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In July, manufacturers, firms reps, vendors and distributors will have the chance to network around the pool or on the golf course during the 89th...more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure projects....more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure projects....more...

Trends may come and go, but great design is in perpetual demand.  This is especially true in the luxury bath industry where exceptional design is...more...

A recession is technically defined as two consecutive quarters of zero to negative GDP growth.   Therefore, in the "ancient" financial history of 2008, it was...more...

Once upon a time I believed that the best approach for a showroom was to add more variety.     My thought process for my...more...

Bear in mind that in spite of the fact that many of your closest suppliers probably have actual lead times of 3 to 10 days,...more...

We think the simple strategy of wholesaling that we have espoused for decades is continuing to evolve.  As a reminder, it is, “Become the primary...more...

“I’ve always been somebody who wanted to be successful in life and do the best that I can do,” says Mary Phelps, strategic accounts manager,...more...

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source of...more...

As we were watching a news story on the massively popular basketball tournaments that are played in March, the story mentioned that the expected losses...more...

I want to share something very personal with you, and I hope in the end we are both better off for it.  Our industry, like...more...

﷯The major issues with e-commerce, when it comes to distribution, are easy enough to identify.  ﷯Our 2016 research on distributor online efforts clearly points to...more...

Inventory is the largest financial asset in a wholesale distribution company.  For most organizations, it represents at least 75 percent of the cash in company....more...

I attended my first American Supply Association (ASA) Women in Industry Conference this past week, and it was definitely all I hoped it would be....more...

A couple of years ago, George Williams, 34, senior inspector/plans examiner at West Coast Code Consultants Inc. in West Jordan, Utah, was curious why he...more...

Last month Rich presented a webinar on optimizing use of your ERP system along with Mark Jensen from Epicor.  The point of the presentation is...more...

Just in time for spring, the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year has arrived on the design scene ready to inspire and invigorate exciting new...more...

Jeremy Friedman is the VP of sales and distribution at Brecco Corp.  We spoke to him to get his thoughts on the industry, his role...more...

If your company has growth aspirations, then a modern design of your distribution center and/or warehouses requires that you enable “speed-of-flow” to obtain increased order...more...