Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml en Attend Contractor Leadership LIVE this September http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/attend-contractor-leadership-live-september <div class="node-body article-body">Contractor Leadership LIVE gathers key industry leaders and top trainers to shape the future of the mechanical contracting industry. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/attend-contractor-leadership-live-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/industry-event-news/attend-contractor-leadership-live-september#comments Industry Event News Training Opportunities Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:02:00 +0000 434181 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Danze and Gerber hire Tony Favilla as Vice President of Sales http://contractormag.com/management/danze-and-gerber-hire-tony-favilla-vice-president-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Danze and Gerber, both leaders in the decorative plumbing fixtures category, have announced the addition of Tony Favilla as vice president sales – branded products.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/danze-and-gerber-hire-tony-favilla-vice-president-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/danze-and-gerber-hire-tony-favilla-vice-president-sales#comments Management Plumbing Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:06:00 +0000 434171 at http://contractormag.com <p>Tony Favilla.</p> AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Rinnai booth http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-rinnai-booth <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates stops by the Rinnai booth during AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-rinnai-booth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-rinnai-booth#comments Video AHR Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:41:00 +0000 434161 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Bosch booth http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-bosch-booth <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates visits the Bosch Thermotechnology booth at AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-bosch-booth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-bosch-booth#comments Video AHR Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:35:00 +0000 434151 at http://contractormag.com WWETT Show displays many ways to grind, scope, pump http://contractormag.com/plumbing/wwett-show-displays-many-ways-grind-scope-pump <div class="node-body article-body">The annual Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show here mostly attracts the muni crowd interested in big truck-mounted jetters, pumps and sewer relining.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/wwett-show-displays-many-ways-grind-scope-pump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/wwett-show-displays-many-ways-grind-scope-pump#comments Industry Event News Plumbing Tools Registered User Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:36:00 +0000 434141 at http://contractormag.com <p>Electric Eel&rsquo;s Joe McCann explains the features of the Cam Pro 2 to two WWETT Show attendees.</p> Zoeller demos the power of its grinder pump http://contractormag.com/plumbing/zoeller-demos-power-its-grinder-pump <div class="node-body video-body">Zoeller Pump Co. Southeast Regional Sales Manager Greg Teague demonstrates the power of the firm's fractional horsepower grinder pump.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/zoeller-demos-power-its-grinder-pump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/zoeller-demos-power-its-grinder-pump#comments Video Plumbing Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:59:00 +0000 434131 at http://contractormag.com Initiatives to recruit women into the trades, manufacturing http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/initiatives-recruit-women-trades-manufacturing <div class="field-deck"> Thinking outside of the box </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This issue is a nationwide problem that plumbing and HVACR contractors are facing, but they are not alone — even some of the industry manufacturers are facing the same problem. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/initiatives-recruit-women-trades-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/initiatives-recruit-women-trades-manufacturing#comments Plumbing Contractor Registered User Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:37:00 +0000 434121 at http://contractormag.com You’re hurting your recruiting results http://contractormag.com/management/you-re-hurting-your-recruiting-results <div class="node-body article-body">What you know about recruiting and hiring new employees is wrong, Mike Agugliaro told a packed house of contractors attending the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/you-re-hurting-your-recruiting-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/you-re-hurting-your-recruiting-results#comments Management Registered User Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:20:00 +0000 434111 at http://contractormag.com <p>Contractors have to acknowledge and dispose of their self-limiting beliefs, Mike Agugliaro told a packed meeting room at the WWETT Show.</p> AHR 2017: Dave Yates interviews Ken Watson, VP of Marketing for Taco http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-ken-watson-vp-marketing-taco <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates interviews Ken Watson, VP of Marketing for Taco at AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-ken-watson-vp-marketing-taco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-ken-watson-vp-marketing-taco#comments Video AHR Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:12:00 +0000 434101 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates interviews Wil VandeWiel, Taco CEO http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-wil-vandewiel-taco-ceo <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates stops by the Taco booth to interview company CEO Wil VandeWiel during AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-wil-vandewiel-taco-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-wil-vandewiel-taco-ceo#comments Video AHR Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:06:00 +0000 434091 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates interviews Johnny White of Taco http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-johnny-white-taco <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates interviews Johnny White of Taco at AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-johnny-white-taco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-interviews-johnny-white-taco#comments Video AHR Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:01:00 +0000 434081 at http://contractormag.com CONTRACTOR, Contracting Business partner with EGIA to deliver educational programming, a new national conference and resources dedicated to success of contractors http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/contractor-contracting-business-partner-egia-deliver-educational-programming- <div class="node-body article-body">This groundbreaking partnership will provide a fresh approach to the way ongoing education is being provided.