Mike Miazga 2013-07-03 06:59:01
Liberty Pumps competes in running challenge Liberty Pumps entered a team of 46 employees in the annaul Rochester Chase Corporate Challenge road race. The 3. 5-mile race was held at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A total of 10,921 runners from 460 companies participated in the event with proceeds going to help the YMCA. Top finishers from Liberty were Andrew Fink in the men’s category (27:53) and Danielle “Dewey” Lovett in the women’s category (32:18). PRIER reopens shipping facility PRIER Products’ distribution center in Grandview, Mo., suffered a collapsed roof in February as a result of a massive overnight snowstorm that dumped more than 24 in. Of snow. Thanks to the help of key partners, PRIER signed a new lease, erected new shelving and racking, carefully extracted inventory from the collapse site and moved into a new warehouse — all within one week. Although the company still is dealing with issues from the collapse, operations are back to pre collapse service levels, with orders hipped within eight working hours (70% sameday ship) and a goal of 99-plus% complete. First Supply announces personnel moves La Crosse, Wis.-based First Supply named Prue Lotharius as its new corporate marketing manager. She will be responsible for marketing operations and succeeds Elliot Collier who retired at the end of March after more than 25 years at First Supply and more than 36 years in the industry. Lotharius has held a variety of marketing roles at Fortune 100 companies. The company also recently announced the hiring of Stephen Terrill as the new director of purchasing. Terrill will be responsbile for purchasing operations for the entire company.He succeeds Mike Broadway, who assumed the role of director of operations. Frank Webb’s Bath Center opens New Hampshire showroom Frank Webb’s Bath Center recently announced the opening of a new showroom in Dover, N.H. The new retail showroom offers customers a wide array of bath, kitchen and lighting products, as well as consultants to help homeowners with remodeling or building projects from start to finish. The showroom features a broad range of bathroom and kitchen displays and carries premium products lines from such brands as TOTO, Hansgrohe, Wet Style and American Standard. A wall of fully functioning showerheads and faucets allows customers to experience and evaluate water flow before making a purchase. The new showroom is located at 218 Knox Marsh Road in Dover. Grundfos to move North American headquarters to Chicago area Demark-based water pump manufacturer Grundfos broke ground in April on the site of its new North American headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., a Chicago suburb.Grundfos North America is currently headquartered in Olathe, Kan. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully joined Grundfos executives Soren Sorensen and Jes Munk Hansen in ceremoniously initiating construction on the office by knocking down a wall in the existing space. Grundfos chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.
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