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News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF DECEMBER 2018 VOL 73, NO. 12 SupplyHouse.com Ranked No. 2 in Top Long Island Workplaces PERSON OF THE YEAR Earlier this year, Nicholas "Nick" Giuffre retired as CEO of Bradford White, a water heater and boiler manufacturer based out of Ambler, Pennsylvania. Throughout his 40 years in the industry, he emphasized education and unification through his support of many associations and organizations. His "never say no" attitude helped the industry grow and unite, while building a solid foundation for the company he oversaw. Read how Nick advanced the industry forward, and forged lasting friendships along the way. Story starts on page 36. SupplyHouse.com was awarded 2nd place in the 2018 Top Long Island Workplaces honor by Newsday. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics). SupplyHouse.com believes the keys to its success include a culture built on respect, and open communi- cation -which fosters a positive environment. "One of our missions is to create an environment where people feel good and are able to rise up and succeed," said Josh Meyerowitz, president of SupplyHouse.com. "Being recognized as a top workplace gives assurance that we are accomplishing this goal." "Top Workplaces is more than just recognition," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "Our research shows organizations who earn the award attract bet- ter talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace cul- ture that supports employee engagement." The online supplier of plumbing, heating, and HVAC products strives to offer employees a comfortable workspace which encourages innovation and team- work. During breaks, employees are able to enjoy ping-pong and pool tables, plus a fully equipped gym consisting of various fitness machines, a half basketball court, kickboxing area, lockers, and showers. Employees can also spend their breaks recharging in the nap room. To ensure quality performance, team members may participate in 20 minute unwind-the-mind meditation sessions led by a guided meditation coach. (Turn to ... page 4) FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag

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