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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
ASA connects at KBIS
<p> For the second year in a row, ASA and ASA University were invited to staff a trade-show booth at the 2016 KBIS and International Builders&rsquo; Show.</p>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:58:00 -0400
The PHCP industry in focus
<p> The industry&rsquo;s networking and educational event of the year will soon be upon us once again as Network2016 converges on New York City.</p>
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:42:00 -0400
Karl E. Neupert Endowment Fund helps ASA Education Foundation
<p> Preparing for the challenge ahead with a dwindling workforce in the PHCP industry.</p>
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:39:53 -0500
Indutrial PVF-focused product training now available
<p> ASA University has tailored its three most popular product knowledge courses.</p>
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:36:40 -0500
ASA Operating Performance Report a valuable resource
<p> The OPR is the mostcomprehensive compilation of accurate and up-to-date financial performance information for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale distribution industry.</p>
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:33:40 -0500
Innovation Corner: If not us who?
<p> There was a need to develop a new model &mdash; a new way of creating value.</p>
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:29:35 -0500
Training an industry with ASA University
<p> What is the impact and growth of ASA University and how is our association succeeding in training an industry?</p>
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:44:38 -0500
Keep the line moving
<p> I&rsquo;m honored and grateful to have been selected to serve as the American Supply Association&rsquo;s 48th national president. &nbsp;</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:21:00 -0500
Emerging leaders attack the status quo
<p> Emerging Leaders &ldquo;Attack&rdquo; the Status Quo in Today&rsquo;s Age of Disruption.</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:14:33 -0500
ASA Executive Committee establishes goals for 2016
<p> During the past eight years,the American Supply Association, through the efforts of staff and leadership, created a vision of where the association was headed.</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:05:57 -0500
ASA announces 2016 leadership team
<p> The American Supply Association would like to introduce this year&rsquo;s leadership team.</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:02:50 -0500
ASA's Innovation Corner for the PHCP and industrial PVF industry
<p> ASA has partnered with Dirk Beveridge and his innovation summit, UnleashWD.</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:59:17 -0500
I am ASA
<p> Emerging Leaders &ldquo;Attack&rdquo; the Status Quo in Today&rsquo;s Age of Disruption.</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:51:00 -0500
ASA announces winners of ASA Member Safety Recognition awards
<p> ASA Member Safety Recognition awards were presented to three wholesaler-distributors and two manufacturers.</p>
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:31:24 -0500
Crumbling infrastructure
<p> Marc Edwards says aging infrastructure is an important topic when it comes to entities such as roads and bridges.</p>
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Advancing the plumbing industry's future
<p> It has been one quick and rewardingyear for me as ASA president.</p>
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Advancing the plumbing industry's future
<p> It has been one quick and rewarding year for me as ASA president.</p>
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:25:44 -0500
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Water heater recall: Rheem, American Standard
<p> Recalls involve Rheem Performance Platinum brand of electric water heaters (40-, 50- and 80-gal.) and Water Heating Technologies Corp.&#39;s American Standard brand of gas water heaters (30-, 40- and 50-gal.).</p>
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Uponor and Belkin Intl partner to create new intelligent water company Phyn
<p> Revolutionary technology to protect property and conserve and enhance how we use water.</p>
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:00 -0400
Aykroyd named Omni buying group president
<p> PHCP veteran to succeed Bob Hoff at Omni Corporate Services buying group.</p>
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:00 -0400
NIBCO acquires Webstone Co.
