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Eastern is a 2017 Top Workplace



Greenville, South Carolina (07/05/2017) – Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by Integrated Media Publishing. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. Eastern is ranked #10 out of 16 Small Businesses to receive the award.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“The overall positive feedback from our Ambassadors of our organizational health and workplace culture is humbling,” says Kip Miller, Eastern’s President and CEO.  “Our Ambassadors truly care about people and they have a strong desire to have a positive impact upon one another, their communities, their country, and cultures around the world.  They are the reason our Eastern Cares initiatives thrive and drive our positive culture and growth.”


Eastern opened its doors in 1980 in Greenville, SC. Independently owned and operated, growth has led the company to 15 locations in NC, SC, FL, GA, AL and TN. Eastern specializes in the quality distribution of pipe, valves, fittings, and commercial plumbing products. They also specialize in valve automation and pipe fabrication.

Eastern focuses on exceeding customer expectations through a culture of caring in which “people” are valued over “profits,” as the company strives to have a positive impact upon the lives of others by demonstrating God-honoring values of Caring, Honesty, Integrity, Self-Responsibility, and Being Positive.

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Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. Acquires Greensboro Pipe Company, Greensboro, NC

Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. (EISI), Greenville, SC, a wholesale distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, plumbing, and industrial specialties – with branch locations in SC, NC, GA, FL, AL, and TN – announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Greensboro Pipe Company, Greensboro, NC. The Greensboro location will become the fifteenth branch for the company.

The acquisition of Greensboro Pipe Company (GPC), a supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and related products, extends Eastern’s growing footprint. Kip Miller, President and CEO of Eastern, stated: “This acquisition is in line with strategic efforts to expand our base of business, strengthen customer support, and improve operational efficiencies.” Rob Livingston, former President of Greensboro Pipe, said: “We feel confident that our partnership with Eastern will enable us to make positive changes for ourselves, our employees, as well as our customers and vendors.”

Further, Livingston stated: “Joining Eastern was a good fit for us. It enables us to provide improved service, more competitive pricing, and will add depth to our organization. We are excited to add to our market basket valve automation, fabrication services including cutting, threading and grooving of pipe and technical expertise across multiple verticals, including power technologies.”

Miller stated that he is impressed with the efficiencies of GPC and the way Rob Livingston cares for his employees. “GPC has a number of longstanding employees which speaks well of GPC’s leadership and position in the marketplace. They recognize the worth of people.”

Rob Livingston has been employed by Eastern and will continue working with the Greensboro location in a sales leadership role.

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Bell-O-Seal Valves

Eastern and Bell-O-Seal are well qualified to provide technical assistance for applications involving hazardous fluids and gasses. Bell-O-Seal Valves are an optimum choice worldwide for a broad range of applications. The exceptional versatility, superior operating characteristics, robust construction, and consistent dependability of Bell-O-Seal Valves have won widespread acceptance in our industry in specifications such as Chevron, DSM, and Formsa Plastics. Steam, chemical, and hydrocarbon processing are typical applications. Other applications include but are not limited to: thermic fluid, ammonia, chlorine, phosgene, butadine, benzene, ethylene, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, steam, and fatty acid. Uniquely engineered and performance tested Bell-O-Seal Valves assure safer operating conditions and compliance with anti-pollution regulations. The “Zero Stem Leakage” design eliminates fugitive emission hazards to humans and the environment, plus costly downtime required to maintain standard packed valves. In fact, each valve has a five-year leak free (through the stem) guarantee for 20,000 cycles on/off.  Bell-O-Seal Valves are available in all standard sizes in ANSI flanged, threaded, and weld end configurations.


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