Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml en Day three at KBIS 2015 http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-three-kbis-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The third day again saw large crowds, innovative products, and a closing show featuring ZZ Top!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-three-kbis-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-three-kbis-2015#comments Bath/Kitchen Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Media Galleries Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:06:00 +0000 405091 at http://contractormag.com Join the staff of Contractor for our 2015 AHR Expo Twitter Chat http://contractormag.com/ahr/join-staff-contractor-our-2015-ahr-expo-twitter-chat <div class="node-body article-body">From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST on Jan. 27, join a group of industry experts, including the editorial staff of Contractor Magazine, for a Tweet-up at the 2015 AHR Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/join-staff-contractor-our-2015-ahr-expo-twitter-chat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/join-staff-contractor-our-2015-ahr-expo-twitter-chat#comments AHR Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:59:00 +0000 405081 at http://contractormag.com <p>From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST on Jan. 27, join a group of industry experts, including the editorial staff of Contractor Magazine, for a Tweet-up at the 2015 AHR Expo.</p> Day two at KBIS 2015 http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-two-kbis-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The second day at KBIS featured crowded booths, award presentations, a Tweet-up from the staff of CONTRACTOR and much more!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-two-kbis-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-two-kbis-2015#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Media Galleries Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:25:00 +0000 405071 at http://contractormag.com San Diego looks to expand water supply through wastewater purification system http://contractormag.com/plumbing/san-diego-looks-expand-water-supply-through-wastewater-purification-system <div class="node-body article-body">The California drought has left many questioning what they can do to help improve the situation for the future.</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/plumbing/san-diego-looks-expand-water-supply-through-wastewater-purification-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/san-diego-looks-expand-water-supply-through-wastewater-purification-system#comments Plumbing Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:57:00 +0000 405061 at http://contractormag.com <p>San Diego is looking to recycled wastewater to help the local water supply.</p> (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images) Day one at KBIS 2015 http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-one-kbis-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The first day of the combined KBIS/IBS shows does not disappoint. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-one-kbis-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/day-one-kbis-2015#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Media Galleries Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:17:00 +0000 405041 at http://contractormag.com KBIS: What's new in plumbing & heating http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/kbis-whats-new-plumbing-heating <div class="node-body gallery-body">High efficiency meets high connectivity at KBIS. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/kbis-whats-new-plumbing-heating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/kbis-whats-new-plumbing-heating#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Media Galleries Green Hydronics Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:04:00 +0000 405031 at http://contractormag.com Growing a plumbing business through word of mouth http://contractormag.com/management/growing-plumbing-business-through-word-mouth <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing may be one of the hardest parts of owning a plumbing business, but it doesn’t have to be if you leave behind great work at every job. </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/management/growing-plumbing-business-through-word-mouth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/growing-plumbing-business-through-word-mouth#comments Management Plumbing Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:59:00 +0000 405021 at http://contractormag.com <p>Word of mouth can help net plumbers some great business.</p> (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to Continue Co-Location Through 2020 http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/international-builders-show-and-kitchen-bath-industry-show-continue-co-lo <div class="node-body article-body">The NKBA and NAHB today announced their respective trade shows will continue to co-locate together through 2020 as one of the world’s largest gatherings focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/international-builders-show-and-kitchen-bath-industry-show-continue-co-lo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/international-builders-show-and-kitchen-bath-industry-show-continue-co-lo#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:46:00 +0000 405001 at http://contractormag.com <p>KBIS and IBS will continue to be co-located.