Distributor Specific Magazine Crosses Publication Platforms
October 3, 2011
For years distributors have combed the pages of HVAC contractor magazines, gleaning information that is timely and relevant to their sector of the industry. In Jan. 2012, the gleaning is over with the launch of Distribution Center (DC).
If we look too far back, we could say that the greatest innovations in HVACR wholesale-distribution came from something as big as the end of World War II. We decided to look back a more reasonable 20 years.
This has been a pretty quiet year in the HVAC distribution business, at least according to the latest survey information from the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI).
BNP Media, the publishers of The NEWS and the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) have entered into an agreement to launch a new publication. This bimonthly magazine will cover every aspect of HARDI and the HVACR distribution community and will be the official publication of HARDI.
What started out as a lack of space has turned into a pot of gold for one HVAC contractor. For Wesley Holm of Thompson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling of Cincinnati, the realization that his building was too small was the beginning of the end of keeping a large cache of parts and equipment in his physical inventory. And he couldn’t be happier.
Comfort Supply, a wholesale distributor of Ruud HVAC products, opened a fifth location in Knoxville. The 14,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom at 608 Business Park Lane opened for business in April. Comfort Supply has stores in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Cookeville, and Clarksville.
Venstar®, a thermostat and energy management systems supplier, expanded Canadian availability of its HVAC systems, including its thermostats and accessories, in an exclusive distribution agreement with Trane Canada Co.
Industrial Controls Distributors LLC released a new sourcebook for its customers in the Southeast region. The 1,200-page full-color catalog features over 100,000 control products in diverse areas such as industrial instrumentation, process controls, HVAC controls, and industrial valves.