When you ask Bruce Hornberger to talk about his company, M & H Sales, he smiles and says he is blessed. Founded in 1994 with his business partner, Doug Martin, the company employs six people and represents six lines in the mid-Atlantic region.
PM traveled to Lebanon, Tennessee, to chat with Lochinvar executives, including Director of Marketing Michael Troka, Program Manager-Product Development Robert Wiseman, Product Program Manager Mike Juhnke and Product Coordinator Jonathan Baggett. During the interview, subjects such as remote connectivity, the company’s development in the pool-heating space, and its focus now and in the future were discussed.
For a $200 to $400 investment, a home owner or business owner can save $844 to $1,344 in 10 years in water savings alone. Energy and utility savings are additional and larger. At the same time, users can enjoy hot-water comfort at every faucet without the wait.
Unlike their traditional storage tank-based counterparts, tankless water heaters are capable of providing a constant flow of hot water on-demand. The concept is relatively simple: The heaters function by coupling a modulating burner with a high-efficiency heat exchanger.
The U.S. geothermal heat pump industry was breaking out the champagne on Feb. 9, 2018. That’s the day President Donald Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a bill that boosted government spending by hundreds of billions of dollars.
One of the greatest financial assets of a plumbing company is its fleet of service vehicles. Most plumbers treat these as a necessary expense, seeking to minimize their outlays. This is a mistake. Trucks are mobile billboards that can drive brand awareness, brand safety and calls. The following is a list of 12 mistakes plumbing contractors frequently make in their truck ID programs.
Ask Dave, he’ll know.” I had just walked into the inside sales area to give our salesman a list to quote. A friendly competitor was looking for answers and one of the salesmen told him to ask me for my thoughts. He had recently installed a new boiler with five zones of radiant heating in an old farmhouse.
Accountability is an interesting word. On one hand, it has a positive connotation as something that helps grow a thriving company, but it can also have a negative connotation. It can be associated with blame, punishment and negative consequences.
I’m lucky enough to work with a lot of good-hearted contractors. What I know is contractors in general, despite the skewed view of the media to the contrary, want to do the right thing for their customers and their community.
Anvil International (“Anvil”), a global designer, manufacturer and provider of high-quality products that connect and support piping systems, and Smith-Cooper International (“SCI”), a global designer and provider of branded, high-quality pipes, valves, and fittings, announced on April 26, they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge.
BNP Media’s Plumbing & Mechanical Group, which includes the industry-leading business-to-business brands Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times and PM Engineer, recently announced industry icon Dave Yates has joined the group’s all-star roster of columnists.
The Ashland Pump new AGP-HC200 Grinder Pump features a proven radial portion that grinds waste into fine slurry and the cutting-edge axial portion cuts and chops stringy solids and other forms of non-human waste into pieces small enough to pass through the small diameter discharge pipe.
The 0018e ECM high-efficiency circulator from Taco Comfort Solutions gives technicians real-time data to see what’s happening inside a system — head, flow and watts — all in the palm of their hand with an easy to use mobile app, the company says.
In the May 2020 issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, we check out what’s new in leak detection and prevention, discover what trends are influencing water heater technology and examine flood protection and testing in backflow prevention.