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Uponor ProPEX® Brass Ball Valves for PEX Hydronic Heating and Cooling Applications

For a more cost-effective ball valve option for ASTM F1960 PEX-based hydronic heating and cooling applications, look to Uponor’s ProPEX® brass ball valves. These commercial-grade, full-port ball v

Grundfos to Showcase Innovative Solutions at WEFTEC 2018

Grundfos Showcases Innovative Solutions at WEFTEC 2018 CHICAGO — Known for its focus on innovation, efficiency and reliability, Grundfos is expanding its industry-leading solutions for the water a

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Plumbing Manufacturers International Expresses Disappointment with Decision to Impose Tariffs

The 10 percent duties will hurt job creation, offset tax cuts, and result in higher costs for consumers, association states WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 18, 2018 – Plumbing Manufacture

PHCC offers last-minute tips as Hurricane Florence makes landfall

The storm is predicted to bring catastrophic damage and flooding to parts of the East Coast beginning Thursday.

Taco LeakBreaker® Water Heater Shut-Off with eLink™

The LeakBreaker, a water heater leak protection device that guards against flood damage from a leaking water heater, is now available with Taco Comfort Solutions’ eLink wireless technology. The uni

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye X-POD

The new Gen-Eye X-POD® from General Pipe Cleaners features a powerful new Command Module with USB port to record video inspections on flash drives. The lightweight X-POD combines camera, reel, and m

Jones Stephens Introduces Poly Pipe Insulation

Jones Stephens announced today that it has launched its own brand of Poly Pipe Insulation. The Jones Stephens Poly Pipe Insulation comprehensive line of products is made in the USA of 100% closed cel

Weldbend Corp. supports 10% tariff on Chinese fittings, flanges

The tariffs could increase to 25% on Jan. 1, 2019, if the U.S. and China do not reach a resolution.

Elkay announces executive changes

Ted Hamilton appointed president of Elkay Plumbing.

2019 IBS Show Registration Now Open; Special Registration Discount Offered

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show

PMI-Supported WaterSense Authorization Included in Bipartisan Comprehensive Water Infrastructure Package

Washington, D.C. – Sept. 12, 2018 – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applauds the Senate and House committee leadership on the bipartisan, bicameral agreement on comprehen

Geberit Participates in 2018 UA Instructor Training Program

Des Plaines, Ill. — Geberit North America recently participated in the 2018 United Association (UA) Instructor Training Program, which ran from August 11 to 17, 2018 at Washtenaw Community College

Elkay announces executive changes

Ted Hamilton appointed president of Elkay Plumbing.

Navien begins distribution of NFB fire tube boilers

The NFB series is now available in two models, both featuring patented new fire-tube heat exchangers.

KBIS and IBS continue co-location

The National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association announced an agreement to extend the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen &a

Plumbing Industry Analysis | Chron.com

The plumbing industry in the United States was $95 billion strong as of 2013, according to industry research firm IBISWorld. The industry is dependent on the condition of the construction industry, bu

Technology Trends For The Plumbing Service Industry

Contractors can offer customers better products and use services to manage the office and fleet more effectively using new technology.

Service World announces 2018 Leadership Track speakers

Daily activities include networking, trade shows, seminars, after parties, and breakout sessions. 

YORK® Two-Stage Heat Pump Delivers Smart Home Options

Johnson Controls has released the newest addition to their premium line of residential systems, the YORK® Affinity™ Series YZT two-stage Heat Pump. The ENERGY STAR® rated heat pump delivers advan

Navien begins distribution of NFB fire tube boilers

The NFB series is now available in two models, both featuring patented new fire-tube heat exchangers.

Bosch Bluehound Asset Tracking is Built Around User Experience

Program is in beta test with industrial users both on the jobsite and off When Bosch introduced its Bluehound asset tracking solution to select customers, the focus was on builders on the jobsite. Th

Navien 3-Way Valve Replacement

Navien’s comb-boiler (NCB) has had its share of criticism and praise alike but in my opinion there is one thing that gets me a little more than excited, the fact that nearly half the boiler must be

Plumbing industry pushes back against latest round of tariffs

Hearings are ongoing through at least today, and formal written post-hearing rebuttal comments are due Sept. 6.

Plumbing industry pushes back against latest round of tariffs

Hearings are ongoing through at least today, and formal written post-hearing rebuttal comments are due Sept. 6.

John H. White Jr. reassumes CEO role at Taco

John White III and Benjamin White have been named vice presidents of Taco Comfort Solutions.

John H. White Jr. reassumes CEO role at Taco

John White III and Benjamin White have been named vice presidents of Taco Comfort Solutions.

Plumbing Manufacturers International CEO Kerry Stackpole Testifies on Adverse Impacts Expected from Latest Section 301 Tariffs

Washington, D.C. – Aug. 23, 2018 – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole testified today before the Office of the United States Trade Rep

Charlotte Pipe/CISPI wins trade case

ITC vote unanimous in antidumping/countervailing petition related to cast iron soil pipe fittings.

Uponor celebrates 100 years by ringing Nasdaq closing bell

The 100th anniversary is being celebrated at many Uponor locations and events throughout 2018.

Uponor celebrates 100 years by ringing Nasdaq closing bell

The 100th anniversary is being celebrated at many Uponor locations and events throughout 2018.

Mestek Boiler Group announces new regional sales manager

Zabel comes to Mestek with over three decades of experience in the HVAC industry.

