Western States Sales, Tukwila, Wash., hired Ben Rush as a salesperson for the Puget Sound area of Washington state. He will call on specifying mechanical engineers, homebuilders, wholesalers, plumbing contractors and mechanical contractors.

Also, the rep firm has added Ray Valliant, a 20-year veteran of the plumbing industry, to its sales team. Among the manufacturers the company represents are Aqua Glass, Bemis, Bradford White, Cash Acme, Cash Valve, In-Sink-Erator, Multi-Fittings, Oatey SCS, Raychem and TOTO.