Wholesaler 02 01 2017 E Edition Page C

FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS Fortiline Waterworks, one of the largest waterworks distributors in the U.S., is now open in Friendswood, Texas, replacing Morrison Supply Co.'s wa- terworks branch. The Friendswood branch features a fully stocked 12,000-square-foot warehouse with a 10-acre yard. With this new branch, Fortiline has 44 distribution branches in 12 states. Fortiline will provide local customers with a high-density polyethylene piping (HDPE) product line at the Friendswood location, as well as McElroy fusion equipment for rental or purchase. Fortiline's HDPE Fusion Group is ready to assist customers with the grow- ing use of HDPE products, particularly in water and wastewater applications. "The Fortiline Friendswood branch has a knowledgeable staff in place, which will en- sure the highest level of customer service from day one," said Mike Swedick, president and CEO. (Turn to Waterworks, page 64.) PVF PARTNERS Fortiline Waterworks opens branch in Texas News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF the John DAngelo, CEO of DANGELO Company in La Habra California, and Bob Cooper, President of Smith-Cooper International have dened how a true partnership between a Wholesaler and Master Distributor can evolve. Looking back, John is now celebrating his 30-year anniversary and success story with all of his loyal customers and vendor partners. Story begins on page 24. FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag FEBRUARY 2017 VOL 72, NO. 2

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