</p> First Chicago-area George Meany award given to UA President William Hite http://contractormag.com/plumbing/first-chicago-area-george-meany-award-given-ua-president-william-hite <div class="node-body gallery-body">It’s no small coincidence that William Hite, president of the United Association of Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians (UA), received the first ever Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council AFL- CIO George Meany Award. After all, Meany, the award’s namesake was a plumber himself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/first-chicago-area-george-meany-award-given-ua-president-william-hite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/first-chicago-area-george-meany-award-given-ua-president-william-hite#comments Management Plumbing Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:12:00 +0000 404981 at http://contractormag.com <p>William Hite accepting the Meany Award Tuesday evening.</p> Sleek designs prevail at KBIS 2015 http://contractormag.com/blog/sleek-designs-prevail-kbis-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Brizo’s Sotria Collection is influenced by car tail fins and airplanes. Another faucet that caught my eye as I was visiting booths yesterday was Delta’s Compel bathroom faucet. At the Kohler booth I was impressed by many products, especially the new Carillon Vessel handcrafted sinks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/i-see-it">As I See It</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/sleek-designs-prevail-kbis-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/sleek-designs-prevail-kbis-2015#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show As I See It Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:30:00 +0000 404971 at http://contractormag.com KBIS: What’s new in the bathroom http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/kbis-what-s-new-bathroom <div class="node-body gallery-body">As part of our extended show coverage, CONTRACTOR's editorial team on the floor at KBIS 2015 highlight a few of the new and exciting products they have discovered for the bathroom.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/kbis-what-s-new-bathroom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/kbis-what-s-new-bathroom#comments Bath/Kitchen Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Media Galleries Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:48:00 +0000 404961 at http://contractormag.com Plumbing can be a great profession for the right fit http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-can-be-great-profession-right-fit <div class="node-body article-body">Amy Lynch, an Indy Star correspondent, wrote that plumbing came in at No. 7 on Hot 5 Jobs list compiled by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. </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/plumbing/plumbing-can-be-great-profession-right-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-can-be-great-profession-right-fit#comments Plumbing Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:31:00 +0000 404951 at http://contractormag.com <p>In a time when so many jobs are paying and hiring less, the plumbing industry is going the opposite direction.</p> (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Plumbing Manufacturers International supports federal 'Water in the 21st Century' legislation http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-manufacturers-international-supports-federal-water-21st-century-legislation <div class="node-body article-body">Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) expressed its support for “W21: Water in the 21st Century Act.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-manufacturers-international-supports-federal-water-21st-century-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/plumbing-manufacturers-international-supports-federal-water-21st-century-legislation#comments Contractor Marketplace Plumbing Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:27:00 +0000 404941 at http://contractormag.com <p>Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) expressed its support for &ldquo;W21: Water in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century Act.&rdquo;</p> American Standard Brands’ Jim McHale will speak at World Toilet Summit in India http://contractormag.com/plumbing/american-standard-brands-jim-mchale-will-speak-world-toilet-summit-india <div class="node-body article-body">Global sanitation expert Dr. Jim McHale of American Standard Brands will speak at the 14th annual World Toilet Summit in New Delhi, India, on January 20, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/american-standard-brands-jim-mchale-will-speak-world-toilet-summit-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/american-standard-brands-jim-mchale-will-speak-world-toilet-summit-india#comments Plumbing Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:52:00 +0000 404931 at http://contractormag.com <p>Global sanitation expert Dr. Jim McHale of American Standard Brands will speak at the 14th annual World Toilet Summit in New Delhi, India, on January 20, 2015.</p> Using education to cut down on water use in California http://contractormag.com/management/using-education-cut-down-water-use-california <div class="node-body article-body">Bakersfield will work with the California Water Service Co. and other urban water agencies to tell residents about incentives on water-saving appliances and energy-saving home upgrades.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/using-education-cut-down-water-use-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/using-education-cut-down-water-use-california#comments Management Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:33:00 +0000 404921 at http://contractormag.com <p>With California suffering a drought, one city is trying to use education to help get residents to use less water.