Repair Part Specialists
Supplying a Complete line of plumbing and mechanical specialties to solve a wide variety of maintenance repair problems.
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Equiparts recently held our Fall 2017 Sales Meeting in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. It was a very productive two-day event that included vendor presentations, new product demonstrations, technology updates, and a review of the state of Equiparts as a company. The meeting was held at Riverside Landing, a beautiful venue in Oakmont, located on the Allegheny River, just north of Pittsburgh. It was attended by our inside and outside sales reps, managers, and purchasing employees.
At Equiparts, we pride ourselves on our technical knowledge and product support. In order to continue as an industry leader in this area, we make educating our sales force a top priority. The more that our team understands the products we sell, the better we can serve our customers. That’s why we invite a variety of vendors to every Sales Meeting. We are extremely grateful for their participation. They educate our employees about new and existing products, explain the features, benefits, and applications for each item, and outline the industry requirements for installation and use. These presentations keep our sales team up-to-date on important information that we are able to pass along to our customers. By keeping our customers informed, they are able to make better purchasing decisions for their particular situation.
Metcraft and Armstrong gave presentations to the group as a whole, while other vendors held individual discussions with our employees in a round robin format. These vendors included the following:
• Wheeler-Rex / Rust-Oleum / SAS
• National Marker
• John Guest
• R. C. Musson
• Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft
• Flex Hose
Metcraft Industries, Inc. is an industry leader in anti-ligature fixtures.
Presenter: Stacey Wade
Stacey introduced some exciting new products from Metcraft, like the stainless steel sink and toilet combination unit (pictured below,) and an anti-ligature deck metering faucet he brought to the meeting. He also discussed proper maintenance practices for stainless steel fixtures, updates to obsolete products, new industry codes, what sets Metcraft apart from its competitors, and more.
View our online selection of Metcraft fixtures and repair parts. If you are interested in a Metcraft fixture or repair part that is not listed on our site, give us a call and we will order the Metcraft part you need.
Armstrong Fluid Technology is a leader in HVAC systems including a wide range of pumps and related equipment.
Presenter: Steve Heid
Steve’s presentation included a lot of great information about Armstrong pumps. He discussed the most popular part that fails in a bearing or motor (the coupler), what it means when you hear a coupler rattling, when to replace motor mounts, when to perform preventative pump maintenance, the problems created by air bubbles in pumps, and other useful insights on pump maintenance and troubleshooting.
Below are photos taken of the various manufacturers who participated in our round robin presentations.
Round Robin Presenter: Mike Powell
Here is Mike discussing a new Wheeler Rex product that freezes water lines. It enables customers to form single or double ice plugs so that they won’t need to drain the system to make repairs. It’s now available at Equiparts!
Round Robin Presenters: Jim Nestell & Chad Riccelli
Round Robin Presenter: Russell Brundridge
Round Robin Presenter: Trent Segers
Round Robin Presenter: Ryan Wilt & Mary Hester
Round Robin Presenter: Brian Tupper & Rick Faulk
Round Robin Presenter: Kevin Morrissey
A huge thanks to our vendors for taking the time to participate. And many thanks to our team for their efforts in staying educated about our expanding line of plumbing and maintenance products. Give us a call to find out about all the interesting new things we’ve learned: 800-442-6622
The Equiparts team is comprised of educated product specialists with unparalleled knowledge and technical expertise. In addition to many years of industry experience, our team receives ongoing training from our manufacturers in order to stay up-to-date with new products, revisions, and industry standards. This allows us to make intelligent recommendations that get the job done right.
We have thousands of parts and units in stock, including all of the large most popular brands, as well as our specialty: hard-to-find parts. Our comprehensive product lines and ready-to-ship positioning make us a strong source for businesses, large or small.
Equiparts puts extra effort into acquiring uncommon, non-stock items that our customers need. We always tell them, if you don’t see it in our catalog, just ask us for it! Our strong vendor relationships enable us to request custom modifications to meet our customers’ unique requirements. We’re not just order takers. We do what it takes to provide outstanding customer service.
Equiparts is part of an industry-specific network. As a member of TMS, Total Maintenance Solutions, we have greater buying power with our vendors. That enables us to pass the savings on to our customers. This network also gives us access to multiple warehouses, giving us support for very large orders. Our customers benefit by getting expedited shipping and reduced shipping costs.
There are a lot of advantages to working with an Equiparts Sales Rep. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable repair parts specialists, many of whom have worked in the industry for more than 10 years. They know our parts, the industry, and the best way to solve your maintenance repair problems. We’re not just “order-takers.” Our technical expertise is what sets us apart, and keeps our customers coming back.
Give us a call to start working with one of the knowledgeable sales reps at Equiparts. Our office hours are 7:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday, EST toll-free at 800-442-6622 or on our local Pittsburgh line at 412-781-9100.
