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ASA’s Peer Networking Councils hold regular events to network and learn with industry peers
Networking Council events connect industry peers from every background in the industry.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:29:00 -0400
Big and small, each company in the PHCP-PVF industry needs to connect with their channel partners to strengthen the bonds that keep our industry relevant and strong.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:05:00 -0400
Performance Management: Avoid the Dread!
All too often, managers and employees alike get that sinking feeling in the pit of their stomachs when it comes to Performance Management.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:02:00 -0400
ASA’s Young Executives (YE’s) take the lead to facilitate job growth for the PHCP-PVF industry
The ASA Board of Directors approved an outreach campaign to connect potential new employees with member companies.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA’s Young Executives continue to see tremendous growth in membership for its annual Spring Forum
ASA’s Young Executives gains momentum.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Don’t be afraid to ask
Letter from ASA President — March 2015. As I write this letter, our industry has already entered into the busy buying group season.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:47:00 -0400
ASA Continues to Give Back
Mike Adelizzi, ASA executive vice president, recently presented the Partner of the Year Award to Curt Powell, president of The Presidents Council.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:03 -0400
ASA’s annual Operating Performance Report simply delivers
The OPR is the most comprehensive compilation of accurate and up-to-date financial performance information for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale distribution industry.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:10:26 -0400
Here are some of the new goals for ASA’s high successful Women in Industry.
After a highly successful inaugural year, the ASA Women in Industry Executive Council recently met during the association’s Winter Strategic Planning Meeting.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:04:16 -0400
ASA Leadership Plans the Road Ahead
To achieve a greater focus, ASA has utilized the strategic governance approach to planning for the future by identifying an organizational mission, goals and strategic outcomes to better serve its members.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:55:01 -0400
ASA Releases Monthly Pulse Report for February
<p> ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales growth of 6.2% for the month ending February 28, 2015.</p>
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400
Welcome ASA’s Newest Members for 2015
Check out the latest members to join the American Supply Association.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
ASA Showroom Managers Meet at KBIS
ASA’s Showroom Managers Networking Council held a seminar on “The Neuroscience of Showrooming."
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0400
How Will the President Use That Pen?
It was January 2007; America had withdrawn its armed forces from Iraq, provided health care for children nationwide, and the use of embryonic stem cells became permissible for the first time.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:03:00 -0500
How to Find an Hour a Day
Taking less than 1% of your day to plan the other 99% will yield much more than 5 minutes in return.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:29:00 -0500
OSHA UPDATE: New Reporting Requirements Start January 1
Employers are now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
ASA Launches New Region
The Southwest Central Distributors (SWCD) has now become an official regional affiliate of ASA.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Featured Upcoming Event: ASA’s Legislative Fly-In
Join us in Washington April 14 – 15 for ASA’s Legislative Fly-In.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Why Choose an ESOP?
When it comes to deciding upon an exit strategy, owners of closely held businesses have a lot to think about.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Be aware of new OSHA reporting rules
Change is here.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2
In the second of a two-part series, distributors discuss health-care concerns, water heater regulations and the state of ASA.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:01:00 -0500
ASA Education Foundation announces 2015 board
<p> WHCI Plumbing Supply&rsquo;s John Mills takes reigns as ASAEF president.</p>
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0500
ASA thrives because of you
Dear Industry Colleagues, it has been one exciting, successful and fast year for me as ASA president.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:00:00 -0500
Leading Wholesaler-Distributors Highlighted for 5th Consecutive Year
Take a look at these six leading ASA wholesaler-distributors.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0500
Share your “I Am ASA” with us.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0500
We Are ASA
The core of ASA’s membership is the PHCP and PVF industry’s leading wholesaler-distributors.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0500
ASA PAC Candidate Election Update
ASA PAC was in the mix this fall as candidates were supported that both won and lost in November.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
NetworkASA 2014 a major success
<p> Industry forecast at NetworkASA provides optimism.</p>
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Meet incoming ASA President Rick Fantham
Hajoca Corp.&rsquo;s Rick Fantham will become ASA&rsquo;s first Canadian president.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
ASA University offering NKBA CEU credits
Select courses offered through ASA University are now eligible for continuing education unit credits through the NKBA.</p>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
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InSinkErator’s new website celebrates American roots and workforce
<p> Today, InSinkErator employs over 1,000 people at its facility in Racine, and the company expects to expand to its Kenosha, Wis.</p>
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0400
GRAFF announces partnership with Level 5 Sales and Marketing
<p> The newly established relationship will help continue GRAFF's market momentum in Southern California and Hawaii regions.</p>
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:30:00 -0400
Geberit names Oben Sales to represent product line in Arizona and Nevada
<p> The Geberit Residential Products line is now represented by Oben Sales Inc. for the state of Ariz. and Clark County, Nev.</p>
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0400
American Standard receives patents for Humanity Award
<p> American Standard has been honored with a Patents for Humanity award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for inventing the hygienic SaTo toilet pan technology.</p>
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0400
Reed deburring tools
Reed&rsquo;s patented DEB1 series deburring tools both deburr and also produce a clean chamfer to manufacturers&rsquo; standards in one revolution.</p>
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Appointments and news in the PVF industry
Check out the latest goings-on in the PVF industry.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:49:05 -0400
