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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, 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

Uponor Wins Community Impact Award in Sustainability Category

In a celebration ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 27, Uponor North America (Uponor) was named a 2014 Community Impact Award winner in the Sustainability Category. Uponor was one of three finalists for the prestigious award that is sponsored by Minnesota Business Magazine.The Sustainability Award recognizes companies for offering their products or services in a way that's better for the environment. “We were up against some tough competition, but the emphasis on our triple-bottom-line philosophy, our community involvement and our efforts toward energy reduction at our facility made all the difference,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. An Uponor team represented by Senior Management Committee members and members of the Sustainability Team were in attendance at the event, which was held at Aria in downtown Minneapolis. “This award is a great honor for our company,” says Gray. “It validates the hard work and efforts in sustainability done by many at ... Read More

Raven Products is pleased to announce that Mark J. D’Agostino has been appointed President & CEO.

“Six months ago, Raven Products made one of the smartest business decisions in over 30 years of existence by hiring Mark D'agostino, former President of Wilo, USA. Today I have the honor and pleasure as Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder to announce as of March 1st 2014 Mark is our new President and CEO. With Mark’s incredibly vast knowledge of our industry, we have never been in a better position for whatever the future throws at us. Mark has tremendous experience in senior management positions and has such a passion for our great company we are sure to thrive for many years to come. People always ask how to describe Mark so here I go. Mark is the Babe Ruth of the plumbing and heating industry. He hits a home run every time he is challenged. Simple as that. Congratulations our fearless leader and most importantly my friend.” Stated Michael ... Read More

Wayne Rose Promoted to Global Marketing Role at Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced that Wayne Rose has been promoted to the position of Global Marketing Manager – Pumps. In his new role he assumes responsibility for the marketing of the Armstrong portfolio of pumps, Suction Guides and Flo-Trex valves on a worldwide basis, with particular emphasis on the company’s Design Envelop pump models.   Rose has fulfilled a number of roles at Armstrong since joining the company 15 years ago. Building on his experience as a product manager, he progressed to the role of marketing director (UK and EMEA) with responsibility for branding and communication, and most recently has been responsible for manufacturing & technical services operations at Armstrong’s factory in Manchester, UK. In his new role, reporting to Brent Ross, global director of configured building equipment, he will continue to be a member of the UK leadership team, whilst assuming his new international role from his base ... Read More

Modine Introduces its full-line Geothermal Heat Pump Series

Modine’s Energy Star-rated residential and light-commercial geothermal product line includes water-to-water, water-to-air, water-to-air/water combination, and split condensing/air-handling systems.   All Modine geothermal systems feature the Orb controller, providing quick start-up right from the full color LCD touchscreen with control of up to four forced-air zones as standard, real time displays of EER and COP estimates, water and air temperatures, and easy troubleshooting. All systems use R410A refrigerant and offer a 10-year limited warranty. Water-to-water residential and light commercial models are available in reversible and non-reversible sizes from 2- to 12-ton sizes. Water-to-air models range in size from 1.5- to 6-ton units in both vertical and horizontal configurations. Compact commercial systems are also available for water source or geothermal applications.  Water-to-air/water combination units provide forced air heating and cooling and also the ability to provide heat for radiant-heated floors, domestic hot water, pools/spas and snow melting. They are available in ... Read More

OESP Road Show Offers Extensive Education Program

OESP’s first Road Show will feature over thirteen hours of education for industry professionals. The two-day event will take place at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut from May 12-13, 2014. The education program includes something for everyone with both managerial and technical classes. Take this opportunity to enhance your professional development and sharpen your skills. The management-specific sessions will give owners and managers a sneak peak at OESP’s Professional Service Manager’s Academy. During Monday’s sessions, you can learn more about the true cost of a call back, the impacts of recurring service revenue, implementing change, quality service pricing, how to gain customers and increase referrals, and low-rate financing for energy-efficient heating systems. On Tuesday, you can take courses on budgeting and risk management.  The Road Show’s technical and sales workshops will give you insight into new technology and alternative fuels. These sessions will cover smart pumps, controls and resets, duct design, ... Read More

10 Noritz Tankless Water Heater Models Now Featured in Autodesk Seek® Library

1 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (FEBRUARY 20, 2014) Design professionals in the residential and commercial construction industry can now specify Noritz tankless water heaters using Autodesk Seek®, an online source for product specifications and building information modeling (BIM) for building design. The site now features 10 Noritz products in its database library.With access to the three of Noritz’s most widely specified commercial tankless water heaters and seven of its most popular residential units, design professionals are able to download BIM files, models, drawings and product specifications during their active design sessions. Noritz tankless models that are currently available in the library database include: NCC1991-OD Commercial Tankess Water Heater proTOUGH NR981-SV Residential Tankless Water Heater proTOUGH NR981-OD Residential Tankless Water Heater NC380 Commercial Tankless Water Heater proTOUGH NR981-DVC Residential Tankless Water Heater ecoTOUGH NRC1111-DV Residential Tankless Water Heater ecoTOUGH NRC1111-OD Residential Tankless Water Heater ecoTOUGH NRC661-DV Residential Tankless Water Heater NCC1991-DV ... Read More


Lochinvar is announcing the January winners in its VIP Contractor Program. Mack Shwert of Winters Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named the latest winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Nick Kuiken of Reiner Group, Inc. in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, was selected in the monthly drawing.  Both winners solidified their spots on 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 Shwert’s entry in the VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on, highlighted the installation of a five-zone heating system that included a 199,000 Btu/hr Wall Mount KNIGHT® Heating Boiler and a 40-gallon Squire® Indirect Water Heater. After receiving the highest number of votes for the month, his installation also earned the approval of the judges. “I’m thrilled to be a winner in the ... Read More
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