HVACR and plumbing marketer Ryan Kiscaden joins the podcast to discuss his first children's book in the NEXT UP TRADES Series, "The Water Came To A Stop." Tune in to learn about the inspiration for the book, Ryan's writing process, his thoughts on the labor shortage, and more!
About Ryan: Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and an MBA from Elizabethtown College. He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two young sons. In 2020, he published a book available on amazon.com. His experiences include working for an HVACR and plumbing wholesaler, running a non-profit focused on recycling thermostats and major plumbing equipment and plumbing category manufacturers. More information on his professional background is available on LinkedIn and www.kiscadenconsulting.com.
The Wholesaler Editor Ruth Mitchell sits down with Matco-Norca team members Dan Hunt, Melissa Hunt, and Eric Berglund to discuss the company’s milestone anniversary! Tune in to learn all about their history with Matco-Norca, the company's culture of empowerment, and how it lives up to its motto: Always growing, always changing, always something new.
About the Company: Matco-Norca is one of the largest independent sourcing companies marketing its own branded fittings, pipe nipples, valves, plumbing specialties and PVF products for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Located in Brewster, N.Y., the company serves wholesale distributor customers across the United States.
Franklin Electric Business Unit Trainer Jeremiah Brodie joins us to discuss how he joined the PHCP industry, Little Giant's "Train the Trainer" philosophy, and the company's current training opportunities — including the FranklinTECH virtual learning platform and mobile training facilities.
Little Giant produces pumping solutions for HVAC contractors and plumbing professionals. Learn more about the Franklin Electric brand at www.littlegiant.com.
Did you know? The core product that Little Giant still offers today was originally conceived in 1926 when plumber R.M. "Doc" Wolfe had an issue with the currently available pumps failing at a frustrating rate. As the company celebrates its 80th anniversary, Little Giant’s Rob McConnell joins PHC News Editor Steve Smith to discuss this fascinating history and how the company's products have evolved over time. Plus — hear the latest developments on Little Giant’s newest products and find out everything new and exciting in store for the company’s milestone year!
In 2020, when COVID-19 changed everything, we reached out to Jack McDonald, president and CEO of Matco-Norca, to discuss the economy, our industry’s business climate — and above all — safety to customers, employees and the community. So much has happened since last year, and we wanted to know what the horizon looks like now for the supplier of globally sourced, code-compliant plumbing and PVF products. Tune in to find out what we learned!
Ripley PR CEO Heather Ripley shares public relations advice for home service businesses and discusses her new book, "Next Level Now: PR Secrets to Drive Explosive Growth for your Home Service Business."
Interplay Learning CEO Doug Donovan joins us to discuss how his company is helping to prepare the next generation of skilled tradespeople with online and virtual reality training for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar and facilities maintenance workforce.
Tune in to our interview with Troy Locke, manager of technical training and technical support at Viega, to get the scoop on Viega’s two new press tools: the Pressgun 6 and Pressgun Picco 6. Plus, you’ll learn all about the benefits of press technology, the current state of the press fitting market in the U.S., the training opportunities the company has in store for 2021, and more.
PHC News Editor Steve Smith and Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman discuss how the company started to develop solutions for plumbing and heating contractors and the ways it continues to meet its philosophy of “Disruptive Innovation.” Plus, tune in to learn about some of the company’s new products, what’s in store for the year ahead, and more!
Richman was appointed group president of Milwaukee Tool in January 2007 and is responsible for Milwaukee's Power Tool, Hand Tool, Accessory, Empire Level, and Imperial Blade divisions. As such, he oversees Global Product Development, Manufacturing and Operations for each division, as well as Milwaukee Sales in North and South America. He has over 25 years of experience in the management of industrial, electrical, plumbing, and retail distribution channels. He has held key management positions with BLACK & DECKER, and MURRAY, served as president of SKIL and BOSCH Power Tools, and served as president and CEO of Werner Co. Richman contributes an extensive knowledge of manufacturing, product development, sales, and marketing. He holds a bachelor's degree from UCLA.
PHC News Editor Steve Smith is joined by Cathy Ahern, director of facilities and grounds at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), and Eric Morrow, product manager, micro-combined heat and power products. The trio discuss Lochinvar's Micro CHP XRGI25 and why FLCC chose to integrate the combined heat and power system into a new KNIGHT boiler system.
