Wholesaler 08 01 2016 E Edition Page 1

ADDISON, ILL. National PVF buying group Delta Distributors recently announced that Porter Pipe & Supply, Addison, Ill., joined the group effective July 1. Phil Knipper, Delta's president, states that Porter Pipe is an ideal member for its group since they stock a large product line of PVF industrial and mechanical products. Jim Porter, CEO, said that Porter will not only fit Delta's PVF product line require- ments, but more importantly their business culture will synchronize with current Delta members. Bud Porter, president, said Delta's approach to vendor relationships is as im- portant as Porter's approach to customer relationships. We look to really partner with our ven- dors," Bud added, "and know that the best business performance comes from true partnerships." Delta Distributors is the only exclusive national PVF buying group that concentrates on PVF products throughout America. A Delta board executive, states that Porter Pipe brings great value to Delta since the privately held Porter Pipe led by family part- ners, have a long-standing PVF heritage. Ralph Porter, a hydronic engineer and father of eight, decided to risk everything in the face of national 1976 economic struggles, and invest in the dream of starting his own com- pany at the age of 50. (Turn to Porter Pipe... page 34) LEGACY MOVING FORWARD Porter Pipe and Supply joins Delta Distributors News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF the FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag AUGUST 2016 VOL 71, NO. 8 In this issue: Our 2016-2017 Listing of Manufacturers' Representatives! Section begins on page 48. Founded in 1951 by Vernon R. Bitzer, manufacturer s representative Vernon Bitzer Associates now employs 13, operates out of a 12,000 square-foot warehouse and serves the eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware territories. Pictured outside the company s Warminster, Pa. ofces are (l-r) principals Steve Krumm, Patrick Daly, Rich Tarr, and David Steele. Read the entire Vernon Bitzer Associates story beginning on page 34.

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