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Caleffi hydronic zone controls
Caleffi’s ZVR Series of controls is for zoning using zone valves. Up to six valves (model dependent) — along with a system pump, secondary pump(s) and primary pump — can be operated.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:10:00 -0400
Taco hydronic pump controller
Taco’s now-expanded OneTouch ProBalance features permit automatic balancing of the company’s SelfSensing pumps — and, by extension, the entire hydronic system — with one click of the mouse.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:04:00 -0400
Ferguson CEO says state of kitchen and bath industry is excellent
State of kitchen/bath industry is excellent: Ferguson COO
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:07:00 -0400
2015 AHR Expo sets Chicago attendance record
The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended AHR event ever held in Chicago.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:04:00 -0400
Tool Tips: tub installation, one-pipe steam radiators, one-man basket strainer installation
Tool Tips — March 2015
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:53:00 -0400
10 reasons why boilers are still excellent heating systems
The appointment with the specifying engineer did not go well.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:47:18 -0400
Invest time in training and building relationships for your contracting business
Titles don’t create leaders in the plumbing business.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0400
The most valuable sales are service-oriented
Make sure your plumbing and mechanical technicians understand the rationale behind upselling.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:29:46 -0400
Private homeownership trends today
As we end the first quarter of 2015, residential construction may present a great buying opportunity for the huge amount of overseas money looking for tangible U.S. assets.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:20:51 -0400
Celebrating green plumbing
Water conservation takes center stage in March.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
HeatLink streamlined boiler panels
HeatLink’s ECO, V100 and CAD lines of pre-engineered hydronic control panels — for use with Weil-McLain’s ECO, Viessmann’s Vitodens 100 and Lochinvar’s Cadet series of high-efficiency wall-mounted boilers — improve efficiencies for home and building owners.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400
New homes increasingly offer energy efficiency, sustainable features
<p> Home-building surveys indicate that energy efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.</p>
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Year-round radiant
Hydronic radiant panel heating has long been known for providing superior cold weather comfort.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0400
Tips to creating great taglines for your company
The power of great taglines for your plumbing company.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:39:00 -0400
Protecting CSST gas-piping systems
As these codes have not been adopted yet, installation of CSST is still an issue plumbing contractors need to be aware of.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:35:00 -0400
What contractors need to know about new water heater changes
Water heater changes are on the horizon.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
District heating, steam radiators and getting the air out
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
PM Profile: Delany Products' Scott Delany
Scott Delany, president and CEO of Delany Products, recently sat down with Plumbing & Mechanical to answer questions about issues facing the plumbing industry.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:14:37 -0400
2015 bath and kitchen remodeling trends: Clean, simple design
Style trends are moving from traditional to clean, simple design lines in bath and kitchen remodels.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Rheem’s Joe Fristik passes away
<p> Corporate Vice President, Marketing and National Accounts of Rheem Joe Fristik recently passed away.</p>
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:45:00 -0400
Truck of the Month: Speedway Plumbing's Zipper, Benton, La.
Robert Hicks, owner of Benton, La.-based Speedway Plumbing, opened his business in January 2012. He got started in the business 18 years ago, when he was 22.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Ferguson acquires New England-based Redlon & Johnson
<p> National distributor continues in acquisition mode.</p>
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400
Top 10 reasons why plumbing is so important
<p> In celebration of World Plumbing Day 2015, PMI came up with 10 reasons why plumbing matters. </p>
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400
Sioux Chief featured on Manufacturing Marvels
<p> American manufacturer, Sioux Chief, was featured on Fox Business Network&rsquo;s Manufacturing Marvels</p>
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0400
Ferguson acquires Builders Appliance Center and Ar-Jay Building Products
<p> Ferguson, the 2014 Supply House Times Supply House of the Year, recently announced a pair of acquisitions.</p>
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500
Truck of the Month: Big Birge Plumbing brings back old-fashion values
<p> Having been in the plumbing industry for 15 years and laid off a few times, Brad Birgedecided he didn&rsquo;t want to rely on other people for his livelihood.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 -0500
Bradley Corp. hosts first Water Council meeting of 2015
<p> Bradley, a member of the Water Council, kicked off the afternoon by inviting members to tour its plumbing fixtures manufacturing facility and product display centers.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500
Why plumbing matters to health, safety, water sustainability and more
<p> In celebration of World Plumbing Day, March 11, Plumbing Manufacturers International developed 10 reasons why plumbing matters.</p>
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Cleveland Faucet Group contemporary suite for multifamily properties
The Edgestone suite from Cleveland Faucet Group for multifamily properties features a contemporary, single-handle design.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:39:00 -0500
Grohe thermostatic tub and shower valve
Grohe‘s GrohTherm 2000 thermostat features three technical and design components: CoolTouch, EasyReach storage and XL Waterfall.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Latest news from ASA
ASA Continues to Give Back
Mike Adelizzi, ASA executive vice president, recently presented the Partner of the Year Award to Curt Powell, president of The Presidents Council.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:03 -0400
ASA’s annual Operating Performance Report simply delivers
The OPR is the most comprehensive compilation of accurate and up-to-date financial performance information for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale distribution industry.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:10:26 -0400
Here are some of the new goals for ASA’s high successful Women in Industry.
