Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml en Uponor and Belkin Intl. partner to create Phyn — new intelligent water company http://contractormag.com/iot/uponor-and-belkin-intl-partner-create-phyn-new-intelligent-water-company <div class="node-body article-body">Uponor Corporation (Uponor) today announced the formation of Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/iot/uponor-and-belkin-intl-partner-create-phyn-new-intelligent-water-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/iot/uponor-and-belkin-intl-partner-create-phyn-new-intelligent-water-company#comments IoT Management Wed, 25 May 2016 21:08:00 +0000 420231 at http://contractormag.com Nibco boosts valve offering through acquisition of Webstone Company, Inc. http://contractormag.com/management/nibco-boosts-valve-offering-through-acquisition-webstone-company-inc <div class="node-body article-body">Nibco, Inc. announced that it has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/nibco-boosts-valve-offering-through-acquisition-webstone-company-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/nibco-boosts-valve-offering-through-acquisition-webstone-company-inc#comments Management Plumbing Wed, 25 May 2016 19:06:00 +0000 420211 at http://contractormag.com <p>A selection of Webstone signature products.</p> OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death http://contractormag.com/plumbing/osha-finds-lack-proper-work-zone-plumbers-death <div class="field-deck"> Best Choice Plumbing's 27-year-old worker died after passing car hit him </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia's 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/osha-finds-lack-proper-work-zone-plumbers-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/osha-finds-lack-proper-work-zone-plumbers-death#comments Plumbing Wed, 25 May 2016 16:12:00 +0000 420201 at http://contractormag.com ServiceTitan receives Stevie Award for Mobile 2.0 App http://contractormag.com/technology/servicetitan-receives-stevie-award-mobile-20-app <div class="field-deck"> The home services industry software solution provider honored in the 2016 American Business Awards </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ServiceTitan was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the “Best Business App” category in the 14th Annual American Business AwardsSM.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/servicetitan-receives-stevie-award-mobile-20-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/servicetitan-receives-stevie-award-mobile-20-app#comments Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 15:17:00 +0000 420191 at http://contractormag.com Installing the RD-700 dual outlet roof drain http://contractormag.com/piping/installing-rd-700-dual-outlet-roof-drain <div class="node-body video-body">This video from Watts shows how to install the RD-700 dual outlet roof drain. The RD-700 does the work of two drains in one. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/piping/installing-rd-700-dual-outlet-roof-drain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/piping/installing-rd-700-dual-outlet-roof-drain#comments Piping Tue, 24 May 2016 19:54:00 +0000 420181 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: Shure, Ridgid, Toto, Neutra-Safe, Thermal Solutions and Matco-Norca http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-shure-ridgid-toto-neutra-safe-thermal-solutions-and-matco-nor <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a steel technician cart, an IR thermometer, a high-efficiency flushometer, an automatic system feeder for hydronic systems and more. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-shure-ridgid-toto-neutra-safe-thermal-solutions-and-matco-nor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-shure-ridgid-toto-neutra-safe-thermal-solutions-and-matco-nor#comments Media Galleries Toilets Hydronics Plumbing Tools Tue, 24 May 2016 16:05:00 +0000 420161 at http://contractormag.com IAPMO Group attends grand opening of Taiwan Institute for Plumbing Innovation http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-group-attends-grand-opening-taiwan-institute-plumbing-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">The IAPMO Group was honored to have been invited to attend the grand opening of the Taiwan Institute for Plumbing Innovation in Changhua, Taiwan.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-group-attends-grand-opening-taiwan-institute-plumbing-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-group-attends-grand-opening-taiwan-institute-plumbing-innovation#comments Codes Mon, 23 May 2016 16:28:00 +0000 420131 at http://contractormag.com <p>Skyline view of Taipei, Taiwan.</p> Sean Pavone, iStock, Thinkstock ICC-SRCC an industry partner in DOE Solar Training and Education Program http://contractormag.com/codes/icc-srcc-industry-partner-doe-solar-training-and-education-program <div class="field-deck"> Grant funding will provide training and resources to more than 100,000 industry professionals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ICCs Solar Rating & Certification Corporation is an allied industry partner in the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s two-year project to develop solar resources and training.