Star Tribune Names Uponor North America a 2014 Top Workplace

Uponor North America a 2014 Top Workplace Uponor North America (Uponor) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune based on an employee-based survey. Uponor was ranked 20th on the mid-size company list.

“It’s always an honor to be chosen for an award,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “Being named as one of the top places to work in Minnesota is especially rewarding because it was based on feedback from the people who know us best — our employees.”

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Uponor Donates Product to Lennar’s Village Builders Benefit Home

Uponor North America  was one of several companies that donated products and materials to support the Village Builders® Benefit Home, sponsored by Lennar® homebuilders and the Greater Houston Builder’s Association. The project, located in the northwest Houston suburb of Cypress, Texas, generated net proceeds of $270,000, which benefitted local charities in the greater Houston area, including the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and Southeast Texas and HomeAid Houston.

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American Standard Sponsors Team USA in Water Innovation Challenge

American Standard Brands announced its support of Team USA in the WorldSkills Foundation’s (WSF) inaugural Water Innovation Challenge that begins in Singapore today. This event brings together international teams of young plumbers and engineers to participate in a series of hands-on design challenges aimed at improving the quality of life, health, hygiene and sanitation in developing countries.

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Uponor Partners with Thomas Enterprise Solutions™ for On-demand CAD and BIM Library

Through a partnership with Thomas Enterprise Solutions™, Uponor North America (Uponor) now offers CAD and building information modeling (BIM) design files right from the Online Catalog on Uponorpro.com for faster, easier specifying, designing and estimating commercial PEX plumbing, radiant heating/cooling and hydronic distribution piping projects. Professionals who visit the site can access more than 350 Uponor product parts in 32 available file formats to quickly and accurately design and estimate their projects.

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Franke Unveils Planar 8 Series of Kitchen Sinks with Complementary Kitchen Faucet

The new Planar 8 Series of handcrafted, Italian-made, stainless steel kitchen sinks from Franke Kitchen Systems is making its debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City on May 17-20.

In conjunction with this introduction, Franke is also unveiling the Planar 8 Flex Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet as a complement to the new sink series. On display in ICFF Booth #1153, both products feature sleek, contemporary designs that are right at home in any modern kitchen décor.   Continue →

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KWC ONO and KWC AVA Wall-Mounted Bath Faucets – The perfect complement to vessel and recessed sinks

KWC Wall-Mounted Bath Faucet Responding to the increasing popularity of vessel, recessed and semi-recessed bathroom sinks, KWC America will preview two new wall-mounted faucets at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, May 17-20. Both the KWC AVA and KWC ONO Wall-Mounted Bath Faucets will be on display in ICFF Booth No. 1153 and available exclusively at KWC Destination Showrooms nationwide this fall for the balance of 2014.

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Noritz Now Offering Contractors Online Tankless Water Heating Education for Added Convenience

Noritz America today announced the release of its Online Residential Level 1 (R1) tankless water heater training for plumbing and heating contractors. The Noritz University course will supplement personal training by Noritz sales personnel, allowing those tradespeople who are unable to attend in-person sessions the ability to gain and deepen their tankless knowledge quickly and effectively.

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UV Resources Becomes an Approved Provider of Continuing Education Courses for the Practicing Institute of Engineering

UV Resources RLM XTREME UV-C SystemThe Practicing Institute of Engineering, Inc., (PIE) has named UV Resources a continuing education training provider for the organization, which serves the professional development needs of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. UV Resources is a leader in the education, application and engineering of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) solutions that improve air quality, boost airflow and reduce energy consumption.

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KWC ONO Tub Filler – Now available in stainless steel finish

KWC ONO Tub Filler Incorporating a graceful but robust operating lever made of surgical stainless steel, the KWC ONO freestanding tub filler is now available in KWC’s proprietary splendure™ stainless steel finish. This new version of the tub filler is also equipped with an integral, wand-style hand shower (photo).

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Stack-On® Products Has Teamed Up With Realtree® To Create New Firearm Security Products

Stack-On® Products today introduced the Woodland™ Series of fire resistant safes for firearm storage that feature fully-lined Realtree® Xtra camo interiors, convenient back lit electronic locks, and four-way locking with extra-large, 1.5-inch live-action steel bolts and up to 10 locking points.

Approved to meet the California Department of Justice standards for safely storing firearms, the Woodland safes offers sportsmen one of the only fire-resistant interiors fully-lined with the Realtree Xtra® brand’s camouflage pattern.

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