Distributor Center

Midwest Wholesaler Exemplifies Market Center Distribution

December 10, 2007
HVACR wholesalers who look to gain an edge on their competitors are often utilizing a business model without even knowing its name or purpose. Market Center Distribution (MCD) is a business model developed by the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) several years ago.
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Distribution Webinar Emphasizes Processes, Measuring Implemenations

November 12, 2007
Industrial Distribution surveyed over 500 distributors and found that a vast majority of distributorships are family owned, selling solutions is as important as selling products, and charging for services is imperative.
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Meier Supply Presents Awards

November 12, 2007
Meier Supply Co. Inc. held its 17th Annual Customer Golf Tournament and dinner at Conklin Players Club. The tournament hosted 130 players consisting of customers, vendors, and employees. Beyond golf, multiple awards were presented.
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NAW Preps National Meeting

November 12, 2007
The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is hosting its executive summit, “What The Very Best Distributors Do,” Jan. 29-31, 2008, in Washington, D.C.  “This year’s executive summit will be the most interactive meeting we’ve ever convened,” said the association.
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New Branches Open in Tennessee

November 12, 2007
Modern Supply Co. opened its newest branch in Crossville, Tenn. Shane Graham, a five year Modern employee, was named branch manager of the company’s eighth location. The Noland Co. has also opened a new HVAC distribution location in Tennessee.
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CGNA Hosts Meeting

November 12, 2007
Controls Group North America (CGNA) hosted its annual Fall Members Meeting in mid-September at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. Beginning with the CGNA board of directors meeting, the two-day conference brought together over 40 distributor members to address specific business issues.
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ABB Hosts Sea of Red

November 12, 2007
ABB hosted 200 representatives at the downtown Hilton in Milwaukee, for its National Sales Meeting. The event included multiple meetings and a factory tour of ABB.
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Heatcraft Introduces Stocking Program

October 15, 2007
Responding to customer needs, Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (HRP), introduced its first 10-25 hp condensing unit stocking program. The stocking program includes seven low- and medium-temperature condensing units.
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Knaack Replacements Hit the Shelves

October 15, 2007
Knaack LLC made its factory-authorized Knaack® and Weather Guard® replacement parts available for customers at multiple distribution centers. The products are packaged in easy-to-read containers, providing a clear indication as to the product model and generation that each replacement part fits.
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HD Supply Deal Revised

October 15, 2007
The Home Depot® has amended the purchase and sale agreement for HD Supply to an acquisition corporation formed by affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The terms of the purchase and sale agreement were amended to reflect an $8.5 billion purchase price.
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