FALL 2017

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/ a c q u i s i t i o n s / p e o p l e / b r i e f s A SSE International is calling for interested and knowledgeable individu- als to join the ASSE 1087 working group to develop the first complete water treatment standard for non-residential installations. ASSE 1087, Performance Requirements for Small Systems, Commercial and Food Service Water Treatment, will complement existing water treatment standards for indi- vidual devices by adding plumbing performance require- ments for devices that are coupled to potable water sources. Of particular interest are backpressure, backsiphonage and cross-connection requirements in line with ASSE International's expertise and more than 110-year history in backflow prevention. The standard will also cover spe- cific needs for use in food service applications, but exclude process water or waste water applications. Devices under consideration for inclusion in the standard include water softeners, deion- izers, UV disinfectors, reverse osmosis systems and distillation systems, among others. ASSE 1087 will help reduce confusion when installing these devices and pro- mote public trust of products that comply with the standard. For details, visit asse-plumbing.org. Holdrite Joins Reliance Worldwide Corporation Reliance Worldwide Corporation has completed its acquisition of Holdrite, a company that offers engi- neered solutions for the plumbing and mechanical contractor markets in both residential and commer- cial construction. Holdrite designs and engineers a set of products and solutions that are complementary to those made at RWC. RWC's SharkBite and Cash Acme brands offer pipes, valves and fittings. Holdrite designs secondary pipe supports and alignment brackets, plumbing acoustic isolation solutions, water heater accessories, fitting restraints, firestop systems, drain-waste-vent solutions and more. Ariston Thermo Gains Majority Stake in HTP Inc. Ariston Thermo acquired a majority stake in HTP Inc., a North American company in the market of boilers and water heaters for both domestic and commercial use with its brand HTP. With over 43 years of history, HTP offers a range of green technol- ogy products including high-efficiency commercial and residential space heating boilers and combis, condensing tankless water heaters, thermal solar solutions and a full range of energy-efficient water heating equipment. industry /plumbing Kerry Stackpole Input Requested on New Commercial Water Treatment Standard /acquisitions /people Plumbing Manufacturers International Names New CEO, Executive Director Plumbing Manufacturers International has appointed Kerry Stackpole, FASAE, CAE, as CEO and executive director. He has spent over two decades leading trade associations in manufacturing, technology and services. He is a certified association executive and fellow of the American Society of Association Executives. Most recently, Stackpole served as an advance team leader for the executive office of the president, working both domestically and internationally to execute events on behalf of the president and vice president of the United States. Prior to the White House, he was president and CEO of Printing and Graphics Association Mid-Atlantic. He has also served as CEO of four other trade associations and as an interim CEO and strategy consultant to professional groups. ASSE INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHES REVISED BACKFLOW REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL DISHWASHING MACHINES ASSE 1004-2017, Performance Requirements for Commercial Dishwashing Machines, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute and is now available for purchase. ASSE 1004 applies to backflow prevention devices used on potable water supplies connected to commercial dishwashing machines. The backflow prevention devices used in these applications include atmospheric type vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1001, hose connection vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1011, pressure vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1020, hose connection backflow preventers complying with ASSE 1052, spill-resistant vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1056 and air gaps. For more information, visit asse-plumbing.org. RHEEM OPENS WATER HEATING DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS Rheem recently celebrated the grand opening of a new headquarters for its Water Heating Division. The 39,000-square-foot building is located in Roswell, Georgia, 10 miles from the company's corporate headquarters in Sandy Springs. Rheem's Water Heating Division headquarters is a retrofitted building that includes workspace and flexible meeting rooms for up to 150 employees. The high-tech, hands-on center is one of five the com- pany is opening across the U.S. and in Canada. IAPMO ACQUIRES NATIONAL STANDARD PLUMBING CODE The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials and the Plumbing-Heating- Cooling Contractors-National Association executed an agreement transferring ownership of the National Standard Plumbing Code to IAPMO. The transfer encompasses all editions of the NSPC, including the 2018 edition. New Jersey and several locations in Maryland are the primary adopters and users of the NSPC. Once the 2018 NSPC is published for adoption, IAPMO will provide all code support services to all jurisdictions utilizing the NSPC. PHCC and IAPMO will work together to develop co-branded educational services, such as code update classes, code workshops and other training and educational programs for the NSPC. These educational programs shall be offered to PHCC, IAPMO members and to the industry. /briefs WAVEBREAKMEDIA LTD/DREAMSTIME HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Fall 2017 6

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