Plumber Industry News: Dec. 5, 2017

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals
Plumber Industry News: Dec. 5, 2017
John Kopf

Navien expands staff with boiler product manager hire
John Kopf has joined Navien as a boiler product manager, and will be responsible for leading efforts to identify future product needs, assisting in development of new offerings and building a product portfolio. Kopf has worked for several leading HVAC companies such as S.A. Armstrong, Weil-McLain and Johnson Controls.

KNIPEX wins multiple industry awards
KNIPEX Tools’ Universal Gripping Pliers won a 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award in the Hand Tool category, while the KNIPEX Ear Clamp Pliers won a PTEN Innovation Award and a People’s Choice Award in the Hand Tool category. Now in its fourth year, the PTEN Innovation Awards are decided by a panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States.

Bradley Corp. launches virtual restroom design tool
Bradley Corp. launched its online Virtual Design Tool that assists architects and designers in planning and visualizing restroom designs incorporating the company’s hand-washing fixtures, partitions and accessory products. The tool features the selection of four types of restroom environments: corporate interiors, high traffic, institutional and hospitality. Designers are able to invent, or reinvent, restroom spaces from top to bottom with Bradley’s products, with multiple color options for walls and flooring selections.


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