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Articles by Pat Lenius

Showrooms with VIP service

April 3, 2001
One of the most high-profile challenges facing Wolff Bros. Supply is the rapid spread of the big-box home centers. Wolff Bros. competes by emphasizing service in its showrooms.
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Hughes' plumbing group may merge branches

April 3, 2001
In response to disappointing results for its plumbing group in the third quarter, Hughes Supply is accelerating efficiency measures and evaluating the idea of branch consolidation within the group.
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2001 Plumbing Forecast: Modest growth expected

March 8, 2001
Wholesalers, manufacturers and research firms say the upward trend of 2000 will continue this year for the plumbing industry.
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American Standard to reduce 1,200 jobs

March 8, 2001
American Standard Cos. announced an operational consolidation and streamlining action that will result in the reduction of 1,200 positions on a global basis during 2001.
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ISH North America to debut in 2002 with NEX partners

March 8, 2001
Messe Frankfurt, the organizer of the biennial ISH show, has formed a partnership with ASA, CIPH and PHCC-NA to introduce ISH North America in the fall of 2002.
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Elkay to offer online customer service

March 6, 2001
Elkay Manufacturing is testing an online system that will provide order status and inventory information to its customers and reps.
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John A. Hanna to oversee Westburne/Rexel Canada

March 6, 2001
John A. Hanna has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for North America at Rexel Canada, formerly known as Westburne.
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Consumers demand simplicity in designs

June 1, 2000
Faced with rapid change, people are drawn to that which is familiar and less complicated. The latest designs in baths and kitchens respond to consumer demand for simplicity, comfort and tradition.
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Sensual pleasures

June 1, 2000
Products at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show range from the luxurious to the practical.
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Ferguson sends warning to vendors and reps

June 1, 2000
Ferguson Enterprises sent a letter to its vendors and manufacturers representatives that is intended to discourage the "raiding" of its employees.
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