WinWholesale held one heck of a family reunion recently. The Dayton, Ohio-based company’s Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase drew a crowd of about 1,200 to the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas, just outside Dallas.
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.
A panel discussion on showrooming highlights first Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas.
March 13, 2014
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.
Here are the top products from five manufacturers that were featured in 2013 Supply House Times editorial coverage
March 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.