Uponor invests $6.35 million to expand PEX pipe production.
Uponor North America has signed an agreement to purchase an
existing 237,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office
space in Hutchinson, MN.
Sioux Chief Hosts Visitors for Plant Tour.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing recently hosted a group of plumbing
contractors and wholesalers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and
Delaware for a tour of the manufacturing plant and new
headquarters in Kansas City.
Oatey Acquires Assets of QuickDrain USA.
Oatey Co. (Oatey), a leader in the plumbing industry since 1916,
announced today the acquisition of certain assets of QuickDrain
Grundfos Introduces ALPHA1 Circulator.
Grundfos Expands Energy-Efficient Circulator Line with Versatile
ALPHA1 Constant Pressure Pump. Feature-rich circulator replaces
all single-speed and 3-speed circulators in its class
Wolseley Canada Partners With Company For Drone Delivery.
Drone Delivery Canada announced last week that it has partnered
with plumbing and HVAC distributor Wolseley Canada to
collaborate on a potential drone delivery solutions to expand
Wolseley's distribution capabilities.
Plumbing Manufacturers International Supports Water Efficiency
Improvement Act of 2017 Calling for WaterSense Authorization.
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) expressed its strong
support for the bipartisan Water Efficiency Improvement Act of
2017 introduced by Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rob Portman
ePIPE® Team Granted Three Patent Allowances for the Lead (Pb)
Reduction and Leak Prevention to Underground Pipes.
Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, (PRT) makers of the ePIPE®,
Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ and LeadSmart® product lines, announced
that it has received three Notice of Allowances from the U.S.
Chicago Faucets Updates 2017 Commercial Catalog, Highlighting
Conservation and Sustainability. Chicago Faucets,
manufacturer of the highest rated commercial electronic and
manual faucets, is pleased to introduce its 2017 Commercial
Catalog with new information and new products, accessories and
Modern Distribution Management names Ferguson as 2017
HVAC/Plumbing Market Leader. Ferguson is ranked No. 1 on
Modern Distribution Management’s 2017 Top HVACR/Plumbing
Distributors list and is also included in this year’s Top
Jan-San Distributors list as HP Products, a Ferguson Enterprise.
ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment on Guideline to Minimize
Legionellosis in Water Building Systems. -- Those
interested in commenting on the guideline may do so from July 28
– Sept. 11 --
T&S Brass Unveils New Look Across Product Line.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works is unveiling a revamped design for
its foodservice and plumbing products, starting with its widely
used pantry faucets and pre-rinse units, pairing T&S reliability
with modern styling and aesthetics.
New Website Helps People Who Are Starting A Plumbing Business.
Business Broker Resource is a brand new website designed to help
people who want to start a plumbing business. The resources
provided are also suitable for those who already own a plumbing
business, but want to learn how to attract more clients.
Grundfos names O’Mara as vice president of service for Americas.
She brings more than 25 years of experience leading operations,
sales, product and service teams in industries ranging from
manufacturing to technology.
PHCC Launches New Estimating Tool: Cloud-based Labor Unit
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC)
has partnered with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform to
offer a new cloud-based PHCC Labor Unit Database that can help
contractors streamline the estimating process and prepare
Uponor invests $17.4 million to expand PEX pipe manufacturing.
Company expands in Apple Valley, Minn.; centralizes and upgrades
Kohler Co. Reinvents Its Approach To Global Retail With Launch
Of KOHLER Experience Centers. Created to serve the
fast-growing segment of design professionals working on projects
around the world and to offer consumers on-site product
immersion, the new retail concept will make it easier than ever
to experience and buy KOHLER products.
Wilo USA acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump, and Karak Machine Corp.
Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building
services, water management, and groundwater, is pleased to
announce it has under the terms of an
asset deal, acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc., and
Scot Pump Company, as well as the component manufacturer Karak
Winsupply opens new plumbing and mechanical company in Houston.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation,
has opened a new Winsupply company in Houston serving plumbing,
mechanical and industrial contractors throughout southeast
Chicago Faucets Announces Same Day Shipping of CFNow!™ Products.
Chicago Faucets, the leading manufacturer of commercial faucets
and fittings, has announced "same day" shipping of products in
their exclusive CFNow!™ program.
TOTO USA Donates to Habitat For Humanity New York City.
TOTO USA hosted a donor appreciation event in its flagship
experiential Gallery for Habitat for Humanity New York City
(Habitat NYC) to celebrate its product and monetary
Plumbing Professors Launches Franchising Initiative.
Become part of a team and take your plumbing, sewer & drain
business to the next level or start the plumbing business you
always dreamed of.
IAPMO Unveils Redesigned Learning Center Website.
In order to create an even better user experience for students,
the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical
Officials (IAPMO®) has redesigned its learning center website
from top to bottom.
ePIPE Team Awarded 17th US Patent.
ePIPE Team Awarded US Patent for Cleaning and Sealing Pipes
"In-Place", Providing Protection against Leaks and Reduction of
Goulds Water Technology Announces Q2 2017 Training Schedule.
Water professionals are encouraged to enroll in Goulds Water
Technology’s (GWT) new wastewater e-Learning course that
highlights the advantages, disadvantages, features and
applications of wastewater pumps and accessories.
12V Ridgid PEX-One Press Tool Launched.
