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Generation Z is choosing trade school over college

With the job market in flux, younger Americans are trying to avoid an education that comes with a massive amount of debt.

This Plumber in Elmhurst Will Handle Your Plumbing Repairs

Have you ever searched on your mobile device for “Plumber near me“?  Do you need clogged drains cleared out by our Hydro Jet in Elmhurst? We absolutely can do that for you.  Did you know that Ro

This Glen Ellyn Plumber has their own Hydro Jet

Did you know that most plumbing companies don’t own their own Hydro Jet machine? That may lead you to ask… what IS a Hydro Jet machine? Our Hydro Jet machine, we happen to use the Mongoose Hydro J

NASCAR Driver Ward Burton Knows a Winner

Ward Burton is one of the most acclaimed drivers in NASCAR history with a victory at the 2002 Daytona 500 and multiple wins at Darlington, considered the toughest course on the NASCAR circuit. Burton

PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Contestant: Jed Christner

Every year Mechanical Hub is honored to sponsor a PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Contest contestant. For this year’s PHCC Connect—Oct 2-4, Indianapolis—the Hub is excited to support Jed Christner, Ch

HARDI Distributors report 2.8% revenue decline in June

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was a decline of 2.8% d

Chicago Tribune Reports: Lead In Our Water?

The Chicago Tribune reports an alarming story, regarding a dangerous result from “Chicago’s aggressive water meter program”. Apparently, the tap water in homes where the meters were installed by

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases.

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

A. O. Smith strengthens its NAWT division

A. O. Smith — a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers and water treatment products — announced the beginning of its plans for integrating their most rec

John Guest Speedfit Angle Stop Valve

The John Guest Speedfit Angle Stop Valve provides an extra line off of an existing stop, giving the user independent water flow control and the ability to upgrade or repair accessories without shutti

The Best Oak Brook Plumber Near You? See who it is

If you are in Oak Brook, and find yourself searching for a plumber, Rocket Plumbing has a location specifically to handle that area in Dupage County. Here’s a bit of history about Oak Brook: Oak Bro

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April 2019 Products From Moen, Chicago Faucets, Rinnai

We took a look at some of the newest products from the Plumbing Manufacturers High On Our List and have posted below what we thought looks very promising to make our lives a bit easier, cleaner, and

McLaren Engineering honored by Crain's New York Business

McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm serving 10 markets, recently announced it has ranked No. 15 on the Crain’s New York Business 2019 list of largest engineering firms.

Watts to Host Ultra-Hygienic Drainage Solutions Webinar

Attendees Eligible for 0.1 CEUs through ASPE Watts has announced the next installment in a series of webinars for their engineer, architect, designer, and facility manager customers. The webinar, Ult

Extreme Cold Conditions And Burst Pipes By Rocket Plumbing In Today Show

This past week here in Chicago we had temperatures in the -40s.  Now, that’s not news to our Chicago readers, hey… you lived it!  Here at Rocket Plumbing headquarters in early January, we tried

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 Industry Meeting Discusses Terminology, Workplace Development

Back in late spring, I had the chance to attend the annual Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) meeting to discuss current issues facing the plumbing industry. PILC is mainly comprised of th

Uponor North America Signs Exclusive Agreement with Pestan North America

Uponor North America and San Diego, Calif.-based Pestan North America (PNA), a supplier of PP-RCT pipe and fittings, today announced the signing of an agreement naming Uponor the exclusive distri

New Jersey Adopts 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code

Ontario, Calif. — New Jersey residents will continue to be protected by the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC), as the Garden State has adopted the 2018 edition of the NSPC, the first to be pub

A. O. Smith announces NAWT integration plans

A. O. Smith announced the beginning of its plans for integrating its most recent acquisition into its North American Water Treatment division.

Contractors are becoming more uncertain about the future state of the economy

BlueTarp's supplemental contractor survey revealed that nearly 25% of contractors thought the economy would decline in some way within the next 12 months, an increase from 16.3% last quarter.

Movers & Shakers — September 2019

PRIER hired Roger Dunham as shipping supervisor and leader of the company’s growing warehouse team. Dunham has 18 years of warehouse and operations management experience.

Plumbers in the US - Industry Data, Trends, Stats | IBISWorld

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RectorSeal Plumber’s Mate Absorbent Pads 

Plumber’s Mate is a convenient alternative to rags, paper towels and containers during faucet, toilet, water heater and other plumbing and hydronic HVAC repairs.  RectorSeal® LLC, Houston introd

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Official site of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers - the only plumbers union approved within the City of Chicago and the surrounding collar communities

IPEX acquires Silver-Line Plastics

Silver-Line Plastics announced its shareholders have entered into a share purchase agreement pursuant to which it will be acquired by IPEX.

Bonomi announces acquisition of Frabo fittings

Creates new opportunities in plumbing marketplace for Italian manufacturer.

Chicago Flooding Worse Than Hurricane Areas In Past Decade

Chicago Flooding Worse Than Hurricane Areas In Past Decade Check out a recent Chicago Tribune story with the headline: Flooding in the Chicago area has been so bad in the past decade that only places

Get Smart On Smart Home Thermostats

Homes are getting smarter as technology evolves, and devices like smart thermostats enable homeowners to create a perfect oasis inside their home while also lowering utility bills. As an HVAC expert,

The Best Addison Plumber Near You? Here’s why

To our Addison, Illinois neighbors… we have a Rocket Plumbing location near you. Addison is a village located west of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The po

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

Obituary: Milwaukee Valve's Glenn Whelan

Milwaukee Valve Co. announced the recent death of Glenn Whelan, the company’s inside sales manager.

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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

The lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram from General Pipe Cleaners

The lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram from General Pipe Cleaners safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks and showers, toilets and tubs with Kinetic Energy. Kinetic Water Ram unleashes a

Not just any Plumber in Lombard Illinois

As plumbers driving our Rocket Plumbing service trucks around Lombard, we see a lot of this beautiful suburb of Chicago.  Here are some Factoids about Lombard: Lombard is a village in DuPage County,

Grease Trap Frequently Asked Questions

Grease Trap Frequently Asked Questions (Click the link to watch the video) Checked your Grease Trap lately? The grease trap is a critical choke point on your outbound sewage system to your building. A


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