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Breaking Grundfos NEWS – Global Pump Leader Launches Customer Newsletter

Grundfos is now delivering a new and improved newsletter, Grundfos  NEWS, to thousands of subscribers. The global pump manufacturer has rethought and improved the design, usability and content of its external newsletter. Grundfos NEWS offers the pump industry’s latest case stories, technical know-how, market trends and product news. “Grundfos NEWS goes beyond simple product information,” said Sarah Howell, director of Public Affairs for Grundfos North America. “It’s much more about communicating innovative solutions to problems that our customers face. It’s about sharing knowledge and research in their fields of interest and generally ensuring that our customers have the information that is relevant to them.” The company publishes Grundfos NEWS four times a year. A subscriber can sign up for stories from Grundfos Industry, Building Services, Water Utility or Water Treatment OEM. Sign up for Grundfos NEWS at http://www.grundfos.com/nav/newsletter-subscription.html. For more information and to download an accompanying image, visit our ... Read More

Webstone introduces new size in their thermostatic mixing valve line.

Webstone now offers the popular 3/8 Compression size in its line of Thermostatic Mixing Valves.  These forged lead free brass valves include integral checks on both the hot and cold inlets and provide output ranges from 95Õ-131ÕF, making them ideal for point of use applications.  Compression ends simplify installation and temperature locking handles ensures user safety. Also available in MIP or SWT union connections, sizes ½”-1”. Guaranteed for life.  Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves. Read More

Xylem releases enhanced pump controller station to improve efficiency, reduce costs in commercial, industrial and specialty applications

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, introduced its Bell & Gossett TechnoForce XLS pump station today, helping building owners/operators improve water management, while realizing efficiency and cost savings in commercial, industrial and specialty applications.The TechnoForce XLS enables facility managers to meet a variety of design specifications by providing energy-efficient and reliable control to up eight pumps from a single system solution to meet head and flow requirements of a building. Providing up to 300 pounds per square inch (PSI) of pressure boosting with vertical multi-stage pumps and stainless steel piping, the system quickly moves water to where it is needed.The powerful XLS programmable logic controller (PLC) architecture commercializes features normally associated with an industrial PLC controller, including Ethernet, wireless and smart phone access for advanced monitoring and controls. Data trending and energy logging capabilities enable operational adaptability that ... Read More

Uponor Introduces Two New EP Multiport Tees for Commercial PEX Plumbing Applications

Uponor North America (Uponor) recently launched two new, engineered polymer (EP) multiport tees to meet the increasing demand in commercial plumbing systems using crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe.The new, high-flow branch and flow-through EP multiport tees are targeted for commercial installations where supply lines are required to be upsized due to pressure or code requirements. One multiport does the same job as three separate tees, reducing the amount of connections by 45%. Both the branch and flow-through multiports feature 1¼" inlets with three ¾" outlets. “We are continuing to see exponential growth in our commercial plumbing business and are responding to market needs with products that make it viable to install Uponor PEX in any application,” says Jayson Drake, director, Plumbing and Fire Safety, at Uponor. Both products feature Uponor’s unique ProPEX® connection that capitalizes on the shape memory of Uponor PEX pipe to create strong, durable connections that hold ... Read More

Armstrong Fluid Technology To Showcase Its HSC Firepak™ at the 2014 NFPA Expo A Fully Assembled Package Solution

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced that it will showcase its enhanced HSC Firepak™, a completely integrated fire pump solution that delivers a unique set of advantages to both designers and contractors, at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, June 9-12.   Featuring a compact design for fast and easy installation, Armstrong’s “Plug and Leave” design provides fire safety professionals with a complete fire pump solution that offers: Easy selection of complete, pre-configured solutions Readily available CAD drawings, specifications, dimensions and pricing data A small footprint Certainty of code compliance and component integration Easy, fast installation Single source of responsibility for all aspects of the package Leakproof assembly Pump and motor mounted on a steel base – only one alignment check required Factory pressure testing Reduced labor on installation Advanced notice of shipment and delivery “Success in building projects comes in large part from maintaining your focus on timelines ... Read More

