John Mesenbrink

John
Mesenbrink
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Edelman: Plumbing Supply with a touch of history, panache 
Edelman carries products from more than 150 brands, from handmade architectural hardware to the latest high-tech kitchen appliances. Edelman works hard to ensure that the professionals who use the showroom have successful projects.
MCAA New President Greg L. Fuller at the ready 
CONTRACTOR magazine recently caught up with Greg Fuller about his new role with the MCAA.
Xylem Bell & Gossett rededication ceremony celebrates 75 years of innovation 
With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions.
Purdue’s ReNEWW House is net-zero defined 
Engineers installed an instrumentation system that monitors key data and employs data collected to help develop next-generation, high-efficiency appliances in conjunction with Purdue University.
2017 Hydronics forecast 
Positive signs can be attributed to hydronics’ niche market for 2017, as economic indicators seem favorable to start the year.
North Carolina school’s geothermal system makes grade 
Tracking LEED Platinum Certification using the LEED 2009 for Schools Model, the Hoke County school system expects the project to save the county $35 million over the next 40 years
Triangle Tube: Committed to the trades 
Triangle Tube’s continued emphasis on education can be seen with a new training facility — from the offices of a manufacturer’s rep in the Chicagoland area.
Washington museum is a masterpiece in design collaboration  1
Southland installed nearly 10 miles of piping systems and 1 million pounds of sheet metal inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
2017 Work Trucks — More power, new concepts, increased efficiencies 
Like a kid in a candy store, one can see that gleam in the eye any time grown men and women can talk about their work vehicles.
Are online contracting services right for you?  1
The vast majority of American consumers conduct online reviews before they hire or buy products. Many also expect to reach service pros via mobile devices rather than in-person or on the telephone.
Viega is prepared for future growth, continued demand for products 
One of the major announcements — out of the bag already — was Viega's corporate headquarters moving to Broomfield, Colorado, just outside of the Denver area.
Social media marketing: The virtual bridge 
It’s the 800-pound gorilla, frankly. Social media is the virtual bridge that connects with clients, informs audiences and allows companies to stay in front of loyal followers.
Vermont High School benefits from energy performance contracts
Prior to working with Otter Valley, Johnson Controls partnered with the Rutland City Schools in 2014 to make $5.2 million in improvements to its six schools.
Miami’s Brickell City Centre to open to heat pump ‘fanfare’ 
A custom variation of the Bosch Florida Heat Pump (FHP) LV Model Water Source Heat Pump was designed and built for the residential condo units.
Milwaukee Tools — delivering smarter tools 
Disruptive innovation is what drives Milwaukee Tools, creating end-user solutions for the core trades.

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