Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml en The IAPMO Group Washington update http://contractormag.com/management/iapmo-group-washington-update <div class="field-byline"> Dain M. Hansen, Sr. VP, Government Relations, The IAPMO Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week the House passed a bill to loosen federal laws relating to business start-ups’ ability to pitch investors, legislation to protect e-mail privacy and a resolution to block the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary rule. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/iapmo-group-washington-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/iapmo-group-washington-update#comments Management Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:06:00 +0000 418681 at http://contractormag.com <p>The US Capitol Building, Washington, DC.</p> iStock/Thinkstock WaterFurnace dealers, employees and vendors gather for annual sales meeting http://contractormag.com/geothermal/waterfurnace-dealers-employees-and-vendors-gather-annual-sales-meeting <div class="node-body article-body">WaterFurnace International, Inc. dealers, employees and vendors gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, March 29-30 for the company’s annual sales meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/waterfurnace-dealers-employees-and-vendors-gather-annual-sales-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/waterfurnace-dealers-employees-and-vendors-gather-annual-sales-meeting#comments Geothermal Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:20:00 +0000 418671 at http://contractormag.com <p>WaterFurnace Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Michael Albertson, during the meeting.</p> Watts Water announces the opening of the Watts WorksSM Learning Center http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/watts-water-announces-opening-watts-workssm-learning-center <div class="node-body article-body">Watts Water announces the opening of the Watts WorksSM Learning Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/watts-water-announces-opening-watts-workssm-learning-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/watts-water-announces-opening-watts-workssm-learning-center#comments Training Opportunities Plumbing Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +0000 418661 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Watts Water Learning Center officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. From left, Watts Water Technologies executives Tim O&#39;Neil, SVP and Director of Operations; Chris Jamieson, VP Marketing; Peter Parsons, Training Manager; TJ Pearce, VP Finance; Timothy P. Horne, Director Emeritus; Todd Trapp, CFO; Bob Pagano, CEO; Munish Nanda, President, Americas and Europe; Debra Ogston, CHRO; Roberto Vengoechea, Backflow and Valves Platform Leader; Andrew Windsor, VP Sales &ndash; Americas; and Per Thanning Johansen, Global Drains Platform Leader.</p> Rinnai America employees raise funds for The ALS Association Georgia Chapter http://contractormag.com/plumbing/rinnai-america-employees-raise-funds-als-association-georgia-chapter <div class="field-deck"> Top manufacturer in the nation selects local chapter of ALS Association for annual sponsorship </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The employees of Rinnai America have selected the Georgia Chapter of The ALS Association for one of the company’s 2016 charity sponsorships. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/rinnai-america-employees-raise-funds-als-association-georgia-chapter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/rinnai-america-employees-raise-funds-als-association-georgia-chapter#comments Plumbing Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:21:00 +0000 418651 at http://contractormag.com <p>Rinnai America Corp. employees with their donation check.</p> PHCC addresses workforce shortage during Capitol Hill roundtable http://contractormag.com/plumbing/phcc-addresses-workforce-shortage-during-capitol-hill-roundtable <div class="node-body article-body">“The number one asset of any employer is a trained and qualified worker,” House Career & Technical Education Caucus Co-Chair Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) said during opening remarks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/phcc-addresses-workforce-shortage-during-capitol-hill-roundtable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/phcc-addresses-workforce-shortage-during-capitol-hill-roundtable#comments Plumbing Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:57:00 +0000 418641 at http://contractormag.com Watts Water Technologies names new Business Development Manager for Blücher Products http://contractormag.com/management/watts-water-technologies-names-new-business-development-manager-bl-cher-products <div class="node-body article-body">Watts Water announced today that James “Jimmy” Hunt has joined the company as Business Development Manager – Blücher Products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/watts-water-technologies-names-new-business-development-manager-bl-cher-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/watts-water-technologies-names-new-business-development-manager-bl-cher-products#comments Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:31:00 +0000 418631 at http://contractormag.com <p>Jimmy Hunt.</p> Coffee with Caleffi: Guest speaker explores temperature regulation http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/coffee-caleffi-guest-speaker-explores-temperature-regulation <div class="node-body article-body">A new speaker to the popular Coffee with Caleffi webinar series, Claudio Ardizzoia, debuts on Thursday, May 19.