Posted March 18, 2020

NAW's York applauds Trump focus on supply chain readiness

A delegation of distribution company CEOs participated in a conference call Tuesday with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The discussion focused on the importance of maintaining a strong supply chain for critical supplies in the face of the COVID-19 emergency.

Douglas W. York, president and CEO of Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and NAW chairman of the board, headed the NAW delegation.

“The president clearly understands how important the distribution sector is in maintaining the availability of vital goods and commodities where they are needed,” York said. “He stressed the need for us to be especially responsive to the increased demand for supplies for hospitals and other medical facilities. We thanked him for his leadership and pledged that we would.”