- MARKET SECTORS
- Dan Holohan: Heating Help
- Morris Beschloss: The Beschloss Perspective
- Hank Darlington: Showrooms
- Jim Wheeler: HVAC
- Rick Johnson: Distribution Management
- Dick Friedman: Tech Tips
- Mike Miazga: In Closing
- Safety Columnists
- ASA President’s Letter
- Josh Brown: Generation Y Insights
- PVF OUTLOOK
- PB OUTLOOK
Supply House Times
View Archived Issues
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.
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.
Dual showroom gems in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.
Perfect fit for Central Plumbing Specialties.
Most energy analysts have been surprised by the recent price climb of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to more than $100 per barrel. Since U.S. demand, which reflects the domestically extracted “light crude,” traditionally generates its lowest prices in the winter months, historically annual prices dropped accordingly in 2013, during which prices averaged from the low to middle $90s.
In this month’s issue of Supply House Times, you’ll notice quite a bit of attention being given to the next generation of leaders in our industry. This goes to show just how important a topic this is and will continue to be.
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.
Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
With the launch of Amazon Supply and Google Shopping for Suppliers, having a functional, viable and compelling e-commerce platform is more important now than ever before for PHCP and PVF wholesalers.
At each AHR Expo I look forward to meeting with the people from Airgas — an important supplier of refrigerant reclaim services to our industry — because I can rely on what the company tells me.
The media has had a lot to say about the bad weather earlier this year and tough economic data. My fear is the worrisome news could lead you to conclude that the business cycle is weakening underneath you and that it is time to hoard cash and say “no” to new initiatives.
According to the Metals Service Center Institute, year-over-year growth picked up slightly in the United States for both steel and aluminum in February.
The PVF Roundtable is coming off another record-setting event in February, which was headlined by Chicago Tube & Iron President and CEO Dr. Don McNeeley’s keynote address.
MRC Global recently announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results. The company’s sales increased 3% from $1.31 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 to $1.34 billion in the same quarter of 2013.
Peabody Supply Co., a division of Hajoca Corp., recently treated its plumbing and heating professionals to a weeklong vacation at the Club RIU in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Murray Supply Co. recently was the host site for the North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association’s first-quarter board meeting. The featured guest speaker was second-term North Carolina Senator Richard Burr.
Morrison Supply Co. recently announced it acquired the assets of Alamo Appliance of Fort Worth (Texas).
Based in Louisville, KY since 1939, Zoeller Co. is proud to be part of the American Supply Association.
ASA Showroom Managers Networking Council held a successful breakfast during KBIS 2014.
As you drive south on Interstate 65 leaving Indiana and entering Louisville, immediately to your right is Louisville Slugger Stadium. A two-story-high message on the outside stadium wall reads “Louisville. It’s Possible Here.”
These expected new costs to business courtesy of Washington could be cause for concern.
An extension of the state-of-the-art Vertex line, the 75-gal. version is an Energy Star-qualified product and boasts up to 96% thermal efficiency.
The innovative and patent-pending www.jonesstephens.com QuicKlean toilet seat hinge system provides a simple solution for installation, as well as quick removal for cleaning.
The P-451 NL Legend press swing check valve is ANSI/NSF 61-G compliant, third-party-certified by the Water Quality Association.
Venstar’s ColorTouch residential and commercial color touchscreen programmable thermostats can now be integrated with Control4 automation systems.
M. K. Morse Co. introduces a new bimetal reciprocating saw blade lineup.
General Pipe Cleaners’ new Gen-Eye Micro-Scope compact handheld inspection tool offers the versatility to inspect small drain lines, toilet traps or hard-to-reach places such as ductwork, furnaces and crawlspaces.
Bradford White announces the addition of its exclusive ICON HD commercial control system to the company’s 100-gal. 399,999 Btu/hr. eF series ultra-high efficiency water heater.
The American Standard Cadet PRO toilet collection now includes five different bowl and tank options.
The Stealth ultra-high-efficiency dual-flush toilet from Niagara is equipped with two flush options: 0.5 gpf (half) and 0.95 gpf (full), with an average of 0.65 gpf.