Supply House Times

July 2014

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2014 July

In the July issue of Supply House Times, find out who has been appointed as Southern Wholesalers Association's new president. Milwaukee Valve showcases its operations to the Newport News Shipbuilding, Robertson Heating Supply hits a milestone as they celebrate their 80th year in business. Read about the 12th annual training day led by Security Supply, find out who has acquired several Kohler store locations. Also check out the latest products and news for the distribution industry.

Incoming president Travis Elrod wants to push Southern Wholesalers Association to greater heights

Leading the way at SWA.
July 11, 2014

SWA welcomes incoming president Travis Elrod.


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Milwaukee Valve showcases its operations to client Newport News Shipbuilding

The host with the most.
July 11, 2014

Milwaukee Valve got to see how important its valves are to the U.S. Navy.


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The ‘living in place’ movement

Baby boomers, multigenerational housing, health conditions and awareness are driving this remodeling trend.
July 11, 2014

The grab bars of old were clunky and institutional-looking. Today, Delta and American Standard have dual-purpose grab bars built into toilet tissue holders, towel bars and corner shelves in the bath/shower. Although not ADA-compliant, they are rated to handle more weight while looking like fixtures already found in the home.


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The case for UV and ozone system cleaning

See the light.
July 11, 2014

Did you know a UV light tends to keep the condensate drain clean?


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10 things you should know about steam traps

Don’t get stuck!
July 11, 2014

Let’s get right to it with some steam-trap advice.


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Education can come from the most unique places

Mob rules.
July 11, 2014

Education is something that never goes out of style.


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Your margins don't have to suffer any longer

Price, price, price.
July 11, 2014

Learning to deal with it in a strong, positive and well-thought-out manner is the key.


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U.S. shale boom calms global oil prices, retains availability

The stabilizer.
July 11, 2014

Building the trans-Canada XL oil pipeline obviously would accelerate Canadian crude shipments to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.


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Sales prospecting always is in style

Long shelf life.
July 11, 2014

So, how do we find new customers?


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American Supply Association members receive key Washington committee appointments

Fair trade.
July 11, 2014

Appointees periodically meet in Washington and correspond electronically on a regular basis.


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Do you have a succession plan in place?

Looking ahead.
July 11, 2014

How do you make sure you have such a plan?


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Heat index awareness is critical during summer months

Don’t sweat it.
July 11, 2014

OSHA’s emphasis this year is on the need for employers to acclimatize workers.


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The American Supply Association is training the plumbing industry

Time and again I’m asked about ASA’s many benefits.
July 11, 2014

ASA University’s educational opportunities are abundant.


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FloorHeat Systems electric floor heating for renewable energy sources

FloorHeat Systems’ new InfraFloor electric radiant floor heating products are compatible with alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydro.
July 11, 2014

The film system (pictured) is designed for floating wood and laminate floors. It has two power-supply options (120V and 240V), is available in two widths (1 1/2’ and 3’) and custom lengths are available.


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Milwaukee Tool acquires Empire Level

Empire Level has been in business since 1919.
July 11, 2014

Empire is a leading U.S. manufacturer of levels, squares, layout tools and safety and utility tape.


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New online hydronics course hosted by John Siegenthaler, P.E.

A new online course “Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems” begins Sept. 15.
July 11, 2014

The course is a unique opportunity to learn advanced techniques and strategies from John Siegenthaler, P.E.


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Correction from Supply House Times’ 2014 Premier 150

Supply House Times omitted two companies and regrets the error.
July 11, 2014

Supply House Times omitted two companies and regrets the error.


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Plumbing industry news

Read the latest plumbing news for July 2014.
July 11, 2014

Catch up on your current events in the plumbing industry.


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United P&H promotes two top executives

United P & H appointed Richard Chojnacki and Chip Roska to upper management positions.
July 11, 2014

Roska primarily will focus on business development and will continue to oversee the company’s sales initiatives. Roska has been with United for 37 years.


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NOW Inc. receives SEC approval

NOV also announced NOW has been authorized to list on the New York Stock Exchange.
July 11, 2014

NOW operates primarily under the DistributionNOW and Wilson Export brands and stocks and sells energy products, as well as products for industrial applications.


