January 2017

Air conditioning technology company, LG Electronics, demonstrated its expanded 2017 lineup of commercial and residential HVAC solutions with a customizable control system, variable refrigerant flow...more...

Honeywell announced the availability of a full digital toolset, designed to help air conditioning and refrigeration customers select and implement the right refrigerant for their...more...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a revision to the existing Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (RLDWA). The proposed revision will require...more...

The ActiClean self-cleaning toilet from American Standard has been named a 2016 GREEN GOOD DESIGN award recipient in the Green Products category. This recognition was...more...

ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales increase of 4.0 percent for the month ending December 31, 2016, compared to the same month in 2015....more...

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, showcased its line of energy-efficient pumps and technologically advanced drives during the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR)...more...

Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of Gold Medal Service and founder of CEO Warrior, a business mentoring and coaching service for home service business owners, will host...more...

Farnsworth Wholesale Company and Fortiline Waterworks are now operating under one roof in Mesa and Peoria, Arizona. The new locations will be Fortiline’s first entry...more...

AD, the $34.4 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying / marketing group, reported sales for all AD members grew by 9 percent in 2016....more...

Zurn Industries, LLC, a member in the commercial plumbing products market, launched a new website with expanded capabilities, simplified navigation, and valuable content for plumbing...more...

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Taco Comfort Solution

The Parallel SelfSensing Pump Controller is designed to easily stage individual pumps in a parallel configuration for optimal pumping efficiency. Parallel pumping enables the use...more...

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Taco Comfort Solution

The 0015e3 is the only three-setting, ECM-powered circulator on the market. With three easy settings, the product’s variable speed, high-efficiency ECM motor uses up to...more...

Modine Manufacturing Company is set to begin their 2017 Innovation Tour, which will offer new and updated CEU/NATE courses and showcase the latest in HVAC...more...

The acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a Missouri River...more...

Taco Comfort Solutions earned top honors as its SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control was named the Product of the Year during the 2017 AHR Expo...more...

Chicago Tube & Iron Company announced the promotion of Elidia Vazquez to process engineering manager.

As Process Engineering Manager, Vazquez will provide leadership and direction...more...

Sloan, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has developed a new and comprehensive brochure, highlighting its innovative Full Line Fixture Collection.

With Full Line Fixture...more...

Asahi/America, Inc. announced the promotion of Rodney Van to industrial business development manager for the eastern and central regions. Van will lead sales efforts of...more...

ICE AIR, the developer and manufacturer of a wide variety of HVAC units, was awarded a trademark on their patented technology for commercial air conditioners...more...

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Lochinvar

The SMART TOUCH control has been added as a standard feature on Power-Fin boilers and water heaters from 500,000 to 2,000,000 Btu/hr.

This enhancement includes...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

Designed to provide the easiest measurements from all orientations, both the 150’ and 330’ Laser Distance Meters have 2 inch color screens for maximum visibility...more...

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Matco-Norca

For use in potable water installations involving IPS/CTS polyethylene piping/tubing, this product offers stainless steel 304 insert stiffeners in five sizes up to 2 inches....more...

Bradford White Water Heaters, provider of the AeroTherm Series Heat Pump Water Heater, has completed an agreement to acquire production assets from the heat pump...more...

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Uponor

Targeted for commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems, these code-listed, commercial-grade, brass transition fittings in sizes from ½ inch to 2 inches.

The offering, which...more...

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Adey

This magnetic filtration system starts to work upon installation, removing virtually all of the suspended iron oxide that collects in hydronic heating systems. By removing...more...

Japan based Sanden Corporation will be introducing their next generation of Heat Pump Water Heater products, Compressor and Coil technologies, many featuring R744 refrigerant at...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp

This battery offers power and performance while minimizing weight. The product employs advanced Lithium-ion technology to deliver 80 percent more power than previous generation batteries....more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp

This series offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications, adding new features for easy installation, operation and maintenance. Recently...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

This product is a solution for unclogging toilets, urinals, and floor traps for service plumbers and facility maintenance professionals.

With electronics that deliver low RPM...more...

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Jones Stephens

The sensor activated toilet flush system is operated by waving your hand over the handle.

This product is easy to install on existing front mount...more...

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Viking Group Inc.

The Sprinkler new Model, VK478, is cULus Listed for Light Hazard and Ordinary Hazard Group 1 and 2 occupancies, making it an option for apartments,...more...

U.S. government assigns preliminary dumping rates as much as 204 percent in enforcement of U.S. and international trade laws.

Two leading producers of carbon steel flanges,...more...

HARDI announced the lineup for its Supply Chain Excellence Focus Conference March 26-28 in Tempe, Arizona. The Supply Chain Excellence Conference, a combination of Purchasing...more...

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced its Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) solution is now available with...more...

Mansfield Plumbing employee, Ron Kline, marks 52 years of service with the company —18,980 days — with a perfect attendance record.

At 72 as a...more...

