Puget Sound Winnelson Opens to Serve Region Plumbing Contractors

BREMERTON, Wash., Dec. 3, 2007 - Focusing on personalized customer service, Puget Sound Winnelson Co. in Bremerton has opened to provide plumbing contractors in the Puget Sound region with a complete line of plumbing equipment, parts and accessories.

Locally owned and operated, Puget Sound Winnelson is associated with WinWholesale Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors. The company at 5100 Auto Center Way provides counter sales and delivery service to customers. It carries brand name products such as American Standard bath products, A.O. Smith water heaters and Moen faucets.

"Puget Sound Winnelson is geared to serve local contractors. We have the advantage of local ownership and the national strength of WinWholesale supporting our ability to provide customers what they need when they need it to get the job done," said Dwight Hoyle, Puget Sound president and a 17-year veteran of plumbing wholesaling.

The company has four employees and is hiring additional staff. Operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.The phone number is 360-479-2229 and the fax is 306-479-0789.

There are more than 450 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 450 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.