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Making Christmas Special

December 30, 2010

Ms. Lenora Cuddy, a volunteer with Miracle Hill Ministries (MHM) in the Upstate of South Carolina, has spearheaded a special mission to provide “Christmas” for the children who have been placed – some temporarily, some permanently – at the MHM Children’s Home. These children are the innocent victims of troubled circumstances, and through this project, they are able to experience the blessing of Christmas in a very special way.

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Christmas Tradition

December 20, 2010


Our Jacksonville location hosted their Annual Christmas Customer Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, December 16th.  Over 300 customers came by to sample the smorgasbord of food.  Jimmy Wight, Assistant Branch Manager, spearheads this tradition by cooking up smoked sausage, pulled pork, turkey, chicken, and ham plus all the sides. 

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Joy Jar

December 17, 2010

I placed a Joy Jar at both Corporate and Greenville for the month of December. I got the idea after reading a book about spreading Christmas cheer through anonymous giving.

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Southern Hospitality

December 15, 2010

Eastern Cares was privileged to take a gift basket to the Southern family after Matthew Southern received a kidney transplant.

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Christmas Wish

Decmber 10, 2010

Chris Balodis and his wife, Jeanne, presented a check for $1,250 on December 7th on behalf of Eastern. 

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NIBCO Press System

NIBCO has combined the proven performance of press technology and applied it to their most specified commercial valves perfecting the largest and most reliable press-to-connect valve offering in the industry.

  • Requires no flame, flux, or solder
  • ½” – 4″ fittings, valves, and tools
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Labor savings
  • Consistent, reliable joints

Largest Valve Offering in the Industry

  • ½” through 4″
  • Ball Valves
  • Butterfly Valves
  • Gate Valves
  • Globe Valves
  • Check Valves

NIBCO Pressing Tools

NIBCO’s press-to-connect fittings and valves are designed to be joined with NIBCO pressing tools, jaws, and chains. This flame-free method requires no flux, solder, or other joining material, a distinct advantage over soldering or brazing.

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Celebration in Tanzania

December 8, 2010

The results are in on the National Exams for students entering the Secondary School level. Exam scores determine the quality of school that a student can attend. All three of the students from Daily Bread Life Children’s Home passed their national exams and are qualified to enter Secondary School!

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Easterns Wins A-D Conversion Award

Eastern proudly accepted the 2010 A-D Conversion Award for the Plumbing Division for our conversion efforts with Bradford White.

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Easterns Wins A-D Conversion Award – October 24, 2010

On October 4, 2010 Eastern proudly accepted the 2010 A-D Conversion Award for the Plumbing Division for our conversion efforts with Bradford White.  Kip Miller – President and CEO, Gus Allen – Plumbing Corporate Sales Manager, and Alyn Judkins – Vice President of Procurement were present on behalf of Eastern to accept this award jointly with the Associates from Bradford White.

Bradford White partnered with Eastern on numerous SSP events to help grow not only their business with Eastern, but also their name in our markets. We conducted numerous counter events, training activities with customers and associates, and joint sales calls across our regional coverage. We also had a kickoff promotional giveaway program for the first few months. The hard work and dedication of both sides is clear and the rewards are obvious.

Eastern is always focused on nurturing A-D relationships and was honored to be rewarded for these efforts.

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Christian Business Conference

November 17, 2010

Kip Miller, President and CEO; Garry Freeman, Eastern Cares Financial Consultant; and Floyd Parker, Eastern Cares Director, shared with business owners and leaders in the Christian Business Conference, Camp Rama, Toronto Canada, November 12-14.  The conference was jointly sponsored by Camp Rama and Teleios Ministry of Greenville, SC. 

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