Golden Hammer Profile: ShopVac
ShopVac wouldn’t be a household name today if it weren’t for its tendency to continually invest in its future — a tradition it has carried out over its 40-year-plus history.
"We continue to invest back into the company," explained SVP sales & marketing Larry Tempesco, reflecting on ShopVac’s methods of maintaining its edge. "From manufacturing improvements to engineering updates and product improvements, all aimed at being the best in market."
The Williamsport, Pennsylvania-based company took home the 2014 Golden Hammer Award in the Floor Care category this year, but that’s hardly a reason for the manufacturer to rest on its laurels. Instead, it’ll continue upcycling its successes as fodder for future growth, perfecting an already oft-improved line of wet/dry vacuum cleaners made for some of the industry’s toughest jobs, the company said.
More specifically, Tempesco pointed to improving ease of use, as well as providing specific units for specialized applications.
Of course, there’s plenty about ShopVac that promises to stay the same — and an excellent track record in service is a great place to start.
"We’re noted for our service that we provide our retail accounts," added Tempesco. "We pride ourselves on on-time shipments that are 100% complete."
The above is one of a series of profiles recognizing this year’s Golden Hammer Vendor winners, to appear on HomeChannelNews.com and in HCN Daily. Thirty-one Golden Hammer Vendor winners were honored this year at the 2014 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.
Stock Building Supply now carrying PureColor Doors
Stock Building Supply’s Albuquerque branch is the latest company to be carrying PureColor Prefinished Interior Doors, which uses a high-performance, odorless, zero-VOC finish.
The doors are made with sustainable, recycled-material High Density Fiberboard with a hollow or solid core, and they come in a variety of color choices topped off with PureColor EvenGrain finishes.
“We are delighted to offer an alternative to the standard white doors typically seen in new homes,” stated Jason Loveless, Stock Building Supply market manager. “These doors are both ecofriendly and beautiful while also providing builders the ability to deliver custom touches to their interiors at an affordable price point, which homebuyers will embrace."
Additionally, PureColor is headquartered in Albuquerque, helping it better serve Stock Building Supply’s local customer base in New Mexico.
“PureColor is committed to innovating healthy product options for the building supply market and we couldn’t be more excited to work with our local Stock Building Supply branch to offer prefinished doors options to the New Mexico homebuilder market,” said Scott Caruso, PureColor president. “PureColor prefinished interior doors are sustainable, beautiful and durable which is great news for the environment, homebuilders, and homebuyers."
US LBM divisions launch mobile apps
US LBM divisions Green Bay-based Wisconsin Building Supply and Schenectady, New York-based Bellevue Builders Supply launched their own mobile apps, now available on the iPhone App Store.
The rollouts are part of a corporate intiative to bring the latest communication tools to US LBM customers.
“We created the Mobile App specifically for the professional remodeler, commercial and custom builder," said Wisconsin Building Supply president Bill Imig. "We know and understand their business and the tools they need at their fingertips. This investment in technology is part of our continued commitment to customer service excellence."
Using the app, builders can track jobsite deliveries with real-time GPS updates, view photos of the delivered order, search delivery history, view invoices and bills, access promotions and register for upcoming events.
Imig added that the company expects to launch an Android version soon.