The Plumbing Connection

Volume 2 | Issue 3

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Tech Talk

Save Time and Money with Murdock's Maintenance Advantage!


Delve into the world of streamlined maintenance and cost-saving engineering with Murdock Manufacturing's innovative products. Take a journey through the Maintenance Advantage!


Introducing the Murdock Water Cooler, a prime example of the company's commitment to simplifying maintenance processes. Engineered with meticulous care, it boasts a mere 27 parts, contrasting sharply with traditional water coolers that typically contain over 60 components. Join Murdock as it revolutionizes maintenance protocols in the field!

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What's Happening at HSA?

Happy St. Patrick's Day From HSA


Did you know the annual tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day and the Parade is sponsored by the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130? This tradition dates back to 1962, when the idea was proposed as a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a unique and memorable manner. Since then, the Plumbers Union has continued to sponsor and organize this event, which has become an iconic symbol of St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. With that being said, we'd like to give a special shoutout to Derek Vaughn and Nick Soristo, who are both members of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130 and valuable members of our exceptional HSA Team!

Women in Construction

We began this month celebrating Women in Construction Week, and we want to take a moment to acknowledge and express our gratitude for the remarkable women here at HSA. Their determination and passion play a vital role in our achievements, and we feel fortunate to have them as part of our team. Once again, we'd like to give a shoutout to all the incredible women who are making a positive impact in the construction industry. Keep pushing boundaries and creating greatness!

Fire Protection Services

HSA is now providing a wide assortment of fire protection products from its Wisconsin and Illinois locations, including extinguishers, fire cabinets, access doors, fittings, and enclosures. HSA helps clients select the appropriate product for their situation. To request any of our fire products and services email or call 414-771-0400 (Wisconsin) or 630-458-8816 (Illinois).

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Check Out HSA's Latest Blog

Sustainability is more than just a trend—it's a commitment to a greener future! Our latest blog explores how the plumbing industry is prioritizing sustainability in practices and materials. From water management to eco-friendly substances, discover the innovative ways professionals are reducing environmental impact.

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Manufacturer Highlights

Summer is almost here, so update your outdoor space with Murdock® Outdoor Bottle Fillers, Drinking Fountains, and Pet Fountains. These outdoor hydration stations offer a world of customization! From a diverse range of body styles to the number of stations, plus custom colors, logos, graphics, and finishes, the options are endless. Make your hydration station uniquely yours!

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HSA is thrilled to announce that select Chronomite SKUs are now available at our Wisconsin and Illinois warehouses! Click the "Learn More" button below for a convenient cross-reference list. Don't miss out on the convenience and efficiency of utilizing our warehouse locations! Explore our Chronomite offerings today!

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Price Increases

Bradford White implemented the following price increases effective with orders received on or after March 11, 2024: 


  • Residential Products (Gas and Electric Tank Type) 4-5%


  • Commercial Products (Gas and Electric Tank Type) 3-4%


  • Heat Pump Products 8% 

Bradford White will be implementing the following price increases on specialty commercial products effective April 16, 2024. Please note there will be no increase on the Brute® XTR Boilers and Water Heaters and the Brute FT® 301-399 Boilers. See the chart below for the affected products:

LAARs will be implementing a price increase on most Commercial Products and Replacement Parts, effective Monday, April 1, 2024. Please note there will be no increase on NeoTherm XTR Boilers and Water Heaters and FT Series 301-399 Boilers. See the below chart for the affected products.

Upcoming Events

2024 Illinois PHCC EXPO and Education Day


Visit HSA at the 2024 Illinois PHCC EXPO North on Friday, March 22 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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