"Our biggest challenge and a goal I had set for the company was to shift as large a percentage of the new construction part of our business, nearly 95 percent, to the add-on and retrofit part of the industry. We have been very successful in doing so because 40 percent of our business is now retrofit and add-on."
cfm Distributors is an employee-owned company devoted to the success of our customers, our employees, our suppliers, and our business with warmth, integrity and spirit. While that is our mission statement, it is the feeling you get when you are at one of our locations or talking with any one of our employee-owners on the phone.
Fargo, N.D. — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has promoted Darrin Walts to plumbing segment manager. He will work closely with DSG’s Chief Segment Officer Mike Tupa and Sales Manager Ryan Tracy. He will work out of DSG’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota, branch.
The problem of surplus inventory continues to plague manufacturers and distributors in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) sector. However, recognizing the pitfalls of excess inventory and the available solutions can help HVAC players manage their extra stock.
AUSTIN, Texas — Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software that promotes business growth, has completed the previously announced acquisition of the company by global investment firm KKR. Joe Cowan continues as president and CEO of Epicor and has aligned the executive leadership team to take Epicor into this next phase of growth.
KENT, Wash. — ECCO Manufacturing™ has appointed Sterling Hicks operations manager.
Hicks brings more than 30 years of HVAC manufacturing and management experience to the team and has a proven record of providing excellent customer service and quality. His background includes production scheduling and management, lean manufacturing, financial accountability and senior management.
As many Distribution Center Magazine readers know, the HVAC industry in the U.S. continues to remain strong. According to a report released by RnR Market Research this summer, the market will grow at a healthy 16 percent between now and the end of 2017.
Distributors are constantly exploring ways to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and to recruit new talent that will help drive the company into the future as baby boomers enter retirement.
The Texas A&M Industrial Distribution Program provides pivotal resources in both of those areas.