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/coffee-caleffi-guest-speaker-explores-temperature-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/coffee-caleffi-guest-speaker-explores-temperature-regulation#comments Training Opportunities Hydronics Plumbing Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:20:00 +0000 418621 at http://contractormag.com <p>Claudio Ardizzoia.</p> Quarterly GDP growth slowest in two years http://contractormag.com/management/quarterly-gdp-growth-slowest-two-years <div class="field-byline"> Associated Builders and Contractors </div> <div class="field-deck"> U.S. output barely growing, nonresidential investment down </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded only 0.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during 2016's first quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/quarterly-gdp-growth-slowest-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/quarterly-gdp-growth-slowest-two-years#comments Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 418611 at http://contractormag.com ANSI EESCC publishes Progress Report on Energy, Water Efficiency http://contractormag.com/codes/ansi-eescc-publishes-progress-report-energy-water-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">The ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative EESCC on Wednesday announced the publication of a Progress Report detailing the standardization community’s activity to advance recommendations outlined in the EESCC’s Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/ansi-eescc-publishes-progress-report-energy-water-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/ansi-eescc-publishes-progress-report-energy-water-efficiency#comments Codes Green Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:56:00 +0000 418591 at http://contractormag.com Emerson Creates Helix Innovation Center http://contractormag.com/around-web/emerson-creates-helix-innovation-center <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to thinking about the future of HVACR and improving the technologies used in homes, businesses and retail spaces, Emerson is breaking the mold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/around-web/emerson-creates-helix-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/around-web/emerson-creates-helix-innovation-center#comments Around the Web Technology Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:33:00 +0000 418601 at http://contractormag.com Emerson Opens Doors to Helix Innovation Center http://contractormag.com/around-web/emerson-opens-doors-helix-innovation-center <div class="field-byline"> News from Emerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson today celebrated the grand opening of The Helix Innovation Center on the University of Dayton campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/around-web/emerson-opens-doors-helix-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/around-web/emerson-opens-doors-helix-innovation-center#comments Around the Web Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:14:00 +0000 418311 at http://contractormag.com <p>Emerson&#39;s Helix Innovation Center will serve as a living laboratory for light commercial HVAC product research and development. Other simulated environments include home, data center, commercial kitchen, and supermarket simulation facilities from 1,000 to 2500 sq. ft.</p> Emerson The BP Group receives the E. Robert Kent Award for Management Innovation http://contractormag.com/management/bp-group-receives-e-robert-kent-award-management-innovation <div class="field-deck"> BP Group’s PIPES system is recognized by The Mechanical Contractors Association of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The BP Group's PIPES system, standing for process, information, portal, enabling, and success, is recognized by The Mechanical Contractors Association of America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/bp-group-receives-e-robert-kent-award-management-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/bp-group-receives-e-robert-kent-award-management-innovation#comments Management Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:59:00 +0000 418281 at http://contractormag.com <p>Left to right, Dennis Shuman (Chairman of the Management Methods Committee),&nbsp;Steve Heiderstadt, Robert Barbera, John Losey (holding the award) and John Fanneron of the BP Group, and Steve Dawson.</p> CEO Warrior founder Mike Agugliaro hosts Fast Track CEO Workshop, May 17-20 http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-hosts-fast-track-ceo-workshop-may-17-20 <div class="field-deck"> Author and CEO mentor, Mike Agugliaro, offers home service industry business owners a blueprint to success in just four days </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of Gold Medal Service, a $28 million home service business, will host an intensive, four-day Warrior Fast Track Academy workshop in East Brunswick, New Jersey May 17-20.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-hosts-fast-track-ceo-workshop-may-17-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-hosts-fast-track-ceo-workshop-may-17-20#comments Management Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:26:00 +0000 418271 at http://contractormag.com <p>Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of Gold Medal Service.</p> 3D printed faucet from DXV by American Standard wins Platinum A’ Design Award http://contractormag.com/faucets/3d-printed-faucet-dxv-american-standard-wins-platinum-design-award <div class="node-body article-body">DXV by American Standard was presented with the Platinum A' Design Award in the 3D Printed Forms and Products category.