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Turning the pressure on with automatic identification

Despite its name, going with the flow is not how Chicago Faucet became a leading manufacturer of industrial and residential plumbing products. By staying on top of new technology, the company transformed its cumbersome product identification process into an on-site, fully computerized labeling system for bar coding before it was mandated by distributors. Since 1901, […]

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With Touc[h.sub.2]O Technology, a touch is all it takes

Pilar pull-down kitchen faucet with patented Touc[h.sub.2]O Technology is inspired by the fusion of technology and nature. Pilar performs to fit today’s busy lifestyles while its transitional look coordinates with any decor. Designed for consumers who are looking for a smarter, cleaner and more efficient way to work in their kitchen, Pilar with Touc[h.sub.2]O Technology […]

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In the kitchen

More than ever, today’s kitchens are the centers of our homes, We gather with friends and family in these intimate spaces to enjoy culinary delights and partake in meaningful conversations. We feel a connection and sense of comfort in the kitchen environment that allows us to express ourselves naturally. In an effort to help you […]

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what is often forgotten is the study of human nature in the use of plumbing fixtures. (Plumbing Primer)

One the greatest researchers in this area of plumbing, Tom Konen, recently passed away. Tom was a research professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. One of Tom’s admired research projects is the queuing theory. “Queue” means to wait in line. Hence, the queuing theory is the study of human nature in the […]

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Faucet companies partner with Web sites

Both Grohe America, Delta Faucet Co. and Price Pfister have signed partnership agreements with online home-improvement service providers. Grohe America has signed a partnership agreement with, a provider of online design and visualization solutions for businesses and consumers. Grohe’s faucets will be available on the Web site,, where homeowners can point and […]

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House of the Year: this craftsman-inspired home is factory-built–proving modular has moved far beyond the bland box

You’d never guess it, but for the first time our House of the Year is a modular home built off site! Designed by architect Roberto Kritzer with Genesis Homes and the editors of Country Living, this charming stone-and-clapboard bungalow-style home on picturesque Boyd Lake in Loveland, Colo., is fitted with the kind of custom details, […]

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Faucet makers settle Prop 65 case

Faucet manufacturers Price Pfister, Sterling, Kohler Co and Chicago Faucets have all settled a case involving their contravention of California’s Proposition 65 lead-in water law. The company’s settlement was reached with the state as well as the Environmental Law Foundation and the National Resource Defense Council, two environmental groups that had accused the manufacturers of […]

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