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Articles by Mike Miazga
Coley Herringot his start in the plumbing business at the young age of 12. Herrin, now president and COO of Lawrenceville, Ga.-based wholesaler Plumbing Distributors Inc., helped out at his father Jimmy’s plumbing contracting company (Herrin Plumbing).
Last year, Southern Wholesalers Association conducted a pair of best practices panel discussions at its annual convention that featured distributors and manufacturers discussing hot-button industry topics.
On a late Tuesday afternoon last October, the front hallway of the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club was packed with people standing nearly shoulder-to-shoulder.
Visitors looking for the latest heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and sanitation products and technologies at the 2013 ISH China & CIHE show didn’t leave the New China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing disappointed.
Ed Ismert, Jr., started plumbing product manufacturer Sioux Chief in 1957 as a way to smooth the boom-bust housing cycle his plumbing wholesale supply company experienced. Nearly six decades later, Sioux Chief, still run by the Ismert family, continues to thrive as an American manufacturer of a wide variety of plumbing installation products.
When he was younger, Chad Krogerwould run into a familiar face while working summers in the warehouse at Dayton, Ohio-based industrial pipe, valve and fittings wholesaler Main Line Supply.
Executive Vice President and COO Charlie Moorhead told Supply House Times at the annual Distributor/Vendor Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas that purchases throughout the 89-member organization were up 14.5% over the previous year.
The independent wholesaler is a team effort that continues to carry great value.