Castle Supply also was awarded the 2005 “Top Supporter” Affinity Award among all WIT distributors. Pictured, from left: Justin Dunscomb, executive vice president, WIT & Co.; Bob Stern, Castle North Supply; Bob Cardwell, Castle Supply; and Chris Lute, Lute Plumbing Supply and WIT president.

Member-owned buying group WIT & Co. presented its 2005 Affinity Awards to the “top 20” distributors for their support and commitment at its annual Distributor/Vendor conference in Orlando, FL. The companies honored were: Aaron & Co. (Piscataway, NJ); APR Supply Co. (Lebanon, PA); Cal-Steam (Hayward, CA); Canyon Pipe & Supply (Phoenix, AZ); Castle Supply Co. (Pinellas Park, FL); Consolidated Supply Co. (Portland, OR); Cregger Co. (West Columbia, SC); Etna Supply Co. (Grand Rapids, MI); G.W. Berkheimer Co. (Portage, IN); Goodin Co. (Minneapolis, MN); Lee Supply Corp. (Indianapolis, IN); Northside Plumbing Supply (Houston, TX); Plimpton & Hills Corp. (Hartford, CT); Plumbing Distributors (Lawrenceville, GA); Rampart Plumbing Supply (Colorado Springs, CO); Security Supply Corp. (Selkirk, NY); SOLCO Plumbing Supply (Brooklyn, NY); The Portland Group (North Billerica, MA); VAMAC Inc. (Richmond, VA); and Wm. F. Meyer Co. (Aurora, IL).

Pictured, back row (left to right): Howard Rose, The Portland Group;Trip Hills, Plimpton & Hills; Dave Weiner, SOLCO Plumbing; Brian Cobble, G.W. Berkheimer; Glenn Fuller, Northside Plumbing; Colin Perry, Rampart Plumbing Supply; Chris Lute, Lute Plumbing Supply (WIT President); Justin Dunscomb, executive vice president, WIT & Co. Front row (left to right): Scott Weaver, APR Supply; Tom Morey, Cregger Co.; Corbin Ensign, VAMAC, Inc.; and Keith Bennett, Security Supply.