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Rig count continues to climb
<p>ASA Advisor reports recent hurricanes not predicted to have prolonged impact on oil and gas industry.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ADEY iron oxide removal
<p>ADEY&rsquo;s MagnaClean Professional2XP virtually eliminates the problem of iron oxide buildup in hydronic heating systems.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
IRWIN screwdrivers
<p>IRWIN Tools announces a comprehensive screwdriver family.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Bosch recip saw
<p>Bosch introduces its Multi-Grip brushless 1 1/4&rdquo; stroke reciprocating saw.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners root-cutting power
<p>General Pipe Cleaners&rsquo; Metro provides root-cutting power with a capacity of 75&rsquo; of 5/8&rdquo; Flexicore wire rope center cable that handles roots.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Bradley Corp. wash basins
<p>Bradley Corp.&rsquo;s WashBar with clean+dry+rinse functionality has combined this touchless hand-washing feature with its line of OmniDecks.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Laars boiler and volume water heater
<p>Laars&rsquo; outdoor NeoTherm is a direct-vent sealed-combustion condensing boiler or volume water heater specifically designed for outdoor installations.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
ASA distributors report August sales gain
<p>PVF up 4.6% calendar YTD.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
BLUCHER drains and channels
HygienicPro stainless steel drains and channels from BLÜCHER are specifically designed to meet the stringent sanitation and efficiency demands of food-processing and beverage-production facilities.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Oatey linear and square drains
<p>Oatey Co.&rsquo;s new design<strong>line</strong> linear and square drains offer modern convenience.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Saniflo drainage pump
The compact Saniflo Saniswift pump is an above-floor plumbing solution where no below-floor drainage exists.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Jones Stephens shower drain
The D50001 residential shower drain from Jones Stephens has many combinations available.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
MIFAB roof guard
MIFAB’s RoofGuard increases surface area up to five times or more, making a RoofGuard-protected drain virtually uncloggable.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
PRIER commercial box design
PRIER’s new C-634BX3 combines the sturdy commercial box design with the lightweight convenience of aluminum.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Energy efficiency, emissions top of mind at ISH China
<p>Energy efficiency and emissions reduction continue to be important environmental goals for China.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Hansgrohe high-arc kitchen faucet
Hansgrohe’s Talis Select features a swivel spout with a 150-degree range.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
American Standard water-efficient kitchen faucets
American Standard’s new Colony PRO kitchen faucets all have a water-efficient 1.5-gpm flow rate.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
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
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Service World Expo grows 50% in second year
<p>The third annual Service World Expo will be held in October 2018 at&nbsp;Caesar&rsquo;s Palace in Las Vegas.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400
PHCC Educational Foundation awards $87,500 to 41 students
<p>Students entering the plumbing or HVAC professions&nbsp;are eligible for scholarships.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:59:00 -0400
ASSE International seeks input on commercial water-treatment standard
<p>Candidates can expect a time commitment of four to eight hours per month for a duration of six months.&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0400
aquatechnik NA PP-RCT 125 and PP-R Super 80 pipe and fitting systems
<p>aquatechnik NA&rsquo;s PP-RCT 125 and PP-R Super 80 pipe and fittings certified for a wide range of pressurized fluid handling applications.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners' Metro power drain cleaner
<p>General Pipe Cleaners&rsquo; economical Metro power drain cleaner features a capacity of 75&rsquo; of 5/8&rdquo; Flexicore wire rope center cable.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Metraloop UPC-listed expansion joints
<p>Metraloop UPC-listed expansion joints come in &plusmn;4&rdquo; movements for both sweat-end and press-fit end expansion joints.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Bernzomatic TS3500 Multi-Use Torch
<p>Bernzomatic&rsquo;s TS3500 Multi-Use Torch is ideal for tackling a variety of projects, including soldering, and repairing frayed wire.</p>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Relative Products U-Mover toilet remover
Relative Products’ one-person U-Mover rolling toilet removal invention saves labor and can increase profits.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:30:00 -0400
Cashel utility sinks with steel legs
Cashel added a steel leg option to its utility sink lineup, including the workhorse of the collection — The Cashel Heavy Duty Utility Sink.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:15:00 -0400
Watts hosts open house at new distribution center
<p>The Ohio facility is the largest of the company&rsquo;s three U.S. distribution centers.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400
A. O. Smith Polaris high-efficiency condensing gas water heater
A. O. Smith’s Polaris high-efficiency condensing gas water heater operates at a cost-saving thermal efficiency of up to 96% AFUE and easily installs and pairs with recirculating systems or domestic space-heating systems.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Does group learning really work?
<p>Group training requires accountability, which can enhance the learning experience.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Check valves don't always work as intended
<p>What is the purpose of a check valve?</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Truck of the Month: Budget Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, St. Peters, Mo.
<p>Budget Heating, Cooling &amp; Plumbing | St. Peters, Mo.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
The heart of the radiant hydronic system
<p>Radiant manifolds distribute water throughout radiant heating and cooling systems.</p>
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
DeWalt Tool Connect
DeWalt’s Tool Connect features a three-part inventory-management solution that encompasses the web portal, mobile app and connected products.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400
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
Latest news from American Supply Association.
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