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Food for thought

August 1, 2012
How suppliers can help contractors reduce their warehouses.
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Beat the heat

Education is paramount when dealing with high-temperature working conditions.
August 1, 2012
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.
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New kids on the block

Generation Y is easier to understand than you think.
August 1, 2012
Southern Wholesalers Association convention in Panama City Beach, Fla., in late June. As Hira pointed out, to qualify for the Generation Y designation you need to have a birth year between the late 1970s and 1995. My early 1970s birth year bumps me back to the Generation X category (1964-1977).
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Flipping the script

Forte Buying Group gives its members new material, chances to learn at summer meeting.
August 1, 2012
Jeff Valles and Tom Cohn have delivered strong content at Forte Buying Group meetings for a long time. Valles – Forte’s director of membership services – believed the group’s summer meeting was going to follow a typical schedule; seminars, workshops and receptions. But in the end Valles felt the July meeting in Rosemont, Ill., was the perfect time to shake things up.
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Best Plumbing Tile & Stone has forged its own path to success

Bucking the trends with Best Plumbing Tile & Stone.
August 1, 2012
Since I sold my showroom business in 1995, I have had the unique pleasure of working with dozens of wonderful plumbing wholesalers; some of the very largest and a number of smaller ones, as well.
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SWA convention emphasizes best practices in a recovering market

SWA convention emphasizes best practices in a recovering market.
August 1, 2012
Severe weather made another appearance at a major wholesale industry event. Back in April, tornadoes whipped through the Dallas-Ft. Worth area while WIT’s 2012 Distributor/Vendor Conference was going on just two miles away.
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Letter From The ASA President - The growth continues

ASA is on pace to surpass a variety of yearly goals.
July 1, 2012
Dear Industry Colleagues, Serving as ASA president throughout the course of the past several months has been quite a learning experience. In addition to having the unique opportunity of working closely with association leadership and staff, I have also enjoyed the privilege of representing ASA at various industry events during this time.
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Garson Plumbing Supplies was a longtime fixture in the Bronx section of New York

A happy ending.
July 1, 2012
Noah Garson didn’t intend to get into the family plumbing and heating wholesale business. His father, Murray, and uncle, Irvin, started Garson Plumbing Supplies in 1947 after growing tired of working at the post office. They went to the local library and researched possible careers and found the plumbing supply field to be the most desirable.
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Targeted efforts lead Western Nevada Supply to the top of the market in green technologies

Luck has nothing to do with it.
July 1, 2012
When Rick Reviglio took over as president and general manager of Western Nevada Supply from his father, Jack, he came to a figurative fork in the business road. “You can either sell more of the same products to the same customers,” Reviglio states, “or you can sell new products to the same customers.”
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MRC Global continues to expand its worldwide PVF reach

The house that service built.
July 1, 2012
In its first 20 years of existence, McJunkin Supply Co.’s offices were housed on the second floor of the old Arcade building in Charleston, W. Va.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.

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April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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