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Dec. Construction Jobs Fall; Industrial, Office, Apartment Markets Worsen
Construction employment fell by 53,500 (-0.9 percent), accounting for more than 60 percent of total losses for December 2009, and by 934,000 (14 percent) for the year.


July 14, 2009 – Plumbing Tool Prompts City Hall Evacuation
A “suspicious item” found in a planter near Los Angeles City Hall prompted the evacuation of the first three floors of the historic building for about 45 minutes ...


July 13, 2009 – Childhood Tub & Shower Injuries Surprisingly High
A new study finds slips and falls in the tub are sending 120 injured U.S. kids to the emergency room daily …


June 23, 2009 – New Test Detects Artificial Sweetener Traces In Water
Sewage treatment plants fail to remove artificial sweeteners completely from waste water, and as these pollutants contaminate waters downstream they may still be present in drinking water ...


June 22, 2009 – ‘We’re Cancelling The Recession’ Say Six Of America’s Top Contractor Consultants
PM contributing columnist and contractor marketer Adams Hudson will join five other contractor consultants to launch the first-ever Contractor Sales and Marketing Super Summit, Oct. 14-16 in Atlanta ...


June 17, 2009 – 2009 Ground Water Expo Comes To New Orleans
The National Ground Water Association will host this year’s Ground Water Expo Dec. 10-13 in New Orleans ...


June 16, 2009 – Bobcat Finds Home At Smithsonian
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History recently acquired 56 cubic feet of records from Bobcat Co. including corporate records relating to American manufacturing and marketing …


June 8, 2009 – Boston’s $300k Toilet Nearly Ready
The city will soon unveil a public coin-operated toilet on its waterfront …


June 5, 2009 – Chicago Faucets Products Comply With Buy American Act
Commercial faucet manufacturer Chicago Faucets announced that more than 95 percent of its products comply with the BAA …


June 2, 2009 – 2009 National Standard Plumbing Now Available
NSPC sets new 18-month cycle; public code hearing is March 25, 2010 …


June 2, 2009 – Hansgrohe Launches Free, Monthly Training Sessions
Offered the first Wednesday of each month, “Technical Product Training for the Plumbing Professional” is a one-day class focusing on specification considerations, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the Hansgrohe and Axor brand …


June 1, 2009 – India Introduces Plumber Training
According to the World Plumbing Council, 7.5% of the country’s deaths each year can be attributed directly to water and sanitation issues …


May 31, 2009 – AHRI Opposes House Energy Bill In Current Form
If made into law it could “quite simply create marketing and distribution chaos,” says AHRI President Stephen Yurek ...


May 26, 2009 — The Case For Working With Your Hands
Working in an office, you often find it difficult to see any tangible result from your efforts. What exactly have you accomplished at the end of any given day? …


May 25, 2009 — New York City Reaches Milestone In Upgrading Drinking Water System Under EPA Order
EPA in 2000 ordered the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to replace mechanical equipment containing mercury, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) along the Delaware Aqueduct ...


May 21, 2009 — Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Adds 7 New Franchises In 2009
Clockwork Home Services announced franchise growth for the first quarter of 2009 within its portfolio of nationally branded home services companies ...


May 20, 2009 — Dickies Hosts 17th Annual ‘American Work Of The Year’ Contest
Workwear designer Dickies seeks committed, hard working people who take leadership and responsibility seriously and go the extra mile to get the job done ….


May 18, 2009 — NGWA Offers 1-Day Geothermal Heat Pump Well Construction Course
Contractors interested in entering the geothermal heat pump well construction market can take a one-day course June 20 in Muncie, Ind., offered by the National Ground Water Association …  


May 14, 2009 — Hall Of Famer Johnny Bench To Promote American Water Heaters
American Water Heaters will welcome Johnny Bench, former catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, at the 34th Annual Southern California Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Tradeshow in Long Beach, CA Saturday, May 16 ...


May 14, 2009 —'World's Oldest Woman' Dies At 130 After Slipping In Bathroom
The bathroom continues to be the most dangerous room in the house …


May 11, 2009 — Don’t Miss REXperience, May 29-30
The Radiant Panel Association is hosting REXperience, a unique national conference and trade show, this month in the Mohawk Valley ...


May 11, 2009 — Female Pipefitter To Be Honored
Connecticut’s News-Times reports that Lynn Taborsak, a retired plumber, will be honored next week by the Connecticut State Building Trades, the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, and Carpenter's Union Local 24 …


April 24, 2009 — Flood Water Damage Prevention Tips Help Homeowners Protect Property From Heavy Spring Rains
Roto-Rooter’s checklist can help homeowners prepare for flood-related threats …


April 23, 2009 — VIDEO: Rapping Plumbers
Rosenthal Plumbing in Santa Cruz, CA is a fun-loving team that is also highly dedicated to customer service. Check out this fine rap production courtesy of their technicians …


April 23, 2009 — Birdsall Bath Design Opens Luxury Bath Showroom With Focus On Green
Birdsall Bath Design, a subsidiary of W.A. Birdsall & Co., recently opened a 6,500-square-foot luxury bath showroom featuring the latest in bath products and technologies …


April 22, 2009 — Charlotte Pipe’s Quiet House System For Green Building, IEQ

By using cast iron strategically, the system eliminates the sound of water from fixtures on floors above flowing down behind the walls, making it twice as quiet as an all-PVC system …


April 20, 2009 — High Lead Traced To Homes
Wisconsin residents have recorded elevated lead levels in their water, a problem municipalities say they're working to address. However, the culprit appears to be aging plumbing in homes, not the wells that supply water to residents ...


April 20, 2009 — BC Safety Authority Warns Against Radiant Ceiling Heating Panels
The British Columbia Safety Authority advises home and building owners who may be using radiant ceiling heating panels installed prior to 1995 to discontinue using these panels as they are unapproved for use in Canada ...


April 15, 2009 — George Brazil Celebrates 50 Years Of Business In Los Angeles
Renowned plumber George Brazil has completed 50 years of service in L.A. …


April 15, 2009 — Local Plumber Offers Free Service To Jobless
Roger Borduin, owner of Rogers Plumbing in Tucson for more than 30 years, is offering free services to local people who are unemployed ...







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