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Guest Editorial: E-commerce best practices for competing with online threats

Fight back in the B2B arena.
April 11, 2014

With the launch of Amazon Supply and Google Shopping for Suppliers, having a functional, viable and compelling e-commerce platform is more important now than ever before for PHCP and PVF wholesalers.


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What does the global oil stage look like moving forward?

Murky future
April 11, 2014

Most energy analysts have been surprised by the recent price climb of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to more than $100 per barrel. Since U.S. demand, which reflects the domestically extracted “light crude,” traditionally generates its lowest prices in the winter months, historically annual prices dropped accordingly in 2013, during which prices averaged from the low to middle $90s.


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MRC Global announces full-year 2013 results

MRC Global recently announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results. The
April 11, 2014

MRC Global recently announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results. The company’s sales increased 3% from $1.31 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 to $1.34 billion in the same quarter of 2013.


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There’s good news for the PVF industry

Be prepared for even more industrial PVF growth.
March 13, 2014

In my report on the recent winter PVF Roundtable meeting in Houston, Supply House Times columnist and ASA Industry Analyst Morrie Beschloss used the signature sign-on line from World War II-era radio commentator Gabriel Heatter to describe the outlook for the industrial PVF industry.


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Winter PVF Roundtable sets another attendance mark

The PVF Roundtable picked up where it left off in 2013.
March 12, 2014

The popular industrial pipe, valves and fittings quarterly gathering established yet another attendance record in its debut in late February at the Westin Galleria in Houston.


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Metals shipments end 2013 on a strong note

According to the Metals Service Center Institute, monthly shipments of steel and aluminum both in the United States and Canada ended 2013 with gains over December 2012.
February 11, 2014

According to the Metals Service Center Institute, monthly shipments of steel and aluminum both in the United States and Canada ended 2013 with gains over December 2012.


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MRC Global acquires two overseas pipe distributors

January 9, 2014

MRC Global closes in on deals to buy Stream AS and Flangefitt Stainless Ltd.


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PVF Roundtable moves meeting location in Houston

PVF's quarterly gatherings will move to the Westin Galleria in Houston starting with the February 2014 meeting.
December 16, 2013

PVF Roundtable Secretary/Treasurer Sheryl Michalak Welding Outlets Inc.) recently announced the popular quarterly gatherings will move to the Westin Galleria in Houston starting with the February 2014 meeting.


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PVF Roundtable attracts another record crowd

The final PVF Roundtable of 2013 broke yet another attendance record.
November 26, 2013

The final PVF Roundtable of 2013 broke yet another attendance record.


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Service Metal opens new Texas location

Master distributor Service Metal recently opened its new 60,000-sq.-ft. location in Sugar Land, Texas.
October 16, 2013

Master distributor Service Metal recently opened its new 60,000-sq.-ft. location in Sugar Land, Texas.


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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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