NEXT SUPPLY ADDS VICTAULIC TO THEIR PRODUCT OFFERING

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Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply is continuing to build their presence by substantially expanding their product offering.  Effective March 1, 2022, NEXT will start shipping Victaulic’s comprehensive line of mechanical pipe joining & flow control solutions.  

“Our customers are familiar with and want this product line – so we are extremely excited to now be able to offer this important industry-leading brand to them”, says Michael Storfer, CEO at NEXT. “It is our ability to service all our customers with on-time and rush deliveries that already make us a stronger wholesaler. And by increasing our breadth and depth of inventory to include Victaulic, we help them get their jobs done with the products they are looking for”.

NEXT Supply is a leading wholesaler with 11 fully stocked warehouse locations across the GTA and a full fleet of trucks that delivers to all major hubs in southern Ontario. Committing to having a complete inventory of Victaulic in all their locations aligns with their strong value proposition. Next Supply has experienced and knowledgeable people that are available to support on all product lines and can assist from technical support and customer service to quotations and project management. 

“The addition of this product line will enable us to find new solutions for our customers, and increase our presence in the commercial, industrial and hi rise markets. We believe in being integral to our customers, coworkers and community, so when customers need something, they can have peace of mind knowing they will get it.” Storfer reinforces.

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Victaulic is the originator of the grooved pipe couplings joining system for all complex piping applications. They are known for their dedication to designing, developing, and manufacturing quality and innovative products, servicing industries ranging from commercial building to oil and gas and mining to power generation and water treatment since 1919.

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OVER $2 MILLION IN SUPPORT OF CANCER RESEARCH WAS RAISED AT 2021 ROAD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

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NEXT Supply with 24 teams, had a blast playing in the rain for a great cause at the 2021 event

The 10th annual Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer happened on Saturday October 30 raising an astounding $2.033 Million in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Organizers charted a path through the pandemic to successfully host the first live, in-person fundraising event.  Despite some nervousness and it being a cold, wet day – it was a huge success with a turnout of 115 teams (about 1400 players).  Clearly, this event resonates with our greater community in a very important way sending a clear message to help the mission to Conquer Cancer in our Lifetime.

Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply is proud to have been a part of this historic day. They have once again stepped up their commitment to bring their community together and make a significant impact.  NEXT Supply was awarded the Corporate Challenge Cup for contributing the most funds. Through generous support from staff, friends & family, industry, customers, vendor sponsorship and fundraising events, they are pleased to have delivered over $420,000. Another incentive to raise money was knowing that the top fundraising teams in the tournament had a chance to draft a celebrity that would play and hang out with the team all day. Incredibly, NEXT had 4 teams that realized that dream and drafted: Ken Reid, Jeremy Roenick, Carlo Coliacavo and Laura Fortino. What a incredible experience for all!

There are 1 in 2 odds of being affected by Cancer in Canada.  This event supports The Princess Margaret, which is the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Canada and one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.  “We believe in being integral to our customers, coworkers and community” says Michael Storfer, CEO, “and events like this are the perfect opportunity to engage employees, foster teamwork, have a ton of fun – AND be able to give back to this vital cause that has impacted so many of us”.

Everyone walks away with a significant sense of pride.  NEXT Supply has already committed, along with many customers and vendors, to next year – and looks forward to being part of setting a new World Record on game day in 2022. #GAMEONCANCER

Large group photo credit: Mike Palmer (@roamingfocus)

Watch the 2021 highlights here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWD66iK1E64

For more information or to donate to the event, visit www.roadhockeytoconquercancer.ca

And to learn more about the impact, visit www.theprincessmargaret.ca

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP OUT

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ST JOSEPH HOUSE IN TORONTO GETS A MASSIVE FIXTURE UPGRADE THANKS TO BUSINESSES WORKING TOGETHER.

If you know Next Supply, you know that we are fiercely driven by our core values of being Integral to Customers, Coworkers and Community! So, while we have kept all operations open with a strong commitment to service & full inventory for all customers and maintained a safe & supportive environment for our staff, we have also been working with those in the community that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

NEXT has been assisting Seeds of Hope Foundation who helps people at the crossroads of their lives, since March 2020. We have delivered over 500 survival kits to encampments, donated clothing & gift cards, facilitated movement and storage of many pallets of bottled water, frozen foods and packaged meals, as well as our coworkers making & delivering almost 15,000 sandwiches.

