Mincron’s SmartDistributor successfully implemented at R.L. Wurz

R.L. Wurz

HOUSTON — Mincron is delighted to announce that new customer R.L. Wurz Company has gone live on SmartDistributor 12.1!

R.W. Wurz, a leading construction materials distributor based in Cleveland, spent several years researching distribution software before selecting Mincron as their software solution partner. President Tom Lavelle said, “The two primary reasons we selected Mincron were their system excellence in the distribution industry and the quality of their people.”

R.L. Wurz offers a complete selection of specialty caulk, sealant, waterproofing, concrete and masonry products from top manufacturers. Its primary customers are contractors, architects, engineers and property managers. The company stays on the leading edge with the latest in products, LEED certifications, green building technology and warranties — and now the SmartDistributor fully integrated distribution management solution!

Mincron’s core solution, SmartDistributor, is a full ERP system that gives distributors the tools they need to most effectively manage, monitor and analyze all aspects of their business. Those capabilities maximize distributors’ efficiency, productivity and service — and ultimately, their profitability. Lavelle believes that Mincron’s solution will provide significant opportunities for the company.

R.L. Wurz was founded in 1933 by Ray L. Wurz, who was a pioneer in developing porcelain steel buildings and, despite the business conditions of The Depression, was able to build engineering systems while establishing a network of suppliers and customers. In the late 1950s, General Electric proposed that R.L. Wurz — their largest customer in Ohio — begin distributing its silicone sealants. That was the beginning of the company’s distribution business.

Lavelle, who had built a solid reputation in the construction supply business in Ohio, acquired the company in 2010. Since then, R.L. Wurz has opened locations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, expanded their sales force and brought on additional product lines. Much of their growth is credited to Lavelle’s commitment to customers.

They also built a large new warehouse that was designed to improve shipping/receiving efficiency and grow their inventory to better serve customers. SmartDistributor’s warehouse management and inventory control solutions will be instrumental in furthering those initiatives.

Mincron’s highly experienced team thrives on developing new, more efficient methods for distributor to perform routine tasks. These innovations give distributors new avenues for economic growth and competitive strategies for their company’s futures.

“Service First” is the philosophy that the Mincron staff has in dealing with customers. It begins in the initial planning stages and consistently continues going forward. Customers are not just a number; each customer has a dedicated support team that knows them and their businesses.

The staff at Mincron also knows how to listen. Much of their new product development is done as the result of customer roundtables or special requests. That’s why they are proud to say that Mincron is Distributor Driven, by Design.

 

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