September 2015

Aquam Corporation, a global cleantech firm, announced today the acquisition of Specialized Plumbing Technologies, the largest independent drain lining licensee of Aquam’s subsidiary Nu Flow...more...

Danfoss, announced EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems, Irvine, Calif., is the winner of the sixth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award.

Launched in 2010,...more...

Viega joins manufacturers around the U.S. participating in National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2. The day gives manufacturers an opportunity to show, in a coordinated...more...

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is in talks with Los Angeles County sanitation districts about developing a...more...

On Sept. 17, John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, addressed the importance of taking a holistic approach to improving the efficiency of the U.S. commercial...more...

Connects nearly 600 local companies in a single, cohesive brand.

The announcement comes from Rick Schwartz, chairman, who said, “Winsupply connects the more...more...

The Oil & Energy Service Professionals Association sent an e-mail this morning with news of the passing of Lewis S. Boyce Sr. Here’s what...more...

A device called FLUID launched on Kickstarter earlier this month. The device clamps around a home’s main water line and promises to help homeowners understand...more...

Dan Kildee, U.S. representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district, says more homes need to have water tested for lead in Flint, Mich., and wants...more...

Weil-McLain ® now offers its most advanced high-efficiency condensing boiler. The new 95% AFUE Evergreen ™ boiler features cutting-edge technology with simple controls, flexible functionality...more...

Melvin Dubin, the founder and guiding light of Slant/Fin Corporation, passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, 2015 at the age of 92....more...

On Sept. 9th and 10th, Viessmann celebrated 25 years in the United States at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Warwick, R.I., with a special VIP...more...

Watts Water's new 12-page brochure showcases a comprehensive family of plumbing, heating, and water quality products for residential applications. The brochure divides the offering into...more...

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Modine

In applications where space, installation cost and efficiency are concerns, SlimLine Ceiling Cassettes from Airedale are an ideal solution. They are available in a choice...more...

The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year,...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded UL $1.35 million funding to UL to further develop new scientific methods for predicting PV module...more...

Speakman announced three senior-level appointments, bolstering the leadership team during a time of significant company growth. Bryan Schlack joined Speakman as chief financial officer, Tom...more...

MORSCO, a Fort Worth-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and PVF, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Murray Supply Company, a...more...

Louisville Business First reports that the Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Louisville, Ky., has established a 35-member advisory board that includes HVAC/R industry...more...

An outdated floor standing heating system makes way for Navien’s new high-tech wall-hung condensing modulating boiler, the NHB, in a video shot during a recent...more...

Plumbing and heating contractors who install Noritz tankless water heaters can now enter the company’s “Installer of the Year” contest for a chance to win...more...

The News-Press , a Fort Myers, Fla., newspaper reports that Bruno Air Conditioning, Bonita Springs. Fla., is manufacturing its own AC units.

Louis...more...

Work on a $110 million land-based casino project should not be delayed despite contractors being forced to redo about 2,500 feet of below-code water line...more...

A model supermarket, complete with refrigerated cases, dry goods shelves and point-of-sale terminals is under construction by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson....more...

Delta Faucet Company announced the winners of six $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing, heating and cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation...more...

Two construction companies involved in a Bellevue, Wash., gas explosion last June that injured two plumbers at the jobsite have been cited for failing to...more...

Effective earlier this year, Fujitsu Halcyon mini-split and HFI systems installed by licensed contractors, with submitted online registration, now have a 10-year parts and compressor...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2015 scholarships awarded through the Foundation.

Twenty students were awarded a total...more...

Registration is now open for the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and its Voices From the Industry conference sessions. More than 500 exhibitors will...more...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's recently established confined space safety regulations for the construction industry, which includes all mechanical construction contractors, that will...more...

The Wall Street Journal in its Sept. 4 edition, says Japan has been the world’s largest bilateral donor in the water and sanitation sector...more...

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Taco

Taco has a solution for every domestic hot water recirculation (DHWR) challenge and homeowner preference. All systems are designed to conserve water and increase comfort...more...

In 49 states, especially in booming regions like the San Francisco Bay Area, the construction-related job outlook is strong and rising. Only Hawaii has missed...more...

One could characterize the American plumbing industry’s relationship with its European counterpart as a sibling rivalry. Though neither side will admit it aloud, both love...more...

Steve Solla used to be easy to find. During the day, you could track him down at the mailroom of a pharmaceutical company. At night,...more...

It’s not uncommon to see “customer service” mentioned in a company’s mission statement or motto. However, for All Star Home Services, of Miami-Dade, Fla., catering...more...

I joined a U.S. manufacturer of hydronic heating products and pumps in 1962. Over the last 53 years, I have witnessed the startup, evolution and...more...

Robert J. Pagano, Jr. was just days into beginning his second year as CEO of Watts Water Technologies, Inc., when we conducted our interview in...more...

PHC contractors should strive to deliver excellence to consumers at prices that will allow them to recover their true cost and earn the reward they...more...

