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ASA's NETWORK 2017 balances education and networking opportunities
<p>ASA&rsquo;s NETWORK 2017 was held from October 11-13 in Nashville.</p>
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Time to get involved with codes and standards
<p>The codes and standards development process can be a confusing and overwhelming one that never ends.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA leads through coalitions
<p>Many leading organizations and groups have started to close ranks and support ASA&rsquo;s strategic vision of where we want to go.</p>
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Latest industry report confirms profitability and sales growth is mixed
<p>The American Supply Association&rsquo;s Operating Performance Report (OPR) is the most comprehensive compilation of financial data for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale-distribution industry.</p>
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Manufacturers show commitment to employee development
<p>ASA University would like to thank the following ASA member manufacturers for offering their training content in ASA-U Online.</p>
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Legislative Fly-In is a success
<p>Leaders of ASA traveled to their nation&rsquo;s capital in June to learn, network and advocate for issues important to their businesses and their industry.</p>
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Do you have an innovative mindset?
<p>Innovation Corner&mdash;Aug. 2017</p>
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
I am ASA!
<p>I often am asked why I am a member of the American Supply Association.</p>
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
In Pictures: 2017 ASA Legislative Fly-In
<p>Supply House Times attended this year&rsquo;s Legislative Fly-In with the American Supply Association</p>
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Behavior-based safety program
<p>You think your training program is effective and employee perception surveys indicate the workforce is pleased management cares about their personal safety.</p>
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Manufacturers revel in NETWORK value
<p>Privately owned Matco-Norca has been in business for more than 60 years and an ASA member for almost as long.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Advocacy expands beyond Washington
<p>On a day when single-payer health care was rumored to be passing the Senate, leaders of ASA in California joined with other small-business owners to advocate for common-sense proposals out of the state capitol.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Young executives continue to grow at Spring Forum
<p>ASA&rsquo;s Young Executives Spring Forum was held May 22-24, 207, in Cleveland.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's peer networking councils provide great benefits
<p>ASA&rsquo;s Peer Networking Councils focus on four key areas of business.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA provides comment on IAPMO UPC and UMC
<p>The comment stage to develop the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) is now complete.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Welcome ASA’s Newest Members for 2017
<p>Check out the latest members to join the American Supply Association.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
It’s not about differentiation!
<p>Innovation Corner &mdash; July 2017</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Time to jump in with ASA
<p>It is a great pleasure serving as your national president, especially when I am able to report that ASA continues to gain strength as a national trade association.</p>
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA member distributors report large May sales increase
<p>PVF contingent reports healthy increase as well.</p>
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Young Executives Spring Forum attendees gain practical insight into growing revenues
<p>The 2017 ASA Young Executives Spring Forum was held in Cleveland from May 22-24.</p>
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
The importance of next generation leaders
<p>So what differentiates this industrial distribution degree from other supply-chain management degrees?</p>
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA helps you build your bottom line
<p>How do you top seven years of increasedgrowth and success of the largest gathering of distributors, manufacturers and manufacturers reps in one networking event?</p>
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Women in Industry Conference focuses on recruitment and retainment of professionals
<p>On the road with Supply House Times at ASA&rsquo;s Women in Industry Conference.</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA, A. O. smith travel parallel paths to add value
<p>A. O. Smith Vice President of Marketing David Chisolm explores how ASA has inspired and affirmed value-added business decisions.</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Peer networking councils
<p>ASA is focused on giving members opportunities to connect with others in the industry with Peer Networking Councils.</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Companies don't innovate. People do.
