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President’s Message February 2016

Greetings, February is upon us and so is our annual Skatefest. Please take the time to attend this event for family and friends. Bring a neighbor’s kid along too, if you like. Time spent with family is worth twice the time spent with work, so drink it up. January saw us celebrate. The inauguration of […]

Michigan Regulator Resigns Amid Flint’s Lead-In-Water Crisis

By David Eggert LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s top environmental regulator resigned Dec. 29, 2015, after elevated levels of lead were found in Flint children during a drinking water crisis that a task force blamed primarily on his agency. Gov. Rick Snyder accepted the resignation of Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and apologized […]

Taco SCI and SFI, First SelfSensing End Suction Pumps

Taco has introduced self-sensing, variable speed end suction pumps. The pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast, accurate balancing. They help to reduce balancing contractor costs, eliminate expensive wiring and the need for external sensors. New SCI close-coupled end suction pumps, and SFI frame-mounted end suction pumps provide superior reliability and ease in installation for heating, […]

Van Meter Completes Purchase of Bright Electrical Supply

Bright to retain company name, location and sales and operations teams. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Van Meter Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed its purchase of Bright Electrical Supply, a leading lighting distributor located at 217 N. Western Avenue in Chicago. Intentions to buy the lighting distributor were announced on December 1. According […]

Advances in Boiler Construction and Design

By John Kopf Contractors, architects, engineers and others who specify commercial and industrial boilers continually seek systems that are more cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The boiler industry has responded by making significant advances in both construction and design, with new systems offering greater efficiencies, cutting-edge technologies, advanced controls and the ability to integrate […]