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SWA welcomes incoming president Travis Elrod.
Milwaukee Valve got to see how important its valves are to the U.S. Navy.
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.
Did you know a UV light tends to keep the condensate drain clean?
Let’s get right to it with some steam-trap advice.
Education is something that never goes out of style.
Learning to deal with it in a strong, positive and well-thought-out manner is the key.
Building the trans-Canada XL oil pipeline obviously would accelerate Canadian crude shipments to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.
So, how do we find new customers?
Appointees periodically meet in Washington and correspond electronically on a regular basis.
How do you make sure you have such a plan?
OSHA’s emphasis this year is on the need for employers to acclimatize workers.
ASA University’s educational opportunities are abundant.
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.
Empire is a leading U.S. manufacturer of levels, squares, layout tools and safety and utility tape.
The course is a unique opportunity to learn advanced techniques and strategies from John Siegenthaler, P.E.
Supply House Times omitted two companies and regrets the error.
Catch up on your current events in the plumbing industry.
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.
NOW operates primarily under the DistributionNOW and Wilson Export brands and stocks and sells energy products, as well as products for industrial applications.
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
Express Pipe & Supply recently hired 25-year plumbing wholesale industry veteran Shel Dail as operations manager.
Chicago-based Crawford Supply recently announced it acquired Community Home Supply in an asset transaction.
This year’s event included manufacturers from M&G Duravent, Honeywell, Fujitsu, Moen, 3M-Cuno, Oatey and Sharkbite.
The 2014 Wholesalers Association of the North East Executive Leadership Conference was held on June 11-13 in Cambridge, Mass.
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.
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.
Dirk Beveridge’s will present, “Driving Distributor Sales Beyond Best Practices for Outselling Your Competition”.
Great thinking — not only for SoftLayer, but for wholesaler-distributors as well.
The company also has adopted a leadership role in recent industry efforts to reduce lead in drinking water.
American Supply Association’s IPD will honor Industrial Valco’s Robert Vick at NetworkASA 2014.
The invitation-only expo attracted about 775 people.
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.
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.
Although the name is new, Wheatland Tube has used this same manufacturing process since 1931.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.