Articles by Pat Lenius

Showrooms with VIP service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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Our cover this month features incoming ASA President Rick Fantham, who holds the dual roles of president and CEO of Hajoca Corp., and London, Ontario-based Emco.

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