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News of Plumbing | Heating | Cooling | Industrial Piping DistributionThu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:32 +0000
HARDI ready for 2014 Congressional Fly-In
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Once again, HARDI is preparing to take on Capitol Hill at this year’s Congressional Fly-In. Taking place May 20-21 in Washington, D.C., HARDI is looking forward to making the voices of members heard and impacting legislation in a way that could have a huge impact on the HVAC industry. The issues to be [...]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:32 +0000
ASA prepares for Women in Industry Spring Conference
ITASCA, Ill. — This month, the American Supply Association will host  The Women in Industry Spring Conference. Attendees will participate in educational sessions from accomplished and powerful women who will offer their insight and vision to help boost con?dence and the ability to succeed. Seasoned veterans to those just getting started will attend the event in [...]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:59:31 +0000
American Standard, Blackman Plumbing Supply announce distribution partnership
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – American Standard Brands and Blackman Plumbing Supply, Co. Inc, announced that Blackman will begin offering American Standard and the exclusive DXV brand plumbing products in all Blackman locations on Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey. The products will be on display in all Blackman showrooms and available in as few [...]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:30:58 +0000
Veteran appreciates new home from Homes for Our Troops
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marine Sergeant Jordan Maynard described his new home, in Cottonwood, Ariz., with both disbelief and gratitude in his voice. Injured after stepping on an IED while doing foot patrol during his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, Maynard was forced to amputate both of his legs above the knee after the blast. He soon found [...]
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:22:07 +0000
NFL’s Jimmy Johnson to present at ASA Network luncheon
ITASCA, Ill. — This year’s Network ASA will take place September 9 -11, at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. The theme is Ability: Adapt, Grow, Succeed, which is consistent with ASA’s new branding and also with the direction that our membership has taken. It is estimated that at Network ASA recently, 14.5 billion in annual distributor sales were consistently [...]
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:11:01 +0000
Report shows homeowners spending on kitchen and bathroom design
WASHINGTON  – Households are placing greater emphasis on kitchens and baths. A sizeable share of residential architects report both the number and size of kitchens and baths are increasing. Upscale features and products used in these areas of the home are growing in popularity. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home [...]
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:03:32 +0000
HD Supply opens Waterworks, White Cap Facility in northeast
ATLANTA — HD Supply, Inc. announced it has opened a new combined Waterworks and White Cap 25,000 square-foot facility located at 232 Frontage Road, Manchester, N.H. “The new location heightens our level of services in the Northeast region,” said, Steve LeClair, president of HD Supply Waterworks. “Inventory availability is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in [...]
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:58:13 +0000
PMI names new technical director
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Barbara C. Higgens, CEO/Executive Director of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has named Matt Sigler as PMI’s technical director, effective immediately. As technical director, Sigler is in charge of analyzing and reporting proposed code and standard changes, maintaining and managing effective relationships with PMI members, certification agencies and industry peers. Sigler will [...]
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:52:13 +0000
American Standard saves 18 trillion gallons of water
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Americans have saved more than 18 trillion gallons of water — roughly the volume of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay — by embracing low-flow toilet technology over the past two decades since the U.S. enacted the 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) that mandated less water per flush, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency [...]
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:24:37 +0000
Speedclean accepted in Fujitsu Solutions Partner Program
STAMFORD, Conn. – SpeedClean announced its official acceptance into the Fujitsu Solutions Partner Program. This partnership allows SpeedClean and Fujitsu the full benefit of joint marketing and promotional activities, while providing contractors and end users alike the peace of mind knowing these two world class brands are aligned behind proper mini split coil maintenance. The SpeedClean [...]
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:21:17 +0000
News, Products and Information for Plumbing and Mechanical ContractorsFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:40:00 +0000
Long Beach to host 2014 RSES Conference
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — The 77th Annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo will be held on October 15-18, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif. The 2014 conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics and the theme will be, “Oceans of Knowledge.” The RSES Long Beach Chapter will [...]
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:40:00 +0000
MCERF supports Team USA in Water Innovation Challenge
ROCKVILLE, Md.— The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) donated $5,000 to sponsor Team USA in the upcoming WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge supported by the World Plumbing Council. PCA Chairman Emeritus William N. Erickson (C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co.), a former member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Board of Directors will lead the team. The competition [...]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:34:13 +0000
Lochinvar announces March VIP Contractor program winner
LEBANON, Tenn. – The March winner in the VIP Installation Showcase is Charlie Sarkis of A. Tech Mechanical in Welland, Ontario. His entry described an installation at a 10,000-square-foot home with five zones of radiant in-floor heating. “Two KBN155 boilers were the choice for both peace of mind and efficiency,” Sarkis said. One more VIP will [...]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:33:35 +0000
Rinnai launches tankless water heater replacement effort
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Rinnai America Corporation is incentivizing contractors, dealers and installers with $200 in cash for every traditional tank-style water heater they replace with the Rinnai RH180 Tank-Tankless Water Heater between April 15 and July 31. Rinnai’s new water-heating innovation, the RH180 Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater, simplifies a homeowner’s life with greater hot-water [...]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:38:00 +0000
NAHB reports popular features found in new homes
WASHINGTON — With New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year, revealing that convenience, livability and energy [...]
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:08 +0000
Veteran appreciates new home from Homes for Our Troops
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marine Sergeant Jordan Maynard described his new home in Cottonwood, Ariz., with both disbelief and gratitude in his voice. Injured after stepping on an IED while doing foot patrol during his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, Maynard was forced to amputate both of his legs above the knee after the blast. He soon found [...]
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:11:35 +0000
PHCC Essentials class provides glimpse of 2020 jobsite
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A sold-out crowd of 27 project managers, estimators and contractor business owners have completed the 2014 offering of the Essentials of Project Management course conducted by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation. This four-day intensive training program has been teaching p-h-c contractor business owners and their project management team to recognize the [...]
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:08:03 +0000
ACCA IE3 Expo attendance up 6 Percent?
ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, held ACCA 2014 and the IE3: Indoor Environment & Energy Expo in Nashville, Tenn., March 17 – 20. Attendance was up 6 percent over 2013, making the 2014 event one of the largest ACCA conferences ever. ACCA 2014 featured a new format and hundreds of contractors [...]
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:03:06 +0000
PMI welcomes new technical director
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Barbara C. Higgens, CEO/Executive Director of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has named Matt Sigler as PMI’s technical director, effective immediately. As technical director, Sigler is in charge of analyzing and reporting proposed code and standard changes, maintaining and managing effective relationships with PMI members, certification agencies and industry peers. Sigler will also [...]
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:52:23 +0000
American Standard saves 18 trillion gallons of water
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Americans have saved more than 18 trillion gallons of water — roughly the volume of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay — by embracing low-flow toilet technology over the past two decades since the U.S. enacted the 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) that mandated less water per flush, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency [...]
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:44:30 +0000