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ASA benchmarking tools a major benefit
One of the most underrated areas of benefit I believe cannot be stressed enough is the association&rsquo;s business intelligence and benchmarking reporting.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA & InSinkErator: Meeting industry challenges together
Recruiting top talent is a major challenge facing our industry.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA-U announces 3D industrial schematic: Steam System Training Package
New Industrial Systems Training from ASA-U.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Liberty Pumps Announces Major Expansion for 2015
Liberty Pumps&rsquo; expansion will occur in three phases over the course of 2015.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Join the Marketplace Fairness Coalition
Imagine for a moment that your company has relied on LIFO, or the last-in, first-out method of accounting, for the past quarter century. </p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Creating value for your business when your best assets are people
A service-based business faces the unique challenge of proving its continuing viability to a potential buyer.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Why ASA members stand apart!
More and more, as I travel around the country to industry events I am asked why are ASA members so zealous about this association?</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's Women in Industry Spring Conference loaded with networking and educational opportunities
Strength in numbers at the 2015 American Supply Association’s Women in Industry Spring Conference.
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's members talk hot-button topics with members of Congress during annual fly-in event
On the Road with Supply House Times: 2015 ASA Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C. </p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
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
Connecting...Growing…Advancing…Network2015
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
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2015 Supply House Times Premier 150 rankings
Annual PHCP survey reveals continued industry growth.</p>
Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 -0400
Four approaches to hydraulic separation
Integrate this very desirable characteristic into your systems where appropriate.</p>
Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Eye on Safety: Recognize safety at your company
It always is a good sign when ASA members are seeking out the application for the ASA Safety Award. </p>
Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
What if we all sold like Amazon?
Amazon will be answering with drones.</p>
Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Exact Pipe Tools pipe cutter
This pipe saw features a two-stage motor speed control, consistent torque, soft start and automatic overload protection.</p>
Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Do you see your inventory for what it really is?
You might sitting on a pile of gold.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Selling skills equals success
One thing that has remained constant is selling skills continue to be the single most important ingredient for success in the showroom business.
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
The gift of disruptive leadership
As distribution leaders, we are at a unique moment in our careers. </p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Blueprint for resource supremacy
When looking into America&rsquo;s economic future, a fast-growing world population expected to increase by 50% will likely generate a crude oil demand from 90 million bpd to at least 130 million bpd by 2030.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA benchmarking tools a major benefit
One of the most underrated areas of benefit I believe cannot be stressed enough is the association&rsquo;s business intelligence and benchmarking reporting.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA & InSinkErator: Meeting industry challenges together
Recruiting top talent is a major challenge facing our industry.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA-U announces 3D industrial schematic: Steam System Training Package
New Industrial Systems Training from ASA-U.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Liberty Pumps Announces Major Expansion for 2015
Liberty Pumps&rsquo; expansion will occur in three phases over the course of 2015.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Join the Marketplace Fairness Coalition
Imagine for a moment that your company has relied on LIFO, or the last-in, first-out method of accounting, for the past quarter century. </p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Creating value for your business when your best assets are people
A service-based business faces the unique challenge of proving its continuing viability to a potential buyer.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Why ASA members stand apart!
More and more, as I travel around the country to industry events I am asked why are ASA members so zealous about this association?</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's Women in Industry Spring Conference loaded with networking and educational opportunities
Strength in numbers at the 2015 American Supply Association’s Women in Industry Spring Conference.
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Mountainland Supply Co.: Premier 150 company spotlight
Mountainland Supply Co. focuses on making the customer experience remarkable.</p>
Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Pfister trade-exclusive faucet
Pfister&rsquo;s new pull-down kitchen faucet is an addition to its value-oriented Pfirst series.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:51:00 -0400
Milwaukee Tool tape measures
Milwaukee Tool&rsquo;s next generation tape measures deliver 10 times longer life with Nylon Bond Blade Protection and a five-point reinforced frame for protection against damage from dropping.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:46:00 -0400
Water Furnace Web-enabled comfort system
WaterFurnace&rsquo;s Symphony is a Web-enabled home comfort platform designed for WaterFurance&rsquo;s 3, 5 and 7 series geothermal heat pump systems and provides detailed feedback in real time and the tools to control it from any smartphone, tablet or computer.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:42:00 -0400
Spectronics leak sealer
Spectronics introduces Spectroline Cool Seal A/C leak sealer, a hassle-free way to quickly and permanently seal refrigerant leaks in compressors, condensers, evaporators, O-rings and hoses.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:38:00 -0400
Bosch Thermotechnology gas condensing boiler
Bosch Thermotechnology&rsquo;s wall-mounted Greenstar gas condensing boiler for residential applications now is available in a floor-standing version for all eight regular (heat) and combi (heat and hot water) models: regular heat-only models 57, 79, 100, 131 and 151 MBH inputs; and combi 100, 131 and 151 MBH inputs.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:31:00 -0400
Breezeworks business management app
Breezeworks is a smartphone-based all-in-one business manager for onsite service pros that comes in at less than $20 per month.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:26:00 -0400
Neoperl faucet attachment
Neoperl&rsquo;s Careguard is a combination of hygienic features for faucet attachments with built-in Agion antimicrobial protection, laminar stream (non-aerated at 1.5 gpm max) and screenless construction.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:21:00 -0400
Webstone Hydro-Core video
Webstone recently released a new video highlighting the features and functionality of its Hydro-Core Manifold System.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:17:00 -0400
Danze kitchen faucet
Danze’s Parma Café kitchen faucet provides a stylish and contemporary alternative. It measures 1 3/4” diameter with a spout diameter of 22 mm.
