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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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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
Ferguson announces settlement agreement with Lockwood International
<p> Ferguson Enterprises recently reached a settlement agreement with Lockwood International and several former Ferguson employees.</p>
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:00 -0400
Winsupply honors vendors, local companies at meeting
<p> Winsupply celebrated the 60th anniversary of the organization&rsquo;s founding with its Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase March 13-16 in Kissimmee, Fla.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Ferguson reports first-half fiscal year sales growth
<p> Ferguson reported overall growth of 6.5%, increasing its revenue 4.3% on a like-for-like basis</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA member distributors report median sales growth
<p> American Supply Association distributor members reported a median sales growth of 8% for the month ending Feb. 29, 2016 vs. February 2015.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
HARDI distributors report January revenue increase
<p> HARDI&rsquo;s monthly TRENDS Report shows average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 3.7% in January.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners honors Carrhill Co.
<p> Southern California-based Carrhill Co., was awarded the Bob Gelman Outstanding Sales Representative Award at the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Winsupply opens five new companies
<p> Winsupply recently announced it has opened five new locations, four in Texas that serve HVAC contractor.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
VP Supply moves Syracuse location
<p> Winsupply recently announced it has opened five new locations, four in Texas that serve HVAC contractor.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
RPA and PM Live honor Holohan
<p> The Radiant Professionals Alliance and PM LIVE honored longtime Supply House Times columnist <strong>Dan Holohan</strong> Jan. 25 at a special reception during the 2016 AHR Expo.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Altepeter opens rep agency
<p> Effective March 1, A. O. Smith Regional Vice President <strong>John Altepeter</strong> transitioned from his position to run his new venture A6 Sales.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Carlson-Holohan Award has new recipient, home
<p> Canadian engineer John Goshulak will hold the award for the next two years.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Viega announces 2016 first-half training schedule
<p> Viega has announced the schedule for the first half of its 2016 training programs at the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Bell & Gossett releases Little Red Schoolhouse schedule
<p> Classes are geared for engineers, contractors and installers in the commercial plumbing and hydronic heating/cooling industries.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
MRC Global sells OCTG business
<p> MRC Global recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. OCTG business to Sooner Pipe.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The Collins Companies moving Pa. location
<p> The Collins Companies recently announced it is ready to move into a new facility in Aston, Pa.</p>
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:30:00 -0400
Columbia Specialty Co. converts headquarters to solar
<p> Long Beach, Calif.-based industrial PVF distributor Columbia Specialty Co., will convert its existing headquarters and distribution center to a 100% user of solar electricity.</p>
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:00 -0400
Winsupply acquires PVF supplier K&J Supply of Pensacola, Fla.
<p> Winsupply recently purchased majority ownership of K&amp;J Supply, a Pensacola, Fla.-based distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings.</p>
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0400
American Piping Products names new president
<p> American Piping Products CEO Al Rheinnecker appointed Matt Danis as the new president of the company.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0400
Obituary: Joseph S. DeSantis of American Standard
<p> Joseph S. DeSantis, a longtime employee of American Standard, died Apr. 19, 2016.</p>
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
A. O. Smith appoints Schmonsky
<p> A. O. Smithappointed Shawn C. Schmonskyvice president-human resources for its water-heater businesses in North America, India and Europe.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:52:00 -0400
Wilo USA names Ryan regional sales manager
<p> Doug Ryan is a 30-year veteran of the pumps industry.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:50:00 -0400
Leonard joins Quality Service Contractors
<p> Leonard replaces Charlie Wallace, who is retiring.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:49:00 -0400
Dallas named Franke luxury regional sales manager
<p> Franke announces two new appointments.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:47:00 -0400
Interline Creative’s Nowakowski honored
<p> Interline Creative GroupPresident Jim Nowakowski received a 4.51 out of 5.0 rating from attendees for his Voices From the Industry presentation.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:45:00 -0400
Noyes named MCA president
<p> Congratulations to Chuck Noyes.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:43:00 -0400
MacCracken inducted into ASHRAE Hall of Fame
<p> Thermal energy storage system manufacturer CALMACannounced founder Calvin D. MacCracken was inducted into Hall of Fame.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:36:00 -0400
Xylem, AWS' Ruzicka earns award
