PHILADELPHIA — Snappy, a leading supplier of galvanized pipe and fittings for the residential HVAC industry, announced that it is consolidating and upgrading its capabilities at four strategic locations around the country. The move comes on the heels of the company’s January announcement regarding its expansion of customer services and the introduction of its Laser-Cut Safety Fittings™.

“Our strategic objectives were two fold,” said George Judd, CEO of Snappy. “First, consolidating our manufacturing and warehousing is enabling us to provide convenient single source points for our bundled Comfort Distribution Products™ — sheet metal, flex, grilles, registers, and diffusers. This is key to providing the highest quality products at competitive prices while delivering outstanding service. Second, we are rolling out the industry’s first Laser-Cut Safety Fittings™ that make for safer, faster installation with better fitting performance across the country.”

Snappy’s network locations now include Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Medina, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; and Powder Springs, Ga.

Tom Smid, president and COO, said the newly reconfigured Snappy locations are more strategic to its distributor network and to contractor installers. “We want to be able to assure our distributors that they can order all their Comfort Distribution Products and have them arrive on-time in a single shipment at a job site,” he said. “One way the company is achieving its new bundling initiative is via an enhanced ordering system. Our technology now converts orders into precise cutting lists sent directly to the laser cutters. The advanced system also prioritizes the parts to be cut for easy, space saving consolidation for compact shipping and job site delivery.”

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Publication date: 4/14/2014

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