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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2012 / VOL 35 / NO.1


44 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Trainor Associates 15290 Stoney Creek Way Noblesville, IN 46060 Tel: 317-773-1668 TRAINOR ASSOCIATES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS! Trainor Associates was Trainor Associates’ founded by Bill Trainor in outside sales team is 1981. Bill left Service represented by Ian Jones, Supply Company and who joined the agency in started his own company with a vision and a lot of hard work! Trainor Associates has 1984. Ian is a partner and brings great youth and experience skills to the agency. He has acquired represented some of the the CPMR designation best and most well known manufacturers in the fastener Ian Jones (left) and Bill Trainor (right) (a Certified Professional Manufacturer Representative). and construction supply industries. They pride Ian has 20 years of industry sales experience. Ian is themselves on representing quality companies and growing their business. They have built a reputation as one of the leading manufacturer representatives groups in the Mid-West. Trainor Associates operates a 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Noblesville, IN (in the Indianapolis, IN area). They stock key product lines and function as Powers Fasteners Midwest warehouse operation. They are supported by the three inside sales persons and three warehouse men. Trainor Associates realized it was difficult to offer quick deliveries from companies on the East and West coasts. They bring the product to the Midwest and offer next day delivery to many major markets and second day delivery to the entire Mid-West. The recession has forced distributors to reduce inventory, with Trainor Associate’s inventory, they can located in the Cleveland, OH area and also wears the hat of the sales manager for Trainor Associates. Chris Gauche joined Trainor Associates in 2003 and brought with him 10 years of sales experience. Chris is located in the Cincinnati, OH area. Chris has a CSP designation (a Certified Sales Professional). Trainor Associates has a strong philosophy of continued education and advanced training for all their personnel. Trainor Associates has a philosophy, “We treat each manufacturer as it was our own company” “If we don’t grow and sell our manufacturer’s products, they don’t really need us!” Trainor Associates offers knowledgeable salesmen, experience, local inventory and great customer support. We have a youthful team and we are already looking forward to the next 30 years! still offer great service!

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 45 PWFA - 10842 Noel Street, #107, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 • Tel: 714.484.4747 • Fax: 562.684.0695 • PACIFIC-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION PAC-WEST MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 22-24, 2012 Save the date now to attend the Pac-West 2012 Spring Conference, March 22-24 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco, California. Program details will be published in just a few weeks, but we can give you highlights right now. Educational sessions will feature: • Sales guru Ann marie Houghtailing • Economist Dr. Esmail Adibi • Tips on how to talk with your banker about loans and lines of credit • Ignite sessions, including “Twitter for Dummies” Social events at the conference will include: • Golf at the Presidio Golf Course • A fun evening at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company • Spouse program • And more! The conference venue, the Grand Hyatt Hotel, is on San Francisco’s Union Square, where the best names in fashion, dining and theater have resided for more than 100 years. For more information about Pac-West and its activities contact Vickie Lester, CAE, executive director, Pacific-West Fastener Association, 10842 Noel Street #107, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Tel: 714-484-4747, Fax 562-684-0695, Email or visit online at


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