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Operation Rise & Conquer provides wounded veterans with great opportunities
<p>Vision quest.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA members must become 'all in'
<p>Scott Robertson is the 48th national president of the American Supply Association.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Network2016 ASA Roundtable: Part 1
<p>Distributors discuss current market conditions, technology adaptation and attracting new talent into the industry in the first of a two-part series.</p>
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA advances your ability
<p>It has been an extremely exciting year for the American Supply Association.</p>
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University: Residential water processing
<p>ASA University&rsquo;s &ldquo;Residential Water Processing&rdquo; course has been updated to include information regarding recent water-standard requirements.</p>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University: Ethics in the workplace
<p>From ASA University, &ldquo;Ethics in the Workplace&rdquo; explores how to create the standards and policies that support workplace ethics.</p>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University: Business etiquette
<p>ASA University&rsquo;s &ldquo;Business Etiquette&rdquo; online course provides guidelines for common business etiquette.</p>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University: Creating a respectful workplace
<p>From ASA University, &ldquo;Creating a Respectful Workplace&rdquo; is a course that covers individual responsibility.</p>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University: Taking control of conflict
<p>&ldquo;Taking Control of Conflict&rdquo; from ASA University is an online course that explores workplace respect.</p>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA University: Selling essentials
<p>Four new sales courses are available in ASA University&rsquo;s online store.</p>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Update on proposed new overtime rules
<p>Will the current injunction last into the new administration?<br /> &nbsp;</p>
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA to participate in 2018 USEHC code process
<p>The American Supply Association recently announced it will participate in the 2018 Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code code-development process.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Peer into the future
<p>Change is coming.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
California governor vetoes bill opposed by ASA
<p>For businesses of all sizes and industries, the most significant impacts will come from the expansion of the state&rsquo;s carbon (greenhouse gas) reduction program.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
American Supply Association governed by volunteer leaders
<p>Volunteer Led</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA thrives with impassioned leadership
<p>Trade associations, such as the American Supply Association, advocate on behalf of an entire industry.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Setting a new standard for employee performance
<p>Hiring the finest, training to the highest standard and retaining an elite workforce can ensure the long-term viability of a company.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
New overtime regulations on hold
<p><strong>Important PHCC member update on the new Overtime Rule.</strong></p>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:15:00 -0500
Prevent hot-work fires
<p>According to OSHA, hot work is any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools or that produces a source of ignition.</p>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA domestic well water pumps course
<p>ASA University has updated &ldquo;Domestic Well Water Pumps,&rdquo; its product-knowledge course that is complete and available in both book and online formats.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
NETWORK2016 honors longtime industry contributors
<p>Three longtime industry contributors honored at ASA&rsquo;s NETWORK2016 in New York City.</p>
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Meet ASA's Hugo Aguilar
<p>ASA&rsquo;s new director of codes and standards talks about the association&rsquo;s push into this important part of the industry.</p>
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA exceeds expectations
I also think back to January and my first article as president when I wrote about the excitement of a new year and outlined all that ASA would set out to accomplish in 2016.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Meet Hugo Aguilar, P.E., ASA’s new director of codes and standards
<p>ASA&rsquo;s new director of codes and standards talks about the association&rsquo;s push into this important part of the industry.<br /> </p>
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:50:00 -0500
ASA to be voting member on air-quality standard
<p>ASA will serve as a voting member in the development of the ASHRAE 62.1 &ldquo;Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality&rdquo; standard.</p>
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA business intelligence reports provide key value
Nearly three of four members rank business intelligence as ASA’s highest value area.
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400
Your change formula
<p>Innovation Corner &mdash; October 2016</p>
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA calls on Congress to address workforce development needs
<p>As Congress wound down its business for 2016, construction and supplier groups such as ASA wrote to House leaders to turn their attention to workforce development.</p>
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA to launch codes and standards committee
<p>The scope of the Codes and Standards Committee is to review and discuss plumbing, HVAC, hydronics and PVF codes.</p>
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA provides all-around value
<p>When this letter goes to print NETWORK2016 will have just been completed at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.</p>
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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Bringing your business into the future, Part 2
<p>Omnichannel today is cross-channel being done well.</p>
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
What's in store for U.S. energy in 2017?
