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Rising Tide at Pacific Plumbing Supply

‘Green Room,’ revamped account protocols make big splashes for Pacific Plumbing Supply.
By John McNally
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Pacific Plumbing Supply came across some found money.
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Looking up from survival mode, Part 2

Supply house executives talk about government priorities, consolidation and recruiting young talent in the second of a two-part series.
By Bob Miodonski
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Now that the nation is a few months removed from the uncertainty brought by the national elections, wholesalers can get their businesses back on track.
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CPVC piping systems and materials iPad app

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The Lubrizol CPVC app for the iPad features a collection of digital tools to inform users about Lubrizol CPVC products and assist with finding and implementing the right solutions for building and construction projects.
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The name game

After a series of aggressive moves, Torrington Supply rebrands itself as TORRCO.
By John McNally
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Everything is under one canopy – the TORRCO canopy. After some aggressive business moves in the Connecticut, western Massachusetts and eastern New York markets, it was time for 95-year-old Waterbury, Conn.-based Torrington Supply to streamline its message so there was no confusion among customers.
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Showrooms of the future

Stop thinking wholesale and start thinking retail.
By Hank Darlington
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I’ve visited a number of showrooms the past several months and found they look pretty much the way they did 10 and even 20 years ago.
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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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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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With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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