Raven Products Appoints Christy Nicholson Administrative Coordinator

Raven Products has appointed Christy Nicholson as Administrative Coordinator. “Christy and I have a long and productive work history together. Her knowledge of our industry and our customers is second to none. Christy is organized, professional and a joy to work with. In this role she will become the “informational hub” for all of our operations. It is a role she is ideally suited for, and I am thrilled to have her back on my team,” commented Mark J. D’Agostino; President & CEO. “I am excited for this new challenge at Raven Products and to work with Mark again. This is a great opportunity and I look forward to adding my skills to an already successful team.”Mark J. D’Aostino can be reached at mdagostino@ravenproducts.us Read More

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse announces second quarter schedule

It’s time to spring into action and engage in continuing education. Bell & Gossett®, a brand of Xylem Inc., and a leader in education for the hydronic heating and plumbing industries, announced its second quarter 2014 seminar schedule for the Little Red Schoolhouse®.“Little Red Schoolhouse classes provide insights into Xylem’s application expertise, while sharing of-the-moment trends in the industry and innovative processes,” said Larry Konopacz, manager, training and education, Little Red Schoolhouse, Xylem. “We are committed to instructing participants on how to develop and deliver holistic solutions to their customers, as well as advancing the commercial buildings industry as a whole.” The seminars, taught by LEED® Accredited Professionals, are tailored to engineers, wholesalers and contractors, covering HVAC hydronic and plumbing systems. The Little Red Schoolhouse is authorized to offer International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) continuing education units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under the American ... Read More

LOCHINVAR® ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY VIP CONTRACTOR PROGRAM WINNERS Latest Winners of VIP Installation Showcase and VIP Drawing Selected; Contractors Receive Spots on All-Expenses-Paid Nashville Experience

Lochinvar is pleased to announce the February winners in its VIP Contractor Program. Michael Scott of Skyline Plumbing & Mechanical Inc. in South Provo, UT, was named the latest winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Jason Olson of Alpine Plumbing in Brookfield, WI, was selected in the monthly drawing.  Both winning contractors will take part in Lochinvar’s Nashville Experience trip this June, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip for two and tickets to the world’s largest country music festival. An Impressive Installation Scott’s entry in the VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on www.knightheatingboiler.com, highlighted Skyline Plumbing & Mechanical’s recent update to a heating system at a Utah residence.  According to Scott, “The existing system employed a cast iron boiler, b-vent flue, inadequate combustion air, under-pumped 1,000 foot rolls of B-PEX for each loop, and a ‘rat’s nest’ of control wiring.” Skyline ... Read More

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) announces Conestoga engineering students as winners of Canada's Most Water Wise School Competition

On World Plumbing Day, an annual international event that celebrates the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) announced the winners of Canada's Most Water Wise School Competition. The Institute's first-ever competition challenged students to identify an action plan to decrease their school's water footprint. The first place team from Conestoga College will share a $3,000 prize, while runner-ups from the University of Ottawa will share a $1,000 award. In total, seven teams of students studying engineering, business, environmental studies and other relevant fields from five colleges and universities participated in the competition. Schools represented include: Carleton University in Ottawa; Conestoga College in Kitchener; Holland College in Charlottetown; Mount Royal University in Calgary; and the University of Ottawa.   "CIPH was extremely impressed with all of the submissions, in particular the attention to detail given to analyzing ... Read More

Brent Noonan Named Uponor North America Vice President of Sales

APPLE VALLEY, MINN. — Brent Noonan has accepted the position of vice president of Sales for Uponor North America (Uponor), effective March 10, 2014. Noonan has served as vice president of U.S. Sales since May 2012. Previously, he was Uponor’s South regional sales director, where he was responsible for providing leadership for the profitable growth of the heating, plumbing and fire sprinkler businesses in the southern U.S. market. “We are confident that Brent’s proven experience and success with Uponor and his existing relationships with our customers will continue to build on our growth and momentum in Canada,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “This is a great opportunity for us to leverage, share best practices, and align our existing sales and marketing resources in the U.S. and in Canada.” “We were up against some tough competition, but the emphasis on our triple-bottom-line philosophy, our community involvement and our efforts ... Read More
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