Articles by Katie Rotella

Truck Of The Month -- October 2006

Sandpiper Plumbing Inc., Cape Coral, Fla.
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Truck Of The Month: Precision Plumbing Services, Carol Stream, Ill.

We ran into this month's Truck Of The Month in our very own neighborhood while sitting in traffic.
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PM Truck Of The Month Precision Plumbing Services, Carol Stream, Ill.

We ran into this month's Truck Of The Month in our very own neighborhood while sitting in traffic.
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Plumbing Trends: Lavatories
Lav At First Sight

Customers go for the 'wow' factor when making lavatory purchases.
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Industry Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Several industry organizations have come out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, which, as of press time, is still being tackled by the Senate (S.2611). The bill is described as a compromise that combines tougher border patrol and established law enforcement with a humane treatment of illegal immigrants.
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Grunau Sells To APi Group

The movement toward company alliances and large-scale consolidation continues with the recent announcement from mechanical contractor Grunau Co. that it has sold to APi Group, a Minnesota-based company comprised of 29 independently-managed specialty contractors.
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PM's Truck Of The Month- Andy's Pipe Dream, Lenexa, Kan.

Before Andrew Alexander started his service company in November 2003, he worked for a plumbing and heating company that used all different kinds of trucks, so he was pretty familiar with what service vehicle would be right for Andy's Pipe Dream.
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Plumbing Trends: At The Kitchen Sink

This year at the Kitchen & Bath Show in Chicago, it was clear that beautifully designed sinks and faucets now offer innovative functionality to today's homeowners.
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OIL HEAT CARES - Special Supplement for Plumbing & Mechanical

This Year's Fund-raising Activities

In its short but successful existence, Oil Heat Cares has yet to turn down one job that has helped a family in need. What keeps this well-“oiled” machine running? One word: generosity.
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PM Installation Survey: CSST

The CSST market is finally seeing the light at the end of the flexible gas tubing.
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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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The January issue of PM features cover story: 2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing.

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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.