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Hiring is not easy

Have the right approach and ask the correct questions.
By Rick Johnson
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The first thing we need to establish before going through any job interview is the objectives of the selection process. Interviewing should not be just about filling an open position. Anytime you have an opening to hire someone, you have an opportunity to build bench strength, organizational effectiveness and introduce fresh ideas and new insights into the organization.
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Looking up from survival mode

PHCP distributors talk about social media, diversification and boosting sales in the first of a two-part series
By Bob Miodonski
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The supply house business is more complicated than ever. Social media, the next generation of employees, and new technology that either helps or hinders communication present challenges to owners and managers.
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Who’s afraid of AmazonSupply?

Be aggressive against new competition.
By Eric Hills
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It’s no surprise online retail giant Amazon.com entered the industrial market in 2012 with the launch of Amazonsupply.com. After all, the market for U.S. industrial supplies is more than $150 billion.
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Portable level app

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Stanley’s Level app for the iPhone and iPad provides a portable level in the palm of your hand. Upon first use, the app asks you to calibrate your phone.
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Digital field reference companion app

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Weldbend introduces its latest reference tool for the iPhone and iPad.
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Number of improving housing markets surges to 201 in December

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Surged by 76 to a total of 201 metros in December, according to IMI data.
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Will you be prepared for the next Hurricane Sandy?

Asset protection specialist offers disaster safeguarding tips.
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As the beleaguered residents of New York City and New Jersey continue to put their lives back together, asset protection lawyer Hillel L. Presser reminds Americans - it could happen to you!
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Batten down the hatches

Is your company prepared for a weather catastrophe? 
By Mike Miazga
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One of my cousins is a weather aficionado. He had a weather-only radio growing up, can give you the definition of barometric pressure, and he really goes off the charts with enthusiasm when watches and warnings are issued in northern Illinois.
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PPI for materials slips but price hikes loom for some

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Nonresidential construction starts jump.
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Turner Construction unveils latest green building market barometer

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Respondents indicated a widespread commitment to sustainable practices in 2012.
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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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Supply House Times

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Supply House Times, find out who has been appointed as Southern Wholesalers Association's new president. Milwaukee Valve showcases its operations to the Newport News Shipbuilding, Robertson Heating Supply hits a milestone as they celebrate their 80th year in business. Read about the 12th annual training day led by Security Supply, find out who has acquired several Kohler store locations. Also check out the latest products and news for the distribution industry.
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