Looks for companies that integrate seamlessly with its core businesses, described as “bolt-on” acquisitions
August 7, 2015
Ferguson, a major plumbing and HVACR distributor, announced that it continued its expansion with the acquisition of 13 companies in fiscal year 2015. The acquisitions were coast-to-coast encompassing multiple business types including HVAC and plumbing distributors, waterworks, and more.
It combines Nashville branch office and Southern Sales Division
June 18, 2015
Tencarva Machinery Co. LLC has announced a new Nashville branch office facility with state-of-the-art repair service center. The firm relocated its Nashville operations to 2937 Kraft Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, combining into one location its Nashville branch office and the Southern Sales Division.
A Valuable Reminder for Contractors and Wholesalers
April 6, 2015
Occasionally, people ask me to describe what it’s like to work in the HVAC industry. After a moment of reflection, I respond that it is a diverse industry with businesses large and small at the contractor level. I tell people many of those businesses are legacies, put together piece by piece, day by day, with the unyielding sacrifice of a family patriarch.
Wi-Fi is everywhere these days. Like digital technology in general, Wi-Fi gives us more freedom and power. But there are negatives associated with the positives; risks you should be aware of to reduce them.
Annualized Growth Through November Is Now 6.9 Percent
January 27, 2015
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.
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.
A New UID Logo and Message — ‘Educating the Supply Chain’— Has Been Created to Reflect the New Name
October 2, 2014
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.
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.