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The Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.’s Green  Living Awards contest is returning for 2015. The contest, now in its third year,  recognizes both residential and commercial projects...more...

Cleveland – For the sixth year in a row, Sonnhalter is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for its annual Tool Drive, August 1-31. And, once...more...

Erie, Penn. –  Zurn Industries, LLC launches an easy-to-use reward program, “Earn with Zurn,” that allows contractors to earn cash rewards for purchasing eligible products during...more...

Warwick, R.I.  – Viessmann will host its annual Open House Event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at its facility in Warwick, Rhode Island.

This year...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced second quarter sales of $386.9 million, a decrease of 2.3%, as compared to the same period last year.

The company...more...

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

Google’s anticipated program to promote local service providers in search ads is on the way. The company has confirmed a beta test for the program...more...

Watts Water announced that Tony Johnson has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager — South Central.  In that role, he is responsible for sales...more...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with American Standard Brands officials announced today the company will establish a...more...

Ecovent, the maker of an intelligent home zoning system that delivers complete room-by-room climate control, announced that it has closed a $6.9 million Series A...more...

Honeywell announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc, a leading provider of thermal gas solutions...more...

The Atlanta Journal Constitution included a report last week on a reporter’s trip to the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center to see first-hand the problem of disposable...more...

EVAPCO, Inc., has purchased the assets of Clearwater Systems Corporation. This acquisition combines two industry innovators and provides a path for pulse-power water treatment to...more...

Despite the urgent need to save water, consumers and businesses in drought-stricken states have been slow to purchase and install water-efficient toilets, showerheads and bathroom...more...

The Courier-Post reported earlier this month that Christian Lusardi was indicted over an incident that took place at an Atlantic City casino-hotel in January 2014....more...

Johnson Controls announced today that it plans to pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Automotive Experience business. Following the separation, which is expected to close...more...

A. O. Smith Corporation announced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million. ...more...

The Times-Standard, a newspaper based in Eureka, Calif., reports that water utilities are considering attaching flow restrictors on the homes of water wasters as some...more...

Are you too hot at the office? Are you too cold? Or is it just right? Bloomberg Business reports that some tech firms are hoping...more...

Viessmann U.S. celebrates a quarter century of pioneering products while looking ahead to even greater innovation and growth.

 “Over the past 25 years we have...more...

A man convicted of the attempted murder of a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy in 1988 has turned his life around in an unlikely way....more...

CBS News reports that the tech giant has hired the engineering team from the soon-to-be defunct Homejoy, a start-up which allowed you to book home...more...

The F.W. Webb Company is announcing an innovative polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs. Making its debut domestically after more...more...

The South China Morning Post reports that a plumber at the center of a lead-contaminated water scare at a Hong Kong public housing site where pre-cast...more...

Liberty Pumps is on target to complete a major expansion of its facilities in Bergen, NY.

“Liberty Pumps is well underway in the construction of...more...

Liberty Pumps is pleased to announce it has implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Liberty Pumps has been a family owned company for the past...more...

Vancouver, B.C. – IBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Dodds as managing director of sales and marketing for North America. IBC is...more...

Kohler, Wis. – A group of IBC wholesalers and sales representatives recently returned from a 5-day trip to the Netherlands. The group toured Intergas’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities...more...

The Taos News reported in its July 14 edition of the convoluted tale of the arrest of 27 people on drug-running charges in May 2014....more...

The AP reports a veteran who was wounded in Iraq and fired from his job at Roto-Rooter in Plymouth, Minn., is getting $100,000 from the...more...

Uponor North America is now offering a new, more cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping applications.

These code-listed, commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball...more...

Rinnai has expanded its commercial line with the introduction of the C199 model, a condensing tankless water heater with a heat exchanger designed specifically for...more...

There are still a few opportunities remaining for contestant and sponsor participation at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational Foundation's National Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests...more...

Downers Grove, Ill. – Grundfos Pumps Corporation has elevated Jonathan Hamp-Adams to the newly created position of managing director for the company’s Commercial Building Systems...more...

This year Bennett Contracting Inc., Albany, NY, marks 100 year since Dan “D.A.” Bennett started a family plumbing and heating business out of a rented...more...

File this under “The Good Old Days Weren’t All That Good.” The Library of Congress recently compiled pictures of people cooling off before the popularization...more...

Mokena, Ill. – The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is inviting entries from the entire industry – not just RPA members – for its 2015 System Design...more...

General Pipe Cleaners announces their 2015 Summer Promotion with sizzling FREE gifts!

From July 1 through September 30, when you purchase a qualifying General product,...more...

Charles Allen was hard at work shining shoes at a Las Vegas casino when the right man sat down at his station. Kenneth D. Goodrich,...more...

“How can I make you smile today?” That is the first statement that you hear when Jeannne Petri, office operations manager at Petri Plumbing &...more...

Hollywood star Tom Selleck has reached an agreement with a Southern California water district that sued him in court earlier this week for allegedly pulling...more...

Continued growth. Since 1989, that is what Fite Plumbing, headquartered in Plainfield, Ind., has been striving for.

This year that goal is being carried out...more...

We're barely into the first generation of the Internet, but take a look of some of these figures and consider how formidable the online community...more...

In a recent interview with Steve David, director of Sales-East at Viessmann Manufacturing U.S., talked about the new compact, gas-condensing, floor standing Vitocrossal 300 CU3A...more...

