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Fort Collins plumbing company offering Silicon Valley perks to lure new talent

A Fort Collins plumbing company says our Colorado’s skilled labor shortage is forcing them to take a page out of Silicon Valley’s book. FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Fort Collins plumbing company says our Colorado’s skilled labor shortage is forcing them to take a page out of Silicon Valley’s book. Neuworks Mechanical, INC. is plugging employee perks like a pool table, ping pong, beer on tap and even putting green to lure millennials to consider a career in the plumbing industry.   “We’ve got to turn a new leaf, open a new chapter,” said the company’s senior pro…
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Facebook Marketplace Will Now Connect You with Home Service Professionals

Through partnerships with Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch, the social network can help you find and hire the help you need for home-improvement projects As of last fall, Facebook Marketplace, the social network’s ever-expanding hub for online sales, had become a place where you could find your next apartment. Now, thanks to a new expansion in partnership with major home-services providers, Marketplace wants to become your go-to resource for fixing up your new place after you sign the lease. Starting this week, a new feature rollout will allow Facebook users to find professional help for home-…
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ASA Codes and Standards update: Legionella

I had the opportunity to attend an informative conference in Baltimore, Maryland covering Legionella in building water systems. The conference was co-sponsored by NSF International and the National Science Foundation. The two organizations brought together a highly qualified group of scientists, engineers, healthcare professionals and public health professionals from across the country to discuss the issue of Legionella in our building-water systems. Before I discuss what I took away from the conference, I thought I would provide a quote from Chris Soderholm of rep firm and ASA member Soderho…
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Fort Collins chamber names small-business award winners

FORT COLLINS — Small businesses took center stage this morning at the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards. Winners were recognized at an awards breakfast at the Drake Center that drew about 200 people. Wynne Odell, founder and CEO of Odell Brewing Co., provided the keynote address. “Small businesses are a big deal in Fort Collins and embody the entrepreneurial and community-centered culture that fuel our city’s economy,” said David May, CEO and president of the chamber. Winners are: Small (1-10 employees) — RJ’s Amazing Entertainment LL…
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National Bank building sold for $2.4 million

The National Bank building, the city’s tallest downtown edifice, has been sold to an Illinois couple for $2.4 million. Tom and Julie Kook purchased the building earlier this week. The building has several commercial and professional tenants and is 60 percent occupied, according to commercial real estate documentation. The Kooks could not be reached for comment on the sale. The previous owner was Paul McDonough, a former chairman of the non-profit Downtown Kenosha Inc., the city’s Main Street economic development organization. With several commercial, professional and business tenants, it …
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Sloan chairman Allen inducted into Chicago Area Plumbing Contractors Association Hall of Fame

Franklin Park, Ill. — Recognized for his longstanding contributions to the industry, the Plumbing Contractors Association (PCA) inducted Sloan Executive Chairman, Charles (Chuck) S. Allen, into the Chicago Area Plumbing Industry Hall of Fame at a gala held on January 26, 2018. A third generation descendant of William Elvis Sloan, Allen joins the company’s founder on the distinguished list of hall of fame awardees, after a career devoted to the global manufacturing of smart, sustainable commercial plumbing products. “On behalf of the entire company, I am so honored to join the elite fra…
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 Posted on : May 25, 2018

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