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Bradley Corp. hosts first Water Council meeting of 2015
<p> Bradley, a member of the Water Council, kicked off the afternoon by inviting members to tour its plumbing fixtures manufacturing facility and product display centers.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500
Why plumbing matters to health, safety, water sustainability and more
<p> In celebration of World Plumbing Day, March 11, Plumbing Manufacturers International developed 10 reasons why plumbing matters.</p>
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Cleveland Faucet Group contemporary suite for multifamily properties
The Edgestone suite from Cleveland Faucet Group for multifamily properties features a contemporary, single-handle design.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:39:00 -0500
Grohe thermostatic tub and shower valve
Grohe‘s GrohTherm 2000 thermostat features three technical and design components: CoolTouch, EasyReach storage and XL Waterfall.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Exact Pipe Tools portable pipe stand
Exact Pipe Tools’ portable PipeBench 170 weighs 22.5 lb., can be used on 0.6” to 6.7” diameter pipe and has a maximum load capacity of 441 lb.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Makita anti-vibration rotary hammer
Makita’s 2” Anti-Vibration Technology rotary hammer features 89% less vibration, with no compromise to im-pact energy.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Ames drywall finishing box
Ames’ EasyClean Box applies joint compound to all drywall flat recess or butt joints, crowning the joint and feathering out the edges with an adjustable SST blade.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
'Caleffi idronics 'Circulation in Hydronic Systems'
Caleffi’s 16th edition of idronics explains how circulators operate, as well as how they are sized and selected, which is crucial to good hydronic system design.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
IPS Corp. pipe test cap
IPS Corp.’s Test-Tite Deep Techno Caps are available in PVC or ABS in sizes 1.5” to 4”.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Electric Eel pipeline camera screen cover
Electric Eel’s heavy-duty screen cover closes to protect the Ace and Ace 2 Pipeline Inspection Camera Systems’ monitor when in transit or storage and flips up to act as a sun shield for viewing in bright sunlight.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Will disinflation hold in 2015?
National debt has lesser affect on economy.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:32:00 -0500
Armstrong Fluid Technology integrated fire pump
Armstrong’s HSC Firepak is a compact, completely integrated fire pump.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
REHAU geothermal ground-loop heat exchange systems
REHAU’s RAUGEO geothermal ground-loop heat exchange systems exchange energy with the earth to heat and cool at a fraction of the operating costs of traditional HVAC, with potential energy savings up to 70%.\
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Tomlinson reverse osmosis faucet
Tomlinson’s designer and contemporary faucets for reverse osmosis and water treatment systems are available in 10 designer finishes: polished chrome, satin nickel, white, biscuit, polished brass, antique bronze, black, bright nickel, venetian bronze and brushed stainless.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Eva water-saving shower device
Eva is a “smart shower” device featuring a patent-pending sensor system that uses an advanced algorithm to reduce the amount of water usage during a shower, while maintaining an enjoyable bathing experience.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Lochinvar fire-tube boiler models
Lochinvar’s CREST condensing boilers include three new models with 750,000, 1 million and 1.25 million Btu/hr. inputs.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Stanley cross-line laser
Stanley’s Cubix, model STHT77340, is a cross-line laser ideal for light residential con-struction from leveling chair rails to hanging cabinets.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Hilti rotating laser
The beam from the Hilti PRI 36 Green Rotating Laser shines up to four times brighter than a conventional red laser beam, ensuring significantly better visibility over long distances.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
DeWalt self-leveling 360° line laser
DeWalt’s DW0811 Self-Leveling 360° Line and Vertical Line Laser simulates the functionality of a rotary laser and projects bright crossing horizontal and vertical lines.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Bosch laser tool with mobile app
Bosch Tool’s GLM 100 C Laser Measure allows users to make accurate measurements that are instantly trans-ferred to smart devices via the free Bosch Measurement mobile app.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Milwaukee Tool laser distance meters
The 2281-20 and 2282-20 (pictured) Laser Distance Meters from Milwaukee Tool offer memory storage, an easy-to-read display, rugged over-molding, the ability to add/subtract distances and dimensions, and the ability to attach the unit to a tripod for the most accurate measurements.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Housing looks good for 2015
Residential remodeling sees modest growth.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
A limiting belief in time can keep you from your full potential
Don’t be a cat chasing a laser.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
The biggest business lie
Talent does not equal success.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Sterling HVAC Products high-efficiency make-up air rooftop system
Sterling HVAC’s Xcelon system is a rooftop make-up air unit that combines hydronic condensing boiler technology with advanced air distribution and heat recovery methods for levels of efficiency up to 98%.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Tool Tips: jobsite clog prevention, easy toilet bolt removal, visible marks for underground jobs
Tool Tips — February 2015
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Old tools of the trade
Sometimes our hands and our eyes can be the best instruments.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:07:00 -0500
Oil and Energy Service Professionals to hold convention May 17-21 in Hershey, Pa.
