Industry Information
News, Products and Information for Plumbing and Mechanical ContractorsMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:13:55 +0000
ASHRAE/IES proposes expanding climate zones for Energy Standard
ATLANTA – New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use. Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was open for public comment starting December 5. The proposed addendum closes for review January 19, 2015. The […]
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:13:55 +0000
PHCC recaps webinar about Yelp
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Mike Montano, an authority in trust marketing, review management, and online reputation, stresses that “trust is the new trend in ‘Search.’” During his recent webinar to PHCC members, Montano explained why the customer review and social site, Yelp, matters more than ever. Montano illustrated how Any Tyme, a professional plumbing, HVAC, […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:23:16 +0000
Mueller Industries gives $100,000 to MCERF
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Mueller Industries contributed $100,000 to The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). The contribution was announced by Mueller Industries’ Brian Caufield, vice president and general manager of Wholesale Plumbing. Caufield cited the synergy between Mueller Industries and MCERF in supporting a number of current and planned career development initiatives. “Mueller faces the same challenges all […]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:30:21 +0000
Josam names new National Sales Manager
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Josam Company announced the appointment of Rob Severson as National Sales Manager for all Josam Company product lines. In this new position, Severson will have the direct responsibility for the company’s sales planning and efforts throughout the U.S. Severson’s 30 plus years of experience in the plumbing industry include sales and […]
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:58:53 +0000
Slant/Fin employee receives ‘Shining Star Award’
GREENVALE, N.Y. — James Thompson, of Slant/Fin, is the recipient of the 2014 “Shining Star Award” by Buche & Assoc. This award recognized Thompson as a Sales Manager that is “head and shoulders above the rest.” Peter Buche said, “We came up with this award as a way to say thank you to someone the […]
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:16:28 +0000
NKBA announces 2015 Executive Committee
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced its 2015 Executive Committee will be led by 2015 President Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD of Whitehouse Station, N.J. Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006. […]
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:15:30 +0000
Taco appoints new president/COO
CRANSTON, R.I. – At company employee meetings held at Taco facilities in Cranston and Fall River, Taco President and CEO John Hazen White, Jr. introduced Wil VandeWiel as the new COO of Taco, effective Monday, December 15. As the new COO of Taco, Mr. VandeWiel will oversee daily operations of Taco and work with John […]
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:14:44 +0000
California Faucets receives DPHA customer service award
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – California Faucets received this year’s “Best Customer Service” Award from DPHA. The award was presented at the Annual Conference in Florida. California Faucets customer service team handles everything from answering questions and relaying new product information to educating on the product as well as troubleshooting the myriad of situations that invariably come […]
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:35:04 +0000
HVACR manufacturers’ optimism for 2015 shown in planned product reveals at AHR Expo
WESTPORT, Conn. — According to a recent ASHRAE Journal and AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2015. Based on survey results, 87 percent of the respondents said their prospects for business were either “excellent” (26 percent) or “good” (61 percent) for […]
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:12:56 +0000
UTILITY announces news sales director
WESTBURY, N.Y. —Fred Ritter has joined UTILITY, the 88 year plumbing and heating chemical manufacturer, as Customer Service and Inside Sales Director. Ritter’s many years of sales and marketing experience with manufacturers, distributors and sales representatives will strengthen UTILITY’s exemplary customer service. “I’m looking forward to Fred continuing to maintain and enhance the fantastic customer […]
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:17:17 +0000
News of Plumbing | Heating | Cooling | Industrial Piping DistributionMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:38:45 +0000
HARDI report shows revenue increase
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International released their monthly TRENDS Report. The average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 15 percent in September. The annualized growth through September is now 6.9 percent and at the upper end of the 6 to 7 percent range for 2014. “The 15 percent […]
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:38:45 +0000
Industry veteran launches recruitment firm
HOPKINTON, Mass. – After speaking with many manufacturers and distributors in the electrical, automation, PVF and industrial trades, John Salvadore, managing partner of GRN Coastal, identified that one of the biggest challenges to achieving growth is the inability to recruit quality talent. While companies could hire people, the issue became hiring qualified people who fit […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:33:50 +0000
Josam names new National Sales Manager
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Josam Company announced the appointment of Rob Severson as National Sales Manager for all Josam Company product lines. In this new position, Severson will have the direct responsibility for the company’s sales planning and efforts throughout the U.S. Severson’s 30 plus years of experience in the plumbing industry include sales and […]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:21:51 +0000
Slant/Fin employee receives ‘Shining Star Award’
GREENVALE, N.Y. — James Thompson, of Slant/Fin,  is the recipient of the 2014 “Shining Star Award” by Buche & Assoc. This award recognized Thompson as a Sales Manager that is “head and shoulders above the rest.” Peter Buche said, “We came up with this award as a way to say thank you to someone the makes […]
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:10:56 +0000
Taco HVAC announces new COO
CRANSTON, R.I. – At company employee meetings held at Taco facilities in Cranston and Fall River, Taco President & CEO John Hazen White, Jr. introduced Wil VandeWeil as the new COO of Taco, effective December 15. As the new COO of Taco, VandeWeil will oversee daily operations of Taco and work with John White, Jr. […]
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:06:37 +0000
NKBA announces 2015 Executive Committee
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced its 2015 Executive Committee will be led by 2015 President Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD of Whitehouse Station, N.J. Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006. […]
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:39:34 +0000
HVACR manufacturers’ optimism for 2015 shown in planned product reveals at AHR Expo
WESTPORT, Conn. — According to a recent ASHRAE Journal and AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for improving economic prospects in 2015. Based on survey results, 87 percent of the respondents said their prospects for business were either “excellent” (26 percent) or “good” (61 percent) for […]
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:29:16 +0000
Navien Starts Shipping New Wall-Hung Condensing Boiler Series
Irvine, CA – Navien is pleased to announce that they have started shipping the new NHB Condensing Gas Boiler Series. The NHB boilers are available in 4 sizes: NHB-55, NHB-80, NHB 110 and NHB-150 with turn-down-ratios respectively of 7:1, 10:1, 11:1, and 15:1. The noteworthy 15:1 TDR in the NHB-150 is achieved with Navien’s advanced […]
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:50:56 +0000
NIBCO announces plans for investment, new positions
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — One Southern Indiana announced NIBCO INC., an international provider of valves, fittings and piping products, received a personal property tax abatement from the Charlestown City Council as the company considered investment plans. The proposed project will include a capital investment of approximately $5.6 million and result in the creation of approximately 40 full-time […]
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:21:20 +0000
Ferguson Enterprises acquires HP Products Corporation
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Ferguson Enterprises Inc., the plumbing wholesale distributor, has acquired HP Products Corporation. HP Products is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., and distributes products in eight categories including janitorial, packaging, safety, laundry and dietary, lighting, equipment, food & beverage, and textiles. The company now operates as HP Products, a Ferguson enterprise, and management […]
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:20:19 +0000