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/icc-srcc-industry-partner-doe-solar-training-and-education-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/icc-srcc-industry-partner-doe-solar-training-and-education-program#comments Codes Solar Training Opportunities Mon, 23 May 2016 16:03:00 +0000 420121 at http://contractormag.com Congressional and regulatory Update: Lead in drinking water, Legionella and the Zika virus — oh, my! http://contractormag.com/codes/congressional-and-regulatory-update-lead-drinking-water-legionella-and-zika-virus-oh-my <div class="field-byline"> by Dain M. Hansen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After heavy pressure from the White House and Capitol Hill, EPA moves up by several months the release of its proposed updates to the lead and copper rule.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/congressional-and-regulatory-update-lead-drinking-water-legionella-and-zika-virus-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/congressional-and-regulatory-update-lead-drinking-water-legionella-and-zika-virus-oh-my#comments Codes Fri, 20 May 2016 20:39:00 +0000 420111 at http://contractormag.com How the little guy can win against the big box stores http://contractormag.com/around-web/how-little-guy-can-win-against-big-box-stores <div class="node-body article-body">In this article from Contracting Business, writer Tom Casey Jr. show ways to compete -- and win! -- against the big box stores. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/around-web/how-little-guy-can-win-against-big-box-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/around-web/how-little-guy-can-win-against-big-box-stores#comments Around the Web Management Fri, 20 May 2016 20:10:00 +0000 420101 at http://contractormag.com <p>David and Goliath.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Mike Rowe on how to communicate with millennials http://contractormag.com/around-web/mike-rowe-how-communicate-millennials <div class="node-body article-body">Contracting Business talks to Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame about attracting younger people to the skilled trades. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/around-web/mike-rowe-how-communicate-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/around-web/mike-rowe-how-communicate-millennials#comments Around the Web Training Opportunities Fri, 20 May 2016 19:50:00 +0000 420071 at http://contractormag.com <p>TV personality Mike Rowe prepares to speak at Direct Energy&#39;s 2015 convention in Las Vegas (file photo).</p> Danfoss joins energy efficiency leaders at 2016 EE Global Forum http://contractormag.com/around-web/danfoss-joins-energy-efficiency-leaders-2016-ee-global-forum <div class="node-body article-body">At the ninth annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global), Danfoss joined with the Alliance to Save Energy and nearly 500 energy-efficiency industry leaders from around the world to advance the productivity and profitability of energy efficiency. The invitation-only event was held May 11-12 in Washington, D.C.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/around-web/danfoss-joins-energy-efficiency-leaders-2016-ee-global-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/around-web/danfoss-joins-energy-efficiency-leaders-2016-ee-global-forum#comments Around the Web Thu, 19 May 2016 19:01:00 +0000 420001 at http://contractormag.com <p>John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, participates in a plenary panel at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Global Forum alongside Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency; Kateri Callahan, president, Alliance to Save Energy; Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group; and Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), to discuss international efforts to advance energy efficiency and double energy productivity.</p> Mid Illinois Mechanical, Inc. joins Linc Service under ABM Franchising Group http://contractormag.com/management/mid-illinois-mechanical-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group <div class="field-deck"> Linc Service Franchise network expands in Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ABM Industries Incorporated announces that Mid Illinois Mechanical, Inc., has signed a franchise agreement to join its Linc Service franchise network.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/mid-illinois-mechanical-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/mid-illinois-mechanical-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group#comments Management Thu, 19 May 2016 15:10:00 +0000 419991 at http://contractormag.com Viega announces 2016 second half training schedule http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/viega-announces-2016-second-half-training-schedule <div class="field-deck"> Viega offers training sessions in a variety of programs within the plumbing and heating industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Viega LLC announces the schedule for the second half of its 2016 training programs at the Viega Educational Facility located in Nashua, N.H.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/viega-announces-2016-second-half-training-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/viega-announces-2016-second-half-training-schedule#comments Training Opportunities Thu, 19 May 2016 13:51:00 +0000 419981 at http://contractormag.com Peterson Mechanical to install fuel oil piping system for Sutter Health's San Francisco Cathedral Hill Hospital http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/peterson-mechanical-install-fuel-oil-piping-system-sutter-healths-san-francisco- <div class="node-body article-body">Peterson Mechanical Inc. collaborated with Livermore-based Fuel Oil Systems to provide the fuel oil piping system installation for the new Sutter Health Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/peterson-mechanical-install-fuel-oil-piping-system-sutter-healths-san-francisco-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/commercial-plumbing/peterson-mechanical-install-fuel-oil-piping-system-sutter-healths-san-francisco-#comments Commercial Plumbing Tue, 17 May 2016 21:38:00 +0000 419951 at http://contractormag.com <p>Peterson Mechanical crews installing fuel oil system for Sutter Health Cathedral Hill Hospital.