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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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Trade show promotes a greener China

ISH China-CIHE in Beijing showcases energy-efficient products.
August 1, 2012
What impresses many Western visitors to China is the massive scale of public events, product quantities and population. Other impressions include the hazy air quality and limits on potable water at the taps in public restrooms.
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Supply House Times Profile: Legend Valve is covering all bases

Legend Valve goes to great lengths to provide superior customer service.
August 1, 2012
Legend Valve continues to evolve since its founding almost 25 years ago. The Michigan-based manufacturer recently relocated to a new 151,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and warehouse facility in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, designed to further add to its commitment to superior customer service.
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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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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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Why wholesalers need the cloud

Round-the-clock access, less IT work makes this new technology worth the investment.
July 1, 2012
s businesses look to trim costs on information technology (IT), many are gravitating to cloud computing as a way to increase efficiency and economics. But what is the “cloud” and how can it help your business?
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ASA Young Execs learn to communicate with power

Honesty and preparation are key in customer and employee interactions.
July 1, 2012
Faced with tough questions from a TV reporter, four actions you should avoid are: 1) Making a stupid facial expression; 2) Trying to end the interview; 3) Staring into the camera like a deer in the headlights; and 4) Declaring, “No comment!”
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The future is now

Technology advancements, sleek styles highlight KBIS 2012.
June 1, 2012
Plastered throughout McCormick Place in Chicago was the slogan for the KBIS 2012 event: “Touch the Future.” With the pace companies are advancing technology in their kitchen and bathroom products the slogan for KBIS 2013 might be “A Touchless Future.”
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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

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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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