Harold Armstrong Inducted Into PVF Hall of Fame: Join us as we celebrate Harold Armstrong of Armstrong/Weatherly Associates, a manufacturers’ representative based in Houston, for his integrity, honor and service in the PVF industry - as the 2020 recipient of The Wholesaler Magazine’s PVF Hall of Fame award. Read how Armstrong started, and how he generously gives back to the industry he loves.
Amid this global pandemic, manufacturers of all shapes and strides find themselves adjusting and adapting to changing times. For the boiler industry, this is an especially critical time as the products and services that come from our manufacturers are not only essential, they are lifesaving.
In 2016, PHCPPros launched its first spotlight of women in the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping community. The spotlight launched just two years after one of the industry’s leading women’s events, now a dedicated affinity group, kicked off: American Supply Association’s (ASA) Women In Industry.
Amid continued uncertainty over the long-term impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, oil and gas prices, and the economy in general, Industrial Info Resources has tracked more than $55 billion worth of U.S. capital projects requiring pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) that were planned for completion in the first quarter of 2020.
Uncertainty continues to prevail in our industry as we enter the second month of quarter No. 2 of calendar year 2020. Our sector of the economy has, and continues to be, engulfed in a perfect storm of events.
In analyzing the savage impact of COVID-19 and its disruption to America’s economy, and peoples’ lives in general, one can’t help making comparisons with previous health disasters and their unexpected shakeup on normality in the United States and abroad.
My column for the next issue of the Wholesaler was complete and as they say “in the can” when the coronavirus hit. I elected to hit pause and regroup as the COVID-19 has provided an opportunity to reflect on leadership.