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2015 JANUARY

Start off the new year with advice from Reeves Journal, including a look at the 2014 Western Trends Survey of the industry.

2014 Western Trends Survey

Results of the 2015 edition of the annual Reeves Journal Western Trends Survey paint an optimistic picture of the business environment of the year just past.
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Shades of 'Green'

The number and variety of resource-conserving “green” bath and kitchen lines continue to proliferate.
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2015 AHR Product Preview

Radiant hydronic products shine in America’s home town
People in the Western region of the United States are probably more familiar and comfortable with Chicago than you might at first think.
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How Will the New NAECA Rega Affect Tanked Water Heater Manufacturers?

The day after Tax Day 2015 in the United States is going to be a milestone event for tanked water heater manufacturers.
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Technique Checkup

Horizontal wet venting for a bathroom group
Let’s get right to the technology of the thing this month.
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Coaches Corner

Time to Make Some Adjustments for the New Year

Reboot!
Whether 2014 was great or not so great, you get a fresh start right now.
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Pipeline

Kicking it Off

Some years come in with a yawn and a scratch.
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Windows on Customer Service

Lessons in the five-star treatment from Barry the glass guy
There is always a silver lining if you are looking for it.
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Green Plumbing

It's a New year With New Opportunities

It's 2015
It seems most of us take a moment in late December or early January to consider how quickly the last year has gone and, perhaps, begin to make plans for the next.
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The Dr. Is In

The Power of the Brand

Simply put, they’re recognized and patronized more than non-brands
The sky is falling — again. Amazon is entering the service and repair industry.
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Legal Corner

Subordination Agreements and Your Mechanic's Lien

Be Careful
The California Constitution protects the Mechanic’s Lien rights of contractors and suppliers, giving them higher priority during the foreclosure process.
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Have You 'Tried' Marketing?

There’s simply more to it than just an advertisement
Many of you “try marketing.”
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TRC Announced BMOP Awards

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Dec. 7 announced that Johnstone Supply, Crescent Parts & Equipment and Corken Steel Products have been named the 2014 Big Man On Planet winners.
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NuFlow Relocates in Houston

NuFlow, best known for its pipe relining services, said Dec. 9 it has relocated its Houston office.
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A.O. Smith Ashland City Plant Earns Company Sustainability Award

Tthe A. O. Smith Corp.’s Ashland City, Tenn. plant earned the 2013 Chairman’s Green Star Award for resource conservation.
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HVACR Manufacturers’ Optimism Continues to Grow for 2015 Economic Prospects

According to a recent ASHRAE and AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, there is growing optimism for  improving economic prospects in 2015.
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PRIER Products and VP Supply Receive 2014 AD Conversion Award

PRIER Products is the proud recipient of the 2014 Affiliated Distributors Conversion Award, alongside VP Supply of Rochester, NY.
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Matco-Norca Announces John Kenward’s Passing

John C. Kenward, 52, of Houston passed away.
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ESCO Tool Debuts New Website

An updated website is being introduced by ESCO Tool of Holliston, Mass.
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Instructional Videos Available

Electric Eel has launched a new online instructional video for its Ace and Ace 2 pipeline camera inspection systems.
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Armstrong Fluid Technology Earns Value Award

Armstrong Fluid Technology Dec. 2 was presented with a Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award.
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Aquatic Celebrates 50th

Aquatic, a supplier of fiberglass bath products such as tubs, accessibility and hydrotherapy products, said it would be celebrating its 50th year in 2015.
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Viega Announces New Rewards Program

The new Viega Rewards program gives professional installers the opportunity to earn points for each Viega purchase they make.
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Zurn Green Turtle Manager Re-Elected to ASPE Board

Zurn Industries, LLC announced recently one of its sales managers has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.
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2015 Design & Construction Week Expects to Draw 125,000 to Vegas

Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association and National Association of Home Builders announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with the International Builders’ Show.
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Start off the new year with advice from Reeves Journal, including a look at the 2014 Western Trends Survey of the industry.
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2015 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator

Current prices in dollars and cents for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated.

Provides recommended crew sizes; average production rates; exact material, equipment, and labor costs; a total unit cost and a total price including overhead and profit. Separate listings for high- and low-volume builders, so prices shown are specific for any size business. Estimating tips specific to repair and remodeling work to make your bids complete, realistic, and profitable.

 

 

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