2017 Plumbing Forecast

2017 Plumbing Forecast

Some of the challenges/changes for 2017: It’s apparent that smart products are here to stay, and contractors that want to have a successful business need to stay abreast of these products and the technology that connects these devices. This can often be challenging since technology changes at lightning speed. Another challenge is the labor shortage and recruiting issues within the trade industries. Most likely these issues will snowball until the trades see some traction from all the initiatives that people have been working on to change the stereotypes many still have when it comes to making a living as a tradesperson.   

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CHICAGO — Last year was all about change, which can often be challenging — and 2017 will continue that trend. Specifically for the plumbing

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