Plumbing Industry News and Trends

Sloan Valve named Chicago Cubs official Water Efficiency Partner

Sloan Valve becomes legacy partner with Chicago Cubs.

Per terms of the deal, the Cubs’ Spring Training stadium in Mesa, Ariz., will be named Sloan Park.

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RectorSeal acquires floor drain trap seal manufacturer SureSeal

SureSeal is a leading manufacturer of waterless floor drain trap seals.

The acquisition positions RectorSeal as the leader in waterless trap seal protection, a high growth segment of the plumbing market. 

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Brian Ragone named Apollo Valves senior VP of sales and marketing

Most recently he was the director of Americas for Tyco Mechanical Products.

Aalberts Industries North American Division appointed Brian Ragone in the newly created role of senior vice president of sales and marketing for Conbraco and Elkhart Products. 

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Ferguson acquires HP Products Corp.

Ferguson recently announced it has acquired HP Products Corp.

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Superior infrared tube heater

The SRP Modulus adaptive modulating infrared tube heater provides unparalleled thermal efficiencies in excess of 80%. Rates range from 80,000 to 200,000 Btu/hr with a 40% modulating differential.
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Noble bonded waterproofing

 Noble Co.’s ValueSeal is a new, ultra-thin membrane for bonded waterproofing in thin bed tile installations. 

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Matco-Norca lead-free PEX ball valve

Matco-Norca introduces its 754PXDELF PEX ball valve with waste drain and drop ear elbow.
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General Pipe Cleaners drain cleaner

General Pipe Cleaners' Power-Vee drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines faster and easier.
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Xylem suction diffuser

 Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Suction Diffuser Plus helps maintain a uniform velocity profile and improves flow conditions with its Flow Cone technology, which eliminates recirculation zones that can occur with diffusers. 

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Perlick beer faucet

 Perlick, known for innovative, high-quality undercounter refrigeration, introduces its first flow control faucet for residential use as a new standard feature — for its entire line of outdoor and indoor Signature Series beer dispensers. 

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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