Leslie Heating & Cooling has been serving the residential, commercial and industrial arenas of Chicagoland for over 25 years. By “serving,” the company means taking...more...

We all know how bad the drought is in California. I never found out the precise differences among the terms “severe,” “extreme,” and “exceptional” drought,...more...

During our last team meeting, Shauna and I decided that we spend a little time and spread some love to our clients, past and present....more...

I am what could be described as a thermostat nerd. I enjoy walking into mechanical rooms where boilers are modulating along with some sort of...more...

(Note: To view the figures, read Bristol's column in the July digital edition of PHC News!)

In this column, our focus is on Solar...more...

I first met Steve “Wheels” Wieland almost 20 years ago. I don’t remember exactly how or where we met but most likely it was at...more...

Recently while perusing the mail, I noticed a postcard from a plumbing contracting business franchise notifying plumbing contractors they were hiring qualified plumbers. Its content...more...

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the sun shining bright, birds chirping and a nice breeze in the air. Nothing mattered more in the...more...

INDIANAPOLIS - Carrier has signed a strategic agreement with Microf LLC to provide an alternative to traditional financing for qualified Carrier heating and air conditioning...more...

XL Catlin and Financial Risk Solutions, Inc. have entered an exclusive underwriting agreement to offer Chill-Pro contractual liability insurance coverage for HVAC contractors in the U.S....more...

Elkhart, Ind. - For generations, America’s strength has emerged from the power of its manufacturing factories. On July 7, 2015, NIBCO INC., a premier example of...more...

Bollente Companies, Inc. announced the launch of a comprehensive customized marketing program for its trutankless installation partners, aimed at boosting sales through brand modernization, online...more...

The Obama administration announced plans on July 7 that would install more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing projects, offer low cost loans to...more...

WinWholesale Inc. bought M. Cooper Supply, Mokena, Ill., on July 1.

M. Cooper Supply supplies the Chicago area and all counties in northern Illinois and...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

The lightweight Sewerooter T-3™ from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power, portability, and capacity to clear clogs from 2" to 4" diameter lines up to...more...

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Taco

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up...more...

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Watts

Watts track lavatory carriers feature a proprietary design that allows for independent horizontal and vertical adjustment of arms. These new robust, reliable "fast carriers" are...more...

Towson, Md. – DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and accessories, announces the expansion of its initiative to make products in the...more...

Westfield, Mass. - Mestek’s Distributor Products Group welcomes Koldwave to our family of HVAC and hydronic heating and cooling companies. Koldwave, manufacturer of high efficiency portable cooling...more...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed a new rule to protect workers in confined spaces, including residential attics and crawl spaces.

Routine tasks...more...

According at a July 4 report from CBS New York, David Bevilacqua of East Meadow, New York, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree grand larcency after...more...

Las Vegas – Kenneth D. Goodrich, managing partner of US Peach, LLC, a leading HVAC and plumbing service provider, announced the acquisition of The Honest...more...

San Francisco – The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of San Francisco will be hosting its annual tradeshow on Thursday, October 1st at the South San Francisco Conference...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) President Shahin Moinian has been named chair of the new Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Allied Member Committee. Committee...more...

A couple of decades after Alan Turing ushered in the computer age, another British mathematician named John Horton Conway developed...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – As companies across the country observe "Made in the USA Day" on July 2, Mansfield Plumbing will celebrate the day by marking...more...

Lebanon, Tenn. – Lochinvar recently hosted 16 of its top VIP contractors and their guests for the annual four-day Nashville Experience. The visiting VIPs were...more...

Vancouver, Wash., newspaper The Columbian wrote a feature on what is likely the only female plumber working in the paper’s home county. Smokey Fritz, 23, is learning...more...

Boston – Bunker Hill Capital announced that it has acquired ASPEQ Heating Group LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri based manufacturer of highly engineered electric-heating and...more...

An affiliate of Duke Energy is discontinuing its HVAC repair business leaving long-time customers who’ve paid into the program disappointed to learn that other customers...more...

Lancaster, Penn. – UGI Utilities donated $25,000 to the Lancaster County Career Technology Foundation to improve the training of students studying heating, ventilation and air...more...

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Moen

The new ST pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense offers a distinctive combination of geometric lines featuring a tubular, high-arc spout and strong, cube-shaped base. The integrated...more...

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Daikin

 

The new 15 Series single-split ductless residential system is a wall-mount system that provides energy-efficient performance and enhanced indoor comfort control. Available in both heat...more...

PHC News took to Twitter in July to talk Power Tools! Take a look at the interactive Prezi Presentation for a recap of the some...more...

In my last column, I made the argument for webinars being better and more frequently used by our industry. The subject matter is there, we...more...

The REMI Network reports that the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute and the United Nations Environmental Programme have agreed to work together on the development...more...

Shafer Heating and Cooling, Hillsboro, Ohio, earned the Gold Club award during the 19th annual Enertech Global Dealer Meeting.

Enertech President and CEO Steve Smith...more...

Eastern Arizona College and Advanced Air Systems, Thatcher, Ariz., have joined forces to offer an intensive, short-term, certification program for entry-level HVACR technicians.

Courses will...more...

According to The Guardian newspaper, Santa Cruz, Calif., is offering to waive fines for excessive consumption if the “parched city’s sprinkler splurgers and prodigal bathers...more...

The PHCP industry may have an entirely different R&D lab to test its products.

Pegasus Global Holdings is currently restarting plans to build a full-size...more...