Eastern Mourns Loss - November 5, 2010
Eastern suffered a tragic loss today with the unexpected passing of Terry Joe Wooten (43). Terry had been with the company for fourteen years and was the Distribution Coordinator for Huntsville, Alabama.
Mark Brown, Huntsville Branch Manager, commented, "Terry was a loyal and dedicated associate. He was a big part of our success as Piping Plus and the last four years as Eastern. He took great pride in his job and was liked and respected by all his co-workers and our customers. He was a friend to all. We are heartbroken that Terry is no longer a part of our daily lives, but joyful that we got to share in his life and career with him."
Associates company-wide collected donations to help provide for the Wooten family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wooten family. Terry will be dearly missed.
Easterns Wins A-D Conversion Award - October 24, 2010
On October 4, 2010 Eastern proudly accepted the 2010 A-D Conversion Award for the Plumbing Division for our conversion efforts with Bradford White. Kip Miller - President and CEO, Gus Allen - Plumbing Corporate Sales Manager, and Alyn Judkins - Vice President of Procurement were present on behalf of Eastern to accept this award jointly with the Associates from Bradford White.
Bradford White partnered with Eastern on numerous SSP events to help grow not only their business with Eastern, but also their name in our markets. We conducted numerous counter events, training activities with customers and associates, and joint sales calls across our regional coverage. We also had a kickoff promotional giveaway program for the first few months. The hard work and dedication of both sides is clear and the rewards are obvious.
Eastern is always focused on nurturing A-D relationships and was honored to be rewarded for these efforts.
Eastern Commemorates 30th Anniversary - June 9, 2010
Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, celebrates their 30th Anniversary this year. Observing this milestone throughout 2010, senior leadership felt it important to share this achievement with the individuals who made this accomplishment possible – Eastern’s Associates and Customers. Eastern showed their gratitude by hosting Customer Appreciation Day Events across the company as well as a special Associate Appreciation Day. “Our growth and development has not been possible without the extraordinary dedication and commitment of our Associates, Customers, and Vendor Partners,” declares Richy Milligan, Vice President – Sales and Marketing.
Independently owned and operated, Eastern has continued to expand across the Southeast with 12 locations in order to better serve their customer base. With a steadfast and optimistic look to the next 30 years, Eastern plans to continue growth as a full-line distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and commercial plumbing supplies. Eastern’s business model includes a daily commitment to exceed customer expectations while honoring five core values – Honesty, Integrity, Caring, Self-Responsibility, and Being Positive.
The Wholesaler's PVF Hall of Fame - May 14, 2010
The Wholesaler announced that Eastern would be the 2010 addition to their PVF Hall of Fame. Morris R. Beschloss commented in the April issue of The Wholesaler, "This year's inductee is Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc, which has literally exploded its business in a substantial segment of the Southeast, where this multi-branch group has become a fast-growing factor in pipe-valves-fittings."
The May issue has hit the stands, and Eastern is proud to share with you this news. To view the article please click here.
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