The Plumbing Connection

Volume 2 | Issue 1

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Tech Talk

How many water heaters do you need?

Please take a look at the illustration below for the manufacturer's guidelines on connecting two residential water heaters for applications that demand multiple units.

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What's Happening at HSA?

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year from HSA! Wishing you a year filled with joy, health, and prosperity. We'd like to take a moment to share a snapshot of our 2023 activities. We want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who was a part of HSA's journey in 2023. Your support, collaboration, and trust were the driving force behind our success. As we step into 2024, we carry your encouragement with us and are excited about the continued partnerships and achievements that await us.

Case Studies

Exciting news! We've just launched a brand new landing page on our website dedicated to showcasing our manufacturer's case studies. This valuable resource allows you to delve into real applications of our products, offering insights and inspiration for your upcoming projects. What sets this feature apart is its user-friendly functionality – you can easily filter case studies based on industry and product line. Whether you're looking for solutions in a specific sector or exploring a particular product range, our case studies provide a firsthand look at successful implementations.

Visit our Case Study Landing Page

Manufacturer Highlights

Murdock Manufacturing has been an industry leader since 1853 and today is the trusted name in water delivery systems. Murdock now provides IMARK members with an extensive offering of Water Coolers, Bottle Fillers, Indoor and Outdoor Drinking Fountains, Hand Washing Stations, Hydrants, Pet Fountains, and Outdoor Showers/Misters.

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Bradford White has redesigned the natural gas Brute® commercial boiler and volume water heater to 

include a touchscreen control platform, variable speed boiler pump flow control, and a dual-venturi combustion system with a 10:1 turndown. The all-new Brute® XTR delivers powerful performance and rugged reliability you can count on!

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Gerber announced the discontinuation of select products and parts. Effective January 1, 2024, these SKUs will be available while supplies last and inventory will not be replenished. These changes allow Gerber to focus resources on more impactful ways for their customers to provide on-trend, reliable products at a great value.

Click below for a list of the items being retired.

Discontinued Items 

Price Increases

Bradley will implement list price increases effective February 1, 2024. See the affected products below:

All WashBar Models: 5%

Express® Lavatory Systems: 3%

Verge® Lavatory System: 5%

OmniDecks™ Terreon: 5%

Washfountains (Terreon, Bradstone): 3%

Washfountains (Stainless Steel, Sentry): 3% Faucets including Verge Soap: 5%,

TMV: 5%

Emergency Fixtures: 3%

Showers: 5%

Keltech: 3%

Parts: 5%

Lenox Lockers: 3%

Effective January 1, 2024, Chronomite has implemented a 5% price increase and changed the FFA to $3,000.

Please contact your HSA Business Development Professional with questions.

Elmdor released a 2024 Access Door Trade Price Guide, with pricing effective January 1, 2024. 

They have made the necessary price  adjustments for 2024. Please review the new price and contact your HSA Business Development Professional with questions.

2024 Price Guide

Effective January 1, 2024, Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. has implemented a 5% price increase on specification drains. This price increase is due to the rising costs of raw materials, castings, labor and freight costs.

Please note FFA remains $5,000 net and $100 remains as the minimum invoice.

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Upcoming Events


Come and see our manufacturers at the 2024 AHR EXPO Monday, January 22- Wednesday January 24 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

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Visit the AHR Website

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.

Visit the PHCC Website

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