Americans with Disabilities Act

by JRSBlogWriterJune 6, 2014
Some questions have recently surfaced regarding the ADA and requirements for floor drain grates. Gratings can pose a hazard by catching or entrapping ... [More]

Grate Loading Classifications

by JRSBlogWriterMay 7, 2014
Floor and trench drain grates are subjected to many types of loads. Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. is able to provide the customer with a wide variety of grate... [More]

Enhance Your Hydrant Maintenance

by JRSBlogWriterApril 1, 2014
Smith’s commercial hydrants are built for longevity and ease of maintenance. It is not unusual for customers to have commercial hydrants in thei... [More]

Mifab ‘MI-GARD’ Floor Drain Trap Seal

by JRSBlogWriterMarch 7, 2014
Mifab now has a trap seal device titled ‘Mi-Gard.’ It is their answer to the Quad Close Seal. It is available in 2, 3, 3½ and 4 inc... [More]

Bariatric Water Closet Supports, - XX (750 lbs) & - XK (1,000 lbs)

by JRSBlogWriterFebruary 7, 2014
Please see Technical Bulletin TB-09-02, released on February 19, 2009. The information provided in this bulletin is of importance but there are three ... [More]

Heeren Brothers Produce Chooses Enviro-Flo II – Case Study

by JRSBlogWriterFebruary 3, 2014
When Michigan based Heeren Brothers Produce decided they needed a bigger facility for their produce distribution and their packing arm, Ridgeking Appl... [More]

Braconier Sees Fifty Percent Labor Savings With Quarterback Water Closet Support

by JRSBlogWriterJanuary 9, 2014
Tom Stone, President of Braconier Mechanical & Plumbing Services said the Quarterback provides a fifty percent labor savings because it’s quicker to build and assemble and it’s more adjustable, so you have a higher level of flexibility when compared to the older Linebacker. [More]

Lead Free Products

by JRSBlogWriterDecember 9, 2013
The ‘Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act’ plumbing law is effective January 04, 2014. It specifically exempts non-­‐potable servic... [More]

Environmental Benefits of Green Roofs In Commercial and Institutional Building

by JRSBlogWriterNovember 7, 2013
The roofs of our commercial and institutional buildings not only transform the buildings themselves, but the surrounding environment as well. Many arc... [More]

Is Your Website Accessible From the Job Site?

by JRSBlogWriterAugust 13, 2013
Why are we talking about responsive design and websites? It basically comes down to customer retention and customer acquisition. It’s not at all unusual, in the commercial construction industry, for your partners, customers and even employees to be using their smartphones and tablets to look up information and resources on your website. Read more to find out why you want your website to be accessible on mobile devices. [More]