Industry News - October 2020

Industry News - October 2020

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. 


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 and 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 fieldworkers 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 Perris, 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 planned to break ground on the Perris facility in June, with business starting in December.


Warwick Hanger celebrates 25 years 

Warwick Hanger, a manufacturer of residential and commercial pipe hangers, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Michael Ellery, company CEO, said in a release, “We have continued to deliver innovative ideas to the pipe hanger market, and having in-house automation capabilities allow 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.”  



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