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/contractor-contracting-business-partner-egia-deliver-educational-programming-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/contractor-contracting-business-partner-egia-deliver-educational-programming-#comments Training Opportunities Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:20:00 +0000 434071 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Uponor booth http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-uponor-booth <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates meets with Aaron Stotko at the Uponor booth during AHR 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-uponor-booth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-uponor-booth#comments Video AHR Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:27:00 +0000 434061 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Viega booth http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-viega-booth <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates talks to Viega's Jason McKinnon during AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-viega-booth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-viega-booth#comments Video AHR Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:09:00 +0000 434051 at http://contractormag.com Mitsubishi Electric’s kumo cloud app expands to Include commercial applications http://contractormag.com/technology/mitsubishi-electric-s-kumo-cloud-app-expands-include-commercial-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) announces an update to kumo cloud™, a programmable controller app.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/mitsubishi-electric-s-kumo-cloud-app-expands-include-commercial-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/mitsubishi-electric-s-kumo-cloud-app-expands-include-commercial-applications#comments IoT Technology Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:56:00 +0000 434041 at http://contractormag.com Human beings as part of the Internet of Things http://contractormag.com/iot/human-beings-part-internet-things <div class="field-byline"> Ken Sinclair, Editor/Owner/Founder, AutomatedBuildings.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Satisfaction and Productivity of corporate assets is an ongoing dynamic survey of human cognition that is creating new performance metrics from the data from our buildings. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/iot/human-beings-part-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/iot/human-beings-part-internet-things#comments IoT Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:32:00 +0000 434031 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Generations: different values, communications styles http://contractormag.com/management/generations-different-values-communications-styles <div class="node-body article-body">When the boss says, “Jump,” you say … ? That means one thing to Baby Boomers, but a Millennial would ask, “Why am I jumping?” or “Can I see you jump first?” </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/generations-different-values-communications-styles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/generations-different-values-communications-styles#comments Management Registered User Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:04:00 +0000 434021 at http://contractormag.com <p>The same words mean different things to different generations, such as blue-haired little old ladies. When Gwoke told his mother he had a hired a girl (meaning a Millennial) with blue hair, she told him she was glad he was hiring senior citizens.</p> CABA completes "Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things" research project http://contractormag.com/iot/caba-completes-intelligent-buildings-and-impact-internet-things-research-project <div class="node-body article-body">The research report provides actionable data relevant to all segments of the intelligent building value chain. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/iot/caba-completes-intelligent-buildings-and-impact-internet-things-research-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/iot/caba-completes-intelligent-buildings-and-impact-internet-things-research-project#comments IoT Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:13:00 +0000 434011 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: California Faucets, Milwaukee Tool, Armstrong, Bosch Tools, BrassCraft and Grohe http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-california-faucets-milwaukee-tool-armstrong-bosch-tools-brass <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a widespread faucet, a copper tubing cutter, a sensorless pump, a powerful work light, a line of push connect fittings and more. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-california-faucets-milwaukee-tool-armstrong-bosch-tools-brass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-california-faucets-milwaukee-tool-armstrong-bosch-tools-brass#comments Faucets Media Galleries Hydronics Piping Tools Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:01:00 +0000 434001 at http://contractormag.com DeWalt Charlotte manufacturing plant celebrates production of its 10-millionth tool http://contractormag.com/tools/dewalt-charlotte-manufacturing-plant-celebrates-production-its-10-millionth-tool <div class="field-deck"> Brand reaches milestone of 90 million individual products made in the USA with global materials in 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DeWalt Charlotte, NC manufacturing plant celebrated a significant milestone this past week, as the professional tool brand’s 10-millionth tool rolled off the production line. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/tools/dewalt-charlotte-manufacturing-plant-celebrates-production-its-10-millionth-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/tools/dewalt-charlotte-manufacturing-plant-celebrates-production-its-10-millionth-tool#comments Tools Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:00 +0000 433991 at http://contractormag.com <p>Senior Vice President &amp; Group Executive of Global Tools &amp; Storage, Jeffrey D. Ansell, helps to build 10-millionth tool in Charlotte, North Carolina.