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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....
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....
Dec 01, 2014
Contractors are creating a lasting legacy
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....
Oct 12, 2014
Grundfos Media Tour is educational, memorable
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....
Sep 10, 2014
Robin Crow, Weldon Long discuss critical steps all contractors must take to be successful
Crow shared the critical steps owners can take that will revitalize their businesses. Crow pointed out that business growth cannot be sustained if it....
Aug 12, 2014
Promote the plumbing trade: recruiting high school students
A handful of the most recent issues in the industry, affecting all contractors, are education and training, residential fire sprinklers, green....
Jul 16, 2014
Uponor presents at Techweek Chicago
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,....
Jun 20, 2014
Ford EcoBoost Challenge showcases 2015 truck models
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....
May 27, 2014
Memorial Day thoughts and influential women in the industry
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....
Apr 25, 2014
Uponor plays full out at Connections 2014
The Uponor Connections 2014 Convention started April 23 and ended the following day at a cocktail reception at the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino. The....
Apr 22, 2014
American pride is strong at DeWalt
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....
Apr 07, 2014
WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting empowers, educates contractors
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....
Mar 17, 2014
The Power of Consistency by Weldon Long: Get your mind right
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....
Feb 18, 2014
Tattoos and the plumbing, service industry
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....
Feb 10, 2014
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