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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

Armstrong Announces New Maintenance-Free S&H Circulators and Seal Bearing Assemblies

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the introduction of Maintenance-Free (MF) versions of its popular S&H Circulator line and the Seal Bearing Assemblies (SBA) used to service them.   The traditional sleeve bearing designs that are commonly used in this style of circulator require periodic oiling. The new Armstrong maintenance-free S& H Circulators eliminate the need for oiling, saving time and cost for building operators. The new MF S&H line will be offered as an additional option alongside the traditional sleeve bearing designs.   Armstrong Seal Bearing Assemblies are also compatible with many competing circulator models that require maintenance. This allows building owners to upgrade those installed circulators by replacing the SBA with the maintenance-free Armstrong versions.   The universal module that services the 2,3,4 and 5 Series S&H circulators is also compatible with installed SBAs. A wide range of large institutional customers, such as school boards, property management companies, and pump ... Read More

Webstone Products Featured on PBS’s HOMETIME

Webstone's Hydro-Core Hydronic Manifold System and Isolator Uni-Flange Ball Valves have been featured on Hometime - one of PBS’s longest-running home improvement programs.  Episode 2801 - Creekside Home Heat highlights different ways to run radiant floor heat and streamline heating during a boiler installation.  Learn more about the benefits of Webstone and view the episode at  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

Uponor Named a Progress Minnesota 2014 Honoree

Uponor North America (Uponor) was recently named a Progress Minnesota 2014 honoree by Finance & Commerce magazine. The award recognizes individuals and companies driving business growth, jobs and economic development in the Twin Cities and across the state of Minnesota.“It is an honor to be chosen as one of the companies helping to drive greater economic growth in the Twin Cities area,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “We have a strong entrepreneurial spirit here at Uponor that is a core part of our culture. Being recognized for our efforts is humbling as well as motivating to ensure we continue our drive toward further innovation and success.” Uponor is one of 33 companies and individuals being recognized for their outstanding contribution to the Twin Cities business market. Other company honorees include 3M, Mayo Clinic, Shutterfly and St. Jude Medical. “This year’s award recipients illustrate the creativity, drive and ... Read More

McDonnell & Miller celebrates 50 years with HARDI

McDonnell & Miller®, an exclusive product line of Bell & Gossett®, a brand of Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, was recently recognized by the Heating Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) for its dedicated involvement as a manufacturer.McDonnell & Miller celebrated a 50-year milestone in its relationship with the leading HVACR trade association. Glenn Huse, global product line manager, engineered specialties, HVAC marketing, Xylem Applied Water Systems, accepted the company’s award at the 2013 HARDI Annual Conference held December 7 to 10 in Phoenix, Ariz.“We are honored to receive this recognition for our many years of collaboration with HARDI,” said Mark Handzel, vice president, Product Regulatory Affairs, and director, HVAC Commercial Buildings Business Unit, Xylem. “Xylem and its brands value strong relationships with industry professionals, including distributors and trade associations. Staying involved in our industries positions the company ... Read More

Bosch Thermotechnology Teams Up With Orca Energy to Reduce Cost of Geothermal Heating and Cooling for New Home Developers, Builders and Homebuyers

Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading heating-cooling equipment manufacturer, has signed an agreement with US-based Orca Energy, a leading geothermal utility provider, to jointly market a geothermal infrastructure-equipment solution to developers, homebuilders and prospective new homeowners in the U.S.   The agreement between Bosch Thermotechnology and Orca Energy was signed in October at the annual International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Technical Conference and Expo held in Las Vegas, NV.   The agreement to collaborate in the U.S. marketplace solves one of the most persistent challenges facing the geothermal industry: how to overcome builder and homeowner resistance to the initial capital cost barrier of installing the ground heat exchanger. Geothermal heat pump systems can save between 30%-50% in heating and cooling costs compared to a conventional furnace or air conditioner. First costs for installing the heat exchanger loop element, however, have been a stumbling block the industry has struggled with ... Read More
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