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    Pre-Insulated Piping Aids Rise to the Top for Craft Brewer; IAPMO Concludes 94th Annual Education and Business Conference; PHCCCONNECT 2023 Held in Cleveland; Contractors Gather for Training, Networking as Service World Expo; Charlotte Pipe Opens New $460M Foundry; Is Propane Autogas Right for Your Fleet; and much more.
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    Plumbing Industry Snapshots

    Nov. 1, 2023
    A few things I saw and learned at this year’s PHCCCONNECT.
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    Business Uncensored 2023

    The New Flat Rate Celebrates a Successful 5th Annual Business Uncensored

    Oct. 30, 2023
    The price generating software company partnered with Service World Expo for the 2023 event.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Werner Co., Mercedes Benz, Reading Body Works, Toyota, Adrian Steel, Jenny Products

    Oct. 27, 2023
    This week the gallery includes trucks and truck accessories, including saddle boxes for storage, a service van, a steel service body, a pickup truck with advanced safety features...
    Endeavor Busines Media
    A ribbon cutting for the opening reception, the official start of PHCCCONNECT 2023.

    PHCCCONNECT 2023 Held in Cleveland

    Oct. 27, 2023
    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association held their annual conference Oct. 25-27th.
    Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
    A bird's eye view of the new facility.

    Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Opens New $460 Million State-of-the-Art Foundry

    Oct. 26, 2023
    New foundry in Oakboro, North Carolina, one of the largest, most modern foundries in the world.

    More content from November 2023

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    Houston Adopts Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code

    Oct. 26, 2023
    This adoption is an update from the 2015 editions of these codes and will go into effect Jan. 2, 2024.
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    Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association Hosts 'Industry Appreciation Night'

    Oct. 26, 2023
    Plumbing industry leaders Harry Brett and Hugh Kelleher honored with Lifetime Achievement awards.
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    Chip Way Elected President of Plumbing Manufacturers International’s 2024 Board of Directors

    Oct. 26, 2023
    Board members were approved at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Membership.
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    IAPMO’s Viola Elected World Plumbing Council Chair

    Oct. 26, 2023
    Viola, who previously served on the WPC executive board as deputy chair, carries nearly 30 years of senior management experience within the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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    QR Codes Help Connect A. O. Smith Customers to Helpful Resources

    Oct. 25, 2023
    New initiative further enhances commitment to digital customer experience.
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    ASSE Seeks Working Group Members for Development of National Standard ASSE 1004 and ASSE 1079

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Industry stakeholders are invited and encouraged to apply to participate in the development of the standards.
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    ABC Convention 2024 Returns to Orlando

    Oct. 25, 2023
    ABC’s annual convention celebrates the best of the best in merit shop construction.
    A view from the main exhibit hall during Work Truck Week 2023.

    Work Truck Week® 2024 Schedule Released, Registration Open

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Work Truck Week includes the Work Truck Show, as well as the Green Truck Summit, Ride & Drive, and NTEA Annual Meeting.
    Pressure-assist technology can save water and reduce maintenance and repair costs.

    Preventative Maintenance a Priority During National Toilet Tank Repair Month

    Oct. 25, 2023
    National Toilet Tank Repair Month is dedicated to encouraging regular maintenance to ensure toilets operate efficiently and contribute to water conservation efforts.
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    Expectations Diverge Among Home Remodeling and Design Professionals

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Houzz survey finds construction professionals see slowed business activity—yet weeks-long backlogs continue.
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    A Vapor Heat system invented and patented by Albert P. Broomell.

    My Steam Heating Inspiration

    Oct. 25, 2023
    What you see in the photo was invented and patented by Albert P. Broomell, of York PA in 1902.
    Saniflo Mental Health Awareness Donation

    SFA Saniflo USA Donates to National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Recent monetary donations will help remove barriers and provide access to support individuals and families affected by mental illness.
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    Is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan Right for Your Plumbing Business?

    Oct. 23, 2023
    CONTRACTOR talks with Jeff Buettner, Managing Director at ButcherJoseph & Co. about succession, tax implications and more.
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    US Department of Labor building in Washington, DC.

    US Department of Labor Implements Final Rule to Modernize Davis-Bacon Act

    Oct. 23, 2023
    Most comprehensive update in 40 years for federally funded projects.
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    A view of the boiler after removing the side walls and most of the insulation.

