This year, The Collins Companies, an industrial PVF wholesale distribution company headquartered in the Northeast, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Under the direction of Paul Andruszkiewicz, President (left) and Brian Tuohey, CEO (right), they lead the company by its core value — treating others like family.
In 1920, T.J. Collins opened the doors to Collins Plumbing Supply in Holyoke, Mass. He previously spent 14 years as a manager of another well-established wholesale distribution company out of the Northeast, where he saw an opportunity to strike out on his own and focus strictly on plumbing products.
When Wilson Teachey met Nancy Hubbard, he knew there was something special about this girl. So to spend more time with her and get to know her family, Wilson moved to Fayetteville, N.C., in 1994 and took a summer job working for her father at Hubbard Pipe & Supply.
In a matter of months, the retail landscape has changed. People are shopping differently and will be for months to come. Line-ups, hand-wash stations, social distancing, signs and new rules in every store — these are all things affecting how people shop during this pandemic.
The world has changed. What we are experiencing is called a critical selling event, which means consumers’ habits are in flux. Their routines are now disrupted, and there is no set pattern in how they buy.
“I want to thank the jury for recognizing Ulma’s unfair and deceptive practices that have gone on for years,” said James Coulas Jr., president of Weldbend. “American companies like Weldbend and Boltex can compete with anyone in the world on a fair and level playing field.”
When Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion aid package, historians were astounded that such an unbelievable addition to an already $20 trillion debt would be acceptable to all Americans without a murmur.