It’s a tough crowd of consumers out there. According to distributors, consumer behavior is leading to a drop-off in the replacement market, as well as a drop-off in the high-end market. Yet despite these worrisome trends, distributors are still seeing areas of growth and employing smart tactics to keep their businesses in good shape.
The annual conference of the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for a change in the organization’s leadership.
Blackman Plumbing Supply, a leading distributor of plumbing, heating, and cooling supplies, reported that the company’s 2011 Trade Show attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, who took advantage of special show pricing on a range of products on display in 117 booths from more than 60 vendors.
1st Source Servall has purchased the Appliance Parts Company of Louisiana (APCOLA ) and its eight stores throughout Louisiana (Alexandria, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Monroe, and Bossier City).
Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced North American HVACR average distributor sales for August 2011 were up 7.9 percent from the same month last year.