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/faucets/3d-printed-faucet-dxv-american-standard-wins-platinum-design-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/faucets/3d-printed-faucet-dxv-american-standard-wins-platinum-design-award#comments Faucets Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:49:00 +0000 418261 at http://contractormag.com Minnesota adopts Uniform Plumbing Code http://contractormag.com/codes/minnesota-adopts-uniform-plumbing-code <div class="node-body article-body">Protection of potable water in the Land of 10,000 Lakes will henceforth be enhanced by IAPMO’s Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/minnesota-adopts-uniform-plumbing-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/minnesota-adopts-uniform-plumbing-code#comments Codes Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:34:00 +0000 418251 at http://contractormag.com Ashley Martin promoted to Nibco Vice President, Wholesale Sales http://contractormag.com/management/ashley-martin-promoted-nibco-vice-president-wholesale-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Nibco INC. promoted Ashley Martin to vice president, wholesale sales, reporting to Steve Malm, president and chief operating officer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ashley-martin-promoted-nibco-vice-president-wholesale-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ashley-martin-promoted-nibco-vice-president-wholesale-sales#comments Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:58:00 +0000 418241 at http://contractormag.com <p>Ashley Martin.</p> Weekly Product Gallery: Klein Tools, HFT, Bosch Tool, DeWalt, J.C. Whitlam, Bell & Gossett http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-klein-tools-hft-bosch-tool-dewalt-jc-whitlam-bell-gossett <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a line of heavy-duty nut drivers, a pancake pipestopper, a pocket-sized laser measure, a multi-function utility bar, a heat exchanger and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-klein-tools-hft-bosch-tool-dewalt-jc-whitlam-bell-gossett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-klein-tools-hft-bosch-tool-dewalt-jc-whitlam-bell-gossett#comments Media Galleries Hydronics Piping Plumbing Tools Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:02:00 +0000 418231 at http://contractormag.com Viega LLC to move U.S. headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado http://contractormag.com/management/viega-llc-move-us-headquarters-broomfield-colorado <div class="node-body article-body">Viega LLC recently announced that it will move its North American headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/viega-llc-move-us-headquarters-broomfield-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/viega-llc-move-us-headquarters-broomfield-colorado#comments Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:56:00 +0000 418221 at http://contractormag.com Designing plumbing systems http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/designing-plumbing-systems <div class="field-deck"> Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse offers variety of plumbing, hydronic courses </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The three-day Plumbing Systems Design Seminar covered the properties of water, centrifugal pumps used in plumbing systems, important information gained from pump curves and much more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/designing-plumbing-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/designing-plumbing-systems#comments Plumbing Contractor Registered User Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:49:00 +0000 418211 at http://contractormag.com March construction unemployment rates improve in 30 states from 2015 http://contractormag.com/management/march-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-30-states-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Bernard Markstein, Ph.D. for Associated Builders and Contractors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction unemployment rates improved in March with 298,000 new jobs added, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/march-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-30-states-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/march-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-30-states-2015#comments Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:07:00 +0000 418201 at http://contractormag.com Franklin Electric announces the 75th anniversary of its Little Giant Brand http://contractormag.com/plumbing/franklin-electric-announces-75th-anniversary-its-little-giant-brand <div class="node-body article-body">2016 marks the 75th Anniversary for Little Giant, a leading worldwide brand of plumbing, HVAC, dewatering, utility and a variety of other pumps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/franklin-electric-announces-75th-anniversary-its-little-giant-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/franklin-electric-announces-75th-anniversary-its-little-giant-brand#comments Plumbing Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:54:00 +0000 418191 at http://contractormag.com American Combustion Service, Inc., helps businesses comply with the EPA http://contractormag.com/hydronics/american-combustion-service-inc-helps-businesses-comply-epa <div class="field-deck"> Boiler “MACT” rules require compliance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Combustion Service, Inc. (ACSI) is helping businesses come into compliance with new Environmental Protection Agency rules for boilers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/hydronics/american-combustion-service-inc-helps-businesses-comply-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/hydronics/american-combustion-service-inc-helps-businesses-comply-epa#comments Hydronics Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:41:00 +0000 418181 at http://contractormag.com <p>A technician servicing a boiler.