Plumber Industry News: August 2018

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Keeney Mfg. releases mobile catalog app
Keeney Mfg. announced its new mobile catalog app, which offers up-to-date product information providing users with the most recent content available. In addition to standard catalog information, the app contains a literature library for new products, sell sheets, and access to past catalogs. Another feature of the mobile app allows users to send general questions at any time about a product or app usage to the customer service team without leaving the app.

John Reutter
John Reutter

Uponor North America appoints new president of finance
John Reutter was named the new president of finance for Uponor North America. He will lead all of the finance-related teams, including accounting, finance, risk management and legal. Most recently, he served as the vice president of finance for Ecolab’s global health care business, leading a team throughout the U.S. and Europe. 

Reliance Worldwide acquires John Guest Holdings
Reliance Worldwide announced it has successfully closed on the acquisition of John Guest Holdings. According to Reliance Worldwide, the acquisition of John Guest aligns with its strategy to add complementary products which broaden the solutions offered to end users and expand its market presence, particularly in Europe. The combined businesses will provide an end-to-end solution with applications from meter to fixture and floor to ceiling from a single manufacturer.

John White III and Ben White present Major Dan Rooney with a check from Taco Comfort Solutions at the 2018 Eastern Energy Expo.
John White III and Ben White present Major Dan Rooney with a check from Taco Comfort Solutions at the 2018 Eastern Energy Expo.

Taco Comfort Solutions donates to Folds of Honor
Taco Comfort Solutions donated over $32,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation at the Eastern Energy Expo at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to children and spouses of disabled veterans or those killed in action. To date, the charity has raised over $100 million and provided nearly 16,000 scholarships.

TRIC Tools revises website to animate pipe bursting
TRIC Tools announced the re-release of its new website,, with new animation featured for the X30 Pipe Bursting hydraulic ram. The animation is a collaboration with Trenchless Marketing, who will next feature the Municipal M100 hydraulic ram. The updated website is organized into eight sections that describe the company, what products and services they offer, and how TRIC Tools can assist in meeting your trenchless product needs.


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