Industrial PVF

Master distributors are seizing the opportunity

Master distributors are putting themselves in a position to thrive.
By Mike Miazga
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One of my three beagle dogs recently lost a portion of her ear after an attack by a neighborhood dog. Fenway (my wife’s a huge Red Sox fan; we had another beagle named Boston) had to undergo emergency surgery to save/reconstruct the ear.


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Why 2014 has the makings of a banner U.S. economic year

All systems go.
By Morris R. Beschloss
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While the 2014 economic year is in its infancy, there are a number of positive factors indicating the current year will be the strongest comeback year since the end of the recent Great Recession and have the makeup of strong diversified economic elements.


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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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Master distributors continue to play a key role in the industry

Master distributors starting to rise in importance.
By Mike Miazga
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Trends and forecasts always are frequent topics of discussion in the PHCP/PVF industry. That definitely holds true for the master distribution end of the equation. A group of master distribution executives recently spoke with Supply House Times on a variety of topics related to their companies’ roles in the industry.


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Metals shipments end 2013 on a strong note

According to the Metals Service Center Institute, monthly shipments of steel and aluminum both in the United States and Canada ended 2013 with gains over December 2012.
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According to the Metals Service Center Institute, monthly shipments of steel and aluminum both in the United States and Canada ended 2013 with gains over December 2012.


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VMA training goes virtual

The Valve Manufacturers Association now offers an online version of its popular Valve Basics Training course.
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The Valve Manufacturers Association now offers an online version of its popular Valve Basics Training course.


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Gaining momentum

Global U.S. refinery derivatives eye record-high levels.
By Morris R. Beschloss
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This column often delves deep into all aspects of the United States’ energy revolution as it carves a path to practical independence in the next decade. But we seem to have been relatively isolated by other analysts who ignore the massive upward climb in refined derivative exports, which surged past 3 million barrels a day in 2013. That output is expected to reach an incredible 5 million barrels a day by the end of the decade.


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MRC Global acquires two overseas pipe distributors

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MRC Global closes in on deals to buy Stream AS and Flangefitt Stainless Ltd.


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American Piping Products acquires Ozark Tubular

American Piping Products recently announced it has purchased the assets of Ozark Tubular
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American Piping Products recently announced it has purchased the assets Ozark Tubular Products. Based in St. Louis, Mo., American Piping Products also has locations in Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Baton Rouge.


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PVF Roundtable moves meeting location in Houston

PVF's quarterly gatherings will move to the Westin Galleria in Houston starting with the February 2014 meeting.
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PVF Roundtable Secretary/Treasurer Sheryl Michalak Welding Outlets Inc.) recently announced the popular quarterly gatherings will move to the Westin Galleria in Houston starting with the February 2014 meeting.


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In the August issue of Supply House Times, see what NetworkASA 2014 has to offer in terms of education and networking within the industry. WIT & Co. are celebrating a milestone, read about the 2014 SWA Convention, and see what classes the ASA Education Foundation has to offer. Also, discover the latest products and technologies in the supply chain/distribution industry.
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