Equiparts 2017 Fall Sales Meeting

Plumbing Supply Company in Pittsburgh PA Equiparts


Equiparts recently held our Fall 2017 Sales Meeting in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. It was a very productive two-day event that included vendor presentations, new product demonstrations, technology updates, and a review of the state of Equiparts as a company. The meeting was held at Riverside Landing, a beautiful venue in Oakmont, located on the Allegheny River, just north of Pittsburgh. It was attended by our inside and outside sales reps, managers, and purchasing employees.

At Equiparts, we pride ourselves on our technical knowledge and product support. In order to continue as an industry leader in this area, we make educating our sales force a top priority. The more that our team understands the products we sell, the better we can serve our customers. That’s why we invite a variety of vendors to every Sales Meeting. We are extremely grateful for their participation. They educate our employees about new and existing products, explain the features, benefits, and applications for each item, and outline the industry requirements for installation and use. These presentations keep our sales team up-to-date on important information that we are able to pass along to our customers. By keeping our customers informed, they are able to make better purchasing decisions for their particular situation.

Metcraft and Armstrong gave presentations to the group as a whole, while other vendors held individual discussions with our employees in a round robin format. These vendors included the following:

• Wheeler-Rex / Rust-Oleum / SAS
• National Marker
• John Guest
• R. C. Musson
• SDC
• Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft
• Flex Hose

 

Metcraft Anti Ligature Equipment

 

Metcraft Industries

Metcraft Industries, Inc. is an industry leader in anti-ligature fixtures.

Presenter: Stacey Wade

Stacey introduced some exciting new products from Metcraft, like the stainless steel sink and toilet combination unit (pictured below,) and an anti-ligature deck metering faucet he brought to the meeting. He also discussed proper maintenance practices for stainless steel fixtures, updates to obsolete products, new industry codes, what sets Metcraft apart from its competitors, and more.

View our online selection of Metcraft fixtures and repair parts. If you are interested in a Metcraft fixture or repair part that is not listed on our site, give us a call and we will order the Metcraft part you need.

Metcraft anti ligature sink and toilet unit

Here’s Stacey explaining how the faucet in the the new multi-use stainless steel Metcraft unit is designed to be anti-ligature.

 

Armstrong pump repair parts distributor

 

Armstrong Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology is a leader in HVAC systems including a wide range of pumps and related equipment.

Presenter: Steve Heid

Steve’s presentation included a lot of great information about Armstrong pumps. He discussed the most popular part that fails in a bearing or motor (the coupler), what it means when you hear a coupler rattling, when to replace motor mounts, when to perform preventative pump maintenance, the problems created by air bubbles in pumps, and other useful insights on pump maintenance and troubleshooting.

Armstrong Repair Parts and Pump Distributor Equiparts

Here’s Yolanda, purchasing manager at Equiparts, inspecting an Armstrong bearing assembly, one of the many Armstrong parts we carry at Equiparts.

 

Plumbing Manufacturer Company Distributor

Below are photos taken of the various manufacturers who participated in our round robin presentations.

 

Station 1: Manufacturers: Wheeler-Rex, ,Rust-Oleum, SAS

Round Robin Presenter: Mike Powell

Wheeler Rex Tools for sale at Equiparts

Here is Mike discussing a new Wheeler Rex product now available from Equiparts that freezes water lines, enabling customers to form single or double ice plugs to perform maintenance on water pipes.

Here is Mike discussing a new Wheeler Rex product that freezes water lines. It enables customers to form single or double ice plugs so that they won’t need to drain the system to make repairs. It’s now available at Equiparts!

 

Station 2: Manufacturer: National Marker

Round Robin Presenters: Jim Nestell & Chad Riccelli

National Sign Distributor Equiparts

Chad showcasing the new National Sign sign line now available through Equiparts.

Station 3: Manufacturer: John Guest

Round Robin Presenter: Russell Brundridge

John Guest Push Fittings for Sale at Equiparts

Russell discussing the application of John Guest push fitting elbows.

 

Station 4: Manufacturer: R. C. Musson

Round Robin Presenter: Trent Segers

RC Musson Stair Treads for Sale at Equiparts

Charlie, outside sales rep at Equiparts, asks Trent about the material of the raised entrance mats he’s holding.

 

Station 5: Manufacturer: Security Door Solutions (SDC)

Round Robin Presenter: Ryan Wilt & Mary Hester

Door Security Components SDC for Sale at Equiparts

Mary shares the SDC app that enables us to share images of doors with her to help our customers figure out their security options.

 

Station 6: Manufacturer: Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft

Round Robin Presenter: Brian Tupper & Rick Faulk

Mifab Distributor Sales Meeting

Here’s the Rector Seal, Mifab, and Brasscraft table, where the features and applications of roof vents, floor drains, and leaf catchers were discussed.

 

Station 7: Manufacturer: Flex Hose

Round Robin Presenter: Kevin Morrissey

Flex Hose Flanges for Sale at Equiparts

Here is Kevin showing the expansion hose/flange of a Flex Hose.

 

Our 2017 Fall Sales Meeting was a great success!

A huge thanks to our vendors for taking the time to participate. And many thanks to our team for their efforts in staying educated about our expanding line of plumbing and maintenance products. Give us a call to find out about all the interesting new things we’ve learned: 800-442-6622

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