Reliable Distributors recognizes Grothe
Brooke Grothe of Irwin Industrial Tool Group received a Presidential Award at the Reliable Distributors Management and Marketing Conference, held recently.
The award is presented to members and vendors for their outstanding commitment and leadership provided to the group.
Also during the conference, which carried the them “Living in America,” Reliable Distributors introduced new marketing programs, including a Made in USA-focused effort.
Reliable Distributors is based in Libertyville, Ill.
Industry Dashboard for April 21, 2014
Housing starts regained some lost momentum in March. Monthly retail sales performed better than they did in 2013, though the December – February period followed a downward trajectory both years.
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DuraLife signs with upper Midwest distributor
Integrity Composites, the manufacturer of DuraLife Decking and Railing, signed a distribution agreement with Rochelle, Ill.-based Cedar Siding Inc. to distribute their products in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
“We are pleased to announce our distribution partnership with Cedar Siding.” noted Jim Poulin, the National Sales Manager for DuraLife Decking & Railing. He added, “Cedar Siding is known for its exceptional customer service, knowledgeable sales staff, and for providing prompt delivery to its customer base. We look forward to working with CSI to expand our distribution capabilities in the upper Midwest region of the country.”
Integrity Composites, LLC is a New England based manufacturer of composite decking, railing, and dock planks that are sold under the DuraLife brand.
DuraLife decking is manufactured from a polypropylene & hardwood composite material with a “capped” polypropylene surface that is highly resistant to everyday stains, fade, and wear. The company operates a 100,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Biddeford, Maine.