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See ESPN’s Merril Hoge at the PPA/ESPA Convention

June 25, 2014 – ESPN NFL analyst and contributor Merril Hoge will speak at the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) and the Empire State Petroleum Association (ESPA) Convention, Trade Show, and Annual Meeting this fall. The event will take place from September 24-26, 2014 at HERSHEY® Lodge. Hoge will speak at the President’s Banquet on September 25. Merril Hoge is an NFL analyst for ESPN and contributor to many top shows, including NFL Live, NFL Matchup, NFL PrimeTime, SportsCenter and NFL Countdown. An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoge spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he set the team record for most receptions by a running back. He concluded his career in 1995 with the Chicago Bears after suffering a series of concussions. At the time of his retirement, Hoge had played in 122 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL at that time. Hoge will share his story of tenacity ... Read More

IAPMO Joins Plumbing Industry Coalition in Support of Energy Efficiency Legislation

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) joined a large coalition of plumbing and mechanical industry organizations in supporting H.R. 4801, a bill that would call for the Department of Energy to report on the impact and savings potential of improved thermal insulation systems in federal buildings. Introduced by U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), H.R. 4801 provides a clear mechanism for the federal government, the single largest consumer of energy in the country, to conserve resources and cut spending in working toward a viable energy strategy for the future. The House voted in favor of the bill late Monday. “Vast amounts of energy, water, and money are needlessly wasted every day by current heating and cooling techniques,” said Dain Hansen, IAPMO’s vice president of Government Relations. “The increased use of thermal insulation in federal buildings would provide a simple and actionable strategy to reduce ... Read More

Armstrong Fluid Technology Reveals How To Achieve Significant Facility Energy Savings

WHAT:    Webinar on how Parallel Sensorless Pump Controls optimize energy savingsWHY:      To explain how the innovative Design Envelope technology helps designers, contractors and building owners reduce installation costs and save energy WHEN:    Friday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time zone WHERE:  To register, go to: http://www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com/PSPC/register.aspFor further information, contact us at info@armstrongfluidtechnology.com Read More

NIBE to acquire WaterFurnace in a recommended C$378 million transaction

Reinforcing NIBE’s position as a global leader in sustainable heating and cooling solutions   ·        Swedish based NIBE, one of the leading heat pump manufacturers in Europe, is teaming up with US-based WaterFurnace, one of the market leaders in North American geothermal heat pump heating and cooling solutions market. ·        WaterFurnace shareholders will receive C$30.60 per share in cash. The total equity value of the transaction is approximately C$378 million (SEK 2.4 billion). ·        WaterFurnace shareholders, including the Board of Directors, Management and members of the Shields family, collectively holding approximately 25% of WaterFurnace’s shares have agreed to vote in favour of the transaction. ·        WaterFurnace will continue to operate as a separate entity under the leadership of its CEO Tom Huntington and his management team, forming part of NIBE’s business area NIBE Energy Systems. NIBE intends to develop the business as a growth platform in North America.   ... Read More

Registration Open for OESP’s Fall Road Show

Registration is now open for OESP’s Road Show at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, PA fromSeptember 21-23, 2014. The format for this event will be similar to OESP’s first Road Show this past spring with some exciting new additions.OESP’s fall Road Show will take place in charming Gettysburg, PA. This family-friendly destination is home to historic landmarks and beautiful landscapes. The Wyndham Hotel offers convenient parking and OESP’s trade show will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits and training sessions.OESP invites all professionals to arrive on Sunday, September 21 to participate in the Dave Nelsen Golf Tournament and Oil Heat Cares’ Care to Ride event. The golf tournament will be held at the Links of Gettysburg, a championship course that was given 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest. The Care to Ride event will include motorcycle and bicycle rides, as well as a walk and run on local trails. Bring your family and ... Read More

Coffee with Caleffi™ Schedule Announced

Containing topics pertinent to the upcoming heating season, Caleffi’s popular educational  series, Coffee with Caleffi™, is now released for the 2nd  half of 2014. The complimentary  one-hour training sessions are for contractors, designers and wholesalers. Joining Bob  "Hot Rod" Rohr, will be guest speakers Jody Samuell, Caleffi Manager of Engineer  Education, Kevin Freidt, Caleffi Application Engineering Manager and John Siegenthaler,  P.E., a past Coffee guest and crowd pleaser.    States Caleffi General Manager Mark Olson, “The fall and winter seasons pose an  interesting situation. Professionals are at once busy designing, installing or fixing  systems, but still wanting to stay abreast of technology – especially heating related  topics. Our webinars allow them to tune in and learn from seasoned professionals  without investing a great deal of their valuable time. And if a webinar is missed, we post  them on-line for viewing 24/7.”    All Coffee with Caleffi webinars are free, but registration is ... Read More

Star Tribune Names Uponor North America a 2014 Top Workplace

Apple Valley, MN, June 16, 2014 — Uponor North America (Uponor) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune based on an employee-based survey. Uponor was ranked 20th on the mid-size company list."It's always an honor to be chosen for an award," says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. "Being named as one of the top places to work in Minnesota is especially rewarding because it was based on feedback from the people who know us best — our employees."He adds that the award makes him proud because a high percentage of employees (94%) took the time not only to complete the survey and rate Uponor highly, but also to provide constructive comments in the areas where the company does well and the areas where it can continue to improve.He adds that the award makes him proud because a high percentage of employees ... Read More

Armstrong Fluid Technology Launches A New Website for Fluid Flow Professionals

Armstrong Fluid Technology has launched a new website designed to help industry professionals make the best decisions in selecting fluid flow solutions. Featuring an intuitive interface and upgraded graphic design, the new easy-to-use website is mobile-friendly and also incorporates many of the existing popular online tools and information Armstrong customers rely on, including Case Studies, CAD files, ROI calculators and the Verticalc cost comparison software. “We re-created our website from scratch based on extensive input and recommendations from our customers and from industry experts around the world, “said Bernhard Dietz, Director, Global Brand Development. “We believe it’s now one of the most comprehensive and valuable resources available to fluid-flow professionals. For more information visit the Armstrong web site at www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com Read More

IAPMO Supports House Legislation That Would Help Plumbing Manufacturing and Businesses

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2014) — The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday took action on a bill that has important ramifications for small and medium-sized business — including manufacturers. The “America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014” (HR 4457) would make permanent Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code and provide important tax relief to small U.S. companies. Section 179 has been part of the tax code since 1958 when it was first enacted and only recently was allowed to expire this past December. For decades, this provision has provided businesses with the ability to deduct or expense the cost of certain qualifying property, rather than trying to recover such costs through depreciation deductions. It also dramatically raises the maximum amount a taxpayer may deduct for such property. Extending the tax relief provided in Section 179 provides needed certainty to U.S. businesses on the tax treatment of critical investments, ... Read More

ClimateMaster President Daniel Ellis Wins Prestigious Rittinger Medal

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 6, 2014 - ClimateMaster announces that its president, Daniel Ellis, has received the Ritter von Rittinger Medal from the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Program. Ellis recently accepted the award at the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference in Montreal, Quebec. Named after engineer Peter Ritter von Rittinger, credited with the design and installation of the first practical heat pump system, the Ritter Medal recognizes individuals or teams that have distinguished themselves in the advancement of heat pump technology, applications and market development activities with lasting international impact. Granted every three years by the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Program, it is the highest international award in the air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration industry. In 2014, a total of five recipients were awarded the Ritter Medal. “It is my great pleasure to recognize these dignified gentlemen and honor them with the industry’s most prestigious prize,” said Dr. ... Read More
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