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Latest news from American Supply Association.
ASA University trains the industry
<p>ASA has set a strategic goal that our members&rsquo; employees will become the best-educated, best-trained and most professional in the PHCP-PVF industry.</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA safety awards
<p>As many businesses know, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can be a constant reminder of the need to keep our workplace safe.</p>
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Stakeholder discussions to control impurities in end-of-life brass scrap
<p>Copper Development Association held a summit where ASA along with other stakeholders gathered to discuss the recycling of lead-free brass products.</p>
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Get off the sidelines and get involved
<p>The overwhelming theme at this year&rsquo;s Winter Leadership Meeting was a call to get more involved.</p>
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
The next generation of leaders
<p>So much of the recent focus has been on finding the next generation of the workforce.</p>
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Advancing your future starts with you
<p>As serious distributors, we are deeply interested in what the future will throw at us and how our businesses will be impacted. </p>
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Expanding our leadership to become indispensable
<p>ASA leadership continues to gather to assess the role of ASA in driving change toward building a stronger industry and helping our members succeed.</p>
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Four reasons why our membership in ASA matters
<p>Our ASA membership provides us with a rare sense of community and serves as a &ldquo;go-to&rdquo; source of industry understanding and involvement.</p>
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:52:00 -0400
ASA Women in Industry partners with Texas A&M
<p>This division provides a welcoming place for women entering the industry, as well as networking and education opportunities for the current workforce.</p>
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA University honors first Master of Distribution Management graduate
<p><a href="http://www.asa.net/Education/ASA-University" target="_blank">ASA University</a> is excited to announce the first graduate of the Master of Distribution Management program, a comprehensive leadership curriculum to develop top talent.</p>
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA focused on six years of growth
<p>Coming off five consecutive years of net membership growth in 2016, seven companies joined ASA as new members this year.</p>
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
NETWORK 2017 focuses on building your bottom line
<p>The American Supply Association is here to help you adapt, grow and succeed.</p>
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
The power of networking
<p>There is nothing more important to the success of a company than experience.</p>
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Do you have the 'it' factor
<p>Building rapport is key to having the &lsquo;it&rsquo; factor.</p>
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
2017 ASA Winter Leadership Meeting
<p>ASA Winter Leadership Meeting centers on ways to attract new talent to PHCP-PVF companies.</p>
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
2017 Supply House Times Women in Industry 20
<p>Meet 20 women playing key roles in the PHCP-PVF supply chain.</p>
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Women in PHCP-PVF industry roundtable panel features female business perspective
<p>Exclusive roundtable interview centers on challenges females face in the PHCP-PVF supply chain, how to attract more women into the industry and the value of ASA&rsquo;s Women in Industry Division.</p>
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA appointed to the ICC Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee
<p>Hugo Aguilar, P.E., ASA&rsquo;s director of codes and standards, has been appointed to represent ASA as a full committee voting member for these codes.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University new product offerings
<p>ASA University continues to update and add courses to the University Store.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA is access for master distributors
<p>Master distributors join ASA for many of the same reasons why wholesaler-distributors and other vendor members do.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
It’s time to reach out to your future workforce
<p>In 2017, finding, hiring and retaining millennials remains a very important topic.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA enables members to use voice to make opinion heard
<p>The belief back in 2009 was that Congress wouldn&rsquo;t get it right and there are many, including members of ASA that believe that they did not.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
The revenue growth habit
<p>If you want to grow your company quickly, you need to think about it the right way.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Benefits of being part of ASA
<p>Some insights into the return on investment of being a part of the American Supply Association.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Business intelligence to advance your insights
<p>Critical to the success of your business&nbsp;are timely data and relevant statistics about performance, materials and markets. </p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Use good data to drive your business
<p>I use ASA benchmarking tools in my business because they objectively help the decisions my team makes.</p>
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Network2016 ASA Roundtable: Part 2
<p>Distributors discuss new threats to the industry, universal part numbers and the benefits of being an ASA member in the second of a two-part series.</p>
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA distributors report double-digit median sales increase
<p>American Supply Association member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales increase of 10.0% for the month ending Nov. 30, 2016.</p>
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA announces 2017 leadership team
<p>ASA&rsquo;s new Executive Committee is supported by nearly 100 volunteer leaders who serve on various boards.</p>
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Anything is possible with innovation
<p>I&rsquo;m convinced that distributors need to inject an &ldquo;Anything is Possible&rdquo; mindset into their businesses.</p>
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
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ASA University trains the industry
<p>ASA has set a strategic goal that our members&rsquo; employees will become the best-educated, best-trained and most professional in the PHCP-PVF industry.</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Vacuum pumps solve a lot of steam distribution problems
<p>Many big buildings in our older cities use vacuum pumps to create a negative pressure in their condensate-return lines.</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
How high will U.S. oil exports go?
