Articles by Bob Miodonski

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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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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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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The Juggling Act of Specifications

Learn how to "juggle" the different variables when speccing a project with tips from this webinar. Gain knowledge in how specifications work, how it's maintained, how it can be better, easier and simpler. 

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2015 February

SHT's February issue features cover story: Smith-Cooper sets a higher standard and features: Powell Valves strives for more; Master distributors play a vital role in the supply chain; and Omni buying group reports healthy gains, looks to the future.
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