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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!

 

M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service

History moves forward.
Spokane, Wash.-based M&L Supply is still a family-owned enterprise.
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Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2

A group of six PHCP-PVF distributors gathered in Las Vegas for the fifth-annual Supply House Times-American Supply Association roundtable interview.
In the second of a two-part series, distributors discuss health-care concerns, water heater regulations and the state of ASA.
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Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo

About 2,100 exhibitors are expected to fill more than 470,000 net sq. ft. of space at this year’s Expo.
Double play at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.
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2014 Greenbuild recap

Greenbuild light.
Exhibitors say interest in sustainable construction still strong despite low turnout at trade show.
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Supply House Times Profile: Ward Mfg.

Ward Mfg. sees growth through acquisitions, product development
Manufacturer identifies trend toward more demand for U.S.-made products.
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Matco-Norca's John Kenward dies

Kenward served as Matco-Norca’s Southern region manager the past seven years.
Matco-Norca’s John C. Kenward died peacefully at home in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 26.
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Tranquill named new Wayne Pipe President and CEO

Tranquill has 25 years of experience in manufacturing and customer service
Wayne Pipe & Supply recently hired Anthony Tranquill as president and CEO.
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HARDI members must prepare for growing economy

Leading economic indicators continue to point up.
HARDI’s 2015 Annual Conference will take place Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.
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Columbia Specialty Co. opens new location

Columbia Specialty Co. responds to contractors and PVF customers in the San Diego market with a larger facility.

Long Beach, Calif.-based industrial PVF supplier Columbia Specialty Co. expands San Diego location.


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Sloan names Peters new vice president

Peters has more than 20 years of accounting, finance and general management experience.
Bernard Peters has joined the organization as vice president, global finance and chief financial officer of Sloan Valve.
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W.L. Smith dies

W.L. Smith owned and operated Fayetteville, N.C.-based W.L. Smith Supply Co.
W.L. Smith, who owned and operated W.L. Smith Supply Co., died recently at the age of 87.
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Seattle distributor earns national woman-owned certification

Congratulations to The Part Works Inc.
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SWA to hold seminar

The two-day seminar is designed for owners, principals, branch managers, and mid- and upper-level managers in the wholesale/distribution industry.
Southern Wholesalers Association’s Profit Enhancement Institute: Tools & Techniques for High Performance Management takes place March 25-26, 2015.
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Plumbing industry and company news

Check out the latest news in the plumbing and HVAC industry.
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Siegenthaler and Bean to teach online courses

Online courses will coincide with BNP Media’s CE Campus and HeatSpring.
Hydronics experts John Siegenthaler and Robert Bean each will present an online educational course starting in March.
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Appointments and awards in the plumbing industry

Check out the latest awards and appointments in the plumbing and HVAC industry.
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Supply House Times sums up 2014 with a variety of industry events

The PHCP/PVF industry concluded 2014 with a variety of events. Here’s a look in photos at the goings-on from the past few months.

That’s a wrap! Here’s to 2014. Check out our year-end review slideshow.


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Fernox water filter (AHR Expo Preview)

Fernox, a chemical water treatment manufacturer, will showcase its comprehensive range of chemical water treatments and the Fernox TF1 Delta Filter at AHR 2015.
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Danfoss variable compressor (AHR Expo Preview)

Danfoss Turbocor VTT (Variable Twin Turbo) series of compressors takes all benefits of magnetic bearing technology up into larger capacity ranges where the current Turbocor TT series leaves off.
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AquaMotion recirculation system (AHR Expo Preview)

AquaMotionHot Three On-Call recirculation system delivers user-controlled hot water when you want it, how you want it.
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Lochinvar fire-tube boiler (AHR Expo Preview)

The new FTXL fire-tube boiler from Lochinvar represents the next generation of fire-tube technology, delivering up to 10:1 turndown and up to 98% thermal efficiency — higher than any other boiler in its class.
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Bryan Steam boilers (AHR Expo Preview)

Bryan Steam, originators of the “Flexible Water Tube” design, offers a broad range of boilers including gas, oil and gas/oil-fired boilers, as well as electric, condensing, low NOx and knockdown boilers.
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Sterling rooftop system

Geberit’s concealed tank and carrier systems with single- or dual-flush actuators are easily concealed in standard 2x4 or 2x6 wood or metal frame walls.
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Daikin HVAC technology (AHR Expo Preview)

The HVAC Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has begun and Daikin Applied is showcasing the technology at AHR 2015 with hands-on demos.
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Milwaukee Tool product additions (AHR Expo Preview)

Milwaukee Tool’s recent product introductions...
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Portacool evaporative cooling solutions (AHR Expo Preview)

Portacool, the global leader in evaporative cooling solutions, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with the launch of a revitalized corporate identity that signifies the transformation of a company driven by innovation.
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Trane water-source VRF systems (AHR Expo Preview)

