March 8, 2007
A class action lawsuit over lightning strikes, status of PHCC talks with HD Supply and Taco Inc. dedicates a new addition to its mfg. facility.
A handful of lawyers will receive $29 million from a handful of CSST
manufacturers to settle a class action lawsuit over lightning strikes. The
lawsuit claimed that CSST was not thick enough to prevent damage to itself in
the event of a lightning strike and that it posed an unreasonable risk of fire.
CSST makers, Omegaflex, Parker Hannifin, Titeflex, and Ward were named as
With the fate of HD Supply undecided, the Executive
Committee of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association has
recommended that PHCC discontinue further talks with HD Supply concerning a
possible business relationship. The committee made the recommendation to the
board of directors after news that Home Depot Inc. is considering possibly
selling HD Supply.
Taco Inc. dedicated a new 60,000-square-foot addition to
its Cranston, RI, manufacturing facility in a ceremony Feb. 16 that featured
local and state politicians and a performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Also present was Mary “Happy” White, the 87-year-old mother of John Hazen White
Jr., who dedicated the new warehousing and shipping addition to his parents,
John Sr. and Mary.