2000 Press Releases
December 20Payne Retires at Copper Development Association
Robert M. Payne retires at the end of this month as president & CEO of the Copper Development Association after 10 years of service in that position.
November 27Tampa-Area Gas Utility Expands Through Home-Builder Market
Consolidation is the name of the game among West Florida gas utilities-along with expanding the market for natural gas and propane. In 1997, TECO Energy acquired People's Gas and subsequently West Florida Gas, which serve nearly 200,000 customers in Tampa and the surrounding area.
September 6Antibacterial Properties of Copper and Brass Demonstrate Potential to Combat Toxic E.coli O157 Outbreaks in the Food Processing Industry
A recent study by Dr. Bill Keevil at the Centre for Applied Microbiology & Research (CAMR) found that the highly toxic E. coli O157:H7 strain of bacteria survive for much shorter periods of time on copper and brass surfaces than on stainless steel.
June 16Copper's Building Construction Markets Remain Strong
New technology and changing lifestyles have strengthened copper's position as a most-favored construction material. This is certainly the case in the U.S.A. (where copper consumption is more closely documented than in most other countries), but it also appears true elsewhere in the world.
February 15Copper Industry Group Applauds New FCC Wiring Standard
The Copper Development Association Inc. voiced approval today of new standards set by the Federal Communications Commission for telephone wiring installed inside homes and other buildings.
January 14Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes Now Permit Copper Tube for Gas-Distribution Piping
The 2000 Editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code contain provisions for the use of copper tube in natural gas-distribution systems.
January 14Model Home to Demonstrate Benefits Copper Tube for Gas- and Water-Supply Distribution
The Copper Development Association, in a joint venture with Yankee Gas Co. - Connecticut's largest supplier of natural gas - and Agostino Design/Build, is developing a state-of-the-art distribution system to supply gas for heating equipment and appliances in a Stamford, Connecticut, concept home.
January 14Copper Making a "Comeback" in Radiant Heating Applications
Copper tubing is making a comeback in radiant heating. Copper Development Association spokesman, Andy Kireta Jr., manager of technical projects-tube, pipe and fittings, recently underlined copper's presence in this market at the 5th Annual Radiant Panel Association trade show.
January 14Builder Gains Competitive Edge Using Copper Tube for Gas Distribution
In today's rapidly expanding homebuilding market, builders need to find new ways to stay competitive. For those who construct more than 100 homes a year, like Lowder New Homes in Montgomery, Alabama, that means finding ways to keep building quality up while keeping costs down.
January 14Copper Development Association Enhances Web Site
The Copper Development Association announces upcoming enhancements to a section of its Web site, piping.copper.org, on The Copper Page, in March. In addition to getting a fresh look with new graphics, The Copper Page is being reorganized to allow easier access and navigation for builders, remodelers, mechanical contractors and consumers, alike, according to Andy Kireta, Sr., CDA vice president for tube, pipe and fittings.