Articles by Mike Miazga

Company Spotlight: WinWholesale’s executive team

A win-ning formula

Local focus and adaptability are keys for WinWholesale.


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Supply House Times’ 2014 Premier 150

Another step forward for PHCP wholesalers.

Annual PHCP survey shows continued industry recovery.


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Aaron & Co.’s Mike Laudino and Lindsey Portnoy-Rodner are two young executives making an impact

Their time is now for Aaron & Co.’s Laudino and Portnoy-Rodner.

Aaron & Co.’s Mike Laudino and Lindsey Portnoy-Rodner know all eyes are on them. Laudino, 32, and Portnoy-Rodner, 28, are third-generation executives at the Piscataway, N.J.-based distributor of plumbing, heating and cooling products.


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Young executives are part of a bright industry future

Youth served.

During my working years, I always have been one of the younger employees at jobs I’ve held. I barely was old enough to vote at my first regular job that took me through my last semester of high school and all four years of college.


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A converted car dealership adds to Central Plumbing Specialties' service capabilities.

The New York City-based plumbing and heating wholesaler was looking to expand.

Perfect fit for Central Plumbing Specialties.


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Supply House Times On the Road: WinWholesale Annual Meeting 2014

WinWholesale Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase draws massive crowd.

WinWholesale held one heck of a family reunion recently. The Dayton, Ohio-based company’s Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase drew a crowd of about 1,200 to the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas, just outside Dallas.


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There’s good news for the PVF industry

Be prepared for even more industrial PVF growth.

In my report on the recent winter PVF Roundtable meeting in Houston, Supply House Times columnist and ASA Industry Analyst Morrie Beschloss used the signature sign-on line from World War II-era radio commentator Gabriel Heatter to describe the outlook for the industrial PVF industry.


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Supply House Times Profile: Forte’s Doug Hermance

Forte President Doug Hermance likes where the decorative plumbing and hardware industry is headed.

Supply House Times recently interviewed Forte President Doug Hermance at the decorative plumbing and hardware buying group’s 2014 conference at Trump National Doral outside Miami. Hermance is the president of Houston-based Westheimer Plumbing & Hardware, which features two showroom locations (Houston and The Woodlands) and a warehouse operations center.


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Healthy outlooks for Omni and Luxury Products Group

Both Omni and LPG report increased sales at 2014 spring meetings.

The Omni and Luxury Products Group buying groups had good news to report at their recent spring meetings held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla. Omni President Bob Hoff told the more than 1,000 attendees that group sales were up 10% over 2012 levels and total sales to vendor partners had again moved over the much-sought-after $1 billion barrier.


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Service speaks volumes at Kolson

Customers are king at New York-based master distributor Kolson.

In this high-tech, hustle-and-bustle day and age, a phone call to businesses in many walks of life likely will include dealing with some form of nonhuman interaction.


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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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