Florida's west coast now served by Gulf Coast Winnelson

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2008 - WinWholesale, one of the nation's largest distributors, today announced the opening of Gulf Coast Winnelson Company in Port Charlotte to provide plumbing contractors in a five-county area with a complete line of plumbing equipment, parts and accessories.

The counties served are Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota, which covers the area from Bradenton south to Marco Island.

The local company at 1615 Market Circle near the Port Charlotte Town Center provides counter sales and delivery service. Gulf Coast Winnelson carries American Standard and Mansfield bath products, A.O. Smith water heaters, Moen and Delta fixtures, and Elkay kitchen and bath products.

"As a local company geared to serve area contractors, our goal is to have an available inventory and individualized service to meet our customers' needs," said Philip Ross, Gulf Coast Winnelson president and a 21-year plumbing wholesale industry veteran.

Operating hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 941-629-1468 and the fax is 941-629-1462.

There are more than 460 WinWholesale locations across the United States in addition to more than 100 Noland Company branches, mainly in the southeast U.S.  Noland Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WinWholesale.

About WinWholesale Inc.

WinWholesale Inc. is a leading supplier of domestic and industrial supplies and materials headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company consists of more than 460 wholesaling corporations in which WinWholesale is an equity partner, and also Noland Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Noland is a wholesaler headquartered in Newport News, Va. with more than 100 branches. Collectively, WinWholesale is referred to as "The Win Group of Companies."  In the group are companies conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of plumbing and heating supplies; industrial pipes, valves and fittings; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; electrical equipment; electronics; industrial and commercial fastening hardware; waterworks and utility supplies; and domestic, commercial and industrial pumps.