Articles by Pat Lenius

Out With The New

Here is a sampling of the products on display at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show April 5-7 in Chicago.
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Business Looks Up To WDA-ers

Wholesalers and manufacturers attending the Wholesale Distributors Association convention in Dallas in March shared their views on the sales outlook for the remainder of the year and the biggest challenges they face in their business.
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The Premier 150: Staying The Course

PHCP wholesale distributors reported fairly flat sales in 2001, but are optimistic about 2002.
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WDA Exploring Options For Annual Convention

The Wholesale Distributors Association, which will celebrate its 74th anniversary in 2003, is planning to make some changes to its annual convention and is having discussions with the Southern Wholesalers Association on a possible joint convention in the future.
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Sharing Solutions: A Q&A With WSA President

An interview with Rich Amaro Jr., current president of the Western Suppliers Association and president of General Plumbing Supply, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Psst...Wanna Buy A Bidet?

The bidet category is expanding with products such as toilet seats that double as bidets and kits that convert a traditional toilet into a bidet.
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Not Your Ordinary Showroom

Kempton & Self's 6,100-sq.-ft. kitchen and bath showroom has performed beyond projections since it opened in August 2000.
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Omni Members Express Optimism

The atmosphere was upbeat at the 2002 spring meeting of Omni Corporate Services.
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Ferguson, Familian NW, Westburne Merging

London-based Wolseley plc is in the process of merging Ferguson Enterprises, Familian Northwest and Westburne USA
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CIMIS to identify codes for plumbing products

The standardization of product identification that is underway in the industrial PVF market via the Common Industry Material Identification System is expanding into plumbing products such as PVC, CPVC, brass and copper fittings and flanges.
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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.

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Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

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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SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!


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