NAW’s York Applauds President’s Focus on Supply Chain Readiness

March 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2020) Douglas W. York, President and CEO of Ewing Irrigation &
Landscape Supply, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and NAW Chairman of the Board, headed a
delegation of key distribution company CEOs in a conference call late this afternoon with President
Trump and Vice President Pence focusing on the importance of maintaining a strong supply chain for
critical supplies in the face of the COVID-19 emergency.

“The President clearly understands how important the distribution sector is in maintaining the availability
of vital goods and commodities where they are needed,” York observed. “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.”