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Plumbing Council of Chicagoland, Boy Scouts of America to honor UA General President William P. Hite

Reconnecting the construction trades with future apprentices.

The Boy Scouts of America Chicago Council is partnering with the Plumbing Council of Chicagoland to honor United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters General President William P. Hite as the recipient of the AFL-CIO George Meany Award during the inaugural “Celebration of Labor and Scouting Unity” dinner Jan. 20, 2015, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago.


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GE introduces larger-capacity GeoSpring hybrid electric water heater

Available January 2015 and will comply with the new water heater standards effective April 2015.

GE is expanding its family of Energy Star-rated GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heaters to include an 80-gal. unit.


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Going Green in the Home: An Opportunity for Plumbers?

As Earth Day approaches and consumers consider ways to “green” their lifestyles, one opportunity is how they handle food waste.

As Earth Day approaches and consumers consider ways to “green” their lifestyles, one opportunity is how they handle food waste.


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Joe vs. Daniel: A tale of two plumbing companies

Why you may need field service management software.

Here are the stories of two guys who run plumbing companies. Which one sounds more like you?


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Grundfos to move North American headquarters to Chicago area

Denmark-based water pump manufacturer Grundfos broke ground April 16 on the site of its new North American headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill.

Denmark-based water pump manufacturer Grundfos broke ground April 16 on the site of its new North American headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., a Chicago suburb.


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Many plumbing and heating contractors seeing their highest profitability in history

A likely reason might be surprising — Internet marketing and search engine optimization.

According to recent data from Sageworks, profitability for private companies is at the highest level in a decade. The largest sector of business happens to be construction, which comprises plumbing and heating contractors. The primary reason for this increased profitability? A growing number of plumbing and heating businesses have finally embraced the Internet.


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Construction hits three-year highs as jobs climb in January; spending rises in December

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000, seasonally adjusted, in January and 2,016,000 (1.5%) since January 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Feb. 1. 


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The big news at Builders'

IBS would co-locate with KBIS in February 2014 in Las Vegas.


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Will you be prepared for the next Hurricane Sandy?

Asset protection specialist offers disaster safeguarding tips.
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Kohler announces game-changing Internet policy

Pertaining to how its products are sold on the Internet. 
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