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ASA Young Executives Spring Forum presents proper selling skills
Attendees representing ASA-member distributors, manufacturers and manufacturers reps, took in a two-day seminar.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
You are in the business of change
Innovation Corner — June 2016
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:29:00 -0400
ASA tackles industry workforce need
The expanding role of Women in Industry.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:10:00 -0400
ASA on the road for annual blitz
The American Supply Association’s staff recently divided into four teams for its fifth-annual member and prospect blitz.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Are disposers suitable for septic systems?
Food waste disposers are installed in more than 60 million homes in the U.S.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Continuing onward under rigorous and grinding experiences
In any endeavor where you have people looking to you for leadership, they are watching you and waiting to see how you will respond to each situation you face.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Women in Industry mentor match
The Women in Industry Division has helped to connect women throughout the country.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA distributor members report flat April
<p> Member respondents to ASA&rsquo;s Monthly Pulse Report reported essentially flat sales growth for the month ending April 30 vs. 2015.</p>
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The secret to confidence
Confidence is the self-assurance that arises out of the trust in one’s own qualities and capabilities.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:58:00 -0400
The wonders of networking
Historically, ASA has been successful in providing opportunities for upper-level management, company principals and upcoming industry leaders.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA hires IAPMO’s Aguilar as director of codes and standards
<p> The American Supply Association recently announced the hiring of Hugo Aguilar to the role of director of codes and standards.</p>
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0400
Without vision there is no innovation
<p> Innovation Corner &mdash; May 2016</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:06:00 -0400
Distribution has become overly complex
<p> Dirk Beveridge&rsquo;s Annual UnleashWD Summit is where forward-thinking leaders discover innovative solutions to thrive, stay relevant and envision their sustainable future.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:02:00 -0400
ASA member distributors part of Supply House Times Premier 150
<p> Regardless of size or volume, all ASA members strive to reflect the very best in our plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industry.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Affiliated Distributors, ASA partner as collaborative industry voice in D.C.
<p> Partnering with AD, ASA was successful in putting together key leaders in the PHCP-PVF industry with policymakers in Washington D.C.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA leadership discusses small business with Obama administration
<p> With major changes coming from the Department of Labor, business leaders must do what it takes to voice their concerns.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Network2016: Our PHCP-PVF industry in focus
<p> NETWORK2016, brings together industry leaders and decision-makers from wholesaler-distributors, manufacturers, independent reps and professional leaders in the plumbing industry.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA takes on California and its industry regulations
<p> Join ASA Members June 15-16 for Sacramento Day</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:48:34 -0400
ASA to engage in codes and standards
<p> The Director of Codes &amp; Standards will assume a leadership role in positioning plumbing, heating, cooling, pipe, valves and fittings products, as well as other industry-related products.</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:45:25 -0400
Distribution needs a catalyst for change
<p> Innovation Corner &mdash; April 2016</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:38:09 -0400
ASA YE’s partner with nation’s veterans
<p> Over the course of roughly three days of programming, the Young Execs were able to assist a group of U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps veterans in snow-based activities.</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:32:54 -0400
The race for president
<p> Elections generally have a semblance of predictability.</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:25:00 -0400
NETWORK2016: The industry in focus
<p> The most anticipated industry event every year, NETWORK2016, brings together industry leaders and decision-makers from wholesaler-distributors to manufacturers.</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:21:39 -0400
Boost your business intelligence
<p> One of the most underrated areas of benefit is the association&rsquo;s business intelligence and benchmarking reporting. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:20:00 -0400
ASA showroom workshop tells how to attract interior designers
<p> Driving designer business to your kitchen-and-bath showroom requires planning and attention to detail.</p>
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:29:00 -0400
Network2016: The industry in focus
<p> The industry&rsquo;s leading networking and educational event comes to New York City&rsquo;s Waldorf Astoria September 28-30, 2016.</p>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:20:00 -0400
New product training from ASA University
<p> Manufacturer-specific courses now available.</p>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:55:05 -0400
Supreme Court vacancy looms large over Washington
<p> As certain as we all are to die and pay taxes, the next president will be guaranteed to name at least two, maybe more, justices to the high court.</p>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:08:00 -0400
ASA showroom managers meet at KBIS
<p> ASA&rsquo;s Showroom Managers Networking Council held a panel presentation titled &ldquo;Driving Designer Business to Your Showroom&rdquo; during KBIS 2016.</p>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:05:00 -0400
Innovate or become irrelevant!
