Winsupply has opened two new outlets: Winsupply of Absecon, New Jersey, and Winsupply of Rockland, Maine.

The two openings represent the seventh and eighth companies Winsupply has added in 2016.

The Absecon location is led by President Jim Yates and serves contractors in the plumbing, hydronics and new-construction industries within Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties.

“Jim Yates decided to invest in a Winsupply company of his own after 26 years in sales and marketing for other wholesale distributors,” said Roland Gordon, president of Winsupply Inc. “The investment opportunity and equity partnership with Winsupply is something that isn’t offered by other major wholesalers in our industry. He’s very knowledgeable with the southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania market, where he has experience as a wholesale branch manager, as well as managing multiple branches in the region and helping them become profitable. Jim and his team have very strong relationships with the local plumbing and heating, and mechanical contractors.”      

President Sam Irish, who has been with Winsupply for more than 10 years and helped open a location in Bangor, Maine, is leading the Rockland business, which serves plumbing, HVAC and hydronics contractors.

“Sam has a strong track record with opening and establishing a successful new business in a new location — experience that will serve him and his team well in Rockland,” Gordon said. “Sam and his team have 35-plus years combined experience in the hydronics, HVAC and plumbing industries, extending our distribution footprint along the important Northeast coast.”