St Joseph House is one of a few establishments in Toronto run by the Seeds of Hope Foundation. It is an older building, at 6 St Joseph St and described as a compassionate place of friendship where volunteers help people who are taking a step up from livelihood challenges and connecting them to a home and a community of people ready to help. While there, we noticed an opportunity to help with their plumbing issues (of course!). Because of Covid, the building was closed to clients and a good time to replace their old, broken, inefficient, and leaking facilities.

We received strong support from American Standard who kindly donated toilets, urinals, flush valves, and faucets. And earlier this week, 2 competent technicians from G.O. Tap Plus in Mississauga replaced and retrofitted the washrooms efficiently. By working together with other businesses who care and each doing a small part – together, we were able to make a big difference to an organization helping the most vulnerable in our community. Money that is not being spent on fixing these washrooms or paying expensive water bills can now go directly to helping those in need.

Thank you to American Standard and G.O. Tap Plus for making this happen with us! It sure feels good!

For more information:        American Standard and GO Taps Plus

NEXT SUPPLY SUPPORTS CUSTOMERS BY ADDING TOTO TO THEIR OFFERING

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Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply has demonstrated their commitment to being a stronger plumbing and hydronics wholesaler by increasing their product offering and strategically providing TOTO’s comprehensive line of bathroom fixtures and fittings, including toilets, baths, urinals, faucets, accessories, lavatories and more. TOTO is the world’s leading brand of quality toilets; known for their innovation, design, and commitment to product development. They are celebrated for brands like NEOREST and WASHLET, which have won awards. However, TOTO has an extensive collection of quality fixtures for the entire bathroom for commercial, industrial, and residential settings.  “For more than 100 years, TOTO’s core mission has been to improve people’s lives with innovative, high-quality products for both the residential bathroom and public restroom,” said Michael Bancheri, Regional Director, Canadian Sales Division, TOTO USA.

“It is NEXT’s ability to service contractors and commercial mechanical customers across the GTA and beyond with on-time and rush deliveries and our commitment to having breadth and depth of inventory that already make a big difference,” says Michael Storfer, CEO at NEXT. “And now, we are allowing a premium product like TOTO to be more available; more within reach to all customers”.

Committing to having a full line of both TOTO products and parts aligns with their entire value proposition. “We believe in being integral to our customers, coworkers and community, so when customers need something, they can have peace of mind knowing they will get it. Our customers can focus on their work knowing that we get them what they need.” Storfer reinforces. Next Supply has experienced and knowledgeable people that are available to support on all product lines.  And they’ve brought increased outside and inside sales support on board to focus on and build this important and growing opportunity. NEXT can assist from technical support and customer service to quotations and project management. 

Helping Feed Toronto – One Sandwich At A Time

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NEXT Supply is Toronto’s most reliable Plumbing & Hydronics Wholesaler. They opened their doors in 2013, but most people working there have been in the industry for decades – and truly are experts in their field. With a strong and differentiated value proposition based on 4 advantages that sets NEXT apart from its competition, the company is successful and growing.  It is also the commitment to their Core Values of being Integral to Customers, Coworkers and Community that helps define NEXT’s achievements. From Supply Chain to Warehouse workers, from Procurement to Inside Sales, from Finance to Truck Drivers – all areas of NEXT have had a common and dedicated willingness to help out our community.

In mid-March 2020 when the harsh reality of COVID-19 started to set in, everyone was told to “Stay Home”.  But what if you did not have a home?  Many shelters in Toronto were shut down and many others were not safe because physically distancing, staying 6m apart from others, was not possible.  NEXT began their relationship with Seeds of Hope Foundation by preparing 500 Survival Kits that were delivered to people living in tents and encampments across the city. The kits included 2 days’ worth of food and snacks, masks, an assortment of hygiene items, socks and small activity books.  This not-for-profit group works with people experiencing homelessness; helping them transition off the streets and into housing.  They have several operations across the city including 6 St. Joseph House – the main office, a café/kitchen and community hub. 

