June 2017

DDI System has announced its acquisition of General Data Systems.

General Data Systems, based in St. Louis, is a well-recognized solution provider in the small...more...

F.W. Webb Co. has been busy in New Jersey, opening two locations over a one-week timeframe, as it continues to establish itself throughout the Garden...more...

 

Viega LLC broke ground on Tuesday, June 20 for its new corporate headquarters and new training facility in Broomfield, Colorado.

The groundbreaking was attended...more...

Continuing its rapid expansion in the Garden State, F.W. Webb purchased Master Wholesale Supply on June 23. Located in Vernon, New Jersey, this new location...more...

Uponor North America named Jon Sillerud as vice president of operations for Uponor North America, effective June 1.

Sillerud joined Uponor in September 2015, serving...more...

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) is planning to change how manufacturers design piping parts after discovery the use of substandard parts by two energy companies....more...

Bradford White Corp. has appointed Rich Simons to the position of vice president and general manager for its subsidiary, Laars Heating Systems.

Prior to joining...more...

This year, Brasscraft celebrates a 60 year partnership with E. B. Lingel Company of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who represents Brasscraft in the north east markets for...more...

SJE-Rhombus, a manufacturer of innovative control solutions for water and wastewater applications, conducted product training for 25 attendees representing a variety of installers, distributors and...more...

American Standard’s ActiClean self-cleaning toilet has earned a Gold 2017 A’ Design Award in the Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware category. Reflecting a top score...more...

U.K.-based Wolseley, which will soon rebrand itself as Ferguson, reported 2017 third quarter fiscal sales of $5.39 billion, up 17 percent year-over-year for a total...more...

The F.W. Webb location in South Boston is proud to be one of Boston's many green buildings using energy wisely and contributing to the city's...more...

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has hired Pam Krivda, Esq. to be apart of HARDI's Human Resources Consulting Program.

Krivda is Board-Certified by...more...

National HVAC/R master distributor, Metropac Industries, will be hosting a Johnson Controls Refrigeration Training and New Product Introduction in a luxury suite at Gillette Stadium....more...

Marketair has become the North American importer/vendor for the RD-Series and PD-Series, the commercial rooftop enclosure and support systems. Developed by Inaba Denko, Osaka, Japan,...more...

Homeless families in Rochester, New York, will get additional relief this season, thanks to a donation from Friedrich Air Conditioning Company.

Friedrich has partnered with...more...

Thirteen members of “Team Cooney” comprised of employees, friends, and family of Cooney Brothers Inc., a value-added distributor of Pipe, Valves and Fittings, participated in...more...

American Standard, part of LIXIL, has celebrated the completion of renovations at Naomi’s Way, a family housing shelter located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Working...more...

American Standard’s ActiClean self-cleaning toilet has earned a Gold 2017 A’ Design Award in the Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware category. Reflecting a top score...more...

One of the trade priorities of the Trump administration is to ensure that all the antidumping and countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties owed on U.S. imports are...more...

Worthington Industries announced has acquired Amtrol for approximately $283 million.

“Amtrol is a great addition to our company and I am pleased to welcome Amtrol...more...

The American Standard NextGen Selectronic integrated commercial faucets have won a BUILDINGS 2017 Money Saving Products Award in the "Water Savings" category.

The​se awards were...more...

Homeowners are trading square footage for features, particularly those that increase accessibility that allow them to stay at home even with limited mobility, according to...more...

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Legend

In sizes from ½- to 2-inch, Legend has a new selection of press unions. The configurations offered include press x press, press x MNPT, and...more...

Morrison Supply’s premier showroom brand, Expressions Home Gallery is now open in Oklahoma City.

It’s the showroom's first location in Oklahoma and the 17th overall with...more...

Reliance Worldwide Corp. announced that it has completed its acquisition of HOLDRITE.

HOLDRITE designs and engineers a set of products and solutions that are complementary to...more...

The Macomb Group announced that branches in Jeffersonville and Evansville, which were formerly operated by Lockwood International, joined the company. The transaction will provide access...more...

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating has announced that its board has voted to change the name of the Plumbing Industry Advisory Council to...more...

HeatLink’s ownership and management team announced that HeatLink Group Inc., and its affiliated PEX-a tubing manufacturing facility PexCor Manufacturing Company Inc., have been acquired by...more...

MRC Global Inc. announced that its U.S. subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has opened a new regional distribution center in Shafter, California, just outside of...more...

The 2018 NKBA Design Competition is open and accepting submissions. The annual competition provides the opportunity to recognize the association’s designer members for their outstanding...more...

Metropolitan Pipe & Supply Co is moving its corporate office, counter, and warehouse operation to Somerville, Massachusetts in Q1of 2018. The new operation will be...more...

Offering refreshed styling and price points conducive to a broad range of homeowners, this upgraded portfolio of four stainless steel kitchen sink collections, which offers...more...

New for 2017, the 0015e3 three-setting, ECM-powered circulator replaces all three-speed hydronic circulators in its class.  Its variable speed, high-efficiency ECM motor also uses as...more...

This year’s WIT buying group meeting saw a few changes.  “The Wholesaler” spoke with Charlie Moorhead, executive vice president of the group to gain a...more...

In July, manufacturers, firms reps, vendors and distributors will have the chance to network around the pool or on the golf course during the 89th...more...

Confusion.  Turmoil.  Damage.  Warp.  Interrupt.  Of all of these synonyms for “disruption” found in Webster’s Dictionary, “warp” seems to be the most appropriate for describing...more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure projects....more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure projects....more...

Trends may come and go, but great design is in perpetual demand.  This is especially true in the luxury bath industry where exceptional design is...more...

A recession is technically defined as two consecutive quarters of zero to negative GDP growth.   Therefore, in the "ancient" financial history of 2008, it was...more...

Once upon a time I believed that the best approach for a showroom was to add more variety.     My thought process for my...more...

Bear in mind that in spite of the fact that many of your closest suppliers probably have actual lead times of 3 to 10 days,...more...

We think the simple strategy of wholesaling that we have espoused for decades is continuing to evolve.  As a reminder, it is, “Become the primary...more...

Ferguson Enterprises will expand its headquarters and build a new facility, the governor and mayor of Newport News announced June 5.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on...more...

Silencer standard clamps are the newest addition to the Silencer line of noise and vibration isolation supports.  These standard clamps can be used as a...more...

The Shark grinder pump series will now include 1.0 and 1.5 HP models 818 and 819, joining the popular 2.0 HP model 820 pump family. ...more...