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    Sal Gattone Elected President of PMI's Board of Directors; Signature Mechanical Installs Radiant, Sprinklers for Dream House; Taco Mourns the Loss of John Hazen White III; Do You Believe in Miracles?; PHCC Names Contractor, Apprentice of the Year; CONTRACTOR's 2022 Products of the Year; and much more.
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    World Plumbing Council Invites Submissions for Annual Scholarships

    Dec. 2, 2022
    Each scholarship provides up to $15,000 in funding to cover approved expenses.
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    Mountain Air of Ogden, Utah Joins Wrench Group

    Dec. 2, 2022
    Mountain Air was founded in 2008 by two longtime HVAC industry professionals, Vance Rhead and Lori Barlow-Rhead.
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    Construction Employment Increases by 20,000 in November

    Dec. 2, 2022
    On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has risen by 248,000 jobs, an increase of 3.3%.
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    Nonresidential Construction Spending Down 0.3% in October

    Dec. 1, 2022
    On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $898.4 billion for the month.

    Weekly Product Gallery: Webstone, Delta Faucet, SharkBite, Reading Body Works, Cherne, Knipex

    Dec. 1, 2022
    This week's product gallery spotlights an add-on brass valve, a traditional/contemporary bath collection design, push-to-connect PEX pipe fittings, a work truck body for contractors...

    More content from December 2022

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    General Pipe Cleaners Names Angela Grieb Assistant National Sales Manager

    Dec. 1, 2022
    Angela previously served in production, shipping, sales, and marketing positions with two other manufacturers.
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    Personal Best (and Worst)

    Dec. 1, 2022
    In my end-of-the-year editorial, I talk about some of my personal highs and lows from 2022.
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    CONTRACTOR's 2022 Products of the Year

    Dec. 1, 2022
    Our Products of the Year are determined by pageviews of our weekly, online galleries.
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    Johnson Controls Donates $500,000 to the American Red Cross

    Nov. 30, 2022
    The Johnson Controls Foundation has supported the Annual Disaster Giving Program since 2012 as part of its efforts to support local communities.
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    US Department of Labor Announces $90M to Support Skills Training

    Nov. 30, 2022
    Pre-apprenticeship program helps disadvantaged young people overcome barriers.
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    Construction Job Openings Decreased By 52,000 in October

    Nov. 30, 2022
    Despite a decline in the number of industry job openings, 4.6% of all construction positions are still unfilled.
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    Bradford White Makes $5,000 Donation to KFI PastaThon

    Nov. 30, 2022
    KFI-AM’s annual fundraising event helps the Anaheim-based Caterina’s Club meet the needs of struggling families and individuals.
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    Best (and Worst) of 2022

    Nov. 29, 2022
    As we get ready to turn the page, let’s look back at some of the highs and lows of 2022.
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    The relationships Brent Ridley fostered through his podcast were instrumental in making the Miracle Mechanical projects successful.

    Do You Believe in Miracles?

    Nov. 29, 2022
    Brent Ridley of Miracle Mechanical is giving back by way of what he knows best—installing plumbing and HVAC systems for the less fortunate.
    Pictured is Chris Sunkel, Suncoast Supply (left), Karen Lott, Bradley Corp. (center) and Thomas Dupres, Suncoast Supply.

    Bradley Donates for Hurricane Ian Relief

    Nov. 29, 2022
    Company contributes hand sanitizer dispensers and supplies to support affected community members.
    Oatey Co.
    A hands-on plastic tubular engineering challenge, in which Girl Scouts applied problem solving skills to determine the most efficient way to move an object.

    Oatey Co. Hosts STEM Workshop for Girl Scouts

    Nov. 29, 2022
    The program, organized by Oatey’s Women’s Resource Network, earns scouts a Business Jumpstart or Business Creator badge.
    Ron Warren passes the ceremonial gavel to Matt Thiel, who will serve as the VMA's new Chairman of the Board for the 2022-2023 term.

    VMA Announces New Leadership

    Nov. 28, 2022
    Elections were made at VMA's Annual Meeting, which took place in September.
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    Bradford White Makes $30,000 Donation to Philabundance

    Nov. 28, 2022
    The food distribution program helps individuals and families struggling with food insecurity in the Greater Philadelphia area.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: RIDGID, Pfister, Sloan, Oatey Co., Adey, Glentronics

    Nov. 22, 2022
    The week the gallery includes a cordless pipe threader, a kitchen faucet, a wall-mounted bathroom faucet, a universal plumbing supply box, hydronic system treatment formulas, ...

