DAYTON —WinWholesale Inc. has opened Minot Winnelson Co., the third location in North Dakota, to provide plumbing contractors with a complete line equipment, parts and accessories. Bob Rodgers is the president of the new distribution company and also opened Fargo Winnelson in September 2010.
The third Winnelson location is in Grand Forks. WinWholesale is the majority shareholder in each of the local companies and is one of the largest distributors in the United States.
Minot Winnelson will serve customers in the Minot area as well as those located north to Canada, south to Bismarck and west to Montana.
“Bob returned to his home state to open in Fargo and now to his hometown to introduce Winnelson, its personalized service, expertise and high quality products to the Minot area,” said Monte Salsman, WinWholesale chief operating officer. “With oil exploration and production driving a large part of the North Dakota economy, Bob saw the opportunity to expand our brand across the state to meet the needs he discovered during his market research.”
Minot Winnelson’s product lines include American Standard, A.O. Smith, Moen, Delta and InSinkErator, among others.
WinWholesale has more than 450 local companies across the United States in addition to nearly 70 Noland Company locations, mainly in the Southeast. Noland Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WinWholesale.