1596 From Mansfield Plumbing’s “Toilet Talk” e-newsletter, the modern toilet came about in 1596 when Sir John Harrington created a new type of water closet that involved a raised cistern. Pictured is Mansfield’s Brentwood HET. 9 From Metals Service Center Institute, in April U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 9% from April 2014. Steel product inventories decreased 0. 8% from the previous month, MSCI reported 88 From NKBA University instructor John Morgan, a recent study finds 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as a word-of-mouth recommendation. 2 The North Central Wholesalers Association welcomed two new members to the group in Nicklas Supply (Pittsburgh area) and Iron City Pipe and Supply Co.(Jackson, Ohio). 2016 Ferguson announced plans to open a Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in the hub of historic South End Charlotte (N.C.). The 11,000-sq.-ft. showroom is slated to open in the spring of 2016. 28 From the New York Times’ Science of Us website, if presented with three empty bathroom stalls men go left 28% of the time; straight 40% of the time and right 32% of the time. Presented with the same options, women go left (34%), straight (29%) and right (37%). 4 HARDI’s monthly TRENDS report shows average sales for HARDI distributor members increased 14.4% in March 2015.The annualized growth through March 2015 was 5. 9%. 64.9 From consulting firm FMI’s Nonresidential Construction Index Report, the secondquarter rating of 64.9 remained essentially unchanged from the firstquarter mark of 64.8. FMI reports the nonresidential sector continues to grow at a solid pace, reflecting 18 months of improving activity despite rising construction-material and labor costs and a slight decline in regional economies.
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