<p> NIBCO boosts valve offering through acquisition of Webstone Co.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 -0400
Georgia-based plumbing distributor expands MORSCO’s footprint in the Southeast
<p> MORSCO enters Atlanta market through acquisition of DeVore &amp; Johnson.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:30:00 -0400
American Supply Association members visit Capitol Hill
<p> As part of its Plumbing and PVF Spring Meeting, AD/ASA members met with their members of Congress.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:34:00 -0400
ASA distributors enjoy strongest February since 2003
<p> ASA member distributor sales experienced the strongest February on record, according to ITR Economics data going back to 2003.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:33:00 -0400
F.W. Webb acquires State Line Supply
<p> State Line Supply, like F.W. Webb a family-owned business, is a single-location plumbing supply company, serving residential and commercial contractors since 1977.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:32:00 -0400
APR Supply opens joint branch location
<p> It features a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales area to serve local HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors, as well as a 10,000-sq.-ft. warehouse.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:31:00 -0400
Ferguson acquires Andrews Lighting Supply
<p> Andrews Lighting Gallery has showrooms in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:30:00 -0400
Winsupply names vendors of the year
<p> Winsupply named its 2015 Vendors of the Year at the company&rsquo;s Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase Awards dinner in March.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:20:00 -0400
Eastern Penn honors marketing award winners
<p> The Field Market Summit featured 14 vendors and reps meeting with EPSCO&rsquo;s sales and management team.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:19:00 -0400
Murray Supply hosts recognition dinner
<p> Matt Alspaugh, from the corporate office, was honored with the overall 2015 Murray Supply Co. Employee of the Year award.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:13:00 -0400
Morsco recognizes outstanding leaders
<p> The award is given to an individual who demonstrates the qualities of an owner, thus the associate must have an entrepreneurial spirit, understand profitability, understand the value of customer relationships and have a strong desire to succeed.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:12:00 -0400
Navien partners with Habitat for Humanity
<p> Navien donated six tankless water heaters for Habitat for Humanity&rsquo;s current projects and provided volunteer staff labor.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:10:00 -0400
IPS’ plumbing division acquires Roof Tob Blox
<p> IPS&rsquo; Plumbing Division recently acquired Roof Top Blox, a manufacturer of a non-metallic pipe support system.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400
Carolina Plumbing Supply joins WIT
<p> WIT &amp; Co. buying group welcomes Carolina Plumbing Supply.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400
Omni and LPG announce future dates
<p> Buying groups Omniand Luxury Products Groupannounced future dates for their annual spring meetings.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400
NetPlus Alliance posts purchases increase
<p> NetPlus Allianceis a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400
HARDI distributors report double-digit February revenue increase
<p> HARDI&rsquo;s monthly TRENDS report shows average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 11.7% in February.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400
Dellon Sales' Ross honored
<p> Ross and Dellon partnered with Adelphi to purchase Elkay bottle-filling units for use throughout campus.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 09:54:00 -0400
Jacuzzi celebrates 60 years of hydrotherapy
<p> Jacuzzi baths and hot tubs marks anniversary with events and promotions throughout the next year.</p>
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:00 -0400
Viega press fittings
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:41:00 -0400
Ames Fire & Waterworks control valve
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:40:00 -0400
Uponor residential fire sprinkler system
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:39:00 -0400
Victaulic installation-ready fittings
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:38:00 -0400
Lubrizol fire sprinkler piping system
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:37:00 -0400
FEBCO backflow prevention assemblies
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:35:00 -0400
Kohler touchless kitchen faucet
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:33:00 -0400
Delta lavatory faucet
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:32:00 -0400
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Rheem, American Standard recall water heaters
<p> Recalls involve Rheem Performance Platinum brand of electric water heaters (40-, 50- and 80-gal.) and Water Heating Technologies Corp.&#39;s American Standard brand of gas water heaters (30-, 40- and 50-gal.).</p>
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Uponor creates new intelligent water company with Belkin International
<p> Revolutionary technology to protect property and conserve and enhance how we use water.</p>
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:00 -0400
NIBCO acquires valve assets of Webstone
<p> NIBCO boosts valve offering through acquisition of Webstone Co.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 -0400
Hilti 12V cordless tools
