Industry News

  • 09.20.22

    RIGID

    RIDGID® RP 115 Mini Press Tool: The Smallest, Lightest Press Tool on the Market

    A part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, RIDGID offers a complete selection of press tool solutions Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the smallest and lightest press tool on the market, the RP 115 Mini Press Tool. Designed for residential and lightweight commercial plumbing use, it completes the majority of press connections installed in …

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  • 09.20.22

    New Jersey Adopts 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code

    Trenton, N.J. — New Jersey has officially adopted the 2021 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) to serve as the plumbing code for the Garden State. The Division of Codes and Standards, which is part of the state’s Department of Community Affairs, adopted the NSPC with state-specific amendments on Monday. The 2021 NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, …

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  • 09.13.22

    RIGID

    RIDGID® Pipe Patching System: Simpler Trenchless Pipe Repair in Two Hours or Less

    The underground solution from RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, provides a new business opportunity for drain cleaning and inspection professionals Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces an all-inclusive, start-to-finish solution for faster and simpler trenchless repairs. The RIDGID Pipe Patching System is the most versatile …

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  • 09.09.22

    ICC

    2022 International Code Council Annual Conference, Expo and Hearings to Kick Off in Louisville

    Building safety professionals will discuss the 2024 I-Codes and attend networking and learning opportunities Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council will be hosting its Annual Conference, Expo and Public Comment Hearings at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY, from September 11 - 18, 2022. The event will welcome building safety professionals from around the …

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  • 06.21.22

    RIGID

    Students Participate in Second Annual RIDGID® “We Love STEM Day”

    A part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, RIDGID hosted a day of hands-on STEM learning Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, hosted its second annual “We Love STEM Day” in June for 38 students in grades three through eight. The event was designed to support local schools and engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). …

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  • 06.10.22

    Plumbing Industry Leaders Address Key Trends, Issues at 2022 Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    San Antonio (May 20, 2022) — The seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium returned as an in-person event for the first time in four years, bringing together industry, manufacturing, water utility and government leaders from around the world.

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  • 05.19.22

    National Standard Plumbing Code Public Hearing Set for Aug. 11

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) encourages all members and industry representatives to review the proposed code changes for the 2024 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) and attend the NSPC public hearing, Aug. 11, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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  • 05.11.22

    ICC

    International Code Council and Building Talent Foundation Announce New Collaboration

    The two organizations will promote careers in construction and reinforce education and training opportunities for future construction professionals Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) announced that they will be combining efforts to support and strengthen the residential construction and building safety workforce. The two organizations will …

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  • 05.03.22

    ICC

    The 2022 Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

    Week One of Building Safety Month Explores Planning for a Safe and Sustainable Tomorrow Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is excited to announce the beginning of the 42nd annual Building Safety Month. The campaign is led by the Code Council and its members and partners every May to raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role of building safety …

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  • 05.03.22

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    Viega Fittings Earn Additional Navy Approval

    Pressing technology approved for use on U.S. Navy surface combatants BROOMFIELD, Colo.  – Viega, the first press fitting system to meet the standard for use on Navy combat ships, has won approval for additional components to be used onboard. Last year, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the use of MegaPress® CuNi press fittings in sizes ½" to 2" to be used in surface combatant …

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