Producer prices for steel pipe and tube were up 9.2% month-over-month in August (up 9% last month) and are still near the highest on record. Year-over-year, prices are 63.5% higher (48.8% higher Y/Y last month).
Producer prices for HDPE pipe were up 4.6% M/M (up 8.1% last month) and were up 61.5% Y/Y (up 58.1% Y/Y last month). Plastic pipe fittings and unions were up 2.6% M/M (up 6.3% last month) and were up 41.2% Y/Y (up 31.8% last month).
AD’s 5th annual eCommerce Summit, held Aug. 23-25 at the Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, Maryland, set a new benchmark for digital sophistication in AD’s independent distributor community. This year’s summit spoke to a new trend among its members: more companies ready to harness next-level tools and accelerate their digital growth.
Supporting the installation of cured-in-place lining to reconstruct sections of deteriorated sewer pipe, subcontractor Airy’s safely plugs lines and bypasses 14,000 feet of 60-inch sewer line using Cherne Muni-Ball pipe plugs.
Forklifts, a type of powered industrial truck, are versatile pieces of equipment that can be adapted for many lifting and transporting tasks. But do you know who is operating a forklift at your business, and are they following workplace safety rules?
A three-wall mural on the F.W. Webb wholesale store in West Harlem, New York is now complete. The west Harlem location opened in June. The exterior mural by renowned local graffiti artists Tats Cru took two and a half weeks to complete and covers three sides of the building at 2350 12th Ave. It visually represents F.W. Webb with images of plumbing and heating fixtures and PVF. It also highlights some of the brands that the location stocks.
IMARK Plumbing and Luxury Products Group held its summer invitational in Marco Island, Florida in late July. This was the group’s second in-person event since the onset of the pandemic. Members and suppliers gathered at the JW Marriot Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa for group updates, industry insights and networking. During the event, IMARK Group’s Vice President of PVF Scott Bardreau announced the launch of three new verticals for its members: PVF, irrigation and waterworks.
Respondents to ASA’s monthly sales report registered a 15.4% change in average sales for July 2021 vs. July 2020. For the July 2021 vs. June 2021 period, respondents reported a median sales decrease of -5.7%.