Forté Buying Group Meets

Forté Buying Group Meets

San Francisco Forté Buying Group, Inc., a decorative plumbing and hardware buying group with a growing following in the kitchen and bath industry, conducted its bi-annual Fall Conference here recently.

The October 2002 conference was attended by 42 of the buying group's Preferred Vendors, who exhibited their products to Forté members in a table-to-table format, according to Forté. Each of the vendors represented high-end, upscale decorative plumbing and hardware lines, Forte added.

The conference included programs addressing key issues facing independent decorative plumbing and hardware showrooms. In addition, 15 new member companies were introduced.

"Forté has grown significantly since we first organized it one year ago," said executive director Ed Schukar. "But we are more focused on the quality of our membership as opposed to how many members we have."

Forté's next conference is scheduled for March 6-8, in New Orleans. Information may be obtained by calling (713) 723-3545.