Plumber Industry News: December 2019

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

General Pipe Cleaners’ new tools catalog
A new catalog from General Pipe Cleaners features new rugged drain cleaning tools and inspection equipment. Included in the catalog are: a full line of cable drain cleaning machines; high-pressure water jets; video sewer inspection cameras and pipe locators; water leak locators; pipe freeze kits; pipe thawing machines and more.

WWETT Show slated for Indianapolis in February
From Feb. 17 to 20, the Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show will take place at the Indiana Convention Center. With new dates for 2020, the four-day trade show has over 100 education sessions, and also offers business opportunities, collaboration with industry professionals, a slate of live demonstrations, exposure to cutting-edge technology trends, and the latest product launches across multiple industry segments.

Crescent adding Crescent APEX brand
Crescent Tools announced that Apex Tool Group is bringing the APEX Industrial Fastening brand under the Crescent umbrella as Crescent APEX. The new Crescent APEX brand will offer power tool accessories used by industrial and construction tradesmen, including the professional line of u-GUARD nonmarring covered tools. Crescent APEX becomes the sixth brand under the Crescent name, joining Crescent Wiss, Crescent Lufkin, Crescent Nicholson, Crescent H.K. Porter and Crescent JOBOX.

PMI elects Smith as president, board members also approved
Plumbing Manufacturers International announced the election of Joel Smith as president of the 2020 PMI board of directors. The director of faucets product engineering at Kohler Co., Smith succeeds Nate Kogler, the director of product management at Bradley Corporation. Kogler will continue to serve on the board as immediate past president. Todd Teter, senior vice president and general manager, House of Rohl, was elected vice president, and Martin Knieps, director, technical marketing, for Viega, will serve as secretary/treasurer.



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