<p> Innovation Corner &mdash; March 2016</p>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0400
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Milwaukee Tool compact site light
<p> Milwaukee Tool&rsquo;s compact site light has the ability to fill an entire workspace with 360 degrees of light.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Viega expanded PEX offerings
<p> Viega introduces Viega PEX Press test plugs.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Watts specification drains
<p> Watts has five new videos that showcase its specification drainage products.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Noritz America commercial water heater system
<p> The new commercial water heater system from Noritz America combines commercial-grade tankless units with system controllers, manifolds and other necessary components and accessories.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners video inspection system
<p> The lightweight, compact Gen-Eye POD video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners combines camera, reel and monitor in one package.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
RIDGID infrared thermometer
<p> RIDGID&rsquo;s enhanced noncontact infrared thermometer features more precise measurements and a higher temperature range.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Little Giant pump
<p> The Little Giant VCC-20-P series is designed for automatic collection and removal of condensate from air-conditioning, refrigeration and dehumidification.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Laars condensing tankless water heater
<p> Laars&rsquo; Mascot ST condensing tankless water heater is a natural gas or LP-fired unit.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
OmegaFlex product brochure
<p> A new 12-page product brochure from TracPipe CounterStrike by OmegaFlex features CounterStrike CSST.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
GROHE foot control technology
<p> GROHE&rsquo;s Foot Control Technology now is available for purchase at select showrooms nationwide.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Gerber undercounter sinks
<p> Gerber&rsquo;s two new undercounter sinks support the growing trend of contemporary minimalist bathroom design.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Moen bath suite
<p> The Rizon bath suite from Moen is WaterSense-certified, meaning the fixtures meet EPA guidelines.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Sonoma Forge shower system
<p> Sonoma Forge introduces the WaterBridge exposed shower system mounted on a glass wall.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
KWC new bath lines
<p> These complete collections include a selection of faucet options, bathtub spouts and shower valves.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Advance Tabco replacement parts
<p> Every replacement part for its line of faucets, drains, foot-and-knee pedals and more are listed in the catalog.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
American Standard kitchen and bar faucets
<p> The new Edgewater collection of pulldown kitchen and bar faucets from American Standard offers a four-function sprayer.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Elkay water-dispensing products
<p> Elkay by BluePura water-dispensing products now are available for universities, health-care establishments, offices, hotels and restaurants.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Franke filter faucet
<p> Franke&rsquo;s new Ambient 3-in-1 filter faucet and the EOS 3-in-1 filter faucet produce hot, cold and filtered water all from one faucet.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Geberit in-wall toilet system
<p> Geberit&rsquo;s updated 2x4 in-wall tank and carrier system caters to design preferences with a full range of actuator plates and remote controls.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Danze pullout kitchen faucet
<p> The Danze Mid-Town pullout kitchen faucet features the SnapBack retraction system.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Isenberg bath series
<p> Isenberg&rsquo;s new 150 bath series includes 20 matching pieces from basin faucets and tub fillers.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Mansfield Plumbing single-flush toilets
<p> Summit toilets all feature the Mansfield three-bolt, tank-to-bowl SmartFasten system to prevent leaking.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
T&S Brass deck plates
<p> T&amp;S Brass and Bronze Works&rsquo; new universal deck plates make upgrading faucets easier without the limitations of existing sink configurations.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
California Faucets' kitchen faucets
<p> California Faucets&rsquo; The Kitchen Collection, Corsano offers the choice of four handle options along with a complete range of matching accessories for a fully coordinated look.</p>
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
AERCO International announces appointment of Dagley as president
<p> Dagley comes to AERCO from Johnson Controls where, during the past 13 years, he filled leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the fields of sales, marketing and business development.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0400
Remembering the Chief
<p> Grinberg, who died earlier this summer at the age of 91, spent more than seven decades in the PVF industry, building many companies into sustained successes.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0400
Supply House Times Profile: BrassCraft's 70th anniversary
Celebrating its 70th year in business, BrassCraft continues to focus on innovative ways to help its customers throughout the supply chain.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Young Executives Spring Forum presents proper selling skills
Attendees representing ASA-member distributors, manufacturers and manufacturers reps, took in a two-day seminar.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Bath and kitchen showroom experts speak out
Showroom experts speak out on latest trends, water conservation and the viability of brick-and-mortar locations.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
NOW Inc. completes Power Service acquisition
<p> Power Service features a team of engineers and draftsmen that design, fabricate and deliver a complete solution of pumps, pipe, valves, fittings, etc.</p>