HARDI, the largest HVACR equipment distributors association, announced its 2017 initiative to repeal the federal estate tax. HARDI members will "Heat Up the Hill" to...more...

UTILITY  has announced the hiring of the East Coast Marketing Group as its sales representatives covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The team of...more...

On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump made good on two of his campaign promises by signing executive orders to revive the Dakota Access...more...

World Vision hosted the 17th Annual Crystal Vision Awards Breakfast at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show...more...

Jack Johnston to retire, but remain on board of directors.​

Winsupply Inc. announced Roland Gordon has been named chief executive officer of the company, effective Jan....more...

Hart & Cooley, Inc., a business unit of Johnson Controls' Building Technologies & Solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Braun as vice president –...more...

Crain’s Cleveland Business reports that Oatey Co. added to its list of 6,000 plumbing products with the purchase of Set-Rite Product’s toilet flange system.

The...more...

Fortiline Waterworks is now open in Helotes, Texas, replacing what was the Morrison Supply Co.’s waterworks branch. With this new branch, Fortiline now has 45...more...

The American Supply Association (ASA) has announced they has been appointed by the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors as a member of the...more...

Winners include a couple of new names from the show’s Discovery District.

The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show announced the Best of KBIS 2017...more...

A time-honored ‘Topping Off’ ceremony was held to mark the latest milestone in the construction of the F.W. Webb Co. Central Distribution facility in Londonderry,...more...

The U.S. EPA is proposing rules that would require plumbing manufacturers to mark pipes and fittings for drinking water as “lead free.”

Back in the...more...

Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, has appointed Ian Levergood as...more...

MAMAC Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of HVAC sensors and transducers, announced that they have selected Neuco Inc. as the official master stocking distributor...more...

T&S Brass and Bronze Works has hired Mike Donleavy as its Eastern regional sales manager for plumbing.​

In this role, Donleavy is responsible for managing...more...

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has introduced a new program to allow homeowners to rent new, premium, brand-name heating and cooling equipment at each...more...

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Delta Faucet

Delta Faucet’s HydroRain offers the option to use the raincan shower, the fixed shower head or both showers simultaneously.

Designed to fit a standard shower...more...

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Kohler

Kohler has created Real Rain, a showering experience that emulates the feel of a warm rain shower. The look and feel of natural rain is...more...

Danfoss, the pioneer of oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed centrifugal compressors and a leading manufacturer of other high-efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration,...more...

DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVAC/R parts and accessories, announced it has hired David Oriatti as Vice President, HVAC Sales. Oriatti will be...more...

Viega LLC announced the promotion of Scott Rea to regional sales manager, responsible for the Pacific Northwest region. In this position, Rea replaces Matt Bohmer, who...more...

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, contributed a five ton Inverter Ducted Split System Condensing Unit and Air Handler to the HVAC laboratory at...more...

Viega LLC announced the schedule for the first half of its 2017 training programs at the Viega Educational Facility located in Nashua, New Hamshire. The...more...

Moen has signed a national contract with Drees Homes, a builder with a storied 85-plus year history, to exclusively feature Moen plumbing products in new...more...

Fujitsu General America Inc., based in Fairfield, N.J., announced the hiring of Andrew (Andy) Armstrong as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Armstrong will lead...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.

The new line of high-efficiency Climate 5000 Ductless Minisplit Heat Pump Systems are ideal for residential heating and cooling up to 48,000 BTU/hr, and is...more...

Award-winning journalist Katie Couric and husband John Molner have partnered with cookware retailer Sur La Table to launch a new cooking web series, “Full Plate...more...

 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 10.9 percent in November...more...

 The Oil Heat Cares Foundation, an initiative of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP), brought the installation of a much-needed boiler...more...

For the fourth straight year, California Faucets has been recognized by Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards. This year, the DAVOLI Series Pull-Down...more...

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute issued a letter to every U.S. senator in support of Gov. Rick Perry's nomination to be the next Secretary...more...

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Jacuzzi Luxury Bath

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath has launched its first freestanding whirlpool bathtub – the Modena jetted bath.  Standard features of the Modena Freestanding Whirlpool Bath include eight flush-mount...more...

NKBA survey respondents also reported an increase in awareness for universal design features and aging-in-place elements among homeowners.

Contemporary and transitional designs have overtaken traditional...more...

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Watco

The IdealLav drain from Watco is the only lav drain to include a grid strainer and a stopper. The removable grid strainer is installed with an...more...

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DiversiTech Corp.

Super Seal Flex Inject is a new air conditioning and refrigerant leak sealant that saves HVAC/R contractors and distributors valuable time and money. It features...more...

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Milwaukee Electric Tool

This new lineup of Compact Tape Measures is up to 30 percent more compact than previous Milwaukee tapes and other competitors on the market. The...more...

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SharkBite

Designed as a PEX pipe system, the EvoPEX plumbing system extends beyond the traditional pipe-and-fitting solutions to be inclusive of fittings, PEX pipe, outlet boxes,...more...

