Industry News - August 2020

Industry News - August 2020

Asahi/America welcomes new business development manager

Asahi/America announced the addition of Peter Quinn to its business development team. He joined the company as national business development manager for custom fabricated products. Quinn brings more than 30 years’ sales and distribution experience of pipe, valves and fittings with him to Asahi/America. He will work closely with the company’s sales and engineering teams to promote the company’s growing custom fabrication division.

Caleffi North America announces Witczak as new customer service rep

Caleffi North America announced the introduction of John Witczak to its customer service team. He will work closely with Caleffi’s customers and sales team to provide accurate order processing and friendly support. Witczak has been involved in customer service support for nearly a decade, including his most recent position at U.S. Bank in Milwaukee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

PRIER Products partners with MasterSpec

PRIER Products announced its partnership with MasterSpec and newly published specifications for architects, engineers and contractors. Fifteen commercial products have been added to MasterSpec. It will help engineers research, identify and specify products for various plumbing projects. Light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial hydrants were added, as well as heavy-duty ground hydrants and angle sill faucets, among others.

Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain announces investment

Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain announced a strategic investment by MPK Equity Partners and Princeton Equity Group. The deal marks an investment with the property restoration company and its sister brand, a plumbing franchise. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Waco, Texas, Restoration 1 has rapidly expanded to nearly 300 locations that are open and in development across the United States. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, which was added in 2017, has begun growing to new territories and states in addition to awarding the first co-branded franchise locations to Restoration 1 franchisees in 2019.  


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