The “Innovative Thinking” conference sponsored by BNP Media Co.'s Plumbing Group of magazines - SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES, Plumbing & Mechanical, and PM Engineer - at Lake Lanier Islands resort near Atlanta last June provided in-depth examination by experts on the topic “Hiring, Retention and Training.” Following are highlights from the conference.
ISH North America, the only North American trade show that addresses the complete supply chain for the kitchen and bath, plumbing, PVF, HVAC and hydronics industries, will hold its fourth trade show, Sept. 28-30, in McCormick Place North Hall, Chicago.
Formerly an old Chicago manufacturing facility, Able Distributors' new warehouse was basically bought on an old-fashioned handshake. Unfortunately for the Bleier brothers, co-owners of Able Distributors, they didn't know what they were getting into when they purchased the building in 2003. The Able central stocking warehouse can be found at 5610 Bloomingdale on Chicago's northwest side. It is a building that is roughly 60 years old and located in an area that has been “neglected due to the growing movement of manufacturing to the suburbs and overseas. But we believe the area is ripe for a comeback and we're proud to be contributing back to the community,” says Michael Bleier, co-owner and vice president.
The inaugural “Innovative Thinking” conference drew 80 participants to the lush resort of Lake Lanier Islands near Atlanta last June 12-13. Few were sorry they came. Sponsored by BNP Media Co.'s Plumbing Group of magazines - Plumbing & Mechanical, SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES, PM Engineer - the conference focused on “Hiring, Retention and Training” as the subject of in-depth examination by experts on these topics from within the PHCP industry, along with a sprinkling of fresh ideas by outsiders.
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is an international trade organization serving the residential, commercial, industrial and small system water treatment industry. It was created in 1974 following the merger of two predecessor organizations: the Water Conditioning Association International and the Water Conditioning Foundation. The formation of WQA created a single industry voice to address rapidly growing industry challenges and opportunities for the water treatment professional.
Women in industry - Exclusive roundtable interview centers on challenges females face in the PHCP-PVF supply chain, how to attract more women into the industry and the value of ASA's Women in Industry Division. Check out the rest articles in April's Issue.