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The big news at Builders'

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IBS would co-locate with KBIS in February 2014 in Las Vegas.


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PM’s 2012 Best Contractor to Work For: Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Denver

Public recognition, family-oriented events and excellent benefits keep employees happy and motivated
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People outside Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric have a hard time believing the company’s Refer an Employee program.


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PM Profile: NIBCO educates plumbing contractors on lead-free legislation

Manufacturer sees growth opportunities in new products and new markets
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Plumbing & Mechanical last month interviewed NIBCO Chairman and CEO Rex Martin at the company’s headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., about lead-free plumbing products and other topics.


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2013’s construction warm spots

Upswings include health care, multifamily, casinos and prisons
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When industry consultant FMI released its 2013 U.S. Markets Construction Overview just before last November’s election, it was with the idea that Republicans could control both houses of Congress.


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Engaged employees produce loyal customers, higher profits

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Engaged employees bring in loyal customers and higher profits for residential service contractors.
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Productivity back on the front burner

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Owners seek more collaboration with contractors.  
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PM Profile: Leonard Valve succeeds as family-owned business focused on niche market

Company to offer new water temperature control products as it celebrates its 100th anniversary
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With Leonard Valve Co. marking its 100th anniversary this year, Plumbing & Mechanical recently interviewed President E. Niles Wilcox at the company’s headquarters in Cranston, R.I


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PM Profile: Uponor refocuses its strategy to align itself with markets with growth opportunities

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Contractors must challenge the status quo with innovative solutions. 
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Imagination and energy

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Your business does not depend on election results.
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Both parties buy faucets

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Why risk driving away business from people whose views are different?
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In the August issue of PM, read about the continued construction and renovations being made to hotels and restaurants. Find out the focus of this year's ISH China show will be, who made this month's Truck of the Month and read what Elkay has to say about their commercial construction expansion. Also, read the latest news and discover the newest products being used by professionals in the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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