WinWholesale, which has 560 locations in 45 states, announced it registered low-teens growth during fiscal 2014. It also opened eight new companies and acquired Wyatt Irrigation and Carr Supply during the fiscal year.

“We had a fantastic year,” WinWholesale Vice President of Marketing Steve Edwards told Supply House Times. “It all starts with the people we have in the organization. They are hard-working. We also recruited a lot of good young people. We opened new locations and our recent acquisitions performed real well. To use the old cliché, we had all cylinders firing.”

Edwards said the company will keep an eye out for possible acquisitions going forward, but is focusing on making 2015 an equally stellar year.

“We will continue to stay exactly to our core philosophy of offering hard-working people the ability to own a piece of their own business,” he said. “We’ll provide back-office support and consulting services and allow the distributor to focus on customers and support the message of creating loyal and profitable customer relationships.”

In other company news, WinWholesale named Rick McCann vice president, supply chain and logistics, Sourcing Services and Matt Newcomer director of talent acquisition and succession planning. McCann previously worked at Exel, a global logistics division of Deutsche Post DHL. Newcomer most recently was at Dubois Chemicals in Cincinnati.