The June issue of Supply House Times is our annual manufacturers rep spotlight issue. Congratulations to Kent-Washington-based Hollabaugh Brothers & Associates for being named the 2019 Supply House Times Manufacturers Representative of the Year. Also in June, coverage of ASA Women in Industry’s ELEVATE conference and industry icon Dave Yates joins BNP Media’s Plumbing & Mechanical Group.
Watts Vice President, Global Electronics and Water Quality Platforms Nick Ganzon likens the industry’s involvement in product connectivity in commercial settings, particularly premise plumbing systems in health-care facilities, to a baseball game.
Independent manufacturers rep agencies have become more important than ever as the conduit between manufacturers and local markets. They are the sales professionals, brand builders, products trainers, problem solvers and relationship caretakers that touch virtually every segment of the distribution channel.
First, a quick chronology: I started in the heating industry in 1970 because my father worked for a heating manufacturers rep and he told me this was the best business to be in if I never wanted to be out of work.
By definition, the ASA Women in Industry Division’s primary mission is to provide practical guidance, direction and education to help women in the PHCP/PVF industry reach their personal and professional goals.
I received a package within only weeks of starting as a trainee at Ferguson. Our branch operations manager dropped a stack of American Supply Association (ASA) training manuals onto my shipping workspace in the warehouse.
Anvil International (“Anvil”), a global designer, manufacturer and provider of high-quality products that connect and support piping systems, and Smith-Cooper International (“SCI”), a global designer and provider of branded, high-quality pipes, valves, and fittings, announced on April 26, they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge.
BNP Media’s Plumbing & Mechanical Group, which includes the industry-leading business-to-business brands Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times and PM Engineer, recently announced industry icon Dave Yates has joined the group’s all-star roster of columnists.
A.O. Smith’s CHP-120 is a commercial heat pump water heater for light commercial applications such as restaurants, schools, retail buildings, or any facility which would traditionally use a standard commercial electric water heater.
RectorSeal’s rooftop pipe support is a sturdy, easy-to-install system for presenting an organized, aesthetic alternative to wood blocks and other unprofessional jerry-rigged methods, the company points out.
Check out July issue of Supply House Times, features the unveiling of our 2019 Showroom of the Year award winner, plus guest columnist Jim Ambrose tackles the question of how to become a profitable branch manager. We also look at the latest distribution software trends and Robertson Heating Supply celebrates its 85th anniversary.