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Uponor Inc.

Uponor North America has launched the next generation in wireless controls for residential hydronic radiant floor heating systems.

The new Climate Control Zoning System II...more...

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Intellihot

The telliBot 1001 is an IoT and Wi-Fi enabled, condensate neutralizer that monitors media usage and sends notifications when the media needs to be replenished. Additionally,...more...

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Saniflo

Sanipump submersible sump pumps are designed in a highly-efficient manner that reduces clogging and power consumption. Heavy duty cast iron construction matched with stainless steel...more...

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ADEY Innovation LLC

This line of concentrated System Treatment Formulas is designed to clean and protect hydronic heating systems. MC3+ Cleaner and MC1+ Protector both serve different purposes,...more...

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Uponor, Inc.

The new ProPEX engineered polymer (EP) opposing-port tees eliminate the need for additional tees and elbows to facilitate piping in two directions, reducing the number...more...

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Just Manufacturing Company

The Integra Drain system is designed to seamlessly join the drain to the sink, so that they are one complete unit. The sink interior eliminates...more...

With technology constantly changing the ways we buy and sell, it’s no wonder those in the wholesaler industry are looking for a competitive edge.  ...more...

During the winter months, all variety of tools are used to combat winter across Canada.  The goal: to eliminate snow and ice.  Salt, chemicals, shovels...more...

Since taking over as President of the OMNI Buying Group in early 2016, John Aykroyd has been injecting some new energy, new ideas, and paving...more...

The AirTempo Control from MrSteam has been named a 2016 GOOD DESIGN award recipient in the bath category for design excellence. The award is presented...more...

The Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS), in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), has painted its appeal across kitchen and baths for...more...

Having spent a great deal of time on the road, I’ve come to further appreciate the stories and people that make up a company.  Across...more...

To hear Rick Wentzell tell it, buying – or selling – an actuated valve should be a simple matter. “The components of our actuated valve packages...more...

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating (AHR) Expo, takes place Jan.  30 – Feb.  1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.  Sponsored by ASHRE and...more...

The easiest way for a successful business owner to create tax-free wealth is by the proper use of life insurance. Unfortunately, because of the complexity...more...

Imagine a scenario where the market drops 20 percent this year. Sounds drastic, but in fact it did just that in 2001, and again 2002,...more...

Do you want fries with that? We hear it every time we visit our favorite flavor of fast food chain. The fact of the matter...more...

The election of Donald Trump has sent a positive message to a besieged industry.  Inauguration is not until January 20th and President Obama has signaled...more...

Moen has launched the U by Moen shower, a Wi-Fi/cloud-based digital system that offers mobile connectivity and personalization, and provides homeowners countless ways to create...more...

In many parts of the country, the pace of commerce has slowed somewhat as winter sets in.  Many wholesalers are taking a well-deserved break from the hectic ace of...more...

In wholesale-distribution, unlike in manufacturing environments, wasted time does not litter the factory floor like wasted material does. Wasting time differs from wasting material in that...more...

This month marks the first contribution of “Steve & Tom on PVF,” a monthly column by Steve Letko and Tom Brown on the inner workings...more...

One Equity Partners announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Anvil International, a leading North American manufacturer of high quality...more...

Putnam Pipe, a Mincron customer since 2010, recently signed an agreement to convert from Release 12.1 to the SmartDistributor core ERP solution.

An independent and...more...

AD is proud to announce the appointment of Jeff Hockin, president and COO of Crum Electric Supply Co., Inc., to the AD Board of Directors...more...

The Board of Directors for Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced that Kittleman & Associates, LLC, a Chicago-based national search firm focused on CEO search...more...

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Danfoss

The new Danfoss Turbocor TT700 compressor expands the capacity range of the TT series to up to 400V and 200 TR. Designed for water-cooled chiller...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

The new Model DRZ-PH power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners offers a quick, clean way to clear clogged sink, tub and laundry drains in...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

With power to tackle a wide array of heavy fastening applications, the M18 FUEL line of Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches is up to 4 inches shorter...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.

The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series is a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters that offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in...more...

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Mr. Pex Systems

This complete PEXa plumbing system offers some real advantages as compared to conventional copper pipe systems. The MrPEX Potable PEXa tubing is offered in red,...more...

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DXV American Standard

The AT200 SpaLet Smart Toilet is a dual flush toilet that offers a range of features to enhance the modern bathroom environment. With its multiple...more...

Hugo Aguilar, PE, director of codes and standards for the American Supply Association, has been appointed to represent ASA as a full committee voting member...more...

The lead-free brass bubbler kit includes the 7800PFLFB lead-free brass bubbler and all necessary mounting hardware. This product retrofits standard drinking fountains, making it the perfect...more...

Siân Smith of Noble Corp. has announced the creation of a women’s network for members of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).

CIPH...more...

Uponor names Dena Mayne vice president of Offerings/Marketing, making her the third woman to hold VP title at the company.

Uponor recently named Dena...more...