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Bob Miodonski

Bob Miodonski

Bob Miodonski is the editor of Plumbing & Mechanical and group publisher of BNP Media’s Plumbing Division, joining the staff in August 2007. He can be reached at 847/405-4007.

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PM Profile: Taco’s John Hazen White Jr. and The Taco/White Family Foundation

Foundation gives Taco the chance to give back to community groups.
February 20, 2014

Plumbing & Mechanical recently interviewed John Hazen White Jr., president and CEO of Taco Inc., about the work done by The Taco/White Family Foundation.


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PM Profile: IAPMO’s Russ Chaney

IAPMO sees opportunities for growth internationally and in green technologies.
December 20, 2013

Last month, Plumbing & Mechanical interviewed Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group, about his organization that develops the Uniform Plumbing, Mechanical, Swimming Pool and Solar Energy Codes and tests and certifies plumbing and mechanical products in the United States and overseas. 


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UA President Hite tells contractors to ‘go young’

The current average UA member age is 46 years old.
December 19, 2013

With the average age of the 290,000 UA members in the United States being 46 years old, United Association General President Bill Hite urged union plumbing contractors to “go young.”


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PM Profile: Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air’s Steve Rivers

Incoming PHCC president wants more young people, smaller contractors involved.
December 1, 2013

New branding effort includes video series, advertising and mobile app.


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John Baethke & Son Plumbing go low tech and high tech

Chicago plumbing contractor manages his service trucks with a paper-based inventory system and GPS mobile app.
November 18, 2013

John Baethke, president of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago, loves technology but doesn’t see automating his inventory management system on his fleet of service trucks anytime soon.


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RPA offers education at meeting and online

Radiant Professionals Alliance gathered Sept. 18-20, 2013, in Philadelphia for their annual conference and membership meeting.
November 18, 2013

Members of the Radiant Professionals Alliance gathered Sept. 18-20, 2013, in Philadelphia for their annual conference and membership meeting. The national convention was the second since RPA was acquired early last year by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).


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PM Profile: Milwaukee Tool’s Steve Richman

Milwaukee Tool wants to help contractors increase profits, safety, productivity
October 20, 2013

 Plumbing & Mechanical interviewed Steve Richman, president of Milwaukee Tool Corp., June 13 during the company’s 2013 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee.  


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More innovations for plumbing

Next year’s Emerging Technology Symposium will focus on using water wisely.
October 18, 2013

 You probably have heard the story about a former director of the U.S. Patent Office. In 1899, the story goes, he recommended closing the office because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” 


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Legwork before a job starts can save aggravation later

Construction Attorney David Turiciano spoke at the Quality Service Contractors’ Power Meeting in Baltimore.
September 20, 2013

 Get it in writing — whether it’s a change order or a contract with a general contractor, a customer or a subcontractor. That’s the advice construction attorney David Turiciano gave July 20 during Quality Service Contractors’ Power Meeting XXXIX in Baltimore.  


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Another worry on climate change

Extreme weather is more likely to hurt small businesses.
September 20, 2013

If you’re the owner of a small business — or small businesses make up a big part of your customer base — here’s another reason to worry about climate change.  


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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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