Plumber Industry News: May 2, 2018

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Infiltrator acquires Delta Environmental assets from Pentair
Infiltrator Water Technologies announced that it purchased the assets of Delta Environmental Products from Pentair Flow Technologies. Infiltrator acquired the technologies, approvals, trademarks and physical assets to produce the Delta Whitewater Series, ECOPOD Series and Delta Fabricated Treatment Plants from Pentair. These products will be sold under a new wholly owned subsidiary to Infiltrator named Delta Treatment Systems LLC. 

Brasscraft accepting applications for scholarship program
Brasscraft is accepting applications for plumbing apprentices needing tuition assistance through its Zell Scholarship Program. The program offers up to $1,500 annually to qualifying apprentices. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited plumbing apprenticeship program and gainfully employed with a licensed plumbing contractor. Students/apprentices and accredited programs may apply for scholarship funds by submitting an application through the BrassCraft website at www.brasscraft.com.

Ryan Boldan
Ryan Boldan

HammerHead Trenchless announces management promotions
HammerHead Trenchless announced the promotion of three of its top personnel to newly created management positions. Ryan Boldan is now director of support services and his responsibilities include marketing and e-commerce, inside sales, customer service, service and training, and technical services teams. Brian Kenkel is now director of rehabilitation and replacement. In this position, he leads sales teams and provides product management for the rehabilitation and replacement division. Jeff Urbanski was named the training and technical services manager. He will lead a team of seven technicians tasked with building HammerHead University, an education center dedicated to the trenchless industry. He will also oversee the training facility and direct creation of all e-learning and testing solutions.

Brian Kenkel
Brian Kenkel

LTA launches new website
LTA launched a new website for its LoadMaster line of products. The main page of www.4loadmaster.com features easily-clickable links to guide customers to the products with photos. LoadMaster products are in-bed cargo management solutions for pickup owners, capable of holding varying weights.

ServiceCore partners with CardConnect
ServiceCore announced a partnership with CardConnect, a secure payment acceptance provider. The partnership will allow users to accept credit and debit cards as well as ACH, EBT, gift cards and NFC directly within ServiceCore software.

New Jersey sales training event set for May 18-19
The Tom Hopkins International Sales Academy is scheduled for May 18-19 at the Marriott Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

More than 4,000 people have attended the two-day sales events since Hopkins started offering them. They’re designed to give attendees the tools to do a better job of finding new business, presenting products and services in a more engaging manner, and ultimately making more sales.

For more information or to register, call 800-528-0446, email salesacademy@tomhopkins.com, or visit www.tomhopkins.com/salesacademy.shtml.

John Swann
John Swann

Weil-McLain president elected to AHRI’s board
John Swann, president of Weil-McLain, was elected and began serving as chairman of the Hydronics Institute Section of the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), a trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment. As chairman of the section, which has represented the North American hydronic heating industry since 1915 and includes 68 member companies, Swann will oversee the boiler, baseboard radiation, and indirect water heater sections of AHRI’s membership. He will also provide leadership in the areas of government affairs and policymaking, product performance standards, certification programs, and industry awareness.

AquaMotion welcomes Rhode Island governor
Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, met with Hans Kuster, president of AquaMotion, and his management team to discuss the expansion of manufacturing job opportunities in the state and to learn about the design and production of AquaMotion pumps and recirculation systems during a plant tour.

Hans Kuster, left, president of AquaMotion, and Mike McNamara, right, director of engineering, give Gov. Gina Raimondo a tour of the company’s facility.
Hans Kuster, left, president of AquaMotion, and Mike McNamara, right, director of engineering, give Gov. Gina Raimondo a tour of the company’s facility.


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