Baby Boomer Retirement and Cultural Shift Provides a Growing Opportunity for Skilled Trades

After analyzing hundreds of job categories across the country, it was found that one of the highest potential job categories is skilled trades. Not only is specific training available without a college degree, thereby avoiding loans and debt, but a large portion of the current workforce is looking at retirement soon, projecting a large need […]

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BlazeMaster Pipe and Fittings Expands Basement Listing

BlazeMaster Pipe and Fittings Expands Basement Listing: Approved for Use with Exposed 16-inch Joists Alongside our manufacturing partners, BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems has updated its Underwriter Laboratories (UL) listing as approved for use in basements with exposed joists up to 16 inches in height, and expanded blocking requirements to 40 feet. Previously, BlazeMaster had been […]

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Florida Lawsuit Seeking Class Action Status Has Been Dismissed

A recent federal lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a class of Florida condo associations and building owners, against many members of the fire sprinkler industry, alleging BlazeMaster® pipe defects, has been dismissed. As you will recall, the plaintiff’s counsel made several predictions in media channels, press conferences and releases about the impact this […]

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Sprinkler City – New Community Becomes First to Install Fire Sprinkler Systems in Every Home

Faced with building an entire community – jobs, parks, schools and residences – from the ground up, developer Brookfield Residential took an innovative approach to address an issue that could have ended the project before it began. The selected location in Alberta, Canada, was too far from the nearest fire department to be considered safe […]

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Joining CPVC and Steel in a Fire Sprinkler System

As the popularity of CPVC pipe in fire sprinkler systems grows, more installers are dealing with joining plastic piping to steel as part of new construction or retrofits. While BlazeMaster® Pipe and Fittings makes this relatively easy, the process does require installers to follow several safety procedures. Installers should follow the guidelines for hybrid systems […]

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New FBC™ System Compatible Program Product Finder App is Now Available

The Lubrizol CPVC team is proud to announce that the new FBC™ System Compatible Program Product Finder app is now available.  The app connects directly to the FBC System Compatible Program website and allows users to conveniently search for chemically compatible products by Category and Manufacturer. Lubrizol is consistently working to deliver a better experience […]

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