Here is updated news on manufacturers representatives and firms.

>> Bradford White Corp. presented sales achievement awards to some of its manufacturers reps during its national sales meeting in Orlando, Fla. Preferred Sales Associates of Alpharetta, Ga., was recognized for best overall sales performance. Pictured (left to right) are Doug Braig, Preferred Sales; Bradford White's Nick Giuffre, vice president/sales; Matt Flournoy, Bill Hickman, Tammy McClure, Lisa Flournoy, Rich Flournoy and Tyson Whitley, with Preferred Sales; and Ted Sikorski, vice president/marketing, Bradford White. Regional awards for outstanding sales achievement were presented to: Focus Sales LLC of Middlesex, N.J., for the northeast region; Preferred Sales Associates for the southeast region; Signature Sales of Corona, Calif., for the west region; Mena & Associates of Katy, Texas for the southern midwest region; and Wesmech Technical Sales of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for international sales.

>> Supply New England awarded its Manufacturers Representative Agency of the Year Award to David Gooding Inc. of Braintree, Mass., which represents manufacturers in plumbing, heating and waterworks. The company covers all of New England, the state of New York and New York City. Supply New England, a recent combination of the former Reardon Supply Co., R.B. Corcoran and United Supply, has 17 branch locations and a sister company, Kitchen & Bath Gallery, which operates five showrooms. Pictured are: David Corcoran, president of Supply New England (left center) congratulating David Gooding on the award. Also left to right are: Rob Corcoran of Supply New England; Joe Jaeger of David Gooding Inc.; and Jason and James Reardon of Supply New England.

>> Hodes & Sutter Inc., opened its rep firm January 2, 2002. Founded by Dan Hodes and Steve Sutter, the company covers Kansas and western Missouri. It represents Cresline Plastic Pipe Co., Josam Co., Midland Metal Mfg., and Oatey SCS.

>> The Weinstein Group, LLC, based in Langhorne, Pa., was started Feb. 18, 2002 by John Weinstein. The company represents Dornbracht, Barclay Products, Villeroy & Boch and Sonia America in the New Jersey to Virginia market areas and more recently was hired to represent Sussman Lifestyle Group (Mr. Steam, Mr. Sauna and WarmaTowel) in New Jersey, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania.

>> Intellidyne LLC appointed six rep firms for its line of IntelliConR energy-saving products for heating, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems: Diamond Controls, for Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada; DSC Sales, for Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa; I & S Sales, for British Columbia; P.D. Johnson Associates, for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana; RN Sides for North and South Carolina; and SESCO, for Kansas, Missouri and southern Illinois.

>> Maco of Florida Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., now represents Chicago Faucets in northern Florida as well as central Florida for general plumbing and residential products.

>> N.H. Yates Co. has been appointed exclusive representative for Weil- McLain's line of heating products in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. Weil-McLain is a unit of SPX Corp.

>> MG Piping Products Co., manufacturer of MG Couplings, has appointed the following rep firms: Specification Sales of Walnut, Calif., for southern California; Adelson Bros. of Billerica, Mass., for the New England area; and Solomon Sales Inc. of Henderson, Nev., for Clark County, Nev.

>> SFE Enterprises now represents Halsey Taylor throughout central Tennessee.

>> Repco Associates of Des Plaines, Ill., and Dillard Associates of Garland, Texas, are new representatives for McGuire Manufacturing Co.

Correction ¿p> Our August Manufacturers Rep Directory printed a misspelled version of Oatey SCS as one of the lines represented by Kansas-based Hodes & Sutter. We apologize for the error.