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    Endeavor Business Media

    70 Years of Plumbing Innovation

    Feb. 6, 2024
    The last seven decades have seen incredible advances in plumbing technology.
    A. O. Smith

    Weekly Product Gallery: A. O. Smith, Grundfos, ABB, Emerson, AERCO, Calefactio

    Feb. 1, 2024
    This week's gallery highlights tankless water heaters, a circulator pump, a variable-frequency drive, an electric actuator, a commercial boiler, and hydronic separators.
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    Construction Job Openings Remain Elevated in December

    Jan. 30, 2024
    Industry job openings decreased by 21,000 last month and are down by 39,000 from the same time last year.
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    Can Technology Address the Skilled Workforce Crisis?

    Jan. 30, 2024
    Before technology can support you, there needs to be a fundamental shift in hiring practices for skilled workers.

    Plumbing Manufacturers International Names Six Top Executives to Strategic Advisory Council

    Jan. 30, 2024
    The Strategic Advisory Council will bring an extraordinary level of experience and insight to guide the strategic work of the association

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    2024 National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated Now Available

    Jan. 29, 2024
    The 2024 NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems used or installed in plumbing systems.
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    How to Evaluate Field Service Management Software

    Jan. 29, 2024
    Time spent upfront to understand exactly what you are buying and how the software operates will reduce your costs, implementation time, and frustration.

    DEWALT Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

    Jan. 29, 2024
    DEWALT has been delivering tools to meet the needs of professional tradespeople around the world since 1924.

    KNIPEX Tools Named Official Partner of SkillsUSA

    Jan. 26, 2024
    Joins over 850 companies supporting the skilled trades and career readiness.
    AHR Expo

    ASHRAE Concludes Winter Conference, AHR Expo With Impressive Attendance

    Jan. 26, 2024
    The conference focused on critical topics such as decarbonization, climate change, and artificial intelligence.

    Stephanie Schmidt-Lehmann Joins ABC as EVP of Industry Relations and Member Value

    Jan. 25, 2024
    Schmidt-Lehmann will bring leadership, vision and strategic thinking to ensure the association delivers for its 22,000 member companies.
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    Residential Hydronic Underfloor Heating Market Projected to Surpass $4.5B by 2032

    Jan. 25, 2024
    Latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. predicts the industry will record over 6.1% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

    Ford Pro Steps Up Vehicle Insights and Control with Expanded Suite of Solutions

    Jan. 25, 2024
    Seamlessly integrates Lytx® dashcam with Ford Pro Intelligence and Ford commercial vehicles to help reinforce compliant driving practices.
    Endeavor Business Media

    AHR 2024: CONTRACTOR's Product Highlights From the Show Floor - Wednesday

    Jan. 25, 2024
    As we close out AHR Expo 2024, here are some of the products that caught our eye on the final day.

    Mark Olson Retires as Caleffi CEO

    Jan. 25, 2024
    Tina Gullickson has been named has his successor.

    New Financial Leader to Oversee Marcone Operations

    Jan. 24, 2024
    Kurt Bruenning is the national distributor’s new Chief Financial Officer.
    AHR Expo

    AHR 2024: CONTRACTOR's Product Highlights From the Show Floor - Tuesday

    Jan. 24, 2024
    Here are some of the most interesting, innovative products we found from our second day at AHR Expo 2024.

    US Green Building Council Announces Top 10 US States for Green Building in 2023

    Jan. 24, 2024
    New York leads the way in annual ranking recognizing commitment to LEED certification and sustainable communities.

    Watts Celebrates 150 Years of Innovation and Excellence

    Jan. 23, 2024
    Watts plans to host several celebratory events throughout the year.
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    AHR 2024: CONTRACTOR's Product Highlights From the Show Floor - Monday

    Jan. 22, 2024
    Here are some of the most innovative, interesting products we found on our first day at AHR Expo 2024.

    IAPMO and ASSE Offer Access to Library of Standards

    Jan. 19, 2024
    Many of these standards are referenced in the plumbing, mechanical, solar, swimming pool and building codes.
    Nelson Mechanical Design

    Rescuing a Closed-Loop Geothermal System

    Jan. 19, 2024
    When a geothermal system has problems with overheating, Nelson Mechanical Design installs the solution.
    Zurn Elkay Water Solutions

    Weekly Product Gallery: Zurn, Lochinvar, Oatey, T&S Brass, Kova, Malco

    Jan. 19, 2024
    This week's product gallery includes top-mounted exposed sensor flush valves, a commercial fire-tube boiler line, a drain and sewer system cleaner, a commercial faucet line, a...

    Best of KBIS 2024 Finalists Announced

    Jan. 19, 2024
    Designer-judges select best-in-class products in seven categories.

    IAPMO Seeks Public Input on Manual of Recommended Construction Practices for Potable Water

    Jan. 18, 2024
    This manual provides education and guidance to help plumbers and other personnel responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of water systems.

    Scorpion and ServiceTitan Enter Into Strategic Partnership

    Jan. 18, 2024
    Leading digital marketing and field service management providers partner to develop unique product and service offerings.

    Ariston Group Strengthens Position in North America at AHR Expo

    Jan. 18, 2024
    Global leader in thermal comfort also unveils important product updates.

    Ferguson Announces Three Acquisitions

    Jan. 18, 2024
    Continues to execute growth strategy through bolt-on geographic and capability acquisitions.

    California Plumber Wins $10,000 in Noritz’s “Retrofit Rewards” Promotion

    Jan. 17, 2024
    Tyler Rygh of All Coast Plumbing & Rooter finds the winning Scratch & Win card after buying a Noritz NRCR tankless water heater.

