Plumber Industry News: August 2020

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Kaiser Premier announces partnership with Hathorn
Kaiser Premier announced a dealer/distributor and authorized service center partnership with Hathorn for its line of pipeline inspection camera solutions covering the West Coast of the U.S. Kaiser will be selling Hathorn’s DuraScope line of standard and Wi-Fi camera reels. The reels come fitted with the DuraCAM line of camera heads, command modules featuring VividHDTM and complete inspection camera systems.

McCormick Cos. announces acquisition of TriBuild
McCormick Companies Group announced the acquisition of TriBuild Construction Management Software. TriBuild is a SaaS solution designed to serve specialty trade contractors to manage their construction projects. Most recently, the company added to its functionality with a new module for time tracking. This new module enhances the functionality in the Field module to allow field workers to record their time on a project and assign it to the appropriate cost center.

LIXIL announces plans to open California distribution center
LIXIL announced plans to open a new distribution center in California later this year. The new facility expands the company’s footprint within the U.S. and will enable LIXIL to better serve its customers in the western parts of the country and Canada. LIXIL broke ground on the Perris, California, facility in June with business expected to start in December.

Warwick Hanger celebrates 25 years
Warwick Hanger, a manufacturer of residential and commercial pipe hangers, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Company CEO Michael Ellery said in a release, “We have continued to deliver innovative ideas to the pipe hanger market and having in-house automation capabilities allows us to compete with global competitors. As we look toward the future, we will continue to deliver an exceptional product at competitive prices, while expanding our made in the USA products.”

Professional Plumbing Group appoints new executives
Jason Scott joined Professional Plumbing Group in the new role of chief operations officer. His responsibilities include strategy and execution of sourcing, purchasing, production and distribution with the goal of boosting customer satisfaction. On the marketing side, Adam Horwitz, who has been holding the position of PPG marketing vice president, steps into the new role of chief marketing officer. He will continue to oversee marketing and add leadership of all new product development and innovative solutions to his responsibilities.

Jason Scott
Jason Scott
Adam Horwitz
Adam Horwitz


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