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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Are Ill Winds Shifting?

March 1, 2010
Keep fingers crossed while you grit your teeth.
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An Interview With Chris Yankowich, President, Masco Bath

March 1, 2010
The new business unit is focused on universal design.
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How To Avoid Tax Audits

March 1, 2010
As children it was the bogeyman in the closet that represented our worst fears. Teen years brought with them countless angst-ridden crises that we could look back on with amusement
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Focus On Master Distribution Industrial Valco's Relationship Business

February 1, 2010
People and product combine for 62 straight years of profitability for this valve and fittings specialist. 
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An Underrated Threat

February 1, 2010
Local governments now have judicial blessing to act tyrannically.
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Environmentalists Vs. The Environment

February 1, 2010
We might actually make some headway toward a renewable energy future - except for so many environmentalists standing in the way. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, consider
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Trade Associations Need To Make People Feel Welcome

January 5, 2010
It seems that every trade association I encounter ranks membership recruitment as a top priority. Most trade associations - in other industries as well as our own - have trouble
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Bad-Mouthing Leaves A Bad Taste

January 1, 2010
It reflects worse on the trash talker than the target.
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A Vivid Portrait Of The Cholera Era

December 17, 2009
This New York Times article takes us back to the bad old days of the 19th century before plumbers and plumbing engineers worked their magic in bringing sanitation to the masses.
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Notes From A Sparkling ASA Convention

December 1, 2009
It was one of the best, content-wise.
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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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