Mike Miazga 2013-01-09 12:03:39
Morris Beschloss joins Supply House Times PVF analyst to contribute to multiple BNP Media and ASA platforms. Veteran industry analyst and writer Morris Beschloss has joined Supply House Times as the magazine's industrial PVF columnist. Beschloss, whose association with the magazine dates back to its infancy under founder Charlie Horton, debuts his "Beschloss Perspective" column on Page 52. As part of his partnership with Supply House Times parent company BNP Media, Beschloss will contribute to all BNP Media Plumbing Group publications and their associated e-media properties. His writings also will appear in the January issues of Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer and will frequently be featured in PVF e-news, Supply House Times' bi-weekly e-newsletter covering the industrial pipe, valves and fittings market. Additionally, BNP Media is creating a dedicated "Beschloss Perspective" website that will provide an additional digital outlet for Beschloss' long-running newsletter bearing the same name. The website will debut in 2013. "Morrie Beschloss' knowledge and expertise further strengthens Supply House Times' and the BNP Media Plumbing Group's roster of industry-leading columnists," Supply House Times Editor Mike Miazga said. "We look forward to bringing Morrie's insights to our readers through our various print and e-media platforms." Plumbing Group Publisher Bob Miodonski added: "I've known Morrie Beschloss for 20 years.Safe to say, no one knows the PVF industry better - or cares about it more - than Morrie does." Through a broader agreement with Supply House Times partner American Supply Association, Beschloss joins the association as its industry analyst. Supply House Times is the official publication of ASA. Beschloss, a recent recipient of ASA's Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award, will provide analysis to ASA senior staff and volunteer leaders of the association's Industrial Piping Division on PVF trends in key segments such as energy, chemical and industrial markets. His vast array of knowledge in these areas will assist the association in the continued development of its ongoing strategic planning to best position ASA members for long-term success. He will become a principal author to the association's PVF Outlook publication and will be featured in ASA Insights, the association's weekly e-newsletter. "We are excited about Morrie agreeing to join us and our association's official publication. His vast knowledge and insight of the forces that impact the PVF markets will greatly assist our members to navigate the future," ASA Executive Vice President Michael Adelizzi said. "We believe this new direction will vastly expand the availability of Morrie's expertise not only throughout industry circles, but also to the 20,000 industry customers who now receive our quarterly PVF Outlook publication." HARDI, Affiliated Distributors report strong sales growth Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International reported an 11.6% increase in HVAC distributor sales for October 2012. The larger increase was widespread with six of seven regions reporting growth for the month after a 4.7% decline in September. The west and southwest showed the healthiest sales and mid-teens growth was reported in the central and southeast. Hurricane Sandy did influence sales in the Middle Atlantic states. HARDI said November's report "will likely reflect the dark shadow of Hurricane Sandy." Affiliated Distributors affiliate sales grew 8% in the first three quarters of 2012 and totaled $18.3 billion. Throughout the first nine months of 2012, AD members hired 1,772 new employees. In 2011, AD members hired 2,250 new employees. AD's Plumbing and PVF sales grew 9% on a same-store basis from $4.24 billion to $4.61 billion. AD's HVAC sales grew 8% on a same-store basis from $2.54 billion to $2.75 billion. "Once again, AD independents continue to take market share in each of our industries," AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg said. Texas convenience store named America's Best Restroom The Buc-ee's convenience store in New Braunfels, Texas is the winner of Cintas' 2012 America's Best Restroom contest."Buc-ee's brand of convenience stores knows first-hand that clean bathrooms mean big business," Cintas Market Development Representative Gary Gonzaba said at a media event held at Buc-ee's. Buc-ee's, which features 83 toilets, defeated nine other public restrooms throughout the country in an online vote. The Liberty Market in Arizona finished in second place, while the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago was third. The Hollywood Bowl in California was fourth. WinWholesale opens two new locations WinWholesale - ranked sixth in Supply House Times' 2012 Premier 125 rankings - expanded its reach with the November openings of a Winsupply in Lynchburg, Va., and a Winwater Works in Orlando, Fla. Lynchburg Winsupply will serve the plumbing and industrial PVF contractors in the region. Lynchburg Win supply features American Standard products among others. Orlando Winwater Works will support the general, municipal and utility contractors in Central Florida with PVF, hydrants, brass and other products. Mueller valves and hydrants are among Winwater Works' product offerings. In other WinWholesale news, 30 customers and 30 company presidents took part in the third annual ProRewards customer incentive trip in early October in Las Vegas. Attendees were able to take laps around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the Richard Petty Driving Experience. "Participation in ProRewards has grown each year and it achieves what we had hoped - help our locations build stronger customer relationships and reward customers for doing business with us," WinWholesale Vice President of Marketing Steve Edwards said. Correction In a December 2012 story about upcoming no-lead law, Supply House Times misidentified American Valve as American Pipe. Supply House Times regrets the error. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Dakota Supply Group named Dan Miller chief operations officer and appointed Mike Tupa as Its chief segment officer. Tim Jensen also was hired as branch manager of the Sioux Falls, S.D. branch. Worthington Cylinders hired Matt Whitley as a national wholesale account manager for its wholesale plumbing/HVAC team. B. J. Terroni Co. Named Lou Gammiso as its operations manager of two locations In Bensalem Township, Pa. The company also hired Joe Beswick and Tony Matero as outside salesmen.
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