    From Rust to Robust: Rasmussen Mech Performs Industrial Boiler Refit

    Oct. 23, 2023
    When an annual inspection at an ethanol plant found damage on a rental package water tube unit, Rasmussen Mechanical Services revived the unit into a fully functioning boiler....
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    The 3,300-square-foot CDEC features hands-on exhibits that help mimic real-life scenarios for a career in the construction trades.

    The Builders, Burns & McDonnell Celebrate Opening of Career Development & Exploration Center

    Oct. 20, 2023
    The 3,300-square-foot CDEC features hands-on exhibits that help mimic real-life scenarios for a career in the construction trades.
    GF Piping Systems
    Angela Sampaio (National Sales Manager at GF) and Bob Tedder (Product Manager, Pre-insulated Piping Systems at GF) visit the Charlton facility with Luke Leger, Senior Maintenance Technician at Tree House Brewing. GF has provided Tree House with consistent technical support through several expansions of its COOL-FIT piping system.

    Pre-Insulated Piping Aids Rise to the Top for Craft Brewer

    Oct. 20, 2023
    Easy installation plus thermal efficiency equals win-win solution.
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    Mitsubishi Electric Trane Predicts Green Living Trends

    Oct. 20, 2023
    Here are the five hottest green living trends homeowners are adopting in 2023.
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    Construction Industry Conference Returns to Chicago

    Oct. 20, 2023
    After a three-year absence, the November 14 event will connect diverse firms with contracting and networking opportunities.
    On-lookers as the Ascension Charity Classic golf tournament.

    Marcone Hosts Guests at Ascension Charity Classic

    Oct. 19, 2023
    Military and first Responders welcomed to PGA Champions Tour event.
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    Weekly Product Gallery: Ford, Legrand, LTA, Nibco, Festool, Knipex

    Oct. 19, 2023
    This week the gallery features an EV truck, a power charging station, an injection molded truck top, a line of fittings, a power tool combo kit, and a modular backpack designed...
    Investing in America's infrastructure is critical to address the estimated 6 billion gallons of treated water that are lost daily in the United States due to leaking pipes, and an estimated 240,000 water main breaks occur yearly.

    When Every Drop Counts: Reflecting on 'Imagine a Day Without Water Day'

    Oct. 19, 2023
    Harnessing innovation and partnerships to safeguard our nation's most vital resource.
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    Construction Starts Drop 6% as Fewer Megaprojects Move Forward

    Oct. 19, 2023
    All three major sectors declined in September with residential leading the tumble.
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    The Tampa, FL skyline.

    8th Annual Elite Trades Championship Series Comes to the Tampa Convention Center on October 26

    Oct. 19, 2023
    The IDEAL National Championship will showcase the organization's inaugural Plumbing National Championship.
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    NSC Releases New Research to Help Prevent Lone Worker Incidents

    Oct. 19, 2023
    From fatigue observation to fall detection, white paper shows how employers can use monitoring technologies to save lives.
    Volunteers working on the new system.

    Local Marine Veteran Receives New Well Pump, Septic System Courtesy of Xylem and Waterboys

    Oct. 19, 2023
    Fifteenth HometownH2O project furthers awareness of rural water access challenges.
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    Residential Boiler Market Set to Reach US$ 53.1 Billion by 2033

    Oct. 19, 2023
    Forecast from Future Market Insights cites increasing demand for advanced appliances in the residential sector.
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    ASCE Releases First-of-its-Kind Sustainable Infrastructure Standard

    Oct. 19, 2023
    First time the Society has provided consensus-based standard on sustainable solutions to infrastructure projects.
    A service vehicle being fueled with propane Autogas.

    Propane Direct Injection Technology Provides Fleet Owners a Low-Emission, High-Efficiency Option

    Oct. 18, 2023
    Through a partnership between Stanadyne, Katech, and the Propane Education & Research Council, this new technology will drive the transportation industry further down the path...
    Accelerate 2023 attendees at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

    Delco Sales, Watts, and T&S Brass Host Educational Summit for Specifying Engineers

    Oct. 18, 2023
    The event, held at the Peterson Automotive Museum, drew over 100 specifying engineers and facility manager attendees.
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    Deadline to Submit Abstracts for 8th Biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium Extended to Nov. 15

    Oct. 18, 2023
    The 2024 EWTS is scheduled for May 14-15, at the Scottsdale Plaza and Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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    PHCC's Educational Foundation Becomes IWSH Foundation Platinum Sponsor

    Oct. 18, 2023
    With their new sponsorship of the IWSH Foundation there will be continued collaboration to provide essential services to areas in need.
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    Ferguson Publishes FY2023 ESG Report

