Category: Trade Shows


Metropolitan Industries has reached another historic business milestone within the month of September. The prominent water management technology solutions company closed the sale on acquiring Emecole, Inc. The sale shows a positive growth for the future of both companies. The acquisition transitions will follow in the months to come, according to Metropolitan Industries, Inc. President John Kochan, Jr.

Founded and based in Romeoville, IL, Emecole, Inc. manufactures and distributes concrete repair chemicals and waterproofing solutions. For nearly 30 years, Emecole has been the industry leader in concrete repair chemicals and waterproofing solutions. Emecole was founded by current president Louis Cole. Cole always carried the drive to reduce the labor and costs associated with leaking cracks from basement foundations. In his career, Cole has been awarded 10 patents from creating his state-of-the-art low-pressure injection system that has become the leading industry standard for approaching concrete crack repairs.

The purchase allows Metropolitan Industries to cross-promote between the two business by allowing each respected company’s products to be sold in the territories covered by the other company. Emecole’s operations will remain in their existing facility presently.

John Kochan, Jr. stated that he is, “excited for the new team to strengthen the family business as we look forward to our commitment to continued growth and for Metropolitan to continue to be a market leader in all our areas of business both today and tomorrow.”


Metropolitan Industries, Inc. has unveiled a new logo and company name to signify the acquisition; Emecole Metro LLC








Metropolitan kicked off trade show season this past month with WATERCON in Springfield, the IL PHCC Expo in Oakbrook and the Ohio PHCC Show. The outcome of all three shows was phenomenal and with all of the new products we showcased, we definitely brought a lot of traffic to our booths. At WATERCON we featured the LMS II. The IL PHCC Show allowed us to display our updated Ion Trailer, our Ion Stormpro product line and many of our rep products including WILO, Navien, Spirotherm, Duravent and Laars. The Ohio PHCC was another great show where we displayed our Ion Stormpro line as well. Overall, it was a great start to our trade show season and we are looking forward to another month filled with shows!







We had a great time at the 2013 WEFTEC Show last week and we wanted to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our exhibit booth during the show!  WEFTEC 2013 was a great success for Metropolitan as we displayed many of our new products and capabilities firsthand. We appreciate all of the support from those who attended the show and stopped by our booth! Below you can find photos from the show.


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Thanks to everyone who stopped by our exhibit booths during the many trade shows we attended in the month of March!  The ISAWWA WATERCON Conference, IL-PHCC Expo and SMACNA Chicago Trade Show were each a great success, and we appreciate all of the support from the many attendees who stopped by to see our new products and capabilities firsthand.   Below are some photos from these shows.  Be sure to keep checking in for more information regarding the future trade shows we will attend.


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At Metropolitan Industries, the month of March signals the start of our trade show season.

As leaders in the residential, municipal, commercial and mechanical water and wastewater industries, we attend a number of trade shows covering these sectors throughout the year.

March is our busiest month, as we attend three major conferences.

Throughout the time leading up to these shows, we have been actively developing and preparing new products and displays to showcase to attendees.

As is always the case with our new product offerings, they are designed to incorporate the latest technologies to help make heating, treating and moving water easier and more efficient than ever before.

We will exhibit at the following shows in March:

Illinois Section AWWA WATERCON
Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 21
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Springfield, Ill.

WATERCON is the Midwest’s largest water and wastewater conference. We will be exhibiting at booth 503, presenting our newest water and wastewater products.

Illinois PHCC Expo
Friday, March 22
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Drury Lane Conference Center – Oakbrook Terrance, Ill.

The Illinois PHCC Expo is Illinois’ premier trade show for plumbing, heating and cooling contractors. Representatives from Metropolitan’s commercial and mechanical divisions will be exhibiting the many new products and capabilities they have added since last year at booths 96, 97 and 98. Also present will be our Ion|StormPro® display trailer, complete with many new additions made to the product line.

SMACNA Chicago Trade Show
Monday, March 26
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Drury Lane Conference Center – Oakbrook Terrance, Ill.

The SMACNA Chicago Trade Show will feature the finest vendors in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential markets specializing in heating, ventilating and air conditioning, manufacturing, energy management and maintenance, and more. Metropolitan recently made a concentrated effort to expand its mechanical heating expertise and our new skills will be presented at booths 85, 86 and 87.

For more information regarding these shows, please contact a Metropolitan representative at 800-323-1665 or

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