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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

ARS, U.S. Filter, Poole & Kent Deals Are An Industry Turning Point

June 1, 2000
Large-scale acquisitions mark the transition to a phase of consolidation in which deal making gives way to performance.
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Contractors 2000 Introduces First Preferred Vendors

June 1, 2000
Contractors 2000 has become, in effect, a buying group.
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Deadline Nears For ISH Tour Signup

June 1, 2000
You must sign up with a deposit no later than Oct. 30 to be certain of getting a room and locking in the bargain price for the PM/Ecoflex tour of the 1999 ISH Fair.
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Barbarians In BMWs

June 1, 2000
Water heater dip tube failures have alerted lawyers to the scent of weakened prey, and they’re asking for our help!
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PHCIB Changes Management, Goes Back To Basics

June 1, 2000
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Information Bureau (PHCIB) is no longer being managed by the Chicago-based advertising and marketing communications firm, Marketing Support.
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ISH '99 Size, Scope, Spectacle

June 1, 2000
Travelers on the PM-Ecoflex tour reacted with gasping adjectives.
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MCAA Closes Out Century With Gala Disney Bash

June 1, 2000
It would be an interesting contest to determine which trade organization in the PHC field puts on the second best conventions.
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Jim Olsztynski's Take On Industry Consolidation

June 1, 2000
At QSC’s Power Meeting in June, PM Editorial Director Jim Olsztynski spent almost two hours reviewing the consolidation movement in the PHC industry.
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10 Years and Still Counting

June 1, 2000
In the late 1970s, the Business Roundtable’s landmark Construction Industry Cost-Effective study told a harrowing tale of management-labor hostility and jobsite atrocities.
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Another Roll-Up Consolidator Forms

June 1, 2000
This roll-up consolidator is named American Plumbing and Mechanical.
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