Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml en ASSE International calls for Scald Awareness Task Group members http://contractormag.com/whitepapers/asse-international-calls-scald-awareness-task-group-members <div class="node-body article-body">ASSE International’s Board of Directors has voted to re-form the ASSE Scald Awareness Task Group to develop a white paper concerning proper and improper applications of temperature limiting devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/whitepapers/asse-international-calls-scald-awareness-task-group-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/whitepapers/asse-international-calls-scald-awareness-task-group-members#comments Whitepapers Plumbing Thu, 28 May 2015 20:25:00 +0000 408721 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Danze and Gerber hires Andy Hansen http://contractormag.com/management/danze-and-gerber-hires-andy-hansen <div class="node-body article-body">Danze and Gerber have announced the addition of Andy Hansen as national sales manager – builder segment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/danze-and-gerber-hires-andy-hansen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/danze-and-gerber-hires-andy-hansen#comments Bath/Kitchen Management Thu, 28 May 2015 14:17:00 +0000 408711 at http://contractormag.com Egan earns fifth Elite Award in 101 Best and Brightest program http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/egan-earns-fifth-elite-award-101-best-and-brightest-program <div class="node-body article-body">Mechanical contractor Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan) has again been recognized as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/egan-earns-fifth-elite-award-101-best-and-brightest-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/egan-earns-fifth-elite-award-101-best-and-brightest-program#comments Plumbing Contractor Management Wed, 27 May 2015 20:38:00 +0000 408701 at http://contractormag.com NCPMA announces plans for 2015 Summer Convention http://contractormag.com/plumbing/ncpma-announces-plans-2015-summer-convention <div class="node-body article-body">NCPMA invites cooling, heating and plumbing contractors, and associates to be a part of their Summer Convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/ncpma-announces-plans-2015-summer-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/ncpma-announces-plans-2015-summer-convention#comments Industry Event News Plumbing Wed, 27 May 2015 16:10:00 +0000 408691 at http://contractormag.com Political, community leaders celebrate at Uponor groundbreaking ceremony for $18M expansion http://contractormag.com/management/political-community-leaders-celebrate-uponor-groundbreaking-ceremony-18m-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">On May 21, Uponor North America (Uponor) held an official groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the greater Twin Cities area. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/political-community-leaders-celebrate-uponor-groundbreaking-ceremony-18m-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/political-community-leaders-celebrate-uponor-groundbreaking-ceremony-18m-expansion#comments Management Wed, 27 May 2015 14:12:00 +0000 408681 at http://contractormag.com <p>Political and community leaders celebrate the groundbreaking for Uponor&rsquo;s new facility in Apple Valley, Minn., which is pursuing LEED-Silver certification. From left to right: Tom Lawell, Apple Valley City Administrator; Anna Wills, State Representative; Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber President; Bill Gray, President, Uponor North America; Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland; Ruth Grendahl, Apple Valley City Council Member; Clint Hooppaw, Apple Valley City Council Member; John Bergman, Apple Valley City Council Member; Senator Greg Clausen.</p> Leveraging social media for plumbing, HVAC businesses http://contractormag.com/marketing/leveraging-social-media-plumbing-hvac-businesses <div class="node-body article-body">Who doesn’t want to gain more public reach for their plumbing or HVAC business? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/marketing/leveraging-social-media-plumbing-hvac-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/marketing/leveraging-social-media-plumbing-hvac-businesses#comments Marketing Registered User Tue, 26 May 2015 18:28:00 +0000 408671 at http://contractormag.com Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock Weekly Product Gallery: Tyco, Moen, Icera, Caleffi, Rothenberger and Bosch http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-tyco-moen-icera-caleffi-rothenberger-and-bosch <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's product gallery includes a recessed pendant sprinkler, a high efficiency toilet, new plastic pipe welding equipment, a pull-out faucet, a dirt separator, and an improved line of geothermal flow centers. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-tyco-moen-icera-caleffi-rothenberger-and-bosch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-tyco-moen-icera-caleffi-rothenberger-and-bosch#comments Faucets Fire Sprinklers Geothermal Media Galleries Toilets Green Tue, 26 May 2015 16:14:00 +0000 408661 at http://contractormag.com Plumbing industry partners raise thousands to support wounded veterans http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-industry-partners-raise-thousands-support-wounded-veterans <div class="field-deck"> VAMAC hosts ride in Virginia; honors Sgt. Michael Frazier USMC (Ret.) