Articles by Kelly Faloon

Best practices for great companies

Independence has its advantages, but sometimes you just need some help.

Take advantage of what these groups offer to make your company top-of-mind with customers.


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ISH China 2014 - Day 1

Editor Kelly Faloon visits Beijing for ISH China 2014.

Walking through the six halls of the trade show, I saw a lot of tankless water heaters and wall-hung boilers. 


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Montana green heat at the Hunting Adventures in Sanders County, Mont.

The challenge was to determine the best way to heat the space.

The heating system for this hunting lodge complex includes a wood-gasification boiler, radiant floor heating and hydronic unit heaters.


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ACCA Conference highlights energy-efficient systems

The conference was held March 17-19 in Nashville, Tenn.

The 2014 ACCA Conference included a radiant and hydronics track sponsored by the group’s Radiant & Hydronics Council.


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Recruiting, retaining employees focus of Nexstar spring meetings

The two-day sessions in Phoenix, Chicago and Boston focused on the themes of marketing to prospective employees.

For Nexstar members, this spring is all about building the “dream team” that contractors want.


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QSC: Contractors learn to take control and excel in business

The QSC meeting was held Feb. 27-March 1 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Plumbing, heating and cooling contractors learned how to “create their own destiny” at the Quality Service Contractors’ Power Meeting XL.


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The ‘living-in-place’ movement

Baby boomers, multigenerational housing, health conditions and awareness are driving this remodeling trend.

With the sheer numbers of baby boomers that are now heading into retirement age, they are definitely driving the trend toward aging in place — remodeling their homes so they can live in them longer as they age.


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Protecting plumbing

This North Carolina-based Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise finds profitability with water treatment services.

The Charlotte, North Carolina area has .75 to 1.5 parts per million of chlorine in its water and outlying areas have up to 3.5 ppm of chloramine, a derivitive of ammonia. It’s almost like drinking pool water, says Paul Stefano, general manager of the Charlotte Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise.


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Innovation at NYC’s Javits Center

Pace Plumbing engineered a pipe-hanging system for the convention center’s 6.75-acre green roof.

The Jacob J. Javits Convention Center in New York City recently completed a four-year, $465 million renovation and expansion. Designed by I. M. Pei architects as a space frame structure, the center was built between 1980 and 1986 as a replacement of the New York Coliseum.


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‘Clean water is not a luxury’

World Plumbing Day is March 11.

The World Health Organization reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations says more than 1 billion people are living with a shortage of fresh water.


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