Articles by Mike Miazga

2013 Supply House of the Year: Southern Pipe & Supply

Treating people the right way has been a Southern Pipe cornerstone for 75 years.
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Weidmann’s restaurant has been a downtown Meridian, Miss., staple dating back to 1870. 


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El Cajon Plumbing & Heating Supply celebrates 40th anniversary

El Cajon Plumbing & Heating Supply started out as a simple plumbing supply store in Penns Grove, N.J.
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El Cajon (Calif.) Plumbing & Heating Supply has come a long way from its origins back in Penns Grove, N.J. Owner Shelly Hirshman Olsher’s parents opened a plumbing supply store in Penns Grove after World War I. Her parents moved to Southern California in 1973 and established El Cajon Plumbing & Heating Supply and The Bath Gallery, its designer showroom.


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And the WHAM! winners are…

Marketing excellence awards highlight WIT Fall Networking Meeting.
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 Creativity was on display in abundance recently in Charleston, S.C. 


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AIM/R member White Wolf Group makes a quick impact in the manufacturers rep game

A risk worth taking.
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At an ASA Young Executives outing several years ago, Zach Hudgins was having a heck of a time at Kohler-owned Blackwolf Run golf course in Kohler, Wis.


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Supply House Times Profile: JMF Company’s Max Hansen

JMF Company doubles production capacity with major expansion project.
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Bettendorf, Iowa-based JMF Company is celebrating 65 years in business as a provider of an expansive line of rough plumbing products through plumbing and HVAC wholesale distribution channels. 


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Industry optimism highlights summer PVF Roundtable meeting in Houston

A bright future for PVF Roundtable
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 The August PVF Roundtable at the JW Marriott in Houston continued the quarterly meeting’s trend of large turnouts. 


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The next generations, new leaders and the economy

Lots to talk about.
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Doctors read medical journals to learn about new treatments and technologies, baseball players study each other to pick up tips to help their games and it seems around every corner there is an opportunity to enhance one’s cooking repertoire.


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Homegrown talent at Southern Wholesalers Association

Coley Herrin will be Southern Wholesalers Association’s first president to rise through its young leaders program.
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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). 


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Best practices panel discussions highlight 2013 SWA Convention

The floor is yours.
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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.  


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Quarterly PVF Roundtable meetings soar in popularity

Destination Houston for PVF Roundtable.
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 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. 


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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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