WinWholesale Names Five 2008 Vendors of the Year

DAYTON, Ohio, April 13, 2009 - WinWholesale, one of the nation's largest distributors, has named five suppliers in different industries as a 2008 Vendor of the Year. The awards were presented at the 2009 WinWholesale Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase in Phoenix in March.

The five suppliers and WinWholesale industries are:

  • Anvil International, industrial
  • A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co., waterworks
  • Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, plumbing
  • Encore Wire Corporation, electrical
  • Southwark Mfg. Co., HVAC

"WinWholesale's close partnership with our vendors of the year is one of the reasons for our success. We look forward to working with them as we implement ways to serve our customers even better in these interesting times," said Monte Salsman, WinWholesale chief operating officer.

WinWholesale considers several criteria in selecting the Vendor of the Year, including shared marketing goals, serving customer needs, selective distribution policy, recognition of WinWholesale's industry position and employee training programs.

About 115 vendors supplying products to the Win Group of Companies participated in the vendor showcase. Vendors displayed products and talked with representatives attending the annual meetings from the 550 Win Group locations.

About WinWholesale Inc.

WinWholesale Inc. (www.winwholesale.com) is a leading supplier of domestic and industrial supplies and materials headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company consists of more than 470 wholesaling corporations in which WinWholesale is an equity partner, and also Noland Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Noland has more than 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.