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Delta Distributors is proud to announce that Porter Pipe & Supply, Addison, Ill., has joined the national PVF buying group effective July 1.
Phil Knipper, Delta’s president, states that Porter Pipe is an ideal member for its group since they stock a large product line of PVF industrial and mechanical products.
Jim Porter, CEO, said that Porter will not only fit Delta’s PVF product line requirements, but more importantly their business culture will synchronize with current Delta members. Bud Porter, president, said Delta’s approach to vendor relationships is as important as Porter’s approach to customer relationships. “We look to really partner with our vendors,” Bud added, “and know that the best business performance comes from true partnerships.”
Delta Distributors is the only exclusive national PVF buying group that concentrates on PVF products throughout America. A Delta board executive, states that Porter Pipe brings great value to Delta since the privately held Porter Pipe led by family partners, have a long-standing PVF heritage.
Ralph Porter, a hydronic engineer and father of eight, decided to risk everything in the face of national 1976 economic struggles, and invest in the dream of starting his own company at the age of 50. Jim, his oldest son, accompanied his father in 1976 that occupied one truck and an 8,000 square foot building.
In addition to carbon PVF, Porter’s product offering has been expanded to include cast iron soil product, stainless PVF, gauges and instrumentation, hangers and strut, hydronics, plastic PVF and related products. Porter Pipe also provides piping end-preparation services and specializes in skidding, crating and value-added packaging delivery services. The company is also a recognized long time member of ASA and IPD.
Porter represents major U.S. manufacturers of steel, iron, copper, and PVC products, Porter Pipe services growth in the construction of schools and universities, hospitals, hotels, industrial, and power plants. Its primary service area is the greater Chicago market and Northern Indiana; however, they have supplied material to international and national locations when requested by their customers.
Nick Porter, chief operating officer, said they are excited to be part of the Delta Distributors relationship: “This move really fits our business well. We were very intentional about joining Delta. We see it as the right fit to help us better pursue our company purpose, and we’re looking forward to bringing more value to our business, to our customers, and the group overall.”
Delta is the formation of individual wholesalers getting together since the early 1980s, and eventually became The Pinnacle Group and then formed a member LLC partnership in 1997. The primary objective of Delta is to jointly support buying programs that mutually benefit all the members when possible.
For more information about Delta or inquiries about potential membership, contact Phil Knipper, Delta Distributors LLC, 4397 Mount Laurel Circle, Norcross, GA 30093. Telephone: (770) 757-5585 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Website link: www.deltadistributors.com