Trane expands its ductless portfolio to include the new water-source VRF ductless systems, which provide energy-efficient climate solutions for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings.
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Webstone manifold (AHR Expo Preview)

Webstone Valves’ Hydro-Core Manifold is now packaged with prefabricated and insulated supply/return lines outfitted with connections for a specific boiler.
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Bell & Gossett centrifugal pump accessory (AHR Expo Preview)

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Suction Diffuser Plus is an innovative centrifugal pump accessory that features an advanced Flow Cone technology that enables the pump to retain as much as 5% more of its intrinsic efficiency than similar products available today.
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American Standard bath faucet collection (Decorative Plumbing Showcase)

Distinguished by elegant detailing and refined shapes, the Landfair Collection of bath faucets and accessories from DXV by American Standard reinvents the clean, decorative styling that emerged in Europe in the 1900s.
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Gerber toilet (Decorative Plumbing Showcase)

Gerber’s Avalanche CT high-efficiency, residential toilet features a one-piece configuration and a concealed trapway.
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Saniflo toliet system (Decorative Plumbing Showcase)

The one-piece, wall-hung SANISTAR macerating toilet system from SFA Saniflo allows the home or business owner to create a new small bathroom or powder room wherever they need one, while saving both space and water.
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Hastings Tile & Bath curved vanities (Decorative Plumbing Showcase)

The Onda collection from Hastings Tile & Bath combines curves and colors in almost infinite arrangements.
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THG Paris bathroom faucet line (Decorative Plumbing Showcase)

As part of the Lalique collection by THG-Paris, the Bambou series is distinct in character and elegance.
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Kohler touchless toilet (Decorative Plumbing Showcase)

Kohler’s San Souci touchless flush toilet uses a sensor mounted on the inside of the tank that sets off the flush when a hand is waved over it.
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Bonomi lead-free brass check valves

Bonomi 100712LF series sweat-end lead-free brass check valves feature a spring-loaded soft seat for fast action and bubble-tight shutoff at both high and low pressures.
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DEWALT cordless spotlight

DEWALT introduces its new 20V max cordless jobsite LED spotlight. The durable LED spotlight is designed to offer great lighting options both on and off the jobsite.
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Duravit flushometer toilet collection

With the Starck 3 flushometer toilet collection, Duravit brings the luxury and modernity of Philippe Starck’s signature Starck 3 collection into the commercial environment.
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EL Mustee luxury shower bases

E. L. Mustee & Sons introduces the new Mustee 3648M (36”D x 48”W) & 3660M (36”D x 60”W) DURABASE shower floors, adding to the numerous sizes offered in the collection.
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General Pipe Cleaners video inspection system

General Pipe Cleaners’ Gen-Eye SDW video inspection and location system has WiFi inside.
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Rheem hybrid electric water heater

The Rheem Prestige series hybrid electric heat pump water heater complies with increased national energy efficiency requirements (per the U.S. DOE and NAECA) taking effect in April 2015. Rating a 2.45 EF — more than twice the efficiency of a standard electric water heater — this 50-gal. model costs less than 60¢ a day to operate. Features include a full-color, back-lit, touchscreen that provides homeowner service alerts, as well as detailed diagnostic information for the contractor. It also is compatible with the new Rheem EcoNet app, which is available on Apple iTunes or Google Play stores.
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Rinnai condensing tankless water heater line

Rinnai introduces a new line of condensing tankless water heaters, featuring a breakthrough in recirculation technology to help users save time, money and natural resources.
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Eemax electric tankless water heater

Home Advantage II is the newest product in the Eemax family of electric tankless water heaters.
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Johnson Controls split system controls

Johnson Controls brings Simplicity Smart Equipment controls to its Luxaire brand of commercial packaged and split-system products.
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Geberit tank/carrier systems

Geberit’s concealed tank and carrier systems with single- or dual-flush actuators are easily concealed in standard 2x4 or 2x6 wood or metal frame walls.
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Navien energy-saving water heater

At 0.99 Energy Factor, Navien’s NPE-S series condensing tankless water heaters are the most efficient models available. 


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TOTO high-efficiency toilet

TOTO’s UltraMax II 1G — with its Double Cyclone technology — delivers unparalleled, ultra-high-efficiency flushing using only 1 gal. of water.
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Tyco fire suppression sprinklers

Tyco Fire Protection Products announces two new fire sprinklers for use in horizontal combustible concealed spaces—the Model CC3 combustible concealed space sprinklers available in 4.2 and 5.6 K-Factor listings.
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Electric Eel instructional video

Now available on the Electric Eel Mfg. website is a new instructional video for the Ace & Ace 2 pipeline inspection camera systems.
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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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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!

 

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