In today’s cyber-driven business world, Charles McMurray Co. -- wholesale distributor of cabinetry hardware -- is a holdover from another era. The third-generation family business admittedly is slow to incorporate new technologies.
Things are looking up for wholesale distribution, says Don Lorey, CEO of E. B. Bradley Co. The turnaround in the housing market is beginning to show dividends, allowing the firm to keep a steady pace in the past couple of years.
Industrial Plywood, a Reading, Pa.-based distributor that caters to the residential kitchen market, prides itself on the stellar products it carries. “We try to buy the best, not the cheapest,” says President Andy Wernick, reciting the company’s mantra.
MJB Wood Group Takes Decorative Surfacing Trends to the IWFAttendance at the International Woodworking Fair may have improved this year, but MJB Wood Group's Larry Gaskey remembers the days when the crowds were "outrageous."
Innovation is a word that gets thrown around a lot in all industries, including building distribution. However, a company’s definition of what constitutes innovation often risks becoming too limited, focusing only on technology or another area of their business practice.