<p> Hilti&rsquo;s cordless hammer drill/driver, cordless screwdriver and cordless impact driver have been designed for working in tight spaces.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
DeWalt drill/driver and hammer drill
<p> DeWalt&rsquo;s 20V MAX XR Drill/Driver and Hammer drill feature a powerful brushless motor.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Porter-Cable straight finish nailer
<p> Porter-Cable&rsquo;s 16GA Straight Finish Nailer has a fastener length capacity of 1&rdquo; to 2 1/2&rdquo; and a magazine capacity of 100 nails.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Proto Industrial mini impact wrenches
<p> Proto Industrial Tools&rsquo; 3/8&rdquo; and 1/2&rdquo; Mini Impact Wrenches&nbsp; are versatile, durable and optimized for confined spaces.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Milwaukee Tool adaptable pipe wrench
<p> Through its three-length adaptable design, Milwaukee Tool&rsquo;s Cheater Pipe Wrench gives users versatility on jobs.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Greenlee carbide hole cutter
<p> Greenlee Textron&rsquo;s 628 and 648 Carbide Cutter sets feature six cutter sizes ranging from 7/8&rdquo; to 2 1/2&rdquo;.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Fluke digital multimeter with thermal imager
<p> Fluke&rsquo;s 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter integrates a full-featured true RMS digital multimeter with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
RIDGID portable pipe beveller
<p> RIDGID&rsquo;s B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller produces a bevel in less than two minutes without flames or sparks.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Klein test and measurement meter line
<p> Klein Tools&rsquo; Test &amp; Measurement product line offers professional clamp meters and multimeters, as well as test kits.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
E Instruments combustion analyzer
<p> E Instruments&rsquo; BTU900-C Combustion &amp; Safety Analyzer features field-replaceable sensors for easy diagnostics and replacements.</p>
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The next generation for HeatingHelp.com
<p> The time has come to pass on the torch to the next generation of HeatingHelp.com.</p>
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Culture of change in the contractor business
<p> Doing things the old way isn&rsquo;t always the best way.</p>
Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Striving for hydronic ideals in heating systems
<p> Strive for what seems impossible at the present.</p>
Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Be a small business job creator
<p> These groups have resources to help you hire the right people to keep your business profitable.</p>
Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Oil Heat Cares: Helping the needy stay warm
<p> Every year OESP members donate their time and expertise to keep the heat on through Oil Heat Cares.</p>
Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Drain-cleaning franchise supports plumbing business
<p> Zooming to success with Zoom Drain and Sewer Franchise Co.</p>
Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The case for residential fire sprinkers
<p> With the right training, plumbing contractors can become part of this life-saving industry.</p>
Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
DOL invests $90M into state apprenticeship strategies
<p> Studies suggest that for every dollar spent on apprenticeship, employers may get an average of $1.47 back, partially due to increased productivity.</p>
Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Plumbing Manufacturers International supports Alberta Wildfire Relief
<p> Fires still rage as more than 100,000 people have been evacuated from the area and 2,400 homes and businesses have been destroyed.</p>
Fri, 13 May 2016 19:34:00 -0400
Bradley Corp. teams up for National Women Build Week
<p> In recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-7, Bradley Corp. sponsored and participated in Waukesha, Wis.-based Habitat for Humanity&rsquo;s event.</p>
Wed, 11 May 2016 16:00:00 -0400
President Obama proclaims May as National Building Safety Month
<p> Proclamation recognizes importance of dedicated professionals nationwide who keep buildings safe and help maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.</p>
Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:00 -0400
Service Nation CEO Matt Michel debuts column
<p> We&rsquo;re excited to share his insights with PM&rsquo;s readers.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:28:43 -0400
Volunteers aid Flint homeowners during water crisis
<p> The plumbing industry has stepped up to help Flint, Mich. residents that have been exposed to lead contamination.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:25:02 -0400
Unions put spotlight on next-generation plumbers
<p> Speakers from management and labor focused on how to continue to attract qualified people to the plumbing industry, union and trade associations.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:10:00 -0400
Obituary: Paul Ridilla, former PM columnist
<p> Ridilla also was one of the original columnists of Plumbing and Mechanical, which started in March 1984.&nbsp;</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:06:19 -0400
8 tips to boost plumber sales
<p> It&rsquo;s important to return to service fundamentals.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:44:00 -0400
Tool Tips: easy pipe solder, cutting toilet bolts, lubricating hole saws
<p> Duct tape to the rescue, no more glitter, cut more holes</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:39:00 -0400