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Raypak announces new Web site

Raypak’s all-new, modernized and updated website is now online.  This is more than just a face makeover.   Our key goal was to maximize its ease of use.   For example, the new site includes all documents pertinent to each product line on that same page.  Our greatest challenge was to continue to include the vast amount of product information, from our latest condensing boilers to over 60 years of copper finned tube product innovation.   Many of our boilers with well over 50 years in service are still purring along.   Owners want to keep it that way.  To insure continuity over these many years, and avoid any “TIF” information gap, our previous “Document Library” is still made accessible by link.   Q4 Beta testing with our reps and several customers has received constructive, and extremely positive, feedback.  We encourage all to check the new site. Read More

Contractor Outlook Up In January

According to the January Contractor Comfort Index (CCI), contractors are continuing to have a cautiously optimistic outlook when it comes to short-term growth. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.   For January 2012, the CCI is 56. These results show that contractors are feeling about the same as they were 12 months earlier when the CCI was also 56.    The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association's contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. Weighted and averaged into one number, a CCI of 50 or above reflects anticipated growth.   The CCI is released prior to the start of each month; the next index number will be released during the last week of ... Read More

Heating and AC distributors file petition against Energy Dept.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have cursed his memory when he forgot the Department of Energy during a Republican debate in Michigan, but some in the heating and air-conditioning industry would certainly like to also forget the DOE. Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), a self-described voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry, has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit, through their attorneys, against a new DOE rule which establishes regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces.Read more HERE.  Read More

Uponor Names Charlie Harte New General Manager for Canada

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Bosch Expands Hot Water Storage Tank Line for North American Marketplace

Bosch Thermotechnology North America, now offers the WST line of enameled steel indirect storage tanks and the SST stainless steel line of indirect storage tanks. The product line offers plumbing and HVAC professionals simplified installation and superiordurability that ensure fewer callbacks while providing end-users years of reliable operation.             “Bosch’s two new lines of indirect storage tanks have greater installation versatility with durability that ranks among the best in the industry,” said John Confrey, Vice President of Hot Water for Bosch Thermotechnology. “When developing the new SST and WST tank lines, we really listened to our wholesalers, dealers and installers to make sure we offered a product that meets the demands of our market-place and displays the hallmark of our advanced engineering.” The WST line of domestic hot water indirect storage tanks is available in three models with capacities of 50, 80 and 119 gallons. The WST tanks offer unique ... Read More

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse® recognized as a Certified LEED Education Provider

Xylem Inc (NYSE: XYL) announces that its Bell & Gossett brand, a leader in systems application education for the HVAC and plumbing industries, has through its Little Red Schoolhouse® been approved by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) as a provider of continuing education for LEED professionals.  Xylem made the announcement in conjunction with Bell & Gossett’s sponsorship of the ASHRAE (American Association of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Winter Technical Conference and AHR Expo in Chicago.   The Schoolhouse’s Large Chilled Water Design Seminar and Modern Hydronic System Design Basic Seminar are the pump industry’s first courses to be approved by GBCI to provide credit toward the credential maintenance requirements of the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP certifications. The content provided in the seminars meets GBCI’s goals of facilitating access to high-quality professional development for those in the green building industry.  The courses focus on the application of ... Read More

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett ESP-System Syzer® now available as a mobile app for iPad® and iPhone®

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) announces that its popular Bell & Gossett ESP System Syzer® is now available for mobile handheld devices. The ESP-System Syzer is extremely accurate at calculating flow rates and pressure drops in piping systems.  The company made the announcement in conjunction with Bell & Gossett’s sponsorship of the ASHRAE (American Association of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Winter Technical Conference and AHR Expo in Chicago.   The new mobile app version of this industry-standard tool now allows HVAC professionals to easily download it on an iPhone® or iPad® and enjoy the same functionality while working in the field.   The ESP-System Syzer performs several critical calculations and offers a variety of unique features, including: Calculating the friction loss and velocity through various pipe types and sizes based on existing fluid conditions. Calculating the relationship between fluid temperatures, system flow and heating/cooling load. A unique Cv tool that ... Read More

Uponor Announces Professional Webinar Series and Factory Training Schedule for 2012

Uponor announces its factory training schedule for the first quarter of the year along with a new Professional Webinar Series, which includes 13 sessions on relevant topics such as Radiant Cooling Application and Design; Commercial Plumbing with PEX; Updates in the Residential Fire Sprinkler Industry; and Efficiencies with Ecoflex® Pre-insulated Pipe Systems.“We are looking to take our training to the next level this year by offering new opportunities in webinars with radiant cooling, Ecoflex and commercial plumbing with PEX, while still keeping true to our roots with our factory training program for professionals,” says Wes Sisco, training manager at Uponor. All of the following webinars are from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and recorded webinars are also available for download on the site in the Online Training section. Feb. 1: Introduction to Ecoflex Pre-insulated Pipe Systems — Explore the benefits of using a flexible, sustainable, ... Read More

Fulton Gears Up for 2012 with New Condensing Heat Boiler

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Fulton China Announces Acquisition of Costerm Swiss AG

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