Orem, Utah-based Mountain States Supply and Mountainland Supply completed a merger, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Danze/Gerber President and CEO Michael Werner, a champion of the PHCP industry and a fixture at industry events, stepped down from his post after 13 years.
VP Supply Corp., out of Rochester, N.Y., acquired Glens Falls, N.Y.-based distributorJ.E. Sawyer.
The Omni buying group celebrated its 35th anniversary during its meeting in Hawaii.
Chicago Tube and Iron promoted Bill Zielinski to executive vice president and CEO.
Kelly Pipe CEO Leonard Gross retired after more than 40 years in the industry.
Sterling Heights, Mich.-based The Macomb Group acquired PVF distributorMechanical Supply Co.
The Embassy buying group celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2016.
Winsupply opened five new companies in Texas and Denver.
F.W. Webb Co., acquired Water Works Supply Corp., based in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
PVF distributor Mid-States Supply was acquired by private equity firm Staple Street Capital.
Ferguson announced a favorable settlement agreement with Lockwood Internationaland several former Ferguson employees.
Greg Wheeler was named president of PVF master distributor Dodson Global.
Wyncote, Pa.-based rep firm Pro-Line Sales was named the 2016 Supply House TimesManufacturers Rep of the Year.
The American Supply Association hired Hugo Aguilar as its codes and standards director.
Torrco acquired certain operating assets of Commercial Heating Supply.
The Omni buying group named longtime industry executive John Aykroyd its new president.
Ferguson acquired distributor Bruce-Rogers Co. in a stock transaction.
PACE Supply acquired the Hawaii operations of Pacific Plumbing Supply.
Murray Supply opened its first South Carolina location in Columbia.
Merfish Pipe & Supply purchased the assets of Kloeckner Metals’ master pipe distribution business in Lakeland, Fla.
Weldbend and Boltex Mfg. filed trade petitions against India, Spain and Italy charging that unfairly priced and subsidized imports of carbon-steel flanges from those countries are causing material injury to the domestic industry.
Former ASA President and industry icon Fred Keenan died Aug. 17, two weeks shy of his 102nd birthday.
First Supply opened its second Kohler Signature Store, this time in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, Wis.
Winsupply opened a pair of Eastern seaboard companies in Winsupply of Absecon in New Jersey and Winsupply of Rockland in Maine.
F.W. Webb Co. was named the 2016 Supply House Times Supply House of the Year The company also broke ground on its new distribution center in Londonderry, N.H., that will boast nearly 1 million sq. ft. of space.
Warren, Mich.-based Progressive Plumbing Supply acquired distributor Jock and Meldrum.
MORSCO acquired Fortiline Waterworks, one of the largest waterworks distributors in the United States.
Ferguson acquired Hawaii-based The Plumbing Source and Indiana-based Underground Pipe & Valve.
Dodson Global acquired the inventory of master distributor Val-Fit.
Apollo Valves was named the recipient of the 2016 Supply House Times PVF Ring of Honor award.
Hajoca Corp. acquired certain assets of Eastern Penn Supply.
Two more Kohler Signature stores opened in Paramus, N.J. (owned and operated byGeneral Plumbing Supply) and Atlanta (owned and operated by Plumbing Distributors Inc.).
Supply House Times won its fourth Awards for Publication Excellence honor in a row. The magazine’s January 2016 cover shows ASA distributors gathered around a pool table during NETWORK 2015 in Chicago.
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