Masco Corp. has announced the promotion of Keith Allman to group president, responsible for Brasstech, Delta Faucet Co., Hansgrohe, Liberty Hardware, Masco Bath, Masco Canada and Mirolin Industries Corp. Most recently, Allman had been president of Delta Faucet Co., a position he took over in 2007.
Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Noritz expanded its ecoTough Series of gas-fired residential condensing tankless water heaters with the new NRC83.
The Energy Star-rated unit is designed for smaller homes and multi-family dwellings. Available in both indoor (the two-pipe, direct vent NRC83-DV) and outdoor (NRC83-OD) models, the new wall-mounted units have an energy factor (EF) of 0.92 for natural gas and 0.94 with liquid propane -- approximately 30 points higher than a standard, storage tank-type, gas-fired water heater.