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WinWholesale opens new Bismarck facility Contractors within a 150-mile radius of the capital of North Dakota have a new wholesale facility to fit their needs. With Bismarck Winnelson, the WinWholesale group opened its fourth location in North Dakota. The others are in Grand Forks, Fargo and Minot.Bismarck Winnelson will provide products - such as American Standard, A.O. Smith, Viega, Zoeller and Allied - for the plumbing, HVAC, utility waterworks and septic and sewer industries. Longtime WinWholesale employee Greg Burr was named the Bismarck Winnelson president. Burr helped open Minot Winnelson in the fall and was president for 16 years of Queen City Winnelson in Springfield, Mo. "I'm confident Greg's customers also will be delighted with the products and pleasant, personalized customer service from his company," WinWholesale COO Monte Salsman said. Taco dedicates Innovation and Development Center Taco dedicated its new Innovation and Development Center Aug. 1, a little more than one year after it broke ground on the project designed to secure its future in Rhode Island and enhance its competitiveness.President and CEO John Hazen White Jr. Was joined at the event by about 150 industry guests including manufacturers reps, trade media and contractors. The center consists of a 24,037-sq.-ft. addition to the current building and represents the centerpiece of the company's master infrastructure plan. The facility is a state-of-the-art learning and training environment, complete with new classroom spaces, conference rooms, a business center and functional labs for testing and teaching. Other displays throughout the center include HVAC equipment and systems that offer comfort, efficiency and sustainability. The products and systems are visible throughout the facility, forming "living laboratories" that allow for close-up viewing, hands-on learning and teaching. "The new Taco Innovation and Development Center is a wonderful showcase for our industry, where members of our professional community will learn about the latest technology and applications our industry has to offer," White said. "It's also an enriching environment where Taco employees will continue to increase their knowledge and enhance their personal and professional lives through training and education classes and programs." PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Massachusetts-based United Pipe & Steel Corp. hired John Nicholson as an outside sales representative for the Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and western Iowa territories. Plumbing and PVF supplier Cooney Brothers President and CEO Marion Cooney Valaro recently retired. Vice President of Sales Gerry Cooney was elected to succeed Valaro. Hansgrohe hired 20-year industry veteran Jason McNeely as a sales training manager and Jen Bruno as a national sales manager. Superior Radiant Products appointed Timothy Seel as its U.S. sales manager of engineered products. FOR THE RECORD ACQUISITIONS... Garden City, N.Y.-based Long Island Pipe Supply acquired the assets of fire sprinkler fabricator and supplier Gem Fabrication from ATKORE International. NEW FACILITIES... The Granite Group moved its Worcester, Mass., wholesale operations to a new 25,000-sq.-ft. location on Boylston St. in Boston. Aluminum heat exchanger manufacturer Alcoil completed a move to its new 33,000-sq.-ft., facility in York, Pa. HVACR master distributor Neuco finished expansion on its 18,000-sq.-ft. multi-use structure connected to the company’s existing building in the Chicagoland area. AWARDS... Flexible metallic products manufacturer Omega Flex was honored as vendor of the year by N.B. Handy Co.’s HVAC division. The award is given to the supplier who receives the highest aggregate score from 20 categories, including growth, lead times and fill rates. OBITUARY Manufacturers Standardization Society President Thomas J. Hannafin, 71, died Aug. 2.
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