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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

College Of Product Knowledge Returns

January 14, 2006
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

January 12, 2006
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

December 1, 2005
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<br>Jim Olsztynski

October 1, 2005
The system has too many leaks - but YOU can help plug them.
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Why Do Women Shy Away From The Trades?<br>Jim Olsztynski

September 1, 2005
Don't get me wrong, but women are, well, women.
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The Industry At Its Best<br>Jim Olsztynski

August 1, 2005
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<br>Jim Olsztynski

July 1, 2005
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

July 1, 2005
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?

July 1, 2005
A contractor alliance dedicated to technical training shows cooperation to be a potent force.
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Blue Collar Bias Revisited<br>Jim Olsztynski

June 1, 2005
Service techs get penalized by busybodies with too much time on their hands.
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