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Navien appoints Scott Lee as CEO

Navien has announced the appointment of Scott Lee as the new CEO of the company.

Harrison Kim has been promoted to the position of vice-chairman for Navien’s American operations.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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General Pipe Cleaners video inspection system

General Pipe Cleaners’ Gen-Eye SDW video inspection and location system has WiFi inside.
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Kohler November 2012

The November 2012 Kohler Editors Conference was held in Kohler, Wis.

KBIS 2012

KBIS 2012 was held at the McCormick Place in Chicago in April.

Forte Buying Group Feb 2012

The February 2012 Forte Buying Group meeting was held in La Jolla, Calif.


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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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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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