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
• Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft
• Flex Hose
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.
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.
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
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
Station 3: Manufacturer: John Guest
Round Robin Presenter: Russell Brundridge
Station 4: Manufacturer: R. C. Musson
Round Robin Presenter: Trent Segers
Station 5: Manufacturer: Security Door Solutions (SDC)
Round Robin Presenter: Ryan Wilt & Mary Hester
Station 6: Manufacturer: Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft
Round Robin Presenter: Brian Tupper & Rick Faulk
Station 7: Manufacturer: Flex Hose
Round Robin Presenter: Kevin Morrissey
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