“I Hope to Die with a Pipe Wrench in my Hand!”

Nick B

Lorne Figley is the owner and operator of Broadway Heating located in Saskatoon, Canada.  Staying small, the business that began as a group of five friends peaked at just nine employees and has wound down to just one, Lorne.  Nothing too out of the ordinary right?  Well the remarkable thing about…

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Meet the Carters-3 Generations of Plumbers

Nick B

  SupplyHouse.com runs a short documentary series focused on highlighting interesting people and stories inside the plumbing and contractor industry called Trade Life.  I was fortunate enough to help shoot the newest episode, Trade Life: Passing the Torch.  This episode follows the sto…

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Milwaukee Heated Jackets and Hoodies – Your Solution to the Winter Cold!

Jackie

Are you dreading the freezing temperatures coming this winter? Worry no more! Milwaukee Heated Jackets and Hoodies are here to keep you nice and toasty this season. They integrate five carbon heating elements and advanced fabric-layering technology to distribute (and maintain!) heat throughout your …

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Women Aren’t Just Flocking To Plumbing Jobs, They’re Opening HVAC Companies Too.

Steffy

  The HVAC Woman of the Year award went to Jacki Bradbury-Guerrero, who started her first company at 40, the second at 50 and the third at 60, according to ContractingBusiness.com.   She has been working in the air conditioning biz since 1987, when she was a controller for a l…

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The Next Generation Of Plumbers: Women.

Steffy

  The contracting industry is at a cross-roads. The workforce is growing older, and finding new talent has been an ongoing struggle. But there's a new group of emerging talent who are showing a blooming interest in the field-- women.   Nationwide, about 9,000 women plumbers, p…

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Where Will We Find The Next Generation of Plumbers?

Steffy

  10 Million new skilled workers will be needed by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This figure looms over the heads of the Baby Boomer generation heading toward retirement. It's tough to walk away when there is nobody there to take your place.   Attracting…

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Is ‘Greywater’ The Solution For Water Shortages on Job Sites?

Steffy

New mandates in California to cut water use are being felt at construction sites, but there may be a new budding solution. According to an article in Bizjournals, builders are finding sources of reclaimed water, or 'greywater', to use as a replacement. Water is necessary at construction sit…

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Are you ready for the new residential efficiency standards?

Steffy

The times they are a-changin', and there's no option other than to adapt. April 15th is quickly approaching, and the new residential water heater energy efficiency standards are about to be in effect.   The 2010 Department of Energy Final Rule on energy efficiency mandates a higher En…

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U.S. HVAC manufacturers’ annual sales hit $45 billion in 2014.

Steffy

  U.S. producers of HVAC equipment can let out a sigh of relief. The construction industry is back, and better than ever. According to a white paper published by CMD, there will be an ongoing cyclical improvement in construction trends in the next 2 to 3 years - with HVAC manufacturers a…

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5 reasons how Fantech FQ Series Quiet Ceiling Fan will make going to the bathroom better

Steffy

1. the FQ Series Fans silence will never startle your cat.   2. After the deed is done, it will smell like roses.   3. This moldy monster will be living his last days - the FQ ceiling fan eliminates mold!   4. The warranty lasts forever and ever and e…

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U.S. Manufacturing is back, says plumbing CEOs

Steffy

When six CEOs from Plumbing Manufacturers International agree, our ears perk up. These six CEO's concluded in an article in Contractor Magazine that the U.S. plumbing manufacturing industry is making a comeback.   Sustainability and water savings are top of mind for homeowners considering…

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7 Holiday Gifts For Plumbers

Steffy

What do you get your favorite plumber who seemingly has it all? Here's a few ideas that may leave them pleasantly surprised!   1. M18 Compact 1/2" Drill Driver Kit: This Milwaukee kit is the most compact drill driver in its class. It allows great accessibility in tight work spaces, an…

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