Articles by Katie Rotella

Roto-Rooter Products On Retail Store Shelves

Selling retail won't handicap franchise, says company.
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Roto-Rooter Products On Retail Store Shelves

Roto-Rooter has decided to throw its lot in with the likes of Drano and Liquid PlumrR with the recent decision to sell its drain cleaning products nationally at retail locations.
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EPA Gives Plumbers A Boost

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency presented its "Using Water Wisely in the Home" report.
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Divine Inspiration: Truck of the Month Oct. 2002

With St. Peter on its side, the company's success is inevitable.
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What’s Cooking in the Kitchen?

Consumers want it all -- effortless form and function. How are manufacturers meeting their needs?
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Behind the Curtain

An unconventional research method helps one company develop the perfect showerhead for today’s consumers.
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Goodyear To Pay More Than $23 Million To Colorado Developer

Jury finds hose at fault; Verdict a victory for radiant contractors.
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Cleaning Up With Clean Water Report
Arsenic & Old Legislation

Arsenic levels in drinking water must drop to 10 ppb by 2006. What does this mean for the water service industry?
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Goodyear To Pay More Than $23 Million To Colorado Developer

Jury finds hose at fault; Verdict a victory for plumbers, contractors; Goodyear will repeal
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California Crisis

The rest of the country continues to holds its breath while the West coast battles with energy concerns.
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