Cooney Brothers wants to keep you in the loop of the neat things we're doing as well as important changes happening within the industry.
On June 28, 2014, a group of 21 Cooney Brothers employees, family and friends spent the morning at the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center in Philadelphia. The Cooney volunteers sorted and packed food that is distributed to Philabundance through various programs and through their network of almost 500 food cupboards, emergency kitchens, and shelters.
The Cooney Riderz road for their 11th year in a row at the 42nd Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon on July 13th, 2014. It was again a great success! Please join us next year for our 12th ride for the American Cancer Society.
Over the last few years, Cooney Brothers has partnered with Spirax Sarco to present Level II Steam Utilization and Steam Trap & Regulator Maintenance Seminars. These events complimented the Introductory Steam Utilization Seminars that Cooney and Spirax have been presenting for many years. The Level II Seminar is being planned again for 2014, with the timing to be determined by the needs of our customers.
These are some of the benefits enjoyed by a growing number of Cooney Brothers customers from a variety of industries who have chosen to utilize the Spirax Sarco EasiHeat heat exchanger. In an effort to support those customers, Cooney and Spirax have hosted two EasiHeat Maintenance seminars which took place at Spirax's training facility in Center Valley, PA. Are you producing hot water for domestic or heating applications in your facility? Then you should check out "The Next Generation of Heat Exchangers". Call your Cooney Brothers sales rep for details. Cooney Brothers will make sure you have the knowledge to make the right decision for your application.
Cooney Brothers is preparing for the new lead free law. Are you ready? Read the letter from Cooney Brothers for an explanation of what we are doing to help you prepare.
On January 4, 2014, the National Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (Federal Public Law 111-380) goes into effect. This act reduces the maximum amount of lead to .25% in products used to convey water for potable water applications. The new products that meet this requirement will be labeled and referred to as Lead Free. On or after Jan 4, 2014, it will be illegal to sell or install non-compliant products in potable water applications. Read the full letter here.
In keeping with a successful tradition of many years, Cooney Brothers hosted a number of "Cooney Day" Steam Utilization Seminars at Spirax Sarco's training facility in Center Valley, PA, in 2014. The all-day seminars were scheduled for January 28th (already full) and February 25th. Steam users from all industries are welcome. As always, this promises to be a rewarding day for attendees, with time spent in classroom presentations as well as Spirax's steam Laboratory. In the Lab, a wide variety of steam specialty products will be operated in live steam service. Attendees get the benefit of having their plant conditions simulated in the Lab. The greatest benefit to all will be the application of newly acquired knowledge gained from this training.
At the request of one of its customers, Cooney Brothers organized a Backflow Testing Certification Course. The five day course was presented by an American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Certified Instructor and took place within the facility of the requesting customer. Cooney seized the opportunity to invite Maintenance personnel from four other area Universities and Hospitals to the training, as they, like the requesting customer, have large backflow preventer populations in their facilities. Thirteen individuals in all completed the training and were administered the ASSE citification test at conclusion. Customized training - another benefit of working with Cooney Brothers!
It seems like only yesterday that Francis and James Cooney founded Cooney Brothers as a piping and plumbing wholesaler. In reality, it was back in 1937 and 2012 marked our 75th anniversary.
A lot has changed since then and the company has grown and prospered, but one key fact remains the same. Cooney Brothers is still family owned and operated and has the same strong commitment to customer service it always has.
A Brief History of Cooney Brothers:
Affiliated Distributors - 2010 Conversion Award recognizing increased purchases from several AD manufacturers
Spirax Sarco - Gold & Silver Circle Awards 1993 - 2006
Conbraco Industries - Outstanding Sales Achievement Award 1999 - 2006
Affiliated Distributors - Recipient of Partnership Award with Spirax Sarco For Best Conversion Award 2008