The Plumbing Connection

Volume 2 | Issue 5

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Tech Talk

Undermount Installation

For proper installation of a CECO sink using the under-counter method, it's crucial to utilize the CECO UM - 25 under-mounting accessory. Failure to do so absolves CECO of any responsibility for potential damage to the countertop.


Use the CECO-UM-25 undermount bracket system for proper undermount installation.

Click the link below for additional information and for individual product pages and details regarding installation instructions and or specifications. 

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What's Happening at HSA?

HSA Gives Back

On Sunday, April 28, HSA staff volunteered at the Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport, IL, a non-profit educational facility specializing in North American wildlife.


HSA team members crafted enrichment toys for the ranch's smaller animals, creating five snuffle balls from fleece blankets and zip ties for the skunks, porcupines, and opossums. The Snuffle balls were filled with a food mixture of vegetables, mealworms, chicken, and cheeses and enabled Lloyd, the three-year old black and white skunk, and Casper, a one-year-old albino skunk, play with them and search for snacks.


Rainah, the ranch manager, took the team on a facility tour and discussed the other animals who live at the Ranch. HSA staff were able to pet the skunks and barn cats, along with the horse, donkey, and pig that live at the ranch. The team even had the opportunity to meet Kuma the North American black bear, Shere Khan the Siberian tiger, and pet Canuck a British Columbian female wolf.

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Now Stocking!

We're excited to announce we're now stocking select SKUs from Chronomite and Acorn Sinks in our Wisconsin and Illinois warehouses. Thanks to our efficient warehouse-to-warehouse transfer system, you can count on HSA to deliver these products quickly and seamlessly. Check out the documents below for a detailed list of our stocked SKUs and cross-reference sheets to find exactly what you need!


PMSMCA Industry Night

We are proud to share that Tara Jensema, Paul Ginter, and Brenda Holz represented our company at the Plumbing Mechanical Sheet Metal Contractors' Alliance (PMSMCA) Industry Night in Wisconsin last month. This significant event not only marked the 25th anniversary of our membership but also celebrated our role as a 2024 Annual Sponsor. The event brought together industry professionals, providing our team with an excellent opportunity to connect with peers, explore upcoming trends, and highlight our sustained dedication to industry growth and innovation. We are enthusiastic about nurturing these valuable connections moving forward.

PHCC in Wisconsin

Paul Ginter, CPMR, recently attended the PHCC conference in Wisconsin where he did an awesome job representing our top-notch manufacturers. It was the perfect spot for him to show off our newest products and meet with local contractors. His feedback and insights were valuable, helping us keep pace with our industry partners' changing needs. We can't wait for next year's show!

Manufacturer Highlights

Introducing Acorn-Sinks®, from Acorn Engineering Company! Acorn drop-in and under-mount commercial stainless-steel sinks are built to last and designed for shared spaces. Featuring durability and longevity, these sinks blend seamlessly with any countertop style or type. Discover the perfect fit for your space today!

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Oatey Co. is staying ahead of the game by updating its CPVC solvent cements to comply with the latest VOC standards set by the South Coast Air Quality Management District under Rule 1168. These new formulas still meet the rigorous ASTM F493 performance standards and maintain the top-notch solvent weld strength for which Oatey is known. Plus, even with lower VOC levels, the viscosity remains consistent. This update highlights Oatey's commitment to quality and environmental responsibility. 

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MGI ConTrols is launching a new line of Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) available in various sizes. Soon, they will also introduce the YRV03 Series, featuring an Integral "Y" Strainer. This PRV lineup includes Spool Kits, which match the PRV width to serve as temporary spacers during piping tests, and Check Valves that ensure one-way water flow to prevent cross flow.

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