    Oct. 17, 2023
    Titled ‘Building Momentum, Sustainably,' the report outlines the company's work to foster a culture that is safe, inclusive, accepting and engaging for all its associates.
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    Bradford White To Showcase High-Efficiency Solutions at PHCCCONNECT2023

    Oct. 17, 2023
    The manufacturer and event sponsor affirms its commitment to plumbing, heating and cooling professionals with support of top industry event, scheduled for Oct. 25-27.
    Saniflo Breast Cancer Awareness Month Donation 2023

    SFA Saniflo USA Donates in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023

    Oct. 17, 2023
    Donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., is aimed at raising awareness and providing support to those affected by the disease.
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    Masters of Disaster: Why Construction Firms Need Reliable Staffing Firm Partnerships

    Oct. 17, 2023
    Disasters can have a significant impact on the construction industry, but few construction companies are prepared with available staff to start working at a moment’s notice.
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    The Medulla Pro weekly scheduling window.

    Four Field Service Solutions

    Oct. 17, 2023
    Reviews of Medulla Pro management software, FieldBin management software, the MeasureQuick productivity app and Buddy Punch time clock software.
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    A. O. Smith Announces Fourth Quarter Promotion

    Oct. 16, 2023
    The promotion is for the company's valued wholesale channel partners and their customers.
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    Trimble Donates $100,000 to World Food Program USA’s Erase Children’s Hunger Campaign

    Oct. 16, 2023
    Donation in observance of World Food Day will provide school meals to thousands of children across the globe.
    Homeowner Ryan Kelly with his new heat pump.

    Homeowner Verifies Cold Climate Heat Pump Performance

    Oct. 16, 2023
    Homeowner and engineer Ryan Kelly collects hard data on his heat pump's performance during a brutal Canadian winter.
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    To Market, or Not to Market? What a Question!

    Oct. 16, 2023
    As a vendor in today’s marketplace, where do you fit in the greater scheme of the marketing machine?
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    AHR Expo Announces 2024 Innovation Awards

    Oct. 13, 2023
    The awards recognize the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.
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    6 Simple Ways to Boost Sales

    Oct. 13, 2023
    Contractors often overlook simple steps that they can take to boost sales.
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    Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air Purchases Candu Plumbing in the San Fernando Valley

    Oct. 13, 2023
    The California-based plumbing and HVAC company’s new location will allow the local team to grow and scale the business.
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    Rheem® Opens New Fort Smith Innovation Learning Center

    Oct. 12, 2023
    Launch of $5M training facility features Rheem’s leaders, state and local officials, showcases impact of investment for the trade and local communities.

    Weekly Product Gallery: Navien, General Pipe Cleaners, Bemis, Buyers Products, Emerson, Bell and Gossett

    Oct. 12, 2023
    This week's gallery highlights noncondensing tankless water heaters, a drain-cleaning machine, a toilet seat with support arms, harsh-condition truck toolboxes, a digital valve...
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    Fifty-Seven Students Awarded $139,000 in Scholarships Through the PHCC Educational Foundation

    Oct. 12, 2023
    Applicants were plumbing or HVAC apprentices, trade school students, or college students pursuing studies directly related to the PHC industry.
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    Global Handwashing Day Illuminates the Need for Good Handwashing Habits

    Oct. 11, 2023
    This year’s theme, “Clean hands are in reach,” accentuates the important link between good handwashing practices and disease prevention.
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    Monthly Construction Input Prices Increase Slightly in September

    Oct. 11, 2023
    Nonresidential construction input prices increased 0.2% for the month as well.
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    Harts Services Honors 2023 Hometown Heroes for Service and Sacrifice

    Oct. 11, 2023
    Leading Pacific Northwest plumbing and electrical provider partners with the Tacoma Rainiers to recognize veterans and active service members.
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    A view of the main stage a the Phoenix Convention Center.

    Contractors Gather for Trainings, Networking at Service World Expo

    Oct. 10, 2023
    The Expo ran October 3-6, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center, and attracted more than 1,200 attendees from around the nation.
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    Jon Boehlke Joins Oatey Co. as Leader of Omaha Manufacturing Facility

    Oct. 10, 2023
    Boehlke comes to Oatey from Hormel Foods, where he worked for more than two decades in various leadership positions.
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    Malco Products Announces New Leadership Roles

    Oct. 10, 2023
    Company expands its senior leadership experience to focus on critical areas of the business as part of company’s strategic plan.

