Supply New England was the first wholesaler to be presented with the Distributor of the Year award from the Storehouse.
Last year Supply New England donated $500,000 in excess heating and plumbing products to the organization. It has been associated with the Storehouse for more than 10 years.
World Vision’s Storehouse acts as a distribution center providing building materials to help rebuild under-resourced communities in the United States. Since 1995, The Storehouse has provided nearly $17 million worth of construction supplies and building materials to communities in need. The Storehouse of World Vision operates four nationwide distribution centers.
Other distributors are learning they can grow their business by donating excess and obsolete inventory, according to Efrain Perez, corporate relations manager for the Storehouse.
Other companies honored during the event included DuPont Surfaces and Building Innovations, which received the Crystal Vision Award for its 2006 Fab4000 event, an effort to aid more than 4,000 families and non-profits through the donation of new DuPont bathroom vanity tops, fabricated by DuPont-certified fabricators across the United States; 10-year donor companies Grohe Americas, Kohler, Moen, Jason International, Elkay Manufacturing and Delta Faucet; and five-year donor companies The Great Indoors and Your “Other” Warehouse.