</p> (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Join the staff of CONTRACTOR for our KBIS/IBS Tweet-up http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/join-staff-contractor-our-kbisibs-tweet <div class="node-body article-body"><p>LAS VEGAS &mdash; At 4:00 pm PST on Wed., Jan. 21, join a group of industry experts including the editorial staff of <em>CONTRACTOR Magazine</em> for a Tweet-up focused on water conservation issues. Just use the hashtag #KBISChat to be a part of the conversation. Questions will include:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/join-staff-contractor-our-kbisibs-tweet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/join-staff-contractor-our-kbisibs-tweet#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:00:00 +0000 404811 at http://contractormag.com Waterless toilet may help combat human waste in public http://contractormag.com/plumbing/waterless-toilet-may-help-combat-human-waste-public <div class="node-body article-body">One great thing about how far we’ve come in the world of plumbing is how much it helps prevent disease across the world, particularly with our well –developed system here at home.</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/plumbing/waterless-toilet-may-help-combat-human-waste-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/waterless-toilet-may-help-combat-human-waste-public#comments Plumbing Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:43:00 +0000 404801 at http://contractormag.com <p>Some cities are trying to solve the hygiene problem that homelessness presents.</p> (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) InSinkErator will unveil eLearning center at KBIS http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/insinkerator-will-unveil-elearning-center-kbis <div class="node-body article-body">Trade partners can be more successful and confident in recommending disposers and instant hot water dispensers after participating in the InSinkErator eLearning Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/insinkerator-will-unveil-elearning-center-kbis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/kitchen-bath-industry-show/insinkerator-will-unveil-elearning-center-kbis#comments Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:37:00 +0000 404791 at http://contractormag.com <p>InSinkErator is offering new training opportunities.</p> InSinkErator Navien appoints Scott Lee as new CEO http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/navien-appoints-scott-lee-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Navien, Inc. has announced the appointment of Scott Lee as the new CEO of the company. Mr. Lee has been with KD Navien in Korea for 4 years as an Overseas Team Leader. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/navien-appoints-scott-lee-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/navien-appoints-scott-lee-new-ceo#comments Contractor Marketplace Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:30:00 +0000 404781 at http://contractormag.com <p><a href="http://us.navien.com/" target="_blank" title="Navien's website.">Navien, Inc.</a> has announced the appointment of Scott Lee as the new CEO of the company.</p> navien Home remodeling growth slowing in 2015 http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/home-remodeling-growth-slowing-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Annual growth in home improvement will shrink from 6.3 percent in the first quarter to 1.6 percent in the third quarter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/home-remodeling-growth-slowing-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/home-remodeling-growth-slowing-2015#comments Contractor Marketplace Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:47:00 +0000 404771 at http://contractormag.com <p>Annual growth in home improvement will shrink from 6.3 percent in the first quarter to 1.6 percent in the third quarter.</p> (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Emerson Climate Technologies starts leadership transition http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/emerson-climate-technologies-starts-leadership-transition <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Climate Technologies will have a new executive in charge after Emerson’s Feb. 3, 2015 board of directors meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/emerson-climate-technologies-starts-leadership-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/emerson-climate-technologies-starts-leadership-transition#comments Contractor Marketplace Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:16:00 +0000 404761 at http://contractormag.com <p>Emerson Climate Technologies will have a new executive in charge after Emerson&rsquo;s Feb. 3, 2015 board of directors meeting.</p> Mansfield Plumbing hires new vice president of marketing http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/mansfield-plumbing-hires-new-vice-president-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the sanitaryware and bathware industries, has named Gary Pember as vice president of marketing for the Ohio-based company. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/mansfield-plumbing-hires-new-vice-president-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/mansfield-plumbing-hires-new-vice-president-marketing#comments Contractor Marketplace Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:57:00 +0000 404751 at http://contractormag.com Modine brings HVAC systems, heat pumps, education and more to AHR 2015 http://contractormag.com/ahr/modine-brings-hvac-systems-heat-pumps-education-and-more-ahr-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Modine will have a wide range of equipment on display and will also offer Continuing Education Units for coursework in the booth, all three days.