High LEED, HERS, RESNET and Energy Star building construction scores are cool energy efficiency certifications to strive for if you are a sustainability nerd, or...more...

In Alaska, a plumbing and heating service call might take a number of days, a long drive, a trip on a ferry boat with a...more...

The list of steam heating contractors who have installed a completely new steam heating system is not long. By complete, I mean boiler, piping, risers,...more...

Sean…Sean…Sean. Come on, it’s time to get up,” my dad said, as he was shaking me from my sleep. “OK, OK, I’m getting up,” I...more...

I live on a farm where it’s a 12-mile round trip just to get a dozen eggs. A trip to see “Ant-Man” will be 32...more...

Over the years, I’ve collected an awesome “toolbox” of files—spreadsheets, procedures, articles, marketing ideas, pictures, etc. I bet you have, too. Here’s the problem: it...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has released the electronic version of its 2015 edition of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code....more...

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry shared new information on presentations and vehicle displays for the 13 OEMs participating in the Truck...more...

Whether a boiler is condensing or non-condensing, firing on oil, natural gas or propane, or if the system is operating on outdoor reset, the...more...

Syracuse Winsupply has opened to provide wholesale heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors in Syracuse and the central New York region with an inventory...more...

Leaky pipes, less revenue and bad odors are a few of the unintended consequences of fighting the California drought, according to a Los Angeles Times...more...

With recent research showing that ultrafine particles are more hazardous to human health than originally thought, higher-efficiency filters should be used, according to the newly...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) announced that Michael R. Copp has been selected as its new executive vice president.

Copp will become PHCC's chief...more...

I am an NKBA University Instructor and customer service industry veteran with 29 years’ experience. Exceptional customer service has become a must to survive and...more...

From pickups to vans, contractors submitted their “mobile offices” for the third edition of PHC News magazine’s work truck spotlight.

Click here to...more...

The UK’s Guardian newspaper reports on the “Berglar,” a redesigned trap that features two filters that separate oil and grease from water. It’s the work...more...

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Uponor North America

This pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering now includes insulation thicknesses up to 2 inches to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy Code and the...more...

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 Stiebel Eltron

The energy saving Tempra Plus tankless electric water heaters, Accelera heat pump water heaters and solar thermal renewable energy systems all make up a composite...more...

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Fujitsu

New Wi-Fi solution for introduced for the Halcyon line. This Wi-Fi tool allows installers to operate a Fujitsu Halcyon mini split system from anywhere with...more...

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Danze

A unique showerhead design has been added to the extensive showerhead collection. Branded under the name Drench, the new rain showerheads are square in design...more...

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The Chicago Faucet Company

Gooseneck-spout manual faucets are often paired with wall-mounted wash sinks that combine for hand-washing convenience in a popular "retro." Combining a wall-mounted wash sink with...more...

In light of recent Legionnaires' disease news, Enviro Water Products paints a picture of causes of public drinking water contamination and clean water solutions....more...

Plumbing and mechanical contractors have used WD-40 Multi-Use Product to get their jobs done for decades, but many have expressed the challenge of getting the...more...

USA Today recently identified eight states with compiled a list of eight states with the most widespread severe to exceptional drought conditions based on...more...

The Nest thermostat, recently released its third edition and can save homeowners up to 10 to 12 percent on their heating bills. However, a new,...more...

The manufacturer for wipes sold under the Costco, CVS, Target and BJ’s Wholesale Club labels has agreed to stop advertising them as “flushable” until...more...

The U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015, according to a new report that finds that solar photovoltaic installations...more...

The InternetRetailer.com reports on more plans Ferguson Enterprises has for a new e-commerce site the distributor rolled out last March.

Ferguson.com has about 50,000...more...

Kniese’s Plumbing, Doylestown, Pa., just won the 2015 Best of Bucks under the Home and Garden category for Best Plumber.

The company is a...more...

Fortune magazine includes a commentary by a self-described “oil guy” with experience on four continents and even a home address in Houston who tells...more...

Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Superior, Wis., has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.

The lawsuit was...more...

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Tom Reed (R-NY) have introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2015, which would create expedited tax incentives for property...more...

Operators of a now defunct commercial plumbing business in Georgetown. Mass., were indicted on a total of 29 counts of embezzlement and prevailing wage law...more...

After decades of keeping water rates low and deferring maintenance, scores of drinking water systems built around the time of World War II and earlier...more...

Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing has partnered with the Clark County School District for the third consecutive year to host the “Think Green & Clean”...more...

London-based startup Bio-bean has just started collecting used coffee grounds from 100 coffee shops in the city.

The company hopes to turn the grounds...more...

The Washington Post in its Sept. 20 edition reported that some 15 U.S. hospitals have either installed or are considering installing, copper components on...more...

The manufacturer for wipes sold under the Costco, CVS, Target and BJ’s Wholesale Club labels has agreed to stop advertising them as “flushable” until it...more...

Contractors for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) digging in the Maryland suburbs to install a new water line found a 6-inch wooden water pipe,...more...