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2012 December

Launching into a new realm with Aqua-Draulics

Luxury products, flexibility help Aqua-Draulics excel as a one-shop supply house.
By John McNally
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Mike Zimmerer understands how to achieve liftoff. It’s hard not to know how to take off when you’re working in the aerospace and space shuttle industries. But even after working a few years in a romanticized industry such as aerospace, Zimmerer wanted to make a change.
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Get the lead out

Don't let your company be caught off guard by this new federal law.
By John McNally
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It’s coming and supply houses need to be prepared. On Jan. 4, 2014 the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act will become federal law.
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Washington's axe

How to heat NYC's oldest structure.
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It’s an old joke. I show you a beat-up old axe and tell you that this is American history. It’s the very axe George Washington used to chop down that cherry tree.
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Big and bold

Kohler announces game-changing Internet policy.
By Hank Darlington
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Kohler Co. recently announced a game-changing policy pertaining to how its products are sold on the Internet. Perhaps you read my Supply House Times Web exclusive last month.
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Batten down the hatches

Is your company prepared for a weather catastrophe? 
By Mike Miazga
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One of my cousins is a weather aficionado. He had a weather-only radio growing up, can give you the definition of barometric pressure, and he really goes off the charts with enthusiasm when watches and warnings are issued in northern Illinois.
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Safe delivery

Reduce risk with proper cargo securement.
By Michael Place
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Damaged cargo can be costly to a business. It can result in lost materials, lost customers, citations and a poor company image. Worse, improperly secured cargo can lead to traffic incidents and injuries to workers.
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Practice your shooting

A fee-for-service pricing model can benefit many.
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“Shoot some dumb customers” is a term I have often used during sales seminars when the topic of customer equality and the cost of doing business with specific, usually smaller accounts centers on the question “Are we really making any money on these accounts?”
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High-efficiency furnace history

Technology has advanced, not always for the better.
By Jim Wheeler
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During most of my lifetime, furnaces were just furnaces. The main difference was whether they were gas or oil.
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People on the Move… The M.K. Morse Co

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The M.K. Morse Co. hired James Reid III as regional sales manager.
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Promotions… Metropac Industries and Johnson Controls

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Metropac Industries and Johnson Controls are partnering again for their Super Bowl Party promotion. 
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Promotions… Bradford White

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Bradford White introduced its new Rewards Commercial Water Heater Incentive Program.
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Agreements… Camco Manufacturing and Applied Designs Concepts

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Camco Manufacturing and Applied Designs Concepts agreed to a licensing agreement.
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Letter From The ASA President - Confirmation of relevance

Reflecting on a year of great progress.
By Jeff Pope
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It has been an exciting and successful year to have served as ASA president. In my first letter at the beginning of 2012, I emphasized my 100% commitment to continuing the fine traditions of ASA and also to enhancing the association’s value to all our stakeholders.
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Legislative Alert: ASA Applauds Introduction of Metal Theft Prevention Act of 2012

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Deterring metal theft, specifically copper, has been a key priority for the PHCP and PVF industry.
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Supply House Times to Highlight Leading Distributors for Third Consecutive Year

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Beginning with the January 2013 issue of Supply House Times, six prominent ASA distributor members will once again be featured in a two-part, in-depth interview. 
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Forbes, Foreman and Forecasting Highlight NetworkASA 2012

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Matalin and Carville, Woodward Confirmed for 2013.
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ASA Honors Distinguished Service at NetworkASA 2012

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During NetworkASA 2012 many awards were given to members honoring their distinguished service. 
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New study gives insight into American bathing habits, cites hot water preferences

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A recent study commissioned by tankless water manufacturer Noritz America revealed the importance of hot, continuous water among homeowners. 
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Awards…Steamist

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Steamist President Jeff Noll was named Manufacturing Professional of the Year.
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Awards…Masco Corp.

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Masco Corp. Director of Plumbing Products Technology Craig Selover was honored with PMI’s President’s Award.
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People on the Move… MIFAB

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MIFAB hired Jeremy Cantor as a national sales manager.
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Expansions… F.W. Webb

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F.W. Webb will open a new, 68,000-sq.-ft. location in Dover., N.H.
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Technology… Johnstone Supply

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Portland, Ore.-based Johnstone Supply launched two new mobile device apps.
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AHRI honors Bradford White's Eric Lannes

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The award is given in recognition of distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the industry’s goals and objectives. 
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Kohler showcases new LEED-certified building

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Media members toured Kohler’s new global corporate communications building at the recent Kohler Editors Conference 2012 in Kohler, Wis.
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Murray Supply volunteers for Ronald McDonald House

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A group of sales associates from North Carolina-based Murray Supply’s Maintenance Repair and Operations branch helped Ronald McDonald House raise $122,000 during a recent fundraising event.
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People on the Move…Murray Supply

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Murray Supply hired Jennifer Kresge as a showroom consultant.
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Awards…Legend Valve

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Legend Valve was honored with the 2012 Beautification Award from the city of Auburn Hills.
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Awards… T&S Brass

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T&S Brass’ EC-3122-HG above-deck electronic sensor faucet won an award from ASPE.
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Kevin McElroy appointed president of Nuheat

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Vice President of sales Kevin McElroy will be the company's new president effective February 1, 2013.
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Full port 757 series ball valves

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Full Port 757 series ball valves from Matco-Norca are available in lead-free and standard versions with sweat or threaded ends. 
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Balancing valves and control kits

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NIBCO introduces its Coil-Connect manual and automatic balancing valves, combination ball valves, unions and valve kits. 
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Electronic faucets brochure

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Chicago Faucets introduces the 2012 Electronic Faucets brochure, featuring its HyTronic and E-Tronic 40 lines.
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FLO n STOP earns NSF/ANSI certification

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FLO n STOP announces its lead-free solenoid valve (LF 22950) certifies to NSF/ANSI 61 Annex G.
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Forging and machining manufacturer

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Galperti Inc. is a U.S. corporation with manufacturing facilities located in Houston.
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Hydro-Core Flex

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Webstone’s Hydro-Core Flex is an expanded lineup of complete near boiler piping kits designed for wall hung boilers with integral pumps. 
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Lead-free drop ear PEX ball valve

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Legend’s T-2008NL drop ear PEX ball valve is in compliance with current state and future national no-lead plumbing laws.
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PolyPro for venting

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M&G DuraVent announced that US Boiler Co. has now approved PolyPro single-wall, concentric and flex for its Burnham Alpine models 080-500. 
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General Pipe Cleaners catalog

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A new catalog is available from General Pipe Cleaners.
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PCA Perlator aerator

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NEOPERL’s PCA Perlator 1.5 gpm is an aerator that consistently saves 30% water compared to a standard 2.2-gpm faucet aerator.
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