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Mar 14, 2014

NTEA Work Truck Show: Business as usual

Sandwiched between the NFL Combine and the Men and Women’s NCAA Big Ten Tourney, Indianapolis played host to the NTEA Work Truck Show — the largest....More
Feb 06, 2014

And the Carlson-Holohan award goes to…?

As I waited for the Carlson-Holohan award presentation to begin — an award passed down every two years — I thought to myself, “I....More
Jan 15, 2014

Unconventional naming convention: Plumbing industry needs a PR makeover

With names like Polar Vortex, Saskatchewan Screamer and Hercules, I’ve often wondered if the National Weather Service has a separate PR....More
Dec 17, 2013

Not going to AHR? You’re crazy

AHR hits NYC and the Javits Center January 21-23 2014, and you should make plans to be there. You owe it to yourself and to the future success of....More
Nov 15, 2013

World Plumbing Council: Bringing sanitation into the 21st century

This is a country that has a full arsenal of nuclear weapons yet they don’t have proper sanitation. Every nation should have proper sanitation! And....More
Sep 05, 2013

Five reasons to attend Comfortech in Philly

The Comfortech Show hits Philadelphia September 18-20, and if you haven’t penciled it in on your calendar, you should. The entire Comfortech event,....More
Jul 01, 2013

Let's get nostalgic about plumbing

I can't help it. Every time I visit a commercial or residential restroom, or a commerical or residential mechanical room, I want to know what....More
Jul 01, 2013

Let's get nostalgic about plumbing

But you know what really blows my mind? My visits to the Plumbing Museum in Watertown, Mass. To compare what you see in today's plumbing....More
May 14, 2013

Getting pumped: manufacturers invest in America, infrastructure

Some of the major players in the pumping industry are investing in the U.S., and its deteriorating infrastructure. Stemming from my visits starting....More
Feb 14, 2013

Solar Thermal & The Shirley MacLaine Complex

The news is good, for PV, it seems. What about SDHW or solar thermal? How is that looking for 2013 and beyond? Perhaps solar has one more....More
Dec 18, 2012

The echoes of turnstile ghosts — the viability of industry trade shows

  As we brace for the onset of 2013 trade shows, we often ask ourselves, which ones are worth attending and which ones can I skip? One of....More
Nov 06, 2012

The sounds of the season: geothermal heat pumps as renewable?

One thing is for certain during this campaign, and in recent campaign memory, similar speeches with catchphrases try to grab our attention. Words....More
Sep 06, 2012

Train 'em

  Train ’em....More
Jul 12, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 — Is that date important enough for you?

Wait…Wait…You hear that…? Shhh, there it goes again. It’s the sound of the Dow Jones Industrial Average riding the rails....More
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