<p>Innovation Corner &mdash; June 2017</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA on the road for annual member blitz
<p>The <a href="http://www.asa.net/" target="_blank">American Supply Association</a>&rsquo;s staff recently divided into five teams for its sixth-annual member and prospect blitz.</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Women in Industry network at spring conference
<p>The fourth annual ASA Women In Industry Spring Conference saw a record number of women in attendance.</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Network 2017 loaded with networking, educational opportunities
<p>At <b>NETWORK2017</b> you have the opportunity to connect with peers in the PHCP-PVF industry and &ldquo;Build Your Bottom Line.&rdquo;</p>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Remembering Irving Finkel
<p>Family patriarch helped build Davis &amp; Warshow into New York distribution powerhouse.</p>
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
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Elkay water dispensers
Elkay premium water dispensers offer ambient, cold, hot or sparkling water.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Keeney sink strainer
Keeney Mfg. Co.’s K1435 is an easy-to-install extra-deep cup-and-basket combo for thicker sinks.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Franke Bluetooth filtration system
Franke’s StillPure is a complete under-sink filtration system with Bluetooth technology to monitor water usage from a smartphone.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Grease interceptors still evolving along with the marketplace
<p>Manufacturers of grease interceptors continue to turn things up a notch in the innovation realm to help best meet the needs of their customers.</p>
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PVF Roundtable Scholarship Fund helps the industry prepare for the future
<p>The PVF Roundtable generates funding for the scholarships through sponsorships, donations and fund raisers.</p>
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
The art of the sale discussed at Forté summer meeting
<p>Fort&eacute; summer meeting loaded with educational opportunities.</p>
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Capitol Hill update
<p>A look at the limits of executive authority.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
HD Supply reveals second-quarter results
<p>Industrial distributor up 5.4% in net sales.</p>
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
DOC initiates more antidumping investigations
<p>In question are stainless steel flanges from India and China.</p>
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Winsupply continues expansion
<p>Dayton, Ohio-based distributor opens four more companies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
WIT announces executive VP candidate
<p><b>Brandy Reed to join buying group in late September.</b></p>
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
CompanyCam offers free photo management software for contractors
<p>CompanyCam announces Homefield Advantage Campaign.</p>
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0400
Top reasons why you should use barcode scanners
<p>Here are a few recommendations that have helped barcode users increase warehouse accuracy to a very high level.</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Neupert Endowment continues to impact PHCP-PVF industry
<p>Through the Karl E. Neupert Endowment, the ASA Education Foundation continues to make a wide-ranging impact on companies throughout the PHCP-PVF industry.</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Embassy members tell of their emotional journey
<p>One of my favorite parts of the Embassy buying group&rsquo;s annual shareholders meeting is the member profile portion of the program.</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
AD buying group cancels North American meetings
<p>Hurricane Irma to impact Orlando area where conferences were to be held.</p>
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA hires Kendzel as new director of codes & standards
<p>Previously was ASPE executive director.</p>
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
A.H. Deveney acquires rep firm
<p>Baton Rouge, La.-based <a href="/keywords/manufacturers%20reps">manufacturers representative</a> firm and AIM/R member A.H. Deveney recently acquired fellow Louisiana firm Parks-Peyton.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Viega breaks ground on new Colorado headquarters
<p>Viega recently broke ground on its new corporate headquarters and training facility off Interlocken Blvd., in Broomfield, Colo.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
HARDI distributors report 19.4% revenue increase
<p>The average annualized growth for the 12 months through April 2017 is 9.4%.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
DDI System acquires General Data Systems
<p>Distribution ERP technology provider DDI System recently acquired St. Louis, Mo.-based General Data Systems.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
AD hosts cross-divisional HR leaders' summit
<p>Buying group AD recently hosted more than 100 human-resources decision-makers and rising stars</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Crane acquires Westlock Controls
<p>Crane Co. recently announced it acquired Westlock Controls from Emerson Electric Co., for cash consideration of $40 million.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PSP announces plant expansions
<p>Construction is underway at PSP&rsquo;s Salt Lake City facility to make way for 10 new extrusion lines.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Winsupply opens new company
<p>Earl Semadeni to lead Winsupply of Franklin, Tenn.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
F.W. Webb announces new partnership
<p>Distributor also enters Into agreement with Armstrong International.</p>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Guidance for heat prep
<p>OSHA&rsquo;s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Mixing refrigerants
<p>I have come across many technicians and even company owners who believed they could improve a system&rsquo;s performance by giving it a shot of another refrigerant.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Time to get involved with codes and standards
<p>The codes and standards development process can be a confusing and overwhelming one that never ends.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
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2017 ASPE Tech Symposium to be held in Canada
<p>For the first time in the event&rsquo;s history, the symposium will be held outside the U.S., staking claim Oct. 19-22 at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.</p>
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:50:00 -0400
Clean-Fit Products Blue Monster anti-seize thread sealing tapes
Clean-Fit Products’ Blue Monster Copper Guard and Nickel Guard anti-seize thread sealing tapes come in various sizes.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Utility Trap Seal
Utility’s Trap Seal seals drain traps to prevent odors and preserve a sanitary “septic seal.”
