DJ Bath Plus, General Plumbing Supply’s new showroom space in San Francisco, stepped out of its comfort zone and entered into the high-end market with a focus to draw in designers. The company moved into a 6,000-square-foot location in September 2017 after completing a brand-new build-out in a 100-year-old building. Read about the road taken for its new venture, what they needed to incorporate into the showroom, and how this bold move brings new opportunities.
In February, it was announced that United Pipe & Steel (UPS) and Merifish Pipe & Supply (MPS) are combining under Merfish Pipe Holdings (MPH), an entity with majority ownership by One Equity Partners (OEP).
Toward the back of InSinkErator’s new gleaming steel-and-glass headquarters in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin is what must be the world’s quietest kitchen. There, visitors will spot an ordinary, everyday kitchen sink complete with backsplash inside what looks like a recording studio with baffled walls and ceiling.
In the decades of U.S. presidencies preceding the current White House occupant, a preoccupation with long-term climate change and cheap imports to win over the U.S. population’s multi-millions have increasingly shrunk America’s once globally dominant manufacturing sector.
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March 5, 2019
Throughout my advisory career, I have been blessed with becoming friends with some of the most interesting people in the distribution business. The perspectives I am exposed to are truly worth their weight in gold.
Capitalism is admittedly an imperfect system when judged by an absolute comparative criteria; that is, to a theoretical abstract. However, on a relative comparative criteria; that is, in relation to existing alternatives, it is the best game in town, or in effect, the best the world has to offer.
Fast forward to 2019 — skipping past the Pony Express, the telegraph, the land-line telephone and the teletype — and most of us have the fortune or misfortune of being able to receive messages from anywhere on earth in a matter of seconds.