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Protect them

Are your warehouse workers operating in a safe environment?
January 16, 2014

The distribution industry is reliant on the people who receive, pick, pack and ship the goods that we deliver to our customers. Our profitability depends on their productivity. Industry is investing in equipment, software and processes to drive productivity, but the best investment is the continuing health and safety of its workers.


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Clean it up

Organization is a key component to a company’s success.
January 16, 2014

In school, we were taught how to organize our belongings and create different ways to keep everything neat and clean. Despite this exhaustive teaching in our elementary schools, more of us forget about that either in our business or personal lives. If you look at my desk in the middle of the week you’d think a hurricane roared through. I’ve always believed there is a method to my madness, but there isn’t anything like the feeling of a freshly cleaned desk.


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Riback/DKB opens showroom-warehouse

Jefferson City, Mo.-based Riback/DKB was slated to complete its new 22,000-sq.-ft. facility at the end of September.
October 1, 2013

Jefferson City, Mo.-based Riback/DKB was slated to complete its new 22,000-sq.-ft. facility at the end of September.


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Ferguson breaks ground on new Ohio distribution center

Ferguson recently broke ground on a 400,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Celina, Ohio.
August 19, 2013

Ferguson recently broke ground on a 400,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Celina, Ohio. The company will create 70 new full-time jobs at the 77-acre site, which is scheduled to open in late fall.


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Don’t be afraid to ask

In this line of work there are no dumb questions.
August 19, 2013

Everybody makes mistakes. There’s no two ways around it. At some point, we were the new person at our place of business.


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WaterGroup opens warehouse in San Antonio

August 7, 2013

The new warehouse will become the main shipping point for WaterGroup’s Texas customers.


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2013 Manufacturers Rep of the Year: Spirit Group

Orlando, Fla.-based agency covers all bases when it comes to superior customer service.
June 18, 2013
A strong mix of industry veterans and talented newcomers committed to a team concept, coupled with key technology and training advances position Spirit Group as a market leader in Florida and is the basis for the 20-year-old company being named the 2013 Supply House Times Manufacturers Representative of the Year.
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Fortifying the foundation at Security Plumbing & Heating Supply

In-house investments, technological advancements spur growth at Security Plumbing & Heating Supply.
May 21, 2013

In-house investments, technological advancements spur growth at Security Plumbing & Heating Supply.


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Take it back

How the warehouse can help customer returns.
March 12, 2013
Thanks to great efforts on the part of supply houses, customers have become accustomed to getting almost all the items they want, in the ordered quantities, at the right prices and when needed.
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Loading dock safety

Proper operating procedures are essential in preventing accidents.
January 2, 2013
Loading docks are the hub of activity and are one of the most dangerous spots in a warehouse. This is due to the combination of hazards and the volume of activities that occur in this usually confined area.
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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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