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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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Charlotte Grand Opening – May 7, 2010

Located at 2019 North Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC, Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. officially opened its new location on May 6, 2010.  The Grand Opening event featured a catered barbeque lunch and product demonstrations by Anvil International, Apollo Valves, Bradford White, Lenox, TOTO USA, and Tyler Pipe.  There were over seventy-five people in attendance at this event.  The Charlotte location stocks a full-line inventory of pipe, valves, fittings, and plumbing supplies.  Celebrating 30 years of experience, Eastern’s Charlotte Associates are ready to serve the Commercial Plumbing, Mechanical, and Industrial markets with a substantial depth in inventory.  Branch manager, Shelby Jones, comments “Our new location increases our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations.  Please stop by our counter and let us show you our vast product selections.  We look forward to showing you why we are ‘The Company You Can Trust.’” 

Independently owned and operated, Eastern has continued to grow across the Southeast to better serve their customer base.  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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Thank You

Thank you for getting in touch with us. As promised, one of our sales representatives will be in touch with you within 1 business day. We look forward to serving you!

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Never Alone

April 23, 2010

It is so wonderful to have the Lord with you always. When you know the Lord, He is constantly with you, but have you ever needed Him to literally hold your hand?

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The Blood Connection

April 21, 2010

Today the Blood Vessel was parked in Greenville’s pipe yard for its quarterly visit. This month a challenge was brought to the table between Eastern’s Corporate and Greenville locations – Who could have the most participation? The idea sparked an interest with a total of 25 donors and 3 first time donors.

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Hating Warts

March 23, 2010

When I was a child I remember having warts all over my hands. The doctor said it was a virus that spread over my hands. One day I counted them and to my displeasure I had twenty-eight warts. This is not a pretty picture, especially for a girl! I don’t remember how long it took me to get all of those but they went away rather suddenly.

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

February 26, 2010

In February, Bobby Bishop (LaGrange Outside Sales Representative), Michael Thompkins (LaGrange Distribution Coordinator), and Paul Thompkins (Western Georgia Regional Manager) were able to participate in an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition

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Water is Life

February 25, 2010

The Eastern Cares Emergency Fund made a donation to Water Missions International to help them in their efforts to provide clean drinking water to Haiti.

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Church in India Update

February 25, 2010

Here in the South church steeples are commonplace.  In fact, churches are even built next door to one another.  It is hard to imagine for most Americans not only having to travel a great distance just to go to church, but also doing so amidst an often hostile environment.  Yet, that was the case for more than 100 Christian families of Subramanya Nagar in Puttur village, Udupi Taluk in South India until Rajesh Salins of Bell-O-Seal Valve, one of Eastern’s business contacts, was inspired by God to construct a church in order to benefit all Christians in the area.  Eastern partnered with Bell-O-Seal to “help shine the light of hope for Christians and others in this area,” said Kip Miller, CEO and President of Eastern. 

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