Persistence and flexibility paved the way for The Macomb Group as the company clinched the number eight spot among national PVF distributors on the annual Supply House Times Premier 150 Distributors List.
The list is based on a survey conducted by Supply House Times and BNP Media Market Research. BNP Media is the parent company of the national publication. The Premier 150 list ranks the top PHCP-PVF distributors by their reported sales for the past year. This year’s survey is based on sales for fiscal 2020.
“We are very happy to be back in the top 10 again, the result of a lot of hard work,” said National Sales Manager Chuck Raymond.
Summing up the previous year’s business challenges, Raymond said, “We responded quickly and efficiently to those mechanical contractors who were still actively conducting business, especially those performing work for essential institutions like hospitals and industries involved in manufacturing essential products – getting things done for America.”
Raymond pointed to one example when The Macomb Group rallied to supply PVF products to contractors who last year were building an emergency temporary hospital at Detroit’s TCF Center. “We worked with the contractors who were integral in putting that project together, providing the piping as quickly as possible and getting it to the right locations,” he said.
Looking to the remainder of the year, Raymond sees continued growth as more PVF market segments return to pre-pandemic levels. “There are piping systems, for example, on college campuses and other places that have been dormant for a very long time, so they’ll be facing a number of startup issues.” He also sees increased activity from automakers and their suppliers as they retool their factories to produce electric vehicles.
“It was a challenging year for our entire industry, Raymond noted. “But here at The Macomb Group we showed that resilience, flexibility and focus on the customer leads to continued success.”
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