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Exciting News From the Equiparts Team: We Have a New, Informative, and Dynamic Website Specifically for Drinking Fountain, Water Cooler, and Bottle Filler Units and Parts!
This site is chock-full of all of the hydration station information you need to make an educated purchase!
Easily find out if a unit will suit your needs. Product information and features like Manufacturer, Manufacturer Number, Installation Type, ADA Compliance, Finish, Filter Inclusion, GPH, Vandal Resistance, Operation (Manual or Sensor), and Shipping weight are listed directly to the left of each unit. Then, there is a description of the unit that includes differentiating features, how it is installed, its warranty, etc. All available options for the unit are also listed, such as the recommendations from our manufacturers like Elkay, Oasis and Haws regarding the best installation locations. Click this link to view an example product listing.
Product Comparison Tool
Easily compare product features of water coolers, bottle fillers, and drinking fountain units side by side-by-using the “Add to Compare” function. Learn how to use this tool step-by-step on our ‘How to Compare Units‘ page, then try it out for yourself on any category page.
Multiple Search Methods
Every unit has a resource section to the right of the description which contains links to various helpful items like the Unit Spec Sheet, Parts Breakdown, or User Manual. Some units even have links to How-To Videos.
Hard to Find Part Photo Upload
Looking for a part for your drinking fountain, water cooler, or bottle filler but not sure what to search for or what the part is called? Send us a photo using our contact form, and one of our drinking fountain specialists will get back to you with an answer!
On Equipartsdrinkingfountains.com, we use high quality images and dense product information, with more information from a knowledgeable product specialist only a phone call or quote form away. Not only does our site supply you with high quality and up-to-date information about the hydration station parts and units we carry, we also have a strong, customer service oriented team that knows our products well. We strive to stay informed of our products with frequent visits from our manufacturer reps to review product features and updates.
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Did you know that the air inside your facility is up to 5 times more polluted than air outdoors? It’s true! According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.
The public spaces we share with others like offices, schools, assisted living, restaurants, and hospitals are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses that make you sick. Dust and allergens can irritate sinuses, and odors can leave a bad impression. This is why improving indoor air quality is an essential part of your building’s maintenance.
AeraMax® Professional is a commercial grade air purifier that will help you take your facility to the top level of cleanliness. At Equiparts, we have an AeraMax Pro Filtration System stationed in our work stations, lunch room, and restrooms, ensuring that our team is always breathing clean air while in our facility.
A cleaner facility will increase productivity, improve the perception of your facility’s cleanliness, and help employees and patrons breathe easier.
By stopping the spread of germs, allergens, and other irritants present in your facility’s air, you will reduce the amount of sick days taken, while simultaneously creating a cleaner and more positive experience for your patrons, patients, students, and customers.
Product features of the AeraMax® Professional include the following :
Normal Mode: Use this mode in highly populated areas like cafeterias, break areas, play areas, fitness centers, locker rooms, and restrooms. When these areas are occupied and a strong odor is present, rapid purification occurs. When the room is empty, the unit will lower to a standby mode.
Quiet Mode: Quiet mode should be selected for classrooms, waiting areas, conference rooms, and general office spaces. In this mode, the unit is on standby when the room is occupied, and then it cleans the air once the room is empty.
Watch the video below to see what the facility’s manager of a health care center has to say about his experience with the installment of AeraMax® Pro in the center’s restrooms:
AeraMax® products are now available at Equiparts! Both wall mounted and floor standing AeraMax® Units are currently listed on our website. Request a quote online, or call to learn more. Place your order at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.
Last week, Equiparts celebrated 41 years in existence with the annual Equiparty! Our sales team attended various vendor presentations throughout the next week. A big thanks to our ever-growing team for making this year’s events better than ever!
Once a year, our outside sales reps travel from as far as Virginia, Missouri, New York, Indiana, and New Jersey to celebrate with the rest of our Pittsburgh team and attend seminars throughout the week from our new and top manufacturers.
Our 2016 Equiparty was held in RIDC Park at the Comfort Inn & Suites Ballroom. All of our team, our vendors, and management, came with guests in tow to a fun night of dinner, dancing, good company, and even a performance by Blues Brothers Entertainment. (See more photos from the event here!). This year we celebrated with our biggest Equiparts team yet – 40 employees and counting!
Throughout the week after the Equiparty, our sales team attended dozens of presentations from top manufacturers like Sloan, American Standard, Chicago Faucet, and many more. Our sales team learned more about products from new vendors such as Busch Systems and Fellowes (see the full list of vendor presentations below). During these presentations, vendors discussed everything from new products and existing product updates to changing industry standards, and products that will be available soon. Our sales team used this opportunity to asks questions and further get to know our manufacturer reps so they can continue the strong ongoing relationship Equiparts has with our vendors & manufacturers. These annual presentations, along with the Lunch-n-Learns are what keeps our team knowledgeable about the products we carry and able to continue providing our customers with valuable product support.