Ferguson acquires Jones Stephens

Master distributor of plumbing-specialty and MRO products to continue operations under same name.  

A. O. Smith partners with Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Foundation

As part of the partnership, the award will be re-branded the "Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award presented by A. O. Smith." 

Brasscraft names Assante president

Tom Assante previously held a variety of positions at Delta Faucet Company.

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Connect, Collaborate and Advocate – the 2018 PMI Conference Registration is Open

Meeting to be held Nov. 5 to 8 at the Wigwam Resort outside of Phoenix; early bird registration discount available until July 31 Phoenix, Ariz. – July 18, 2018 – Designed to prepar

PMI-Supported Language to Maintain WaterSense Program Included in House EPA Budget Bill

Washington, D.C. – June 7, 2018 – The House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee, which oversees EPA funding, yesterday outlined its support of the EPA’s WaterSense progra

Happy Memorial Day in Arlington Heights this 2018

Happy Memorial day!  Please everyone be safe, and look out for each other celebrating our great country. The 99th Annual Memorial Day in Arlington Heights takes place on Monday, May 28. Parade steps

PMI Releases Version 1.1. of Product Category Rule (PCR) Guidance Document for Kitchen and Bath Vessel Fixtures

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in collaboration with its members, has issued version 1.1. of the Product Category Rule (PCR) Guidance Document for Kitchen and Bath Vessel F

PMI Applauds Preservation of WaterSense, Increased Water Infrastructure Funding in New Federal Budget Package

Washington, D.C. – In a victory for the plumbing manufacturing industry, consumers, water utilities and water conservation advocates, the EPA’s WaterSense program will be funded at

PMI Releases Product Category Rule (PCR) Guidance Document for Kitchen and Bath Fixture Fittings

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in collaboration with its members, has issued a Product Category Rule (PCR) Guidance Document for Kitchen and Bath

Plumbing Manufacturers International Urges EPA to Preserve Widely Supported WaterSense Program

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) put forth a compelling case why the federal agency should preserve and mai

Washington State Senate Urged to Heed ScientistsÂ’ Concerns About LegionnairesÂ’ Disease Prior to Vote on Plumbing Standards

Scientists hypothesize a connection between low flow rates and outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as LegionnairesÂ’ disease, warns Plumbing Manufacturers International Olympia, Wash.

Moen’s pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense Wave™ technology

If you are looking at your dripping broken faucet, or think you hear a water leak around the kitchen sink, and thinking it’s time to upgrade, let’s save you some shopping time. Moen’s Essie™

Faucet Repairs

QUALITY SERVICE A faucet repair should be pretty straight forward. However, you would be very surprised to know how many exceptions there are. Many Faucet Repairs can turn into an outright Plumbing E

Best Plumber Should Have The Best Plumber’s Coupon

The best plumber in Arlington Heights should have the best Plumbing Service coupon, don’t you think? Most plumber services will make you print out the coupon. If your like most people, do you reall

Hydrojetting Service in Arlington Heights

We just published our latest video about the benefits of Hydro Jetting. If you are particularly hard on your pipes, maybe you cook a lot so you have a great deal of grease going down your drains for

60006 Zip Code is in Arlington Heights, Illinois

We at Rocket Plumbing Arlington Heights love having our service trucks pulling out of our 55 S. Vail Avenue #1113 location on their way to their next plumbing emergency. And to know their way around,

60004 Zip Code is in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Of the very best things in Arlington Heights’ 60004 zip code, is Lake Arlington. If you walk all the way around the lake with a distance tracking app on your mobile phone, you will measure it at ap

Reasons Why You Absolutely Need A Professional Plumber For A Water Leak Repair

Whether it is a leaky drain, water around the toilet or just a malfunctioning of the faucet, a water leak can significantly damage your property, especially if not addressed immediately. Usually, mos

Toilet Repair Service

The importance of a toilet in a house will never be underrated. If you think that you can ignore this vital room, wait until it develops a problem. Regardless of the magnitude of the problem, your li

Clogged Drains

Dealing with Clogged Drains Owning a home is not only satisfying but also an amazing experience. However, there are many responsibilities that come along with it. Ensuring the property is maintained

Best and Worst States for a Plumbing Career

e PLUMBING COURSES e PLUMBING COURSES - #1 Online resource for plumbing courses, plumbing career advice and plumber license requirements So you want to get a job as a plumber, and you’re wondering

Carpentry Career vs. Plumbing Career – How to Choose

e PLUMBING COURSES e PLUMBING COURSES - #1 Online resource for plumbing courses, plumbing career advice and plumber license requirements Become a Carpenter? So you’re pretty handy with some tools.

Plumbing Work Requires Intelligence, Training and Skill

e PLUMBING COURSES e PLUMBING COURSES - #1 Online resource for plumbing courses, plumbing career advice and plumber license requirements In the past, many people thought that anyone beginning a caree

Best Ways for Plumbers to Earn More Money

e PLUMBING COURSES e PLUMBING COURSES - #1 Online resource for plumbing courses, plumbing career advice and plumber license requirements Most plumbers would like to earn more money than we are curre

Common Plumbing Tools

e PLUMBING COURSES e PLUMBING COURSES - #1 Online resource for plumbing courses, plumbing career advice and plumber license requirements A plumber has a wide variety of plumbing tools to choose from

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