    Juli Musch Joins Oatey Co. as Chief Financial Officer

    Nov. 22, 2022
    With more than 30 years of experience in financial management, Musch is a proven executive with a wide range of expertise.
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    Photo 1. -- a mid-20th century tankless water heater.

    Steam in the Bluegrass

    Nov. 21, 2022
    The tech on site reported that the boiler was cycling on and off, without the thermostat calling for heat. He was a little spooked.
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    IAPMO Seeks Technical Committee Members for 2027 UPC and UMC

    Nov. 21, 2022
    The deadline to submit an application is Jan. 31, 2023.
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    The ServiceFactor scheduling screen.

    Manage Your Team, Engage Your Customers

    Nov. 21, 2022
    Reviews of ServiceFactor cloud-based project management software and the Slingshot customer engagement platform.
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    Rheem Invests $20 Million in Fort Smith Operations

    Nov. 18, 2022
    Rheem plans to hire 100 production and office personnel in addition to creating additional production capacity.
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    Viega, RIDGID Donate to Support Tools & Tiaras

    Nov. 18, 2022
    Tools & Tiaras works to advance the interest of girls 6-14 who want to pursue mechanical, industrial, technical and skilled trades careers.
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    Dealing With Reality

    Nov. 18, 2022
    I, and our readers, would be every interested in hearing how you, the guys at the “tip of the spear” of our industry, are dealing with these issues.
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    The items donated will benefit Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity and be used on Habitat for Humanity projects or will be sold at one of the organization’s ReStores.

    Sonnhalter Receives Largest Donation in 13 years for Its Habitat for Humanity Initiative

    Nov. 18, 2022
    The donation consisted of more than 25 pallets of faucets, sinks, bath, drain and plumbing supplies.
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    P1 Service Group Announces Partnership With McHales

    Nov. 18, 2022
    The partnership with the Levittown, PA, home service company adds to P1 Service Group’s portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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    ABC Elects 2023 National Chair, Executive Committee

    Nov. 16, 2022
    Elections were held in conjunction with the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Coronado, California.
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    Honoring the Profession with ASPE's Jim Zebrowski

    Nov. 16, 2022
    Sister publication HPAC Engineering talks with the new President of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers about the goals for his two-year term.
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    Xylem Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Responds to Increased Demand

    Nov. 15, 2022
    Since restrictions from COVID-19 have been scaled back, the demand for in-person training has surged.
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    ABC: Construction Backlog and Contractor Confidence Waver in October

    Nov. 15, 2022
    After surpassing its pre-pandemic level in September, backlog is now back below the reading observed in February 2020.
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    IAPMO Seeks Public Input on Manual of Recommended Practice for Toilet Room Design

    Nov. 15, 2022
    Created by one of several task groups formed through the IAPMO Technical Services Group, this manual addresses all-gender toilet room design.
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    Practical Benefits for Plumbers

    Nov. 14, 2022
    Let’s take a look at a few practical benefits you should be providing for your plumbers, why they’re so important.
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    Q3 2022 Kitchen & Bath Market Index Tracks Slowdown

    Nov. 14, 2022
    Weakening market index ratings and more modest 2022 sales growth signal growing concerns.
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    The New Flat Rate Expands Leadership Team

    Nov. 14, 2022
    Erika Mosteller, Cynthia Wilson and Madeline Hughes join The New Flat Rate in various roles.

    NCCER to Host Construction Career Pathways Conference Nov. 30th

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Conference will cover important topics, including best practices for establishing education and industry partnerships.
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    The supply return piping running from the carriage house to the main house.

    Geothermal Rescue Done Right

    Nov. 11, 2022
    This rescue project started with a catastrophic leak in a 20-ton geothermal system that served nine heat pumps.
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    ASCE and Accelerator for America Release Map to Showcase Infrastructure Projects

    Nov. 11, 2022
    Highlighted infrastructure categories include drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.
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    VMA Announces Person of the Year, Service Award Winners

    Nov. 10, 2022
    Awards were presented during the VMA/VRC Annual Meeting that took place September 7-9 in Santa Barbara, CA.
    Saniflo USA
    Saniflo’s recent monetary donations to The Mission Continues and Tunnel to Towers Foundation will help empower veterans to continue their service, while honoring veterans and first responders.

    Saniflo USA Donates to Veterans Organizations Ahead of Veterans Day

    Nov. 10, 2022
    Recent monetary donations to The Mission Continues and Tunnel to Towers Foundation aim to empower and honor veterans.
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    Two plastic underground storage tanks placed below ground for harvesting rainwater. The underground water septic tanks, for use as ecological recycling rainwater.

    2022 Edition of ASSE/ARCSA/IAPMO/ANSI Series 21000 Now Available

    Nov. 10, 2022
    The Series is the new Professional Qualifications Standard for Rainwater Catchment Systems Personnel.

