Plumbing News Roundup: July 2021 | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: July 2021

The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, Sonnhalter hosts its 12th annual Tool Drive, Seminar Centers are Preparing to Reopen, Newport Brass releases three lavatory collections, and hands-free technology is the new standard. Keep on reading for more details.

Sonnhalter partners with Habitat for Humanity for 12th annual Tool Drive

Sonnhalter, a communications firm, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity again for its Twelfth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive. From Sunday, August 1st to Tuesday, August 31st, organizations, businesses and manufacturers are encouraged to donate extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials to the Tool Drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity. In the past decade, Sonnhalter has raised more than $310,000 worth in donations for the organization.   

For more information on the Tool Drive and where to donate click here.

Viega Prepares to Reopen Seminar Centers

Viega is planning to reopen its seminar centers in Colorado and New Hampshire on August 1st. The centers had been closed since March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Viega is reopening them with new safety measures in place, including limiting class size, cleaning stations and mask requirements when appropriate. Each seminar center features classrooms, hands-on workshops and interactive learning displays. Viega offers courses in a variety of subjects, including pressing, design and installation, and each course is customizable to meet the needs of customers.

To read the full article on Viega’s reopening plans visit

Newport Brass Bath Collections

Newport Brass is adding to its product portfolio with the addition of three industrial style lavatory collections. The “Clemens”, “Griffey” and “Pardees” collections will be available by September of 2021. Newport Brass claims that these collections create an industrial aesthetic that will appeal to designers and homeowners alike.

Do you think these new collections will be a hit or a miss? Click here to check them out.

Bath & Kitchen trends are Driven by hands-free Technology

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Living Impacts Design Report for 2020, easy cleaning is hugely desired in both the bathroom and the kitchen. 59% of NKBA survey respondents say they want self-cleaning toilets in their bathrooms. While 62% say they want a giant sink in their kitchen for easy washing and cleaning. Now why would people want these things specifically? We can thank technology and social platforms for that. Due to technology and social platforms, design improvements in kitchens and bathrooms will continue to have a high bar to reach.

Check out’s full article for more information on up-and-coming trends.

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