See the list below to learn which manufacturers attended this year’s sales meetings, and a brief mention of their presentations’ focus.
Equiparts’ Vendor Presentations:
A big thank you to the Equiparts team and our vendors for making this year’s Equiparty and sales meetings a major success! We can’t wait to see what next year brings. (See the full album of sales meeting photos here!)
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The new Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology is virtually a waterfree urinal that does an automatic ‘service purge’ which flushes up to one gallon of water once every 72 hours. This hybrid model allows you to still save thousands of gallons of water a year and also easily keep your drain lines clean, hygienic, and clog free, while also keeping your restrooms odor free!
We like to practice what we preach at Equiparts. So, we updated our facilities with the new Hybrid Urinal from Sloan! We promote sustainability at Equiparts and hope to become more energy and water efficient as our manufacturers continue to create innovative and environmentally friendly fixtures and products. (We also have a bottle filler station in our employee kitchen that has saved over 12,000 plastic bottles!) We are excited to now have a Sloan Hybrid Urinal which will help us save thousands of gallons of water each year.
Notes about Installing the Sloan Hybrid Urinal:
According to Chris Pofi, Operations Manager at Equiparts, the Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology was very easy to install at Equiparts. He says that it only took them about 30 minutes to install in the Equiparts’ restroom.
Prior to the Hybrid Urinal, Equiparts had an American Standard AllBrook Urinal installed. (The All Brook is very similar to the High-Efficiency Sloan Urinal, so these installation tips most likely apply to updating from that unit as well) The footprint of the AllBrook urinal was smaller than the footprint of the Sloan Hybrid urinal, which fortunately covered up any marks or indentations made by the AllBrook unit. The only item that needed adjusting was the height of the wall mounting bracket.
Find out more about the Sloan Hybrid Urinal, including pricing, bulk order discounts, or get a quote by calling one of our Equiparts product specialists: 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM EST. Or download and share the Sloan Retrofit Hybrid Urinal PDF with colleagues or friends.
Learn about the new water appliance regulations for 2016 and find out why you should know them before choosing which urinal models to update your facility within another Equiparts blog: ‘Installing New Urinals? Don’t Make the Mistake of Updating Outdated’
We are incredibly excited to announce that Equiparts is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Plumbing Advocate Magazine! Plumbing Advocate Magazine, which is a division of Equity Plumbing, shares industry and advertising space for plumbing and associated industry suppliers to reach plumbing wholesalers. This quarter, the magazine chose Equiparts as the featured Member Profile and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!
In the article, you will find some truly interesting insights. Joel Weiss, Equiparts President, delves into some pretty specific tidbits of information that demonstrates why there is such a high level of employee satisfaction found throughout the team. Did you know that all employees at Equiparts, no matter the position, are eligible for profit sharing, bonuses, and a matching 401K program? It’s true. That and more. This employee satisfaction translates into a strong customer service team that truly cares about our company, our products, and our customers’ satisfaction.
Read the full article here: ‘Turning Employee Satisfaction into Profit‘. Be sure to tell us your favorite part of the article in the comments below! Would you like to work for or with a company like Equiparts? We want to hear from you!
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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Equiparts, we are repair parts specialists. We supply a complete line of plumbing and mechanical specialties to solve a wide variety of maintenance repair problems. Take a look at the products we supply, and keep in mind, if you ever need a hard to find part, call Equiparts!
What Positive Change Will You Make this Earth Day?
Make a Major Positive Impact at Your School, Job, or Organization. Learn how to decrease plastic waste, and simultaneously help your fellow students or colleagues save money. Last Year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles and only 38 of them were recycled.
In total, the U.S. consumes approximately 31 billion liters of bottled water per year. About 4 billion of those bottles end up in the U.S. waste streams, which costs municipalities about $70 million annually in disposal costs.
So, how can we decrease plastic waste, and encourage environmental responsibility?
By utilizing new technology that encourages the ideals of reducing our footprint, reusing products, and recycling materials. Hopefully, you are currently doing this yourself by recycling at home and drinking tap water. But let’s go a step beyond you, and talk about how to encourage environmental responsibility on a larger level.
How do the places you frequent – your workplace, your child’s’ school, even the park you walk your dog through – encourage sustainability? Is there anything in place that perpetuates the idea of reduce-reuse-recycle? If not, then here is your opportunity to make a positive environmental impact where you live. Become an advocate for change and push for bottle filler water fountains.
Instead of using 167 disposable water bottles, encourage a sustainable change to one reusable bottle that can be used year after year. Learn what makes ezH2O bottle filler units Green Spec certified, and the eco-friendly features of these particular units by reading Part 2 of Becoming Water and Energy Responsible in 2016: Go Green with Elkay’s ezH2O Energy Saving Bottle Filler. Plus find out about a company that makes really cool reusable water bottles, too!