Ridgid hopes to improve the way contractors install Pex with the
new 12V Ridgid Pex-One. Designed for one-handed use, the Pex-One
weighs in at five pounds and can press multiple sizes up to one
inch with an interchangeable die system.
Contractors Group Aims to Quell
Plumbing Workforce Shortage.
Facing an industry workforce shortage, the
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association has deployed an
initiative with the goal of attracting more than 100,000
millennials to the workforce by 2020.
2017 Watch List: Ferguson shares
three kitchen & bath predictions.
As the kitchen and bath industry heads into trade show season
and manufacturers prepare to unveil their latest innovations,
the product experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
share three trends they expect to have a major moment in 2017.
Mansfield Plumbing Support for Local Organizations Grows in
Mansfield Plumbing played a strong role in supporting the
communities where they operate in 2016 with 89 different
donations totaling $38,309.
Industry-first ProPEX® opposing-port tees for PEX hydronic
New ProPEX® engineered polymer (EP) opposing-port tees reduce
the number of required fittings in a riser application by 75%
Ferguson acquires Underground Pipe & Valve, Inc.
Ferguson Waterworks, the largest company in the Waterworks
industry and the largest distributor of plumbing supplies and
PVF in the U.S., announces the acquisition of Underground Pipe &
Tools every plumber and contractor wants to receive this
U.S. Congressman Introduces
IAPMO Supported Plumbing Research Investment Legislation.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.) on Friday introduced
legislation intended to promote federal investment in research
to ensure the data used in the development of U.S. plumbing
standards reflects the 21st century’s more water efficient
Geberit USA names ACS Marketing
as new sales representative for the southwest.
Geberit is pleased to
announce that ACS Marketing will now represent Geberit plumbing
products in the Southern California, Arizona and Las Vegas
Saniflo Names PEPCO Sales New Agent in Texas.
SFA Saniflo U.S.A has appointed PEPCO Sales as its new sales
representative in the state of Texas. In business since 1965,
PEPCO Sales serves the plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, waterworks,
fire protection and irrigation industries and will carry the
full line of Saniflo products.
plumbing, heating distributor in central Long Island.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation,
has opened Winsupply of Smithtown (N.Y.), serving contractors in
the plumbing and hydronic heating industries on Long Island and
in the New York City metropolitan area.
American Standard Celebrates Plumber Know How in Contest Seeking
the Ultimate Plumbing Expert.
Winner Will Serve as Spokesperson on Videos, Social Media, and
at Special Events; Receives Compensation and Publicity to Grow
Viega Wins Plastic Pipe Institute’s 2016 Project of the Year
Award for Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency.
Viega Climate Mat system installed to create innovative heated
America First 2016 Trade Show
and Products Expo to Be Held on November 9th, 2016.
In 1965, manufacturing accounted for 53% of the domestic
economy; by 2004 it was down to 9%. Between February 2001 and
February 2016, the United States lost two thirds of the
remaining manufacturing jobs.
Ferguson acquires The Plumbing Source.
Ferguson announces the acquisition of The Plumbing Source, Inc.
in a stock transaction completed October 24, 2016.
BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. to unveil new PlumbShop® brand at
PHCC Connect 2016. BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. is
excited to announce the unveiling of its new PlumbShop® brand at
the PHCC Connect 2016 meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
New Heat Pump Water Heater Changes the Game
New product from A. O. Smith designed to slash electric water
Plumbing Industry VMI Programs Accelerate in First Half of 2016.
Elkhart, Gastite and Matco-Norca All Launch VMI Programs
w/Advanced Datalliance Platform Oatey and Winsupply Share Value
of Their Vendor Managed Inventory Experiences.
PMI Issues RFP to Determine If Low Flow Rates in Plumbing
Systems Yield Opportunistic Waterborne Pathogens.
PMI seeks to understand if lower flow rates may impact public
Clean Design brochure identifies compatible fixtures for Geberit
The Clean Design brochure from Geberit lists the wall-hung
washdown toilets, including WaterSense® models and urinal models
that correspond to Geberit’s installation systems.
Viega Solutions Included in Revit® and AutoCAD® MEP Service
AutoDesk building system design programs are the latest to
Viega Expands PEX Product Offerings. New Viega PEX systems are
ideal for commercial and municipal use.
Viega introduces Viega PEX Press test plugs, PEX Press 45-degree
elbows, PEX Press 90-degree flare elbows, PEX Press reducing
tees and PEX pipe supports, expanding its PEX offerings for a
variety of applications including commercial and municipal.
Uponor and Belkin International partner to create Phyn — new
intelligent water company.
Uponor Corporation (Uponor) today announced the formation of
Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International. Phyn
represents the next wave of the smart home and will create an
intelligent water solution that protects family homes and
businesses from leak damage, enables mindful conservation, and
enhances household water usage with automated and anticipatory
NIBCO Boosts Valve Offering through Acquisition of Webstone
NIBCO INC. announced that it has acquired the valve assets of
Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23,
2016. The new business unit will be named, “Webstone, a brand of
ePIPE®’s Newest Patent: A Proven Solution for Water Conservation
and Reducing Lead Leaching in Drinking Water Pipes.
ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ pipe restoration system has been
granted its 15th U.S. patent, #9352357, for effectively and
safely sealing leaks and protecting pipes from lead leaching.
