>> Eljer Plumbingware recognized outstanding sales performers with the Eagle Award at its annual sales meetings. The district managers honored were: Ed Gamble, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Gary Burke, Rochester, N.Y.; Dale Laurence, Nashville, Tenn.; MGM Sales, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Charles Gurera, Kansas City, Mo. The regional manager recipient was Leon Harris, Grants Pass, Ore.
>> Moen Inc. and Embassy Group Ltd. awarded a 5-day vacation for two in Maui to Gardell Jochim, a contractor from Bismarck, N.D., while Houston plumber Darlene Jones won an American Express Persona Select gift card worth more than $13,000. Both were winners in the Holiday Club sweepstakes & awards program jointly sponsored by Moen and Embassy Group. The promotion, which ran from June 1 through Sept. 30, included a national sweepstakes and a frequent-buyer program. Nearly 2,400 contractors nationwide participated.
In other news, Moen will be allowed to install and utilize a patented three-dimensional product decoration process for use on its faucet and bath products through a license agreement with Kolorfusion International.