MRC Global chairman: '2015 to be a challenging year'
MRC Global recently released its fourth quarter and annual 2014 results.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:24:44 -0400
Noritz offers online training
Plumbing and heating contractors now can become certified online to install Noritz’s EZTR40 tankless water heater.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:09:00 -0400
Sloan Park treats guests to Cubs’ spring training Opener
Sloan is a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and the team’s Official Water Efficiency Partner.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Bosch Thermotechnology announces launch of national geothermal awareness
Bosch&rsquo;s campaign on geothermal awareness kicks Off Earth Day 2015</p>
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Aluminum shipments increase
The Metals Service Center Institute said U.S. shipments of aluminum products increased in February.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA Monthly Pulse Report shows YTD profit
<p> ASA Monthly Pulse Report shows YTD profit before taxes reported even or down by half of PVF distributors.</p>
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0400
tekmar Control Systems snow melting control
The tekmar Snow Melting Control 680 operates electric or hydronic equipment to melt snow or ice from any road surface.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:31:00 -0400
The latest HVAC systems
Almost everything at the AHR Expo this year was just an improvement or an updating.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:32:00 -0400
The showroom rep job description
Several years ago I wrote an article on “The Role of the Rep” from the eyes of a showroom owner/manager and sales consultant.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:10:00 -0400
Don't used motorized valves on steam systems
Do you know who invented the motorized zone valve used on older steam-heating systems?
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:07:00 -0400
ASA University: The industry standard
One of the questions I am often asked the most is, “What is ASA’s strongest member offering?”
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:52:00 -0400
Aaron and Co. announces Top of the Summit Award
Tom Gasper won the Top of the Summit Award at Aaron & Co.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Analyzing the oil supply/demand glut
<p> The speed and the intensity with which the price of global crude oil dropped from $100 a barrel at mid-year 2014 to the low $40s by the end of January 2015 is still befuddling.</p>
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Valley Supply's Rogers Earl Jr. is part of a bright PHCP industry future
The path Valley Supply Co. CEO Rogers Earl Jr. took into the PHCP industry is an interesting and enriching one.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:12:00 -0400
Supply House Times Profile: Metropolitan Industries' John Kochan Jr.
Metropolitan Industries has grown into a diversified water/wastewater distributor and OEM manufacturer.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400
WIT COO says buying group focused on innovation
Supply House Times on the road at the 2015 WIT Buying Group Distributor/Vendor conference in Dallas.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400
Viega PEX manufacturing
Viega announces vertical integration of its PEX tubing manufacturing process.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Advance Tabco mop sink
Advance Tabco&rsquo;s new Flush-With-Floor Mop Sink allows for easy bucket roll-in and roll-out and is made of heavy gauge stainless steel.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Hydra-Zorb pipe couplings
Hydra-Zorb announces the availability of its Klo-Shure insulation couplings for metric-sized polypropylene pipe systems</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
hilmor aluminum manifold
hilmor&rsquo;s Aluminum Manifold, available in both two- and four-valve combinations, offers durability, precision and longevity in the field.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Wolseley Industrial ball valves
Wolseley Industrial&rsquo;s Meridian trunnion and floating ball valves have attained IEC 61508 Ed2 SIL 3 approval cer-tificates from Bureau Veritas.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Bradley lavatory system
Bradley Corp.&rsquo;s Express ELX-Series lavatory system is a contemporary alternative to china sinks and laminate countertops designed for commercial restrooms.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Matco-Norca press ball valves
Matco-Norca&rsquo;s 759PLF lead-free press ball valve product family expands with the addition of new larger-size offerings.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
TOTO WaterSense faucets
TOTO&rsquo;s three new Oberon faucet designs offer clean and modern lines that will update any bath with a chic, con-temporary sensibility.</p>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
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OSHA focuses on construction safety during Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0400
Videos feature AHR Expo products
Watch exclusive interviews with Dan Holohan and exhibitors from the 2015 AHR Expo.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:40:00 -0400
Seminars, tours key to Quality Service Contractors meeting
Highlights of the QSC Power Meeting XLII in Scottsdale included an extensive afternoon tour of the 30,000&ndash;sq.-ft. headquarters of George Brazil Plumbing.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:25:00 -0400
Nexstar owners master essential customer interactions
Nexstar Network&rsquo;s 2015 Owners&rsquo; Spotlight focused on accountability, craftsmanship and how to create raving online fans.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:13:00 -0400
Sloan Valve, Chicago Cubs enter into green partnership
Sloan Valve helps Chicago Cubs improve water efficiencies at spring training facilities.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Mysteries of wet venting in bathrooms
It is one of the easiest ways to vent a bathroom group.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
A look at Danfoss' production cycle of burner nozzles
Andrew Kozdron has a title: production manager, heating solutions, division of Danfoss.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Looking back to early visions of hydraulic separation
Back in 1996, the hydronics market was expanding at a good pace, largely driven by growing interest in radiant panel heating.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
How to deal with dating in the workplace
The office romance rule book.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Increase your service trucks' organization
Ladder racks can provide more cargo space as well as reduce jobsite injuries.</p>
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Bosch Thermotechnology announces launch of national geothermal awareness
<p> Bosch&rsquo;s campaign on geothermal awareness kicks Off Earth Day 2015.</p>
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
California: WaterSense not good enough for drought
<p> CEC sets water efficiency standards that go beyond WaterSense.</p>
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
PHCC scholarship deadline is May 1st
<p> Application deadline for 2015 scholarships us May 1<sup>st</sup>.</p>
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Dan Holohan is all yours!
