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?
What do street drag racing, stock car racing, a senior basketball team and kite-surfing have in common? They're all hobbies of professional plumbers. Pretty cool, right? Pfister certainly thinks so, as the bath and kitchen manufacturer has launched a new docuseries featuring the lives of plumbers throughout the U.S.
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.
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.
Joining a national association and adding your name to those that give of their company to build a stronger industry and stronger future is not life-threatening by any means. No one is shooting at us and our lives aren’t at risk.
We’ve all discussed work from home in terms of productivity, and how some employees want to stay working at home, others are itching to get back into the office, and many companies have adopted a hybrid approach. But I hadn’t thought too much about how company culture can be affected in this new work from home world.
Think about the most difficult conversations that vendors and wholesalers can have as we work together to drive profitable growth. Don’t you wish you had an antidote to make those difficult conversations easier – and more successful?
The steam seminar was to be in North Carolina, which was strange enough, that being the state where most folks only know how to say, “Heat pump, please.” It was also going to be sparsely attended. Oh, and the location was a nasty, windowless, brick-walled basement room in what used to be a hospital, but was now an office building. I immediately looked around for Jack Nicholson and Nurse Ratched. Welcome to the cuckoo’s nest.
All fires need three elements to burn: Fuel, oxygen and a source of ignition. Consider those factors when evaluating your workplace — is it at risk for a potential fire? There are many types of fire hazards to keep in mind, and they can all result in devastating losses if not properly identified.
Photos reveal the company’s first owned renewable energy on distribution network.
August 18, 2021
Ferguson purchased and installed a solar array for our Perris, California Distribution Center. This rooftop system will be the first instance of owned renewable energy on our distribution network and is expected to offset 1,305 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Milwaukee Valve celebrated the ceremonial first cut of steel for the newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Doris Miller (CVN 81). The ceremonial cut took place at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, the location of the ship’s construction, but parts of the ship are being manufactured at the Milwaukee Valve bronze foundry and manufacturing facility in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin.
AD reported its member sales in the first six months of 2021 were $28.1 billion, an increase of 30% across its 13 divisions and three countries. Same-store sales were up 17%. Purchases by member companies from AD supplier partners were up 34%. Net distributions to its members were up 37%.
Core & Main announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pacific Pipe Company, based in Hawaii. The acquisition would mark Core & Main’s 14th transaction since becoming an independent company in August 2017.
ASA, in cooperation with other organizations such as HARDI and AHRI, has worked diligently to ensure that proposed revisions to the International Fire Code (IFC) address the safe storage of low greenhouse gas refrigerants (A2Ls).
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) announced plans to open a new branch in Rogers, Minnesota in December. It will be DSG’s twelfth location in Minnesota and its 44th across six states. The new facility is located in the Gateway North Business Park at 6035 Queens Ave NE, just north of Rogers along Highway 101.