John McNally 2013-09-11 03:25:16
Ferguson donates food to nonprofit organizations More than 225 Ferguson Enterprises branch locations took part in the company’s nationwide “60 Days of Caring” program, donating almost 20,000 lb. Of food to 101 different nonprofit organizations in the U.S. These organizations included food banks, youth development programs and animal shelters. The 60-day drive was held in conjunction with Ferguson’s 60th anniversary celebration and its mission to enhance the communities where employees reside and work. “Being a good community partner and giving back to the communities where we live and work is an important part of what we do at Ferguson. It’s ingrained in our fabric,” CEO Frank Roach said. “I am personally proud and grateful for each and every one of our associates and the contributions they make to our company and communities.” Some highlights from the “60 Days of Caring” campaign: Employees at the Richland, Wash., distribution center donated 6,000 lb. Of food to the Tri-Cities Food Bank — the largest donation made by any Ferguson location. Ferguson Parts & Packing in City of Industry, Calif, collected more than 2,000 lb. Of supplies that were donated to Families Forward. This group helps families in financial trouble. At its corporate headquarters in Newport News, Va., and its nearby nine branches, more than 2,000 lb. Of food was donated to food banks and animal shelters. Fenway Park restrooms get new look thanks to F.W. Webb Fans with kids who returned to historic Fenway Park in Boston after July’s Major League Baseball All-Star break were treated to a surprise. As part of the extension of its partnership with the Boston Red Sox, New England-based distributor F.W. Webb supplied products from its Frank Webb’s Bath Center for the renovation of the family restrooms in the stadium. Three family restrooms were updated with high-efficiency toilets and hands-free faucets from TOTO. The atmosphere also was enhanced with framed photos of families at Fenway and plaques with the saying “This Restroom Was Designed for Your Family by Frank Webb’s Bath Center.” “The family restroom renovations provide easy access to the facilities for families of young children as well as physically challenged individuals,” F.W. Webb President Jeff Pope said. “These renovations will not only add to the comfort and aesthetics of the family restroom, but the fixtures also will help conserve water, reduce energy use and provide a cleaner and more sanitary bathroom for fans through hands-free operation. As a family-oriented company, we’re pleased to be involved with Fenway Park in this unique way.” Frank Webb’s Bath Center is the retail division of F.W. Webb, which has been the Red Sox’s official distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial supplies since 2006. SPANNING THE INDUSTRY Birmingham, Ala.-based PVF and plumbing products distributor American Pipe & Supply announced the promotion of Michael Hays to sales manager of the Birmingham branch. Hays started with American Pipe in 2002 as an outside salesman. As an outside sales representative, Hays brought on many new accounts while retaining and expanding existing customers. BrassCraft hired Wade Long as the company’s sales manager for the Southern region. Long is an industry veteran with 21 years of experience. American Standard has developed a partnership with shower pan manufacturer Tile Redi to be the marketer of Tile Redi’s full line of shower products in the U.S. and Mexico. Tile Redi one-piece shower pans are leakproof and tileable and are offered in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Globe Union, the parent company of Gerber Plumbing Fixtures and Danze, hired Debbie Banaszak as a brand manager for both Gerber and Danze. Victoria + Albert appointed Eric Phelps to vice president of sales for North America.
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