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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Is Business Surging?

February 1, 2011
At this writing in late January some mostly anecdotal information seems to support a notion that PVF industry fortunes may be on a rather steep upswing – or at least looked that way as 2010 drew to a close.
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Master Distributors Talk Business

February 1, 2011
Guarded optimism is their theme of the times.
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Stay Bullish On America

February 1, 2011
Things could be worse; we could be living anywhere else.
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How Do You Plan To Celebrate World Plumbing Day?

January 28, 2011
It takes place March 11, a date established just last year by the World Plumbing Council (WPC) as an annual celebration to promote appreciation of the plumbing industry’s vital work on behalf of the planet and its people.
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Unfashionably Late

January 4, 2011
Tardiness in a social setting is easy to shrug off, while stakes are higher in the business world.
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Product Trends: The Faucet Market

January 1, 2011
Matco-Norca’s new faucet program reveals market tendencies.
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The Bulletin Board Blizzard

January 1, 2011
Government mandated postings make for wretched office decor.
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VAI User Conference Draws Record Crowd

January 1, 2011
Company founder and president Bob Vormittag shared his views on technology and distributors. 
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Distributors Speak Out!

January 1, 2011
A blue-chip panel of PHCP distributors talks about a green monster, useful madmen and much more! First of a two-part series.
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A Christmas Story

December 2, 2010
How a jaded family got into the holiday spirit.
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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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