Spring 2017

 

Winter 2017

 

Fall 2016

 

Summer

 

Cover Story: Make the Magic Happen was the theme of our 17th Annual Meeting at the Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL and magic is exactly what we got!; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update; Concrete Corner…Read More


Spring

Cover Story: Brighton-Best; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update…Read More

Winter

Cover Story: Makita Meeting and Exceeding Expectations; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update…Read More

2015

Fall

Cover Story: DeWALT Expands Its Initiative to Make Products in the USA; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update…Read More

Summer

Cover Story: Built by Design…Climb on Board; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update…Read More

Spring

Cover Story: Hitachi: New Beginnings in 2015 for Hitachi Power Tools; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update…Read More


Winter

Cover Story: Simpson Strong-Tie: A legacy of Customer Service and Product Solutions; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 University Update…Read More

2014

Fall

Cover Story: No Limits – Power & Speed to Unplug the Cord Makita; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Concrete Initiative Update; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More


Summer

Cover Story: Shaping our Future – 15th Annual May Meeting; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More


Spring

Cover Story: Milwaukee – Nothing but Heavy Duty®; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More

Winter

Cover Story: DeWALT – Products Built in the USA, with Global Materials; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More

2013

Fall

Cover Story: Irwin Tools – Sales Model Improvements; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More


Summer

Cover Story: Reach for the Stars…Partner UP! 14th Annual Meeting Awards; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More


Spring

Cover Story: Hitachi-Gaining Significant Ground in Pneumatics despite the Economy; President’s Message; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More

Winter

 

Cover Story: Sphere 1 University & Gateway for Growth;; Board Chairman’s Message; TREK Center News; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; In Memoriam…Read More

2012

Fall

Cover Story: Who is MAX?; President’s Message; Member News; Preferred Supplier News; Sphere 1 Testimonials; TREK Center News; Calendar of Events…Read More

Summer

Top preferred supplier honors went to SIMPSON Strong-Tie and IRWIN!
SIMPSON Strong-Tie was awarded as our Partner of the Year 2011 for Core Products. Partner of the Year for Accessory Products was awarded to IRWIN. The award is based on six key criteria including member balloting, volume, growth, number of members buying from each, successful Gateway for Growth planning, and Sphere 1 U student course completion.
SIMPSON Strong-Tie and IRWIN Ranked #1 overall! Read More

Spring

Champion Cutting Tool Corporation – A Great Team Built On Its People!
At the 2011 Partnership Conference, Champion Cutting Tool Company was honored to show a presentation to the Sphere 1 membership called “Champion through the Years”.  It was a thrill to ask trivia questions while tracing Champion’s history to the music and pop culture of the day.   Read More

Winter

Team PFC – It’s All About Reputation!
For those who may not know, Porteous Fastener Company was founded by Anne and Bud Porteous in 1966. They “Bet the Farm” so to speak when he opened a 2000 square foot fastener warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. As with most start up businesses, the first years were a struggle but Bud made sure his employee’s and suppliers were paid, before ever taking a salary for himself. That is how it all started. Bud’s reputation for fairness was the cornerstone on which PFC was built. Read More

2011

Fall

Unistrut Announces Solar Installation Clamps
Unistrut®, a part of Atkore International continues to expand its product line to include Solar Installation products. We offer the largest product portfolio for solar requirements, fast installation, nationwide customer service, material and labor savings and a variety of different finishes. Our system can handle any solar installation need both large and small. Read More

Summer

12th Annual Meeting & Conference
Top supplier honors went to DeWALT and ROLAIR. DeWalt was Partner of the Year for Core Products. Partner of the Year for Accessory Products was awarded to Rolair. Both companies will have the opportunity to make a presentation to the members during the May 2012 meeting. Read More


Spring

Putting Customers First
“Look around the room and tell me if you can find your boss” – a question Simpson Strong-Tie Chairman Barclay Simpson posed at the company’s International Sales Meeting nearly 12 years ago. “Have you located him yet?” “WRONG,” said Barc. Read More

Winter

A Stable of Brands Working Hard to Grow Your Business
During the 2010 STAFDA convention, Stanley Black & Decker demonstrated its commitment to become a critical business partner for all Sphere 1 members by showing how these brands are working together to grow your business. Read More

2010

Summer

Focusing on the Future: 11th Annual Meeting & Conference
Sphere 1 members and suppliers traveled in May to Orlando, Florida for three days of sun, fun, networking and meetings. Karaoke and BBQ greeted attendees at the opening party. Members participated in newly formed Networking Groups during our Member Meeting. Read More

Spring

Powers Fasteners: Strategies to Grow in a Down Economy
Distributors are dealing with the current economic downturn: Nationally, the non-residential market for construction dropped 21.8% in 2009, and in 2010 the market forecast is another 13% drop. Residential construction is at the lowest level since September 11, 2001. Read More

Winter

Makita, Driven by Innovation,Continues to Lead In 2010
Makita, a Sphere 1 Preferred Supplier, continues to lead in 2010 with more best-in-class industrial power tools and high energy marketing. Makita’s initiatives are fueled by innovation and are part of a relentless drive to build the brand and increase user awareness. Read More