Midwest HVAC News
First Supply opens new
La Crosse, Wis.-based First Supply recently held a grand-opening
event for its new Weston, Wis., branch.
The 12,000 square-foot facility will house inventory from key vendor
partners with a focus on serving plumbing and HVAC contractor needs.
The Weston location will be a “self-pick”-style facility, designed
to establish local inventory while complementing the distributor’s
twice-daily service out of Rhinelander and Plover, Wis.
First Supply noted the opening of the branch “will enhance the
ability for contractors to get what they need, when they need it,
providing a best-in-class customer experience.”
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“Our expansion into
the Wausau market positions us to better-serve our customers’
needs in the area with local inventory and expertise,” First
Supply President Paul Kennedy said. “The new branch also allows
us to carry on our 120-year proud tradition of being active and
engaged members of the local communities we serve. I look
forward to us continuing to build on our rich legacy of regional
market leadership and exceeding customer expectations with this
newest branch addition.”
Managing this facility will be Jerry Barnett, who brings years
of industry knowledge gained through managing the First Supply
facility in Rhinelander. To ensure this new branch lives up to
the standards of all customers, First Supply explained, Barnett
will have an onsite branch supervisor in Robert Gregurich, who
brings a reputation in the Wausau area of being a go-to resource
and is highly respected in the market, the distributor added.
First Supply is a fifth- generation, family-owned regional
wholesale distributor of HVAC, builder, plumbing, well & septic,
and industrial PVF products. With 29 locations in the upper
Midwest, First Supply employs more than 600 people.