</p> Weekly Product Gallery: Enviro, Willoughby, Therma-Hexx, Grundfos, Watts and A.O. Smith http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-enviro-willoughby-therma-hexx-grundfos-watts-and-ao-smith <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a recyclable tank for water filtration systems, a solid-surface shower base, a modular heat exchange system, a hydronic zone control and more. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-enviro-willoughby-therma-hexx-grundfos-watts-and-ao-smith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-enviro-willoughby-therma-hexx-grundfos-watts-and-ao-smith#comments Bath/Kitchen Media Galleries Hydronics Plumbing Radiant Registered User Tue, 17 May 2016 19:39:00 +0000 419941 at http://contractormag.com IAPMO celebrates 90 years of promoting health and safety http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-celebrates-90-years-promoting-health-and-safety <div class="node-body article-body">IAPMO was formally founded 90 years ago today as the Los Angeles City Plumbing Inspectors Association.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-celebrates-90-years-promoting-health-and-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-celebrates-90-years-promoting-health-and-safety#comments Codes Tue, 17 May 2016 19:24:00 +0000 419931 at http://contractormag.com Taco awarded US Department of Commerce "E" Award for exports http://contractormag.com/management/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-exports <div class="field-deck"> May 16 Washington D.C. awards ceremony marked 2nd occasion Taco has won an “E” Award: 1st time was at end of WW II </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Monday U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Taco Comfort Solutions with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-exports#comments Management Tue, 17 May 2016 19:12:00 +0000 419921 at http://contractormag.com <p>John Hazen White, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions holds the U.S. Department of Commerce &ldquo;E&rdquo; Award at Monday&rsquo;s ceremony in Washington, D.C. With him are Wil VandeWiel, Taco COO, RI Congressman James Langevin and Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.</p> 5 steps to success http://contractormag.com/management/5-steps-success <div class="node-body article-body">This gallery from Contracting Business offers tips for improving your business strategy and execution. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/5-steps-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/5-steps-success#comments Management Tue, 17 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 419911 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Uponor's $18M expansion provides new jobs in Apple Valley http://contractormag.com/management/uponors-18m-expansion-provides-new-jobs-apple-valley <div class="field-deck"> Governor Dayton proclaims May 16 Uponor Day in Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Uponor North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the company's ninth expansion in Apple Valley.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/uponors-18m-expansion-provides-new-jobs-apple-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/uponors-18m-expansion-provides-new-jobs-apple-valley#comments Hydronics Management Tue, 17 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 419601 at http://contractormag.com <p>From L to R: Jyri Luomakoski, CEO, Uponor Corporation; Bill Gray, President, Uponor North America; The Hon. Mary Hamann-Roland, Mayor of Apple Valley; Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber President; The Hon. Anna Wills, MN State Representative; The Hon. Greg Clausen, MN Senator<strong>.</strong></p> CEO Warrior founder Mike Agugliaro to host free educational webinar May 24 http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-host-free-educational-webinar-may-24 <div class="field-deck"> Author and home service business mentor will present “Stop Being a Slave to Your Service Business: How to work less, make more and love your business again” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Agugliaro will host a free, educational webinar on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. EDT: “Stop Being a Slave to Your Service Business: How to work less, make more and love your business again.”</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-host-free-educational-webinar-may-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-host-free-educational-webinar-may-24#comments Management Tue, 17 May 2016 14:52:00 +0000 419591 at http://contractormag.com <p>Mike Agugliaro.</p> PMI delegation underscores value of water-efficient plumbing products in Sacramento http://contractormag.com/codes/pmi-delegation-underscores-value-water-efficient-plumbing-products-sacramento <div class="field-deck"> PMI members working diligently to supply products conforming to new state codes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A PMI delegation of member executives underscored the value of water-efficient plumbing products during meetings with state leaders last week in Sacramento.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/pmi-delegation-underscores-value-water-efficient-plumbing-products-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/pmi-delegation-underscores-value-water-efficient-plumbing-products-sacramento#comments Codes Green Fri, 13 May 2016 19:07:00 +0000 419581 at http://contractormag.com <p>The PMI delegation at the California State Capitol.