    Taco Mourns the Loss of John Hazen White III

    Nov. 10, 2022
    White's Taco career path led to his most recent position as SVP, North American OEM Sales.
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    Geberit North America Engages Chumley & Associates to Represent Texas Market

    Nov. 9, 2022
    Chumley & Associates has a long-standing reputation for value and professionalism among facility owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.
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    Johnson Controls OpenBlue Accredited by Global Smart Building Standards Organization

    Nov. 9, 2022
    The accreditation recognizes the company’s leadership in connected technology.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Bradford White, Caleffi, Festool, Wright Tool, Infinity X1, KEG

    Nov. 9, 2022
    This week's gallery focuses on energy-efficient tankless water heaters, union y-strainers, a seven-piece pliers set, a 12-point socket, flashlights with hybrid power management...
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    Home Service Category Remains Resilient as Economy Slows

    Nov. 9, 2022
    Economic report from Jobber shows positive revenue growth that outpaces inflation and outperforms other major categories.
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    Service After the Sale

    Nov. 9, 2022
    Many inexperienced technicians simply forget that they made some promises in the sales process that they absolutely must keep.
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    Dodge Momentum Index Continues to Climb in October

    Nov. 9, 2022
    Commercial and institutional planning trend upward during the month.
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    Leap Partners Acquires Hornback Plumbing

    Nov. 9, 2022
    The growing Southeast home services company expands into the Kentucky market.
    Winners at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition.

    WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition Concludes

    Nov. 8, 2022
    IAPMO crowns the new International Plumbing Champions.
    Supplementing a human workforce with the new robot technology allows distribution centers to process more orders in a shorter amount of time.

    Ferguson Uses Innovative Robots to Transform the Supply Chain

    Nov. 7, 2022
    State-of-the-art technology leads to productivity and energy-efficiency gains.
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    The mechanical room a the Massachusetts home with HTP boilers and storage tank, and Taco circulators.

    Cascading Systems: Working Together

    Nov. 7, 2022
    Cascading systems can provide efficiency, as well as the security that comes from redundancy.
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    October Construction Employment Ticks Up by 1,000

    Nov. 4, 2022
    On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has risen by 266,000 jobs, an increase of 3.6%.

    Weekly Product Gallery: Uponor, Grundfos, Bosch Thermotechnology, ASC, RectorSeal, Ergodyne

    Nov. 4, 2022
    This week's gallery highlights PP-RCT pipe for hot potable water, a digital residential circulator, an air-source heat pump with interactive platform, a copper press fittings ...
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    USGBC Readies Stakeholder Input for Federal IRA, IIJA Funding

    Nov. 3, 2022
    Since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law, the US Green Building Council has been busy advising agencies on a flurry of new initiatives. Here's a roundup of its ongoing...
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    State Construction Unemployment Down in 42 States From a Year Ago

    Nov. 3, 2022
    Almost half of the states had estimated construction unemployment rates at or below 3%.
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    P1 Service Group Announces Partnership with Essig Plumbing & Heating

    Nov. 3, 2022
    The new partnership expands P1 Service Group’s operations into the Mid-Atlantic region.
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    New president and COO John Labellarte started with Milwaukee Valve in 1999 as General Manager.

    Leadership Changes at Milwaukee Valve

    Nov. 3, 2022
    John Labellarte, the company’s current COO, will succeed Rick Giannini in leading the commercial, industrial and marine valve manufacturer.
    Cochrane Supply Announces Western Expansion Plan 2

    Cochrane Supply Acquires Control Tech Supply

    Nov. 2, 2022
    The acquisition by the smart building controls distributor will add customers from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
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    Nick Santmyer Named PHCC/Delta Faucet Plumbing Apprentice of the Year

    Nov. 2, 2022
    Nominated by PHCC of Virginia, Santmyer is described as being flexible and knowledgeable and embracing opportunities to problem-solve
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    Wrench Group Expands Into Nashville, TN

    Nov. 1, 2022
    Coolray, the southeast’s leader in home maintenance and repair services, announced it had opened its first location in Nashville this week.
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    Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases Slightly in September, Says ABC

    Nov. 1, 2022
    On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $883.9 billion for the month.
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    Ray Toczylowski of Virginia Honored as PHCC/Delta Faucet Plumbing Contractor of the Year

    Oct. 28, 2022
    Toczylowski leans heavily on his Marine Corps training, leading by example and asking nothing of his team members that he would not do himself.
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    IAPMO Celebrates International Plumbing Champions

    Oct. 28, 2022
    IAPMO will be a Global Industry Partner for the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition now underway across the globe.