Gradual economic improvement was reported by Morris Cregger, principal at Cregger Co. (Columbia, SC) and president of buying group WIT & Co. Among those WIT honored: Goodin Co. (Minneapolis), 2010 Purchasing Award; a Vendor Service Award to ThermaSol; Supply House Times’ 2010 Wholesaler of the Year Rampart Supply (Colorado Springs, CO); Plumbing Distributors Inc. (PDI) of Lawrenceville, GA, a Supply House Times’ 2010 Showroom of the Year; plus 26 distributors that achieved sales growth of $1 million or more in 2010, and the Top 20 volume generators (including Cregger, PDI and Rampart).
New members Colt Plumbing Specialties (Mechanicsburg, PA); MWI Plumbing Wholesale (Oceanside, CA); and Hydrologic Distribution Co. (Pinellas Park, FL) were welcomed. Former Castle Supply owners Joe White and Bob Cardwell lead Hydrologic with Chris Lynch.
Pictured in the group photo here (top right) at the 2011 WIT distributor/vendor conference in Dallas are (L-R, back row): Paul Pitz and David Perry of Perry Supply Co. (Albuquerque, NM); and Tom McDermott of A.I. McDermott (Oshkosh, WI); (L-R, front row): Loreen Perry, Perry Supply; Rod Essig, Carr Supply (Columbus, OH); new WIT member Bob Shaw, Colt Plumbing Specialties (Mechanicsburg, PA); and Richard Fager, R.F. Fager Co. (Camp Hill, PA). Carr and R.F. Fager were honored for $1 million+ sales growth and as Top 20 volume generators in 2010.
Pictured here (left): Larry Berman (L) of Ace Plumbing Heating & Electrical Supplies (Vineland, NJ) met with Justin Freedman of General Plumbing Supply (Edison, NJ).
Pictured here (right): Gary Schmidt (L) of Schmidt’s Wholesale (Monticello, NY) was thanked for serving as chairman of the Insurance Committtee by Morris Cregger.
All photos by Pat Lenius.