Mansfield Plumbing Launches Powerful New Toilets.
Mansfield Plumbing, an industry leader with Made in America
toilets, has introduced the new DENALI Power Flush toilet and
the new PROTECTOR No-Overflow Toilet.
Plumbing Distributors Inc. Converts 47% of Customers to
Electronic Adoption in Less Than Three Months with Billtrust.
Billtrust's Invoice Central portal helps Plumbing Distributors
Inc. realize cost savings, increase electronic adoption and
improve customer satisfaction.
3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard Win Best of
BDwest Product Design Award. First
Commercially-Available Metal Faucets Created with DMLS Process.
The groundbreaking collection of 3D printed metal bathroom sink
faucets from DXV by American Standard was recognized with a Best
of BDwest Product Design Award at the annual trade fair hosted
by Boutique Design.
Viega Announces 2016 Water Quality Seminars.
Training course on reducing the risk of microbial growth in
commercial plumbing system offered in three locations.
Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation to lead
initiative advising White House and Congress on manufacturing
and water solutions.
Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation have agreed to
lead a top-level national initiative aimed at ensuring the
continued global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.
PMI Members Donate Hundreds of Faucets and Supplies Installed
by UA Plumbers in Flint. In response to the drinking
water crisis in Flint, Mich., members of Plumbing Manufacturers
International (PMI) donated hundreds of faucets and other
plumbing supplies that were installed last weekend in more than
Watts Water Technologies Completes Acquisition of Apex Valves
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) announced today that
it completed the acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of
Apex Valves Limited (“Apex”), a New Zealand company, for
approximately $22 million, with a commitment to purchase the
remaining 20% ownership within three years of closing.
AERCO Stars in History Channel’s “Operation Green Building”!
The 11-minute segment was featured in their special episode,
"Operation Green Building," celebrating green companies that are
environmental stewards and continually implement eco-friendly
Walk for Water Event Helps Grundfos Raise Awareness of Global
Roughly 175 Grundfos employees joined family, friends and
corporate partners in its annual Walk for Water event held in
Kansas City, Mo., and Aurora, Ill. The initiative was designed
to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to raise
funds for safe, sustainable water solutions in developing
Fernco celebrates opening of new manufacturing and distribution
Fernco, Inc celebrated a grand opening for a new manufacturing
and distribution facility located in Davison, Mich. The event
was attended by employees and companies who have impacted
InSinkErator® Announces Winner of Trip Giveaway at KBIS 2016.
The company is excited to announce that Andrew Pace, Green
Design Center, Waukesha, Wis., is the winner of a trip for two
to Las Vegas, including flight, three nights at Wynn®, a dinner
prepared and hosted by acclaimed Chef Johnny Church, plus a
night tour of The Strip.
Sloan Puts Water Efficiency to Work.
Sloan has just released a new landing page and brochure
dedicated to putting water efficiency to work. The landing page
and brochure outline Sloan’s commitment to water conservation
and feature a variety of water efficient products that help
achieve water efficiency goals.
2016 Plumbing Industry Insights from Mansfield Plumbing.
Higher focus on aging-in-place products for the bathroom. Faster
availability of products for plumbers. Continued focus on high
performance, low consumption toilets. These are just some of the
top trends for 2016 in the plumbing products industry identified
by leaders of Mansfield Plumbing.
NIBCO Expands Valve Offering Through Sure Seal Acquisition.
NIBCO INC. announced today that it has acquired the assets of
the Sure Seal product line from OPW Engineered Systems, Inc. The
assets related to OPW’s Transportation valve line will remain
Jones Stephens Expands West Coast Distribution With Opening of
New California Facility.
The Valencia distribution center supports 5,000 most-frequently
ordered Jones Stephens plumbing and MRO products.
Grundfos SL Submersible
Wastewater Pumps Offer Unmatched Durability, Efficiency and
The Grundfos line of SL submersible wastewater pumps are
designed to handle raw, unscreened sewage, effluent, large
volumes of surface water and process water in municipal, utility
and industrial applications.
New, free pipe design calculator for plumbing and heating
systems now available online. The Plastics Pipe
Institute, Inc. (PPI) today announced it has released a new,
free, online software tool that aids in designing plastic
pressure pipe systems using PEX, PE-RT and CPVC.
WinWholesale acquires M. Cooper Supply.
Plumbing distributor serves Chicago, northern Illinois and
Mansfield Plumbing Celebrates
"Made in the USA Day."
As companies across the country observe "Made in the USA Day" on
July 2, Mansfield Plumbing will celebrate the day by marking 86
years of manufacturing operations in Ohio.
Lochinvar® Celebrates Winning VIP Contractors at CMA Fest.
Lochinvar recently hosted 16 of its top VIP Contractors and
their guests for the annual four-day Nashville Experience.
Ferguson Enterprises Joins Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s
200 HVAC locations are participating to recycle mercury
PHCC Voices Concern over Clean Water Act Rule.
Expanded federal jurisdiction could negatively affect
construction projects, organization says.
Uponor, Inc. to Resolve U.S. Class-action Suit through Enhanced
Uponor, Inc. and several home builders, plumbers and distributor
partners have requested court approval of two class-action
settlements relating to alleged failure risks of Uponor yellow
Grundfos Appoints Jonathan Hamp-Adams as Managing Director.
