Scott Robertson has been a fixture with the North Central Wholesalers Association since 1984. He would come to the association’s annual event with his grandfather, John Robertson, and quickly hit the floors, building relationships so when he was ready to take over Ohio-based Robertson Heating Supply ( Supply House Times’ 2009 Wholesaler of the Year) he would be properly prepared.
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.
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.
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
Severe weather made another appearance at a major wholesale industry
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.
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.”
In this issue of Supply House Times, check out our 2015 Premier 150 Rankings. The annual survey, conducted by Supply House Times and BNP Media Market Research, ranks the top PHCP wholesalers by their reported sales for the past year.