The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals will offer an extensive education program during its 61st annual convention and trade show, May 17-21 at Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Caleffi Excellence: Boiler efficiency and protection
Kurt Koegel of Koegel Plumbing & Heating Solutions (Miltona, Minn.) was the October 2014 winner in the Caleffi Excellence contest, a redesign of a church’s heating system so that the existing distribution piping and new boilers would work in unison without air or flow issues.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show reports 5% attendance increase
More than 500 exhibitors took part in the three-day 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Jan. 20- 22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Center.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Latest news from ASA
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
I AM ASA
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
2014 ASA Employee Compensation Report Released
<p> The study, updated for the first time in four years, analyzes 2013 data reported by nearly 1,000 different wholesale-distribution firms from across the U.S., including 75 from throughout the PHCP-PVF supply chain with a combined total of more than 6,000 locations.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
ASA 2014 Award of Excellence
<p> The Plumbing Division Award of Excellence was established in 2012. It recognizes individuals who have a record of significant accomplishment and recognition in the PHCP industry with an overall influence on the current status of the channel.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Welcome ASA’s Newest Members
<p> Several companies have joined ASA.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The 4 myths of revenue growth
<p> Alex L. Goldfayn will delivering the general session at this year&rsquo;s NetworkASA.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
We are the American Supply Association
<p> Through our strengthened resources and long-range strategic planning, ASA&rsquo;s leadership team has been able to invest in programs.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
NetworkASA 2014 is the can't-miss industry event
<p> Kicking off NetworkASA 2014 is the Bradford White &amp; ASA opening reception.</p>
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Heat index awareness is critical during summer months
<p> OSHA&rsquo;s emphasis this year is on the need for employers to acclimatize workers.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
American Supply Association members receive key Washington committee appointments
<p> Appointees periodically meet in Washington and correspond electronically on a regular basis.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The American Supply Association is training the plumbing industry
<p> ASA University&rsquo;s educational opportunities are abundant.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
NIBCO: A legacy of leadership and collaboration
<p> The company also has adopted a leadership role in recent industry efforts to reduce lead in drinking water.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Driving distributor sales beyond best practices for outselling your competition
<p> Great thinking &mdash; not only for SoftLayer, but for wholesaler-distributors as well.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Beveridge to present at NetworkASA 2014
<p> Dirk Beveridge&rsquo;s will present, &ldquo;Driving Distributor Sales Beyond Best Practices for Outselling Your Competition&rdquo;.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
ASA networking councils engage the industry
<p> ASA&rsquo;s networking councils were developed with the idea that all areas within a company have issues that can be addressed by networking with industry peers.</p>
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
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Bradley Corp. hosts first Water Council meeting of 2015
<p> Bradley, a member of the Water Council, kicked off the afternoon by inviting members to tour its plumbing fixtures manufacturing facility and product display centers.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500
McJunkin Red Man signs supply contract extension with Marathon Oil
<p> The agreement provides for the supply of maintenance, repair and operations materials, line pipe, OCTG and MRO/project services in the Eagle Ford and Bakken shales, the Rocky Mountain region and the Gulf of Mexico.</p>
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:55:00 -0500
ASA Legislative Fly-In is a must attend
Advance your voice.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:48:00 -0500
Omni buying group reports healthy gains, looks to the future
Here are beyond.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:11:00 -0500
Master distributors play a vital role in the supply chain
Trending upward.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:58:00 -0500
Smith-Cooper sets a higher standard
Constant innovation at Smith-Cooper.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:18:00 -0500
Armstrong high-efficiency pumping solutions
Armstrong Fluid Technology announces that its Design Envelope pumps now are available for use with single-phase power.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:37:00 -0500
Centrotherm 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.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Walter Surface Technologies cordless cutter
Walter Surface Technologies launches ZIPWHEEL, a cordless cutter that can drive a 6” cutting wheel.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:51:00 -0500
Adaptability key for master distribution success
Just in time.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:34:00 -0500
Powell Valves strives for more
A commitment to quality and service help 168-year-old Powell Valves thrive.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:19:00 -0500
Join the Journey to Safety Excellence
Get on board to safety.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:18:00 -0500
Is natural gas moving to the head of the fossil fuels triad?
Energy infusion.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:13:00 -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
Milwaukee Tool hole saw
Milwaukee Tool’s Hole Dozer bi-metal hole saw is built to withstand the most punishing applications.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:00:00 -0500
Heat pumps are a viable alternative
Positive evolution.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:02:00 -0500
Many components comprise a successful showroom business
Build your brand.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Heating and cooling lessons at the grocery store
Mama, Marie and me.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -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
Spectroline leak detection kit
Spectroline OLK-400BEZ/E complete BigEZ leak detection kit contains everything needed to locate refrigerant leaks in medium- to large-size AC&R systems — including high-pressure R-410A systems.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Dow resin for PE-RT pipe
Dow is launching HYPERTHERM 2399 resin for domestic and commercial hot- and cold-water plumbing pipes.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Uponor stainless-steel manifold
Uponor North America is launching a new stainless-steel manifold targeted for residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling applications.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
AquaMotion ECM circulators
AquaMotion’s new AquaMotionSMART Einstein series of ECM circulators provides advanced variable-speed technology that adapts to system demand to maximize performance and efficiency.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Modine quick ship program
Modine’s new QuickShip program delivers ventilation systems for schools within 10 days. Select units from the manufacturer’s Varsity and Valedictorian floor-mounted ventilators now are available with a 10-day lead time from the receipt of an order placed through the BREEZE online selection program.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Electric Eel drain cleaning machine
Electric Eel’s model D-5 drum machine runs 3/4” diameter Tri-Max cable for cleaning 3” to 10” diameter lines up to 100’.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Pentair battery backup sump pump
Pentair recently debuted its new Internet-connected battery backup sump pump with Virtual Water Assistant remote monitoring.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Jomar balancing valve
Jomar Hydronics introduces the Terminator G, a bronze/ductile-iron, fixed-orifice, global-style balancing valve.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Atlas Homewares decorative hardware finish
Atlas Homewares’ slate finish features sophisticated grays and earthly tones to create a warm, rich look that is comfortable at home in both modern and traditional decors.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
LUXE shower drain
The new LUXE stainless-steel square wedgewire drain is perfect for stylish, modern-design custom showers in all residential and commercial settings.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Houzer fireclay sinks
Houzer announces the launch of its Platus series apron-front fireclay sinks. Manufactured using Houzer’s signature proprietary clay and mineral blend, the Platus series sinks are durable and highly resistant to scratches, chips, cracks and heat damage.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0500