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Jones Stephens proudly offers its distributor partners a new line of plumbing repair parts in carded, ready-to-merchandise packaging. Complimenting a robust category of specialties and repair, the new carded product line includes all the parts that installers need to complete a kitchen sink or bathroom repair job, such as toilet flappers and fill valves, faucet Read more

Jones Stephens proudly offers its distributor partners a new line of plumbing repair parts in carded, ready-to-merchandise packaging. Complimenting a robust category of specialties and repair, the new carded product line includes all the parts that installers need to complete a kitchen sink or bathroom repair job, such as toilet flappers and fill valves, faucet handles and replacement sprays, and tub and shower replacement parts. And brand-new additions to the repair line are stems and cartridges.

Secure in the knowledge that Jones Stephens repair products are manufactured to fit most brands, installers can trust that they are purchasing parts from a company renowned for its reliability and high quality, along with its notable customer service. Helping to keep customers at the counter, Jones Stephens’ merchandising solutions are designed to appeal to consumers who want to find the repair parts they need quickly and simply.

For more information https://www.jonesstephens.com/ and to view the 2021 repair parts catalog, visit:  Repair-Parts-Catalog.pdf

Ambler, Pa. — Bradford White Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial heating solutions and storage applications, announced they have concluded their asset purchase of Keltech, Inc. from Bradley Corporation. Keltech is a manufacturer of commercial and industrial tankless electric water heaters. The acquisition expands Bradford White’s portfolio of commercial and industrial electric products Read more

Ambler, Pa. — Bradford White Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial heating solutions and storage applications, announced they have concluded their asset purchase of Keltech, Inc. from Bradley Corporation. Keltech is a manufacturer of commercial and industrial tankless electric water heaters.

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The acquisition expands Bradford White’s portfolio of commercial and industrial electric products to help satisfy the needs of a broader customer base and better position them for the on-going adoption of electrification initiatives in communities throughout North America.

The Keltech acquisition also begins a new partnership between Bradford White and Bradley Corporation. Bradford White will supply Bradley with the electric commercial tankless water heaters that complement their safety products such as emergency eye wash and emergency safety shower stations.

According to senior director of Marketing Communications, Carl Pinto, Jr., “Initially, Bradford White’s Laars Heating Systems subsidiary will have primary responsibility for the sales and marketing of the Keltech electric tankless water heater line. Bradford White Water Heaters and Niles Steel Tank customers interested in the Keltech products can reach out to their representatives regarding product availability.”

Until further notice, current Keltech customers should continue to use their existing Keltech contacts for sales and service support.

Navien, Inc., the number one brand in high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and wall-hung boilers in North America, has introduced a new logo and visual identity for the brand. The updated look offers a new take on the orange and blue colors that have been a staple of the Navien brand in North Read more

Navien, Inc., the number one brand in high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and wall-hung boilers in North America, has introduced a new logo and visual identity for the brand. The updated look offers a new take on the orange and blue colors that have been a staple of the Navien brand in North America for over 14 years.

The announcement comes in advance of a series of new product announcements and updates for North American set to roll out in 2021. As the company continues to expand its offering of products, Navien aspires to become a Smarter Living Environment Partner that relentlessly innovates and improves itself to deliver a healthy future and pleasant living environment for customers.

“This brand re-establishment is the beginning of a new era for Navien,” said Scott Lee, CEO of Navien America. “Not only does it present Navien’s continued commitment to quality and innovation in order to provide a pleasant and safe living environment for current and future generations, it also signals an era of growth for the company. We are very excited to present this new look of Navien, and it will be well represented as we introduce new Navien innovations, beginning in 2021.”

 Ontario, Calif. — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Thursday ratified the election of new officers and board members, formally concluding the association’s 91st annual Education and Business Conference, which was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 global health crisis. David Gans, chief building official for the city of Oceanside, Calif Read more

 Ontario, Calif. — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Thursday ratified the election of new officers and board members, formally concluding the association’s 91st annual Education and Business Conference, which was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 global health crisis.

David Gans, chief building official for the city of Oceanside, Calif., was elected IAPMO’s 61st president and Steven Panelli, chief plumbing inspector for the city and county of San Francisco, was elected vice president.

Four new members of the board were elected to serve:

  • David Ledda, plumbing inspector for the city and county of San Francisco
  • Rick Garcia, senior mechanical inspector for the city of San Diego
  • Carlos Flores, assistant chief plumbing inspector for the city of Houston
  • Ray Boyd, United Association assistant director of Education and Training

Claudio Spagnuolo, plumbing inspector for the City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, was elected to a second term on the board, and Steve Fernlund, plumbing inspector for the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, was appointed secretary/treasurer by President Gans.

“I want to thank IAPMO membership for its faith in placing Steve and me as officers and extending that faith to our current and newly elected members of IAPMO’s national board of directors,” Gans said. “Please know that we this take honor seriously will do our best to move IAPMO forward to future successes. Please reach out to us with new ideas on how we can make IAPMO even better.”

Oatey Co. (Oatey), a leader in the plumbing industry since 1916, announced today the acquisition of Contact Industries, S.A. de C.V. (Contact Industries), based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Contact is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products serving the plumbing markets in Mexico. Contact Industries was founded over 25 years ago and manufactures an extensive line Read more

Oatey Co. (Oatey), a leader in the plumbing industry since 1916, announced today the acquisition of Contact Industries, S.A. de C.V. (Contact Industries), based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Contact is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products serving the plumbing markets in Mexico.

Contact Industries was founded over 25 years ago and manufactures an extensive line of products that are sold under the “Contact” brand name throughout Mexico to the plumbing and retail channels. Product categories include solvent cements, solder and flux, and other plumbing chemicals and accessories.

“The Contact brand is highly respected and a great addition to Oatey’s market leading family of brands,” said Oatey CEO Neal Restivo. “We are excited about this transaction as it significantly enhances our ability to serve customers in the Mexican and Latin American markets.”Contact Industries was founded over 25 years ago and manufactures an extensive line of products that are sold under the “Contact” brand name throughout Mexico to the plumbing and retail channels. Product categories include solvent cements, solder and flux, and other plumbing chemicals and accessories.