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William M. Bird – East Bay Supply Company receive The Smooth Performer Award

The Southern Diversified Distributors Companies Recognized for Excellence

Charleston, SC – November 1, 2023 – Schönox HPS North America presented William M. Bird and East Bay Supply Company, both members of the Southern Diversified Distributors family of companies, with the Schönox Smooth Performer Award. “The Award was well deserved with William M. Bird and East Bay Supply delivering the highest growth in volume combined with outstanding order fulfillment results augmented with their leading logistics platform,” explained Doug Young, Executive Vice President, Schönox HPS North America.

“Our vision to be the preferred partner with our customers and manufacturers provides a daily roadmap for our work,” commented Maybank Hagood, CEO, SDD & William M. Bird. “The Schönox Smooth Performer Award is a tangible sign we are following that roadmap.” The award is given just once a year by Schönox, recognizing outstanding support, dedication, and partnership across the professional flooring community.

“At William M. Bird and East Bay Supply, we carefully select the manufacturers with which we partner, knowing they are integral to the trust we must have with them as we provide the right products to the right customers at the right time,” explained Gene Corvino, Senior VP & CFO with Southern Diversified Distributors and President of Willam M. Bird. Founded in 1865, Willam M. Bird now supplies 4000 customers across 9 states with more than 60,000 products made by over 100 manufacturers leveraging the company’s 21 locations and 50 trucks.

“East Bay Supply literally puts the tools into the hands of flooring professionals, but the trust we build with each of those pros is built from our desire to earn their respect each day by doing what we say,” remarked Jaco Kruger, Managing Director, East Bay Supply Company. “Our relationship with Schönox is similarly one of respect and trust earned through a shared commitment to provide profitable solutions to customers guided by timeless values. Over the past few years, East Bay Supply has enjoyed significant growth and that growth would not have been possible without great partners like Schönox.”

Schönox HPS North America’s Thomas Trissl (Principal), Doug Young (Executive Vice President), and Jennifer Kennedy (Distribution Support Manager) visited Southern Diversified Distributors in Charleston to present the Schönox Smooth Performer Award. The Award recognizes high achievement in the distribution and support of Schönox smoothing, patching, and self-leveling products over the course of the year.

“All of us at Schönox are honored to work with William M. Bird and East Bay Supply Company, striving to be a part of their vision that trusting relationships matter most,” said Thomas Trissl, Principal, Schönox HPS North America. “We couldn’t agree more, recognizing them with the Schönox Smooth Performer Award.”

About HPS Schönox

Schönox HPS North America, Inc., a business unit of TMT America, Inc., is a customer-oriented, entrepreneurial, high-tech company specializing in subfloor solutions for new construction, as well as renovation and occupied spaces. Innovative products include primers and moisture mitigation systems, subfloor repair products, floor-leveling compounds, adhesives, and waterproofing materials for installing floor coverings. For more information about Schönox products, contact the Marketing Department by emailing moc.s1721159549roolf1721159549busph1721159549@gnit1721159549ekram1721159549, calling toll free 855.391.2649, or visiting