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ASA distributors report mixed January for PHCP vs. PVF

March 13, 2014

While the PHCP segment saw 3.4% growth, the industrial PVF segment declined 6.6%. 


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New horizons for Women in Industry group

Debuting Women in Industry group provides education, networking and mentoring opportunities.
March 13, 2014

Ashley Martin and Katie Poehling first crossed paths at a University of Notre Dame college football game in 2004. Martin was there with her father, Rex Martin, the owner of Elkhart, Ind.-based valves, fittings, PEX and industrial plastics manufacturer NIBCO.


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General Supply celebrates 100-plus years

General Supply and Machine Co. recently celebrated three generations of family ownership since opening 101 years ago in 1913.
March 13, 2014

The Meridian, Miss.-based company was founded by A.B. “Ben” Weddington as the area’s distributor of saw mills on wheels. He employed 35 machinists at the height of the business.


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Mid-City Supply helps local charities

Mid-City has been hosting the roasts for almost 20 years and has been coordinating a donation to a local charity at the event for 15 years.
March 13, 2014

Mid-City Supply’s annual Holiday Hog Roast at each of its branches collected toys for the Toys for Tots organization and personal-care items (shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.) for the Salvation Army. Customers and vendors also were treated to lunch.


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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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WinWholesale opens Tulsa WinAir location

WinWholesale recently opened Winair to provide heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and supplies to contractors
March 12, 2014

WinWholesale recently opened Tulsa (Okla.) Winair to provide heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and supplies to contractors in a 50-mile radius of the Tulsa metropolitan area.


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New Products and Value Streams

February 20, 2014

Value is a much revered concept that is touted by executives but seldom measured. 


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Service speaks volumes at Kolson

Customers are king at New York-based master distributor Kolson.
February 11, 2014

In this high-tech, hustle-and-bustle day and age, a phone call to businesses in many walks of life likely will include dealing with some form of nonhuman interaction.


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How to properly secure customer credit

Pre-emptive defenses when it comes to credit.
February 11, 2014

There appears to be a prevailing preference among wholesale supply houses to favor the generating of additional sales, yet unnecessarily sacrifice a conservative approach to credit and the education of the credit and sales staff. An effort to implement conservative credit measures and educate the staff will be worthwhile in reducing uncollectible receivables.


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Master distributors are seizing the opportunity

Master distributors are putting themselves in a position to thrive.
February 11, 2014

One of my three beagle dogs recently lost a portion of her ear after an attack by a neighborhood dog. Fenway (my wife’s a huge Red Sox fan; we had another beagle named Boston) had to undergo emergency surgery to save/reconstruct the ear.


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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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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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