Manufacturing and transportation projects drive gains Total construction starts rose 6% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.3 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential starts rose 40% thanks to a large pickup in manufacturing and transportation buildings. Residential and nonbuilding starts fell 1% and 14%, respectively. Year-to-date through August 2023, total Read more

More Compact and Durable Design Zurn Elkay Water Solutions announces the release of the new 900XL3 series small backflow preventer. Combining the best technology and innovations from two of Zurn Elkay’s popular small backflow preventers, the 300 series and the 900 series, the new Zurn Wilkins® 900XL3 series boasts the shortest lay length of any Read more

July courses will focus on installation, maintenance tips A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and water treatment, will use its July University classes to educate professionals on its broad line of water heating solutions. The A. O. Smith University schedule changes monthly and offers sessions on a variety of topics, including heat pump Read more

In our continuing Industry Forecast series, we talk with John Hazen White, Jr. – Executive Chairman & Owner of Taco Comfort Solutions, on topics such as the short-term economy, supply chain issues, and lessons learned over the course of the pandemic. Here is our exclusive Q & A with John Hazen White, Jr.:     Read more

Not all ball valves are the same. For PEX piping systems, whether plumbing or hydronic heating and cooling, the type of ball valve can actually impact system quality and performance. That’s why Uponor, the leader in polymer piping solutions, has launched a newly redesigned offering of ProPEX® lead-free (LF) brass ball valves for both residential Read more