</p> CMD's construction starts 2016: Breakdown by type http://contractormag.com/management/cmds-construction-starts-2016-breakdown-type <div class="node-body gallery-body">This gallery of graphs from CMD's Q2 2016 Construction Starts Forecast Report breaks down the forecast by types of structures in the US market. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/cmds-construction-starts-2016-breakdown-type" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/cmds-construction-starts-2016-breakdown-type#comments Management Fri, 13 May 2016 16:37:00 +0000 419571 at http://contractormag.com Iowa geo tax credit provides stopgap for federal incentive http://contractormag.com/geothermal/iowa-geo-tax-credit-provides-stopgap-federal-incentive <div class="node-body article-body">On the last day of its 2016 session, the Iowa Legislature passed HF 2468, which provides for a 10% standalone tax credit for residential installations of geo-thermal heat pumps.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/iowa-geo-tax-credit-provides-stopgap-federal-incentive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/iowa-geo-tax-credit-provides-stopgap-federal-incentive#comments Geothermal Fri, 13 May 2016 14:26:00 +0000 419561 at http://contractormag.com <p>The state flag of Iowa.</p> Vitalii Tkachuk/iStock/ThinkStock IAPMO advances development of 2018 Uniform Codes http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-advances-development-2018-uniform-codes <div class="node-body article-body">IAPMO recently completed Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-advances-development-2018-uniform-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-advances-development-2018-uniform-codes#comments Codes Fri, 13 May 2016 14:08:00 +0000 419551 at http://contractormag.com WaterFurnace parent company NIBE to acquire Climate Control Group from LSB Industries http://contractormag.com/management/waterfurnace-parent-company-nibe-acquire-climate-control-group-lsb-industries <div class="node-body article-body">NIBE Industrier AB, the parent company of Fort Wayne based WaterFurnace International, announced today that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with LSB Industries to acquire 100% of LSB’s Climate Control Group.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/waterfurnace-parent-company-nibe-acquire-climate-control-group-lsb-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/waterfurnace-parent-company-nibe-acquire-climate-control-group-lsb-industries#comments Green Management Thu, 12 May 2016 20:06:00 +0000 419541 at http://contractormag.com Coastal Mechanical appoints Jeff Geiger President http://contractormag.com/management/coastal-mechanical-appoints-jeff-geiger-president <div class="node-body article-body">Geiger has dedicated 31 years of his career to Coastal.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/coastal-mechanical-appoints-jeff-geiger-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/coastal-mechanical-appoints-jeff-geiger-president#comments Management Thu, 12 May 2016 15:37:00 +0000 419531 at http://contractormag.com <p>Jeff Geiger.</p> Bradley Corp. teams up for National Women Build Week http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/bradley-corp-teams-national-women-build-week <div class="node-body article-body">In recognition of National Women Build Week, Bradley Corporation sponsored and participated in Waukesha, Wis.-based Habitat for Humanity’s event.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/bradley-corp-teams-national-women-build-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/bradley-corp-teams-national-women-build-week#comments Industry Event News Thu, 12 May 2016 14:47:00 +0000 419521 at http://contractormag.com <p>A woman-led team of 18 volunteers from Bradley Corp., assisted in building this year&rsquo;s Habitat for Humanity&#39;s Women Build house, by constructing the home&rsquo;s stairs and wall frames, installing dry wall, and raising garage walls.</p> RPA honors five under 30 as their inaugural 'Rising Radiant Professionals' http://contractormag.com/radiant/rpa-honors-five-under-30-their-inaugural-rising-radiant-professionals <div class="node-body article-body">The Radiant Professionals Alliance selected five exceptional young individuals, each under 30 years old, to be honored as recipients of its “Rising Radiant Professionals” award.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/radiant/rpa-honors-five-under-30-their-inaugural-rising-radiant-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/radiant/rpa-honors-five-under-30-their-inaugural-rising-radiant-professionals#comments Radiant Wed, 11 May 2016 20:11:00 +0000 419501 at http://contractormag.com <p>L to R, Dan Vastyan, Aaron Stotko, Mark Chaffee, Max Rohr and Tyler Arndt. Inset, Grant Schutte, who was unable to attend the photo opportunity.</p> HeatingHelp.com passes torch to next generation http://contractormag.com/plumbing/heatinghelpcom-passes-torch-next-generation <div class="node-body article-body">HeatingHelp.com has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its new President. Erin will take over for her parents, Dan and Marianne Holohan.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/heatinghelpcom-passes-torch-next-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/heatinghelpcom-passes-torch-next-generation#comments Plumbing Wed, 11 May 2016 18:51:00 +0000 419491 at http://contractormag.com <p>Erin Holohan Haskell.</p>