From there, it was obvious; a one-time effort was simply not enough! NEXT has since committed to continuing efforts to help those with food insecurity by organizing ongoing weekly sandwich making and delivery to support this foundation.  Fast forward 10 months: NEXT employees and their families from across all their locations and organization have stepped up – and shopped for, made and delivered between 200-250 sandwiches each week. For a total of over 9,000.  The beautiful part of this effort is that everyone is participating.  Many staff members have engaged their families and children and it has become a Sunday night tradition to contribute to this community effort.

NEXT recognizes that they can have a greater role in this world and in our community through our actions individually AND together as a company.  They also believe that by providing these opportunities for staff to participate in, it creates a better working environment; one that reflects how they consider and interact with each other at NEXT.  

#teambuilding #appreciation #givingback #worktogether #community

NEXT is a Matching Partner: Legends Go Live

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Legends Go LIve

Many, many, things are different this year, ‘in these unprecedented times’, but … Cancer doesn’t take a time out.

Last year we were knee-deep in all things road hockey; gearing up to rally 23 teams across the plumbing and hydronic industry to participate in the 9th annual Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer.  The world’s largest hockey fundraiser and a big customer engagement event for NEXT, we were so proud to raise over $345,000 for life-saving research work being done at The Princess Margaret Hospital.  Leaving the pads last year, we committed to entering more teams, raising even more money and making the 10th Anniversary the best ever!

Understandably, this year’s event has been deferred to September 2021 because of Covid-19 but NEXT Supply continues to support The Princess Margaret Foundation in their goal to Conquer Cancer in our Lifetime.

We recognize that despite the deferral, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre still needs our support.  That is why, to continue to raise funds for one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, we are honoured to be part of a new online contest, as a matching partner. Legends Go Live

This new and innovative program is an opportunity to purchase ballots to 21 once-in-a-lifetime legendary experiences with your favourite celebrity; kick back with Nick Kypreos, play 18 with Wendel Clark, hang with Doug Gilmour, VIP with Krushelnyski and more.  The more ballots you buy, the more chances you have to win.  And for a limited time – sponsors and matching partners allow you to double your chances, dollar for dollar, until $240,000 are used.  This is a limited opportunity. 

Contest closes August 20, 2020.  These 21 legends are going live to help Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime.  NEXT Supply is proud to support.  What about you?

NEXT Helps People Experiencing Homelessness in Toronto

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Brad packing kits

Certainly living up to core values could be easy in good times, but when the COVID-19 virus started to spread in March, NEXT didn’t skip a beat. We truly believe in being Integral to Customers, Coworkers and Community. This is not a marketing initiative or a slogan – its part of our brand. So, even in these uncertain and unprecedented times we were duly quick to ask “How can we help our Community?” For people in Toronto that are homeless, their life already has many struggles, but with the added risk of the pandemic, situations quickly became much more intense. Many shelters were shut down, and those that remained open had many fewer spots available because of social distancing. Many homeless people decided that it was safer to be on the streets than in the shelter system. And with community centres, libraries, coffee shops and other public places all closed they were left with little to no resources, facilities and support systems.
NEXT reached out to a local organization called Seeds of Hope Foundation that works directly with those in need, helping them transition off the streets and into homes and found out how we could best help. With many volunteers willing to participate at NEXT, we prepared 500 Survival Kits; each containing 2 bottles of water, 2 sandwiches, protein bar, meal replacement drink, some snacks, soap, deodorant, a face cloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, activity books, a pen and a pair of socks. As well, some coworkers made homemade masks and employees’ kids got involved by making cards to add in. An assembly line, maintaining 6 feet of distance between stations and strict safety protocols, was created in our main warehouse. We packed all the kits into large totes and efficiently delivered them to this organizations main location, where a team of volunteers were mobilized to deliver them to the people living on the streets, in tents and in encampments.
We are continuing our efforts to help those with food insecurity by organizing ongoing weekly sandwich making and delivery to support this foundation.
NEXT recognizes that we can have a greater role in this world and in our community through our actions individually and together as a company. We also believe that by providing these opportunities for staff to participate in, it creates a better working environment; one that reflects how we consider and interact with each other at NEXT.

Ecuador 2020: NEXT Trip of a Lifetime

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As part of our core values of being Integral to our Customers, Co-workers, and Community, NEXT Supply took a group of volunteers back to Ecuador for the 3rd time on February 5th, 2020. “Little did they know that this would be a trip of a lifetime that would change their perspective going forward”.

