Noland Company to Open New Branch in Laurel

Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 22, 2007 " Noland Company, a leading plumbing, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) distributor, will open a satellite branch in Laurel, Miss. March 1 to serve HVAC contractors in a six-county area with delivery service and counter pickup five days a week. The counties served are Clarke, Jasper, Jones, Perry, Smith and Wayne.

Noland Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of WinWholesale Inc.

With the Laurel opening Noland will have five branches in Mississippi. The Laurel sales and distribution operation is at 2955 Ellisville Blvd. near the Laurel Municipal Airport with operating hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The new branch includes a warehouse, display area and sales counter serving HVAC contractors involved in new construction, remodeling and replacement work. The business, which operates as a satellite unit of Noland's Hattiesburg branch, stocks Ruud heating and air conditioning equipment, parts, and a full line of accessories, ducting and tools.

Cliff Herrington has been appointed manager of the Laurel operation, said Doyle Ward, Hattiesburg branch manager. "With our new Laurel satellite branch we'll be able to greatly expand the area we serve with quality products, sales and service " at the counter and delivered to the job site," Ward said.

Herrington, a former football coach at North East Jones High School in Laurel, brings previous wholesale industry experience to his position. "I'm very excited about joining Noland and opening this new branch. Our job is to help our HVAC contractor customers serve their customers. It's a job we look forward to doing every day," he said.

The branch can be reached by phone at 601-649-1778.

With the Laurel branch opening, Noland, headquartered in Newport News, Va., operates 109 branches in 13 states.

About Noland Company

Noland Company, headquartered in Newport News, Va, has five locations in Mississippi and 109 throughout the southeastern United States.  Noland is a wholly owned subsidiary of WinWholesale Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.  In addition to Noland, WinWholesale consists of almost 450 wholesaling corporations in which WinWholesale is an equity partner.  Collectively, WinWholesale refers to itself as "The Win Group of Companies."  In the group are companies engaged in business-to-business wholesale distribution of plumbing and heating, industrial pipe, valves and fittings (PVF),  heating ventilation air conditioning refrigeration (HVACR), electrical, electronics, industrial and commercial fastening hardware, waterworks supplies, and pumps.