Plumber Industry News: November 2019

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Waterline Renewal Technologies participates at WEFTEC
Waterline Renewal Technologies recently participated at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago. Throughout the exhibition, WRT and its core brands — AP/M Permaform, CentriPipe, ConShield Technologies, LMK Technologies and Perma-Liner Industries — used live presentations to showcase the innovative trenchless technology of its core brands, while also highlighting case studies and new products.

Matt Lemke
Matt Lemke

Lemke joins PRIER Products as vice president of sales and marketing
PRIER Products announced Matt Lemke as its vice president of sales and marketing. Lemke’s career spans more than 30 years in complex business-to-business channels as well as retail. Most recently he led the sales, marketing and customer service teams of safeTstep, a division of Payless Shoesource. He will focus on strengthening relationships with existing and new distributors, retailers and contractors, as well as build upon PRIER Products’ customer service.

Taco Comfort Solutions’ White receives 2019 Craftsmanship Award
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the city of New York awarded the 2019 Craftsmanship Award to John Hazen White Jr., executive chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions. Taco is a family-run company that will soon celebrate the 100th year of its founding, and White is the third generation to provide leadership and vision for the company.

American Standard wins WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award
For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized American Standard, part of LIXIL Americas, with a 2019 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its efforts to defeat water waste and promote WaterSense in 2019. The American Standard brand received one of 25 WaterSense awards in October at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas.


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