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News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF the MAY 2016 VOL 71, NO. 5 F.W. Webb celebrates 150 years BEDFORD, MASS. The F.W. Webb Company has reached a major longevity milestone, marking its 150th anniversary Apr. 11. The company began in Boston as Stults & Co., only a year after the Civil War ended, near what is now known as the Haymarket area near the popu- lar tourist destination, Faneuil Hall. As only one of two plumbing supply houses in the area in 1866, the F.W. Webb Co. was at the forefront of the burgeon- ing plumbing industry, which brought indoor plumbing and impelled sewage and waste water system upgrades to the most populous cities in America. From this single Boston location 15 de- cades ago sprang a significant industry and the largest, most diversified supplier of its kind in the Northeast. Today, the F.W. Webb Company has more than 2000 employees in 80+ locations across nine states. F.W. Webb has served its custom- ers over the decades by remaining current with the industry and technological advances across its core businesses and in relevant specialty areas. It offers products, services, solutions and support across 15 distinct areas of expertise and is among the more highly regarded, privately-owned companies in the Northeast. (Turn to A century and a half... page 77.) FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag PVF HALL OF FAME 2016 Congratulations to the PVF Roundtable Board of Directors! Page 24. In this issue: Winsupply celebrated 60 years serving the industry with a gala event at which it bestowed a variety of awards to branches, contrac- tors and vendors. Here receiving the Tool Vendor of the Year award is Kate Tomko of Milwaukee Tool. Pictured left to right are: Eddie Gibbs, Winsupply vice president of vendor relations; Gene Smith of Milwaukee Tool; Tomko; Morgan Sokonay of Milwaukee Tool; and Monte Salsman, Winsupply chief operating ofcer. Get the story in words and pictures on page 40.

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