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Grundfos

Grundfos offers a full range of gasketed and brazed heat exchangers that are ideal for commercial HVAC applications looking to maximize energy efficiency.

The versatile...more...

A fourth generation of family members has joined General Pipe Cleaners team. Nine high school and college age children – all great-grandchildren of General founder Abe...more...

Two Orange County, California, attorneys announced Thursday that they have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing builders in San Clemente’s 3,800-home Talega community of using copper...more...

The Solar Sunflower, a Swiss invention developed by Airlight Energy, Dsolar and IBM Research in Zurich, uses something called “highly efficient concentrated photovoltaic/thermal to generate...more...

Waterloo, Iowa say homeowners have not suffered a single raw sewage spill since adopting a controversial foundation drain disconnection program at the start of this year....more...

As part of its goal to educate building professionals and consumers in California on reducing water use, Kohler Co. has joined Connect the Drops, a...more...

More than 150 students are currently attending the PHCC of San Diego’s PHCC Academy. Bill Howe students total 27.

The Bill Howe Family of...more...

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Modine

Modine’s geothermal systems now offer an enhanced control platform.  The robust controller has served the manufacturer’s school systems and commercial ventilation product lines for more...more...

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Laars

All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The screen allows quick access to the control’s full...more...

The fourth edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning will take place this year from 23...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy announced for the first time that up to $2 million in prize money will be awarded to collegiate teams...more...

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Modine

It’s the ultimate final touch for a garage or workshop: a customized unit heater, available now in camo (“Huntin’ Dawg”), diamond plate (“Diamond Dawg”), carbon...more...

The Billings Gazette reports that after seven years of litigation, a jury has decided that two Billings, Mt., businesses must pay a homeowner $1.75...more...

F.W. Webb Co., No. 13 on Wholesaler magazine’s 2015 Wholesaling 100, hired Thomas Grunewald as the company’s new senior vice president of sales.

As head of the...more...

Thirty-two plumber, pipefitter, sprinkler fitter, mechanical service technicians and welder apprentices traveled from areas across North America and Australia to Washtenaw Community College in Ann...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology

For whole house or commercial building hot water on demand, Bosch Thermotechnology offers its wall-mountable Tronic 5000C and 6000C electric water heaters in kW input...more...

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Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool and Uponor® will begin transforming commercial jobsites this fall with the introduction of the industry’s first expandable 3” PEX and the only...more...

Late last year, home-improvement retailer Lowe’s said it planned to open two stores in Manhattan in the second half of 2015. Now, the first...more...

QuestVapco announces regional winners in its “Snap-a-Selfie” Photo Contest for July:

  • Aaron McGee, McGee’s Mechanical, Okla.
  • Nathan Rathjen, Heart of America Service Company, Kan.
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Sloan Valve

Sloan unveils its new Sloan® Hybrid Urinals, which combine a world-class, multi-patented urinal cartridge with revolutionary Jetrinse™ Solution Technology that keep urinals and drain lines...more...

HTP, a designer and manufacturer of advanced heating and hot water systems, has recently held an official grand opening to celebrate its move to a...more...

After the New York City Council last week passed legislation to require the inspection of city cooling towers for the legionella bacteria, Gov. Andrew Cuomo...more...

Goodrich and team restructure 23-year-old Sonoran Air saving 124 jobs

Phoenix – Kenneth Goodrich, CEO of US Peach, LLC a leading provider of HVAC and...more...

Gary Doyle was picked to represent the United Kingdom on the world stage after excelling at national level.

The 21-year-old travelled to São Paulo in...more...

MCAA's Model Permit-Required Confined Space Program for Construction is now available. The new program, which is free to members, makes it easy and cost-effective to...more...

The Des Moines Register reports that a worker with a Fort Dodge, Riley-Armstrong Plumbing & Heating, Fort Dodge, Iowa, died following a trench collapse at...more...

With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, New York City Council on Thursday adopted legislation that requires adherence...more...

BrassCraft Manufacturing announced it is continuing to offer $1,500 scholarships to support the next generation of skilled tradesmen and women.  These funds help to offset...more...

There’s one place with near-constant running water that can be tapped for energy without causing environmental problems: cities’ drinking water pipe. LucidEnergy, a Portland, Oregon-based...more...

Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (hotwater.com) is launching the next generation of its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters — units that could...more...

As the risk of a water shortage in Seattle, Tacoma and Everett continues to grow, officials are asking people to cut their water use by...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International continues to work with the state of California to mitigate the impact of the drought.

PMI’s members are working diligently to develop...more...

Bell & Gossett announces its 2015 third quarter Little Red Schoolhouse seminar schedule for in-person training. The training center’s seminars provide systems design training...more...

From OESP:

As a tribute to Dan Holohan's support of our industry, the Oil & Energy Services Professionals established a scholarship in his name....more...

In a letter to customers and suppliers, Paula C. Mendell, president of Reliable Pipe Supply Inc., San Diego, Calif., says Reliable has entered into an...more...

Bahnson, Inc., is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this summer. The company was originally formed as the Normalaire Company in Winston-Salem in 1915...more...

