Tom Hammel 2017-10-03 02:06:19
Going into its 40th year of business, The Lawless Group’s goal is to establish itself as the number one manufacturer’s representative agency in the U.S. The tag line, “The Law of Representation Since 1978,” is what the firm aspires to be — the best, most respected group of people in the business. “We are currently armed with 23 outside, nine inside and five end-user specialists in our geography, which covers Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Western Tennessee,” states Richard Lawless, president of the Lawless Group. “People make the company. We believe that to be true, and feel that we have assembled a team of the most talented and tenured people, with over 300 years of combined experience in the industry. “So, we treasure them by not only developing and recognizing outstanding individuals, but also caring for them and their families. After all, our employees are a direct link between our manufacturers and the customers that we serve. So when they’re successful, we’re all successful.” With more people in more places throughout the Southwest, Lawless builds relationships that move product and improve performance. This philosophy has extended beyond the distributor to the ultimate user. The Lawless Group currently serves and supports hard working companies and individuals in the following channels with a synergy of lines that allow it to offer solutions and solve problems: Industrial (MRO, Oil & Gas, Pipeline) Construction (Concrete, Commercial, Industrial) Processing (Chemical, Paper) Rental Waste Water Treatment Power Generation (Wind, Thermal, Nuclear, Coal) Pipeline Contractors Fabrication Shops Welding Shops STOCK ON HAND “As our business grows, so does our partners’ need for stuff!” Lawless adds. “Operating six locations, our commitment to local inventory is evidenced by more than 150,000 square feet of warehouse space devoted to supporting the supply chain. Local inventory. Regional reach. Connecting people to the products they need — immediately!” The Lawless Group stocking warehouses include two in Dallas, two in Houston, one in Stafford, Texas, and one in Houma, Louisiana. Altogether, these six facilities contain nearly 200,000 square feet of product space. TRAINING PROS As manufacturer resources have tightened in recent years, training has become a more integral part of the Lawless Group’s business. “We strive to enable our sales staff to be a powerful force in the geography we serve and compliment them with five end user specialists who are able to be deployed anywhere at any time,” Lawless explains. “Our commitment to helping our manufacturers and distributors reach their sales objectives through product training and demonstrations is evident through the several facilities currently used in our training process. “Our Dallas Work Zone facility is more than just a classroom; it provides hands-on training in a comfortable environment. Over 10,000 square feet of space is used for product demonstrations, conference room meetings, classroom learning and vendor booths. We have held training sessions for more than 60 groups (approximately 1,800 attendees) since opening in July of 2010, and anticipate more than 2,000 visitors annually for training, trade shows and demonstrations. Our ability to host specific, trade focused, training sessions for distributors, as well as end users has set us apart.” The Lawless Group maintains Work Zone training facilities in Dallas, Houston, East Texas and in Houma, Louisiana. These facilities, along with the work Lawless End User Specialists do at the job site (including more than 2,500 contractors trained during this year’s Safety Stand Down) allow Lawless professionals and their customers to get down to business where it counts. A CONCRETE COMMITMENT “At The Lawless Group, we strive to be more than a representative,” Lawless states. “We are a partner, both to the manufacturers we support and the industrial, construction and processing firms we serve. We are committed to building relationships first — they are what allow us to offer solutions and solve problems.” “We have an intimate understanding of our customers’ lives and we support them with feet on the street, more than 200,000 square feet of warehouse space filled with a broad range of quality products — and the ability to offer training and knowledge. “But above all else, we are a hardworking team of people dedicated to helping others succeed — whether it’s those whose products we represent or the ones whose needs our products fulfill. We are Lawless.” For more information, visit www.lawlessgroup.com or call (972) 247-8871.
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