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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Big drain, little drain
The debate continues on pipe size.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Eye on district heating
<p> Today&rsquo;s systems use hydronics on a large scale.</p>
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
PM Profile: BrassCraft’s Rick Mejia, Pete Kattula and Jennifer Burke
BrassCraft continues to focus on innovative ways to help its customers.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
10 hydronic lessons learned
Embrace the learning curve.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Mastering the business of contracting
The seven areas that need your constant attention.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Metraflex pump suction diffuser
<p> Metraflex&rsquo;s Suction Diffuser Flex minimizes pressure drops and increases pump efficiency and flow rate.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Home-Flex water-heater connectors
<p> Home-Flex is now offering stainless-steel water-heater connectors.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Fluidmaster water-supply connectors
<p> Fluidmaster offers a complete line of water-supply connectors for washing machines, icemakers, dishwashers, water heaters, faucets and toilets that are built to last.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Willoughby shower base
<p> Willoughby&rsquo;s Aquasurf AS-S3636ADA rear trench shower base is ADA-compliant and features a stainless-steel integral trench drain.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Grohe multisensory shower system
<p> Axor&rsquo;s Citterio E shower products and Citterio showerpipe delivers on looks, performance and luxury.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Axor decorative shower system
<p> Newport Brass&rsquo; two Luxtherm 1/2&rdquo; thermostatic mixing valves incorporate an integrated volume control and multiport diverter.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Newport Brass thermostatic mixing valves
<p> Grohe&rsquo;s&nbsp;F-Digital Deluxe&nbsp;is a&nbsp;multisensory shower system that stimulates the senses.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Bradley ADA-compliant shower packages
<p> Bradley&rsquo;s ADA-compliant shower packages are prefabricated showers that meet all known ADA requirements.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Moen commercial shower rail system
<p> Moen&rsquo;s Annex shower rail system delivers an upgrade to the bath for multifamily and hospitality properties.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Raypak high-efficiency commercial boiler
<p> Raypak&rsquo;s XPakFT has a stainless-steel, fire-tube heat exchanger design which allows for a broader range of flow rates.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Nortiz residential combi-boiler
<p> Noritz&rsquo;s CB Boiler allows consumers who use hydronic heating in their homes to install one water-heating appliance.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Dunkirk multifamily modulating boiler
<p> <a href="/keywords/Dunkirk">Dunkirk</a>&rsquo;s DWB Series is ideal for heating-only or combination heating and domestic hot water applications</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Rinnai light commercial condensing boilers
<p> Rinnai Q Series wall-hung boilers offer a fully modulating pump coupled with a stainless-steel heat exchanger.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Velocity fire-tube boiler design
<p> A 155-mbh combi model also is available, featuring a thermostatic mixing valve and brazed-plate heat exchanger.</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Navien condensing wall-hung boiler
<p> With Energy Star&rsquo;s 2016 Most Efficient rating, it includes smart control features that offer an opportunity to achieve a true high-efficiency installation.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Is a grinder pump the right solution for the job?
<p> Since 2009, wastewater treatment officials across the country have seen a rising tide of sewer backups, pump break downs and overflows caused by sanitary wipes</p>
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Dagley appointed as AERCO International president
<p> Dagley comes to AERCO from Johnson Controls where, during the past 13 years, he filled leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the fields of sales, marketing and business development.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0400
Women in Plumbing: A rewarding career
For these women, the plumbing industry provides work they are passionate about.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Fall 2016 Women in the Trades scholarships announced
<p> The Dwyer Group announced three recipients of the fall 2016 Women in the Trades Scholarship.</p>
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The Wrench Group appoints Ken Haines as CEO
<p> The Wrench Group, which will be headquartered in Marietta, Ga., provides essential home maintenance and repair services -- plumbing, HVAC and electrical services.</p>
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Weldbend, Boltex file trade petitions against India, Spain and Italy
<p> Unfairly priced and subsidized imports of carbon-steel flanges from India, Spain and Italy are causing material injury to the domestic industry.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:00:00 -0400
Watts opens new Watts Works Learning Center
The grand opening was attended by Watts’ manufacturers representatives from across the country, local industry representatives, members of the industry trade media and Watts’ employees.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:57:00 -0400
Liberty Pumps celebrates building expansion
Liberty Pumps hosted an open house April 27 to celebrate its building expansion in Bergen, N.Y.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:49:00 -0400
DOL updates overtime regulation
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a new overtime regulation May 18 that makes millions of employees eligible for overtime pay beginning Dec. 1.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:14:00 -0400
PHCC West doubles trade show size
Organizers of the 115th PHCC West event said the 2016 edition of the event doubled the size of its trade show component
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:01:00 -0400