In the last 2 weeks, there have been a whole bunch of *MAJOR* changes
happening with several suppliers....
Noland has had RUUD yanked out from under them.... no great suprise there
considering their lack of business ethics. They now carry Nordyne. Talk
about garbage equipment... sheesh.
3-State Supply(they used to carry Nordyne) is supposed to be picking up
RUUD. Their closest branch is 110 miles away.
HD supply's HVAC division is being bought out by Watsco (Gemaire).
Watsco/Gemaire does not have a store within 70 miles of Hattiesburg....the
HD Supply plumbing div is looking like it will stay in H'brg, but nobody
knows whats gonna happen with the HVAC side of the house. Most of the upper
and middle management for HD Supply HVAC have already been cut loose, and a
bunch of stores closed.
Being as HD supply is the local Rheem distributor, I am in negotiations with
Acme Refrigeration in Slidell, LA (80 miles away) for them to be my Rheem
supplier. I gotta keep all my bases covered so I can continue to provide my
customers with the very best Rheem parts and equipment. An added bonus with
Acme is that they also carry ICP (Comfortmaker) which might be useful for a
low end line of equipment.
Ferguson is opening a branch here also. I am unfamilier with them and what
equipment brands they carry.
About the only 2 suppliers that have *NOT* been effected(that I know of) are
the Luxaire, and Carrier/payne/Bryant distributors.
Anybody else have stuff like this happening??
- posted 12 years ago