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Hunt Center will prepare construction management students for successful careers http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/hunt-center-will-prepare-construction-management-students-successful-careers <div class="node-body article-body">As the nation’s construction industry becomes more complex, with highly skilled managers in short supply, Ball State has created a center to prepare its students for the rapidly expanding field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/hunt-center-will-prepare-construction-management-students-successful-careers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/hunt-center-will-prepare-construction-management-students-successful-careers#comments Training Opportunities Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:09:00 +0000 418171 at http://contractormag.com <p>Terry King (left), Ball State&#39;s acting president, assists Diane and Robert G. Hunt with the unveiling of a plaque recognizing the couple&#39;s support of the university and its construction management program.</p> Frame elected Director of Federated Insurance Companies http://contractormag.com/management/frame-elected-director-federated-insurance-companies <div class="node-body article-body">David P. Frame, of South Bend, Indiana, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Federated Insurance Companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/frame-elected-director-federated-insurance-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/frame-elected-director-federated-insurance-companies#comments Management Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:11:00 +0000 418161 at http://contractormag.com From the homepage of Bob Frame Plumbing (www.frameplumbing.com) NCI Summit 2016 Connects the Dots for home performance contractors http://contractormag.com/management/nci-summit-2016-connects-dots-home-performance-contractors <div class="node-body article-body">National Comfort Institute connected the dots for its members at the organization’s 13th annual meeting here at the Savannah Hilton DeSoto hotel in mid-April. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/nci-summit-2016-connects-dots-home-performance-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/nci-summit-2016-connects-dots-home-performance-contractors#comments Management Registered User Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:03:00 +0000 418151 at http://contractormag.com <p>NCI CEO Dominick Guarino led a five-member contractor panel that talked about implementing home performance contracting in their companies.</p> Earth Day 2016: Contracting Green http://contractormag.com/green/earth-day-2016-contracting-green <div class="node-body gallery-body">As it turns out, green contracting can do more than help the environment, it can save money for your clients while helping to expand your business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/earth-day-2016-contracting-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/earth-day-2016-contracting-green#comments Green Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:08:00 +0000 418141 at http://contractormag.com Charges filed in Flint water crisis http://contractormag.com/plumbing/charges-filed-flint-water-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">The Attorney General of Michigan has filed charges in the Flint water crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/charges-filed-flint-water-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/charges-filed-flint-water-crisis#comments Plumbing Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:02:00 +0000 418131 at http://contractormag.com Brett Carlsen, Getty Images PMI-supported WaterSense amendment passes U.S. Senate as part of energy bill http://contractormag.com/plumbing/pmi-supported-watersense-amendment-passes-us-senate-part-energy-bill <div class="field-deck"> Next step is House and Senate reconciliation of S. 2012 and H.R. 8 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applauds the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/pmi-supported-watersense-amendment-passes-us-senate-part-energy-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/pmi-supported-watersense-amendment-passes-us-senate-part-energy-bill#comments Green Plumbing Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:39:00 +0000 418121 at http://contractormag.com <p>The U.S. Senate Building.</p> tupungato/iStock/Thinkstock Daimler Trucks North America opens new corporate headquarters http://contractormag.com/trucks/daimler-trucks-north-america-opens-new-corporate-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked a milestone in its corporate history today with the grand opening celebration of its new nine-story headquarters building </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/trucks/daimler-trucks-north-america-opens-new-corporate-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/trucks/daimler-trucks-north-america-opens-new-corporate-headquarters#comments Trucks Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:58:00 +0000 418111 at http://contractormag.com <p>Daimler&#39;s new nine-story headquarters.</p> Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition releases Drainline Transport Report Phase 2.1 supplement http://contractormag.com/codes/plumbing-efficiency-research-coalition-releases-drainline-transport-report-phase-21-supplement <div class="field-deck"> Code council among coalition members providing new insight into building drains. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC) has released the Phase 2.1 supplemental report on the drainline transport of solid waste in building drains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/plumbing-efficiency-research-coalition-releases-drainline-transport-report-phase-21-supplement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/plumbing-efficiency-research-coalition-releases-drainline-transport-report-phase-21-supplement#comments Codes Plumbing Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:41:00 +0000 418101 at http://contractormag.com