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Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, recently named J&K Sales the top-performing manufacturer representative for its Wholesale Business Unit in 2021, recognizing the agency’s exceptional partnership and accomplishments in support of Oatey Co. and its companies. In addition, Oatey named Chase Freeman, Vice President, Spirit Group, the inaugural winner of Read more

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, recently named J&K Sales the top-performing manufacturer representative for its Wholesale Business Unit in 2021, recognizing the agency’s exceptional partnership and accomplishments in support of Oatey Co. and its companies. In addition, Oatey named Chase Freeman, Vice President, Spirit Group, the inaugural winner of its Bob Bender Legacy Award.

J&K Sales, whose partnership with Oatey spans nearly 20 years, earned the title of Wholesale Manufacturer Representative of the Year because of their exceptional work, perseverance and passion throughout 2021. They delivered exceptional sales results for the year, across budget targets, new-product sales and more. In addition, through consistent investments in their business – such as training, associate development and team growth – J&K has positioned themselves for ongoing success.

“Oatey’s manufacturer representatives are an extension of our team, and we are extremely grateful for their hard work and dedication,” said Patrick Aquino, Vice President, Wholesale Sales at Oatey Co. “J&K Sales has built a phenomenal team in the New England states. They are strong in all segments, and I see them only getting stronger. Congratulations to them on this well-deserved honor.”

Oatey also recognized Chase Freeman of Spirit Group as the inaugural winner of the Bob Bender Legacy Award. Prior to his death in 2018, Bender spent his 42-year career in sales at Oatey, during which time he forged indelible relationships with customers and industry partners. His legacy and contributions will continue to serve as an example and inspiration to Oatey team members and partners for years to come.

Freeman was selected for the Bob Bender Legacy Award because of his passion, creative energy and willingness to go above and beyond for Oatey in both the rough-plumbing and waterworks markets. His ability to think outside the box enables him to drive impressive sales results, and he consistently demonstrates perseverance in support of Oatey and its brand.

“Congratulations to Chase on being the well-deserved winner of the Bob Bender Legacy Award,” said Aquino. “His dedication, no-quit attitude and enthusiasm for this industry are a true reflection of Bob’s legacy, and I know Bob would be proud to see Chase receive this recognition. We are so appreciative of his contributions.”

L.R. Brands is comprised of QuickDrain and the newly launched 1916 Collection Oatey Co., a leading plumbing manufacturer since 1916, has announced the launch of L.R. Brands, the latest innovation from the brand that has been the top choice of professional plumbers for more than a century. From elegantly engineered total shower and bath solutions Read more

L.R. Brands is comprised of QuickDrain and the newly launched 1916 Collection

Oatey Co., a leading plumbing manufacturer since 1916, has announced the launch of L.R. Brands, the latest innovation from the brand that has been the top choice of professional plumbers for more than a century. From elegantly engineered total shower and bath solutions to freestanding tub drains, L.R. Brands is the home for design-minded individuals. Built on Oatey’s heritage of quality and named after L.R. Oatey, who founded Oatey Co. in 1916, L.R. Brands is meant to be the one thing that contractors, designers and customers will all agree upon.

L.R. Brands is comprised of two brands with a shared commitment to craftsmanship – QuickDrain and 1916 Collection. A premier manufacturer of curbed and curbless shower solutions, QuickDrain pushes the boundaries of bathroom design with custom-feeling shower solutions, including WallDrain, ShowerLine, ProLine, SquareDrain and BenchSeat. The newly established 1916 Collection is a portfolio of thoughtfully designed, exceptionally engineered bath accessories, including its recently launched Freestanding Tub Drain, that enhance both of the form and function of every bath experience.

“At Oatey, we are craftsmen at heart,” says Katherine Lehtinen, Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing. “We pay attention to the finer details – it’s who we are, and it’s what our customers expect. That’s the inspiration behind L.R. Brands. We’re building on our heritage brands, known for their quality behind the wall, to bring new bathroom solutions to the table that help you elevate the design you had in mind.”

The program has now doubled in size since its launch last year, expanding its impact on the brand’s robust social media community and digital footprint. Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced the addition of six new plumbing and building professionals to its Social Media Ambassador Program. Through its Read more

The program has now doubled in size since its launch last year, expanding its impact on the brand’s robust social media community and digital footprint.

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced the addition of six new plumbing and building professionals to its Social Media Ambassador Program. Through its Ambassador program, which launched in June 2021,The program is an extension of the brand’s robust, highly engaged social media community, through which Oatey connects with its end users, provides helpful resources, answers questions and builds relationships with tradespeople around the world.

The 2022 class of Oatey Ambassadors includes experienced licensed plumbers Chris Sbrocco, Germaine Nelson, Robert Broccolo, Laura Giudice, Thomas Young, and Darryl Wong, collectively representing a diverse range of plumbing and building expertise from across North America. The new Ambassadors join existing Oatey Ambassadors Danielle Browne, Trey Young, Alex Goin and Omar Harris.

