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News, Products and Information for Plumbing and Mechanical ContractorsFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:13 +0000
GEO working to reinstate Federal Bonus Depreciation for Geothermal Heat Pumps
WASHINGTON — Through its D.C.-activist team at Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is actively supporting “tax extenders bills” that are now under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. The bills would reinstate and extend several tax incentives that expired last year. According to GEO President Doug […]
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:13 +0000
Emerson Climate breaks ground on HVACR Innovation Center
DAYTON, Ohio – Emerson Climate Technologies broke ground on its $35 million innovation center on the University of Dayton campus. The facility will foster an ambitious, collaborative approach to conducting research to create new technologies that address heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry challenges. The new Emerson Innovation Center, also referred to as […]
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:27 +0000
Kohler and NIBCO recognized by PHCC Educational Foundation
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The PHCC Educational Foundation recognized the continued commitment of two corporate supporters – Kohler Company and NIBCO INC. – with its Chairman’s Awards. Presented in New Orleans at PHCC’s CONNECT 2014, Educational Foundation Chairman Roger Peugeot commended these manufacturers for their continued contributions toward “allowing the foundation to make a difference […]
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:23:59 +0000
ACCA Fall Meetings offer new ideas, approaches
ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA presented two back-to-back contractor events in Charlotte, N.C., in October. First was the 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum, and second was the 7th Annual Service Managers Forum. The Building Performance Forum was held October 7-8, and was presented by ACCA, BPI, and the NEWS. Contractors from across the country came to learn […]
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:12:32 +0000
Danfoss president addresses energy productivity at Energy 2030
BALTIMORE – Danfoss North America President John Galyen addressed energy productivity at Energy 2030 On the Road, on September 29, 2014 in New York City. Galyen was part of a panel titled, “Modernizing Regulations and Infrastructure to Improve Energy Productivity.” Additional speakers and panelists at the event included former New York Gov. George Pataki and New York Rep. […]
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:53:51 +0000
Viessmann introduces new mobile training unit
WARWICK, R.I. — Viessmann Manufacturing Company is rolling out its new live-fire mobile training unit equipped with new products and supported with the industry’s leading training. The Vitomobile features several popular gas-fired, condensing boilers from Viessmann – the Vitodens 100 with Combi Plus, Vitodens 200 multi-boiler racking system with the Vitotronic 200 control and the […]
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:52:11 +0000
President of Marlin Mechanical honored with PHCC service award
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Mark Giebelhaus, president of Marlin Mechanical Corporation, Phoenix, Ariz., was named the 2014 Col. George D. Scott award winner by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) The prestigious award, presented October 10 during CONNECT 2014 in New Orleans, recognizes a PHCC member who has provided years of service and unselfish devotion to […]
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:45:37 +0000
Mestek announces The Reed Institute Educational Center
WESTFIELD, MA – Mestek recently announced the re-branding of the Mestek Institute to The Reed Institute Educational Center in honor of its founder and hydronics industry pioneer, John Reed, who passed away in 2013. This change takes place as they celebrate the 20th anniversary since first opening its doors to its training facility. The opening follows a year-long […]
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:10:24 +0000
Harsco launches touchpad boiler control platform
CAMP HILL, Pa.  — Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corporation announced the planned market introduction of its all-new NURO touchpad control platform for its Patterson-Kelley boiler product line. Developed exclusively by Harsco, the proprietary NURO?is the latest in the company’s Patterson-Kelley line of customer-focused boiler product innovations, including the introduction last year of its energy-efficient […]
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:15:39 +0000
KN Series upgrades make boiler line more effective
WESTFIELD, Mass. – In today’s commercial boiler market, efficiency is everything. Architects, engineers, building owners, contractors, and others are seeking systems that offer both top-notch performance and a reduced environmental footprint. To answer that need, the KN Series by Advanced Thermal Hydronics (ATH) has improved upon their industry leading digital control platform, HeatNet 3.0, and their innovative […]
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:04:04 +0000
News of Plumbing | Heating | Cooling | Industrial Piping DistributionFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:28:13 +0000
WILO names new national sales manager
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for water management, building services and groundwater, has named Samuel D. Messana as National Sales Manager – Building Service and Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast. In making the announcement, Matthew Beasley, director of Sales said, “Sam brings a very robust background and […]
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:28:13 +0000
Viega expands manufacturing capabilities
WICHITA, Kan. – Viega announced that manufacturing of its MegaPress carbon steel press fittings will begin at the company’s manufacturing and distribution facility in McPherson, Kan. Viega plans to break ground in November for an 80,000-square-foot addition to the 439,000-square-foot facility, with full production expected to begin in 2016. “Adding production capabilities in McPherson will […]
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:24:55 +0000
Manufacturers urged to develop, adopt Communication Protocols?
ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA, the association of indoor environmental systems professionals, is urging the industry’s manufacturers to become engaged in the development and implementation of universal communication protocols for equipment commissioning and on-going diagnosis for the purposes of ensuring that HVAC equipment is properly installed and maintained. Similar to what the automotive industry has achieved, […]
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:58:37 +0000
Kohler and NIBCO recognized by PHCC Educational Foundation
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The PHCC Educational Foundation recognized the continued commitment of two corporate supporters – Kohler Company and NIBCO INC. – with its Chairman’s Awards. Presented in New Orleans at PHCC’s CONNECT 2014, Educational Foundation Chairman Roger Peugeot commended these manufacturers for their continued contributions toward “allowing the foundation to make a difference […]
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:50:16 +0000
Sloan Valve names new VP Marketing
FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. — Sloan Valve Company announced that Parthiv Amin has joined the organization as vice president of Marketing. The announcement was made by Kirk Allen, president and CEO of Sloan. “Parthiv brings leadership skills and strategic thinking to our company,” Allen said. “His extensive experience in building marketing plans from the ground up will […]
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:42:58 +0000
Williams Comfort Products names new Sales VP
COLTON, Calif. — Williams Comfort Products introduced James Gill as its new vice president of sales. In this role, Gill will be responsible for Williams’ worldwide sales operations including the company’s newest line of air curtains. Gill comes to Williams Comfort Products with more than 15 years of sales and management experience. Most recently he served […]
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:27:10 +0000
TOTO launches facility in India as part of vision plan
MORROW, Ga. – TOTO, announced that it has commenced manufacturing at its first plant in Southern Asia. The new 645,834 square-foot factory in Gujarat, India, which sits atop a 44-acre site, will produce 500,000 toilets annually to service the fast-growing Indian market and the company’s subsidiaries in Europe and the Middle East. As it did […]
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:23:17 +0000
Morrison Supply acquires EP Supply
FORT WORTH, Texas – Morrison Supply Company, LLC, a leading wholesale distributor of plumbing, HVAC, pipe, valves and fittings, and builder products, announced that it has acquired the assets of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based, Empire Plumbing Supply, Inc. (EP Supply). EP Supply and its predecessors have been serving the plumbing, PVF, and Industrial Supplies needs of customers in […]
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:09:55 +0000
Mestek announces The Reed Institute Educational Center
WESTFIELD, Mass. — Mestek  announced the re-branding of the Mestek Institute to The Reed Institute Educational Center in honor of  founder, hydronics industry pioneer, John Reed, who passed away in 2013. This change takes place as Mestek celebrates the 20th anniversary since first opening the doors to its training facility and follows a year-long process of updating the […]
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:02:30 +0000
KN Series upgrades make boiler line more effective
WESTFIELD, Mass. – In today’s commercial boiler market, efficiency is everything. Architects, engineers, building owners, contractors, and others are seeking systems that offer both top-notch performance and a reduced environmental footprint. To answer that need, the KN Series by Advanced Thermal Hydronics (ATH) has improved upon their industry leading digital control platform, HeatNet 3.0, and their innovative fuel-air flow […]
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:30:52 +0000