"Our company strongly believes that the independent distributor plays a vital role in the HVACR supply chain, " said Nancy Hammer, Milwaukee Stove and Furnace Co. and Blue Hawk board chair. "There is strength in community and the democratically controlled purchasing co-op model provides tremendous efficiencies through working together versus individually."
The group also announced its 40th preferred vendor partner.
"One of our core values is that we view our vendors as allies and believe by helping our vendors succeed we help ourselves," said Rantala.
Blue Hawk's annual fall conference will be held Nov. 2-3 in Palm Desert, Calif. For more information, visit www.bluehawk.coop.
Publication date: 10/09/2006