Industry News

  • 03.01.24

    Safety and risk management

    Federated Insurance Launches 2½-Day Risk Management Academy Offering for All Industries in June

    Federated Insurance® is excited to formally invite business owners in all industries to attend one of our complimentary 2½-Day Risk Management Academy (RMA) offerings from June 4-6, 2024. Led by risk management professionals, this session will be held at Federated’s Home Office in Owatonna, Minnesota. Often, business owners may find themselves so busy in the… more

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  • 02.14.24

    Viega

    Viega Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

    The 180,000 sq. ft. plant in Mantua, Ohio, is actively under construction and is expected to be operational in early 2025. BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 25, 2023 – Viega, the industry leader in press technology for metal pipe fittings and valves, announced it will build a new manufacturing facility for its ProPress® and MegaPress® products in Mantua, Ohio, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland. Viega …

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  • 02.12.24

    Economic Outlook

    2024 Economic Outlook

    A look at the latest economic and employment trends … and how you as plumbing and HVACR contractors can use them to identify where growth will occur and possibly shift your strategies. As plumbing and HVACR contractors face a host of both business challenges and opportunities this year, strategic planning and adaptability will be key factors in your company achieving success. With this report, …

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  • 01.29.24

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

    2024 National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated Now Available

    Ontario, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2024) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the 2024 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code – Illustrated (NSPC). An updated version of the 2021 NSPC, the book may be purchased from the IAPMO web store. The 2024 NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems …

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  • 01.22.24

    Plumbing

    SkillsUSA Selects Plumbing and Heating Competitor for WorldSkills 2024

    Please see the below release from SkillsUSA on Brady Kroll, who has been chosen as the official competitor for Plumbing and Heating at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition. PHCC—National Association, PHCC Educational Foundation, IAPMO, and the United Association are all proud to be sponsors of Brady's trip to compete in France.  Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has selected Brady Kroll of Barnesville,. …

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  • 12.06.23

    Wholesaler Panel

    A Rock Star Playing Field

    In today’s ever-changing business landscape, strengthening the contractor/wholesaler channel is critical to survival. A recent general session at PHCCCONNECT2023 drilled deep into the conversation. “How does my supplier make me look like a rock star?” asked Dan Callies, president of Oak Creek Plumbing, Inc., Oak Creek, Wisconsin, during the “Collaborative Connections: Strengthening Supplier …

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  • 11.16.23

    Safety and risk management

    Federated Insurance® Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

    Federated Insurance® Chairman Jeff Fetters recently announced that Nicholas R. Lower ...

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  • 10.17.23

    Safety and risk management

    Brenneco Plumbing Receives 2023 PHCC Safety First! Award

    Federated Insurance announced that this year’s recipient of their 18th annual “Safety First! ...

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  • 09.28.23

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

    IAPMO Opens 94th Annual Education and Business Conference

    Please read this press release from PHCC Supporting Sponsor, IAPMO, which includes award announcements for multiple PHCC members (underlined). San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 27, 2023) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Monday opened its 94th annual Education and Business Conference, co-located with ASSE International’s Annual Meeting and the American …

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  • 06.30.23

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

    ASPE, IAPMO, PMI, and WPC to Present Eighth Emerging Water Technology Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona

    Ontario, California – The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC), will convene the eighth biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) at the Scottsdale Plaza and Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 14 …

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