Milwaukee Tool introduced an entirely new high-tech way to tap into the capabilities of power tools, perhaps the most high-touch of products, at its annual...more...

After the OESP 61st Annual Trade Show & Convention in May, PHC News stopped by U.S. Boiler Company’s Lancaster, Pa., headquarters and factory for a...more...

From its early, modern-day political association with Earth Day in the 1970s, to its international expansion through the lens of recycling in the early 1990s,...more...

It was a Sunday evening and my wife Azure, our son Mason and I had just finished up dinner at one of our favorite Italian...more...

If you want a hot tip on low gas prices, I know two places where filling up your car won’t break the bank. Saudi Arabia...more...

Renewable energy technologies like hybrid cars and solar electric power require a higher level of technology and automated intelligence that can be expected to come...more...

What does it mean to “have” a job these days? What exactly do you actually have? And what’s this have to do with me getting...more...

No doubt about it, phones and tablets are changing the way we do business and live our lives. Cool apps can leverage our time and...more...

This commentary presents a sample of emails I receive from contractors about our noble PHC industry, business, my editorials, and my products and/or services related...more...

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report on confusing and differing New York City and state responses to the Legionnaires’ outbreak as...more...

The call came in one morning a few weeks ago.: “My water heater is leaking. Can you come take a look?” the caller asked.

We...more...

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Works company, has announced it has formed a strategic alliance with RS Lining Systems, LLC, the provider of RS...more...

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Uponor

Uponor is extending its current pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering to include insulation thicknesses up to 2" to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy...more...

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Grundfos

The Grundfos CMBE booster pump is a compact, constant pressure system for water supply and boosting in domestic and light commercial applications. 

Approved for drinking...more...

U.S. construction industry employment rose 0.1 percent in July and added 6,000 net new jobs, while the construction unemployment rate shed 0.8 percentage points and...more...

The Altus AFB Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning shop is responsible for regulating the temperature throughout all base facilities, maintaining workable and livable environments and...more...

The News-Star, a newspaper based in Monroe, La., reports that well-known legal activist Erin Brockovich is taking up the fight over a more than year...more...

A. O. Smith Corporation today presented the employees of the Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Ky., with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts Water recently unveiled www.onewattswater.com, a microsite that provides an overview of the broad selection of water products, services and solutions provided...more...

Keeping building occupants comfortable while minimizing energy use is a balancing act for engineers who design HVAC&R systems and buildings. One way they can achieve...more...

Climate change is expected to decrease heating demand and increase cooling demand for buildings and affect outdoor thermal comfort, according to research published in Scientific...more...

New York City will require all cooling towers to be registered and inspected regularly for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in...more...

Orange County Superior Court Judge Thierry P. Colaw tossed out a class-action lawsuit against local water districts over chemicals that homeowners say corrode copper pipes....more...

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Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool delivers ground-breaking performance with the introduction of a cordless right angle drill that will not only power through 6-inch holes, but can drill...more...

The Orlando Business Journal reports on a 21-year-old graduate from a local tech accelerator who launched a new app to connect users with professional home...more...

The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 137 Pension Fund are seeking class action status on behalf shareholders who suffered losses after American Express in February announced...more...

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Michelin

The Michelin Defender LTX M/S combines the best in durable wear-life technology and all-weather traction, extending the Defender promise of category-leading durable tread life for...more...

The Times-News, based in Burlington, N.C., reports that two local plumbers, Leon Saul, a partner in Willie Saul and Son Plumbing Inc. in Elon, N.C....more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s sustainability initiative – Planet Proposition – is celebrating a highly successful second year, with significant energy savings achieved via its HVAC solutions,...more...

Uponor North America was recently honored for the second year in a row with the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from Houston-based David Weekley Homes,...more...

A new study published today in Nature Climate Change finds a formula developed in the 1960s and used to design and calibrate most heating and...more...

hilmor, innovative HVAC/R tool manufacturer, has announced the third annual Retool Your Future Scholarship Contest. The contest has received more than a thousand student entries...more...

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Stiebel Eltron

The energy-saving Tempra Plus is a tankless electric water heaters and the Accelera 300 is a heat pump water heater. Tempra

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Saniflo

The redesigned SANIBEST PRO is a one-horsepower grinder pump system, with 25 percent more power than the previous generation. With this technology, there is no...more...

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has joined forces with Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, to invest in a Silicon Valley startup which...more...

British Gas has been forced to ramp up security on a 'smart heating' app installed in thousands of homes after it was exposed as a...more...

Now in their fourth year of extreme drought, more Californians are installing systems that recycle domestic wastewater (excluding sewage) for irrigation. Companies that install...more...

In an interview published in content provider Worldfolio, Madoka Kitamura, president of Toto, discusses plans for the company's 100th anniversary in 2017 competion from Lixil, American...more...

The Albany Business Reviews reports a real estate broker in Albany, NY, started a new division to provide customers with referrals to plumbers,

Berkshire Hathaway...more...

Los Angeles - California Gov. Jerry Brown applaudes citizens for a job well done on decreasing water usage in the state by 27% - two percent higher than...more...

Los Angeles – Sen. Dianne Feinstein will likely face challenges to her new plan that will inject $1.3 billion into storage and de-salination of water in the...more...