Plumber Industry News: Oct. 5, 2017

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals
Plumber Industry News: Oct. 5, 2017
Mark Whitlam (center), senior vice president of sales at J.C. Whitlam Mfg. Co., is shown presenting Charlie Rudd, CEO, (left) and Scott Hadley (right), president of Woodruff Sales, with a plaque honoring their 20 years' successful representation.

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Brasscraft Manufacturing launches blog
Brasscraft Manufacturing announced that it has launched a blog. Expanding on the company’s overall digital and social media platforms, the blog will connect the professional plumber with relevant information and conversations.

J.C. Whitlam Mfg. Co. announces service award winner
J.C. Whitlam Mfg. Co. recognized Woodruff Sales of Salt Lake City, Utah, for 20 years' service as its manufacturers representative. Woodruff Sales has been representing the company’s Whitlam Specialty Chemicals and Plumb-Pro Tool Divisions in the wholesale distribution markets for plumbing, HVAC, irrigation and industrial markets since 1997.

Warren joins Sprayroq
Sprayroq announced the addition of Kyle Warren to its corporate team as operations assistant. He will be responsible for the technical and customer service side of the operations team. Warren has master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alabama, and he is in the process of completing a welding certification.

Electric Eel Mfg. announces improved website
Electric Eel Mfg. launched a new and improved website to better support customers across its markets. The new site consists of two main categories: professional, which includes products for plumbers, drain cleaners, schools, hospitals, municipalities, property management, government and maintenance professionals; and rental, which addresses the needs of the tool rental market.

GPS Insight registered and certifed with the FMCSA as vendor
GPS Insight announced that it is officially registered and certified with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as an approved Electronic Logging Device vendor. Although it has a simple interface for both drivers and office personnel, GPS Insight is offering its customers unlimited hands-on training, augmented by on-demand training videos, to make the transition from paper logs to e-logs as seamless as possible.

PMI to honor Higgens at annual conference dinner
Plumbing Manufacturers International will honor Barbara Higgens, former PMI CEO/executive director at its Nov. 13 President’s Dinner, part of the 2017 PMI Conference in California. Selected to lead PMI in 1998, she served until June 2017. 



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