This past week, President Trump announced an increase on tariffs affecting hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese imports sparking a media frenzy.  Tariffs are not a short term solution.  They are a cornerstone, a backbone, of long term, industrial policy.  Nearly every other country, but for the United States, uses them or some version of them.  And, nearly all other countries don’t stop with tariffs.  They couple them with different tax systems, subsidy systems
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Hubz™ and Time Savings Time is money. Each plumber does their own math. Some work faster, some work more slowly so the cost of labor varies. Some may be around $30/hour while others may be $75/hour or higher. How it is valued is relative, but valued nonetheless. Recently, a customer asked about Hubz and time savings. How much time (and money) does Hubz save? So we broke it down. Let’s look at each part and
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Hubz and Inventory Savings Inventory management is one of the most important concerns for wholesale distributors today.  Having the right parts on the shelf at the right time is essential.  If you don’t have the right product, the customer won’t have it to install – and certainly they can’t buy it! But, having every part under the sun is also not practical.  It’s too expensive.  This problem is compounded by the many systems that plumbers
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The Hubz™ System Tribal’s Hubz system is not complicated.  Not much is complicated in the world of pipe and fittings and rough plumbing systems, for that matter.  But Hubz is really, very simple – even for rough plumbing standards. And yet it’s the simplicity that is exciting plumbers and wholesalers across the country. How does it work? Hubz is a simple male and female connection, but it’s more than meets the eye.  The male side,
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Tribal Manufacturing has launched its new website, www.tribalbrass.com to showcase its extensive line of American-manufactured brass and PEX fittings along with its new Hubz product line that’s currently available for wholesale pre-orders. With two manufacturing plants strategically located in Marshall, Michigan and Chesnee, South Carolina, Tribal is well poised to meet the growing demands for tariff-free brass fittings as Ameri In addition to providing OEM solutions for its customers, Tribal offers a wide range of
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