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Legend Valve’s Young promoted to Central regional sales manager

Legend Valve recently announced Brett Young has been promoted to Central regional sales manager.
July 11, 2014

Young joined Legend in 2013 as Illinois territory manager. Prior to joining Legend, Young was a sales representative based in Michigan where he sold residential and commercial plumbing and PVF products


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Express Pipe & Supply announces new appointments

Express Pipe & Supply recently hired 25-year plumbing wholesale industry veteran Shel Dail as operations manager.
July 11, 2014

Express Pipe & Supply recently hired 25-year plumbing wholesale industry veteran Shel Dail as operations manager.


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Crawford Supply acquires Community Home Supply

Community Home Supply was founded in 1938 when its first showroom on Lincoln Ave. in Chicago was built.
July 11, 2014

Chicago-based Crawford Supply recently announced it acquired Community Home Supply in an asset transaction.


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Security Supply holds 12th annual training day

Security Supply recently held its 12th annual training day at its corporate headquarters.
July 11, 2014

This year’s event included manufacturers from M&G Duravent, Honeywell, Fujitsu, Moen, 3M-Cuno, Oatey and Sharkbite.


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Importance of succession planning stressed at 2014 WANE Conference

See our exclusive interview with Doug Dillon at the WANE Conference in our Video Section.
July 11, 2014

The 2014 Wholesalers Association of the North East Executive Leadership Conference was held on June 11-13 in Cambridge, Mass.


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Letters to the editor — July 2014

Here are a few letters we received from readers of Supply House Times.
July 11, 2014

When we went to do the replacement, we found out the steam generator sent to us was 208 volts instead of 240 volts, which we needed in a residential house. When I contacted the online vendor I was informed that we could not return it because the distributor they had purchased it from would not accept the return.


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ASA networking councils engage the industry

ASA offers regular networking events for CFOs, CEOs, Showroom Managers, Trainers, and Warehouse and Operations personnel.
July 11, 2014

ASA’s networking councils were developed with the idea that all areas within a company have issues that can be addressed by networking with industry peers.


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Beveridge to present at NetworkASA 2014

Beveridge has worked with hundreds of business owners and CEOs with a common need
July 11, 2014

Dirk Beveridge’s will present, “Driving Distributor Sales Beyond Best Practices for Outselling Your Competition”.


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Driving distributor sales beyond best practices for outselling your competition

Are You Trapped In A World of Sameness?
July 11, 2014

Great thinking — not only for SoftLayer, but for wholesaler-distributors as well.


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NIBCO: A legacy of leadership and collaboration

When strategic vision combines with strong leadership, change is inevitable.
July 11, 2014

The company also has adopted a leadership role in recent industry efforts to reduce lead in drinking water.


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Robert Vick to receive IPD’s Award of Excellence

June 18, 2014

American Supply Association’s IPD will honor Industrial Valco’s Robert Vick at NetworkASA 2014.


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Robertson Heating Supply celebrates 80th anniversary

Alliance, Ohio-based Robertson Heating Supply held a recent customer-vendor event.
June 25, 2014

The invitation-only expo attracted about 775 people.


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ERICO mobile catalog

ERICO’s mobile catalog provides access to complete product information for all CADDY products.
July 11, 2014

Users also have the ability to access data sheets that can be used for printing or sharing. Additional resources, including tips and tricks, can be found at www.erico.com/mobilecatalog.


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Culnat’s Wyng wetroom system

Culnat’s Wyng Wetroom System is comprised of the Showlet, an all-in-one shower and toilet combination, and the Shower Wall-Rail system, a mounted rail system that allows space under the rail to safely turn a wheelchair around.
July 11, 2014

The no-leak Culwell Flange makes it all possible by sealing directly to the toilet and the floor. Spaces, as small as 5’ x 7’, can be converted into full wheelchair-accessible bathing rooms.


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SureThread CW standard pipe

SureThread is the new name of the company’s continuous weld (CW) standard pipe product.
July 11, 2014

Although the name is new, Wheatland Tube has used this same manufacturing process since 1931.


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Sterling flexible foam shower track

Sterling introduces ComforTrack Technology — a flexible bottom track that supports the shower door’s glide and yields an easier, safer day-to-day use for the family.
July 11, 2014

That track also features a low profile and sleek shape that is easy to keep clean. ComforTrack is featured on Sterling’s Prevail shower doors


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Eemax electric mini tank

The Eemax electric mini tank can save the wait for hot water to reach a faucet.
July 11, 2014

These units are lightweight, compact and plug into a standard 120-volt outlet. Sizes include: 1, 2.5, 4 and 6 gal. The mini tank is wall- or floor-mountable, has a glass-lined tank for longer life and quick recovery time.