    BDR Introduces Kim Archer As President, Names Matt MacArthur As Senior VP of Training and Marketing

    Oct. 10, 2023
    Provider of business coaching and training for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical professionals elevates experienced executives.
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    ABC’s September Construction Backlog Indicator Dips

    Oct. 10, 2023
    Despite the dip, ABC’s Construction Confidence Index reading for sales and staffing levels edged higher in September.
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    RectorSeal Announces Sales Territory Expansion for EDOS and United Components

    Oct. 9, 2023
    The manufacturing representatives cover New England and the Northeast.
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    Zo Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Expands Services Area Into Washington DC

    Oct. 9, 2023
    The family-owned plumbing business is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.
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    Single Member LLCs: How to Avoid 4 Common Pitfalls

    Oct. 9, 2023
    Specific strategies can give an owner peace of mind even in the event of any financial or tax-related inquiries.
    Volunteers helping dig the new well.

    Family of Four Receives New Water Well Courtesy of Xylem and Waterboys

    Oct. 9, 2023
    Fourteenth HometownH2O project furthers awareness of rural water access challenges.
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    Biden Administration Announces 12 Additions to Mega Construction Project Program

    Oct. 9, 2023
    Program to expand equal opportunity, diversity in construction trades for jobs on large infrastructure projects.
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    Construction Industry Adds 11,000 Jobs in September

    Oct. 9, 2023
    Nonresidential construction employment decreased by 1,300 positions on net.
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    Design-Build Institute of America Announces Leadership Awards

    Oct. 5, 2023
    The Distinguished Leadership Award winners will be honored at the 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Nov. 2.
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    Niagara® Earns Second 2023 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award from EPA

    Oct. 5, 2023
    The award marks Niagara’s 7th WaterSense award for its commitment to promoting water conservation and developing innovative plumbing products.
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    The San Antonio, TX Riverwalk at night.

    IAPMO Concludes 94th Annual Education and Business Conference

    Oct. 4, 2023
    The event was co-located with ASSE International’s Annual Meeting and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association’s (ARCSA) Annual Conference.

    Lowe’s Announces Partnership with Carhartt to Outfit Pros

    Oct. 4, 2023
    Home improvement retailer rolls out premium workwear collection online and at stores across US.
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    Plumbing Manufacturers International Joins Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition

    Oct. 4, 2023
    Effort seeks to strengthen America’s workforce through skills training.
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    T&S Joins Contractor Rewards to Enhance Benefits for Customers

    Oct. 3, 2023
    T&S’ collaboration with Contractor Rewards underscores the company’s commitment to enhance its customer experience.
    A few wind turbines and the operations center at Century Oak.

    Ferguson and ENGIE Collaborate on Renewable Energy Project

    Oct. 3, 2023
    The 65 MW Century Oak Wind agreement will generate the power equivalent to the annual electricity needs of more than 34,000 average US homes.
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    Construction Job Openings at 350,000 in August

    Oct. 3, 2023
    Despite the year-over-year increase, the rate at which construction workers are quitting has slowed dramatically.
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    Effects of Chlorine Dioxide on Plumbing Systems Addressed in New Technical Document

    Oct. 3, 2023
    Investigation results from the Plastic Pipe Institute now available.
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    Hurricane Irma approaching the Florida coast in 2017.

    Hurricane Irma Tests Lift Station Bypass Pumps in Florida Community

    Oct. 3, 2023
    The city now has approximately 35 stationary Thompson Pumps already installed at new and existing pump stations.
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    Leap Partners Expands in Florida and Tennessee

    Oct. 3, 2023
    Leap Partners acquires Paradise Home Services in Navarre, FL, and Tim Ferguson Plumbing, Air, and Electrical in Jackson, TN.
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    IAPMO Seeks Volunteers to Participate on New Technical Committee

    Oct. 3, 2023
    This new manual will develop a holistic approach to the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of domestic hot water systems.
    Roman Feher and Dave Viola at the signing ceremony.

    ARCSA International Joins IAPMO

    Oct. 2, 2023
    The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association has officially joined the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.
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    Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases in August

    Oct. 2, 2023
    Lead by manufacturing and public works, contractors remain upbeat.
    The new Experience Center in Apple Valley, MN.

    Uponor Celebrates Grand Opening of New Experience Center

    Oct. 2, 2023
    The new Experience Center is a flexible education and discovery space designed to advance the technical skills of current and potential customers.