Uponor Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in Two Facilities.
The company will add 57,000 square feet to its Lakeville
Distribution Center along with 25,000 square feet to its
Hutchinson facility. To help meet growing customer and market
demands for PEX pipe, Uponor North America is expanding its
manufacturing capacity in Minnesota.
Mestek Acquires Slant/Fin Baseboard
Mestek, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty heating, ventilating
and air conditioning systems for industrial, commercial and
residential spaces, announces the acquisition of the baseboard
assets of Slant/Fin, a leading provider of hydronic baseboard
Uponor launches new website
New resource-rich website consolidates multiple sites into one,
allowing users to quickly find information about Uponor products
and applications in a single, mobile-friendly location.
Zurn Opens Second Annual INSPEC Specifier of the Year Contest. Zurn Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the second
annual inSpec Specifier of the Year contest. The company will
recognize an American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
member who uses technology to improve the entire plumbing
Sioux Chief Backing Toledo ARCA Race The Automobile Racing Club of America and Sioux Chief
Manufacturing have jointly announced that the rough plumbing
components manufacturer will become the title sponsor of the May
19 ARCA Menards Series event at Toledo Speedway.
Sioux Chief Hosts Tour Group from Hajoca
Sioux Chief Manufacturing recently hosted a group of Hajoca
“Profit Center” managers from the North and South Carolina areas
at their new plant and headquarters in Kansas City, MO.
A. O. Smith achieves record sales of $3 billion in 2017.
A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record sales
of $3.0 billion and net earnings of $296.5 million, which
included estimated charges of $81.8 million associated with the
U.S. Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (U.S. Tax Reform).
Sioux Chief Hosts Visitors for Plant Tour.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing recently hosted a group of plumbing
contractors and wholesalers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and
Delaware for a tour of the manufacturing plant and new
headquarters in Kansas City.
Grundfos Introduces ALPHA1 Circulator.
Grundfos Expands Energy-Efficient Circulator Line with Versatile
ALPHA1 Constant Pressure Pump. Feature-rich circulator replaces
all single-speed and 3-speed circulators in its class
T&S Brass Unveils New Look Across Product Line.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works is unveiling a revamped design for
its foodservice and plumbing products, starting with its widely
used pantry faucets and pre-rinse units, pairing T&S reliability
with modern styling and aesthetics.
PHCC Launches New Estimating Tool: Cloud-based Labor Unit
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC)
has partnered with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform to
offer a new cloud-based PHCC Labor Unit Database that can help
contractors streamline the estimating process and prepare
Wilo USA acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump, and Karak Machine Corp.
Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building
services, water management, and groundwater, is pleased to
announce it has under the terms of an
asset deal, acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc., and
Scot Pump Company, as well as the component manufacturer Karak
IAPMO Unveils Redesigned Learning Center Website.
In order to create an even better user experience for students,
the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical
Officials (IAPMO®) has redesigned its learning center website
from top to bottom.
12V Ridgid PEX-One Press Tool Launched.
Ridgid hopes to improve the way contractors install Pex with the
new 12V Ridgid Pex-One. Designed for one-handed use, the Pex-One
weighs in at five pounds and can press multiple sizes up to one
inch with an interchangeable die system.
Ferguson acquires Underground Pipe & Valve, Inc.
Ferguson Waterworks, the largest company in the Waterworks
industry and the largest distributor of plumbing supplies and
PVF in the U.S., announces the acquisition of Underground Pipe &
Saniflo Names PEPCO Sales New Agent in Texas.
SFA Saniflo U.S.A has appointed PEPCO Sales as its new sales
representative in the state of Texas. In business since 1965,
PEPCO Sales serves the plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, waterworks,
fire protection and irrigation industries and will carry the
full line of Saniflo products.
Uponor and Belkin International partner to create Phyn — new
intelligent water company.
Uponor Corporation (Uponor) today announced the formation of
Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International. Phyn
represents the next wave of the smart home and will create an
intelligent water solution that protects family homes and
businesses from leak damage, enables mindful conservation, and
enhances household water usage with automated and anticipatory
Watts Water Technologies Completes Acquisition of Apex Valves
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) announced today that
it completed the acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of
Apex Valves Limited (“Apex”), a New Zealand company, for
approximately $22 million, with a commitment to purchase the
remaining 20% ownership within three years of closing.
Walk for Water Event Helps Grundfos Raise Awareness of Global
Roughly 175 Grundfos employees joined family, friends and
corporate partners in its annual Walk for Water event held in
Kansas City, Mo., and Aurora, Ill. The initiative was designed
to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to raise
funds for safe, sustainable water solutions in developing
InSinkErator® Announces Winner of Trip Giveaway at KBIS 2016.
The company is excited to announce that Andrew Pace, Green
Design Center, Waukesha, Wis., is the winner of a trip for two
to Las Vegas, including flight, three nights at Wynn®, a dinner
prepared and hosted by acclaimed Chef Johnny Church, plus a
night tour of The Strip.
Sloan Puts Water Efficiency to Work.
Sloan has just released a new landing page and brochure
dedicated to putting water efficiency to work. The landing page
and brochure outline Sloan’s commitment to water conservation
and feature a variety of water efficient products that help
achieve water efficiency goals.
2016 Plumbing Industry Insights from Mansfield Plumbing.
Higher focus on aging-in-place products for the bathroom. Faster
availability of products for plumbers. Continued focus on high
performance, low consumption toilets. These are just some of the
top trends for 2016 in the plumbing products industry identified
by leaders of Mansfield Plumbing.