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The plumbing industry’s support of Operation Rise & Conquer continued in great force on May 2 as VAMAC, Gerber and Danze teamed together for their first ride through historic Glen Allen, Virginia. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-industry-partners-raise-thousands-support-wounded-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-industry-partners-raise-thousands-support-wounded-veterans#comments Management Plumbing Tue, 26 May 2015 16:04:00 +0000 408651 at http://contractormag.com <p>L-R: Corbin Ensign, VAMAC vice president/owner; Michael Werner CEO and president of Gerber/Danze; and Sgt. Michael J. Frazier, USMC Ret.</p> Are contractors just like creatures of habit? http://contractormag.com/fey/are-contractors-just-creatures-habit <div class="field-deck"> Birdman and Mt. Poop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I want to advise readers that this article came about thanks to CONTRACTOR’s plumbing and heating nightmares photo galleries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fey/are-contractors-just-creatures-habit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fey/are-contractors-just-creatures-habit#comments Fey Registered User Thu, 21 May 2015 20:16:00 +0000 408641 at http://contractormag.com Brewing beer with treated wastewater? http://contractormag.com/green/brewing-beer-treated-wastewater <div class="node-body article-body">As the west coast water crisis deepens, some beer brewers in Oregon are becoming creative. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/brewing-beer-treated-wastewater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/brewing-beer-treated-wastewater#comments Green Thu, 21 May 2015 16:20:00 +0000 408631 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Lessons in water quality and radiant systems http://contractormag.com/blog/lessons-water-quality-and-radiant-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently I attended a water quality and an energy and comfort performance seminar sponsored by Viega in Washington D.C. Both sessions were eye opening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sustainably-speaking">Sustainably Speaking</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/lessons-water-quality-and-radiant-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/lessons-water-quality-and-radiant-systems#comments Heating Piping Contractor Sustainably Speaking Thu, 21 May 2015 16:13:00 +0000 408621 at http://contractormag.com The return of cold-weather engineer, Johnny Tundra http://contractormag.com/hydronics/return-cold-weather-engineer-johnny-tundra <div class="node-body article-body">The challenges of cold-weather contracting as an illustrated adventure, "Don't shoot the boiler!"</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/hydronics/return-cold-weather-engineer-johnny-tundra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/hydronics/return-cold-weather-engineer-johnny-tundra#comments Media Galleries Hydronics Tools Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:00 +0000 408611 at http://contractormag.com Photo: HPAC Engineering Contractor Trucks of 2015 http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/contractor-trucks-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This gallery includes trucks and vans that fellow contractors drive, and we would like you to be part of this gallery! E-mail photos of your trucks to <a href="mailto:candace.roulo@penton.com">candace.roulo@penton.com</a>. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/contractor-trucks-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/contractor-trucks-2015#comments Fleet Management Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 408601 at http://contractormag.com CalGEO working to solve GHP permitting issues, Title 24 http://contractormag.com/geothermal/calgeo-working-solve-ghp-permitting-issues-title-24 <div class="field-byline"> Ted Clutter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several geothermal manufacturers and businesses demanded a hearing on the CEC’s proposed new rules, some of which affect other industries like energy efficient lighting</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/calgeo-working-solve-ghp-permitting-issues-title-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/calgeo-working-solve-ghp-permitting-issues-title-24#comments Geothermal Wed, 20 May 2015 19:44:00 +0000 408591 at http://contractormag.com ACEE: Boston, NYC, D.C., San Francisco and Seattle rank as most energy-efficient U.S. cities http://contractormag.com/green/acee-boston-nyc-dc-san-francisco-and-seattle-rank-most-energy-efficient-us-cities <div class="field-deck"> Biennial energy efficiency scorecard ranks 51 U.S. cities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mayors and local lawmakers in America's largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/acee-boston-nyc-dc-san-francisco-and-seattle-rank-most-energy-efficient-us-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/acee-boston-nyc-dc-san-francisco-and-seattle-rank-most-energy-efficient-us-cities#comments Green Wed, 20 May 2015 18:45:00 +0000 408581 at http://contractormag.com Fluidmaster honored for corporate responsibility http://contractormag.com/management/fluidmaster-honored-corporate-responsibility <div