Openings and new beginnings


On May 23 Desco Plumbing & Heating Supply Inc., a Groupe Deschenes company, welcomed a crowd of industry people to the grand opening on of its new head office, distribution centre and showroom at 7550 Tranmere Drive in Mississauga, Ont. Located close to several major highways, the new location features an expanded trade counter service area and a new 10,000 sq. ft. Water Closet luxury plumbing showroom, along with a larger warehouse and expanded yard space.

Riptide grand opening

Riptide – a plumbing wholesaler for wholesalers and online fulfillment centre – held its official grand opening in Milton, Ont. on June 26. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Riptide’s Stergios Gianniotis, Diane Best and Eric Riediger, Kohler president of kitchen and bath Shawn Oldenhoff, Emco president Rick Fantham, and Riptide’s Doug Saunders, general manager Sian Smith, Peter Smith, Zarna Shah, and Nicholas Boulding.

Noble customer appreciation barbecue

Noble’s head office in Concord, Ont. was packed for their annual customer appreciation barbeque and tradeshow on June 14. Attendees were able to grab some food at the all-you-can-eat lunch or grab a snack at the ice cream truck. Toronto Maple Leafs fans lined up to meet former Leaf Darcy Tucker who signed autographs and posed for pictures with attendees.

Grand re-opening

Company president Tom Boutette welcomed customers and industry people to the grand re-opening of the Etobicoke, Ont. branch of Johnstone SupplyB&B Trade Distribution Centre on May 15. B&B originally opened the branch at 10 Ronson Drive in 1993. In 2017, B&B became the first Canadian member of the Johnstone Supply group of wholesalers, headquartered in Chicago. The group is a co-operative of 103 independent wholesalers that operate in a similar way to Home Hardware stores in Canada. B&B is headquartered in London with five branches in southern Ontario.



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