RESNET to develop National
Residential Water Efficiency Rating System.
RESNET, the Residential Energy Services Network, in partnership
with the Natural Resources Defense Council and a coalition of
water efficiency experts, homebuilders, environmental
organizations and home energy professionals is developing the
nation’s first Water Efficiency Rating (WER) Index.
Pee-powered 'green' toilet to light up refugee camps.
Scientists in the UK have developed an innovative new plumbing
technology that can convert urine into electricity, with the
hopes that the system can be used to light up the dark corners
of refugee camps in conflict zones.
WinWholesale selects A. O. Smith plumbing Vendor of the Year.
WinWholesale Inc., one of the largest distributors in the
nation, has selected A. O. Smith as its 2014 plumbing Vendor of
the Year. A. O. Smith supplies products to WinWholesale local
companies representing the Winnelson, Winsupply and Noland
Mansfield Plumbing Offers 2015 Industry Insights.
Continued focus on water conservation. Increased consumer
conveniences. Faster delivery of product. These are some of the
top trends for 2015 in the plumbing products industry identified
by leaders of Mansfield Plumbing.
Liberty Pumps Announces Bergen, N.Y. Building Expansion!
Liberty Pumps has broken ground on a major building expansion
that will add an additional 81,000 square feet to its
manufacturing and warehouse space, as well as another 8,000
square feet to its product research and development area.
MFS Supply Launches New Line of
Ohio-based real estate supplies company MFS Supply has launched
a new line of plumbing fixtures for laundry rooms, bathrooms and
kitchens. Available in a variety of finishes, the new line is
Uponor Enhances Engineering Resources Website.
Uponor North America (Uponor) recently updated its engineering
website, Uponorengineering.com, to offer even more resources for
professionals specifying and designing PEX plumbing, radiant
heating/cooling, hydronic distribution piping and pre-insulated
ASPE joins industry coalition for energy efficiency legislation.
ASPE joined a coalition of 19 leading plumbing and mechanical
industry organizations in supporting H.R. 4801, a bill that
would call for the Department of Energy to report on the impact
and savings potential of improved thermal insulation systems in
TOTO Inks National Distribution Deal With WinWholesale.
For First Time in US, Company's Products Available from
TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1
billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has
entered into a strategic alliance with WinWholesale, Inc., to
distribute the company's high-performance, planet-friendly
products across 37 states in the U.S.
New App Puts Viega LLC Catalog At Your Fingertips. Leave the printed catalog at the office. This streamlined
app puts the complete Viega LLC product catalog in the palm of
your hand. Find the Viega fitting, valve, tubing, piping or
accessory that you’re looking for easily.
Matco-Norca Announces New Lead
Free Plumbing Website. Businesses rushing to
fulfill the requirements of Public Law 111-380 (Reduction of
Lead in Drinking Water Act) for lead free plumbing supplies for
potable water, which comes into effect January 4th, 2014, can
turn to Matco-Norca’s new lead free plumbing website to get all
the information and supplies they need.
Taco announces 6+1 promotion for residential hydronic
Taco announced its 6+1 promotion for residential hydronic
components. The 6+1promotion, which runs from August 15 to
October 30, 2013, is designed to cut costs for installers
looking to get a jump on the cold weather while upgrading the
performance and safety of any system.
Viega LLC welcomes new CEO in October.
In October 2013, Viega LLC will welcome Vice President of Sales
Dave Garlow as the new CEO and president. Dan Schmierer, who has
led the company since its founding in 1999, will retire in
BrassCraft Manufacturing Introduces Redesigned Website. Intuitively redesigned to effectively search product offerings, product information and corporate announcements, the website has been enhanced with richer content and greater functionality. An expanded product gallery provides users with access to the full line of BrassCraft® products and complete catalogs.
Uponor Named 2013
Manufacturer of the Year by Manufacturers Alliance.
was honored as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year in the
large-company category by the Manufacturers Alliance, an
association providing peer-to-peer training, education and
resources that allow Midwest manufacturing companies to
continuously grow, improve and stay competitive.
Uponor North America Expanding for Fifth Time to Meet
Beginning in May, Uponor North America will be breaking ground
at its headquarters facility in Apple Valley, Minn., to add
17,500 square feet of manufacturing space to help meet
forecasted growth for crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for
plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling
Transition to Green Plumbing in
The plumbing system is fundamental to a healthcare facility's
success. Probably no other built facility places more demands and
complex requirements on plumbing than the hospital.
2012 RIDGID® Reputation Roadshow in Full Gear.
Highlights include visual inspection products, utility
locators, drain maintenance and pressing technology.
Attendees also receive RIDGID gear, meet a RIDGID calendar
model, enjoy lunch and have the opportunity to ask experts
about any product in the RIDGID line.
Jeff Woods Joins Sweeney Rogers GeraghtySweeney Rogers
Geraghty is pleased to announce that Jeff Woods has joined
the organization in the role of Business Development Manager
for the Mestek Products Division.
Pensotti-USA Appoints Pendleton Associates as Representatives.Pensotti heating products have been keeping the northeast warm
since the 1970’s. Thousands of boilers later, the quality,
value, dependability, and efficiency of its line of boilers
have earned Pensotti the reputation as one of America’s
best heating values.