Reeves Journal

December 2014

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As the holiday season approaches, Reeves Journal takes a look at service groups, code definitions, and more.

Service Groups offer to Strengthen Contractors

Don’t Go it Alone
It’s more important than ever for contractors to take advantage of as many business-enhancing techniques as possible.
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Cracking the Codes

Do Code Definitions Matter?

You bet your bilateral symmetry they do
In just about every code there is an entire chapter dedicate solely to definitions.
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Manufacturer celebrates its 90th anniversary with a new branding initiative

'Ward on Board' and Moving Forward
Ward Manufacturing has come a long way from the company Joseph P. Ward founded in 1924.
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Tech Topic: Backflow

What you need to know about this bad connection
Backflow is a plumbing industry technology that’s as simple to figure as the most basic arithmetic problem, yet as complicated and subtle as the finest of wines.
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Service Sense

Find Your Cheese

Business trends then, now and in the future
One of the few things in life you can count on is change.
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Coaches Corner

Don't be the Grinch in Your Shop

Feeling grumpy? Don’t bring it to work with you this season
It’s December and the holidays are in full swing.
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The Power of Threes

There’s a reason why that’s a potent little number
Today I’m going to provide you with a prescription that will give your clients power and put money in your pocket. It is done with inventory.
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Green Plumbers

Ice, Ice, Baby

Sometimes it’s the little things…
International travel is as exciting as it is nerve-wracking.
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Playing the Percentages

What’s the right prejudgement interest rate?
The California Court of Appeal in October considered the proper prejudgment interest rate allowed to claimants on a Mechanic’s Lien foreclosure action against a property owner.
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Plumbing Power Book

The Holiday season only means one thing around here – the publication of the annual Plumbing Power Book.
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Marketing Mechanics

Let's Set Some Goals

Make 2015 your best year ever
First, define what would make 2015 your best year?
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CA-NV AWWA Board of Directors Name New Chair

The California - Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association in October named Sue Mosburg chair of its Board of Directors during the annual fall conference in Reno.
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PHCC Supports Withdrawal of ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Proposal

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association Nov. 12 joined with 375 trade associations and chambers of commerce from 50 states.
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2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES

New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society.
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Kudos to Kohler

Kohler was recognized recently for its longtime support of the education and training of plumbing-heating-cooling professionals with the Chairman’s Award, given by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor’s Education Foundation.
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Plumbing Manufacturers Look Inside and Out for Water Savings

While they continue to make products that save water, leading plumbing manufacturers say more needs to be done to use water efficiently inside and outside buildings.
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Flow Expo Industry Trade Show Celebrates 40 Years

Southern California’s premier trade event, The Flow Expo, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Mar. 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach.
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Taco Forms Strategic Alliance For High-Efficiency Pumps

Taco Inc. on Nov. 6 announced a strategic alliance with Italian pump manufacturer Askoll to produce high-efficiency circulators in Taco’s factory in Cranston, R.I.
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LA Apprentice Places Nationally

Chris Lighthart placed third in the two-day HVAC Apprenticeship Competition at the PHCC National Connect 2014 Convention.
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Get Credit

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials said in early November it has been approved as an International Association for Continuing Education and Training Authorized Provider.
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The Sump and Sewage Pump Manufactures Association has been selected to provide a three-track educational session at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show.
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New Rep for Bradford White

Bradford White recently announced the addition of a new manufacturer representative in the southern region of Texas.
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Reeves Journal

December 2014


As the holiday season approaches, Reeves Journal takes a look at service groups, code definitions, and more.
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