<p> Xylem, AWS, Chief Mechanical Engineer Paul Ruzicka has been recognized for the third time in five years.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:35:00 -0400
Tigre-ADS USA hires Kane
<p> PVC manufacturerTigre-ADS USAhired John Kane.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:33:00 -0400
Flint & Walling celebrates 150th anniversary
<p> Happy anniversary to Flint &amp; Walling, manufacturer of pumps and water systems.</p>
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:32:00 -0400
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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
Protect your company's data
<p> Hackers want your customers&rsquo; information.</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:35:26 -0400
PHCC Capitol Hill Roundtable addresses workforce shortage
<p> Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors &mdash; National Association held a Workforce Development Roundtable April 27 on Capitol Hill.&nbsp;</p>
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Obituary: American Standard's Joseph S. DeSantis
<p> Joseph S. DeSantis, a longtime employee of American Standard, died Apr. 19, 2016.</p>
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Viega announces plans to move U.S. headquarters
<p> Viega LLC will move its U.S. headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado.</p>
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0400
Armstrong integrated pumping system
<p> Armstrong&rsquo;s IPS 4000 integrated pumping system is an advanced multizone control that directly integrates with pumping units to optimize energy performance.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:18:00 -0400
Blue Angel submersible effluent pump
<p align="left"> Blue Angel Pumps&rsquo; T50E 1/2-hp submersible cast-iron effluent pump includes: a high-efficiency motor, with performance of 58 gal. per min. at 10&rsquo;.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:17:00 -0400
Liberty explosion-proof sewage pumps
<p align="left"> Liberty Pumps&rsquo; X-Series features heavy cast-iron sewage and effluent pumps.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:16:00 -0400
Taco variable-speed circulator
<p> Taco&rsquo;s ECM, wet-rotor 00e VR1816 circulator offers up to 85% savings in energy consumption compared to standard circulators of the same size.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:15:00 -0400
Grundfos packaged HVAC pumping system
<p align="left"> Grundfos&rsquo; PACOpaQ is a fully integrated and compact HVAC packaged pumping system designed for chilled- and hot-water distribution.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:14:00 -0400
Franklin energy-efficient water pumps
<p> Franklin Electric&rsquo;s Little Giant 6EC Series and 10EC Series water pumps provide lower current draw.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:13:00 -0400
A. O. Smith gas-convertible tankless water heaters
<p> A. O. Smith&rsquo;s Simplicity Series of concentric venting, noncondensing tankless water heaters is&nbsp;designed to make installations simple and flexible.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:12:00 -0400
Watts anti-scale water treatments
<p> Watts&rsquo; OneFlow anti-scale system for home applications is available in 8-, 12- and 16-gal.-per-min. models.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:11:00 -0400
American Standard Water Heaters wall-mounted tankless unit
<p> American Standard Water Heaters&rsquo; residential tankless condensing water heaters deploy cutting-edge technology.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:10:00 -0400
Rinnai noncondensing tankless water heater
<p> Rinnai&rsquo;s V94 noncondensing tankless water heaters offer nearly 10 gal. of output per min. with 199,000 Btu.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:08:00 -0400
Navien tankless Wi-Fi remote control
<p align="left"> Navien&rsquo;s NaviLink Wi-Fi control system allows for remote access for all the company&rsquo;s tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and gas condensing boilers.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:07:00 -0400
Bradford White tankless with reduced scale buildup
<p align="left"> Bradford White&rsquo;s Infiniti tankless water heaters are available in fully condensing and noncondensing configurations.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:06:00 -0400
Wiseman tankless descaler
<p align="left"> Wiseman&rsquo;s EVERCLENS rapidly dissolves the limescale buildup in tankless water heaters and other appliances.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:05:00 -0400
Noritz combi-boiler
<p> Noritz&rsquo;s CB combination boiler use high-efficiency condensing technology to deliver hot water to both plumbing and hydronic heating applications.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:04:00 -0400
Heatworks electric tankless water heater
<p> Heatworks&rsquo; MODEL 1 is a&nbsp;fully electronic tankless electric water heater.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:03:00 -0400
Viega reclaimed water tubing
<p align="left"> Viega&rsquo;s ViegaPEX tubing line now includes purple PEX for reclaimed water applications.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:02:00 -0400
HTP commercial condensing boiler
<p> HTP&rsquo;s EnduroTi is a large-mass, stainless-steel condensing boiler with a hyper-jet combustion system.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:01:00 -0400
Geo-Flo geothermal flow center
<p align="left"> Geo-Flo&rsquo;s NP multiflow center is designed for applications with three to five geothermal heat pumps (up to 25 to 30 tons).</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:59:00 -0400
Weil-McLain multiple application boiler
<p> Weil-McLain&rsquo;s 95% AFUE Evergreen boiler features a durable design and a flexible functionality for multiple applications.</p>
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:58:00 -0400