DAYTON, Ohio — Winsupply Inc.has opened a new Winsupply company in Kansas City, Missouri. The new location will provide sheet metal supplies and HVAC equipment to contractors throughout the region.

Michael Crane, a 30-year veteran of the HVAC industry, will serve as president of the company. Crane and his team of five employees have more than 100 years of combined experience in sheet metal ducting and venting and HVAC equipment.

John Hicks is general manager and, like Crane, has more than 30 years of experience in HVAC. The third member of the ownership team is Michael Snyder, who boasts 20 years of industry experience. Crane, Hicks, and Snyder are equity investors in Winsupply of Kansas City, which allows them to take advantage of Winsupply’s co-ownership business model.

“Mike Crane leads perhaps one of the most experienced teams we’ve ever had in launching a new company,” said Roland Gordon, president and CEO, Winsupply Inc. “Crane and Hicks established their industry expertise as factory reps prior to joining Winsupply. Snyder produced an air filter for the HVAC industry in his prior work life. The three decided to invest in a new Winsupply location in north Kansas City that is underserved by a sheet metal distributor. They will be able to provide a one-stop solution for contractors needing both sheet metal ductwork supplies as well as air conditioning and heating equipment.

In the Winsupply co-ownership business model, local Winsupply companies have the autonomy and flexibility to decide how best to meet the needs of their customers. As majority equity owner, Winsupply Inc. provides each local company with national buying power, supply chain logistics, and centralized support, which allows the local company to focus on its customers, markets and products.

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Publication date: 10/16/17