SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES Publisher Scott Franz and Pat Lenius, managing editor, attended the grand re-opening of Modern Supply's showroom in Knoxville, Tenn.

The showroom's vignettes are tastefully appointed.

Pace Robinson (left), chairman/CEO of Modern Supply, spent some time with Scott Franz, SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES publisher, at the grand opening.

Modern Supply hosted a grand opening in June for the renovated 10,000-sq.-ft. showroom at its Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters. The wholesaler totally redesigned the existing showroom.

The renovated showroom makes bold use of color in its displays.

The new version has a working kitchen, a children's play area, attractive vignettes and updated displays. Dottie Ramsey, president/COO of Modern Supply, is currently serving her term as the first woman president of the American Supply Association.

Ken Damato, vice president Americas sales at American Standard, shared a moment with Dottie Ramsey, president/COO of Modern Supply, at the event.

The company was founded in 1949 by the late Mitch Robinson, father of current Chairman/CEO Pace Robinson. Today it has seven locations.

The renovated showroom includes a number of attractive vignettes.

Left to right, TOTO's David Krakoff, vice president/sales division, and Tom James, regional sales director/southeast region, discussed their products with Scott Franz, SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES publisher.

The redesigned showroom features a working kitchen.

The showroom has a colorful, well-equipped play area for visiting children.

Elkay's Mystic sink in the working kitchen was put to use for the festivities.