Articles by Bob Miodonski

WIT 2014 conference streamlines format

The 2014 WIT conference was held April 1-3 in Dallas.

Almost 700 attendees participated in WIT & Co.’s 2014 Distributor/Vendor Conference in Dallas.


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Supply House Times Profile: Viega’s Dave Garlow

New Viega CEO puts emphasis on training and product innovation.

Construction activity will increase as the need to attract young people to the trades grows. Last month, Supply House Times interviewed Viega LLC CEO and President Dave Garlow at his office in Wichita, Kan., on issues facing the plumbing-and-heating industry.


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What vendors want in a manufacturers rep

Information, communication and training top the list.

The Association of Industry Manufacturers Representatives (http://www.aimr.net/ AIM/R) opened its annual conference to manufacturers again this year, and 30 vendors attended the meeting Sept. 25-28 in Albuquerque, N.M. Last year in Boston, 20 manufacturers attended the AIM/R meeting.


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Supply House Times Profile: Milwaukee Tool’s Steve Richman

Wholesale distribution partnerships ‘imperative’ for Milwaukee Tool.

Supply House Times interviewed Steve Richman, president of Milwaukee Tool Corp., this summer during the company’s 2013 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee.


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ISH Frankfurt 2013 - Part 3

Bath collections grow, solar market struggles

Bath collections grow, solar market struggles 


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ISH Frankfurt 2013 - Part 2

Crowds return as snow recedes on second day of ISH in Frankfurt
Crowds return as snow recedes on second day of ISH in Frankfurt.
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ISH Frankfurt 2013

Snow slows but doesn’t stop first day of ISH Frankfurt.
Snow slows but doesn’t stop first day of ISH Frankfurt.
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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.
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'

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
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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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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Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!

 

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