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.
Trying to sell a brand in an area with established loyalties to another manufacturer requires extra effort. That's why independent manufacturers rep Tom Barrett, who is trying to sell Toto toilets in an area traditionally committed to Kohler products, has taken his showroom on the road.
In addition to its continuing discussions with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, show manager Miller Freeman and the partners of the North American Exposition, the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute recently had a conversation with the National Association of Home Builders about trade show consolidation.
In this month's issue of Supply House Times, read about the following features: Plumbers Factory & Supplies' Chris Reynolds is ready to help take industry into next phase and Forte shareholders emphasize preferred vendor relationship.