KBIS PREVIEW NEW PRODUCTS BATH SERIES Meda, in the heart of Brianza, Italy, is the region where high-end Italian contemporary furnishings have been made since the 18th century. It is here the artisans and ateliers of high quality, luxury contemporary furnishings continue to inspire and be inspired. The ROHL Italian Bath Meda series is named in honor of this history. The sleek lines of this collection embody the spirit of Cassina and Minotti chairs, tables and accessories. Unfettered and modern from start to finish, the company states. ROHL. www.rohlhome.com SELF-CLEANING TOILET American Standard’s ActiClean is the toilet that cleans itself, removing dirt and stains with the press of a button. It combines the power of the exclusive VorMax flushing technology (which delivers the cleanest flush ever engineered, American Standard states) with an integrated useractivated cleaning system. Simply press a button, walk away and ActiClean scours the surface with cleaning fluid using a powerful jet of water to deliver a clean bowl. All cleaning components and batteries are discreetly hidden and easily accessible. American Standard. www.americanstandard-us.com BEAUTY MEETS BRAWN Niagara’s new Stealth Phantom is a single-flush toilet (at 0.8 gpf) that features the company’s patented Stealth Technology, which involves a combination of air and water working in unison to deliver a cleaner and more reliable flush without sacrificing superior performance. Niagara notes the toilet’s skirted sides conceal the trapway system, providing users with a sophisticated and sleek fixture that also is easy to clean. Niagara Conservation. www.niagaraconservation.com CAST-BRASS DRINKING FAUCET Central Brass Co. Offers the Central Brass drinking faucet (bubbler head with flange and shank) for drinking fountains. The durable bubbler head is made from a brass forging and is copper-, nickel- and chrome-plated. The 1/2-14 NSPM shank is yellow brass. The push button control is provided with a replaceable cartridge. The bubbler flow rate is internally adjustable. Central Brass Co. www.centralbrass.com SMART TOILET DXV’s dual-flush smart toilet offers multiple features housed in a compact, streamlined, ergonomic form. The fixture features hands-free flushing, automated lid opening and closing, and seat heating that join a completely adjustable two-nozzle water-spray system with integrated air dryer to create a state-of-the-art smart toilet that delivers the ultimate in performance and efficiency, the company states. DXV. www.dxv.com REPAIR BROKEN DRAIN SNAKES General Pipe Cleaners’ Quick- Fix allows end users to quickly repair broken drain-cleaning snakes field. Quick-Fix lets the user continue to k d fish the job without returning to the shop or replacement. The specially designed g connecter easily attaches in the field. C g he cable and thread Quick-Fix over the broken snake with no welding required —just vice-grips or pliers. Available in 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8” and 3/4” sizes with female or male connectors for General’s Flexicore cables. General Pipe Cleaners. www.drainbrain.com/videohtml/drainsnakes.html (video) NEW PRODUCTS: ASA UNIVERSITY COURSES SELLING ESSENTIALS Four new sales courses are available in ASA University’s online store. The courses include “Selling Essentials: Developing Clients for Life,” “Selling Essentials: Opening the Conversation,” “Selling Essentials: Prospecting and Managing Territory” and “Selling Essentials: Understanding the Sales Cycle.” Each sales course concludes with an interactive case study, bringing lessons learned in the course into a real-life scenario, as well as a final 10-question quiz. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will receive a certificate of completion. ASA University. www.asa.net TAKING CONTROL OF CONFLICT “Taking Control of Conflict” from ASA University is an online course that explores workplace respect, establishes self-respect, develops reciprocity with colleagues and maintains respect when faced with stress, uncertainty and change. The course includes an interactive case study, quiz questions and a 10-question final test. A certificate of completion is provided for those who pass the final test. Information covered in the course includes typical approaches to conflict, sources of conflict and best practices for conflict prevention. ASA University. www.asa.net CREATING A RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE From ASA University, “Creating a Respectful Workplace” is a course that covers individual responsibility, company culture, maintaining a respectful workplace in challenging situations and maintaining and rebuilding respect after an offense. The course is designed to help employees consistently demonstrate respect in their day-to-day interactions and learn the behaviors that contribute to a respectful environment. It includes an interactive case study, quiz questions and a 10-question final test. A certificate of completion is provided to those who pass the final test. ASA University. ww.asa.net BATHROOM SINKS Elkay’s Quartz Luxe collection of sinks is stain- and odorresistant and easy to clean, the company notes. The sinks’ main component is natural quartz, which is four times harder than granite and helps resist smudges, scratches and heavy impacts. Elkay. www.elkay.com BATH SUITE Moen’s Genta bath suite features a contemporary faucet that is compact in design with curved edges, clean lines in a chrome finish and a twisting ribbon water flow. Genta accessories also are available, including a single robe hook, pivoting paper holder, hand towel bar and towel bars in 18” and 24” lengths. Moen. Pro.moen.com TWO-IN-ONE SHOWERHEAD Delta’s Hydro Rain two-in one shower head delivers complete water coverage and control with options that include individual use of a pivoting raincan or a shower head, or in conjunction together. The shower head is designed to fit a standard shower arm and can be installed in minutes. Delta Faucet. www.deltafaucet.com DECORATIVE PLUMBING PRODUCTS Gerber’s new Hinsdale suite includes a 1.28-gpf toilet and two pedestal sink options. The toilet features the brand’s proprietary QuietClean flushing system with siphon-jet technology, which offers a powerful swirl effect. Gerber. www.gerberonline.com REMOTE ACCESS FOR TANKLESS WATER HEATERS NaviLink is designed to support remote access for all Navien tankless water heaters (NPE series) combi-boilers (NCB-E series) and gas condensing boilers (NHB series) through the new NaviLink Wi-Fi control and mobile app. Navien. www.navien.com PROPEX BRASS TRANSITION FITTINGS Targeted for commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems, Uponor North America (Uponor) offers code-listed commercial-grade ProPEX brass transition fittings in sizes from 1/2” to 2”. Manufactured from high-quality, C36000, the offering includes 31 transition fittings. Uponor. www.uponorpro.com BUSINESS ETIQUETTE ASA University’s “Business Etiquette” online course provides guidelines for common business etiquette, how to show respect for yourself and others, how to establish positive connections and how to choose proper responses to rude behavior. ASA University. www.asa.net ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE From ASA University, “Ethics in the Workplace” explores how to create the standards and policies that support workplace ethics, how to follow and support ethical standards and how to deal with ethics problems. ASA University. www.asa.net RESIDENTIAL WATER PROCESSING ASA University’s “Residential Water Processing” course has been updated to include information regarding recent water-standard requirements, water-testing methods and is mobile, tablet compatible and gives employees the basic understanding of common water problems. ASA University. www.asa.net
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