<p>With technology suppliers, such as drilling rigs for deep sea access, maintaining competitive pricing, the U.S. oil industry is expected to gain substantial export business.</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
How's your showroom team?
<p>Every once in a while we all come upon an outstanding customer-service experience.</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PVF: MRC Global announces first quarter results
<p>Company&nbsp;sales 10% higher than the first quarter of 2016.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Wolseley Canada partners with local university
<p><b>Partnership to provide distributor with interactive model of its supply-chain operations.</b></p>
Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
March construction starts climb 5%
<p>Public works lifted by two large pipeline projects; Multifamily housing, offices, airport terminals also advance.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
WarmlyYours releases 2017 Q1 sales
<p>Growth attributed to remodeling increases, online orders.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
APR Supply opens new branch
<p>Location strengthens distributor&rsquo;s service in eastern Pa.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA appointed to ASMEB31.3 on process piping
<p>Director of Codes and Standards Aguilar appointed to voting position.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Washington update
<p>Stakeholders should never turn down the opportunity to speak up for what&rsquo;s important to them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Newmans Valve hosts successful grand-opening event
<p>The event attracted many familiar faces from the local Houston PVF market.</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 16:00:00 -0400
2017 Supply House Times Premier 150 rankings
<p>Annual distributor survey confirms industrial PVF industry starting to show signs of renewed life.</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:03:00 -0400
Supply House Times announces 2017 Premier 150 rankings
<p>Check out our annual article for the most recent results in the PHCP-PVF industry.</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
AFGlobal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
<p>Oil and gas OEM enters into restructuring support<br /> agreement with lenders, reduces leverage substantially.</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
HARDI distributors report March revenue increase
<p>Average annualized growth for 12 months at 8%.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Expressions Home Gallery opens new location
<p>New showroom features 11,000 square feet.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Plumbing industry icon Irving Finkel passes away
<p>Obituary: Irving Finkel of Davis &amp; Warshow</p>
Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Ferguson's dawn of a new era
<p>Retiring Ferguson CEO Frank Roach and his successor Kevin Murphy talk about the seamless leadership transition, the company&rsquo;s future and views on the current marketplace.</p>
Fri, 12 May 2017 00:05:00 -0400
MORSCO announces more personnel moves
<p>Seymour named president of company&#39;s Waterworks Division.</p>
Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Uponor expanding Minnesota manufacturing facility
<p>$17.8 million project to add 58,000 square feet.</p>
Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Is your company prepared for the future?
<p>What&rsquo;s next?</p>
Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PVF manufacturer coalition files violation of China antidumping order
<p>Butt-weld pipe fittings undergoing minor processing in Malaysia, thus circumventing 1992 ruling.</p>
Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Bradford White Canada moves to larger facility
<p>New location sports 75,000 square feet of space.</p>
Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
MORSCO promotes Kleinkauf
<p>Company veteran named HVAC VP for three states.</p>
Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
HARDI distributors report March revenue increase
<p>Average annualized growth rises to 8%.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Winsupply opens Texas company
<p>Vince Roach is president at Winsupply of Houston-Plumbing and Mechanical.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Viega names Brodie as director of marketing
<p>Prior to working for Viega, Brodie was the owner and founder of Studio 27, a full-service commercial and advertising photography studio.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
PRIER Products welcomes two new associates
<p>Campbell named product quality engineer; Byler named distribution manager.</p>
Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
MORSCO confirms Stan Allen departure
<p>Murray Supply, a MORSCO company, to open South Carolina branch.</p>
Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
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A. O. Smith names Kevin Wheeler president, COO
<p>Wheeler will be responsible for A. O. Smith&rsquo;s global water heater and boiler operations as well as its global water treatment business.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:48:00 -0400
Makita USA expands with new Texas facility
<p>The new facility, the company&rsquo;s fourth in the U.S., increases Makita&rsquo;s service capabilities to meet growing demand from users and dealers.</p>
Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400
Homeownership, labor shortages influence economic growth
<p>One-third of small businesses are increasing pay to maintain needed staff.</p>
Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Life's painful lessons
<p>Some days you feed the chicken, and some days the chicken feeds you.</p>
Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Continuous circulation in floor-heating circuits
<p>Keep water moving to prevent frozen pipes and other issues.</p>
Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Building a successful franchise
<p>How Zoom Franchise came to be &mdash; and why you might care.</p>
Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Senate infrastructure bill includes WaterSense provisions
<p>Infrastructure Week&nbsp;brings together 280 affiliate organizations for a national week of events, media coverage, education, and advocacy efforts to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 12:45:00 -0400
Total U.S. construction starts pull back in first quarter 2017
<p>ConstructConnect&rsquo;s Quarterly Forecast Report showed the non-residential building outlook has been revised to no growth in 2017.</p>
Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400
Contractor volunteers needed for Scald Awareness Task Group
<div>All who are interested in volunteering &nbsp;must complete a working&nbsp;group application no later than June 16.</div>
Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
IAPMO advances development of 2018 Uniform Codes during Technical Committee meetings
<div>During the May 1-4 meetings at the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, the committees reviewed and&nbsp;moved to accept, amend and accept, or reject public comments regarding proposed amendments to the 2015&nbsp;editions of the Uniform Codes.</div>
Wed, 17 May 2017 09:54:26 -0400
Franchisors invest in training for franchisees
<p>Business owners and their techs receive valuable training to help them succeed.</p>
Wed, 17 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400
Truck of the Month: Jim Engler's Homework, Rocky River, Ohio
<p>Jim Engler&rsquo;s Homework was founded by James and Laura Engler as a part-time home repair business.</p>
Wed, 17 May 2017 00:01:00 -0400
Water heater shipments up more than 12% in March
<p>Industry data is&nbsp;aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that&nbsp;participate in the statistics program and could be subject to revision.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 10:59:00 -0400
Washington town mandates fire sprinklers
<p>In 2016, 214 out of 215 new homes built in Camas included fire sprinklers.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:03:00 -0400
OESP chapter members help homeowners in need of heat.
<p>This winter may not have been as frigid as in previous years, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean people weren&rsquo;t cranking up the heat.</p>
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
HI announces Board of Directors and Officers for 2017-2018
<p>Taco Comfort Solutions CEO John H. White&nbsp;Jr.&nbsp;took over as HI chairman&nbsp;and SPP Pumps President&nbsp;John Kahren was elected HI president, each for a two-year term. &nbsp;</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400
Tool Tips: Draining water heaters, expansion tanks
<p>Tool Tips&mdash;May 2017</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Change young minds and career paths
<p>You have the ability to change public opinion of the skilled trades.</p>
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PM Profile: GROHE Vice President of Design Michael Seum
<p>GROHE VP talks about US consumers&rsquo; growing taste for contemporary designs.</p>
Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Anvil International acquires AFCON
<p>This acquisition strengthens Anvil International&rsquo;s hanger and seismic bracing product line,</p>
Thu, 11 May 2017 08:23:00 -0400
Coalition of PVF manufacturers files violation of China antidumping order
<p>Butt-weld pipe fittings undergoing minor processing in Malaysia, thus circumventing 1992 ruling.</p>
Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
American Residential Services partners with Nest
<p>ARS will&nbsp;include the Nest Learning Thermostat as a standard component of most of its middle- and upper-tier residential heating and cooling system installations.</p>
Wed, 10 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400
Specialty trade jobs dip slightly in April
<p>While the economy added 211,000 jobs, total specialty trade employment contracted nominally, shedding 1,500 positions in April.</p>
Wed, 10 May 2017 04:58:00 -0400
House passes plan to repeal, replace major provisions in Affordable Care Act
<p>The bill repeals the core elements of ACA, including subsidies to help people get insurance coverage, expansion of Medicaid, taxes and mandates for people to get coverage.</p>
Fri, 05 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400
Uponor invests $17.4 million to expand PEX pipe manufacturing
<p>This is the 10th expansion since Uponor began operations in Apple Valley in 1990. The most recent expansion took place in 2016 when the company invested $18 million and added 88,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility.</p>
Fri, 05 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400
Bradford White Canada moves to new facility
<p>Bradford White Canada&rsquo;s 75,000-square-foot Halton Hills location more than doubles warehousing space available to the company</p>
Thu, 04 May 2017 10:01:00 -0400
Viega announces Mark Brodie as director of marketing
<p>Prior to working for Viega, Brodie was the owner and founder of Studio 27, a full-service commercial and advertising photography studio.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Nexstar Legacy Foundation names Kate Cinnamo executive director
<p>Cinnamo comes to the foundation with more than a decade of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Nursing home upgrades to tankless water heaters
<p>Eleven 199,900 Btu/h water heaters help meet the facility&rsquo;s high demand for hot water.</p>
Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
AHRI releases February 2017 U.S. equipment shipment data
<p>Industry data is&nbsp;aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that&nbsp;participate in the statistics program.</p>
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:19:00 -0400