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June 20, 2024
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Weekly Product Gallery: Noritz, Bradford White, Lochinvar, Peerless, Georgia Boot, Festool

May 17, 2024
This week, we highlight a commercial condensing tankless water heater, a series of heat pump water heaters, a light commercial electric boiler, a kitchen and bathroom faucet collection...
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US Water Heater Market Projected to Reach $5.08 Billion by 2029

May 15, 2024
Research and Markets' study finds the market is highly fragmented, with many companies competing for market share.
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Led by Energy, Construction Materials Prices Surge in April

May 15, 2024
Overall construction input prices are 2.3% higher than a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices are 2.2% higher.
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Logboat Brewery Turns to Integrated Facility Services for an Automation Upgrade

May 14, 2024
When the time came to expand the brewery, Head Brewer Josh Rein decided to reach out to the controls and systems experts at IFS.
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Tricky Hydronic Install? Press Systems Can Make it Possible

May 9, 2024
But watch out! Techs need to anticipate trickery from the press process.
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Nonresidential Construction Employment Strength Persists, Jobs Up 7,800 in April

May 3, 2024
On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has increased by 258,000 jobs, an increase of 3.2%.


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Monthly Plumbing Quiz: OSHA

June 1, 2024
No matter how big or how small the job, it needs to be done safely. So how much do you know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its rules and regs...
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Mechancial Contractors Association of America Holds Annual Convention

April 23, 2024
MCAA24 featured speakers, education opportunities, networking events, and the introduction of the new Executive Committee.
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District-Wide Boiler Solution in Southwest Ohio

April 17, 2024
The quest for efficiency, redundancy and cost savings in the 18,000-student Lakota School District is a saga stretching back to 1996.
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in March

April 16, 2024
ABC’s Construction Confidence Index readings for sales, profit margins and staffing levels increased in March.
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National Drinking Water Standard Issued to Protect 100M People from PFAS

April 10, 2024
Legally enforceable standard to protect communities from harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as ‘forever chemicals.’