Articles by Katie Rotella

Even Toilet Seats Are Green

From better environmental practices, molding procedures and material selection, Bemis Mfg. underscores its eco-commitment.
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PM Truck Of The Month ― Nagy Service Co. Inc., Mentor, Ohio

No more 'sleeping at the wheel' for Nagy Service Co.; the company has undergone a marketing makeover.
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The Family Business

The trials and tribulations of working with relatives.
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PM Truck Of The Month ― Bobby's Plumbing Inc., Vero Beach, Fla.

Bobby's Plumbing has been in business since 1975, and this family-run business boasts a recognizable staple in its town - Big Blue Trucks.
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RPA Holds 'Green' REX

The “Green Team,” the Radiant Panel Association’s collection of alternative energy super heroes, helped start the radiant trade group’s Annual Conference and Radiant Expo, Aug. 13-15, in suburban Chicago.
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Plumbing Trends

The Commercial Sector: An oasis on the bumpy construction road?
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PM Truck Of The Month ― The Katy Plumbing Co., Katy, Texas

Owner George Johnson says employees enjoy working for his company, especially when driving the new Mercedes-class Sprinter service vehicles.
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Plumbing Trends: Toilets 2008

This year's toilet market focused on being kind ― to the environment, to end-users and even installers.
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PM Truck Of The Month ― Rosenthal Plumbing, Santa Cruz, Calif.

About five or six years ago, this month's Truck Of The Month company saw there was going to be a "hole" if it didn't adjust its business focus. Rosenthal implemented its service sector soon after.
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Bush Cracks Down On Illegal Federal Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has designated E-Verify as the employment eligibility verification system for all federal contractors.
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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

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2015 January

The January issue of PM features cover story: 2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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Truck of the Month

Truck of the month

Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.