Articles by Jim Olsztynski

College Of Product Knowledge Returns

The best-read, most highly acclaimed series in the 47-year history of Supply House Times has been updated and made available to fill the gaping hole in the plumbing industry's product knowledge training.
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Contractors Who Cop Out

Recently I visited a plumbing wholesaler that operates a number of high-end showrooms. Like almost every merchandising wholesaler, this company has procedures to include plumbing contractors in the sale.
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High Velocity Contracting

The most engrossing presentation I witnessed at last September's Network '05 joint ASA/PHCC convention in Orlando was a panel discussion sponsored by ASA's Industrial Piping Division.
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Licensing Muddles
Jim Olsztynski

The system has too many leaks - but YOU can help plug them.
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Why Do Women Shy Away From The Trades?
Jim Olsztynski

Don't get me wrong, but women are, well, women.
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The Industry At Its Best
Jim Olsztynski

UA 597 has a new $15 million training center - and success in recruiting people to fill it.
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Challenges For Service Firms
Jim Olsztynski

Independent PHC service contractors are losing market share to competitors that didn't exist a decade ago.
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Bradford White Buys Laars Heating Systems

Bradford White signed a definitive agreement to purchase Laars Heating Systems from Water Pik Technologies for $24.3 million.
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What Makes The IQA Worth A Million Bucks?

A contractor alliance dedicated to technical training shows cooperation to be a potent force.
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Blue Collar Bias Revisited
Jim Olsztynski

Service techs get penalized by busybodies with too much time on their hands.
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The January issue of PM features cover story: 2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing.

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