In 1920, three gentlemen from Chicago melded their desire to create quality butler sinks with exceptional customer service and experience. Elkay Manufacturing was formed, and the family-owned and operated company, based out of Downers Grove, Illinois, has branched out from its formative days. Pictured above are founders Leopold and Louis Katz, 4th and 5th from left. The company is on the eve of celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Throughout its 40 years, Ameripipe has made those factors hallmarks of its business, and has built a reputation for best-in-class products, superior customer service and highly skilled pipe fabrication.
Established in 1976, Porter Pipe, a family-owned and operated wholesale distributor based in Addison, IL, serves commercial and industrial mechanical, plumbing and manufacturing markets throughout the Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Indianapolis, Rockford, Southern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa markets.
To help the industry understand millennials’ interests and needs, recruit future professionals, and build camaraderie across age groups, PHCPPros introduces its inaugural “PHCP Millennials On The Move” series!
This year, the American Supply Association (ASA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Its president, Steve Cook, CEO of Northeastern Supply, has led the association through its banner year — at a grueling pace.
Chicago, 1920. The city, having spent many years rebuilding itself from the devastating Chicago Fire in the late 1800s, was on a path to branding itself a major metropolis. There was a surge in residential and commercial construction, and many companies took part in this massive growth opportunity.
Two key ingredients separate market leaders from their increasingly commoditized counterparts. You may succeed but will never reach your full potential if you’re missing either of these. And if you’re able to meld the two together, you can multiply your success infinitely.
Smart design never goes out of style. In our industry, “smart” design encompasses good looks and durability as well as innovative products that offer solutions and keep customers engaged and interested. Accessibility is a key component in any design as changing demographics promote a growing interest in products that meet universal design standards.
During the 2007-2012 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve bought U.S. Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities to uplift the economy. With the economy growing steadily and the Federal Reserve riding an all-time high reserve, one might think the opposite would be the case.
The company has launched its new F1960 PEX-a Potable Water Expansion System featuring PureLink Plus PEX-a tubing, high performance polymer (HPP) fittings and multiport tees, no lead (Eco)brass fittings, and PEX-a expansion rings.