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Rheem Opens a New Prostock Store with Hughes Supply

McDONOUGH, Ga. — Rheem distributor Hughes Supply has opened a new Prostock location 30 miles south of Atlanta in McDonough, Ga. Hughes Supply provides residential, commercial, light industrial, institutional, and government plumbing supplies, as well as a complete line of commercial and residential HVAC supplies.

The McDonough Prostock location represents the first time that Rheem and Hughes Supply have collaborated to open a Prostock storefront. Rheem and Hughes Supply are already in the process of converting another store in Georgia into its next Prostock location. Hughes Supply owns more than 75 stores throughout 12 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

“Hughes Supply has embraced the Prostock model, and we couldn’t be happier to work with the company to open its first store in McDonough, Ga.,” said Don Harter, vice president and general manager of Rheem Sales Company. “The Prostock format will help Hughes Supply present a bright, well-organized storefront that can meet the needs of local contractors. We look forward to partnering with Hughes Supply to convert even more Atlanta-area locations into Prostock stores.”

Prostock stores offer replacement parts directly from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Rheem, as well as aftermarket parts and supplies for professionals that install, maintain, and service HVAC and water heating equipment. Rheem is one of the few manufacturers in the country offering a retail presence to meet the needs of HVAC and plumbing contractors.

“Hughes Supply’s McDonough store is our first Prostock location, and we’re pleased with the highly visual and engaging nature of the store,” said Dennis Williams, southeast HVAC business manager for Hughes Supply. “Prostock’s retail format is going to be an integral part of our Atlanta-area development plans, and we’re looking forward to unveiling additional Prostock locations in the coming months.”

The McDonough store is located at 120 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, and it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.hughessupply.com.

Publication date: 6/25/2012

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