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    Made in America 2023; PHCC Legislative Conference: Expertise on Capital Hill; Design-Build Comes to Cannabis Cultivation; Rasmussen Mechanical is Racing Across Iowa for Mental Health; The Lucrative Side of Drain Cleaning; Software Showcase; our Hydronics & Radiant section, and much more.

    Software Showcase

    June 13, 2024
    This week, we are updating our Software Showcase: a customizable suite of solutions to address water challenges, photorealistic renders for 3D floor plans, a collaborative platform...
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    Parallel Industries

    July 3, 2023
    From technological innovation to workforce development, both contracting and manufacturing have a lot in common.
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    Oatey Co. Appoints Mickey McMillan as VP, Corporate Controller

    June 30, 2023
    McMillan will leverage his extensive financial management experience to lead accounting operations at Oatey.
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    Congratulations to SkillsUSA Plumbing Championship Winners

    June 30, 2023
    Six plumbing students have received top honors in the PHCC Educational Foundation's plumbing competition.
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    Germany to Subsidise up to 70% of Costs for Switching to a Climate-Friendly Boiler

    June 29, 2023
    The agreement, which is to be passed in parliament next week, protects tenants, provides important incentives for landlords, and establishes a funding system.

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    Eighth Emerging Water Technology Symposium to Convene in Scottsdale, Arizona

    June 29, 2023
    ASPE, IAPMO, PMI, and WPC have worked together closely over the past few years to grow the symposium and make it a can’t-miss event.
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    PHCC Releases 2nd Quarter 2023 Contractor Confidence Index Report

    June 29, 2023
    Industry conditions improve despite ongoing concerns.
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    The Lucrative Side of Drain Cleaning

    June 28, 2023
    Now is the time to look into adding drain cleaning to your plumbing services.
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    Interactive Plumbing Trainer College Project Wins Attention, Accolades

    June 28, 2023
    A higher institution, community-outreach project includes backflow preventer, water filtration, drainpipe, utility sink.
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    Design-Build Comes to Cannabis Cultivation

    June 28, 2023
    From pre-construction through commissioning, urban-gro is offering a turnkey solution to the burgeoning industry.
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    Future Female Leaders Attend Free Construction Camp for Girls throughout Summer of 2023

    June 27, 2023
    South Jersey-based NEST partners with NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation to inspire girls.
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    Moen Recognized as a David Weekley Homes 2023 National Preferred Partner

    June 27, 2023
    The evaluation process involves a comprehensive system of feedback and discussion.
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    Malco Products CEO Rich Benninghoff Appointed to Company’s Board of Directors

    June 27, 2023
    Benninghoff joined the board earlier this spring and will further support the organization’s strategic growth goals.
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    David Weekley Homes Honors Uponor for 10th Consecutive Year

    June 27, 2023
    Each year, only a select few are honored with the National Preferred Partner award.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Facilities Resource Group, Ridgid, Uponor, Nibco, Watts, Esco Tool

    June 27, 2023
    This week's gallery spotlights a tankless water heater rack system, a compact press tool and jaws for HVACR, push-to-connect fittings, T-valve products, ligature-resistant strainers...
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    John W. Danforth Co. Awards National Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship

    June 23, 2023
    The 2023 scholarship recipient is Brock Schulz, who graduated from the University of Nebraska in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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    Six Preparations for Plumbing in a Perilous Economy

    June 23, 2023
    Smart businesspeople understand that recessions are also opportunities. Here are six preparations you should make now.
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    OSHA, Trade Groups, Unions Partner to Protect Workers from Hazards in Trenching, Excavation

    June 22, 2023
    The new partnership will help small- and medium-sized companies keep their employees safe.
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    Do You Suffer from PTET?

    June 22, 2023
    It didn’t take me too long to work out my self-diagnosis with changing a few initials.
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    UA Signs Memorandum of Understanding to establish the 'Capturing Better Futures' Initiative

    June 22, 2023
    Project will create a direct-entry career and technical education pathway with training in the pipeline, plumbing, and steamfitting industries.
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    Building Management, Building Automation and Digital Transformation

    June 21, 2023
    From adoption through application to the many benefits that result, we explore the digital transformation journey with JCI’s Chris Lane.
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    Rasmussen Mechanical is Racing Across Iowa For Mental Health

    June 21, 2023
    The race is part of an effort to raise awareness about suicide rates in the construction industry.
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    Young Innovators from 78 Countries Develop New Solutions to World’s Water Challenges

    June 21, 2023
    More than 1,000 students compete in Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge.
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    AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index Indicates Rebound in May

    June 21, 2023
    The index score for May was the highest it has been since September 2022.
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    In the enclosed, radiantly-heated equipment bays, the spit-shined red and gold trucks are kept in mint condition. If garage doors are opened for a quick exit during the winter months, the radiant heat assures fast set-temp recovery.

    New Fire Stations Get High-End Hydronic Systems

    June 20, 2023
    Moore Engineering installs Thermal Solutions Apex boilers, Taco circulators, for two new fire stations in Lancaster, PA.
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    Sonnhalter Partners with Habitat for Humanity for 14th Annual Tool Drive

    June 20, 2023
    Company encourages donations of extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials during the month of August.
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    Florida Forensic Plumber to Speak at State Insurance Convention

    June 20, 2023
    Tom Shell of New Port Richey’s Tom Shell Plumbing, Inc. will speak on a panel about fighting fraud in homeowner claims.
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    Four for Field and Office

    June 20, 2023
    Reviews of the HQSuite construction management platoform, The Connecteam field service management app, the Successware Payments integrated solution and the White-Rodgers app.
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    “We Love STEM Day” Teaches Students about STEM’s Role in Manufacturing

