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

PACE Supply exhibits success at its best.
By Hank Darlington
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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.
By John Siegenthaler, P.E.
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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.
By John McNally
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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 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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By John McNally
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Annual PHCP survey shows another year of positive industry growth.


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Fortifying the foundation at Security Plumbing & Heating Supply

In-house investments, technological advancements spur growth at Security Plumbing & Heating Supply.
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In-house investments, technological advancements spur growth at Security Plumbing & Heating Supply.


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How to best prepare for the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

Distributors are ramping up precautions as the federal no-lead law inches closer to reality.
By John McNally
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How to best prepare for the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act is still an uncertainty that hovers over the PHCP industry.


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