Steve Woodford, president of WCM Industries, was honored with the 2022 Golden Eagle Award by the Association of Independent Manufacturers’ (AIM/R) membership during a Gala celebration at the rep association’s 50th Annual Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado on Friday, October 14.
Bender, a plumbing supplies distributor with six locations across Connecticut, has taken giving people purpose straight to the heart. So much so that it’s not uncommon to see tears during their regular Purpose Meetings.
The survey showed that designers’ client pool continues to be mostly older, mainly Gen X and Boomers. However, there is a growing Millennial client base that is gaining momentum. In fact, 17 percent of respondents said they are designing more for this group than any other, nearly double what it was in 2020.
A common cause that supposedly exacerbates or even causes this back pain is commonly thought to be linked to cold weather. Individuals that currently suffer from pain in their lumbar area often state the conditions worsen in colder winter months.
Every industry is dealing with a pending “brain drain” and working hard to find new people to join their teams. Add in the challenges of appealing to a new generation of workers that have unique desires for their nascent careers, and you can be left with a daunting challenge.
ASA IPD membership offers, among other benefits, a forum to address the business and industry issues affecting your company and exclusive opportunities to interact with industrial and mechanical PVF distributors and suppliers from across the country.
Marketing’s value is often overlooked, but I think it’s safe to say it might be even more so in this industry. I’ve often attributed this to simple misconceptions or ignorance of marketing’s value in the industry. Perhaps the expensive nature of hiring marketing experts (whether it be in-house or outsourced) also adds to this, which would certainly not be unique to this industry.
Milwaukee launched the M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger. With the ability to rapid charge two batteries simultaneously, this new solution can charge six M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery packs in just three hours, so users can get back to work quicker.