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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

Webstone Announces Pro-Connect Press Air Separator

The Webstone Air Separator is now available with press connections! In addition to being easier than ever to install, the product features a float-guided alignment pin that prevents jams and ensures smooth operation. Vent head and coalescing medium are easily removed should a blockage occur. Suitable for residential or light commercial applications, available in IPS, SWT and NOW PRESS connections in sizes ¾”- 2” and 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

ClimateCraft Launches Line of Quick-Ship Custom Air Handling Units

ClimateCraft announces the launch of its quick-ship custom air handling units (AHU), available for shipment in three weeks. Providing high-quality, reliable operation with many customizable and pre-approved options, the new offering is the first in its product category to be consistently available within this timeframe, without sacrificing unit performance out of necessity for a quick replacement solution. Designed with robust capabilities, such as the ability to handle higher static pressures, the new ClimateCraft quick-ship air handling units offer the comprehensive advantages of a high-quality, expertly engineered HVAC solution for new construction and retrofit applications – all with a consistently available three-week manufacturing cycle. “Previously, when faced with a tight project turn-around or urgent HVAC equipment replacement scenario, owner/operators, engineers and contractors were limited to an off-the-shelf ‘one size fits all’ air handling solution,” explained Gina Cottrell, vice president of sales and marketing at ClimateCraft. “With our new quick-ship AHUs, the ... Read More
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