As Ambassadors for Oatey in the field, program participants champion the Oatey family of brands (including Oatey, Dearborn, Hercules, Cherne and more), creating unique multimedia content to be shared across social media and other digital platforms. Each Ambassador receives curated kits of Oatey branded gear, including Ambassador-exclusive swag. They are provided with a range of products to support their day-to-day work, are among the first to know about new product launches and have the chance to try new products firsthand. Ambassadors also have the opportunity to travel to Oatey’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, for a two-day Ambassador event.

“Over the past year, Oatey’s Social Media Ambassador Program has been such a rewarding opportunity for us to connect with some of the most talented tradespeople in our network and amplify their unique perspectives and exceptional work,” said Katherine Lehtinen, Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing at Oatey. “Now, we are honored to welcome our second class of world-class Ambassadors, whose talent and expertise will certainly speak for itself as they champion Oatey’s products in the field and online.”

A new class of Ambassadors will be selected each year. Individuals interested in becoming a future Oatey Ambassador can submit their information on the Oatey website for consideration.

For additional information about Oatey’s Social Media Ambassador Program, visit oatey.com.

Dearborn®, a part of the Oatey family of brands, today announced that its True Blue® Bath Waste Kits are now available in a fashion-forward Brushed Gold finish, adding to its already robust line of designer finishes. Innovative, flexible and designed with the plumber in mind, the True Blue Bath Waste line is made with integrated Read more

Dearborn®, a part of the Oatey family of brands, today announced that its True Blue® Bath Waste Kits are now available in a fashion-forward Brushed Gold finish, adding to its already robust line of designer finishes.

Innovative, flexible and designed with the plumber in mind, the True Blue Bath Waste line is made with integrated locking features that reduce the number of tools needed for installation, saving time and frustration. The new Brushed Gold finish enhances the existing portfolio of the True Blue line, which also includes bath-waste kits in Matte Black, Chrome, White, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze. Constructed of brass, the True Blue Drain Spud is built for durability and longevity. Featuring two heavy-duty crossbars, it provides a greater flow rate than standard four crossbar designs. The Drain Spud can accept the trim veneer for easy finish change and replacement and is compatible with all existing True Blue components.

True Blue Bath Waste is available in full, half and trim kits with options for ABS or PVC and touch toe, uni-lift and push n’ pull stopper options. The trim kits in designer finishes are also compatible with True Blue FLEX, made with flexible PVC tubing to overcome jobsite obstructions. To learn more, visit oatey.com or your local distributor.

 

The website is designed to best support customer needs, optimizing user-experience and convenience Cherne Industries (Cherne), the industry-leading manufacturer of pipe plugs and testing equipment and part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, has launched its new website, CherneInd.com — a robust, easy-to-use hub for Cherne product information, customer support and helpful application resources Read more

The website is designed to best support customer needs, optimizing user-experience and convenience

Cherne Industries (Cherne), the industry-leading manufacturer of pipe plugs and testing equipment and part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, has launched its new website, CherneInd.com — a robust, easy-to-use hub for Cherne product information, customer support and helpful application resources.

The new website houses the brand’s full product catalog, allowing customers to search more than 700 Cherne products, including each product’s specifications, key features, FAQs and safety/instruction manuals. In addition to this technical information, as well as case studies and blogs, the website hosts online training opportunities and detailed, how-to videos.

The Cherne website is mobile-friendly and includes sophisticated navigation with enhanced functionality, making it simple for users to find the specific product they need across both the Waterworks and Plumbing categories. Visitors seeking additional help or information can also communicate in-real-time with a Cherne expert using the “Ask a Tech” functionality, conveniently located at the yellow question mark icon in the bottom right corner of each webpage.

“We’re thrilled to debut the new Cherne website,” says Katherine Lehtinen, Senior Vice President of Brand and Digital Marketing at Oatey. “Not only does it allow us to better serve and connect with the waterworks and plumbing contractors who rely on our products, but it also gives us an opportunity to share our story and reinforce a mission that’s so important to us — developing the best pipe plugs and testing tools to ensure safety and efficiency at jobsites across the globe.”

To explore Cherne’s new website and product catalog, go to CherneInd.com.

ABOUT CHERNE INDUSTRIES

Part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, Cherne Industries (Cherne®) is the industry-leading manufacturer of test plugs and testing equipment for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal piping systems. Based out of its state-of-the-art headquarters in Shakopee, Minn., Cherne’s products are manufactured with an unwavering commitment to safety and quality.

Available via Oatey Co.’s distribution network throughout North America and through partner distribution on every continent, Cherne products are relied upon by residential and commercial contractors, as well as industrial and municipal engineers, worldwide.

For more information, visit www.CherneInd.com, call 1-800-843-7584 or follow Cherne on LinkedIn.

ABOUT OATEY CO.

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries, with a commitment to delivering quality, building trust and improving lives. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply thousands of products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world.

Oatey is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, visit www.oatey.com, call (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram