Mike Miazga 2016-12-07 23:50:14
ASA APPOINTED TO ACCA CODES COMMITTEE In a continued effort to be fully engaged in the codes arena, the American Supply Association recently announced it will serve as a voting member on the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Codes Committee. The scope of the ACCA Codes Committee is to advise and assist ACCA to beneficially represent contractors to the codes community and in the code processes that affect the HVAC industry. Support active involvement includes the International Code Council (ICC) , National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and other recognized national code processes for the codes that impact the HVACR industry. ACCA is a nonprofit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. ACCA works together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency and healthy, comfortable indoor environments. ASA Director of Codes and Standards Hugo Aguilar, P.E., said participating on the ACCA Codes Committee will give ASA an insight on the thoughts of the HVACR industry on proposed changes to the ICC, IAPMO and NFPA standards. The thoughts and input of ASA members will be a factor on ACCA’s position on proposals and comments. Having ACCA as an allied organization is beneficial to ASA as ACCA currently holds a voting position on the IAPMO Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) Technical Committee, Aguilar added. ASA also noted its participation on the ACCA Codes Committee will benefit ACCA, as it can provide expert opinion on important matters via the ASA Codes and Standards Committee. This venture will be headed by Aguilar, who will represent ASA on the committee. WORLY PLUMBING SUPPLY DEBUTS REMODELED CINCY SHOWROOM Columbus, Ohio-based Worly Plumbing Supply recently announced the reopening of its newly remodeled Cincinnati Bath and Kitchen Showroom. Located at 96 Caldwell Drive, the showroom provides kitchen-and-bath products and related design services to assist remodelers, custom homebuilders, do-it your selfers and construction professionals in the southern Ohio Valley and northern Kentucky region. The 3,200-sq.-ft. showroom space is thoughtfully designed with functional kitchen and- bath vignettes to give clients a first-hand experience that often is critical in selecting fixtures, cabinetry, counter tops, lighting and accessories, the company noted. A vast display of fully functional shower heads demonstrates contrasting fixtures and installation options, while multiple freestanding tubs echo current trends in home bath design, Worly Plumbing Supply added. The facility also boasts a well-styled kitchen designed to double as an event space for wine tastings and other events. Staffed by professional interior designers, the showroom is poised to aid Cincinnati clients in designing and furnishing their dream kitchens and baths, the company said. ADVANCE PLUMBING & HEATING SUPPLY RELOCATES Advance Plumbing & Heating Supply moved from its location of 97 years across from the Motor City Casino in Detroit to 150 Parsons St. in Midtown, Detroit. A grand opening was held in late October at the Parsons location which is located in the heart of Midtown. The new location includes a full-service plumbing and heating parts counter, a full line of plumbing and heating repair parts, as well as expert service, the company stated. In addition, Advance Plumbing will be opening Detroit’s first decorative plumbing showroom adjacent to the Parsons location at 3700 Cass Ave. In Midtown. The grand opening for the showroom will occur in the spring of 2017. Advance will be redesigning and reviving the historical façade on Cass Ave., to pay homage to the history of the building. “After 97 years of being located in Detroit, now is the time with the incredible resurgence of Detroit that we open the city’s first-ever decorative plumbing showroom,” owner Jeffrey Moss said. “Our business specializes in having the products and expertise necessary to maintain the older homes and buildings in Detroit. In addition, we are adding thousands of new products that are being demanded by the surrounding community.” Advance also operates a full-service location in Walled Lake, Mich., featuring a full-service contractor’s counter as well as a showroom. Advance’s leadership team includes Moss, Wendy Moss (human resources) and their sons, Josh (VP), Justin (operations manager), and Andrew (marketing consultant). FERGUSON ACQUIRES TWO COMPANIES Ferguson Enterprises recently added two more acquisitions to its expanding portfolio. Ferguson acquired The Plumbing Source in a stock transaction completed in October. The Plumbing Source is a single-location plumbing supplier serving Honolulu and has 19 associates. It will continue to operate as The Plumbing Source, complementing Ferguson’s existing four locations. Also, Ferguson Waterworks acquired Underground Pipe & Valve in an asset transaction in November. Headquartered in South Bend, Ind., Underground has been in business for nearly 40 years and offers a full