Grundfos Pumps Corporation has elevated Jonathan Hamp-Adams to
the newly created position of Managing Director for the
company’s Commercial Building Systems (CBS) unit.
Taco to move into plumbing, VRF and geothermal markets.
Corporate restructuring signals growth and diversification.
Taco, Inc. has announced a reorganization of the company and
its marketing direction in order to facilitate entry into
plumbing, VRF and geothermal markets.
Political, Community Leaders Celebrate at Uponor Groundbreaking
Ceremony for $18M Expansion.
Uponor North America (Uponor) held an official groundbreaking
ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the
greater Twin Cities area.
Cedar Rapids Winsupply opens to
serve plumbing customers in eastern Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Winsupply has opened in Iowa to provide plumbing
contractors in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area with an
inventory of high quality plumbing products, supplies and
Mansfield Plumbing looking to hire 40 new workers.
Thanks to continued business growth, Mansfield Plumbing is
currently looking to hire 40 new full-time employees.
RESNET to develop National
Residential Water Efficiency Rating System.
RESNET, the Residential Energy Services Network, in partnership
with the Natural Resources Defense Council and a coalition of
water efficiency experts, homebuilders, environmental
organizations and home energy professionals is developing the
nation’s first Water Efficiency Rating (WER) Index.
2015 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®) Now Available.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical
(IAPMO®) has released the hardcopy and digital versions of its
2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®).
Rebates for Water-Efficient Plumbing Will Save Significant
Water in California, PMI Says. Plumbing
Manufacturers International estimates up to 360 million gallons
a day can be saved through Governor Brown’s call for a statewide
Pioneering VorMax Toilet Delivers The Cleanest Flush Ever
Four New Toilet Styles from American Standard Provide a Cleaner,
Water-Efficient Experience with Innovative Flushing Technology.
Liberty Pumps announces major expansion for 2015.
Liberty Pumps, a manufacturer of sump, sewage and wastewater
pumps is undergoing a major expansion of its facilities.
Pee-powered 'green' toilet to light up refugee camps.
Scientists in the UK have developed an innovative new plumbing
technology that can convert urine into electricity, with the
hopes that the system can be used to light up the dark corners
of refugee camps in conflict zones.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Announces First
Acquisition of 2015.
SE Holdco, LLC, the parent company of Service Experts Heating
and Air Conditioning, LLC, (Service Experts) one of North
America’s largest AC and heating repair brands, has announced
its first major acquisition of 2015, after having completed
three acquisitions in 2014.
Viega Introduces PEX Press Fire Protection Fittings in
Eight new fittings and an innovative installation bracket
offered for ease of installation and cost effectiveness.
WinWholesale selects A. O. Smith plumbing Vendor of the Year.
WinWholesale Inc., one of the largest distributors in the
nation, has selected A. O. Smith as its 2014 plumbing Vendor of
the Year. A. O. Smith supplies products to WinWholesale local
companies representing the Winnelson, Winsupply and Noland
Leading Online Vendors of PEX, Plumbing, HVAC Supplies Announce
Delaware-based company PexMall and Canarsee in New York will
combine their enterprises to form one streamlined plumbing,
heating and HVAC online storefront with a specialty in offering
PEX tubing supplies.
Uponor Innovations Now Accepting Applications for
Game-changing Ideas for 2015. For entrepreneurs,
business owners or investors that have great ideas but lack the
resources to get those ideas off the ground, Uponor North
America (Uponor) offers Uponor Innovations LLC.
BrassCraft Pledges to Help The Future of Plumbing Profession,
Offering $1,500 Scholarships to Support Promising, Hard-Working
In an ongoing effort to
promote and invest in the future of the plumbing profession,
BrassCraft Manufacturing today announced its commitment to
supporting the next generation of skilled tradesmen.
Sloan Signs with Chicago Cubs as
Legacy Partner and Official Water Efficiency Partner.
World’s leading manufacturer of
water-efficient solutions will help Chicago Cubs expand
sustainability efforts through water conservation.
Viega Announces 2015 Water
Free training course on reducing the risk of
microbial growth in commercial plumbing system offered in five
International Supports "Federal Water in the 21st Century"
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) expressed its support
for “W21: Water in the 21st Century Act.” The legislation –
reintroduced in both the House (H.R. 291) and Senate (S. 176) –
would formally authorize the Environmental Protection Agency’s
WaterSense program and spur other initiatives promoting water
efficiency, savings and sustainability.
Mansfield Plumbing Offers 2015 Industry Insights.
Continued focus on water conservation. Increased consumer
conveniences. Faster delivery of product. These are some of the
top trends for 2015 in the plumbing products industry identified
by leaders of Mansfield Plumbing.
RectorSeal® Acquires SureSeal®,
the Market-Leading Manufacturer of Waterless Floor Drain Trap
The acquisition positions RectorSeal as the leader in
waterless trap seal protection, a high growth segment of the
TOTO Introduces MyGreenPayback.
Company's New App Offers Consumers and Professionals the Ability
to Calculate their Green Product Purchases' "Return on
Investment" and "Return on Environment"
Liberty Pumps Announces Bergen, N.Y. Building Expansion!
