Mechanical Systems

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Nexstar Legacy Foundation announces 2014 scholarship recipients

A total of $48,000 in scholarships was awarded to 30 students.

Since 2006, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

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Alternate methods to pipe a buffer tank

Short operating cycles continue to be one of the chronic complaints with modern hydronic heat sources.
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Marketing is the word at Nexstar’s 2014 Super Meeting

The keynote speaker was Gopi Kallayil, chief branding evangelist at Google.

 Nexstar Network’s 2014 Super Meeting was held Sept. 17-19 in Phoenix. 

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Quality Service Contractors explore human behavior and the marketplace

How it affects a service contractor’s business.

The Quality Service Contractors 41st Power Meeting was held Sept. 9-12, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.



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Fifth annual Sonnhalter tool drive raises more than $35,000

Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $141,000 in donations.
The drive ran the entire month of August.

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ACI, NHPC finalize name change to Home Performance Coalition

The Home Performance Coalition, created earlier this year through the merger of Affordable Comfort, Inc. and the National Home Performance Council

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PHCC Educational Foundation awards 2014 scholarships

Seven students were awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation announced the winners of its 2014 scholarships.

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Pentair Thermal Building Solutions BIM for heat-tracing system

Pentair’s building information modeling content for heat-tracing solutions includes the Raychem Trace-It Revit add-in.

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Xylem light industrial pump controller

Xylem’s CentriPro Aquavar intelligent pump controller is designed for use in light industrial, irrigation and agriculture applications

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A.Y. McDonald variable-speed booster pumps

A.Y. McDonald’s DuraMAC Variable-Speed Boosters provides users with a full line of booster pump options

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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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Free Webinar: Acoustical Isolation

HOLDRITE will be hosting a free webinar for Acoustical Isolation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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2014 October

The October issue of PM features the winner of the 2014 Supply House of the Year: Consolidated Supply

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NAECA 2015 Water Heater Regulations

Is your company ready for the NAECA 2015 Water Heater Regulations?
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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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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.