After being forced into a virtual event last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, PHCC — National Association will host its annual PHCCCONNECT2021 conference in person later this month in Kansas City, Missouri.
Like most kids after graduating high school, Larry Shoemaker went to college. However, he came home after about a year, and started working in his father’s plumbing business, Deluxe Plumbing & Heating.
Reaching 100 years is quite a milestone for any business, let alone for a family plumbing business. Especially when you consider the average lifespan for a family-owned business is 24 years, according to Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Business.
For decades, Janet Armstrong and Lloyd Davies have lived and breathed the sustainable lifestyle. Their way of life has ties to the example set by Janet’s father, who built the first solar house in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, way back in 1978.
With government regulations constantly decreasing the amount of water used in every flush, it’s no wonder that low-flow toilets are getting more and more popular, especially those with the WaterSense certification.
Technology never ceases to amaze me. I still marvel how I can voice control all the lights in my home through my nifty Google Home devices, change the thermostat temperature with a tap of a button on my phone — and the latest, shut off my water at the main (also from my phone) thanks to my FloLogic leak detection system.
With systems dating back into the 1800s, hydronic heating has been around a long time. As with many technologies, a modern hydronic heating system bears little resemblance to one based on the earliest design techniques and hardware.
My apprentice years were filled with a wide exposure to all manner of plumbing and heating jobs. At that time, F. W. Behler had just four seasoned employees who had been with the company for many years.
RLS LLC, manufacturer of the Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press-to-connect fittings for HVAC and refrigeration systems, announced it will be moving into a new 80,000 square foot multipurpose facility in St. Louis, Missouri, which will serve as its corporate headquarters and will include a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, training center and showroom.
The partnership promises to ease the skilled-trades labor-shortage gap by instantly providing education, coaching, documents and technical manuals directly to field service technicians through XOi’s Vision app.
The sweepstakes, open to professional plumbers and contractors in the United States, will run for 75 days, from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15, and result in 10 winners pocketing $7,500 for a total of a $75,000 cash giveaway.
David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately held homebuilders, announced its 2021 National Preferred Partner winners, and Uponor North America was one of 24 companies out of 150 to receive the honor. This is Uponor’s eighth consecutive year as a David Weekley Homes National Preferred Partner.
RectorSeal announces the release of enhanced solvent cements and primers in a wide variety of sizes and formulas for welding PVC, CPVC and ABS pipe installations, while offering customer- requested convenience features and enhanced performance benefits.
Allied Air Enterprises, a Lennox International Inc. company, expands its line of easy-to-install home heating and cooling solutions with the new LYNX 18 SEER inverter heat pump under the Ducane, Concord and Allied brands.