October 2016

From November 14-20, 2016, the Department of Labor will join industry, education and workforce leaders across the country to celebrate the second annual National Apprenticeship...more...

Representing the very best of the nation’s next generation of skilled workers, 12 HVAC apprentices competed in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s fourth...more...

With 20 of the nation’s best plumbing apprentices showcasing their knowledge and skills in San Antonio, Texas, last week, prize packages went to the top...more...

LIXIL Corporation products and services, announced that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the expansion of its...more...

The Environmental Protection Agency had the authority and information to issue an emergency order protecting residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-tainted water a full seven...more...

Viega Climate Mat system installed to create innovative heated drying slab.

Viega was awarded Plastic Pipe Institute’s 2016 Project of the Year award...more...

New Mega Menu simplifies navigation for contractors and homeowners by clearly defining topics and interests relevant to each group.​

Noritz America has updated...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The M18 Short Throw Press Tool delivers force optimized for low force applications, and with the capability to complete 400 1-inch connections on a single...more...

Rinnai America Corporation attained the milestone of selling its 2 millionth tankless unit last month and celebrated the occasion by hosting a special luncheon for...more...

The industry leader in water efficiency, Zurn Industries, LLC, is advancing its leadership position in lean construction solutions by demonstrating hands-on, time calculated installations with...more...

After a stellar 55 years of service at Mansfield Plumbing, Julie Grassman, a resident of Loudonville, Ohio, will retire on October 28, 2016. At one...more...

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Flomatic

Flomatic Corporation is proud to announce Model AZURE AWWA Butterfly Valves are now NSF/ANSI standard 61 certified for drinking water. The Model AZURE is designed...more...

Brass Knuckle has launched a line of ergonomically designed occupational body protection products under its SmartShell brand.

The new products include three different styles...more...

ECR International and the Utica Boiler brand will be featured on “Designing Spaces,” a Lifetime television show. The award-winning home improvement show is in its...more...

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ADEY

ADEY, a U.K.-based company launched in 2003, is bringing its proven solution to combat the effects of iron oxide sludge in hydronic systems to North...more...

Contest will identify company spokesperson to share knowledge over social media and other events.

Are you a plumbing expert who likes to share...more...

The Flint City Council approved contracts with Goyette Mechanical and WT Stevens Construction to complete 748 more pipeline replacements.

The third phase will be...more...

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage...more...

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Jay R. Smith Mfg.

Recommended for use in applications requiring an indirect waste receiver such as restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, food processing plants and dairies. Constructed of high quality PVC,...more...

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck...more...

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Dormont upheld its safety-first initiative by announcing its new SmartSense Excess Flow Valve & Thermal Shutoff device.

Designed to help protect against excessive gas...more...

New Motegi Pre-Rinse faucet from Pioneer adds gourmet kitchen style and features at a builder-friendly price.

The Motegi Pre-Rinse faucet is designed exclusively for...more...

Comfort Institute and Service Roundtable announced a strategic partnership between the two organizations. The partnership, announced last week during an annual gathering of Comfort Institute...more...

In December of 2015, the California Department of Water Resources predicted many of the state’s water agencies will only receive 10 percent of expected supplies...more...

Over the years, I have learned about the service business. No doubt about it, I got the best education “riding shotgun” with service techs; the...more...

Sonnhalter just polished off its Seventh Annual Tool Drive and already couldn’t be more excited about next year’s chance to benefit the Greater Cleveland Habitat...more...

Neptune Plumbing aims “to be the standard by which all respectable plumbing contractors are measured.” This is not a stance they take lightly and means...more...

In the late 1800s, the soldiers of Fort Huachuca were in hot pursuit of Geronimo and defending settlers from Apache raids. During World War I,...more...

Nearly 25 years ago, a gentleman named James Kenney III recognized the need to showcase the talents of plumbers in training and set the stage...more...

As an added bonus to CONNECT 2016 this year, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC) is introducing a new event through its Quality Service...more...

PHCC has a long history of helping plumbing, heating and cooling contractors be the best in the business by providing services, information, resources and leadership....more...

John’s company, Advanced Comfort Systems is based in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, near Providence. He and his father started the company in 1998 when they...more...

It was a sunshine-filled Saturday morning. My son Mason, myself and my wife Azure, were just finishing up our pancake breakfast. “Alright everyone, let’s get...more...

We have the technology available today to transport clean water to every person on Earth. Would installing modern plumbing in every house in the world...more...

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There are a lot of great ideas for saving energy, but first cost is usually a limiting factor for our customers. One of those has...more...

About two years ago, we ran a Business Makeover contest. And — winner winner chicken dinner — the lucky company was Gene Johnson Plumbing in...more...

There’s a new green building standard in the U.S. geared toward the country’s 5.8 million existing commercial buildings that are not currently benchmarking sustainability efforts....more...

Before you can know if your prices are silly, you must understand the meaning of the word silly. Merriam-Webster defines “silly” as: having or showing...more...

Og Plumbing ignored three OSHA warnings in one month.

Less than three weeks after being cited for exposing workers to unsafe trenches, federal investigators...more...

PHC News is interested in your road show trucks! If you’ve recently undergone this experience or are currently planning on hauling around a trailer and...more...

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. will unveil its new PlumbShop brand at the PHCC Connect 2016 meeting, Oct. 19-21, in San Antonio. The product line will initially...more...

Effective Oct. 25, federal agencies will have the ability to disqualify contractors if they have violated any of 14 labor and employment laws along with...more...

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Powers

Powers launched the LFLM496-HTK, a mixing valve that installs on a hot water tank to increase hot water capacity by providing greater control over water...more...

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John Guest USA

John Guest expands the White CTS Twist and Lock fittings range to now include the 3/8-inch size to several products including the Union Tee, Elbow,...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

The M18 Transfer Pump is the first cordless transfer pump, providing faster water transfers and service calls. A Self-Priming Pump eliminates the extra steps during...more...

This year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program marks a decade of saving water for future generations. More than 1,700 partners have produced and...more...

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ITM Instruments Inc.

Think there might be a moisture problem? Troubleshoot your problems easily and effectively with the FLIR MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter. This meter has a built-in...more...