<p>Liquid natural gas is positioned to become the pleasant fossil-fuel surprise during the year.</p>
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Rethinking TRVs for steam systems
<p>TRVs don&rsquo;t make heat; all they do is prevent overheating.</p>
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
F.W. Webb reaches construction milestone
<p><b>New central distribution facility continues to progress. </b></p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA appointed to codes action committee
<p><b>Aguilar</b>&nbsp;appointed to represent association&nbsp;as a full committee voting member.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Distributon software companies discuss emerging trends
<p>Distribution software service providers say online ordering capability and mobile responsiveness are musts in today&rsquo;s competitive B2B world.</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Upcoming AHR Expo on track to be largest in HVACR event's 88-year history
<p>The AHR Expo returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 30-Feb. 1, and show organizers are predicting record-breaking attendance at the industry event.</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Valves
<p>The outlook remains unchanged since last month&rsquo;s report.</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Plastics, resins & HDPE
<p>This year, resin manufacturers in the U.S. sold 2,800 rail car loads to China causing a brief, domestic shortage.&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Grooved product
<p>The outlook remains similar to last month&rsquo;s report.&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Copper tube & fittings
<p>Copper trading reflected on the Comex in the closing months of 2016 continued a gradual rising trend.</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Stainless steel pipe, fittings & flanges
<p>Sharp stainless surcharge increases were announced for January shipments by all four major domestic stainless-steel producers.</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Malleable-iron fittings
<p>The outlook remains similar to last month&rsquo;s report.</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Carbon Steel
<p>Domestic ERW and seamless mills have announced significant increases on all tubular prices.&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Operation Rise & Conquer provides wounded veterans with great opportunities
<p>Vision quest.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Don't get caught in a leadership landmine
<p>Don&rsquo;t shoot the messenger.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ASA members must become 'all in'
<p>Scott Robertson is the 48th national president of the American Supply Association.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Ferguson donates toys to local Salvation Army
<p>Nearly 4,000 toys to the Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Johnson Controls integrated controls
<p>Designed for light commercial buildings.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Webstone round flange
<p>The Isolator with round flange from Webstone features a round shape and bolt patterns.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Reed mechanical hot-tapping machine
<p>Reed&rsquo;s DM3MECH allows drilling through the pipe wall via fittings inserted into the service saddle.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Legend PE-RT tubing
<p>HyperPure is the first flexible plastic hot and cold potable water tube that is 100% recyclable.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Navien combi-boiler
<p>Navien&rsquo;s NCB-E Series combi-boilers are the first condensing combination boilers capable of delivering hydronic heat and unlimited domestic hot water for large homes.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
General Pipe Cleaners pipe-thawing machine
<p>The General Pipe Cleaners Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 thaw pipes in minutes without tearing up floors.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Falcon Stainless potable water expansion tanks
<p>Falcon Stainless ET potable water expansion tanks are designed to maintain safe pressure in domestic water systems.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Noritz outdoor kit
<p>The Noritz NRCP outdoor kit allows for its recirculating tankless heater to be installed outdoors.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
RuB Inc. water main shutoff device
<p>Activalve is a water main shutoff device that is temperature sensitive.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
ProPEX opposing-port tees
<p>Uponor now offers a solution for PEX hydronic heating and cooling applications that eliminates the need for additional tees and elbows.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Greenlee pressing tools
<p>Greenlee Textron will give AHR Expo attendees the chance to interact with a Gorilla tool and participate in an ErgoLab demonstration.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Victaulic grooved mechanical piping system
<p>Victaulic&rsquo;s grooved mechanical piping solution is designed for use on saturated steam and condensate piping.</p>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
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When is flow reversal practical?