class="node-body article-body">Fluidmaster was recognized for its extraordinary efforts related to Corporate Responsibility by the Orange County chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/fluidmaster-honored-corporate-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/fluidmaster-honored-corporate-responsibility#comments Best Practices Toilets Management Wed, 20 May 2015 14:16:00 +0000 408571 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: RectorSeal, Webstone, California Faucets, Ridgid, Elkay and Werner http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-rectorseal-webstone-california-faucets-ridgid-elkay-and-werne <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's gallery includes a collection of tub fillers, an extendable backwater valve, a basin wrench, a drain, a line of brass valves with connections for PP-R pipe and more. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-rectorseal-webstone-california-faucets-ridgid-elkay-and-werne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-rectorseal-webstone-california-faucets-ridgid-elkay-and-werne#comments Bath/Kitchen Media Galleries Piping Plumbing Tools Tue, 19 May 2015 16:20:00 +0000 408551 at http://contractormag.com Viega hosts PHCC Foreman Workshop http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/viega-hosts-phcc-foreman-workshop <div class="field-deck"> Workforce development is not just for entry-level positions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thirty plumbing and HVAC subcontractor foremen, superintendents and operations managers packed the sold-out workshop “Creating Super Foremen!” held May 8 and 9th at the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/viega-hosts-phcc-foreman-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/viega-hosts-phcc-foreman-workshop#comments Best Practices Training Opportunities Business Development Management Tue, 19 May 2015 14:27:00 +0000 408541 at http://contractormag.com <p>Attendees get hands-on experience with PEX and ProPress fittings during PHCC&rsquo;s Creating Super Foremen Workshop at the Viega Training Facility in Nashua, N.H.</p> Airco Home Comfort Services in the Boston Area Now Offering Residential Plumbing Services http://contractormag.com/plumbing/airco-home-comfort-services-boston-area-now-offering-residential-plumbing-services <div class="field-deck"> Airco Home Comfort Services, an HVAC contractor based just outside of Boston, is now available to help area residents with a wide variety of household plumbing problems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WILMINGTON, MA &mdash; Airco Home Comfort Services, an HVAC contractor based just outside of Boston, is now available to help area residents with a wide variety of household plumbing problems. The heating and cooling company has recently expanded its many offerings to include a full slate of professional plumbing services for local homeowners.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/airco-home-comfort-services-boston-area-now-offering-residential-plumbing-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/airco-home-comfort-services-boston-area-now-offering-residential-plumbing-services#comments Management Plumbing Mon, 18 May 2015 14:28:00 +0000 408531 at http://contractormag.com World’s largest scheduling and dispatch wall http://contractormag.com/business-development/world-s-largest-scheduling-and-dispatch-wall <div class="node-body article-body">I visited a company recently to discuss automating their field service operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/business-development/world-s-largest-scheduling-and-dispatch-wall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/business-development/world-s-largest-scheduling-and-dispatch-wall#comments Business Development Registered User Fri, 15 May 2015 13:54:00 +0000 408511 at http://contractormag.com How to Clone Employees — The Simple Math http://contractormag.com/management/how-clone-employees-simple-math <div class="field-byline"> BY ED O&#039;CONNELL </div> <div class="field-deck"> What to do when you've checked in with your 'inner-executive' and decided you could hire, train, and manage at least one person. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You've been doing biz for a while now, using the Flat Rate pricing principles I've proposed, so you're hip-deep in cash. In the back of your mind you're beginning to think you might like to hire someone to lighten the load. You may even have attempted to hire someone fully-trained, only to find their ain't any, or they're defective. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/how-clone-employees-simple-math" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/how-clone-employees-simple-math#comments Management Registered User Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:00 +0000 408501 at http://contractormag.com <p>In the first 30 days you&#39;ll know if this person can learn and grow.</p> Thinkstock image N.J. Gov. rejects sprinkler bill http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/nj-gov-rejects-sprinkler-bill <div class="node-body article-body">Bill would have required new single- and two-family homes to be sprinklered. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/nj-gov-rejects-sprinkler-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/nj-gov-rejects-sprinkler-bill#comments Fire Sprinklers Thu, 14 May 2015 18:38:00 +0000 408491 at http://contractormag.com Construction materials prices remain tame in April http://contractormag.com/management/construction-materials-prices-remain-tame-april <div class="node-body article-body">Prices for inputs to construction industries fell by 0.1 percent in April, ending a two month streak during which material prices expanded by greater than 0.4 percent. Prices have</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/construction-materials-prices-remain-tame-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/construction-materials-prices-remain-tame-april#comments Management Thu, 14 May 2015 16:58:00 +0000 408481 at http://contractormag.com Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Weekly Product Gallery: Dodge, Watts Water, Grundfos. General Pipe Cleaners, Apex Tool and Noritz http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-dodge-watts-water-grundfos-general-pipe-cleaners-apex-tool-an <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's gallery showcases a van with best-in-class cargo capacity, a new line of green roof drains, a suction pump, a tankless water heater and more. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-dodge-watts-water-grundfos-general-pipe-cleaners-apex-tool-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-dodge-watts-water-grundfos-general-pipe-cleaners-apex-tool-an#comments Media Galleries Hand Tools Hydronics Piping Plumbing Trucks Tue, 12 May 2015 16:29:00 +0000 408411 at http://contractormag.com Cooper Plumbing and Heating wins the March Caleffi Excellence contest http://contractormag.com/radiant/cooper-plumbing-and-heating-wins-march-caleffi-excellence-contest <div class="node-body article-body">Determination in installing a home owner’s heating system was the key to success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/radiant/cooper-plumbing-and-heating-wins-march-caleffi-excellence-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/radiant/cooper-plumbing-and-heating-wins-march-caleffi-excellence-contest#comments Marketing Radiant Tue, 12 May 2015 14:52:00 +0000 408391 at http://contractormag.com <p>Pictured are (l-r): Kim Butts (Mechanical Systems 2000), Jamie Whitehead (Cooper Plumbing and Heating).</p> Longest-tenured Mansfield Plumbing employee marks 53 years with company http://contractormag.com/management/longest-tenured-mansfield-plumbing-employee-marks-53-years-company <div class="node-body article-body">What keeps a loyal employee steadily working at a company for 53 years? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/longest-tenured-mansfield-plumbing-employee-marks-53-years-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/longest-tenured-mansfield-plumbing-employee-marks-53-years-company#comments Management Plumbing Tue, 12 May 2015 14:39:00 +0000 408381 at http://contractormag.com <p>F. Eugene (Gene) Oswalt.</p> Watts Water Technologies appoints New President, Americas http://contractormag.com/management/watts-water-technologies-appoints-new-president-americas-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Watts Water Technologies, Inc., today announced that Munish Nanda will join the Company as President, Americas on April 6. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/watts-water-technologies-appoints-new-president-americas-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/watts-water-technologies-appoints-new-president-americas-0#comments Management Plumbing Tue, 12 May 2015 14:13:00 +0000 408371 at http://contractormag.com <p>Munish Nanda.</p> Mansfield Plumbing looking to hire 40 new workers http://contractormag.com/management/mansfield-plumbing-looking-hire-40-new-workers <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to continued business growth, Mansfield Plumbing is currently looking to hire 40 new full-time employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/mansfield-plumbing-looking-hire-40-new-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/mansfield-plumbing-looking-hire-40-new-workers#comments Management Mon, 11 May 2015 19:13:00 +0000 408361 at http://contractormag.com The Moran Group sells Fire Protection Industries – Sentinel Services http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/moran-group-sells-fire-protection-industries-sentinel-services <div class="field-deck"> The Moran Group announce that they have sold Fire Protection Industries to Wayman Fire Protection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Moran Group has announced the sale of Fire Protection Industries (FPI) service and inspection business to Wayman Fire Protection (Wayman).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/moran-group-sells-fire-protection-industries-sentinel-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fire-sprinklers/moran-group-sells-fire-protection-industries-sentinel-services#comments Fire Sprinklers Management Mon, 11 May 2015 14:57:00 +0000 408351 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Builders using reclaimed water on construction sites http://contractormag.com/green/builders-using-reclaimed-water-construction-sites <div class="node-body article-body">New water conservation mandates are forcing builders to get creative. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/builders-using-reclaimed-water-construction-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/builders-using-reclaimed-water-construction-sites#comments Green Mon, 11 May 2015 14:16:00 +0000 408341 at http://contractormag.com