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    Cindy Sheridan Named CEO of PHCC-National Association; Ready, Set, Show! - Highlights from KBIS, IBS, AHR Expo and the WWETT Show; ABMA Elects New Officers; Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million; Cast Iron Pipe for Sanitary Applications; our Hydronics & Radiant section; and much more.
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    John W. Danforth Co. Announces Three Executive Appointments

    Feb. 27, 2023
    New appointments at Estimating and Preconstruction, Operational Risk Management and Construction Operations.

    Weekly Product Gallery: Vortex, Rheem, FLX Solutions, RectorSeal, Werner, Cherne

    Feb. 24, 2023
    This week's gallery focuses on a UV curing system for small-diameter pipe, an Energy Star-certified gas water heater, a collaborative snake-like robot for repairs, reusable heat...
    Former Navy Seal Chad Williams delivers the keynote to attendees at the WWETT Show in Indianapolis.

    Navy SEAL Chad Williams Delivers Keynote at WWETT Show 2023

    Feb. 22, 2023
    Former SEAL drew on his experience in the military to talk about goal setting, servant leadership, and finding the "uncommon desire" to succeed.
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    Recollections of Coal

    Feb. 22, 2023
    To really understand the old steam systems, you have to think of them as hand fired with coal rather than automatically fired with oil or gas.
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    Leak Detection - Strategies and Solutions

    Feb. 22, 2023
    Leak detection systems can save home- and business-owners thousands, but what system is right for the job?

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    St. Louis Updates Plumbing Code to 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code

    Feb. 22, 2023
    The adoption was recommended by the city’s Committee of Plumbing Code Review.
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    PMI Makes Leadership Appointments

    Feb. 21, 2023
    Plumbing Manufacturers International names new Secretary/Treasurer and new member of the 2023 Board of Directors.
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    Sloan Park in Mesa Arizona.

    Batter Up! Baseball Stadium Gets the Most Out of High-Efficiency Fixtures

    Feb. 21, 2023
    Sloan Park, the spring training grounds of the Chicago Cubs, reduces water use by over 30%.
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    Strikepoint Acquires Weeks Service Company

    Feb. 21, 2023
    Since 1972, Weeks Service Company has provided HVAC, plumbing, electrical, IAQ, and generator services to customers in League City, Houston, and surrounding areas.
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    Xylem Returns to WWETT 2023 with Enhanced Portfolio

    Feb. 21, 2023
    Water leader will share expertise and display cutting-edge products.
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    ASA Member Companies Predict 2023 Increase in eCommerce Sales

    Feb. 21, 2023
    Survey dives deep into eCommerce channel development and importance of robust product data as a service differentiator.
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    Survey Finds Americans Believe Handwashing Essential for Health

    Feb. 21, 2023
    The survey also found that many Americans turn to handwashing to stay healthy before a trip, while they are traveling and before special occasions.
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    The Code Council at KBIS: What's New and What's Next

    Feb. 20, 2023
    CONTRACTOR met with Shahin Moinian, Executive VP for the Code Council at KBIS to talk about the show, the industry, and what the future may hold.
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    PHCC Educational Foundation to Award 56 scholarships totaling over $140,000 in 2023

    Feb. 17, 2023
    New online application system will make applying easier for apprentices and students and streamline the evaluation process.
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    Attendees crowd the floor at the 2023 AHR Expo.

    10 Steps to Turn Trade Shows Into Opportunity Shows!

    Feb. 17, 2023
    Collecting information at a trade show can make you smarter. Taking action is what makes you better.
    A RIDGID demo at last year's WWETT Show.

    RIDGID Gives First Look at New Drain Cleaning Solutions at the WWETT Show

    Feb. 17, 2023
    Attendees are invited to stop by the RIDGID booth, Feb. 20-23, to try out products and join in the brand’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
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    A contestant in the plumbing portion of the 2022 National Construction Craft Championships.

    ABC’s National Construction Craft Championships to be Held in March

    Feb. 17, 2023
    Nearly 200 craft professionals will meet to compete March 16th in Orlando, FL.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Best of AHR Expo 2023

    Feb. 17, 2023
    The most exciting new products and innovative technology from the 2023 Air Conditioning-Heating-Refrigeration Expo.
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    Water Heater Warranties 101

    Feb. 16, 2023
    Manufacturer warranties are not intended to cover the cost of replacing equipment that has simply reached the end of its lifecycle.
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    UMC Announces Two New Shareholders

    Feb. 16, 2023
    Development Director Troy Turpin, CEM, and Manufacturing Director Ryan Hoggatt have been named shareholders of the firm.
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    ABC: Construction Materials Prices Rise 1% in January

    Feb. 16, 2023
    Overall construction input prices are 4.9% higher than a year ago, which is the smallest annual increase since January 2021.
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    OmegaFlex Launches Commercial Website

    Feb. 16, 2023
    The website was created to educate members of the plumbing, medical gas, and HVAC communities.
    Recipients of the Uponor North America Unsung Heroes donations gathered in Apple Valley, Minn., to be honored with their donations. From L-R: Alex Khrystych, Sarah Qualy, David Nguyen, Yakov Gradinar, Nate Martineau, Aubrey Mozer, andYury Aroshidze.

