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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="" 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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American Standard touchless faucet
<p>American Standard&rsquo;s Beale touchless kitchen faucet helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination in food preparation.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Uponor opposing-port tees
<p>Uponor offers a solution for PEX hydronic heating and cooling applications that eliminates the need for additional tees and elbows.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Bonomi North America ball valve package
<p>Bonomi North America offers lead-free automated brass shutoff ball valve packages.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Utility liquid trap primer
<p>TRAP SEAL is a specially engineered liquid that seals drain traps to prevent odors and preserve a sanitary septic seal.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PlumbShop ball stops
<p>PlumbShop water stops are quarter-turn ball stops available in both angle and straight with a wide variety of configurations, including cold expansion.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
McElroy hydraulic butt-fusion machine
<p>The McElroy Acrobat is a hydraulic butt-fusion machine that is available for the underground/construction market.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Milwaukee Tool mobile work station
<p>Milwaukee Electric Tool&rsquo;s 52&rdquo; mobile work station features a raised work surface.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
RIDGID digital recording monitors
<p>RIDGID&rsquo;s SeeSnake CS6x and CS6xPak digital recording monitors feature Wi-Fi and Bluetoth connectivity.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Greenlee pressing tools
<p>Greenlee&rsquo;s battery-powered Gorilla pressing tools are designed for joining pipe safely.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
DeWalt tape measure
<p>DeWalt&rsquo;s XP tape measure features a tougher case, tougher blade coating and tougher hook connection.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Reed deburring tool
<p>Reed&rsquo;s inner-outer deburring tool DEB200 deburrs and reams both the inner and outer diameters using one tool.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners sectional drain cleaner
<p>General Pipe Cleaners&rsquo; Model 88 sectional drain cleaner allows the user to walk while the unit works.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ICE AIR water-source heat pumps
<p>ICE AIR water-source heat pumps are designed for years of trouble-free operation.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Fujitsu VRF system
<p>Fujitsu General adds to its &ldquo;J-Series&rdquo; Airstage VRF line with the smaller J-IIS series.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Rheem, Ruud mini-split heat pump
<p>The Rheem- and Ruud-branded ductless mini-split heat pump units are powered by a variable-speed motor.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Taco high-efficiency circulator
<p>Taco&rsquo;s 0015e3 is a three-setting ECM-powered circulator that features three easy settings.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Saniflo drain pump
<p>The 1-HP Sanicom 1 simplex drain pump from Saniflo is designed to pump graywater away from demanding commercial applications.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Willoughby lavatory system
<p>Willoughby Industries&rsquo; Envy two- and three-station solid-surface lavatory systems are available in nine designer colors.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Torrco celebrates 100-year anniversary
<p>Torrco attributes its 100-year anniversary to investing in its people and being on the cutting edge of operational processes.</p>
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
A. O. Smith names Wheeler president and CEO
<p>Will be responsible for company&rsquo;s global water heater and boiler operations as well as its global water treatment business.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
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
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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