    Second Annual Tee Off for the Trades to be Held March 10th

    Jan. 17, 2024
    The annual golf tournament will give attendees the opportunity to connect with top executives, innovators, and peers from across the industry.

    Optimizing Field Service, Expediting Bookings, and Managing Company Rep

    Jan. 17, 2024
    Reviews of the Master Mechanic field service A.I., ServiceNow field management software, the Setmore booking platform, and the Rize reputation management solution.

    A. O. Smith North America Water Heating Business Announces Leadership Change

    Jan. 17, 2024
    Key promotion will mean changes for the company's marketing and customer service teams.

    A. O. Smith Set to Host Educational Speaker Series at 2024 AHR Expo

    Jan. 17, 2024
    The company will host six presentations across two days, covering commercial and residential water heating technology.
    Patrick Linhardt

    Mis-Installed Boiler has This Writer Wearing His Walkin’ Shoes

    Jan. 17, 2024
    It was obvious from the near boiler piping that whoever installed this boiler wasn’t following the instructions supplied with this boiler or any other boiler.

    Brian Callahan Named CEO, Joe Eastin Named Executive Chairman of ISN

    Jan. 16, 2024
    Global leader in contractor and supplier information management enters 2024 focused on continued growth, client satisfaction and product innovation.
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    Suppliers & Wholesalers - Allies or Adversaries?

    Jan. 16, 2024
    If you look at your suppliers as adversaries or have the opinion that they are all trying to take advantage of you, you are missing the big picture.
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    ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December

    Jan. 16, 2024
    Collectively, contractors experienced an uptick in optimism during the holiday season.

    McElroy Names Michael Grant New Vice President of Operations

    Jan. 16, 2024
    Grant spent the last eight years with the Toro Company, formerly known as Ditch Witch/The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

    NIBS Announces Building Innovation 2024 Call for Abstracts

    Jan. 12, 2024
    BI2024 will cover resilience, building technology, and building performance and sustainability.

    REHAU Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

    Jan. 12, 2024
    REHAU has grown from a family-owned company into today's family of companies.
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    Monthly Construction Input Prices Fall Sharply in December

    Jan. 12, 2024
    Overall construction input prices are 1.2% higher than a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices are 1.6% higher.
    California Faucets

    Weekly Product Gallery: California Faucets, General Pipe Cleaners, Mr. Steam, RectorSeal, Jetstream, Keen

    Jan. 11, 2024
    This week's gallery highlights a pot-filler collection, an electric water jet to clear drain lines, a steam shower control, a floor drain product line, an industrial bareshaft...

    OSHA Civil Penalty Amounts Adjusted for 2024

    Jan. 11, 2024
    OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase.
    Sussman Electric Boilers

    Global Electric Boiler Market to Reach $17.4 Billion by 2031

    Jan. 11, 2024
    Advancements in material science are enhancing the efficiency and durability of electric boilers.

    RAUPEX Pipe System Meets Challenge of 193 Heat Zones

    Jan. 11, 2024
    System delivers comfortable and efficient radiant heating for new school building.
    American Standard Water Heaters

    Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater Aids Energy-Saving Goals

    Jan. 11, 2024
    California manufacturer turns to heat pump technology to save energy, money, and help minimize carbon footprint.

    Intellihot Wins 2023 Chicago Innovation Award As 'Climate Champion'

    Jan. 10, 2024
    The 2023 winners were announced at an event held on November 16th at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.
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    Why Leak Prevention Technology Should Be Standardized in Green Building Construction

    Jan. 10, 2024
    Water damage is increasingly evolving into an uninsurable risk for many commercial buildings.
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    Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on Classifying Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors

    Jan. 9, 2024
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the rule provides guidance on proper classification and seeks to combat employee misclassification.

    NIBCO Announces Promotions of Stanley and Smith to Vice Presidents

    Jan. 9, 2024
    Allen Stanley has been promoted to Vice President, fittings manufacturing and distribution, and Rudy Smith to Vice President, valve manufacturing.

    Plumbline Services Opens Fort Collins Location

    Jan. 9, 2024
    The expansion features a dedicated team of local technicians and experienced and licensed professionals.
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    How a Digital-First Mindset will Alleviate Retirement Woes for Workers

    Jan. 8, 2024
    To capture generational knowledge before a quarter of skilled workers call it quits, leaders should quickly and efficiently roll out digital tools.

    New Burns & McDonnell CEO Leslie Duke Aims to Safely and Successfully Build the Future of Critical Infrastructure

    Jan. 8, 2024
    Duke is announcing several new leadership roles and offices to accomplish her vision during this transformative period.
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    Nonresidential Construction Adds Nearly 12,000 Jobs in December

    Jan. 5, 2024
    On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has grown by 197,000 jobs, an increase of 2.5%.
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    Building Resilience: Strategies for Enhancing Mental Health and Safety in Construction

    Jan. 5, 2024
    By giving your staff the tools to thrive, you’re likely to see a boost in worker satisfaction and retention.

    A. O. Smith Announces Succession Plan as North America Water Heating Senior Leader Retires

    Jan. 5, 2024
    Dave Warren, Senior Vice President, President and General Manager of North America Water Heating (NAWH), will retire April 1.
    NETZSCH Pumps & Systems

    NETZSCH Expands Production Capabilities with New Screw Pump Factory

    Jan. 4, 2024
    One central plant for the entire production of NOTOS® multiple screw pumps.
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    Midea Unveils Stark Awareness Gap in Heat Pump Technology Among Homeowners and Contractors

    Jan. 4, 2024
    Survey results suggest broader awareness is needed to help heat pumps go mainstream across America.

    Laars Heating Systems Announces Acquisition of Electro Industries

    Jan. 4, 2024
    Manufacturer expands its residential, commercial and industrial space heating portfolio as customer needs evolve.