Vendor & Supplier News -- September 2002
Ferguson Enterprises To Stock Weil-McLainWeil-McLain has entered into a strategic agreement with HVAC wholesaler Ferguson Enterprises. As part of its Sole Source Program, Ferguson will stock the full line of Weil-McLain products in its Front Royal, Va., distribution center.
Uponor Wirsbo Hosts Blood DriveUponor Wirsbo recently hosted a blood drive with North Central Blood Services at its Apple Valley, Minn., manufacturing facility. About three dozen people, mostly employees, took part in the second annual drive. More community involvement is expected in future events.
Halsey Taylor Releases Voyager CDHalsey Taylor’s new CD Rom features the Voyager(tm) water cooler line. The CD highlights Voyager’s features and benefits, as well as detailing the installation process and maintenance. Spec sheets and owners manuals can be printed for immediate use.
In other news, the company recently appointed Associated Independent Marketing and Soderholm & Associates as the company’s new sales representatives. Associated Independent Marketing, headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wis., will cover eastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Anoke, Minn.-based Soderholm will represent Halsey Taylor throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.
Swan Corp. Has New BrandThe Swan Corp. recently announced that the company and all of its products now will be marketed under the Swanstone name. The name and brand comes from the company’s signature product, Swanstone, a solid surface material that has become its most successful product line. The brand initiative is the result of a year-long study of the kitchen and bath marketplace.
Talbot Named Brass Craft PresidentBrass Craft Manufacturing, a division of Masco Corp., appointed Todd Talbot as company president. Talbot was most recently president of Alsons Corp., a position he took in 1996. He currently serves as president of PMI.
Former Brass Craft President Donald Milroy will continue as Masco group vice president, overseeing Brass Craft, Cobra Products, W/C Technology and Faucet Queens.