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Mar 18, 2015

Contractors — make sure to sign up for a manufacturer seminar this year!1

If you haven’t attended a manufacturer course in some time, I suggest you make that a priority this year. I know, I know… there just isn’t enough....More
Jan 28, 2015

Success at Design & Construction Week and AHR Expo

Since Monday, Jan. 20, I have been on the road attending two of the largest trade shows for plumbing and hydronic contractors....More
Jan 21, 2015

Sleek designs prevail at KBIS 2015

Brizo’s Sotria Collection is influenced by car tail fins and airplanes. Another faucet that caught my eye as I was visiting booths yesterday was....More
Dec 01, 2014

Contractors are creating a lasting legacy2

For everything we do there is an impact that touches others. You can see how everyone and everything is interconnected, thus, it’s important to be....More
Oct 12, 2014

Grundfos Media Tour is educational, memorable3

On the first day of the media tour we toured the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel. This Copenhagen hotel is known as the world’s greenest hotel....More
Sep 10, 2014

Robin Crow, Weldon Long discuss critical steps all contractors must take to be successful9

Crow shared the critical steps owners can take that will revitalize their businesses. Crow pointed out that business growth cannot be sustained if it....More
Aug 12, 2014

Promote the plumbing trade: recruiting high school students5

A handful of the most recent issues in the industry, affecting all contractors, are education and training, residential fire sprinklers, green....More
Jul 16, 2014

Uponor presents at Techweek Chicago8

A few weeks ago, I attended Techweek in Chicago. This week-long expo is for startups and Fortune 500 companies to showcase their newest products,....More
Jun 20, 2014

Ford EcoBoost Challenge showcases 2015 truck models8

John Mesenbrink and I had the opportunity to attend Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge. The event was for media members only, and we had the chance to jump....More
May 27, 2014

Memorial Day thoughts and influential women in the industry5

A few months ago we featured a gallery of the most influential people in the plumbing and hydronics industry. This was a hit with our readers. In....More
Apr 25, 2014

Uponor plays full out at Connections 201411

The Uponor Connections 2014 Convention started April 23 and ended the following day at a cocktail reception at the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino. The....More
Apr 22, 2014

American pride is strong at DeWalt2

DeWalt’s American Pride Event took place April 17 at the Carpenter Training Center in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The highlight of the event was guest....More
Apr 07, 2014

WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting empowers, educates contractors3

At WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting today, water always wins is the theme of the two-day meeting. The annual sale’s meeting began with an impressive....More
Mar 17, 2014

The Power of Consistency by Weldon Long: Get your mind right11

I just finished reading Weldon’s book “The Power of Consistency.” And again, this book is something anyone owning a business or wanting to improve....More
Feb 18, 2014

Tattoos and the plumbing, service industry5

This leads me to the question: If you own a residential plumbing company or plumbing service company, would a tattoo keep you from hiring a skilled....More
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