<p> Bid for a chance to have Dan teach your staff and customers the intricacies of hydronic heat&nbsp; before he retires next year.</p>
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
DM3MECH Mechanical Hot Tapping Machine from Reed
<p> Reed&#39;s Mechanical Hot Tapping Machines require a 1/2&rdquo; drill motor, valves and fittings that are all sold separately.</p>
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:10:00 -0400
Neoperl adapter kits
NEOPERL adapter kits contain 17 adapters to solve almost any thread issue found in the field. The Washer Kit has an assortment of regular and junior size washers to replace that missing washer on the go.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:02:00 -0400
Centrotherm B-vent cap
Centrotherm’s Universal B-Vent Cap is comprised of a two-part design that allows combustion air to be pulled into the B-vent while keeping rain out.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0400
DeWalt jobsite Bluetooth speaker
DeWalt’s Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker can run on either a 12V MAX or 20V MAX lithium ion battery, or AC power via an AC adaptor (sold with speaker).
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:57:00 -0400
American Standard WaterSense-certified lav faucet
The new Fluent bathroom faucet collection from American Standard offers technologically advanced function with water-saving performance and easy installation features.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:55:09 -0400
Lenova ozonized-water faucet
Lenova’s Ozone collection features water-air patented technology that infuses ozone directly into the water through a patented chamber inside the spout.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:48:00 -0400
Fujitsu floor-mounted heat pump catalog
Fujitsu offers new literature for both lines of its Energy Star-qualified, high-efficiency, floor-mounted mini-split heat pump systems — RLFFH and RLFF, with efficiency ratings as high as 26 SEER.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:40:00 -0400
Intellihot commercial tankless water heater
Intellihot’s iQ1501 tankless water heater delivers 1.5 million Btu.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:37:00 -0400
Jomar industrial brass ball valve
<p> Jomar Valve redesigns its actuation ready, three-way standard port brass ball valve.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:28:00 -0400
Crane Pumps & Systems fiberglass lift station
Crane’s pre-assembled Barnes Fiberglass Lift Stations are available in Pipe Rail Simplex/Duplex and Hard-Piped Simplex systems.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:24:50 -0400
Milwaukee Valve commercial lead-free press-end valves
Milwaukee Valve introduces lead-free UltraPure press-end valves for press connections. UP-490B is a full port, press-end ball valve and is available in press-to-press, threaded-to-press and hose-end configurations.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:18:00 -0400
Matco-Norca carbon-steel and stainless-steel valves
Matco-Norca offers a broad range of carbon-steel and stainless-steel valves.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:15:26 -0400
Sioux Chief lead-free push fitting system
Sioux Chief’s No-Lead Plumbing Done Quickly push fitting system includes a lineup of copper assemblies and is available in all common fitting sizes from 1/2” through 2” for PEX, CPVC, copper and PERT.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:11:31 -0400
Magnum Energy Solutions Android-based thermostat
Magnum Energy Solutions introduces root, a Google Android-based thermostat that interfaces with other energy management devices as well as related home automation and security platforms including Sonos,, ADT, Comcast and Nest Protect.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:05:42 -0400
Bosch smart thermostat and boiler controller
The new Remote Room Controller Smart Thermostat from Bosch Thermotechnology uses a home WiFi connection to allow space heating and domestic hot water to be monitored and adjusted from any compatible smartphone or tablet.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:52:00 -0400
Uponor radiant control panel
Uponor’s Radiant Ready 30E is a complete radiant mechanical room designed in a compact, pre-assembled, easy-to-install panel.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400