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Give Blood. Save Your Life.

July 12, 2010 

Recent studies show that giving blood regularly could perhaps increase your life expectancy. 

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Community Involvement

June 16, 2010

Eastern Associates across the Southeast get involved in organizations to make a difference.  These are examples of how Eastern Cares in our Communities.

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Update – Josh Worley

June 4, 2010

On June 3rd, Greenville Associates presented Josh Worley with a basket of goodies for which they had collected donations.  Josh was the Branch 1 UPS driver until he was diagnosed with Stage 4 – Pancreatic Cancer.  He still visits our Greenville location once a month as he has developed close friendships with many of the Associates.

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Funny Thing About Human Nature

June 3, 2010

When I am working with someone on financial and other life issues, I often learn more about myself than I do about that person. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned about us has to do with how we choose to respond to a problem we’re facing. Usually, one of two crises bring us to the moment of a decision to act.  Either we have dug a hole so deep that we can’t see hope for a way out, or our circumstances dramatically and suddenly cost us something that we held dear.

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Field Day

May 17, 2010

On Friday May 14th I had the privilege of participating in field day at Mauldin Middle School with my daughter, Courtney. I was so excited that she asked me, and I said yes right away.

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Eastern Commemorates 30th Anniversary

Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, celebrates their 30th Anniversary this year.

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Eastern Commemorates 30th Anniversary – June 9, 2010

Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, celebrates their 30th Anniversary this year.  Observing this milestone throughout 2010, senior leadership felt it important to share this achievement with the individuals who made this accomplishment possible – Eastern’s Associates and Customers.  Eastern showed their gratitude by hosting Customer Appreciation Day Events across the company as well as a special Associate Appreciation Day.  “Our growth and development has not been possible without the extraordinary dedication and commitment of our Associates, Customers, and Vendor Partners,” declares Richy Milligan, Vice President – Sales and Marketing. 

Independently owned and operated, Eastern has continued to expand across the Southeast with 12 locations in order to better serve their customer base.  With a steadfast and optimistic look to the next 30 years, Eastern plans to continue growth as a full-line distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and commercial plumbing supplies.  Eastern’s business model includes a daily commitment to exceed customer expectations while honoring five core values – Honesty, Integrity, Caring, Self-Responsibility, and Being Positive. 

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Needs and Wants

June 4, 2010

I saw an article that made me stop and think. Sometimes, that is painful! Society tells us that we deserve many things. It tells us that we are the most important one and that our spouses should meet all the wants that we have in our lives. It is no wonder we have trouble staying together as couples. Who could possibly meet all our wants? The article I read said, “We need food and water but another person will not always meet all our wants: self-esteem, financial, sexual desires, large amount of companionship, etc. There is only one that meets all of our needs and that is God. He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.”

Help us Lord to follow you and not expect another person to give us our wants. Help us to look to you for what we need, and help us by controlling our wants.

Vicki Mullen
Greenville, SC

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Eastern Mourns the Loss of Dale McDaris

October 8, 2009

Robin Dale McDaris, 49, passed away at his home in Greenville, SC on October 8, 2009, following a three-month battle with brain cancer.  McDaris was the Anderson Branch Manager of Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc.  He had worked for Eastern for fifteen years.   Kip Miller, President and CEO, notes, “Dale was a hard and productive worker.  He played a major role in helping Eastern establish business with some of the company’s major accounts.  Dale was one of the warmest and friendliest people I have ever known.  I was blessed to have known him.”

McDaris was survived by his wife Whitney Lockwood McDaris and their two children, Grayson (5) and Tinsley (3).  He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. McDaris of Greer; his sister-in-law, Sandy D. McDaris; his two nephews, Brent and Trey McDaris; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Dale was preceded in death by his brother, Gary D. McDaris.  

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The Wholesaler’s PVF Hall of Fame – May 14, 2010

The Wholesaler announced that Eastern would be the 2010 addition to their PVF Hall of Fame.  Morris R. Beschloss commented in the April issue of The Wholesaler, “This year’s inductee is Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc, which has literally exploded its business in a substantial segment of the Southeast, where this multi-branch group has become a fast-growing factor in pipe-valves-fittings.”

The May issue has hit the stands, and Eastern is proud to share with you this news.  To view the article please click here.

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