After a highly successful inaugural year, the ASA Women in Industry Executive Council recently met during the association’s Winter Strategic Planning Meeting.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:04:16 -0400
ASA Leadership Plans the Road Ahead
To achieve a greater focus, ASA has utilized the strategic governance approach to planning for the future by identifying an organizational mission, goals and strategic outcomes to better serve its members.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:55:01 -0400
ASA Releases Monthly Pulse Report for February
<p> ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales growth of 6.2% for the month ending February 28, 2015.</p>
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400
Welcome ASA’s Newest Members for 2015
Check out the latest members to join the American Supply Association.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
ASA Showroom Managers Meet at KBIS
ASA’s Showroom Managers Networking Council held a seminar on “The Neuroscience of Showrooming."
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Network2015 is a can't miss event
Letter from ASA President — March 2015. As I write this letter, our industry has already entered into the busy buying group season.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:47:00 -0400
How Will the President Use That Pen?
It was January 2007; America had withdrawn its armed forces from Iraq, provided health care for children nationwide, and the use of embryonic stem cells became permissible for the first time.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:03:00 -0500
How to Find an Hour a Day
Taking less than 1% of your day to plan the other 99% will yield much more than 5 minutes in return.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:29:00 -0500
OSHA UPDATE: New Reporting Requirements Start January 1
Employers are now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
ASA Launches New Region
The Southwest Central Distributors (SWCD) has now become an official regional affiliate of ASA.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Featured Upcoming Event: ASA’s Legislative Fly-In
Join us in Washington April 14 – 15 for ASA’s Legislative Fly-In.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Why Choose an ESOP?
When it comes to deciding upon an exit strategy, owners of closely held businesses have a lot to think about.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Be aware of new OSHA reporting rules
Change is here.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2
In the second of a two-part series, distributors discuss health-care concerns, water heater regulations and the state of ASA.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:01:00 -0500
ASA Education Foundation announces 2015 board
<p> WHCI Plumbing Supply&rsquo;s John Mills takes reigns as ASAEF president.</p>
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0500
ASA thrives because of you
Dear Industry Colleagues, it has been one exciting, successful and fast year for me as ASA president.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:00:00 -0500
Leading Wholesaler-Distributors Highlighted for 5th Consecutive Year
Take a look at these six leading ASA wholesaler-distributors.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0500
I AM ASA
Share your “I Am ASA” with us.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0500
We Are ASA
The core of ASA’s membership is the PHCP and PVF industry’s leading wholesaler-distributors.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0500
ASA PAC Candidate Election Update
ASA PAC was in the mix this fall as candidates were supported that both won and lost in November.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
NetworkASA 2014 a major success
<p> Industry forecast at NetworkASA provides optimism.</p>
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Meet incoming ASA President Rick Fantham
Hajoca Corp.&rsquo;s Rick Fantham will become ASA&rsquo;s first Canadian president.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
ASA University offering NKBA CEU credits
Select courses offered through ASA University are now eligible for continuing education unit credits through the NKBA.</p>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
2014 ASA Employee Compensation Report Released
<p> The study, updated for the first time in four years, analyzes 2013 data reported by nearly 1,000 different wholesale-distribution firms from across the U.S., including 75 from throughout the PHCP-PVF supply chain with a combined total of more than 6,000 locations.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
ASA 2014 Award of Excellence
<p> The Plumbing Division Award of Excellence was established in 2012. It recognizes individuals who have a record of significant accomplishment and recognition in the PHCP industry with an overall influence on the current status of the channel.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Welcome ASA’s Newest Members
<p> Several companies have joined ASA.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The 4 myths of revenue growth
<p> Alex L. Goldfayn will delivering the general session at this year&rsquo;s NetworkASA.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
We are the American Supply Association
<p> Through our strengthened resources and long-range strategic planning, ASA&rsquo;s leadership team has been able to invest in programs.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
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Ferguson reports overall revenue growth of 13%
<p> Ferguson Enterprises&rsquo; parent company Wolseley plc announced its financial results for the first-half of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0400
Rheem’s Joe Fristik passes away
<p> Corporate Vice President, Marketing and National Accounts of Rheem Joe Fristik recently passed away.</p>
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:45:00 -0400
ASA Continues to Give Back
Mike Adelizzi, ASA executive vice president, recently presented the Partner of the Year Award to Curt Powell, president of The Presidents Council.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:03 -0400
ASA’s annual Operating Performance Report simply delivers
The OPR is the most comprehensive compilation of accurate and up-to-date financial performance information for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale distribution industry.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:10:26 -0400
Here are some of the new goals for ASA’s high successful Women in Industry.
