Dayton, OH — WinWholesale, one of the nation’s largest distributors, has named five vendors in different industries as a 2011 Vendor of the Year. The winners received the awards at the 2012 WinWholesale Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase March 13 in Nashville.
The five vendors and WinWholesale industries are:
· A.O. Smith Corporation, plumbing
· Encore Wire Corporation, electrical
· McWane Valve and Hydrant Group, waterworks
· Southwark Mfg. Co., HVAC
· Victaulic, industrial
“WinWholesale had another successful year in 2011 due in large part to the performance of our many vendors and the relationships we have with them in serving our customers,” said Jack Johnston, WinWholesale president. “In recognizing our vendors of the year, it’s the opportunity to honor the best of the best for the past year.”
Monte Salsman, WinWholesale chief operating officer, and Eddie Gibbs, vice president, vendor relations, presented the awards at a dinner attended by 950 Win Group people and vendor representatives. The dinner honored WinGroup companies for their 2011 achievements in addition to vendors of the year.
About 130 vendors supplying products to the Win Group of Companies participated in the vendor showcase at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel’s Ryman Exhibit Hall. Vendors displayed products and talked with representatives attending the annual meetings from the 520 Win Group locations. In addition, more than 1,000 individual meetings were scheduled between vendors and Win Group representatives.