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Looking up from survival mode, Part 2

Supply house executives talk about government priorities, consolidation and recruiting young talent in the second of a two-part series.
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Now that the nation is a few months removed from the uncertainty brought by the national elections, wholesalers can get their businesses back on track.
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The big news at Builders'

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IBS would co-locate with KBIS in February 2014 in Las Vegas.


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Looking up from survival mode

PHCP distributors talk about social media, diversification and boosting sales in the first of a two-part series
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The supply house business is more complicated than ever. Social media, the next generation of employees, and new technology that either helps or hinders communication present challenges to owners and managers.
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Trade show promotes a greener China

ISH China-CIHE in Beijing showcases energy-efficient products.
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What impresses many Western visitors to China is the massive scale of public events, product quantities and population. Other impressions include the hazy air quality and limits on potable water at the taps in public restrooms.
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ASA Young Execs learn to communicate with power

Honesty and preparation are key in customer and employee interactions.
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Faced with tough questions from a TV reporter, four actions you should avoid are: 1) Making a stupid facial expression; 2) Trying to end the interview; 3) Staring into the camera like a deer in the headlights; and 4) Declaring, “No comment!”
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On The Road: Uponor's 2012 Connections Convention

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Uponor convention attendees see signs of improving economy.
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On The Road: 2012 ISH China - Part 2

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Germans pledge to help Chinese reach green goals.
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On The Road: 2012 ISH China

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New Chinese heating and plumbing show announced at ISH China.
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Forte announces private-label fixture line

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The Forte Buying Group unveiled its own private-label fixture line and a new software program for members’ virtual showrooms.
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Professor says fossil fuels will fill U.S. energy needs

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University of Houston Professor Michael J. Economides told the PVF Roundtable at its Feb. 21 meeting in Houston that oil, gas and coal will satisfy U.S. energy needs for years to come.
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