Liberty Pumps has broken ground on a major building expansion
that will add an additional 81,000 square feet to its
manufacturing and warehouse space, as well as another 8,000
square feet to its product research and development area.
Viega Launches Campaign to Promote Water Quality and Hygiene.
Water quality campaign encompasses education, design tools,
product system solutions and support for the engineering
Don't Get Bent Out of Shape, Get
Uniweld's Crossbow™ Ratchet Tube Bender Kit.
Uniweld's Crossbow™ Ratchet Tube Bender Kits Take Tube Bending
to New Heights.
Uniweld Products is always seeking new technologies to simplify
the work of their end-users.
Kohler Company and NIBCO INC Recognized for Loyal Commitment
to Industry Education. At a time when workforce
development in the plumbing-heating-cooling industry is more
crucial than ever, the PHCC Educational Foundation recognized
the continued commitment of two corporate supporters – Kohler
Company and NIBCO INC. – with its Chairman’s Awards.
FloLogic Inc. Launches New
“FloLogic System 3.5” for Indoor, Outdoor and Now Below Grade
FloLogic Inc.’s new FloLogic System 3.5 robust automatic water
monitoring and shutoff system is designed for indoor, outdoor
and now below grade installations.
SharkBite maker to open new $50 million Alabama plant, with 130
A manufacturer for the plumbing and heating industries will open
a new $50 million facility in Cullman to launch U.S. production
of the SharkBite plumbing connection system.
MFS Supply Launches New Line of
Ohio-based real estate supplies company MFS Supply has launched
a new line of plumbing fixtures for laundry rooms, bathrooms and
kitchens. Available in a variety of finishes, the new line is
Uponor Enhances Engineering Resources Website.
Uponor North America (Uponor) recently updated its engineering
website, Uponorengineering.com, to offer even more resources for
professionals specifying and designing PEX plumbing, radiant
heating/cooling, hydronic distribution piping and pre-insulated
American Standard Partners with Water For People to Improve
Sanitation Facilities Worldwide. 600,000 SaTo
Sanitary Toilet Pans to Be Distributed Over the Next Five Years.
Uniweld Introduces Amazing Demo Video of Cool Blue™ Heat Sink
Paste for Use When Brazing Metals. Uniweld's
patented Cool Blue™ heat sink paste helps to protect HVAC
components when brazing copper tubes.
Copper Industry Advises Plumbing
Professionals in Soldering New, No-Lead Copper Alloys.
New Legislation Prompts the Copper Development Association to
Revisit Soldering Techniques for Making Proper Joints.
Twin City Hose, Inc. Announces
UL® Classification for Water Quality.
Twin City Hose Completes UL® Classification for Lead-Free*
Verification In Compliance With the 2014 Federal Mandate.
Viega Educational Facility
Offers Industry Training Opportunities.
Educational facility offers wide range of courses to help
industry professionals stay current in the industry.
New Plumbing Franchise Leaps to
25 Signed Franchise Partners in Five Months.
bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ Expands with Multi-Unit Franchise
Partners in Related Industries and Independent Plumbers,
Uniweld Products, Inc. Joins Blue Hawk University to Educate the
Uniweld Products, Inc. has become a member of the Blue Hawk
University, and will be able to share their technical knowledge
with a larger audience.
Uponor Launches Industry-first PEX to CPVC Adapter Fittings for
Commercial Piping Systems. Uponor North
America (Uponor) is launching an industry-first innovation with
six new ProPEX® Lead-free (LF) Brass CPVC Adapter Fittings for
transitioning from CPVC to PEX in commercial plumbing and
hydronic distribution piping systems.
BrassCraft Offers Professional Plumber's Tool Bag to Graduating
In a continuing effort to promote the plumbing profession while
encouraging the development of the next generation of
professional plumbers, BrassCraft Manufacturing is helping to
start off young careers right with a practical gift:
Uniweld Announces the Release of Their New 2014 HVAC/R &
Plumbing Equipment Catalog. Uniweld's 2014 HVAC/R
& Plumbing Catalog for Air Conditioning, Refrigeration,
Plumbing, Heating, Automotive, and Maintenance applications is
Pink Plumbing launches ideal opportunity for aspiring female
Hull manufacturer Ideal Boilers and Derby-based Pink Plumbing
have joined forces to develop a local specialised training
academy for women in the plumbing and heating industry and are
urging merchants to back the project.
ASPE joins industry coalition for energy efficiency legislation.
ASPE joined a coalition of 19 leading plumbing and mechanical
industry organizations in supporting H.R. 4801, a bill that
would call for the Department of Energy to report on the impact
and savings potential of improved thermal insulation systems in
Sioux Chief’s downloadable BIM offering enables designers to
specify and include Sioux Chief product details in their models
while helping contractors develop supply chains in a digital
format and make decisions based on how installations relate to
other building components.
Noritz Now Offering Contractors Online Tankless Water Heating
Education for Added Convenience. New training
supplement gives plumbing and heating contractors of all
experience and skill levels an easier way to gain product
IAPMO Seeks Proposals for 2015 Edition of Green Plumbing and
Mechanical Code Supplement. The International
Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO),
publisher of the Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement (GPMCS),
is calling for
code proposals toward the 2015 edition of the GPMCS.
