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- Hank Darlington: Showrooms
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- Rick Johnson: Distribution Management
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In the February issue of Supply House Times, read about how Kolson's customer service sets them apart from the rest and how other companies are trying to compete. Find out what happened at Part 2 of the ASA Roundtable, who's on the list for ASA's newest members and find out how you can nominate your company for the ASA Safety Award. Also, check out the latest products and news for the wholesale and distribution industry.
Bill Bootz, owner of Houston-based industrial PVF master distributor Team Alloys, didn’t know much about the business when he first started as an outside salesman back in the 1980s. “My first sales call to SMS of Texas was on Sept. 18, 1989,” he recalls in vivid detail. “They told me my price was higher than domestic. I said, ‘What’s domestic?’ I knew absolutely nothing about the business — completely zero.”
In last month’s issue, a panel of leading PHCP executives made its feelings known on a variety of issues related to government regulation and how the current political climate is affecting the industry. In the second of this two-part series, the group delves into issues related to the everyday workings of its companies, including staff growth, e-commerce and attracting young talent into the industry.
Trends and forecasts always are frequent topics of discussion in the PHCP/PVF industry. That definitely holds true for the master distribution end of the equation. A group of master distribution executives recently spoke with Supply House Times on a variety of topics related to their companies’ roles in the industry.
One of my three beagle dogs recently lost a portion of her ear after an attack by a neighborhood dog. Fenway (my wife’s a huge Red Sox fan; we had another beagle named Boston) had to undergo emergency surgery to save/reconstruct the ear.
While I have attended many memorable meetings and events during my years of involvement with ASA, I can honestly say some of the most rewarding times have been visits to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress on behalf of ASA and our industry.
While the 2014 economic year is in its infancy, there are a number of positive factors indicating the current year will be the strongest comeback year since the end of the recent Great Recession and have the makeup of strong diversified economic elements.
We’ve all said it, or at least found ourselves thinking about it: the Empire State Building managed to get built without OSHA and it turned out just fine.
Aren’t you just worn out hearing brick-and-mortar showrooms are giving way to the Internet? I know I am! First, I don’t believe it. Second, I know there are a number of things you can do to prevent it from happening.
There appears to be a prevailing preference among wholesale supply houses to favor the generating of additional sales, yet unnecessarily sacrifice a conservative approach to credit and the education of the credit and sales staff. An effort to implement conservative credit measures and educate the staff will be worthwhile in reducing uncollectible receivables.
The purpose of an A/C “preventive maintenance” or “tune-up” call is to clean up a system after a year of wear and tear, and to make sure it is working at peak efficiency.
F.W. Webb Co. recently opened a new location in Ballston Spa, N.Y. The 40,000-sq.-ft. facility will feature F.W. Webb’s full inventory in a convenient, open-concept layout.
According to the Metals Service Center Institute, monthly shipments of steel and aluminum both in the United States and Canada ended 2013 with gains over December 2012.
During the first week of April, leaders of the PHCP and PVF industry will be front and center advocating on issues important to suppliers and manufacturers. For the first time, American Supply Association and Plumbing Manufacturers International will join forces at our industry’s Legislative Fly-In April 9-10 in Washington, D.C.
One of the main highlights of Evolve ’13, HARDI’s annual conference held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix late last year, was the presentation of results from the Demand Qualification Project, a landmark research project launched in an effort to better understand distributors’ roles in the demand creation process.
Joining FOX NFL’s Jimmy Johnson on the list of confirmed speakers for NetworkASA 2014 is former Navy Seal Robert O’Neill. O’Neill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time.
ASA is proud to announce these companies have joined as its newest members.
There are more than 70,000 individuals building great careers in the PHCP and PVF industry. In his acceptance speech after becoming 2013 ASA president, Jeff Pope (F.W. Webb) challenged the American Supply Association to implement a program that would attract the next generation of our industry’s employees.
The Gen-Eye Hot Spot Transmitter from General Pipe Cleaners can make pipe and utility locating easier than ever.
Kohler introduces four upgraded water-saving showerheads — Bellis (pictured), Counterpoint, Tuxedo and Inigo — which all use Kallista’s Katalyst air-induced technology to get the most out of every drop of water, infusing air into the water stream in order to provide a fuller, more powerful spray.
Noritz America has expanded its line of residential tankless water heaters with three new models that feature a compact design, a heat exchanger that is three times as durable, all-new scale-detection software for more proactive leak prevention and a built-in digital display to aid servicing.
Niagara’s Stealth HET line now has a dual-flush model with an easy-to-understand green button for a lower volume flush.