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A Research Group Where Innovation Flows

Newport Partners has conducted research on plumbing and mechanical products, systems and innovation for over a decade. Our goal with the Plumbing & Mechanical Research Collaborative is to develop a group of professionals who share their opinions and experiences to identify issues and improve the industry. There will also be some market research on products and usage including favorite brands and services.

There are opportunities to participate in online surveys, focus groups, interviews and private groups where you can interact with your peers. You can choose your method to provide input. Every time you complete some research, you’ll earn points toward rewards. Our hope is that you will share your opinions, earn rewards, learn from your peers and have fun.

How do I become a member? 

To Become A Member Take This Qualification Survey! Be sure to complete it so you can receive your first reward. We’ll take a look at your responses to make sure you will have a good experience in the collaborative and welcome you to the group. Please read the Terms & Conditions for more information.  

What are the rewards?

Each research activity will have points associated with it. By completing the research, you earn the points. Every time you reach 100 points, you will receive a $100 gift card to a vendor such as or Home Depot.

How much of my time will this take?

That really depends on how much time you want to spend.  Most of the surveys only take 3-5 minutes and you can decide which ones you want to take. But, you only earn rewards by completing research. Typically the more time a research project takes, the more you earn.

What are Leaderboards?

The Leaderboards show you how many points you have toward your next reward. You can enjoy a little friendly competition by comparing how active you are to others in the Plumbing & Mechanical Research Collaborative. 

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News & Events

PMRC at the CONNECT 2017 Conference, October 9th, 2017. Christine Barbour (pictured right) of Newport Partners represented the Plumbing Mechanical Research Collaboration (PMRC) at the CONNECT 2017 conference last week. The show was held from October 3rd-6th, 2017 along the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Whether you were in service and repair or in new construction, plumbing or HVAC, open shop or signatory, this was the conference for you!


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