    Uponor North America Makes Donations Honoring ‘Unsung Heroes’

    Feb. 16, 2023
    Approximately $26,600 will be split between five charities in countries Uponor serves.
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    P1 Service Group Hires Denise Swafford as VP of Coaching

    Feb. 15, 2023
    Swafford, a home service industry veteran, will use her business training skills and real-world experience to support P1’s partner companies.
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    Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

    Saniflo USA Announces Donation to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

    Feb. 15, 2023
    The donation, in honor of Black History Month, will support TMCF, the nation’s largest organization that helps black college students across the country.
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    The Big Change new contact management window.

    Field Service, Lead Conversion, Online Learning

    Feb. 15, 2023
    Reviews of Big Change field service management software, the Leadferno lead conversion platform, and the Interplay Learning online training platform.
    Dan Holohan (at right) presents the award to Hazen III's wife, Katelyn, and their daughter, Madison Marie at the 2023 AHR Expo.

    Taco Presents Dan Holohan Comfort Award at 2023 AHR Expo

    Feb. 14, 2023
    John Hazen White III was posthumously awarded the 2023 Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award at Taco’s AHR Expo press conference.
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    A. O. Smith Offers New Contractor Incentives

    Feb. 14, 2023
    The manufacturer announces a new quarterly promotion for wholesale channel partners and their customers.
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    SkyKnight Capital Launches FirstCall Mechanical Group

    Feb. 14, 2023
    Private equity firm has acquired STR Mechanical in the Carolinas, Technical Services in Virginia, TimCo Heating and Air in Georgia, and the services assets of JAX Refrigeration...
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    Two Wrench Group Companies Named to Top Workplaces USA 2023 List

    Feb. 14, 2023
    The Top Workplaces USA award is based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey.
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    ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Down to Start 2023

    Feb. 14, 2023
    Despite the decline in January, backlog remains elevated by historical standards and is 0.1 months higher than in February 2020.
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    Watts Launches 6-Week eLearning Campaign on Irrigation

    Feb. 13, 2023
    34 education modules are available in English and 13 in Spanish.
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    Trade Craft

    Feb. 13, 2023
    Trade craft is the glue that binds the business together.
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    New Technical Document Announced for HDPE Pipe Use in Seismic Sensitive Areas

    Feb. 10, 2023
    MAB-9, Design of HDPE Water Mains for the Lateral Spread Seismic Hazard is available for free on the PPI’s website.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Best of KBIS 2023

    Feb. 10, 2023
    The best in new and interesting front-of-the wall product offerings from the 2023 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.
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    Holiday Rush

    Feb. 9, 2023
    Philly area contractor helps hotel escape nightmarish heating system failure.
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    An Overview of Water Supply Pipes and Joining Methods

    Feb. 9, 2023
    Whether you’re a new to the industry or a seasoned pro in need of a quick refresher, this article will provide an overview of the types of piping responsible for routing water...
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    Three New Team Members Join Franklin Electric

    Feb. 9, 2023
    The new hires will have customer-facing roles in the company's Industrial & Engineered Systems (IES) business unit.
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    Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million in 2023, Says ABC

    Feb. 9, 2023
    The construction industry averaged more than 390,000 job openings per month in 2022, the highest level on record.
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    ASCE Releases Statement Following State of the Union Address

    Feb. 8, 2023
    The American Society of Civil Engineers is encouraged that infrastructure remains a top priority for the Biden administration.
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    AHR Expo Releases 2023 Trend Report

    Feb. 8, 2023
    To compile the report, respondents were asked to reflect on opportunities, threats and challenges to be considered for the near future.
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    Northern Tool + Equipment Launching Klutch Welding Helmet Sweepstakes

    Feb. 7, 2023
    Sweepstakes participants will vote on 3 custom helmets created by the King of Flames, Dave Perewitz.
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    Updated Building Efficiency System Tool™ Now Available for Download

    Feb. 7, 2023
    BEST 6.1 adds groundbreaking new features that address emerging needs within the industry.
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    Coburn Supply Company Acquires Chris-More Inc.

