“If I could do it all again, I’d be a plumber.” This quote, according to Goodreads and many other quotation websites, comes from famed German physicist, philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein.
“Gender stereotyping begins at a very early age ... Women don’t know much about the careers or benefits of the career. It’s just not presented as an option to women, either as students or adult students looking for work.”
It’s no small coincidence that William Hite, president of the United Association of Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians (UA), received the first ever Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council AFL- CIO George Meany Award. After all, Meany, the award’s namesake was a plumber himself.
After last year’s polar vortex assault, many plumbing contractors saw the results of what happens when homeowners and businesses forget to protect their plumbing system against the dangers of freezing-cold winter weather.
On January 1, 1954, almost exactly 61 years ago, the first Contractor Magazine was released. Ever since, we’ve strived to cover all the news fit to print about the plumbing, piping and contractor industry.
This week the gallery features a commercial lavatory system, a point-of-use kitchen faucet, a water heater shut-off, a new sink and pedestal combination, a series of low-flow, electronic faucets and more.