Grainger plans to enhance service to Pittsburgh-area customers by investing in its local operations. As part of a multiyear expansion program, the company is adding new locations, expanding its existing facilities, and enhancing service through improved same-day availability.
The Heating, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) will be holding an intensive workshop for hydronics distributors in Hartford, Conn., before the start of the 2008 National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers’ (NAOHSMs’) Annual Convention.
The Rheem Manufacturing Co., Replacement Parts Department announced multiple openings of new Prostock distribution locations. Rheem and Ruud distributors have opened these facilities in an effort to enhance the customer’s shopping convenience and ease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Noland Co. has also opened a new HVAC distribution location in Tennessee.