Ferguson named #1 Supplier of the Year
Supply House Times Ranks Ferguson Premier Among Nations Top Distributors
NEWPORT NEWS, VAAccording to a report in the May issue of Supply House Times magazine, Ferguson is the number one distributor on the publications annual list of the premier 150 wholesale distribution companies. Ferguson has occupied the top spot since 2002 and is proudly ranked among other prominent organizations in the industry.
In compiling their annual list, Supply House Times surveys major wholesalers across the U.S. and Canada. Wholesalers provide the publication with their annual results, and that information is supplemented by industry reports. Supply House Times then ranks each Wholesaler on a list of 150.
John Stegeman, Fergusons president and chief executive officer, on behalf of the Ferguson family, is honored to be named number one this year. We have a strong commitment to customer loyalty and the fundamental values of our organization. This recognition confirms that our customers and peers in the industry have taken notice of our efforts, and we would like to thank Supply House Times for honoring us with the top ranking on their list.
Headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson is the country's largest wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies; pipes, valves and fittings; heating and cooling equipment; waterworks; mechanical and industrial; bathrooms and appliances; tools and safety equipment; and fire protection products. Ferguson has sales of $9.65 billion and 23,000 associates in almost 1,400 service centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.ferguson.com .
Ferguson is part of Wolseley plc, the worlds largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors and a leading supplier of building materials in North America, the UK and Continental Europe. Group revenues for the year ended July 31, 2006, were approximately $25.32 billion. Wolseley has around 78,000 employees operating in 28 countries. Wolseley is listed on the London and New York Stock Exchanges (LSE: WOS, NYSE: WOS) and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies. For more information, visit www.wolseley.com .
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