After a highly successful inaugural year, the ASA Women in Industry Executive Council recently met during the association’s Winter Strategic Planning Meeting.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:04:16 -0400
ASA Leadership Plans the Road Ahead
To achieve a greater focus, ASA has utilized the strategic governance approach to planning for the future by identifying an organizational mission, goals and strategic outcomes to better serve its members.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:55:01 -0400
tekmar Control Systems snow melting control
The tekmar Snow Melting Control 680 operates electric or hydronic equipment to melt snow or ice from any road surface.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:31:21 -0400
Advance Tabco under bar hand sinks
Advance Tabco’s new line of under bar equipment offers a variety of multiple function hand wash sinks.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:22:00 -0400
Clean-Fit Products closet bolts
Blue Monster Advantage closet bolts with their broached-tip design indicating the direction of the bolt’s foot underneath the flange while setting the toilet, now are packaged with a second set of stainless washers and brass nuts to simplify installation and ensure the job is done properly.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:18:00 -0400
AllergyZone air leak prevention
AllergyZone’s FilterLock was developed to solve a common problem where homeowners and contractors fail to cover the filter slot/door where the 1” air filter is installed.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:12:00 -0400
Armstrong Fluid Technology integrated plant control system
Armstrong Fluid Technology announces the introduction of the new IPC 951 integrated plant control system designed to help building owners achieve greater energy efficiency in chiller plant systems.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:57:00 -0400
Prier wall hydrant
Prier introduces its C-633 series heavy-duty commercial wall hydrant that is specifically designed with contractors, engineers and wholesalers in mind.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:51:00 -0400
Electric Eel sewer- and drain-cleaning machine
The original dual cable sectional drain cleaner from Electric Eel (Model C) cleans 3” to 10” diameter lines with up to 200’ of 1 1/4” self-feeding dual cable in 8’ or 10’ sections.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0400
ASA Releases Monthly Pulse Report for February
<p> ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales growth of 6.2% for the month ending February 28, 2015.</p>
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400
Taco facility earns LEED Gold status
The Taco Innovation and Development Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:30:42 -0400
American Petroleum Institute’s Gerard: U.S. energy abundance is ' once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'
Jack Gerard was the keynote speaker at the winter PVF Roundtable meeting in Houston this past February.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:23:38 -0400
Michigan Pipe & Valve joins Embassy buying group
Embassy Group recently announced it has added Michigan Pipe & Valve of Jackson, Mich., to its member roster.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:54:30 -0400
AD members pass $30 billion mark
Affiliated Distributors reported record sales in 2014.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:43:00 -0400
Welcome ASA’s Newest Members for 2015
Check out the latest members to join the American Supply Association.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
ASA Showroom Managers Meet at KBIS
ASA’s Showroom Managers Networking Council held a seminar on “The Neuroscience of Showrooming."
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Bosch Thermaltechnology heating controller
The new Bosch Remote Room Controller (RRC) Smart Thermostat from Bosch Thermotechnology uses a home WiFi connection to allow heating and domestic hot water to be monitored and adjusted from any compatible smartphone or tablet.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Taco zone valves
Taco’s newest Zone Sentry zone valve with an inverted flare is ideally suited to retrofit and new construction work.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Navien water-heating/combi-boiler products
Navien continues to receive accolades for its products with the latest recognition being AHR Expo’s 2015 Innovation Award in the plumbing sector.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
SJE-Rhombus pump switch
SJE-Rhombus introduces the SJE HiTempMaster pump switch designed specifically for high temperature applications up to 200° F.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Fujitsu mini splits
Fujitsu introduces ductless split systems that offer up to 33 SEER to operate with optimal efficiency at ambient temperatures of -15° F.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Laars boiler line
Laars has expanded its MagnaTherm boiler/volume water heater line to now include 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4 million Btu/hr. sizes.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Spectroline leak detection
The Spectroline OPTI-LUX 400 (P/N OLX-400) is a powerful rechargeable violet light LED leak-detection flashlight.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Jomar ball valve
Jomar Valve announces the redesign of its actuation-ready three-way standard-port brass ball valve. The A-751 series valve comes in both T-port and L-port flow options.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
HARDI distributors report healthy sales increases
The annualized growth, the group noted, has been between 6% and 7% throughout 2014.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Uponor expands Minnesota facility
Beginning in late spring 2015, Uponor North America is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minn.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400