Consolidated Supply Co.’s The Fixture Gallery named 2021 Showroom of the Year. 93-year-old Tigard, Oregon-based plumbing distributor, Consolidated Supply Co., was founded during tough times — in 1928 during The Great Depression.
According to data published by the United Nations Statistics Division, by 2019 China accounted for 28.7 percent of global manufacturing — more than 10% ahead of the U.S. Manufacturing products in the states comes with a set of challenges, but it also offers benefits for consumers and the U.S. economy.
During a webinar in late May, Dr. Kuehl gave his mid-year economic review, focusing on five key issues distributors should be monitoring: Inflation, consumer behavior, “normal” business, the global economy and market reaction.
According to Coherent Market Insights, the global tankless water heater market is estimated to account for $29.7 billion in terms of value by the end of 2027, witnessing a compound annual growth rate of 5.7% during the forecast period 2020-2027.
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 U.S. infrastructure report card graded the United States wastewater system a D+, and the nation’s drinking water system received a C-. Additionally, according to the CDC, more than 500,000 kids in the U.S. have elevated levels of lead in their blood.
The internet is just as accessible to a builder with an office one block from your showroom as it is for a builder hundreds of miles away. Popular e-commerce sites do not think of regional boundaries when they create business plans. These digital companies focus on market segments that can be located anywhere — anywhere the internet reaches.
So this fella comes up to me after a hot-water seminar and tells me about a problem he's having with this copper-fintube baseboard loop he installed in this big hall with a bunch of offices. "I can't get the end hot," he said.
ASA’s Building One Future platform provides critical free resources to member companies and their employees.
July 6, 2021
During my ASA update at lunch, I told attendees to pay close attention to the middle portion of what I had to say regarding our Building One Future initiative, which, of course, tackles the three critical issues of the labor shortage, keeping up to speed on trends and new technologies and how prepared/well-positioned a distributor might be for future growth.
Our economy was shut-down for a year, then rebooted with massive, blunt, stimulus and build-better funds. It will take months for the supply-and-demand for both products and labor to rebalance. And it’s no secret the country is facing major labor shortages.
Coburn Supply Co. announced the promotion of 4th generation family members, Patrick Maloney and Michael Maloney, to executive leadership positions. Don Maloney and A.J. Maloney will transition to chairman and vice chairman positions for the board.
After years of rigorous testing, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the use of MegaPress CuNi mechanically attached fittings in sizes 1/2-inches to 2-inches in surface combatants for a variety of systems, including chilled water, potable water, electronic freshwater cooling, seawater cooling, washdown countermeasures, drainage and many others.