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2014 Supply House Times Young Execs 20

Supply House Times once again asked our industry partners to identify some of these rising stars.
By Nadia Askar
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Find out who made the list for the second annual Supply House Times Young Execs 20!


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New horizons for Women in Industry group

Debuting Women in Industry group provides education, networking and mentoring opportunities.
By Mike Miazga
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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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Confronting change at Design & Construction Week

A panel discussion on showrooming highlights first Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas.
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ASA was the winner of the Storehouse of World Vision’s Partner of the Year honor during the 14th Annual Crystal Vision Awards Breakfast at KBIS. “ASA is proud to receive the Storehouse’s ‘Partner of the Year’ honor,” ASA Executive Vice President Mike Adelizzi said.


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Winter PVF Roundtable sets another attendance mark

The PVF Roundtable picked up where it left off in 2013.
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The popular industrial pipe, valves and fittings quarterly gathering established yet another attendance record in its debut in late February at the Westin Galleria in Houston.


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Top Products of 2013

Here are the top products from five manufacturers that were featured in 2013 Supply House Times editorial coverage
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Here are the top products from five manufacturers that were featured in 2013 Supply House Times editorial coverage, either in print and/or online at www.supplyht.com. Our rankings are based on the number of reader inquiries/clicks each product generated.


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Supply House Times Profile: Forte’s Doug Hermance

Forte President Doug Hermance likes where the decorative plumbing and hardware industry is headed.
By Mike Miazga
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Supply House Times recently interviewed Forte President Doug Hermance at the decorative plumbing and hardware buying group’s 2014 conference at Trump National Doral outside Miami. Hermance is the president of Houston-based Westheimer Plumbing & Hardware, which features two showroom locations (Houston and The Woodlands) and a warehouse operations center.


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Healthy outlooks for Omni and Luxury Products Group

Both Omni and LPG report increased sales at 2014 spring meetings.
By Mike Miazga
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The Omni and Luxury Products Group buying groups had good news to report at their recent spring meetings held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla. Omni President Bob Hoff told the more than 1,000 attendees that group sales were up 10% over 2012 levels and total sales to vendor partners had again moved over the much-sought-after $1 billion barrier.


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Service speaks volumes at Kolson

Customers are king at New York-based master distributor Kolson.
By Mike Miazga
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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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ASA Roundtable 2013: Part 2

PHCP distributors discuss staff growth, e-commerce issues, buying groups and ASA’s value in the second of a two-part series.
By Mike Miazga
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In last month’s issue, a panel of leading PHCP executives made its feelings known on a variety of issues related to government regulation and how the current political climate is affecting the industry. In the second of this two-part series, the group delves into issues related to the everyday workings of its companies, including staff growth, e-commerce and attracting young talent into the industry.


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For Team Alloys owner Bill Bootz, employees and customers mean everything

Team Alloys shows what a true master distributor can really do.
By Mike Miazga
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Bill Bootz, owner of Houston-based industrial PVF master distributor Team Alloys, didn’t know much about the business when he first started as an outside salesman back in the 1980s. “My first sales call to SMS of Texas was on Sept. 18, 1989,” he recalls in vivid detail. “They told me my price was higher than domestic. I said, ‘What’s domestic?’ I knew absolutely nothing about the business — completely zero.”


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July 2014

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In the July issue of Supply House Times, find out who has been appointed as Southern Wholesalers Association's new president. Milwaukee Valve showcases its operations to the Newport News Shipbuilding, Robertson Heating Supply hits a milestone as they celebrate their 80th year in business. Read about the 12th annual training day led by Security Supply, find out who has acquired several Kohler store locations. Also check out the latest products and news for the distribution industry.
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