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Sumitomo acquires Edgen Group

Sumitomo Corp. and Baton Rouge, La.-based Edgen Group recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby Sumitomo will acquire all outstanding shares of Edgen Group for $12 per share in cash
November 26, 2013

Sumitomo Corp. and Baton Rouge, La.-based Edgen Group recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby Sumitomo will acquire all outstanding shares of Edgen Group for $12 per share in cash


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Modern Supply announces deal to carry Kohler products

Modern Supply, the 2011 Supply House Times Supply House of the Year, recently announced that it is again a http://www.us.kohler.com/us/ Kohler distributor.
November 26, 2013

Modern Supply, the 2011 Supply House Times Supply House of the Year, recently announced that it is again a Kohler distributor.


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American Standard Brands announces distribution partnership with Ferguson

Ferguson will become an authorized American Standard wholesaler as of Jan. 1, 2014.
November 26, 2013

Ferguson will become an authorized American Standard wholesaler as of Jan. 1, 2014.


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Consolidated Supply Co.

“We take pride in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
August 19, 2013

Tom O’Connor is the author of NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence bestseller “Strategic Planning for Distributors: Execution Isn’t Everything – It’s the Only Thing!”


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Practice your shooting

A fee-for-service pricing model can benefit many.
December 1, 2012
“Shoot some dumb customers” is a term I have often used during sales seminars when the topic of customer equality and the cost of doing business with specific, usually smaller accounts centers on the question “Are we really making any money on these accounts?”
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The rebate debate

November 1, 2012
Manufacturers demand distributors do more.
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Better safe than sorry

November 1, 2012
Proper training for working on elevated surfaces is vital.
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Stop spraying and praying

October 1, 2012
Marketing to different generations can overcome your FOMO.
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Pricing is the tip of the profit spear

Understanding the art of negotiating will take you places.
September 1, 2012
It is often said profit is made on the buy side of the equation in wholesale distribution. That is a true statement. However, it only holds true if you are disciplined enough not to give that profit advantage away during the quoting and pricing process.
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The peopleless warehouse

Automation still requires organization and discipline.
April 1, 2012
It sounds like pie in the sky, yet one of my clients is considering implementing extensive automation to avoid the ever-escalating costs of labor. His vision would still involve some people, not a totally peopleless warehouse - one in which, day and night, all physical movement of items is handled by automated equipment controlled by software.
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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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April 2014

2014 April

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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