line of water and sewer products through its four locations in Indiana and Michigan. The acquisition complements the new Ferguson Waterworks locations from the recent acquisition of Michigan Pipe & Valve — Lansing Michigan Pipe & Valve — Flint and Michigan Meter Technology Group. “While we have been successful as an independent distributor for some time, we are excited about the chance to become part of the Ferguson family,” Underground owner Don Nuner said. “We feel Ferguson brings added value to our customers and good long-term opportunities for our employees.” OBITUARY This is a follow-up to last month’s news item on the death of longtime MORSCO executive Kevin Moore, who worked for the Texas-based distributor for 26 years. Moore was the company’s chief operating officer. “To many of us, Kevin was a mentor, business partner and more importantly a great friend,” MORSCO President Stan Allen said. “He never wanted the spotlight and always put others first before himself. Kevin was a tremendous human being and his shoes cannot be filled. He was Morrison through and through. We should rejoice and celebrate the life of this man. He would want all of us to carry on and make him proud.” SOUTHERN PIPE AND SUPPLY MAKES FORTUNE MAGAZINE LIST Meridian, Miss.-based Southern Pipe and Supply, a recent winner of the Supply House Times Supply House of the Year Award, was selected as one of Fortune magazine’s top 100 medium-sized businesses to work for in the United States. Southern Pipe & Supply stated it is the first company to make the list within the plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, waterworks and industrial distribution industries, and the first distributor in any industry to receive the honor. For the past nine years, Southern Pipe & Supply has won the Mississippi Business Journal’s best large company to work for in the state honor. The Fortune rankings are entirely based on the feedback from employees working for participating companies. Employees completed anonymous “Trust Index” surveys. The award category is for companies with 100 to 999 employees. “Culture with us is not a cool perk or a slogan,” Southern President Jay Davidson said. “A culture is something that arises completely out of the persons working in an organization. We call our employees family members and our family members are rock stars. We are fortunate to have a company full of family members who sincerely care for each other, have altruistic attitudes and possess strong desires to be the best in the industry.” WINSUPPLY OPENS LOCATIONON CENTRAL LONG ISLAND Dayton, Ohio-based Winsupply has opened Winsupply of Smithtown (N.Y.), serving contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating indsturies on Long Island and in the New York City metropolitan area. Winsupply of Smith town is the ninth new company Winsupply has opened in 2016. Rob Butler joins Winsupply as president of Winsupply of Smith town. He leads a team of six who have 75 combined years of experience in the plumbing and hydronics industries. Butler was previously vice president and general manager of Kelly & Hayes, an electrical supplier that formerly also distributed plumbing supplies. “Rob Butler has 20 years’ experience in plumbing distribution and has strong customer relationships throughout Long Island and beyond,” said Roland Gordon, president of Winsupply. “Rob took the opportunity to invest in the unique equity partnership that Winsupply offers. A graduate of West Point and a former captain in the U. S. Army as an armor officer, he has the skills that have proven successful for so many of our company leaders.” There are some 580 Win supply locations across the United States serving the residential and commercial construction and industrial markets with supplies and materials. WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES PVF INDUSTRIES North Andover, Mass.-based Watts Water Technologies acquired PVI Industries in early November. PVI is a manufacturer of engineer-specified plumbing and heating equipment for new construction and building retrofits. Its solutions utilize any of the common energy sources (gas, oil, electric, steam and hot water) or combinations of energies in storage tanks ranging from 125 to 4,500 gal. The company is based in Fort Worth, Texas, and its production is 100% dedicated to the ASME commercial market with no residential manufacturing. PVI is unique in the industry by being the only ASME-code water heater manufacturer building pressure vessels and heat exchangers from duplex stainless steel (AquaPLEX), Watts noted. PVI’s product portfolio complements that of AERCO International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Watts. Both PVI and AERCO will now be part of a new Heating and Hot Water Solutions business platform at Watts that will operate out of Fort Worth and Blauvelt, N.Y., and will be led by James F. Dagley, who will serve as president of that platform, while also continuing to lead AERCO.
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