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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By Hank Darlington
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By John McNally
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By Joyce Tam
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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.
By Bob Miodonski
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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.
By John McNally
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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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Taking it to the Hill

ASA members, federal legislators discuss pertinent wholesale industry issues.
By John McNally
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With so much up for grabs during this election cycle in the United States, mid-May was the appropriate time for members of the American Supply Association to descend upon Washington and partake in ASA’s annual Legislative Fly-in.
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Watch your words

It's time to clarify some potentially confusing terminology in our industry.
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During my three decades in the hydronics industry, I’ve heard terms that upon close scrutiny don’t accurately represent a concept or device. I even admit to using some of these terms myself, usually before I understood exactly what they meant, or considered what they might imply.
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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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