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Roto-Rooter Preventive Pipe Shield
Roto-Rooter’s Preventive Pipe Shield product has been repackaged in an F-Style gallon with rugged ribs.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
LUXE Linear Drains linear shower drains
The drains have been designed to be installed independent of any specific materials and methods for time- and labor-saving installations.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PM Profile: PHCC Incoming President Laurie Crigler
<p>PHCC Incoming President Laurie Crigler talks about her plans for the organization.</p>
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:40:00 -0400
Drain maintenance helps prevent cockroach infestations
<p>Plumbers, not pest-control experts, can be the first line of defense against these insects.</p>
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
WaterSense products combine style and water conservation
<p>Water-saving products continue to grow in popularity as water shortages loom.</p>
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PHCC focuses on workforce development in plumbing and heating
<p>The organization&rsquo;s CONNECT 2017 event will be held Oct. 3-6 in Milwaukee.</p>
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0400
Nebraska contractors eligible for free software program
<p>CompanyCam announces Homefield Advantage Campaign.</p>
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0400
Plumber named among best careers without a 4-year degree
<p>Wage opportunities are also positive, with an annual median salary of $51,540.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:01:00 -0400
Nexstar Network developing NexTech Academy
<p>Nexstar has hired two technical training coaches to help develop curriculum and work with students in the program after launch.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0400
ASSE International seeks input on commercial water treatment standard
<p>The standard will also cover specific needs for use in&nbsp;food service applications.</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400
AFSA names 'Young Professional of the Year'
<p>The award highlights the efforts of a young and talented fire-protection professional.</p>
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400
The benefits of heat pump water heaters
Heat pump water heaters boast efficiency, higher profit margins for contractors.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Unite your employees through charity
Support a common cause to build a stronger bond among employees.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Common water-treatment methods may cause premature plumbing failures
<p>Recently, PEX plumbing systems have become more common, but a poorly understood limitation on the PEX performance rating could lead to significant reductions in service life expectancy and costly failures.</p>
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Hurricane Relief: Where to Donate
Several PHC companies and organizations have stepped up fundraising efforts to help their affected members, employees and communities.
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:32:00 -0400
Should you own a combustion analyzer?
<p>This tool can help improve safety and customer satisfaction.</p>
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Discover 'the 3 eyes of a business owner'
<p>This workshop examines the three primary &quot;eyes&quot; through which business owners view their businesses.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400
Wheatland Tube parent company raises relief funds for Hurricane Harvey victims
<p><b><i>Wheatland Tube parent company will match funds up to $250,000.</i></b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
6 super reasons to attend Service World Expo
<p>You need to be in Las Vegas Sept. 7-8, and here&rsquo;s why.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
To price, or not to price?
<p>Don&rsquo;t be afraid to get paid what you&rsquo;re worth.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
EPA to revise the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act
<p>New labeling, certification requirements coming for &lsquo;lead-free&rsquo; product designation.</p>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Industry couple divulges the 'Secrets to a Great Partnership'
<p>The Snows love helping other contractors find success, both within and outside of the business.</p>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0400
Mechanical skills are making a comeback
<p>Job openings are going unfilled in the trades, creating opportunities for workers.</p>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
The untold profit in customer relationships
<p>Your marketing budget should include customer-retention programs.</p>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Change your mindset, improve your business
<p>These four challenges will help change the way you think at work and at home.</p>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
How to fully utilize radio and TV marketing
<p>Consistency and persistence pay off when using these advertising mediums.</p>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Practice good sensor-ship
<p>Every hydronic system has one or more controllers that measure and respond to temperature.</p>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400