Change continues to be afoot in our industry in a big way. As you peruse this issue of Supply House Times you will notice consolidation is very much alive and well on the distributor front, as well as with buying groups with the recent big news Omni, Equity and IMARK (electrical) are merging into one group with Omni and Equity comprising the new entity’s plumbing interests. As one famous Chicago weatherman likes to say, “That’s something!”
But I can tell you one thing that never changes in this industry. For the last six or seven years (I’ve lost track) I’ve trekked down to Michigan Avenue in Chicago to a multi-use theatre now called Venue Six10 (next door to where I went to college), the home of industry consultant, speaker and Supply House Times columnist Dirk Beveridge’s UnleashWD Innovation Summit.