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Carr Supply benefits from the remodeling of its two Ohio showrooms

The wholesale distributor was started 97 years ago in 1917 by Charlie Essig as a farm equipment supplier.
April 11, 2014

Dual showroom gems in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.


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‘Showrooming’ seminar open to all ASA members at KBIS

Showroom Managers — How do you stop potential customers from walking out the door?
January 31, 2014

ASA will host “Breaking the cycle of showrooming” with a breakfast event at KBIS.


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Information superhighway

QR code technology is an important sales tool.
January 16, 2014

The emphasis on technology making our lives easier started with the convenience of the pay-at-the-pump credit-card service. Little did I expect that the timesaver of not having to walk into the store clerk‘s line to pay for gas (imagine the impulse purchasing revenue they’ve lost) would be overshadowed by cellphones and Internet technology that would change our lives!


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Strategic adjustments can make your showroom more profitable

The 2% windfall.
October 10, 2013

I just finished reading the synopsis of a book entitled “The 1% Windfall” by Rafi Mohammed. I strongly recommend you read it. It reminded me once again that the average gross margin on sales for plumbing wholesaler showrooms is lower than it should be.  


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F.W. Webb opens new Springfield facility

F.W. Webb recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Springfield (Mass.) Smith & Wesson Industrial Park
October 1, 2013

F.W. Webb recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Springfield (Mass.) Smith & Wesson Industrial Park.


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Riback/DKB opens showroom-warehouse

Jefferson City, Mo.-based Riback/DKB was slated to complete its new 22,000-sq.-ft. facility at the end of September.
October 1, 2013

Jefferson City, Mo.-based Riback/DKB was slated to complete its new 22,000-sq.-ft. facility at the end of September.


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BKP’s Showroom of the Month: M. Cooper Supply

M. Cooper Supply revitalizes its showroom with space that fits its customer base.
September 2, 2013

M. Cooper Supply revitalizes its showroom with space that fits its customer base.


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In the wild with Blackman Supply

Blackman Supply gets some fresh air while selling the outdoor living lifestyle.
September 1, 2013

Lauren Regan appreciates knowing exactly where she will be enjoying dinner on Thursday nights. That is if the Southampton, N.Y., weather plays nice.


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Fixtures Living trailblazes a revolutionary showroom business model

San Diego-based showroom Fixtures Living changes name to PIRCH.
August 19, 2013

When my wife, Carol, and I started The Plumbery some 30 years ago we built a business plan that was not dissimilar to what I’m about to describe.


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Marketing and training help PACE Supply’s Premier Bath and Kitchen thrive

PACE Supply exhibits success at its best.
July 18, 2013
In 1998 PACE Supply President Ted Green and his team made the important decision to get into the showroom business.
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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.

5/7/13 2:00 pm CST

How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.

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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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