Plumber Industry News: January 2021

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Flomatic releases 2021 condensed valve catalog
Flomatic announced the release of its 2021 full-color condensed valve catalog and price list. Flomatic’s main valve product categories include check valves, foot valves, butterfly valves, swing check valves, air release/vacuum valves, plug valves, gate valves and a wide range of automatic control valves.

Nadeem Mirza
Nadeem Mirza

Watts introduces new senior product manager
Nadeem Mirza joined Watts as senior product manager, backflow and risers. He has overall responsibility for the strategy, new product development and product management of Watts, Ames Fire and Waterworks, and FEBCO brand backflow and riser solutions. He has extensive experience in product management for large and diverse product portfolios across several industry verticals and global markets.

Oatey acquires Mexico’s Contact Industries
Oatey announced the acquisition of Contact Industries, S.A. de C.V., based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Contact Industries was founded over 25 years ago and manufactures an extensive line of products that are sold under the Contact brand name throughout Mexico to the plumbing and retail channels. Product categories include solvent cements, solder and flux, and other plumbing chemicals and accessories.

RectorSeal and TRUaire combine forces
RectorSeal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, acquired TRUaire to provide residential and commercial grilles, registers and diffusers to its expanding product line designed for professional contractors. The TRUaire brand will be the largest brand within the RectorSeal family. As part of the acquisition, legacy RectorSeal distribution centers will be used to deploy products across many TRUaire distribution centers.

Bradford White agrees to purchase Keltech assets
Bradford White announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Bradley Corporation to acquire the assets of Keltech, a manufacturer of commercial electric tankless water heaters. Upon closing, the acquisition will expand Bradford White’s portfolio of commercial electric products to help satisfy a wider variety of customers and prepare for the ongoing adoption of electrification initiatives by communities throughout North America.


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