FloLogic water monitoring and shutoff system

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The FloLogic System 3.5 automatic water monitoring and shutoff system is designed for indoor, outdoor and below-grade installations. It eliminates the risk of an uncontrolled water leak and prevents catastrophic property damage. It features an Apollo cast-bronze ball valve designed for outdoor installations, particularly where concrete slab construction is dominant. The system has also been independently certified to IP68 and is 100% dust and waterproof.

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SerenityAirflo toilet bowl venting unit

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The SerenityAirflo system provides an odor-free bathroom while maintaining the appearance of an all-in-one unit. The air chamber is integrated into the toilet design, directly above the traditional water chamber. It is channeled to the rear of the toilet to an exhaust port. PVC piping or flexible tubing is run through the bathroom wall and connects to a vacuum pump, which is installed in the attic area close to the existing venting system or bathroom venting soil pipe. A wall-mounted motion sensor is used to activate the vacuum pump only when the toilet is being used.

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Webstone valves available in bulk packaging

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Webstone’s lead-free ProPush line is now available with individually bagged or bulk product packaging options. With more than 150 SKUs, all products are outfitted with easy, removable, push-on connections, designed specifically for use in copper, PEX and CPVC systems. Forged from dezincification-resistant brass suitable for underground use and cUPC certified to NSF/ANSI 61-8, this line is ideal for potable water and hydronic heating systems.

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Brian Ragone named Apollo Valves senior VP of sales and marketing

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Aalberts Industries North American Division appointed Brian Ragone in the newly created role of senior vice president of sales and marketing for Conbraco and Elkhart Products. Ragone will lead sales management for Conbraco Industrial Sales, Apollo Valves and EPC Commercial sales while overseeing the brand and technical synergy of the two companies.

Ragone’s 18 years in the industry started in West Virginia with Ferguson Enterprises, as a management trainee on the industrial side. Ragone moved on to join Victaulic for six years and Tyco for 10 where he re-established the GRINNELL product line in North America and around the world. Ragone’s global experience includes a two-year period as the director of Asia Pacific and most recently as the director of Americas for Tyco Mechanical Products. He is an active member of MCAA, AHR, ASPE local and National chapters and an ALI Babson Graduate.

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RectorSeal acquires floor drain trap seal manufacturer SureSeal

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  1. , a manufacturer of qualityplumbing and HVAC/Rproducts,acquired selectedassets and the SureSeal brand from Tacoma, Wash.-based SureSeal Manufacturing (SSM).

SSM manufactures and distributes SureSeal, the leading brand of waterless floor drain trap seals. “SureSeal is established as the premier brand in this category, therefore it’s a natural fit that provides RectorSeal with an outstanding growth opportunity.” said David Smith, president, RectorSeal, Houston.

The SureSeal line of waterless floor drain trap seals was recently acquired by RectorSeal Corp.

The SSM product line consists of ASSE-1072-certified SureSeal floor drain trap seals (or waterless trap primers) and two upcoming products.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with RectorSeal, because they have the industry connections, distribution network and organizational resources that are key to taking SureSeal to the next level and beyond,” saidKevin Huber, senior vice-president – business development of the surviving company renamed Specialty Plumbing Products Manufacturing LLC (SPP).

The SureSeal acquisition is the second transaction between RectorSeal and the team responsible for creating SureSeal, Don Huber, vice president – manufacturing & product development, and Al Stakset (retired). Huber and Stakset co-invented the Hubsett  product line of test couplings that was sold to RectorSeal in 2001.

While SureSeal started as a retrofit product, its use is now approved by two of the three national model plumbing codes for use as an alternative to trap primers for blocking sewer gas backflow though floor drains into occupied spaces. Sewer gas is a dangerous threat to public health and believed to cause and spread deadly diseases, such as SARS and Legionnaires’ Disease.

 

Management team

SPP will continue manufacturing the product line for RectorSeal from its Tacoma production facilities. SureSeal’s former national sales manager, Rick Ensley will administer the brand from RectorSeal’s Houston headquarters as its product line manager. The acquisition also contracts both Kevin and Don Huber and Jorge Duque, CFO, to remain in three-year-long advisory roles for a seamless transition.

The SureSeal website will continue to operate. SureSeal will continue to be sold through traditional wholesalers serving the PHC and HVAC/R markets and is now supported by RectorSeal customer and technical support departments at 800-231-3345.

Source: www.pmmag.com/articles/96937

Sloan Valve named Chicago Cubs official Water Efficiency Partner

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Franklin Park, Ill.-based Sloan Valve Co. has teamed up with Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs as a Legacy Partner and is the team’s official Water Efficiency Partner. Per terms of the deal, the Cubs’ Spring Training stadium in Mesa, Ariz., will be named Sloan Park.

Sloan will assist the Cubs grow its ongoing sustainability efforts and improve the fan experience at Sloan Park — critical with the drought prone areas in Arizona — and the historic Wrigley Field on the northside of Chicago.

“We are a global organization founded in Chicago, so partnering with another iconic Chicago brand is a natural fit. Sloan products have been in Wrigley Field since 1914, and this exciting new partnership with the Chicago Cubs helps Sloan tell its story on a major league level,” said Sloan President Jim Allen.

“Water is an increasingly important natural resource, by helping communities and organizations like the Chicago Cubs save water, Sloan helps to raise awareness of water conservation in this country and around the world. Responsible use of water is critical to local communities and to the world. Our partnership with the Chicago Cubs organization gives us the opportunity to help build winning teams through sustainable solutions,” said Allen.

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts values the partnership with Sloan. “Teaming up with Sloan is an important move for the Chicago Cubs. Sloan brings more than a century of experience and success in creating cutting edge water solutions for a wide variety of venues all around the world,” said Ricketts. “We are pleased to work with and learn from Sloan as we enhance our facilities and build for the future.”

Sloan also will have its brand throughout both Sloan Park and Wrigley Field, including designated areas the company’s products and state-of-the-art water saving technologies. There also will be fixed signage on the visiting team’s bullpen.

Source: http://www.pmmag.com/articles/96938