An anniversary, trade event and awards are among recent special events in the PHCP industry.

General Plumbing Supply Gets Working Toilet Cake

General Plumbing Supply(Edison, NJ), which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010, was honored by the star of the TV show “Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro (Carlo’s Bakery, Hoboken, NJ), with a full-size edible and flushable toilet cake. Pictured, fourth generation family members Ian Ebner (left) and Justin Freedman (right) flank Valastro.

Emerson Honors Wholesalers

Emerson Climate Technologies presented awards to its top-performing wholesalers for 2010. Those honored included ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions; A/C Warehouse; Aireco; Baker Distributing; The Bell/Simons Co.; Bradford Industrial Supply; Brock-McVey Co.; C.C. Dickson Co.; Crescent Parts & Equipment; Dennis Co.; Dennis Supply Co.; Duncan Supply Co.; Ed’s Supply Co. of Chattanooga; Ed’s Supply Co. of Little Rock; Ed’s Supply Co. of Nashville; Gustave A. Larson Co.; G.W. Berkheimer Co.; Hoffman Supply; Illco; Johnstone Supply of Atlanta; Johnstone Supply of Pittsburgh; Johnstone Supply of South Bend; Key Refrigeration Supply; Makdad Industrial Supply Co.; Meier Supply; Midwest Refrigeration Supply Co.; Progress Supply; R&E Supply; Refrigeration Sales Corp.; Refrigeration Supplies Distributor; Rogers Supply Co.; Sid Harvey; S.W.H. Supply Co.; United Refrigeration; Wayne Dennis Supply; Wittichen Supply Co.; Young Supply Co.

Ihrie Supply Thanks Customers

Morehead, NC-based wholesalerIhrie Supply Co.hosted about 200 customers at each of its Customer Appreciation Days at its Morehead City and New Bern locations in November. Among the 20 participating vendors were Zoeller Pumps, JASON International, Grey Metal South, Moen, Barclay Products, Elkay, Rheem, Mueller, Continental, Grundfos and InSinkErator.

Niagara Honors The Roemer Agency

Niagara Conservationnamed The Roemer Agency (Mansfield, TX) its 2010 Rep of the Year. Pictured (L-R): Paul Kwiat, director of wholesale business, Niagara Conservation; Jim Roemer, president, and Michael Roemer, vice president of The Roemer Agency; and Matt Voorhees, national accounts manager, Niagara Conservation.