Mike Miazga 2016-07-02 01:40:33
ASA HIRES CODES AND STANDARDS DIRECTOR The American Supply Association recently announced the hiring of Hugo Aguilar to the role of director of codes and standards. The new position will provide advocacy for the association in the codes arena as well as educate members of the association and their employees on the codes process and changes that will impact the PHCP and PVF industry. Aguilar comes to this position with a strong technical background and extensive experience in the codes and standards process. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and has worked for the past five years as the manager for code development projects for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. During his five years with IAPMO, Aguilar managed projects pertaining to code development, was the staff liaison on the Uniform Mechanical Code and provided staff support on the UMC, as well as Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code. “Hugo will assume many roles for ASA,” ASA Executive Director Mike Adelizzi said. “First, he will be the voice and the association’s spokesperson in the plumbing, heating, cooling, industrial mechanical, water and environmental technical concerns. In addition, he will create relationships with key member stakeholders of the association, allied groups as well as customer groups. “Hugo also will provide association firms with education on the codes process and the changes that will impact their businesses in the future as well as to provide policy guidance and support for our government relations activities at the local, state and national levels. He also will act as the liaison between ASA, related trade associations and the various code committees and councils such as ICC, ASPE, PPI and IAPMO.” For more on Aguilar’s hiring, visit www.supplyht.com. MORSCO ACQUIRES DEVORE & JOHNSON Fort Worth, Texas-based MORSCO (No. 13 Supply House Times Premier 150 rankings) has acquired substantially all the assets of DeVore & Johnson (No. 103 Premier 150 rankings), a plumbing distributor with four locations in Georgia (three in metro Atlanta and one in Athens). The locations will continue to operate as DeVore & Johnson, a MORSCO Company. DeVore & Johnson, founded in 1950, has branches in Forest Park, Suwanee and Kennesaw in the Atlanta metro area. It is based out of Athens. “Welcoming DeVore & Johnson into the MORSCO family fits perfectly with our goal of expanding our footprint in the Southeast,” MORSCO CEO Chip Hornsby said. MORSCO will open an office in the Southeast to better leverage growth plans, it said. With the entry into Atlanta, MORSCO is now a market participant in four of the top nine MSAs in the United States. TORRCO ACQUIRES COMMERCIAL HEATING SUPPLY Waterbury, Conn.-based Torrco, a fourth generation distributor, recently purchased certain operating assets of Commercial Heating Supply. Founded in 1979, Commercial Heating Supply distributes commercial, industrial and residential heating controls, accessories and equipment, and serves customers in Connecticut, Rhode Island and western Massachusetts. It has two branch locations in Hartford and Stamford, Conn., and is one of 23 distributors in the country to offer Honeywell’s 7800 series safeguard controls. “The addition of the Commercial Heating Supply business into Torrco affords Commercial Heating Supply’s customers the benefit of Torrco’s peace-of-mind service and Torrco’s portfolio of products and services,” Torrco Vice President of Sales Chris Fasano said. “Commercial Heating Supply’s expertise in commercial heating will now be shared throughout Torrco’s territories from Stamford, Conn., to North Adams, Mass.” Torrco has 11 trade branch locations and seven design centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. “We are honored Commercial Heating Supply has chosen Torrco to carry on its 48-year legacy as the leading specialty commercial heating parts and equipment supplier in southern New England,” Torrco Chairman and CEO Joel Becker said. The addition of the Commercial Heating Supply personnel and specialty heating lines will make Torrco the unquestionable premier supplier of heating accessories, parts and equipment in Connecticut and western Massachusetts.” INDUSTRY BRIEFS • JMC Steel Group announced it is changing its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma and Energex Tube. Each of these business units will continue to operate under its existing brand name.
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