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/modine-brings-hvac-systems-heat-pumps-education-and-more-ahr-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/modine-brings-hvac-systems-heat-pumps-education-and-more-ahr-2015#comments AHR Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +0000 404741 at http://contractormag.com T&S Brass given ‘Best Plant’ honors by IndustryWeek http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/ts-brass-given-best-plant-honors-industryweek <div class="node-body article-body">T&S Brass and Bronze Works has been singled out as one of the best plants in North America, according to IndustryWeek Magazine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/ts-brass-given-best-plant-honors-industryweek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/ts-brass-given-best-plant-honors-industryweek#comments Contractor Marketplace Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:34:00 +0000 404731 at http://contractormag.com <p>T&amp;S Brass and Bronze Works has been singled out as one of the best plants in North America, according to IndustryWeek Magazine.</p> IndustryWeek. OESP offers some sweet education at the Hershey Lodge http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/oesp-offers-some-sweet-education-hershey-lodge <div class="node-body article-body">OESP, the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals, will offer an extensive education program during their 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show from May 17-21, 2015 at Hershey Lodge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/oesp-offers-some-sweet-education-hershey-lodge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/oesp-offers-some-sweet-education-hershey-lodge#comments Training Opportunities Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:25:00 +0000 404721 at http://contractormag.com <p>OESP will offer training in Hersehy in May.</p> OESP Rinnai offers education on new DOE regulations to water heater distributors, contractors http://contractormag.com/plumbing/rinnai-offers-education-new-doe-regulations-water-heater-distributors-contractors <div class="node-body article-body">Rinnai will offer distirbutors and contractors guidance on new rules passed in 2010 by the United States Department of Energy (DOE).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/rinnai-offers-education-new-doe-regulations-water-heater-distributors-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/rinnai-offers-education-new-doe-regulations-water-heater-distributors-contractors#comments Plumbing Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:47:00 +0000 404691 at http://contractormag.com <p>Rinnai&#39;s RUR ultra series water heater.</p> Rinnai Tireless work leads to progress on National Museum of African American History and Culture construction http://contractormag.com/management/tireless-work-leads-progress-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-constru <div class="node-body gallery-body">The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. has been under construction since 2013. Delays of weather may have delayed the progress during winter months, but there has been some fantastic momentum on the structure recently.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/tireless-work-leads-progress-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-constru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/tireless-work-leads-progress-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-constru#comments Management Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:16:00 +0000 404681 at http://contractormag.com <p>Support members are beginning to be installed for the curtain.</p> Weekly Product Gallery: Rehau, Husky, IPS, Stanley, Flir and NuHeat http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-rehau-husky-ips-stanley-flir-and-nuheat <div class="node-body gallery-body">Weekly Product Gallery: Rehau, Husky, IPS, Stanley, Flir and NuHeat</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-rehau-husky-ips-stanley-flir-and-nuheat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-rehau-husky-ips-stanley-flir-and-nuheat#comments Media Galleries Radiant Technology Tools Trucks Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:47:00 +0000 404671 at http://contractormag.com Tustin Group acquires Tilley Fire Equipment Company http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/tustin-group-acquires-tilley-fire-equipment-company <div class="node-body article-body">The Tustin Group of Companies announces the acquisition of Tilley Fire Equipment Company of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/tustin-group-acquires-tilley-fire-equipment-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/contractor-marketplace/tustin-group-acquires-tilley-fire-equipment-company#comments Contractor Marketplace Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:47:00 +0000 404661 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Tustin Group of Companies announces the acquisition of Tilley Fire Equipment Company.</p> The Tustin Group Breaking records: 2015 AHR Expo is going to be huge http://contractormag.com/ahr/breaking-records-2015-ahr-expo-going-be-huge <div class="node-body article-body">Before the doors have even opened for this year’s AHR Expo, there have already been three all-time records broken. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/breaking-records-2015-ahr-expo-going-be-huge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/breaking-records-2015-ahr-expo-going-be-huge#comments AHR Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:11:00 +0000 404651 at http://contractormag.com <p>Before the doors have even opened for this year&rsquo;s AHR Expo, there have already been three all-time records broken.</p> AHR