Plumbing News

Condensed and compiled from articles by Dick Reynolds and Steve Martin
Palladium-Item April 18, 2008

The disaster that struck downtown Richmond in 1968 wasn’t the first in Wayne County history

Recollections of the tragic double explosion in downtown Richmond April 6, 1968, brought to the minds of history buffs two 19th century Wayne County explosions.…

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courtesy of Plumbing & Mechanical – April 2008

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with A.O. Smith Water Products Co., today announced a voluntary recall of the company’s natural and propane gas water heaters. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.…

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by Tracy Benson Kirker [American Standard America, February 13th, 2008]

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – A.S. America, Inc. (“American Standard America”), Crane Plumbing LLC (“Crane”) and Eljer, Inc. (“Eljer”) are pleased to announce their intent to merge.

The merger closing is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2008, and integration of the companies’ operations …

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