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AHR Expo sets its sights on the Big Apple

Plumbing products becoming more popular at AHR Expo, the industry’s premier HVACR trade show.
By John McNally
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During the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas, the trade show’s leaders distributed a survey to its 55,000 attendees. The results were a tad surprising coming out of the industry’s premier HVACR event. Nearly 18% of attendees say they are interested in plumbing products and technologies. The show’s organizers and exhibiting companies have responded in earnest to those results.


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PM Profile: Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air’s Steve Rivers

Incoming PHCC president wants more young people, smaller contractors involved.
By Bob Miodonski
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New branding effort includes video series, advertising and mobile app.


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John Baethke & Son Plumbing go low tech and high tech

Chicago plumbing contractor manages his service trucks with a paper-based inventory system and GPS mobile app.
By Bob Miodonski
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John Baethke, president of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago, loves technology but doesn’t see automating his inventory management system on his fleet of service trucks anytime soon.


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Sillcock replacement, easy faucet installation, sink clips

Tool Tips—November 2013
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By Kelly Faloon
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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
By Bob Miodonski
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 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
By Kelly Faloon
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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
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Tool tips for October 2013 include pipe storafe, cartridge ring removal and functions of your iPhone.


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