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Jan. 27, 2015: HARDI Distributors Report 9.4 Percent Revenue Increase in November

Annualized Growth Through November Is Now 6.9 Percent

Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased 9.4 percent in November 2014.


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What’s Your Online Biography Really Saying About You?

Share Your Accomplishments but Don't Stretch the Truth

The Internet has made it easy to craft and manage a personal brand. If you want to show up high in search engine results when someone looks for you online, a professional biography is fast becoming a requirement for today’s business executive.


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Oct. 2, 2014: University of Industrial Distribution Changes Name

A New UID Logo and Message — ‘Educating the Supply Chain’— Has Been Created to Reflect the New Name

The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), an educational program focused on serving the wholesale distribution industry, announced that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations.


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The Department of Labor’s Focus on Supply Chains

How to Avoid Safety and Legal Compliance Problems

The Obama Administration and its union and academic supporters dislike some of the methods by which manufacturers and distributors manage the supply chain. The Administration distrusts the shift of “non-core functions” from large manufacturers to specialized companies and more closely scrutinizes supply chains.


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July 14, 2014: Watsco Increases Ownership in Joint Venture with Carrier

Additional $90 Million Cash Investment Builds on Successful Partnership

Watsco Inc. announced that it has acquired an additional 10 percent ownership interest in Carrier Enterprise LLC, a joint venture with Carrier Corp. The transaction raises Watsco’s ownership stake to 80 percent. The additional $90 million investment in the business was paid in cash.


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How to Find Supply Chain Talent

Organizational leaders need to quickly start asking themselves one simple question, “Where do we find a supply of good talent?” 


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Branding Lessons from Harley-Davidson’s Turnaround

Clyde Fessler Shares Tips for Rebuilding a Brand

Whether drawn from experience, knowledge, or the news, brands often leave impressions that are difficult to overcome. Some are positive, others negative, but either way there is something there with the ability to evoke a customer response.


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Feb. 6, 2014: WinWholesale Opens Tulsa Winair

New Winair Serves Metro Area and Beyond

WinWholesale Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors, has opened Tulsa Winair to provide HVAC equipment and supplies to contractors in a 50-mile radius of the Tulsa, Okla., metropolitan area.


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Developing Programs to Improve Supply Chain

HARDI Details Top Efforts to Measure Distribution Functions

Each program address a specific sector of HVAC distribution in an attempt to define challenges, discover solutions to these challenges, and explore practical applications of the solutions in order to improve distribution business performance. 


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Counterperson Certification Benefits Distributors, Contractors

Program Provides Fundamental HVAC and Soft Skills

Most distributors would agree that part and product information is a necessity for their counter employees; but distributors are also finding that contractors need consultants who can not only sell parts, but who can also provide a bevy of relevant information. 


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