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Articles by Pat Lenius

The Home Depot Acquires Hughes Supply; Plans To Grow Wholesale Business

February 10, 2006
The Home Depot® said it will acquire Orlando, FL-based wholesaler Hughes Supply for an aggregate consideration of $3.47 billion, including the payment of $46.50 per outstanding share and the assumption of $285 million in net debt. Completion of the purchase is expected late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of this year.
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Network '05

November 4, 2005
Network '05, the first joint convention of the American Supply Association and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - National Association drew 1,645 participants, including 274 wholesalers, 385 contractors, and other industry professionals.
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The Total Package

August 30, 2005
Ohio wholesaler Active Plumbing Supply strives to meet all of the needs of its showroom customers.
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August 30, 2005
The GRAND OPENING was attended by top management of Ferguson and an editor from SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES.
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Innovative Distributors

August 3, 2005
One of the highlights of the North Central Wholesalers Association's annual convention was a panel discussion featuring three respected wholesalers.
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K/BIS 2005 Notable Trends: Finishes, Minimalism

June 30, 2005
The 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show also focused on customization, ease of installation and improved performance.
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2005 Manufacturers Rep Of The Year: RepSouth: Teamwork

June 3, 2005
Open-book management gives everyone in the agency a sense of ownership.
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Ferguson's Strategic Outlook

June 3, 2005
Chip Hornsby, the new chief executive of Wolseley North America, discusses the wholesaler's plans in an exclusive interview with SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES.
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2005 Premier 150

May 4, 2005
An Unprecedented Year
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The Missing Ingredient In Showrooms

March 30, 2005
Appliances can boost sales and traffic in wholesalers' showrooms.
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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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