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Sillcock replacement, easy faucet installation, sink clips

Tool Tips—November 2013
November 18, 2013

Sillcock replacement, easy faucet installation, sink clips for November 2013's Tool Tips.

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Truck of the Month: Daniel Cordova Plumbing, Baldwin Park, Calif.

Daniel Cordova Plumbing is going all-in.
November 18, 2013

One of the best advertising tools for Daniel Cordova Plumbing stands 40 ft. in the air adjacent to the Interstate 10 freeway outside the company’s Baldwin Park, Calif., headquarters. The two-year-old company sank a mid-five-figure capital investment into a two-sided freeway sign, much like the ones seen at truck stops. The investment has paid major dividends.

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Recruiting veterans for the trades in the PHC industry

With the ongoing labor shortage for skilled workers, the PHC industry is looking to military veterans to fill the gap.
November 18, 2013

Business owners in the plumbing and mechanical trades are having difficulties finding the skilled, professional workers they need. Yet this is nothing new for the construction industry. It was a problem before the Great Recession and is escalating as Baby Boomers in the industry retire and no one is waiting in the wings to pick up the pipewrench.

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PM Profile: Milwaukee Tool’s Steve Richman

Milwaukee Tool wants to help contractors increase profits, safety, productivity
October 20, 2013

 Plumbing & Mechanical interviewed Steve Richman, president of Milwaukee Tool Corp., June 13 during the company’s 2013 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee.  

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PM’s Supply House of the Year: The Granite Group

Creating value through innovation
October 18, 2013

Best-in-class service keeps this New England wholesaler top-of-mind for its contractor customers.

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Truck of the Month: Beltz Home Service, Findlay, Ohio

First impressions with Beltz Home Service vans.
October 17, 2013

Brian Beltzfirst saw a bubble service van at a Nexstar Super Meeting in 2004. “They were wrapping it right there on the floor,” he says. “At first I wasn’t sure about it. It looked like a big, pregnant van.” 

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Easy pipe storage, cartridge removal, iPhone functions

Tool Tips — October 2013
October 17, 2013

Tool tips for October 2013 include pipe storafe, cartridge ring removal and functions of your iPhone.

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Free and clear with electric snow-melt systems

Electric snow-melt system makes it easier for Jackson Hole, Wyo., residents to hit the slopes.
October 17, 2013

When you reside in the extremely popular ski resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyo., either full time or just for a weekend getaway, easy access to the ski slopes is critical. Same goes for the shops, the dining and the entertainment venues that the popular vacation spot has to offer. 

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The Affordable Care Act conundrum

Plumbing and heating contractors are concerned about how the law defines a small business.
October 17, 2013

Earlier this month, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect, requiring nearly all Americans to have minimum health-insurance coverage. Employers were required to give all their employees a notice of coverage options by Oct. 1, which also is the date when the individual and small-business health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment.  

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Boston’s Fraunhofer CSE demonstrates how energy-efficient technologies can be adapted for existing buildings

The science of heating and cooling.
September 25, 2013
Part of Boston’s 1,000-acre Innovation District, the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems’ Building Technology Showcase is a renovated six-story, three-bay loft structure originally built in 1913 for wholesale leather merchant W. Herbert Abbot.  

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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.


Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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