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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Editorial: Flush Knollenberg

June 11, 2001
A history of ULF toilets shows how the greenies and congresscreatures make the industry jump through moving hoops.
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July 12 marks 100 years for Chicago Faucets

June 11, 2001
July 12, 1901, is the date when founder Albert C. Brown set up shop on Chicago's west side to produce OEM faucets, lamp shade frames, gas regulator valves and oil burner tips and nozzles.
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The Supply House Times Business Center: Topic of the month: Marketing, Part I

June 6, 2001
Tips, ideas, information for the wholesaler on the go
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Editorial: What PMI says, what I think it all means

June 6, 2001
Let me take you on a journey through the densely nuanced language of PMI's statement on Universal Conformity Assessment and tell you what I think they're really saying.
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Editorial: Let's have more hope, less mope

June 6, 2001
My first WDA Convention in almost two decades was a rude awakening.
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Why wholesalers still matter

April 5, 2001
No matter how attractive your products, no matter how productive your factories, no matter how much the marketplace clamors for your better mousetrap, it doesn't count unless you can distribute the goods efficiently.
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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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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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April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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