Wholesaler 04 01 2016 E Edition Page 1

BEDFORD, MASS . - For the first time in its 150-year history, the F.W. Webb Company has entered the water-works business. To that end the distributor has acquired Water Works Supply Corp. of Malden, Mass. and Londonderry, N.H. and formed the F.W. Webb Water Works Division. With the purchase of WWSC, F.W. Webb expands its product line to address below- ground installation, construction, mainte- nance and repair of water mains, sewer lines, water processing facilities, waste treatment plants, and pumping stations. Water-works PVF products, supplies and fabrication ser- vices are now available throughout the Northeast from F.W. Webb, with inventory that includes pipe ranging from 1 /2" to 48" in diameter, along with delivery and 24/7 emer- gency service. "As a longstanding regional leader across numerous core and specialty markets, offer- ing water works products and services is an exciting development for F.W. Webb," said Jeff Pope, president of F.W. Webb. "Most impor- tantly, it brings a new level of expertise, qual- ity products, and industry-leading service (Turn to F.W. Webb buys... page 57.) F.W. Webb enters water works industry News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF the Jason and James Reardon, owners of Supply New England, which celebrated its 60th year in business last year, in the live-fire area of the distributor 's highly-regarded training facility. FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag APRIL 2016 VOL 71, NO. 4 New business coincides with sesquicentennial anniversary Works Supply Corp. of Malden, Mass. and Londonderry, N.H. and formed the F.W. Webb Water Works Division. Jason and James Supply New England, which celebrated its 60th year in business last year, in the live-fire area of the distributor highly-regarded training facility. FOCUS ON BRANDS Getting 'smaller' to grow bigger W hat is a distributor, anyway? No doubt, it means running a business with more than a few products stocked at precisely the correct inventory levels to support a network of locations separated by miles, but ready to go at a moment's notice into the back of a contractor's truck. That typically means a warehouse filled to the brim with product. But what about all that product, itself? Is it the best of the best? (Read the entire Supply New England story on page 58.)

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