Plumber Industry News: Envirosight Names Manager, Grundfos Appoints Vice President

Benjamin Franklin voted favorite local business, UK celebrates Quality Plumbing Week
Plumber Industry News: Envirosight Names Manager, Grundfos Appoints Vice President
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Envirosight named Steve Webster channel development manager. He will split time between product and service management for Envirosight’s regional sales partners. Webster also will conduct product launches and product demos. He comes to Envirosight with over 32 years of industry experience.

Grundfos appoints vice president of finance

Grundfos Pumps Corporation appointed Anthony Sellers vice president of finance for the company’s Americas region. He will be responsible for all financial activities for North and South America and will report directly to president and CEO Duncan Cooper. Most recently, Sellers served as vice president and chief financial officer of finance at Siegwerk North America.

Benjamin Franklin voted favorite local business

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing was voted a “Best of 2015” winner in the plumbing industry by Participants submitted nearly 7,000 online votes for their favorite local businesses in 56 categories. The winners, which included small businesses and large companies, were revealed Oct. 22 at the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Luncheon at Eldorado Country Club.

UK’s APHC celebrates Quality Plumbing Week

The UK’s Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) celebrated Quality Plumber Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 4, in recognition of the diversity and range of skills plumbers have. The week raises consumer awareness of using properly qualified, trained and accredited plumbers in a bid to reduce the number of rogue traders operating in the trade.

 “We had a great response to the inaugural Quality Plumber Week last year, and the industry really got behind showcasing the ambassadors of the plumbing trade. Our ambition is to increase awareness of the campaign each year,” says John Thompson, chief executive for APHC.

“There are thousands of excellent plumbers working throughout England and Wales who provide exceptional service and advice to homes and business. Unfortunately for them rogue traders seem to grab the headlines, which tarnishes the entire industry. On behalf of not only our members, but also every hardworking plumber we want to recognize the skills and work they do.”

ServiceTitan partners with ACCA, receives innovation award

ServiceTitan, a cloud-based platform that helps residential plumbing, HVAC and electrical home service companies manage and grow their businesses, partnered with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) to provide corporate sponsorship for 2016.

 “Our affiliation with ACCA will connect ServiceTitan to the industry on a much greater scale to support HVAC and home services contractors, providing mutually beneficial results,” says Ara Mahdessian, ServiceTitan CEO. “We are enthusiastic about our participation in these upcoming events, including ACCA’s Conference and IE3 Expo, which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 10-13, 2016.”

Service Titan also was recognized Nov. 2 at Nexstar’s Super Meeting in Philadelphia as the 2015 Nexstar Strategic Partner of the Year for Innovation for their contributions to the home service industry.

Trelleborg takes over TWE/Trelit pipe liner production

Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation has integrated additional pipe liner production capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Taurage, Lithuania. The new technology was obtained from TWE/Trelit along with its customer base, which has also been taken over by Trelleborg to ensure continued service. 

The new manufacturing line is expected to commence production in mid-November and will see a new product added to Trelleborg’s pipe liner portfolio – the Drainliner PP.

WSSC approves repair solutions from LMK Technologies

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) approved two infrastructure repair solutions from LMK Technologies for use in the Commission’s sewer systems. LMK’s Insignia End Seals and LMT (Lined Main Tap) Saddle were evaluated by the WSSC’s Materials Evaluation Committee (MEC) and approved for applications in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, a region representing 1.8 million people.

CMC Tire, Continental open retread facility

CMC Tire and Continental Tire the Americas Commercial Vehicle Tire group (Continental) celebrated their partnership Oct. 28 with the opening of their first commercial tire retread facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 25,000-square-foot facility can produce up to 24,000 retreads annually. Production capacity is expected to grow to 48,000 retreads annually.

Continental also produced its 1 millionth retread Oct. 29 at its facility in Morelia, Mexico. The ContiLifeCycle plant, which began operations Dec. 1, 2010, serves the markets of, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Peru and the United States.

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