Industry News

  • 04.14.21

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Names RWC Winner of Metro Atlanta Top Workplaces 2021 Award

    Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is a market leader and manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential and commercial applications. RWC has been honored with a Metro Atlanta Top Workplaces 2021 Award by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). This was the company’s first time applying for a spot on the Top Workplaces list, which is solely based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, and is the first time the company is being honored.

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  • 02.09.21

    Plumbing Industry Allies Support National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applaud the House of Representatives for bipartisan passage of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) on Friday and strongly encourage the Senate to approve it as well.

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  • 02.03.21

    Viega Supports SkillsUSA to Champion Workforce Development, Help Close Skills Gap

    Viega LLC has announced support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. The 2021 sponsorship will support the mission of SkillsUSA and the manufacturing career cluster of the national SkillsUSA Championships. The Viega Group is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology.

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  • 01.27.21

    Viega Brings Press Tool to Market in North America

    Viega LLC, the company which introduced pressing to North America, now has its own branded pressing tools for use with its fittings. The Viega Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco are now available in distributors and through Viega. The tools, which are the first in North America to carry the Viega name, cost less than similar press tools from other manufacturers and are an affordable way for contractors to adopt pressing.

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  • 12.15.20

    International Code Council and National Environmental Health Association Launch Pandemics Task Force

    The International Code Council and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) have established a new task force on pandemics. Recognizing the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on new and existing buildings and construction, this task force will develop resources to help prepare buildings and communities for disease-related threats.

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  • 10.13.20

    Bradford White Corporation and Industry Associations Urge Skilled Trades Employers to Focus on Recruiting Next Generation of Talent

    As global economic disruption accelerates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, leaders in manufacturing, distribution and residential and commercial services are calling attention to overlooked career opportunities in the traditional skilled trades and urging an industry-wide focus on workforce development to close the skilled trades labor gap and recruit a new generation of young workers.

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  • 10.07.20

    Reliance Worldwide Corporation Provides End-to-End Water Heater Solutions with Complete Suite of Complementary SharkBite and HoldRite Products Designed for Efficiency

    Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is a market leader and manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential and commercial applications. For plumbing business owners, the importance of building a strong team that works together seamlessly and efficiently is paramount. The same holds true for RWC’s engineers when developing water heater solutions. All products must work in concert to perform and last.

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  • 07.09.20

    IAPMO to Present Webinar on Navigating Reopening Through Ups and Downs of COVID-19

    With the recent surge of coronavirus cases in a number of states in various stages of reopening causing confusion and uncertainty in the industry, IAPMO will host a free webinar, The COVID Rollercoaster: Navigating Your Business Through the Ups and Downs of State COVID Responses, on Wednesday, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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  • 05.28.20

    2021 UPC/UMC and 2018 NSPC-New Jersey Edition Available in the IAPMO Codes Mobile App

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) added three codes to the IAPMO Codes mobile app — the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) and 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC)-New Jersey are now available for download — giving users constant access to their purchased code books on their mobile devices even when they are offline.

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  • 05.15.20

    The 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code – Illustrated Is Now Available

    The 2021 NSPC Illustrated edition – an updated version of the 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated – is now available at the IAPMO Online Store. This code book provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems used or installed in plumbing systems. The illustrations and supplementary notes make it an indispensable training tool. 

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