Contractor Magazine en Uponor and Belkin Intl. partner to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Management Wed, 25 May 2016 21:08:00 +0000 420231 at Nibco boosts valve offering through acquisition of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Plumbing Wed, 25 May 2016 19:06:00 +0000 420211 at <p>A selection of Webstone signature products.</p> OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Plumbing Wed, 25 May 2016 16:12:00 +0000 420201 at ServiceTitan receives Stevie Award for Mobile 2.0 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 15:17:00 +0000 420191 at Installing the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Piping Tue, 24 May 2016 19:54:00 +0000 420181 at Weekly Product Gallery: Shure, Ridgid, Toto, Neutra-Safe, Thermal Solutions and Matco-Norca <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Galleries Toilets Hydronics Plumbing Tools Tue, 24 May 2016 16:05:00 +0000 420161 at IAPMO Group attends grand opening of Taiwan Institute for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Codes Mon, 23 May 2016 16:28:00 +0000 420131 at <p>Skyline view of Taipei, Taiwan.</p> Sean Pavone, iStock, Thinkstock ICC-SRCC an industry partner in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Codes Solar Training Opportunities Mon, 23 May 2016 16:03:00 +0000 420121 at Congressional and regulatory Update: Lead in drinking water, Legionella and the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Codes Fri, 20 May 2016 20:39:00 +0000 420111 at How the little guy can win against the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Around the Web Management Fri, 20 May 2016 20:10:00 +0000 420101 at <p>David and Goliath.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Mike Rowe on how to communicate with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Around the Web Training Opportunities Fri, 20 May 2016 19:50:00 +0000 420071 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Around the Web Thu, 19 May 2016 19:01:00 +0000 420001 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Thu, 19 May 2016 15:10:00 +0000 419991 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Training Opportunities Thu, 19 May 2016 13:51:00 +0000 419981 at Peterson Mechanical to install fuel oil piping system for Sutter Health's San Francisco Cathedral Hill Hospital <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Plumbing Tue, 17 May 2016 21:38:00 +0000 419951 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bath/Kitchen Media Galleries Hydronics Plumbing Radiant Registered User Tue, 17 May 2016 19:39:00 +0000 419941 at IAPMO celebrates 90 years of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Codes Tue, 17 May 2016 19:24:00 +0000 419931 at Taco awarded US Department of Commerce "E" Award for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Tue, 17 May 2016 19:12:00 +0000 419921 at <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 <div class="node-body article-body">This gallery from Contracting Business offers tips for improving your business strategy and execution. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Tue, 17 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 419911 at iStock/Thinkstock Uponor's $18M expansion provides new jobs in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hydronics Management Tue, 17 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 419601 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Tue, 17 May 2016 14:52:00 +0000 419591 at <p>Mike Agugliaro.</p> PMI delegation underscores value of water-efficient plumbing products in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Codes Green Fri, 13 May 2016 19:07:00 +0000 419581 at <p>The PMI delegation at the California State Capitol.</p> CMD's construction starts 2016: Breakdown by 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Fri, 13 May 2016 16:37:00 +0000 419571 at Iowa geo tax credit provides stopgap for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geothermal Fri, 13 May 2016 14:26:00 +0000 419561 at <p>The state flag of Iowa.</p> Vitalii Tkachuk/iStock/ThinkStock IAPMO advances development of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Codes Fri, 13 May 2016 14:08:00 +0000 419551 at WaterFurnace parent company NIBE to acquire Climate Control Group from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Management Thu, 12 May 2016 20:06:00 +0000 419541 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Thu, 12 May 2016 15:37:00 +0000 419531 at <p>Jeff Geiger.</p> Bradley Corp. teams up for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Event News Thu, 12 May 2016 14:47:00 +0000 419521 at <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' <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Radiant Wed, 11 May 2016 20:11:00 +0000 419501 at <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> passes torch to next generation <div class="node-body article-body"> has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its new President. Erin will take over for her parents, Dan and Marianne Holohan.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Plumbing Wed, 11 May 2016 18:51:00 +0000 419491 at <p>Erin Holohan Haskell.</p>