Ed Ismert, Jr., started plumbing product manufacturer Sioux Chief in 1957 as a way to smooth the boom-bust housing cycle his plumbing wholesale supply company experienced. Nearly six decades later, Sioux Chief, still run by the Ismert family, continues to thrive as an American manufacturer of a wide variety of plumbing installation products.
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.
These guys are getting back to business with American-made products.
April 12, 2013
In a moment it became personal for Peter Ollestad. Ollestad, the national sales manager for Seattle-based bathroom vanity manufacturer Strasser Woodenworks, was at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show a few years back when he was approached at his company’s booth by a Chinese manufacturer.