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OSHA program helps companies reach greater safety heights

Get certified.
August 19, 2013

There are many excuses not to pursue OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs Star certification, but it only takes one reason to pursue it.

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Quarterly PVF Roundtable meetings soar in popularity

Destination Houston for PVF Roundtable.
July 22, 2013

 On a late Tuesday afternoon last October, the front hallway of the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club was packed with people standing nearly shoulder-to-shoulder. 

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Marketing and training help PACE Supply’s Premier Bath and Kitchen thrive

PACE Supply exhibits success at its best.
July 18, 2013
In 1998 PACE Supply President Ted Green and his team made the important decision to get into the showroom business.
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Geothermal heat pump systems with manifolded earth loops may offer many advantages

Less time in the trenches.
July 18, 2013

Most residential geothermal heat pump systems use closed-earth heat exchangers constructed of high-density polyethylene tubing. The overall earth heat exchanger usually consists of several parallel piping circuits joined into a set of headers.

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PVF distributors making waves in the Dakotas and Montana

Boom goes the Bakken.
July 18, 2013

Along time ago the saying was “Go West, young man.” Nowadays, it’s “Get to the Dakotas.” The modern-day oil boom in the Bakken region — covering a majority of North Dakota, northwestern South Dakota, eastern Montana and in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan — has been an impressive launching pad for PVF distributors willing to commit resources to the area. 

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ISH China breaks records

Asia’s largest HVAC and sanitation trade show filled with progressive products and technologies.
July 18, 2013

 Visitors looking for the latest heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and sanitation products and technologies at the 2013 ISH China & CIHE show didn’t leave the New China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing disappointed. 

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Supply House Times Profile: Sioux Chief’s Rex Baer

Baer says product innovation and listening to the customer are key company staples.
July 18, 2013

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. 

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2013 Manufacturers Rep of the Year: Spirit Group

Orlando, Fla.-based agency covers all bases when it comes to superior customer service.
June 18, 2013
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.
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Supply House Times Profile: Charlotte Pipe Chairman Frank Dowd IV

Charlotte Pipe Chairman Frank Dowd IV continues to carry the torch and says family-owned businesses are here to stay.
June 18, 2013
Charlotte Pipe Chairman Frank Dowd IV continues to carry the torch and says family-owned businesses are here to stay.
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Supply House Times’ 2013 Premier 125

Annual PHCP survey shows another year of positive industry growth.
May 21, 2013

Annual PHCP survey shows another year of positive industry growth.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

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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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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April 2014

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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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