The 35th Annual ASPE Product Show, hosted by the Chicago Chapter, will take place April 20, 2006, at the White Eagle Restaurant in Niles, IL. The show includes a seminar program that qualifies for up to 4 hours of state-approved CEUs, as well as ASPE CEUs. Seminar topics include City of Chicago and State of Illinois Plumbing code changes (CEU credit); Pumping Systems (Nuts and Bolts) (CEU credit); VFD Booster Pumps (Curves and Performance) (CEU credit); Kitchen Design; Plumbing Supports and Drainage Fixture Overview; What the Plumbing Engineer Needs To Provide for the Fire Protection Contractor; and the History and Testing of Low-Flow Water Closets. For additional show information, contact Frank Sanchez at (847) 328-35555,

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) ahs announced the 2006 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference April 20-23 at Chicago's McCormick Place. K/BIS, the largest annual international event focused exclusively on the kitchen and bath industry, boasts more than 800 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees every year. For more informations, visit

Danfoss has announced the sale of the assets and intellectual property rights of its Zone Control Panels (ZCPs) to a private investment group headed by Robert Bean, a prominent radiant and hydronic heating engineer. The new company will be known as ZCP Manufacturing Inc., headed by Director of Operations Dale Heath and employing key operations personnel from the former Danfoss unit. The company will take on service and support for existing ZCP products and continue to incorporate Danfoss products inside. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The 2006 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code are now available. In addition, a wide array of other codes and guides published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) will be completed and ready for use shortly. Included among those publications are the 2006 Solar Energy Code, 2006 Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Code, 2006 UPC Spanish Edition and 2006 UMC Spanish Edition. For more information, contact Jay Peters, senior director of codes & education, at, (909) 472-4100, or visit IAPMO at

A new Web site containing details aboutPME's "Innovative Thinking 2006: Hiring-Training-Retention"