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Feb 05, 2014

Kohler, Moen highlights from Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show opening day

From the looks of the packed aisles today, the Kitchen....More
Jan 24, 2014

'Start spreading the news:' AHR Expo 2014 in NYC is a ‘top of the list’ show1

Ever since leaving New York City yesterday, Mr. Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York song has been on repeat in my head. This being my first NYC AHR....More
Jan 21, 2014

Plumbing, hydronic contractors talk training at Mechanical Town Hall during AHR Expo

At The Mechanical Town Hall today, during the AHR Expo, in New York City, attendees asked panelists Eric Aune, Bob 'Hot Rod' Rohr, John Barba, Dave....More
Jan 09, 2014

Education, training and the plumbing industry

Welcome to the winter issue of Green Mechanical Contractor, In this issue you will find an....More
Dec 11, 2013

Plumbing contractors: What is your favorite tool?1

To be included in this photo gallery, please send me a picture of yourself with your favorite tool, and a few sentences explaining why it is your....More
Nov 20, 2013

Tool manufacturer DeWalt builds in America2

Continuing its commitment to build America, DEWalt is proud to expand its product offerings built in the USA using global materials to include more....More
Nov 06, 2013

Bradford White: Made-in-America, Made-in-Michigan3

Those words – Made-in-America and Made-in-Michigan — are of utmost importance to Michiganders. I know since I was born and raised in....More
Oct 15, 2013

Plumbing, HVAC contractors ‘go big’ at PHCC 2013 Connect2

From looking at the schedule, it seems the conference is jammed packed with great sessions as it usually is, but this year is a little different....More
Sep 06, 2013

Craft beer and the Green Exchange2

This summer, I volunteered at a Craft Beer Festival in Chicago. Before the event took place, I Googled it to see what beer companies would be there....More
Aug 02, 2013

Truck spotting: I need your help!2

In this photo gallery, Truck Spotting, you will find photos of service trucks I have spotted while walking to and from work in Chicago. I will....More
Jul 17, 2013

Rothenberger’s Tool Academy offers a customized approach to training16

Recently I attended Rothenberger’s Tool Academy in its new training center located in Loves Park, Ill. The Tool Academy provides hands-on....More
Jun 14, 2013

PHCC’s 2013 Legislative Conference: Get back to the fundamentals204

This is the third year that I have covered the PHCC’s Legislative Conference. It’s one of my favorite events to cover for CONTRACTOR....More
Apr 15, 2013

‘You have got to have a sense of humor!'51

Last month I was in San Diego, Calif., for the QSC Power Meeting XXXVIII. While flying back to Chicago, I realized how much knowledge I gained by....More
Feb 01, 2013

Copper thieves192

Just Google “copper theft” and you will find article after article about copper being stolen from construction sites, abandoned homes,....More
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