All PM Engineer readers are invited to a millennium-gauge bash at Chicago's House of Blues on opening night of ASHRAE's trade show to celebrate a unique partnership in the world of piping. The party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25. ASHRAE attendees are advised to pick up their tickets at the Ecoflex/Rovanco booth, #3413. Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early.

Ecoflex, manufacturers of preinsulated flexible plumbing and heating pipe with a PEX core, and their American distributor, Rovanco Piping Systems, will celebrate 50 years of combined piping experience. President Larry Stonitch founded Rovanco 30 years ago with his brother Richard. Ecoflex was first installed in Scandinavia about 20 years ago.

Popular in Europe, Ecoflex is making a big push in the American market. "I'm excited about being in America, and excited about working with Rovanco," says Ecoflex General Manager Peter Frankenmolen.