PHC News Editor Steve Smith discusses the benefits of hydronic heating with Lochinvar product managers Dan Rettig and Robert Wiseman.
Tune in to learn all about the latest residential and commercial trends, tips and tricks for installers, how to convey the advantages of hydronic heating to both homeowners and commercial property owners, and the new and updated Lochinvar products to look out for in 2021 — including the CREST condensing boiler, Power-Fin boiler, KNIGHT XL commercial boiler, and Noble combi boiler.
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) CEO Bill Darcy joins The Wholesaler Editor Ruth Mitchell to discuss the innovations that have enhanced brick-and-mortar showrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, the results of the latest Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), and the 2021 kitchen and bath trends to watch for.
Plus — discover how the association is addressing the skilled labor shortage and keeping its members engaged, as well as what's in store for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Virtual 2021!
We sit down with Chris Carrier, director of marketing, Americas for Reliance Worldwide Corp. (RWC) to discuss how the company is raising awareness for trade careers through its SharkBite and HoldRite brands, including its recent "Jumpstart a Plumbing Career" video that was released during Careers in Construction Month.
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Anja Smith, managing partner of All Clear Plumbing, shares her experiences working with family, how her plumbing company made it through the early days of COVID-19, and why her business decided to build both its own flate rate price book and apprenticeship program!
PHC News Editor Steve Smith and McKinstry's Larry Mayotte discuss the do's and don'ts of safely reopening commercial buildings and how the process continues to evolve.
PHC News Editor Steve Smith discusses the importance of workforce development initiatives with Carl Pinto Jr., senior director of marketing communications, Bradford White Corp., as well as the state of industry trade shows and what the company is doing to strengthen customer relationships now that we're more than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicago Tube and Iron Co. has been in The Wholesaler's Top Distributor listing for many years. Dr. Donald McNeeley discusses the company's 100-plus years of accomplishments, roadblocks, learning blocks and reflective moments in the seventh episode of our special series celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wholesaler magazine!
GTS services the plumbing, heating, and HVAC trades as well as the general public by offering efficient and cost-effective product solutions for any project. Take a look at how the company has reached its 70th year in business with the seventh episode of our special series celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wholesaler magazine!
Founded in 1924, Traeger Bros and Associates is Miami’s oldest and largest stocking distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings, serving a broad scope of industrial and commercial supply needs for North America, South America, and companies around the globe. Find out how the company has achieved success by “doing the right thing, every time, all the time” in our sixth episode of our special series celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wholesaler magazine!
With a 103-year-history rooted in family, community, investing in employee development and engagement, Torrco lives its motto of “A Great Place to Work, A Great Place to Buy." Jump into this rich and colorful company history and family story for the fifth episode of our special series celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wholesaler magazine!
Editor Steve Smith interviews PHC News Columnist Max Rohr, who just began working for Caleffi as an education and training manager! Tune in to hear about Max's early industry experiences and what he hopes to achieve in his new role.
Established in 1928, Consolidated Supply Co. is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and operation. At the helm is Karla Neupert Hockley, who ensures the company lives its mission of “We take pride in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” Don't miss her conversation with Editor Ruth Mitchell on family traditions, experiences, and the art of customer service for the fourth episode of our special series celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wholesaler magazine!
PHC News Editor Steve Smith interviews Dan Rettig, product manager for Lochinvar and Arthur Smith, product manager for A.O. Smith. Tune in to hear their discussion on new developments in heat pump water heater technology as well as its ideal applications and the benefits it presents to the industry!
In the third episode of our special series celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wholesaler magazine, Editor Ruth Mitchell interviews Tom Brown, the founder of PHCPPros (formerly TMB Publishing). Tom established the company in 1990, when he had taken over as the new owner and keeper of The Wholesaler magazine. Tune in to learn how he has brought the magazine to its 75th anniversary and turned it into the industry’s go-to resource!
PHC News Editor Steve Smith interviews Wyatt Kilmartin, VP of Underground Technologies at RIDGID. Tune in to hear their discussion on the state of the industry, the company's new JobSite Live series, and the exciting new RIDGID products available now and coming soon 👀.