WinWholesale Names Vendors of the Year for 2011

DAYTON, Ohio, March 29, 2012 - WinWholesale, one of the nation's largest distributors, has named five suppliers in different industries as a 2011 Vendor of the Year. The winners received the awards at the 2012 WinWholesale Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase March 13 in Nashville from Monte Salsman, chief operating officer, and Eddie Gibbs, vice president, vendor relations.

The five suppliers and WinWholesale industries are:

  • A.O. Smith Corporation, plumbing
  • Encore Wire Corporation, electrical
  • McWane Valve and Hydrant Group, waterworks
  • Southwark Mfg. Co., HVAC
  • Victaulic, industrial

"WinWholesale had another successful year in 2011 due in large part to the performance of our many vendors and the relationships we have with them in serving our customers," said Jack Johnston, WinWholesale president. "In recognizing our vendors of the year, it's the opportunity to honor the best of the best for the past year."

About 130 vendors supplying products to the Win Group of Companies participated in the vendor showcase at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel's Ryman Exhibit Hall. Vendors displayed products and talked with representatives attending the annual meetings from the 520 Win Group locations. In addition, more than 1,000 individual meetings were scheduled between vendors and Win Group representative

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 with nearly 70 locations. 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.

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