    June 20, 2023
    The event is designed to expose young learners to the real-world roles science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play in their everyday lives and potential future careers...
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    IAPMO and ESPRI Seek Public Initial Input on Manual of Water Quality

    June 20, 2023
    This publication provides basic guidance to help plumbing system design engineers, building owners, and water system managers.
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    IAPMO’s Water Demand Calculator™ Version 2.2 Available for Download

    June 15, 2023
    The Water Demand Calculator has become more robust while remaining fast, accurate and user-friendly.
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    Oatey Co. Hosts Third Annual ‘Ambassador Fest’ Plumbing Influencer Event in Cleveland

    June 15, 2023
    Manufacturer welcomed members of its award-winning Ambassador Program to its global headquarters for a two-day event.
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    Digital Water Saves Millions for Communities, According to Leading Utilities

    June 15, 2023
    18 water utility experts share playbook for digital transformation and community impact.
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    HTS Acquires Texas-Based Oslin Nation

    June 14, 2023
    Acquisition of the 80-year-old hydronics company will strengthen HTS' HVAC and building automation controls offerings.
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    DOL to Hold Online Seminars on Prevailing Wage Requirements

    June 14, 2023
    Training offered on standards for federally funded construction, service contracts.
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    Skilled Trades Centers – Up and Running

    June 14, 2023
    On May 17 I, among many others, stood inside the first of what will be many Skilled Trades Center buildings.
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    A. O. Smith Launches New Website

    June 14, 2023
    The fully-redesigned site will offer users advanced professional support.
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    ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Holds Steady in May

    June 14, 2023
    Backlog in the infrastructure category ticked up again and has now returned to May 2022 levels.
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    Monthly Construction Input Prices Decrease in May

    June 14, 2023
    Overall construction input prices are 3.7% lower than a year ago.
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    Study: Water Demand Calculator™ Can Lead to Energy, Carbon and Water Savings in Single- and Multifamily Residences

    June 13, 2023
    Analysis conducted by Arup, a global collective of designers, consultants and experts dedicated to sustainable development.
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    10 Expert Tips to Ensure Safe Sewer Cleaning

    June 13, 2023
    Understanding and correcting some of the most common operator mistakes can go a long way toward keeping workers safe.

    Weekly Product Gallery: REHAU, BrassCraft, HoldRite, JLG, Olympia, Princeton Tec

    June 13, 2023
    This week's gallery focuses on commercial polymer multi-port tees, a quarter-turn angle valve to control water flow, fixture outlet boxes, a compact crawler boom lift, a single...
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    Make Sure Everyone Knows You’re the Expert

    June 12, 2023
    Make sure everyone in your service area knows you are the expert to call — here are some ways to get started.
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    Tips for Funding Your Small Business with Grants and Loans

    June 12, 2023
    With a little research and guidance from a licensed financial planner you may be able to secure vital funds for your company.
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    IAPMO Proudly Supports 2023 National High-Performance Buildings Week

    June 12, 2023
    High-Performance Buildings Week is organized annually by a private sector coalition of building industry stakeholders.
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    NCCER Presents Makers Grant Tool Kit to High School Students

    June 9, 2023
    NCCER awarded Fleming Island High School with a Makers Grant tool kit sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker.
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    Interplay Learning Unveils AI-Powered Training Mentor for the Skilled Trades

    June 9, 2023
    SAM (Skill Advisor and Mentor) provides technicians with immediate guidance during their learning journey.
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    CEO Warrior to Offer ServiceTitan Training at Virtual Event

    June 9, 2023
    Global business coaching organization’s three-day seminar takes a deep dive into the all-in-one home service business software.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Source Global, US Boiler, General Pipe Cleaners, Noritz, Guardian, Studson

    June 8, 2023
    This week's gallery highlights a renewable drinking water source, a commercial condensing boiler, a drain cleaner with easily interchangeable cables, a residential condensing ...
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    PHCCCONNECT2023 Set to Help Contractors Make Real Progress on Their Businesses

    June 8, 2023
    PHCCCONNECT2023 will be held this year on Oct. 25-27 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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    Legacy Service Partners Expands Network

    June 8, 2023
    The residential services business group forges three new partnerships in Pennsylvania and Florida.
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    US Green Building Council to Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

    June 8, 2023
    NYSE honor recognizes USGBC’s 30 years working to transform the built environment.
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    PHCC Educational Foundation Appoints Daniel Quinonez as New Executive Director

    June 7, 2023
    Quinonez brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead the foundation in its mission to support the industry.
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    Oatey Co. Recognizes Skipper Joyce with Bob Bender Legacy Award

    June 6, 2023
    The award is given to a manufacturers rep who exemplifies the legacy of Bob Bender, a trailblazing member of the Oatey sales organization.
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    4 Critical Considerations When Scaling a Plumbing Business

    June 6, 2023
    There will always be a demand for skilled local plumbing professionals, which means almost any plumbing business has the potential to grow.
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    Built Environment Workforce Report: 63% Say It’s Important to Increase Diversity

    June 6, 2023
    National Institute of Building Sciences releases survey results and deep dive into diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    The New Flat Rate’s Business Uncensored to Partner with Service World Expo

    June 6, 2023
    Price generating software company to co-host premier contractor event in October.
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    RIDGID® Collabs with Unplugged Brewing Company on 100th Anniversary Brew

    June 6, 2023
    The limited-edition craft beer celebrates trade professionals and the RIDGID legacy.
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    EGIA Contractor University Launches Annual Seizing the Summer Training Series

    June 6, 2023
    The 14-week on-demand video series to deliver guidance on how to overcome the common challenges of the summer season.
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    Compel New Prospects and Existing Customers to Buy

    June 5, 2023
    How can you appeal to both new prospects and existing customers to drive sales?