Oatey Co. Names J&K Sales 2021 Wholesale Manufacturer Representative of the Year, Introduces Inaugural Bob Bender Legacy Award

CLEVELAND, MAY 17, 2022 — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, recently named J&K Sales the top-performing manufacturer representative for its Wholesale Business Unit in 2021, recognizing the agency’s exceptional partnership and accomplishments in support of Oatey Co. and its companies. In addition, Oatey named Chase Freeman, Vice President, Spirit Group, the inaugural winner of its Bob Bender Legacy Award.

Oatey Unveils FlowGuard™ High Contrast 1-Step CPVC Cement, Colored Green to Better Ensure Proper, Leak-Free Installation

CLEVELAND, MARCH 17, 2022 — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced the release of FlowGuard High Contrast 1-Step Medium Green CPVC Cement, whose vivid color is designed to make it easier for professional installers to identify a properly solvent welded CPVC connection. Contrasting sharply with the yellow color of CPVC pipe, the cement’s unique green color helps installers visually identify pipe fittings that have not been solvent welded, which can cause damaging blowouts during system testing.

Hercules® Introduces Shutout™ Manhole Lubricant and Sealant

The innovative new product, developed in partnership with sanitary district professionals, prevents inflow and lubricates manhole covers for easier removal.

CLEVELAND, FEBRUARY 16, 2022 — Hercules, a part of the Oatey family of companies, today announced the launch of Shutout, a nontoxic, universal manhole sealant and lubricant that reduces inflow and makes manhole maintenance easier.

Oatey Co. Launches ‘The Fix,’ A New Podcast Dedicated to Supporting the Trades

The podcast features trades pros and advocates discussing careers in the trades, including how to grow the talent pipeline & advance the industry.

CLEVELAND, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 — Now more than ever, skilled trade workers are vital to society’s everyday safety, health and well-being. Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced the release of its first-ever podcast, The Fix, which aims to shed light on the significance of the trades, while educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation of professionals to promote the longevity of the industry.

Oatey Co. Partners with Manufacturer Representative Central Sales, Inc. in Nebraska and Iowa

CLEVELAND, JANUARY 13, 2022 — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced that Central Sales, Inc. (CSI) is now Oatey’s manufacturer representative in Nebraska and Iowa. The change comes as a result of CSI’s recent acquisition of In Depth Marketing, which was effective January 3, 2022. All In Depth Marketing employees have joined the CSI team.

Oatey Co. Announces the Addition of Six Influential Plumbing and Building Professionals to its Social Media Ambassador Program

The program has now doubled in size since its launch last year, expanding its impact on the brand’s robust social media community and digital footprint.

CLEVELAND, JANUARY 12, 2022 — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced the addition of six new plumbing and building professionals to its Social Media Ambassador Program. Through its Ambassador program, which launched in June 2021, Oatey partners with influential tradespeople and Oatey brand loyalists to promote Oatey’s products across social media and digital platforms. The program is an extension of the brand’s robust, highly engaged social media community, through which Oatey connects with its end users, provides helpful resources, answers questions and builds relationships with tradespeople around the world.

Oatey Co. Recognized by Multiple Cleveland Organizations for Ongoing Commitment to Community, Inclusive Culture

Awards from SmartBusiness, Crain’s and VeloSano reflect Oatey’s support for associates and Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, DECEMBER 21, 2021 — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, was recently recognized by several local organizations for its commitment to a culture of community involvement and inclusion. The awards, which include those from local nonprofit and news publications, reflect Oatey’s ongoing support for its associates and the communities in which it operates.