John Mesenbrink

The Week in Review is a recap of the week — what’s trending, what’s breaking the internet on social, and what we’ve been up to. We’ll try our best to keep you up to date with the industry, social media and our travels. It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks for the Mechanical Hub team Read more

Every year Mechanical Hub is honored to sponsor a PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Contest contestant. For this year’s PHCC Connect—Oct 2-4, Indianapolis—the Hub is excited to support Jed Christner, Chesapeake, Va. by way of Akron, Ohio. Christner was selected to compete in the PHCC competition by competing locally in Manassas Virginia. “I placed third, but due Read more

Plumber’s Mate is a convenient alternative to rags, paper towels and containers during faucet, toilet, water heater and other plumbing and hydronic HVAC repairs.  RectorSeal® LLC, Houston introduces Plumber’s Mate®, a patented ultra-absorbent utility pad designed for plumbers and HVAC hydronic technicians to protect property from damaging jobsite water drips, spills and accidents during installation and Read more

Back in late spring, I had the chance to attend the annual Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) meeting to discuss current issues facing the plumbing industry. PILC is mainly comprised of the largest and most influential associations, professional societies, nonprofits and third-party certification bodies representing manufacturers, laborers, contractors, engineers and water efficiency experts. The efforts Read more

Ontario, Calif. — New Jersey residents will continue to be protected by the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC), as the Garden State has adopted the 2018 edition of the NSPC, the first to be published by IAPMO. The Division of Codes and Standards, which is part of the state’s Department of Community Affairs, adopted the Read more