Articles by Jim Olsztynski

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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This roll-up consolidator is named American Plumbing and Mechanical.
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