    Feb. 7, 2023
    The acquisition has allowed Coburn’s to further expand its footprint and better serve customers throughout Tennessee.
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    VDMA Valves: Dr. Laura Dorfer to become new Managing Director

    Feb. 7, 2023
    Dr. Laura Dorfer will succeed long-time Managing Director Wolfgang Burchard at the beginning of April 2023.
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    ABC: State Construction Unemployment Is Down in 32 States From a Year Ago

    Feb. 7, 2023
    Residential construction employment has fully recovered, while nonresidential construction employment is still below its pre-pandemic peak.
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    Training and Technology Drive Effective Recruiting

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Tech enablement simply means starting with technicians’ point of view and making decisions based on their curb-to-curb experience.
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    Building Sustainability With Digital Twin Technology

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Nearly all buildings can benefit from a digital-twin system, and for many, the value stems from its ability to lower operational costs.
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    NAHB Announces Best of IBS Winners at 2023 International Builders’ Show

    Feb. 6, 2023
    The awards were presented during a ceremony on the final day of the show.
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    The New Flat Rate’s Business Uncensored to Partner with Service World Expo

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Price generating software to co-host premier contractor event in October.
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    Construction Adds 25,000 Jobs in January, Says ABC

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Nonresidential construction employment increased by 19,300 positions on net, with growth in two of the three subcategories.
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    John Glass and Rob Weed of Saniflo SFA attended to congratulate Thomas on the award.

    Saniflo USA awards Virginia Technical Institute Plumbing Student With Donation

    Feb. 6, 2023
    Saniflo recently contributed $3,000 in tuition donations to this nonprofit school to help support the vocational training.
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    Design & Construction Week’s 10th Anniversary Attracts Record-Breaking Attendance

    Feb. 3, 2023
    The combined KBIS/IBS/Hardware Show featured 1,800 exhibitors showcasing the latest products across about 1 million square feet of exhibit space.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: L.R. Brands, Aerco, Oatey, Cat Power Tools, Bradley, Brizo

    Feb. 3, 2023
    This week's gallery features shower system kits, condensing boilers, a linear shower drain, a brushless hammer drill with Graphene battery, an easy-to-access multi-feed soap system...
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    Caleffi Introduces the 32nd Edition of idronics™: Troubleshooting Hydronic Systems

    Feb. 3, 2023
    Caleffi will be hosting an idronics book signing event with issue author John Siegenthaler, P.E. at AHR Expo in Atlanta.
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    A. O. Smith to Expand Lebanon Facility

    Feb. 2, 2023
    $30 million investment in new product development center will prioritize commercial water heating, hydronics.
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    NAHB Predicts Housing Downturn in 2023, Recovery in 2024

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Robert Dietz, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders presented the association's housing and economic outlook at the 2023 International Builders’ Show.
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    Harris Named to Top Workplaces USA 2023 List

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Over 42,000 organizations were invited to participate in the survey, issued by Energage, a third-party research firm.
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    KBIS 2023 KickStarter Winners Announced

    Feb. 2, 2023
    New-to-Market exhibiting brand wins Grand Prize of $5000.
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    Carhartt Opens Applications for “For the Love of Labor” Grants

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Bi-annual grant program hopes to increase female representation in the skilled trades.
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    Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips 0.5% in December

    Feb. 2, 2023
    On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $943.5 billion for the month.
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    IAPMO Publishes Children’s Coloring Book

    Feb. 2, 2023
    “My Mom Is a Plumbing Superhero” aims to shift perceptions of plumbing careers.
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    Construction Job Openings Surge by 82,000 in December

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Industry job openings increased by 82,000 for the month and are up by 54,000 from December 2021.
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    Best of KBIS 2023 Award Winners Announced

    Feb. 2, 2023
    The awards celebrate the industry’s most innovative new kitchen and bath products.
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    At KBIS, PMI Promotes the Rethink Water Initiative

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Plumbing Manufacturers International is on a crusade to secure safe, clean water for future generations.
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    Moen Breaks Ground on New Las Vegas Distribution Center

    Feb. 1, 2023
    New facility to open in 2024; will increase shipping capacity and enhance customer experience.
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    NIBCO Expands with Acquisition of Matco-Norca LLC

    Feb. 1, 2023
    Matco-Norca will continue to operate separately as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIBCO INC.
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    NAHB: Multifamily Housing Market Will Weaken in 2023

    Feb. 1, 2023
    The association predicts remodeling work will remain solid.
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    NKBA Announces the 2023 Design + Industry Award Winners

    Feb. 1, 2023
    Annual competition recognizes excellence in design and execution.
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    Rinnai Ups Keven McCook to VP, Rinnai Latin America

    Jan. 31, 2023
    Within his new role, McCook will focus on growth strategies that will help develop new and existing revenue streams.
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    Three Ways Your Marketing Can Stand Out

    Jan. 31, 2023
    Ripley PR says that plumbing and HVAC businesses can thrive in a hypercompetitive market by rounding out their marketing plan with proven PR strategies.
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    State Water Heaters Kicks Off 11th NASCAR Season

    Jan. 31, 2023
    Announces partnership with Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport.