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Taco appoints new president/COO

John Hazen White Jr. appoints Wil VandeWiel as new president/COO to manage Taco.

VandeWiel brings depth of experience and proven track record.

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Matco-Norca’s John C. Kenward passes away

Kenward passed away Nov. 26, 2014 at the age of 52.

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Viega unveils new contractor rewards program

Professional installers claim rewards and achieve greater incentives at a higher status.

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Legend names Lance Dyer hydronic sales manager

Legend has appointed Lance Dyer as hydronic sales manager, Northeast, managing and directing Legend Hydronics sales.

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U.S. water consumption increases by more than 68 million servings

Consumption of water, according to the study, jumped from 4.43 to 4.72 eight-ounce servings per day.

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Taco forms strategic alliance to make high-efficiency pumps

Taco President and CEO John Hazen White Jr. made the announcement in Cranston during a ceremony attended by Taco employees.

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AERCO International to be acquired by Watts Water Technologies

The consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. 

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LIXIL Corp. announces new operating model with American Standard and GROHE America

Japan-based LIXIL Corp. plans to establish LIXIL Water Technology Group for its global sanitary ware business led by David J. Haines as CEO.

GROHE, American Standard, DXV, JOYOU and LIXIL/Inax remain independent global brands within LIXIL Water Technology Group.

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Congratulations to the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners

Winners will display their products at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.

The AHR Expo will be held from Jan. 26-18, 2015, in Chicago.

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PHCC members urged to embrace leadership, technology and innovation

Educational sessions covered topics such as best practices in hot water system design and creating a business plan.

Keynote speaker Gen. Russell Honorè told of his experiences in New Orleans.

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