Technology

  • 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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  • 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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  • 02.16.22

    2022 Economic Outlook

    The economy is moving upward, albeit at a slower rate of growth. How will you respond to continuing issues … and new opportunities?

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  • 02.01.22

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    Dr. Richard Thorsten, chief impact officer for Water.org, and Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System, will deliver the keynote addresses at the seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), scheduled for May 10-11 in San Antonio.

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  • 03.12.21

    A Return to Live Events in 2021

    Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes (2020) wrote in her December 1, 2020, article, Predicting the Future of Events, “[MDG has] been researching, reading, experimenting and tracking what’s working and what’s not in the events space.”  The following are what might be expected in 2021

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  • 02.26.21

    2021: Helping Members Thrive in the Next Normal

    After a challenging 2020, the plumbing-heating-cooling industry is looking forward to renewed prosperity with the hope that COVID-19 will fade into the background with the introduction of multiple vaccines and hence, encouraging the public to work, shop, dine and travel the way it did in pre-pandemic times. In fact, some economists are predicting the economy will return to normal by this fall. The recovery, however, will not be without its share of challenges.

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