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Aquatherm straight copper stub-outs

Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random piping systems feature a straight, threadless transition from PP-R pipe to copper-sweated connections.
July 11, 2014

It is mold-injected PP-R and is connected via heat fusion. The copper portion is connected using standard copper solder joints or compression fittings.


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Victoria + Albert luxury tub and basin

Victoria + Albert’s Amiata Collection is the outcome of a collaboration between the British brand and Italian design house Meneghello Paolelli Associates.
July 11, 2014

It measures 64 1/4” long, 31 1/2” wide and 24” deep. The coordinated Amiata 60 basin mirrors the tub and measures 23 5/8” long by 16 1/4” wide by 6 1/8” deep.


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Warmup energy-efficient thermostat for radiant heating

Warmup’s 3iE is a fully interactive thermostat with touch technology and energy monitoring for radiant heating that learns from the user’s programming changes and temperature selections.
July 11, 2014

The 3iE is user-friendly with an intuitive menu, simple words, can be set in several languages and comes in eight colors — black, silver, white, cream, blue, green, purple and pink. The thermostat can be used as a floor-temperature sensor, an air-temperature sensor or both.


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EasyHeat dual-voltage floor-warming thermostat

EasyHeat’s dual-voltage programmable (FGS) and nonprogrammable (FG) thermostats provide energy-efficient, optimized heating.
July 11, 2014

The thermostats are compact with a low profile and light neutral color that easily blends into the wall. The programmable FGS can be set to accommodate user schedules. The nonprogrammable FG has a simple temperature adjustment interface and on/off switch.


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FLIR Systems thermal imaging device

Flir One is a compact, easy-to-use thermal imaging device compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5s and fits like a protective case.
July 11, 2014

Its ability to detect and visualize heat, including differences in temperature, gives users a tool that can be applied in various contexts, including: home improvement, outdoor recreation and security/safety. It houses its own battery source that can power the device for two hours of continuous use.


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Nuheat WiFi floor heating thermostat

The Nuheat Signature gives users full access to all thermostat settings with wireless remote access through a smartphone app (iOS or Android) or a Web browser.
July 11, 2014

Users also can set custom preferences ranging from languages, 12- or 24-hr. clock, C° and F°, to screen brightness. Outdoor temperature and weather forecast information available according to zipcode; supported by The Weather Channel.


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Watts Radiant SmartTrac radiant panel solution

Watts Radiant’s SmartTrac radiant panel solution is a single-panel modular system designed to simplify and speed up radiant heating and cooling installations in subfloor, wall and ceiling applications.
July 11, 2014

SmartTrac is 80% lighter than thin slabs, eliminating the need for increased joist sizes and double plating. Using SmartTrac, installers can run longer circuit lengths and use only one panel for the majority of jobs.


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Warmly Yours floor heating cable

WarmlyYours’ free-form, ultra-low EMF TempZone Floor Heating Cable (Twin) brings radiant heat to tile, stone, hardwood, engineered hardwood and laminate flooring rooms with unusual dimensions.
July 11, 2014

The wattage is 12 watts/sq.-ft. at 3” spacing and 9 watts/sq.-ft. at 4” spacing. It has a low profile (1/8” thick), comes with free design services, 24/7 installation and technical support, and a 25-year warranty.


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UV Resources fixture for improved indoor air quality

The redesigned X-Plus UV fixture from UV Resources is NEMA-rated and accommodates 17” to 61” extended base lamps
July 11, 2014

Benefits from the new X-Plus include improved heat transfer, reduced energy use, lower odor and maintenance, reduced cleaning downtime, and “sustained” capacity of an air-conditioning system while improving IAQ.


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Broan-NuTone ventilation fan

Broan-NuTone introduces the ULTRA Pro ventilation fan, which can be installed in minutes with no attic access.
July 11, 2014

The ULTRA Pro fan is exceptionally quiet at a mere 0.3 sones, and uses just 36 watts to deliver the same lumen brightness as previous models that require 60 watts of compact fluorescent light (CFL) output.


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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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Supply House Times

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Supply House Times, find out who has been appointed as Southern Wholesalers Association's new president. Milwaukee Valve showcases its operations to the Newport News Shipbuilding, Robertson Heating Supply hits a milestone as they celebrate their 80th year in business. Read about the 12th annual training day led by Security Supply, find out who has acquired several Kohler store locations. Also check out the latest products and news for the distribution industry.
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