By Lisa Johnston
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Greenwood, Miss. — Premium majap maker Viking Range continues to take its distribution in house.
In its latest two-step realignment, the vendor moved its distribution in Arizona and Southern Nevada from Milestone Distributors to Viking Range, LLC Distribution Southwest.
Milestone, based in Dallas, will continue to serve as the Viking distributor in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Brian Waldrop, Viking’s executive VP and chief financial officer, said the move will “sharpen our focus on better serving Viking dealers and consumers in both distributors’ territories,” and result in “strengthened” dealer support in Arizona and southern Nevada.
Earlier this month the manufacturer created Viking Range, LLC Distribution Northwest by acquiring and merging Gateway Appliance Distributing and Kimball Distributing, and bought its Southern California distributor Sues, Young & Brown in April.
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