RIPON, Wis. — Huebsch has named Dallas-based Ed Brown Distributors its Distributor of the Year for 2008. The award is based on Ed Brown’s year-over-year increase in overall sales and other customer-focused criteria.“It’s an honor to present this award to Ed Brown. It really exemplifies what the ‘Huebsch is the Answer’ philosophy is all about,” says Barry Christenson, Huebsch national sales manager. “As a family-owned business, Ed Brown is committed to the type of customer service Huebsch prides itself on.”Christenson attributes Ed Brown’s success to excellent sales growth, particularly within the coin laundry market, as well as a high-quality parts and service department backing up a strong and knowledgeable sales force.“Ed Brown clients receive all the answers they need to make informed decisions about their laundries,” Christenson says. “That’s what Huebsch distributors are all about — answers.”Owned by Steve and Gary Brown, Ed Brown Distributors was founded in 1959.