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Articles by Pat Lenius

Building relationships

April 3, 2001
Exhibitors say NEX 2000 is a place to demonstrate products and strengthen bonds with trade partners.
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NEX 2000: 'Smaller than in past years'

April 3, 2001
The North American Expo, held Oct. 6-7 in Chicago, attracted significantly fewer attendees than anticipated. The final figures revealed there were 9,728 attendees as opposed to the 15,000 expected.
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K/BIS will go on with new owner

April 3, 2001
The show must go on, regardless of who owns the producer. That apparently is the case with the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show as its producer, Miller Freeman USA, was acquired by Dutch publisher VNU.
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Truebro sues Plumberex for patent infringement

April 3, 2001
Truebro Inc. has brought suit for patent infringement and unfair competition against Plumberex Specialty Products and Futura Sales Inc.
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Taking the high road

April 3, 2001
Advance Plumbing Supply operates in an upper-income area with limited distribution products.
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Winner installs TwistPfit faucet in less than 23 seconds

April 3, 2001
Price Pfister brought seven plumbers from across the United States and Canada to the North American Expo to compete in the company's "Twist-Off" finals.
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Kohler upheld in trademark lawsuit

April 3, 2001
A lawsuit filed by I.P. Lund Trading ApS, a Danish corporation, and Kroin, its U.S. distributor, charging Kohler Co. with trademark infringement has been partially decided in Kohler's favor, but rulings on other issues are still pending.
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A-D and C.L. Watt agree to merge

April 3, 2001
Affiliated Distributors and C.L. Watt have agreed to join forces by Jan. 1, 2001. As a result, A-D will establish a new and separate Plumbing Division.
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WSA and PSDA cancel joint meeting for 2001

April 3, 2001
The Western Suppliers Association and the Pacific Southwest Distributors Association scrapped plans to have a joint meeting in 2001 after failure to resolve differences in opinion regarding funding for the event.
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Team spirit

April 3, 2001
Wolff Bros. builds loyalty among employees with a pleasant work environment, training and incentives.
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