<p>Flow reversal is possible in a P/S system, but is it practical?</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Know your company's finances inside and out
<p>Revenue management means knowing your company&rsquo;s finances inside and out.</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
A little reverse psychology
<p>A little reverse psychology might go a long way.</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
How to create a proactive marketing plan
<p>There&rsquo;s nothing scarier than a phone that&rsquo;s gone dead.</p>
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Truck of the Month: Super Service Plumbing
<p>The company has grown from building and servicing residential to include large commercial, hydronic heating, residential and commercial fire sprinklers, design/build projects, and a complete service department &#8213; Super Service Plumbing.</p>
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
PM Profile: AB&I Foundry's Michael Lowe and McWane Plumbing Group's Kurt Winter
<p>AB&amp;I Foundry emphasizes safety, the environment and teamwork to keep pace with the industry.</p>
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Pump manufacturers design with efficiency in mind
<p>In just the past few years, the U.S. Department of Energy has created and amended numerous minimum efficiency standards for many of the products.</p>
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Matco-Norca Lead-free Brass Fittings
<p>American-made by American trade, they comply under the Buy American Act and ARRA.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Outdoor Shower Co. Stainless Steel Showers
<p>Outdoor Shower Co.&rsquo;s 316 mirror finish stainless-steel showers are marine-grade, built to resist corrosion and salinity, and come with a five-year warranty.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Midland Metal 2017 Catalog
<p>Midland Metal&rsquo;s 576-page, full-color 2017 catalog offers 14,000 products with more than 1,300 new items.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Zoeller Shark Grinder Pumps
<p>Zoeller&rsquo;s Shark 1.0 hp Model 818 and the 1.5 hp Model 819 join the popular 2.0 hp Model 820 grinder pump line.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Culligan Industrial Water Reverse Osmosis System
<p>Culligan&rsquo;s Industrial Water Reverse Osmosis System benefits include removal of more than 99% of contaminants.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Dunkirk Dealer Portal
<p>Dunkirk&rsquo;s online dealer portal connects dealer members and provides exclusive content.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
IRWIN Tools One-handed Bar Clamps
<p>IRWIN Tools&rsquo; One-Handed Bar Clamps and line of clamping accessories includes a quick-change button.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Makita LXT Subcompact Brushless Driver Drill
<p>Makita&rsquo;s 6-3/8-inch, 2.8-pound, 18V LXT Subcompact Brushless Driver-drill is built for a broad range of applications.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Fluke Gi480 and TiX580
<p>Fluke&rsquo;s Ti480 and TiX580 Infrared Cameras with 640 x 480 resolution and MultiSharp Focus deliver quality images to industrial, process, utilities maintenance, and building-inspection professionals.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Milwaukee Tools M18 FUEL 10-inch Miter Saw
<p>Milwaukee Tool&rsquo;s M18 FUEL 10-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw&nbsp;is designed with a Powerstate brushless motor.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Koul Tools EZ-ON Hose Press
<p>Koul Tools&rsquo; EZ-ON Hose Press assembles both straight and angled push-on fittings in a matter of seconds without heating the hose.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
General Pipe Cleaners frozen-pipe solution
<p>General Pipe Cleaners&rsquo; Hot-Shot 320 generates 320 amps of thawing power to thaw up to 100 feet of 1-1/2-inch pipe and weighs 30 pounds.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Intellihot iQ1501 Gen II commercial tankless water heater
<p>Intellihot&rsquo;s iQ1501, Gen II is an indoor/outdoor commercial tankless water heater rated at 1,501,000 Btuh.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Eclipse Magnetics Boilermag XT
<p>Eclipse Magnetics&rsquo; Boilermag XT industrial boiler filter with stainless-steel housing is designed to prevent the buildup of ferrous oxide and scale in central heating systems.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Taco Comfort Solutions SmartPlug
<p>Taco&rsquo;s SmartPlug upgrades a hot water recirculation system to a &ldquo;Smart&rdquo; system.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Falcon Stainless potable water expansion tanks
<p>The tanks are finished with appliance quality paint which helps prevent external corrosion.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Reed hot tapping machine
<p>Mechanical contractors will find the product most useful for industrial jobs.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
MrPEX PEXa plumbing system
<p>MrPEX, known for its Barrier Pipe for Radiant and Snowmelt Systems, offers a complete PEXa plumbing system with the same great product.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Webstone Isolator with Round Flange
<p>Choose from three flange designs with FIP, SWT, or PRESS connections.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
RuB water main shut-off
<p>RuB&rsquo;s Activalve is designed for home protection.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Bosch Thermotechnology condensing tankless water heater
<p>Bosch&rsquo;s Greentherm 9000 Series offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
AquaMotion technology recirculation system
<p>AquaMotion&rsquo;s Aqua-Flash Kit installs under the sink in 10 minutes &mdash; no under-sink power required.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
UV Resources ultraviolet lamp system (AHR Expo Preview)
<p>The system, which allows for multiple access doors to be interlocked, also helps speed up installation by roughly 50%.</p>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500