Solco Plumbing Supply Opens Premier Kitchen and Bath Showroom in
Founded in 1960, Solco Plumbing Supply has been serving the New
York metropolitan area for over 50 years. We are the go-to
supplier for plumbers, developers, contractors and homeowners
for all their plumbing, heating, decorative and commercial
American Standard Donation Supports Plumbers Without Borders.
Contribution Helps Connect Volunteer Plumbers Around the World
with People and Agencies in Need, Facilitates Access to Safe
Water and Sanitation.
PMI supports Senate legislation authorizing WaterSense program.
This would provide a dedicated source of funding for the water
equivalent of EnergyStar.
Uponor Introduces Two New EP Multiport Tees for Commercial PEX
Plumbing Applications. Uponor North America (Uponor)
recently launched two new, engineered polymer (EP) multiport
tees to meet the increasing demand in commercial plumbing
systems using crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe.
BrassCraft how-to videos now include plumbing installations and
New videos feature common plumbing installations and BrassCraft
products. BrassCraft Manufacturing introduces new how-to videos
of common plumbing installations and features on BrassCraft
TOTO Inks National Distribution Deal With WinWholesale.
For First Time in US, Company's Products Available from
TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1
billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has
entered into a strategic alliance with WinWholesale, Inc., to
distribute the company's high-performance, planet-friendly
products across 37 states in the U.S.
Uniweld Improves Cap’n Hook
Wraparound Brazing Tips; Ideal for HVAC/R Technicians and
Plumbers. Uniweld Cap’n Hook
tips for brazing now offer more flames that evenly provide 100
percent, wraparound heat distribution.
Pump Products Extends Discounts to PHCC and ESA Member
Pump Products is offering deep discounts and expert product
support to plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractors with
KWC ZOE – New style icon in the world of kitchen faucets.
Strikingly innovative in both its design and its technology, the
new KWC ZOE combines an elegantly curved shape with exceptional
functionality in ways that are unmatched by any other premium
Transition Fittings from Viega Make Press Connections Between
Copper and PEX Systems. Viega offers the only press
fitting to transition from copper to PEX tubing, eliminating the
need for solder or threaded adapters.
WinWholesale names plumbing and HVAC vendors of the year.
A.O. Smith Water Products is WinWholesale 2013 Plumbing Vendor
of the Year
Vendor’s people and programs contributed to WinWholesale growth
Ferguson acquires six appliance showrooms in New Jersey.
Newport News-based Ferguson, a wholesale plumbing distributor,
acquired Karl's Sales and Service Co. LLC and its six showrooms
in northern New Jersey.
As Lead Free Becomes Law,
Matco-Norca Leads the Way.
Matco-Norca announces certified lead free products and help
complying with new Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act that
took effect January 4.
New App Puts Viega LLC Catalog At Your Fingertips.
Leave the printed catalog at the office. This streamlined
app puts the complete Viega LLC product catalog in the palm of
your hand. Find the Viega fitting, valve, tubing, piping or
accessory that you’re looking for easily.
Bosch Thermotechnology’s Portugal Plant Reaches Production
Milestone of 20 Million Water Heaters. Bosch
Termotecnologia S.A’s Aveiro plant, 70 kilometers south of Porto
in the northwest region of the country, passed the 20 million
mark in production of gas-fired water heaters this past fall.
GoDaddy Offers 14
New Website Domain Extensions including .plumbing.
Website-domain registrar GoDaddy is allowing people to
pre-register for 14 new domain extensions
including both “.plumbing” and “.equipment.”
Uponor Expansion Ribbon-cutting
Ceremony Brings Political, Community Leaders Together.
Uponor North America (Uponor) celebrated the fifth expansion
to its 230,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in
Apple Valley, Minn., more than quadrupling its size since opening in 1990.
Sioux Chief Launches Product
Video Series for Plumbing Contractors.
The new Sioux Chief rough plumbing video series offers plumbing
contractors need-to-know information about time, labor and money
saving innovations in Sioux Chief’s Supply, Drainage and Support
American Standard Expands Cadet
PRO Portfolio of Trade Exclusive Toilets.
New Tank Designs, Colors and Lever Options Added to Trusted,
High Performance Cadet PRO Toilet Series.
Kohler Co. Shares Sustainability
Stories Through Believing In Better™ Platform.
Company asks 'What do you Believe?' through blog and booth
unveiled at Greenbuild.
GRAFF®’s Ametis Shower System
Honored With Architectural Products Magazine’s Prestigious
Product Innovation Award.
GRAFF®, the Milwaukee-based manufacturer of precision engineered
products for the kitchen and bath, announced today that they are
the recipients of the 2013 Product Innovation Award (PIA) from
Architectural Products magazine.
New Tomahawk Website Offers
Finish Plumbing Edge to Plumbing Contractors and Wholesalers.
The new Tomahawk website includes features and benefits for
Sioux Chief/Tomahawk representatives, wholesalers and
contractors in plumbing specialty, gas specialty and tools.
Sioux Chief Donates Rough
Plumbing Supplies To Operation Finally Home.
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Ron Wiley and family will be
receiving a house with rough-in plumbing products donated by
Sioux Chief. Their partner, Price Brothers Inc. has donated all
the plumbing labor.
TOTO Is The First Plumbing
Manufacturer To Validate Its Products' Environmental Performance
With New Sustainable Minds' Transparency Reports.
