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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Distributors Get Dissed Unfairly

June 17, 2011
Did they abandon marketing, or did marketers abandon them?
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2011 Rep of the Major/Lozuaway and Associates (Grand Blanc, MI)

June 17, 2011
Resourcefulness helped them survive economic devastation. 
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Knocking Off The Knockoffs

May 16, 2011
Hansgrohe is a company leading the charge against product piracy.
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Notes From ISH 2011

May 16, 2011
Eye poppers and mind bogglers from the world’s largest plumbing-heating exhibition.
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PVFers Are Buzzing About Valve World Americas

May 4, 2011
The biggest buzz at the last PVF Roundtable meeting was about the upcoming Valve World Expo Americas 2011.
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In Closing - Six Ways To Annoy Contractors

May 2, 2011
Editor Jim Olsztynski says contractors won't always tell you what bugs them but they'll just go elsewhere.
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F. W. Webb's Sustainable Building Push

March 20, 2011
F.W. Webb practices what they preach about going green.
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3.8 Million Words To Cheat By

March 18, 2011
Our tax code flummoxes even the IRS
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ISH 2011 PART 2 Knock Off The Knockoffs

March 17, 2011
Supply House Times Editor Jim Olsztynski sends his second report from ISH Frankfurt.
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Distributors Speakout! Part 2

February 1, 2011
A blue-chip panel of PHCP distributors talk about medical marijuana, roosting chickens and much more! Second of a two-part series.
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