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Robert Mader

Bob Mader is the editor of CONTRACTOR magazine, Green Mechanical Contractor magazine, and Radiant Living magazine. He has been writing about plumbing, mechanical, green building and HVACR topics for more than 25 years.

in As I See It Feb 09, 2015

Stop calling yourself a ‘plumbette’

When Lillian Ann Baumbach of Arlington, Va., became the first woman in the U.S. to hold a Master Plumbers license in 1951, all of the newspaper accounts, as a matter of course, referred to her as “pretty.” It was also noted that she corresponded with hundreds of GIs serving overseas and became a pinup girl for an infantry company in....More

The show that is del-ISH

The 2015 ISH Show in Frankfurt by all accounts did not disappoint. The show was spectacular and grandiose in size and attendance. In fact, official numbers released from the show indicate record numbers in attendance — 198,000 visitors, a new exhibitor record and a significant increase in the level of international guests....More

Candace Roulo

Candace Roulo is a senior editor of Contractor magazine, based in Chicago.

in Sustainably Speaking Mar 18, 2015

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

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 time in a day!....More

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