Plumber Industry News: December 2020

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Seattle Pump and Equipment moving to new location
Seattle Pump and Equipment will be moving from its current location to a larger 20,000-square-foot facility in Woodinville, Washington. The move will double the size of the current location and provide ample parking with easy maneuverability for large tow-behind equipment and trucks. The new address is 16750 Redmond-Woodinville Road NE, Suite C-101, in Woodinville. The phone number will remain the same.

ServiceTitan partners with Service Finance Co.
ServiceTitan announced a new relationship and software integration with Service Finance Co., a nationally licensed sales finance company offering financing solutions to home improvement contractors.

This new collaboration between industry leaders provides contractors with greater flexibility for financing strategies and allows technicians in the field to provide a convenient, secure way to apply for financing and move forward with jobs.

Mark Hudoba
Mark Hudoba

REHAU names new VP for building solutions
REHAU announced the appointment of Mark Hudoba to vice president of building solutions for the Americas region. Hudoba will lead the business division and drive growth of the company’s plumbing and mechanical product lines including radiant heating/cooling, pre-insulated piping, geoexchange, snow melting, plumbing and municipal water service. Most recently, he was director of product management for building materials with the offsite construction startup Katerra.

Hackney welcomes Premier Fleet Services as partner
Hackney, a brand of ST Engineering Hackney, and Premier Fleet Services announced an exclusive certified sales and service partnership of Hackney’s commercial product portfolio in the Northeast region. The partnership will deliver Hackney’s specialized side-load bodies and trailers, service bodies, and aftermarket parts including shelving and coolers through Premier Fleet Services’ network.

Watts launches Backflow Hub webpage
Watts launched a new webpage, the Backflow Hub, for plumbing professionals from beginners to seasoned pros. The site presents the basics of backflow and a complete list of FAQs, along with information about each of the Watts backflow brands and featured backflow innovations. The Backflow Hub also offers access to Watts eLearning backflow training courses and CEU webinars, free backflow prevention e-books for download, and a complete catalog of all backflow prevention technical and educational literature and videos.

NIBCO introduces new Partner mobile app
NIBCO’s new Partner mobile app increases the convenience and accessibility of its current NIBCO Partner program. The app gives users control and flexibility to search and browse for products, check product availability, confirm current product pricing, place an order, and check order or shipping status whether in the office or working remotely. The Partner app is available and free to all U.S.-based and international customers who are registered NIBCO Partner users. The app is operational on Apple and Android devices and available on the iOS and Google Play stores.

Brett Boyum
Brett Boyum

Uponor appoints new VP of marketing and offerings
Uponor North America announced the appointment of Brett Boyum to the position of vice president of marketing and offerings. He will also be a member of the company’s senior management committee. Boyum will focus on growing business by accelerating the innovation pipeline, managing the product portfolio, connecting the technical aspects of solutions to the needs of Uponor’s customers, and building stronger connections between company strategies and customer experiences.

Caleffi wins 2021 AHR Plumbing Innovation Award
The Caleffi North America 520 Series AngleMix thermostatic mixing valve has won the 2021 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the plumbing category. Each year, the AHR Expo recognizes the most innovative and original products in the industry.

Viega manager elected VP of ASSE
Viega manager Daniel Rademacher has been elected vice president of the board of directors of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering, International. Rademacher, who is the trades education network program manager for Viega, will serve a two-year term.


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