Wholesaler 01 01 2018 E Edition Page 1

WHOLESALER IN A MOVE that reinforces both parties' position in the PVF sector, Winsupply Inc. has purchased PVF distribu- tor Thomas Pipe & Supply. "Thomas Pipe & Supply is the number one wholesale distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings in Arizona with 34 years of serving their customers," said Ro- land Gordon, president and CEO, Winsupply Inc. "The company offers pipe fabrica- tion and has enjoyed consis- tently strong performance through innovation, product line expansion, industry- leading customer service and a superior operating model. Thomas Pipe gives us a strong PVF presence in the Valley of the Sun and beyond to surrounding states." (Turn to Thomas... page 12.) A HIGHER AUTHORITY ON CLIMATE CHANGE Winsupply Acquires Thomas Pipe & Supply News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF the The Archdiocese of Chicago is the first in the country to monitor its buildings' energy use, water con- sumption and greenhouse gas emissions through the EPA's Energy Star Portfolio Manager. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, founded in 1888 and located in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood, is among the first in the archdiocese to retrofit its antiquated heating system with state-of-the-art equipment that allows continual monitoring of all functions. Inset: Jacob Preciado is construction manager for facilities and construction for the archdiocese and oversees the installations. Story begins on page 40. FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag JANUARY 2018 VOL 73, NO. 1

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