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Greening the heating industry

Geothermal and solar thermal installs continue to rise.
By Kelly Faloon
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Interest in geothermal heating and cooling systems has increased in the last five years. “With firms more cost-conscious, green initiatives receiving more media attention and tighter market conditions, business leaders have sought ways to decrease operating expenses across the board and some of them are turning to geothermal solutions for their climate control,” writes Pramod Dibble in the November 2013 issue of sister publication PM Engineer.
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Develop talent to shape new leaders

Offer careers, not jobs.
By Kelly Faloon
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When I first began writing about the plumbing and heating industry in 1998, succession planning was an issue because many owners of contracting businesses weren’t looking ahead to retirement, especially those who owned smaller shops.


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Veterans Day in the plumbing industry

How you can support our military veterans.
By Kelly Faloon
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I grew up in Cadillac, Mich. And no, it’s not near Detroit. My parents still live there, and I like to go back and visit — especially when the high-speed pace of Chicago gets to me.


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More innovations for plumbing

Next year’s Emerging Technology Symposium will focus on using water wisely.
By Bob Miodonski
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 You probably have heard the story about a former director of the U.S. Patent Office. In 1899, the story goes, he recommended closing the office because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” 


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Another worry on climate change

Extreme weather is more likely to hurt small businesses.
By Bob Miodonski
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If you’re the owner of a small business — or small businesses make up a big part of your customer base — here’s another reason to worry about climate change.  


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A stronger voice for plumbing

Group addresses no-lead products, infrastructure and workforce development.
By Bob Miodonski
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 The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition met in June to address three topics we’ve discussed in this column in recent months: the federal law on no-lead plumbing products; the next generation of plumbing industry professionals; and the nation’s aging infrastructure. 


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Frugal fatigue or frugal forever?

Consumer spending will shape four industry trends.
By Bob Miodonski
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 I first heard the phrase “frugal fatigue” a couple months ago at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in New Orleans. It refers to people who have grown so tired of minding their tight budgets that they are starting to spend money again.


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Take the lead on lead

Make your company a resource for your customers.
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 You may have heard the news last month that an ingredient found in red meat and energy drinks can harden your arteries, causing you to develop heart disease.  


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U.S. infrastructure grade rises to D+

Piping and plumbing figure into needed improvements.
By Bob Miodonski
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Many students would be happy getting their report cards every four years. Then again, maybe they wouldn’t if they received the across-the-board poor grades given to America’s infrastructure.
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One rainwater standard beats two

ICC and ASPE offer competing proposals for reusing rainwater safely.
By Bob Miodonski
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ICC and ASPE offer competing proposals for reusing rainwater safely.
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2014 Truck of the Month

PM has featured so many great plumbing service trucks! See plenty of them here in our Truck Of The Month Archives page. Are you proud of your truck? Go to our Truck of the Month page to find out how your service truck could be chosen!

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HOLDRITE will be hosting a free webinar for Acoustical Isolation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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2014 August

2014 August

In the August issue of PM, read about the continued construction and renovations being made to hotels and restaurants. Find out the focus of this year's ISH China show will be, who made this month's Truck of the Month and read what Elkay has to say about their commercial construction expansion. Also, read the latest news and discover the newest products being used by professionals in the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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