder...more...

Bradford White Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Bradford White Corp., has relocated all operations from Mississauga, Ontario, to Halton Hills, Ontario.

“When a customer...more...

Chicago Faucets, the manufacturer of commercial faucets and fittings, NOW HAS "same day" shipping of products in CFNow! program. The CFNow! program includes approximately 500...more...

Mr. Rooter Plumbing was honored as a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation on April 3 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 26th annual...more...

This expansion is company’s 10 th since beginning operations in Minnesota in 1990.​

Uponor North America is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple...more...

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Carlin Combustion Technology 

Carlin Combustion Technology is pleased to announce the official launch of our improved 48245 Oil Primary Control. The improved 48245 Oil Primary Control now offers...more...

Modine’s 2017 Innovation Tour is making its way from the west, to the east and also north of the border. Touring through the Pennsylvania, Canada,...more...

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation and Nexstar Network has hired the foundation’s new executive director, Kate Cinnamo.

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation is a Saint Paul-based...more...

Pittsburgh is one of several major American cities with lead levels in drinking water above the federal limit, according to an Environmental Protection Agency database....more...