Company Innovates a Solution and Goes Beyond Compliance in
Response to LEED v4's 'Building Product Disclosure and
Survey Reveals BrassCraft
Manufacturing No-lead Awareness Campaign Effective.
After an extensive awareness campaign informing plumbers of the
January 2014 no-lead law, BrassCraft Manufacturing, a leading
manufacturer of plumbing products, released survey results
revealing the campaign's effectiveness.
Sioux Chief Announces 2014 No
Lead Product List for Contractors, Wholesalers.
The No Lead 2014 countdown is on! The Reduction of Lead in
Drinking Water Act brings legislative change to the plumbing
industry starting January 4, 2014. Plumbing professionals are
encouraged to request Sioux Chief’s No Lead product list to
prepare for 2014 No Lead purchases.
Zurn Plumbing Solutions Deliver
Significant Labor/Cost Savings for Upstate New York Project.
Long-Term Care Facility Shortens Construction Timeline, Saves
Millions in Financing. “I chose
Zurn products because I was looking to save time on a necessarily
- Chad Krajewski, Plumbing Foreman, MLP Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc.
Uponor’s New Industry-first Products Meeting Demand for
Commercial PEX Plumbing Systems. Uponor North
America (Uponor) recently launched several new products in its
engineered polymer (EP) product line to meet the increasing
demand in commercial plumbing systems using crosslinked
polyethylene (PEX) pipe.
Uponor Innovations Identifies
Emerging Markets and Game-changing Products.
Uponor, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of Uponor
Innovations LLC — a new, wholly owned subsidiary and corporate
enterprise designed to identify emerging markets and create new,
Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little
Red Schoolhouse® is back in session for the fourth quarter. New
plumbing systems design seminar introduced to curriculum.
Bell & Gossett, a brand of Xylem Inc., and a leader in education
for the hydronic heating and plumbing industries, announced its
training course schedule for fourth quarter 2013 at the Little
Red Schoolhouse outside Chicago, Ill.
Delta Faucet Company Sponsors
Six Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation
Delta Faucet Company announced the winners of six $2,500
scholarships for students pursuing plumbing, heating and cooling
Matco-Norca Announces New Lead
Free Plumbing Website.
Businesses rushing to
fulfill the requirements of Public Law 111-380 (Reduction of
Lead in Drinking Water Act) for lead free plumbing supplies for
potable water, which comes into effect January 4th, 2014, can
turn to Matco-Norca’s new lead free plumbing website to get all
the information and supplies they need.
Jacuzzi Luxury Bath Welcomes New
Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, a
leader in hydrotherapy solutions, recently announced that Joey
Davis has joined the company as President.
Taco announces 6+1 promotion for residential hydronic
Taco announced its 6+1 promotion for residential hydronic
components. The 6+1promotion, which runs from August 15 to
October 30, 2013, is designed to cut costs for installers
looking to get a jump on the cold weather while upgrading the
performance and safety of any system.
American Standard Expands Monterrey Commercial Faucet Offering.
New Healthcare Faucet Debuted, Plus Models for Commercial
Bathroom Sinks; Features Include Solid Brass Construction, Plus
Drip-Free, Maintenance-Free Performance.
NextEnergy Inc. to distribute KWT heat pumps in North America.
Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. is proud to announce an
agreement with geothermal firm NextEnergy Inc. to secure North
American sales support, installation and service for its high
temperature output KWT heat pumps.
Viega LLC welcomes new CEO in October.
In October 2013, Viega LLC will welcome Vice President of Sales
Dave Garlow as the new CEO and president. Dan Schmierer, who has
led the company since its founding in 1999, will retire in
RIDGID® Adds Self-Leveling Camera Head To SeeSnake® Max™ rM200
Camera System. RIDGID®, a leading innovator of
SeeSnake® Max™ rM200 Camera System technology for the plumbing
industry, announces a new self-leveling camera head for its
SeeSnake® Max™ rM200 Camera System.
Morrison Supply Acquires Norman Plumbing Supply.
Ft. Worth, Texas-based Morrison Supply recently announced the
acquisition of Oklahoma City area-based Norman Plumbing Supply.
Viega’s Zero Lead™ Alloy
Exceeds Lead-Free Requirements.
Viega is the only manufacturer that has developed its own
registered, lead-free silicon-bronze alloy specifically for press
BrassCraft Manufacturing Introduces Redesigned Website. Intuitively redesigned to effectively search product offerings, product information and corporate announcements, the website has been enhanced with richer content and greater functionality. An expanded product gallery provides users with access to the full line of BrassCraft® products and complete catalogs.
Watts Water Technologies “Cuts
Ribbon” on NH Foundry.
30,000 sq. ft. Foundry Supports Company’s Lead Free Initiative,
Uponor North America named Top 100 Workplaces for 2013.
Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in
Minnesota based on employee opinions about organizational
health, job expectations and employee engagement.
Viega Expands the
MegaPress® System Offerings.
Viega’s MegaPress system for black iron pipe now includes new
sizes of caps and flanges.
Uponor Named 2013
Manufacturer of the Year by Manufacturers Alliance.
was honored as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year in the
large-company category by the Manufacturers Alliance, an
association providing peer-to-peer training, education and
resources that allow Midwest manufacturing companies to
continuously grow, improve and stay competitive.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Tours Sloan Headquarters, Discusses
Water Efficiency and Manufacturing Jobs. U.S. Sen.
