Trade Service and Omni join forces Trade Service and Omni Corporate Services recently announced they have formed a strategic partnership to offer quality product and pricing content to Omni member wholesalers. Trade Service products enable distributors to efficiently update their pricing and product information, effectively merchandise non-stock items, power Web-based storefronts with attributed content and enhance overall enterprise system performance. “Omni members will be introduced to a proven method of greater business efficiency,” said Tod Moore, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Trade Service. “Our services are designed to help distributors increase sales, improve customer service and generally accomplish more using less labor.” ROHL omission ROHL was inadvertently omitted from the Supply House Times 2013 B.I.G. Book published in the December 2012 issue. ROHL has been a manufacturer of luxury faucets, sinks and fixtures since 1983. The Irvine, Calif.-based company’s website is www.rohlhome.com and the company can be reached at 800/777-9787. Supply House Times is sorry for the omission Builders’ Show, KBIS to co-locate in 2014 Beginning in February 2014, the International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will co-locate in Las Vegas, according to a Jan. 22 announcement from the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, creating Design and Construction Week, one of the world’s largest gatherings focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes. “This new format allows exhibitors to reach a full range of design and construction professionals who buy, specify and influence the products that go into American homes,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. The new event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014 with each show occupying a separate hall of the convention center. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. Design and Construction Week 2014 is expected to draw more than 75,000 specifiers, builders, dealers and suppliers and 2,000 exhibiting brands. Morrison Supply acquires Express Pipe & Supply Morrison Supply, ranked 13th in the 2012 Supply House Times Premier 125 rankings released last May, recently acquired Santa Monica, Calif.-based Express Pipe & Supply. This is Morrison Supply’s first acquisition of a company in the Southern California market, which the company said is rebounding in the residential and commercial construction market. Express Pipe & Supply is the third-largest plumbing supply company in Southern California with 12 branches. Express, which will continue to operate under its existing name, targets residential plumbing sales. “The large Southern California market is an important strategic opportunity for Morrison, and Express Pipe & Supply is a clear leader in the area for all-around product offering and customer service,” Morrison CEO Chip Hornsby said. Mannheimer named Chairman for Blackman Plumbing Supply Bayport, N.Y.-based Blackman Plumbing Supply recently announced President and COO Robert Mannheimer was elected as chairman of the board for the plumbing and heating supplier. Mannheimer, who has been Blackman’s president and CEO since 2008, succeeds the late Richard Blackman as chairman. He will work with the Blackman Board of Directors to make sure the company holds its place as an industry leader. Mannheimer has more than 20 years of experience at Blackman Central Plumbing Specialties names new showroom manager Central Plumbing Specialties hired Valerie Ezra as manager of its newest showroom currently under construction in Rockland County, N.Y. Ezra was the president of Yonkers, N.Y.-based All Baths International, which recently closed its doors after 39 years of operation. “Valerie’s vast knowledge of the lines and her relationships in the industry will be an incalculable addition to Central’s abilities,” said Howard Frankel, president of Central Plumbing Specialties and Grande Central Showrooms of New York.
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