Here are some of the attendees at the welcoming reception, which was sponsored by SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES:
Plumbing and HVAC wholesaler APR Supply, Lebanon, PA; PVF wholesaler Industrial Piping Systems, York, PA; and electrical wholesaler Schaedler Yesco Distribution of Harrisburg, PA, share a 13,000-sq.-ft. building in Chambersburg. The 3,000-sq.-ft. counter area is manned by three salespeople - one from each distributor - who all have their own computer terminals, linked to their individual companies’ Intuit Eclipse systems. Customers can walk just a few feet from one distributor to another to get what they need.
Photos by Pat Lenius
“It’s an area where we’re all well-known and where we all wanted to set up a branch,” said Jim Hoffman, who spent 38 years full-time with Schaedler Yesco and now serves as a management advisor to all three companies.