“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's product gallery highlights a vehicle charger for tool batteries, a stainless-steel kitchen sink, a WaterSense-certified dual-flush toilet, a new line of lab fittings, redesigned harnesses for the jobsite, and a kitchen faucet collection.
This week’s gallery shines the spotlight on a high-efficiency variable-speed circulator, reciprocating saw blades where the used portion can be broken off, a residential variable refrigerant flow system, residential condensing tankless water heaters, a pull-out faucet for smaller kitchens, and residential mini-split heat pumps.
This week's product gallery highlights a brushless recip saw, a stainless-steel ball check valve, an in-wall outdoor faucet system, a water tank solar-powered alarm, a line of heavy-duty tool bags and an active chilled beam cassette.