Fri, 15 May 2015 13:04:00 -0400
ASA Washington events a smash success
Going home a lot smarter after ASA-hosted events. </p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's members talk hot-button topics with members of Congress during annual fly-in event
On the Road with Supply House Times: 2015 ASA Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C. </p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Supply House Times Profile: Maverick Supply’s Jack Burch
Customer service and community involvement drive Maverick Supply&rsquo;s success in the Ozarks.</p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
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How 3D technology promotes communication among a project team
The goal of VDC is to use multiple 3D technologies, both software and hardware, to improve not only the process of design and construction but also to promote communication and collaboration.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Using industry resources to manage your business profitably
Use the resources of these groups to manage your business profitably and you&rsquo;ll create a successful company.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Oil Heat Cares: Through the kindness of others
Subzero temperatures did not stop these OESP chapter members from helping those in need.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Recruiting tomorrow's plumbers
Old and new ideas to spread the word on lucrative careers in the trades.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
The problem with standardizing
One size does not fit all when it comes to steam heat and pumps.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Piping for wood-fueled biomass boiler systems: Part 1
An elegant piping approach for wood-fueled biomass boiler systems.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
The importance of positive thinking in business
When I was learning to be a technician, it wasn&rsquo;t my skills that would sabotage me; it was my fear and negative thinking.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing partners with Mike Rowe
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, One Hour Heating &amp; Air Conditioning and Mister Sparky &mdash; part of the Direct Energy family of brands &mdash; are partnering with Mike Rowe.</p>
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
PHCC’s Gerry Kennedy to retire
<p> The association&rsquo;s search committee has begun dentifying and interviewing possible successors.</p>
Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Munish Nanda named Watts Water Technologies President, Americas
<p> Nanda most recently served as president of Control Technologies and previously as vice president of Integrated Supply Chain.</p>
Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:00 -0400
Drinking Water Week urges consumers to understand their water supply
<p> AWWA and water community urge consumers to understand their water &ldquo;from source to tap&rdquo; during Drinking Water Week.</p>
Thu, 07 May 2015 11:25:00 -0400
Vitor Gregorio named North American regional president of Bosch Thermotechnology
<p> Vitor Gregorio, an experienced Bosch Manager, succeeds Richard Soper, leading the Thermotechnology division. &nbsp;</p>
Tue, 05 May 2015 15:05:00 -0400
New online course on biomass-based heating systems
<p> The new course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems.</p>
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Taco reorganizes company, changes branding message
<p> The company plans to extend into plumbing, VRF and geothermal, and enter the hospitality market.</p>
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Mini-splits are the energy-efficient air-conditioning alternative
The 411 on ductless, mini-split air-conditioning systems.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Water quality issues
Add water treatment to your list of services.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Tool Tips: Split nipple extraction, saw blade holder, cleaning clogged torch
Tool Tips—April 2015</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Monitor your business plan
Understand your seasonality and adjust your action items.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
How to Increase online reviews
Help your techs become comfortable asking for reviews.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
An overlooked marketing secret
Three techniques to keep in contact with your customers.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Skilled worker shortfall and U.S. unemployment
Strong dollar has negative impact on exports.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Fleet tracking technology enhances driver accuracy
The cloud has reduced running costs of GPS systems and increased driver efficiency.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Truck of the Month: Mark Carpenter Plumbing, Clovis, N.M.
A fresh start for Mark Carpenter Plumbing.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
PM Profile: Sloan Valve President and CEO Jim Allen
Sloan Valve&rsquo;s focus is on products that conserve water but don&rsquo;t sacrifice performance.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Installing new high-efficiency water heaters
NAECA regs will affect the size and venting of new water heater models.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Pfister tub/shower trim and valve
The handle on a tub and shower trim is the main point of contact in the shower. </p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
McElroy serrated inserts for pipe fusion
McElroy&rsquo;s OneFit inserts make it possible to butt-fuse a range of pipe sizes on a single machine.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Hydra-Zorb vapor barrier solution for PP-R pipe
Hydra-Zorb&rsquo;s Klo-Shure insulation couplings are available for metric-sized polypropylene pipe systems, including Aquatherm Blue Pipe and Green Pipe.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
PipeBurst Pro water metering and monitoring
PipeBurst Pro&rsquo;s FloMeter tracks cumulative quantities of water used for consumption, conservation and leak-detection purposes.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Construction Pro Manager document control software
Construction Pro Manager&rsquo;s document control software reduces administrative time and creates a more efficient working environment with the patent-pending Contractor Linked System.</p>
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400