The group was mostly made up of people from different locations and departments so there was a little worry about how the dynamic was going to play out for the trip.  All for no reason! When you’re crossing a bridge suspended at 50 meters above the
torrential Pastaza River, white water rafting while holding on for dear life, and zip lining at a speeds up to 90 km/h – something interesting happens between co-workers. Barriers slowly faded and everyone started bonding – all of a sudden the team was getting to know each other in a unique and special way.

After three days of participating in exhilarating activities the focus changed to providing life-giving opportunities. With the help of the Me to We organization, the group descended into the Amazon Basin. It was a very humbling and impactful experience for all to hear first-hand the stories of both struggles and successes of the local villagers. This certainly makes one realize how fortunate they are despite the challenges that they may of had at home.

The real hard-work and focus of effort was made in a small jungle community called Los Rios, where help was provided with an ongoing construction project building additional classrooms for a school. The physical work was done manually with basic tools – classic hard labour under the heat of the sun was no barrier to helping out and was all worth it!  Motivation came from knowing that some of the kids had to walk 5km to get to school everyday and thinking about how the new classrooms were someday going to pave a way to a
more successful future for many children.

Overall the trip was extraordinary, rewarding and life-changing. The comradery developed as a group, the impact left at Los Rios and a renewed outlook for the future was all worth the efforts. NEXT Supply is proud to play a part that cares and supports not only for its own people but also for helping the community at large.

Check out our You Tube video here

NEXT Hosts 24 hour Basketball Tournament

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What do you do when you have a basketball court in your office and a never ending desire to help out in the Community? NEXT Supply hosted a 24 hour Basketball Tournament called HOOPS FOR YOUTH to raise money to buy basketballs for local youth community programs. It started at 5pm on Friday November 15 right through to 5pm on Saturday November 16, 2019.

“We invited customers, vendors and industry colleagues to participate and join in the fun” said Michael Storfer, CEO at NEXT. There were 240 time slots to fill to ensure that 5 people a side played for every hour. Many played for more than an hour and family and friends also contributed to the steady stream of sleep-deprived committed athletes. “We are grateful to all participants that went without sleep … for the cause”. There really is something special and bonding about participating in a common goal to give back to others. In total, NEXT raised over $3,000 and has already committed to buying balls for YMCA, Inner City Outreach and other community centers across the GTA.

Stay tuned for the date of the 48 hour basketball game in early 2020. #worktogether and #playtogether

NEXT Rallies Industry Across 23 Teams to Raise Over $345,000 for Cancer Research

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Next Plumbing and Hydronics Supply has demonstrated their commitment to helping find a cure for cancer through their participation in the annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event held this past weekend. Next is proud to make such a significant impact through their involvement in this amazing event which proved to be the perfect opportunity to give back and remember those lost to cancer.

 “We believe in being integral to our customers, coworkers and community” says Michael Storfer, CEO, “and events like this are a tremendous occasion to engage employees, customers and vendors to make a difference for a cause that touches so many of us”. Through fundraising support and efforts like walking/running groups, skills competitions, raffles, 50/50 draws and more, Next connected with their industry and gathered over 300 people to join together. “We were engaged, emotional, impactful and had a lot of fun. We demonstrated our commitment and leadership – showing up in numbers, recognizing the importance of these efforts”.

Overall, the 9th annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event had more then 1,900 participants, making up 167 teams, which faced off at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and raised a record-breaking $3.1 million.  This year brings the annual event’s nine-year fundraising total to over $23 million raised which supports world-leading research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.

With each team playing four games throughout the course of the day, the top fundraising teams had an extra incentive for their efforts – the opportunity to draft and play with a celebrity.  “Hockey has always played an important role in my life,” says former Canadian NHL player Shayne Corson who helped out on our Next ‘Plumbing’ team. “One of the reasons I love coming to this event is that it allows me to play a game I love to raise funds in honour of my Dad, who I lost to cancer. Not to mention, it’s just a really fun day!”

At the end of the successful day, Michael Storfer, who is also an event ambassador added, “we can and will make a difference!” Next Supply has already committed to 30 teams next year. #GameOnCancer

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