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    The Most Influential Products of 2013 — Thermostats

    As we are extremely excited about what 2014 holds in store in terms of technology, Mechanical Hub takes a look back at the most influential products of 2013. Technology is continuously improving and this is evident with the evolution of thermostats. The next generation of …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    Not going to AHR? You’re crazy, man

    AHR hits NYC and the Javits Center January 21-23 2014, and you should make plans to be there. You owe it to yourself and to the future success of your business. Why, you ask? First, the AHR Show is expected to break attendance records in …

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    Moving Forward: 5 indicators that could signal an upswing in the hydronics market

    The love/hate relationship that exists between the economy and the hydronics industry has not exactly been a marriage made in heaven over the past few years. Recent travails with the economy have put the hydronics market in a holding pattern, yet positive indicators suggest the …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    EPA chimes in on lead free

    Recently, I had a conversation with Dave Yates, F.W. Behler, York, Pa., regarding the upcoming lead-free legislation. Dave was very candid when we talked about the contractor’s role in all of this, telling us that he thinks that not all contractors are aware of the …

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    Lead-free Reality

    Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with noted plumbing and heating contractor, Dave Yates, F.W. Behler, York, Pa., about the upcoming lead-free legislation. On January 4, 2014 Federal Law mandates the wetted surface of every pipe, fixture, and fitting sold for or installed in …

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    Do you big box?

    As a contractor do you big box? The mere questions open a can of worms, and often times a heated debate. “It’s bad for the industry.” “You are hurting your local wholesalers.” “Your putting product into the hands of unqualified people such as DIYers for …

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    Ryan Newman: The Consummate Racing Professional

    It’s not very often that a NASCAR superstar calls you on your cell, but Ryan Newman was gracious enough to spend a little time to talk racin’ a couple of weeks before he knew his fate in this year’s chase. Newman was a week removed …

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    Viega positions itself for future; names Dave Garlow CEO

    Getting through the excitement of his Calculus III course, Dave Garlow’s experience at the University of Pittsburgh’s engineering school opened doors that even he couldn’t have imagined. But the real education came with he started working with Viega LLC and current CEO Dan Schmierer, whom …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    The hybrid effect: Part gasoline, part fuzzy math

    Nearly three years ago I invested in a hybrid vehicle, and after all of the smoke clears, it won’t be worth the investment. And believe me, I wanted it to work. I just don’t think the technology is quite there yet. The truth of the …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    5 Reasons Why Flying Is for the Birds

    Four flights, four delays. The thought crept into my head while we waited for the crew who were late for the flight. My job affords me the opportunity to travel across this great nation; however, getting there is a different story. I would describe myself …

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