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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 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

Armstrong Fluid Technology Reveals How To Achieve Significant Facility Energy Savings

WHAT: Webinar On How Parallel Sensorless Pump Controls Optimize Energy Savings WHY: 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: For further information: Email: or Call: 416-755-2291 ext 367 Read More

John Molnar Joins Armstrong Fluid Technology To Support Commercial & Engineering Markets

 Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced that John Molnar has joined the company as Technical Sales Representative, Commercial and Engineering. In his new role he will develop and grow relationships with engineers, contractors and service dealers in the Ontario territory. His main focus will be working with standard and configured building products and Design Envelope solutions.   Molnar comes to Armstrong from O’Dell Associates, where he worked closely with engineers and contractors in the Hamilton/Niagara region. Molnar has held various sales positions in the HVAC industry for the last several years and currently serves as president of the ASHRAE Chapter in Hamilton, ON. He graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and also has a Professional Engineer designation.   For more information about Armstrong Fluid Technology visit Armstrong Fluid Technology.   About Armstrong Fluid Technology With more than 1000 employees worldwide, operating seven manufacturing facilities on three continents, Armstrong ... Read More

Raven Products Announces Sweeney Rogers Geraghty Inc. As Sales Representative

Raven Products is pleased to announce Sweeney Rogers Geraghty Inc. as their New England territory Sales Representative. “I have had the privilege of working with Peter Sweeney and his professional team previously in my career. We are thrilled to have such a professional, results oriented agency representing us in our core marketplace” stated Mark D’Agostino; President and CEO of Raven Products.Peter Sweeney of Sweeney Rogers Geraghty Inc. commented “We’re thrilled to represent Raven Products throughout New England because they fill the unique needs of distributors and contractors alike. Their extensive mix of useful, often innovative items provides us with an opportunity to increase our reach with our channel partners.”Mark J. D’Aostino can be reached at mdagostino@ravenproducts.us173 Flanders RoadPO Box 1186Westborough, MA. 01581Toll Free: 888-467-2836Fax: Read More

Raven Products Announces Launch Of Full Line Wrought Copper Fittings

Raven Products has launched a full line of Wrought Copper Fittings. These high quality fittings will add to and augment our existing line of fittings and are available for immediate shipment. “This is just another example of the New Raven Products. We are committed to continually expanding our product offering to provide competitive pricing, high quality products and first rate service to our valued customers. We are very excited to have this new product category added to our portfolio” commented Mark D’Agostino; President and CEO.Mark J. D’Agostino can be reached at Read More
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