Richard Durbin (D-IL) visited Sloan’s Franklin Park, Ill.,
headquarters and factory on March 26, during which he discussed
water efficiency, the strong market for green products and
manufacturing jobs with Sloan President Jim Allen and other
RectorSeal Acquires G-O-N®
LLC, Originator of the Plumbing Industry's Glue-On-Nozzle
The industry's only theft-proof, glue-on nickel-bronze
downspout nozzle that can be installed after the wall is built.
BrassCraft(R) Service Parts Already Compliant to 2014 No-Lead
As of January 4, 2014, Federal Public Law 111-380 prohibits
the sale of plumbing fixtures with a wetted surface area
containing more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead.
Sioux Chief Sponsors ‘Team DrivenSioux Chief Sponsors ‘Team
Driven’ at FIRST Robotics Competition World Championships.
After six grueling weeks of long nights and early
mornings, FIRST Team 1730 - Team Driven, the Lee’s Summit High
School Robotics team, turned its vision of the best robot for
this year’s FRC game, Ultimate Ascent, into a reality.
Uponor North America Expanding for Fifth Time to Meet
Beginning in May, Uponor North America will be breaking ground
at its headquarters facility in Apple Valley, Minn., to add
17,500 square feet of manufacturing space to help meet
forecasted growth for crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for
plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling
Ferguson acquires Davis & Warshow.
Move provides entry into the New York City residential and
commercial plumbing market.
Commercial Service Specialist Uses Multi-Unit Tankless Water
Heating Systems to Solve Restaurants’ Hot-Water Problems.
Facilities Resource Group offers turnkey Noritz tankless
water heating packages, prefabricating rack systems at its
Michigan headquarters, shipping and installing them at
restaurants nationwide with the help of local plumbing
American Standard Brands Named 2012 WaterSense Partner of the
Technological Advances and Commitment to Water Conservation Earn
Special Recognition from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Industry Leaders Form Get the Lead Out Plumbing Consortium.
The purpose of this unique meeting was to develop strategies to
alert and prepare industry constituents for upcoming changes in
the allowable level of lead in plumbing products.
Grundfos Pumping Systems Attain Listing for Drinking Water
Safety. Global pump manufacturer strengthens
commitment to quality, public safety by assuring early
compliance with 2014 requirements for lead content in U.S.
IAPMO Releases 2012 Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code
The second edition of the Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code
Supplement (GPMCS), has been released.
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company Offers Custom Designed and
Manufactured OEM Products. BrassCraft
Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of premium quality
plumbing supplies for over 65 years, offers its customers
collaborative services for original products or modifications to
any of its 12,000 existing products.
Solco Plumbing Supply Honors Domestic Manufacturing with America
First 2012 Trade Show on November 15th. On Thursday,
November 15th 2012, Solco will host "America First 2012," a
trade show focusing exclusively on American made plumbing
Football Legend Terry Bradshaw Teams With Ferguson.
Bradshaw will serve as the spokesperson for Ferguson's
contractor business which consists of commercial and residential
plumbers, HVAC contractors, waterworks contractors, builders,
Mansfield Plumbing Products, LLC Expansion Plan - Receives Ohio
Job Creation Tax Credit. Mansfield Plumbing
Products, LLC, one of the largest domestic producers of sanitary
ware products, has been awarded a 60% Job Creation Tax Credit
over eight years by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.
GreenPlumbers® Solar Hot Water Workshop Offered Online through
Hanley Wood. IAPMO GreenPlumbers® Training is now
offering a free solar hot water workshop
online through Hanley Wood University.
Grinder System Offers Clog-Resistant, Lower-Cost Alternative to
Sewage Ejector Packages.
Designed for residential and commercial applications where the
sewer line or the septic tank sits above or away from the
Transition to Green Plumbing in
The plumbing system is fundamental to a healthcare facility's
success. Probably no other built facility places more demands and
complex requirements on plumbing than the hospital.
HANSGROHE SWINGS INTO SPRING WITH EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS &
BRIGHT OUTLOOK. N.A. Headquarters Expands, Exports &
Rheem Opens a New PROSTOCK Store South
of Atlanta with Hughes Supply.
McDonough, Ga.-based store will distribute Rheem HVAC parts and
aftermarket supplies to local contractors.
Optimum Service Solutions, Inc. Brings
Service Plans and Maintenance Agreements into the 21st Century with
the Launch of Service Plan Builder.
Service Plan Builder will allow Service Companies within the
Services Sector to Sell Service Contracts, Service
Agreements and/or Maintenance Plans to their Customers
2012 RIDGID® Reputation Roadshow in Full Gear.
Highlights include visual inspection products, utility
locators, drain maintenance and pressing technology.
Attendees also receive RIDGID gear, meet a RIDGID calendar
model, enjoy lunch and have the opportunity to ask experts
about any product in the RIDGID line.
Honeywell and Rebuilding Together Providence Revitalize Day Camp form Underprivileged Children.
more than $7,500 in materials and more than 50 Honeywell
employees and volunteers from Oil Heat Cares and EDOS
Manufacturers’ Reps, Inc. helped with the project.