</p> 2017 edition of ASSE 1016/ASME A112.1016/CSA B125.16 now available http://contractormag.com/codes/2017-edition-asse-1016asme-a1121016csa-b12516-now-available <div class="field-deck"> Performance requirements for automatic compensating valves for individual showers and tub/shower combinations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ASSE 1016-2017/ASME A112.1016-2017/CSA B125.16-17, Performance Requirements for Automatic Compensating Valves for Individual Showers and Tub/Shower Combinations, has been designated as an American National Standard by ANSI, and is now available for purchase.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/2017-edition-asse-1016asme-a1121016csa-b12516-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/2017-edition-asse-1016asme-a1121016csa-b12516-now-available#comments Codes Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:52:00 +0000 433981 at http://contractormag.com The IAPMO Group Washington update http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-group-washington-update-0 <div class="field-byline"> Dain M. Hansen, Senior Vice President - Government Relations, The IAPMO Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many questions have arisen about how small businesses will be treated if tax reform legislation is enacted. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-group-washington-update-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/iapmo-group-washington-update-0#comments Codes Management Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:33:00 +0000 433971 at http://contractormag.com Reed Bill will reinstate and extend federal clean energy tax credits for several industries http://contractormag.com/green/reed-bill-will-reinstate-and-extend-federal-clean-energy-tax-credits-several-industries <div class="node-body article-body">The geothermal heat pump industry and several other clean energy technology industries are a step closer to saving thousands of jobs with the reintroduction of tax credit legislation.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/reed-bill-will-reinstate-and-extend-federal-clean-energy-tax-credits-several-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/reed-bill-will-reinstate-and-extend-federal-clean-energy-tax-credits-several-industries#comments Green Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:05:00 +0000 433961 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock A.J. Perri associate donates over 3,000 garment items to women in need http://contractormag.com/management/aj-perri-associate-donates-over-3000-garment-items-women-need <div class="node-body article-body">A.J. Perri, a New Jersey based provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, donated over 3000 clothing items to Dress for Success® and guests of the Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/aj-perri-associate-donates-over-3000-garment-items-women-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/aj-perri-associate-donates-over-3000-garment-items-women-need#comments Management Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:43:00 +0000 433951 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Samsung booth http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-samsung-booth <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates talks to Brian Ehlers at the Samsung booth during AHR Expo 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-samsung-booth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-visits-samsung-booth#comments Video AHR Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:31:00 +0000 433941 at http://contractormag.com Construction input prices surge to start 2017, ABC says http://contractormag.com/management/construction-input-prices-surge-start-2017-abc-says <div class="field-byline"> ABC Economics </div> <div class="field-deck"> Energy prices remain on the ascent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction input prices collectively rose by 1 percent on a monthly basis and 3.8 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/construction-input-prices-surge-start-2017-abc-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/construction-input-prices-surge-start-2017-abc-says#comments Management Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:23:00 +0000 433931 at http://contractormag.com AHR 2017: Dave Yates at the Zoomlock booth http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-zoomlock-booth <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Yates at AHR 2017 visits the Zoomlock booth to interview Matt Wood. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-zoomlock-booth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-2017-dave-yates-zoomlock-booth#comments Video AHR Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:17:00 +0000 433921 at http://contractormag.com Contractor of the Month: JM Lapp Plumbing & Heating http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/contractor-month-jm-lapp-plumbing-heating <div class="node-body article-body">JM Lapp Plumbing & Heating, Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania, is CONTRACTOR's Contractor of the Month for February. Find out why we at CONTRACTOR believe JM Lapp Plumbing & Heating is a top-notch contractor.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/contractor-month-jm-lapp-plumbing-heating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/contractor-month-jm-lapp-plumbing-heating#comments Plumbing Contractor Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:29:00 +0000 433911 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: American Standard, Parker Hannifin, Bosch Thermotechnology, Chicago Faucets, Viega and Fujitsu http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-american-standard-parker-hannifin-bosch-thermotechnology-chic <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery features a self-cleaning toilet, an expanded line of braze-free fittings, a new mini-split heat pump system, a low-flow electronic faucet, a zero lead ball valve and more. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-american-standard-parker-hannifin-bosch-thermotechnology-chic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-american-standard-parker-hannifin-bosch-thermotechnology-chic#comments Faucets Media Galleries Toilets Green Piping Plumbing Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:13:00 +0000 433891 at http://contractormag.com Mini-splits: residential takeover http://contractormag.com/technology/mini-splits-residential-takeover <div class="field-byline"> Michelle Robb, Director, Residential Marketing for Mitsubishi Electric US </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Your customers are requesting the most-efficient technology available that will allow them to save on utility bills. You need to find a solution to retain and grow your business...</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/mini-splits-residential-takeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/mini-splits-residential-takeover#comments Green Technology Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:36:00 +0000 433881 at http://contractormag.com <p>A residential min-split system from the exterior.</p>