Operations & Technology

Looking up from survival mode

PHCP distributors talk about social media, diversification and boosting sales in the first of a two-part series
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.
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

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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Batten down the hatches

Is your company prepared for a weather catastrophe? 
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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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

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.

3/19/15 2:00 pm EST

The Juggling Act of Specifications

Learn how to "juggle" the different variables when speccing a project with tips from this webinar. Gain knowledge in how specifications work, how it's maintained, how it can be better, easier and simpler. 

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2015 February

SHT's February issue features cover story: Smith-Cooper sets a higher standard and features: Powell Valves strives for more; Master distributors play a vital role in the supply chain; and Omni buying group reports healthy gains, looks to the future.
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