Plumber Industry News: December 2018

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

HammerHead Trenchless and Per Aarsleff announce partnership
HammerHead Trenchless, based in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and Per Aarsleff Pipe Technology, of Aarhus, Denmark, have signed a long-term, strategic partnership agreement that includes plans for HammerHead Trenchless to produce and distribute the Bluelight LED Curing System for CIPP to markets outside of Europe and Russia.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing announces franchisee award winners
At its annual convention in Dallas, Mr. Rooter Plumbing announced the winners of its franchisee awards, given to the top-performing franchisees for significant contributions and accomplishments throughout 2018. The winners were: Franchisee of the Year, Derek and Pamela Moreland of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Toronto; Woman of the Year, Stacy Franken, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Williamsburg, Virginia; and Excellence in Leadership, Scott Hobbs, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Northwest Florida.

REHAU expands BIM capabilities
The REHAU BIM library is now available on cloud-based UNIFI, the industry’s leading BIM content management platform. This allows architectural and engineering firms to design with REHAU PEXa plumbing and radiant heating and cooling content directly in Autodesk Revit models.

GPS Insight integrates with FieldPulse
Field service software provider FieldPulse has partnered with GPS Insight to provide in-depth fleet tracking and fleet management features for its platform. Through this integration, FieldPulse users will be able to track their company vehicle locations directly from the FieldPulse dashboard.

FieldPulse serves as a digital hub for contractors allowing them to manage their entire business through a single web and mobile application. FieldPulse helps contractors go digital by combining customer management, estimates and invoicing, digital signatures and payments, scheduling and dispatching, GPS tracking, timesheets, and more.

Triangle Tube announces new operations director
Triangle Tube announced the appointment of Andy Sutton as operations director. He comes from Triangle Tube’s parent company, Groupe Atlantic, where he held several roles including customer service manager, quality and production director, and program and quality director.

Mike Doorhy
Mike Doorhy

Weil-McLain names new vice president/general manager
Weil-McLain announced the appointment of Mike Doorhy as vice president/general manager. In this role, he will be responsible for executing Weil-McLain’s ongoing product line expansion and channel management and customer support strategies designed to meet the evolving needs of building owners, installers, specifiers and channel partners. Most recently, Doorhy served as executive vice president for the largest business unit within Panduit, a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment supporting power, communications, control and security systems. At Panduit, Doorhy also held leadership positions in engineering, product management, operations and business development.


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