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Noritz Unveils Breakthrough Replacement Technology with the EZTR40 Residential Water Heater, a 40-Gal. Replacement

Noritz EZTR40 Tankless Water Heater FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (SEPTEMBER 15, 2014) — Noritz America is revolutionizing the water heater industry, taking tankless-for-tank replacement installation to a new level of ease and affordability, with the new EZTR40 condensing tankless water heater for residential applications. Noritz will be showcasing the unit to contractors with the EZTR40 Roadshow, visiting over 250 locations in the South and West from October 1 to November 20.

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AMES Abrasives: Top Quality; Value

AMES Abrasives: Top Quality; Value — AMES Taping Tools now offers several high-quality abrasive tools including sanding sponges, discs and pre-cut sheets as part of its extensive supply of drywall merchandise and equipment. Ideal for sanding drywall and painted surfaces, these high-performance and affordable abrasives cut faster for higher productivity and profit.

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Uponor Launches New Stainless-steel Manifold for Radiant Heating and Cooling Applications

Stainless steel ManifoldUponor North America (Uponor) is launching a new Stainless-steel Manifold targeted for residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling applications.

Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the manifold is available in 1″ and 1¼” sizes in 2 through 8, 10 and 12 loop configurations. It features integrated flow meters for easy system balancing, full-port ball valves with temperature gauges, and balancing and isolation valves for complete loop isolation.

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Noritz Updates Website with New, Enhanced Professional and Product Pages to Aid Tankless Water Heater Selection

Noritz Website Updates: Professionals and Products pages FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (AUGUST 12, 2014) — Noritz America continues to streamline its website (Noritz.com) with two newly redesigned, user-friendly Professionals and Products webpages. Noritz recently added the Noritz University online training portal for convenient access to education resources.

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Uponor, Inc. Invests in Upstream Technologies to Make Waterways Clean

SAFL BaffleApple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America (Uponor) recently announced it has purchased a minority position in Upstream Technologies, a New Brighton, Minn.-based company.

Commercializing technology — developed in conjunction with the University of Minnesota — Upstream Technologies is involved in the stormwater management market and has introduced innovative products that significantly improve process and efficiency in these areas. The opportunity came to Uponor through its recently launched subsidiary Uponor Innovations LLC.

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Noritz NRCP Condensing Tankless Water Heaters Couple High Efficiency with Programmable Hot-Water Recirculation

Noritz NRCP Condensing Tankless Water HeaterFOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (AUGUST 7, 2014) — The new NRCP line of residential tankless water heaters from Noritz America combines the high efficiency of condensing technology with the comfort and savings of hot-water recirculation. A circulating pump inside the water heater keeps hot water close to the outlet, minimizing the wait and, therefore, the waste of unused potable water down the drain. Saving water, in this case, is doubly beneficial, because recirculation also avoids wasting the energy used to heat that water.

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Uponor Receives 2014 Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes

2014 Partners of Choice AwardApple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America (Uponor) was recently honored with the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from Houston-based Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder and the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building.

Uponor is one of only 13 companies out of 200 David Weekley Homes’ U.S. suppliers to receive the highly coveted “A,A” ranking for world-class excellence in both quality and service.

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Uponor Names Jennifer Hauschildt Vice President of IT

Jennifer Hauschildt Vice President of ITApple Valley, Minn. Uponor North America (Uponor) has named Jennifer Hauschildt vice president of IT, effective Aug. 4, 2014.

Hauschildt will oversee Uponor North America’s Information Technology team and Project Services Group, and will be a member of Uponor North America’s senior management committee. Her primary responsibilities will ensure that IT strategy, services, infrastructure and applications support Uponor’s business goals and objectives.

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Uponor Launches Industry-first PEX to CPVC Adapter Fittings

Uponor North America (Uponor) is launching an industry-first innovation with six new ProPEX® Lead-free (LF) Brass CPVC Adapter Fittings for transitioning from CPVC to PEX in commercial plumbing and hydronic distribution piping systems.

 The fittings, which are available in 1¼”, 1½” and 2″ sizes, are offered in a spigot and a socket adapter and all feature Uponor’s durable, reliable ASTM F1960 ProPEX expansion system for connecting to PEX piping.

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Wireless FILTERSCAN® Monitor Sends Text/Email Alerts When HVAC Filter Becomes Dirty, Less Efficient and Potentially Damaging

The new FILTERSCAN® WiFi Air Filter Monitor and Notification System from CleanAlert helps homeowners create more efficient, healthy homes by sending text and e-mail alerts* to a Smartphone, tablet, or personal computer when a central HVAC system (heating or air conditioning) filter needs servicing. Measuring 6 inches x 4-5/8 inches x 1-1/2 inches, the monitor is easy to install and operate, functions with a wide variety of air filters, and is compatible with most residential HVAC systems.

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