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News, Products and Information for Plumbing and Mechanical ContractorsMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:34:23 +0000
Viessmann showcases products at Open House
WARWICK, R.I. — Viessmann held an open house at its U.S. headquarters in Warwick, R.I. on September 10. The event was attended by over 250 contractors, engineers and wholesalers from all over the Northeast. The open house kicked off the heating season in style. The program included a facility and warehouse tour, an extensive training […]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:34:23 +0000
ASHRAE explores residential
ATLANTA – When it comes to energy, the residential sector consumes a fifth of all the primary energy used by the U.S. (21 percent) and more than half (54 percent) of all energy used by buildings. Similar trends are also observed in other parts of the world. For example, in Europe, residential buildings account for […]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:20:28 +0000
GROHE garners fifth ‘Red Dot Best of Best’ award
NEW YORK – The 2014 edition of the “Red Dot Award: Product design 2014” once again included GROHE as leading manufacturer of premium kitchen, bath and shower fixtures. Apart from picking up awards for its Thermostat Grohtherm 2000, its GROHE Rainshower Flower Collection and its Eurodisc Joystick line of faucets, GROHE also won the Red Dot […]
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:18:04 +0000
PHCC Educational Foundation adds to Board of Governors
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Steven and Ann Rivers, of Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air in Pleasanton, Calif., have been recognized as major contributors to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation and have been named to the organization’s Board of Governors. The Foundation Board of Governors is composed of leading contractors, manufacturers, and other […]
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:14:16 +0000
IRWIN Tools celebrates National Tradesmen Day
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – IRWIN Tools encourages all Americans to take time to recognize and thank professional tradesmen – the men and women who are the backbone of this great nation. This year, the company celebrated the fourth annual National Tradesmen Day on September 19. IRWIN Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand […]
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:08:20 +0000
ACCA, IHACI comment on California HVAC Impact Evaluation
ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, and the Institute of Heating & Air Conditioning Industries (IHACI) sent a joint letter to California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), on September 11, regarding CPUC WO32 (HVAC Impact Evaluation DRAFT Report) and urging them to refrain from releasing the report in its current form. […]
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:05:21 +0000
New Refrigerant R&D Plan announced for HVACR industry
ARLINGTON, Va. – At a White House event, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) President and CEO Stephen Yurek announced that the nation’s heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry will invest $5 billion in research and development funds over the next decade to develop the next generation of refrigerants and the air conditioning […]
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:30:20 +0000
NAWIC installs new national president, board members
FORT WORTH, Texas — The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed Sandy K. Field, CBT, CIT, as its 60th National President during NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. on September 5. Field, Office/HR Manager for Horizon Group International, has been a member of NAWIC’s Houston, Texas Chapter since 2005. “I am […]
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:55:23 +0000
RectorSeal announces acquisition of Evolve Composites
DALLAS — The RectorSeal Corporation, a leading Houston, Texas-based manufacturer of chemical and specialty products for professional tradesmen, has acquired the Polyslab(TM), Evo-Crete(TM) and related HVAC brands from Evolve Composites Pty Ltd (Evolve), based in Queensland, Australia. Evolve manufactures a range of equipment base products for heating and air conditioning systems. RectorSeal has been a […]
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:52:30 +0000
New Executive Vice President, COO named at Bradford White
AMBLER, Pa. – Nicholas J. Giuffre, president and CEO of Bradford White, recently announced the promotion of R. Bruce Carnevale to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new position, Carnevale will be responsible for managing all operational aspects of the company with a primary focus on enhancing the quality and […]
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:42 +0000
News of Plumbing | Heating | Cooling | Industrial Piping DistributionMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:28:51 +0000
Q2 Baird-Wholesaler Distribution Survey results to come
NORTHBROOK, Ill. — The second-quarter Baird-Wholesaler Distribution Survey helps provide in-depth and current data for readers of The Wholesaler. Participation is free, and all participants receive a free copy of the full survey results. This year, Baird will also distribute a $50 American Express gift card to one randomly selected participant as a token of appreciation. […]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:28:51 +0000
GROHE garners fifth ‘Red Dot Best of Best’ award
NEW YORK – The 2014 edition of the “Red Dot Award: Product design 2014” once again included GROHE as leading manufacturer of premium kitchen, bath and shower fixtures. Apart from picking up awards for its Thermostat Grohtherm 2000, its GROHE Rainshower Flower Collection and its Eurodisc Joystick line of faucets, GROHE also won the Red Dot […]
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:26:09 +0000
Hydraulic Institute announces personnel changes
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The Hydraulic Institute, the nation’s largest pump manufacturing trade associated, today announced two significant personnel changes. Gregg Romanyshyn, HI Technical Director, who has led the Institute’s extensive standards and guideline writing organization since December 1999 has announced his retirement, effective April 30, 2015. During the past 15 years, Romanyshyn and the engineering […]
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:24:02 +0000
ICC names new Professional Development Council
WASHINGTON — The International Code Council’s (ICC) new Professional Development Council (PDC) was recently established to better coordinate career path resources for ICC Members and other stakeholders by utilizing shared knowledge between ICC Education and Certification programs. The ICC Board of Directors approved the new Council Policy #45 in April to create the PDC and […]
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:22:09 +0000
Refrigerant R&D Plan announced for HVACR Industry
ARLINGTON, Va. – At a White House event , Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) President and CEO Stephen Yurek announced that the nation’s heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry will invest $5 billion in research and development funds over the next decade to develop the next generation of refrigerants and the air […]
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:18:55 +0000
Bradford White donates to PHCC-NA
AMBLER, Pa.  – Bradford White Corporation has provided $15,000 to support 2014 student scholarships through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation and PHCC National Auxiliary. The scholarships are designed to attract and support new talent that is essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry. The PHCC Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Committee met in August […]
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:16:04 +0000
ASHRAE/IES propose verification requirements for Energy Standard
ATLANTA – Multiple compliance options to ensure verification of delivered building envelope performance are being proposed for the ASHRAE/IES energy standard. Addendum l is one of 14 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, currently open for public comment. Building enclosure professionals are encouraged to carefully review the […]
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:11:48 +0000
RectorSeal acquires Evolve Composites Pty Ltd
DALLAS — The RectorSeal Corporation, a leading Houston, Texas-based manufacturer of chemical and specialty products for professional tradesmen, has acquired the Polyslab(TM), Evo-Crete(TM) and related HVAC brands from Evolve Composites Pty Ltd (Evolve), based in Queensland, Australia. Evolve manufactures a range of equipment base products for heating and air conditioning systems. RectorSeal has been a […]
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:07:57 +0000
Valve Basics Education Course to take place in October
WASHINGTON — The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA)’s next Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course will take place October 30-31, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Originally created for industry newcomers, the event has received such positive reviews it has become popular among a much larger group. The seminar brings together employees […]
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:07:15 +0000
New Executive Vice President, COO named at Bradford White
AMBLER, Pa. – Nicholas J. Giuffre, president and CEO of Bradford White, recently announced the promotion of R. Bruce Carnevale to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new position, Carnevale will be responsible for managing all operational aspects of the company with a primary focus on enhancing the quality […]
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:55 +0000