General Supply & Machine Co. named distributor of the year.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Meridian, Miss.-based General Supply & Machine Co. Inc. was named Distributor of the Year by the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division during its annual distributors conference, Jan. 25-28 in Maui, Hawaii.

"Throughout the past year, Alex Weddington (of General Supply and Machine Co.) and his team have gone above and beyond the call to grow the market for Mr. Slim and City Multi products in Mississippi. We appreciate his efforts and look forward to growing them in 2005," said Bud Nardello, national director of sales for Mitsubishi.

The International Distributor of the Year award was presented to Quality Electric Supply in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The Manufacturer's Representative of the Year, acknowledging a representative's overall growth in sales territory and commitment to Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Diamond Alliance program, went to the Joyce Agency of Springfield, Va.

"We've always received great support from the team at the Joyce Agency," said Nardello. "In 2004 we saw their efforts truly pay off."

Recognizing a company's commitment to the Diamond Alliance initiative, this year's Alliance Awards were presented to Abco Refrigeration in Long Island, N.Y., and the George F. Whellock Co. Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.