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ASA to participate in 2018 USEHC code process
<p>The American Supply Association recently announced it will participate in the 2018 Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code code-development process.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Peer into the future
<p>Change is coming.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
California governor vetoes bill opposed by ASA
<p>For businesses of all sizes and industries, the most significant impacts will come from the expansion of the state&rsquo;s carbon (greenhouse gas) reduction program.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
American Supply Association governed by volunteer leaders
<p>Volunteer Led</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA thrives with impassioned leadership
<p>Trade associations, such as the American Supply Association, advocate on behalf of an entire industry.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Setting a new standard for employee performance
<p>Hiring the finest, training to the highest standard and retaining an elite workforce can ensure the long-term viability of a company.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
New overtime regulations on hold
<p><strong>Important PHCC member update on the new Overtime Rule.</strong></p>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:15:00 -0500
Prevent hot-work fires
<p>According to OSHA, hot work is any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools or that produces a source of ignition.</p>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA domestic well water pumps course
<p>ASA University has updated &ldquo;Domestic Well Water Pumps,&rdquo; its product-knowledge course that is complete and available in both book and online formats.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
NETWORK2016 honors longtime industry contributors
<p>Three longtime industry contributors honored at ASA&rsquo;s NETWORK2016 in New York City.</p>
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Meet ASA's Hugo Aguilar
<p>ASA&rsquo;s new director of codes and standards talks about the association&rsquo;s push into this important part of the industry.</p>
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA exceeds expectations
I also think back to January and my first article as president when I wrote about the excitement of a new year and outlined all that ASA would set out to accomplish in 2016.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Meet Hugo Aguilar, P.E., ASA’s new director of codes and standards
<p>ASA&rsquo;s new director of codes and standards talks about the association&rsquo;s push into this important part of the industry.<br /> </p>
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:50:00 -0500
ASA to be voting member on air-quality standard
<p>ASA will serve as a voting member in the development of the ASHRAE 62.1 &ldquo;Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality&rdquo; standard.</p>
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA business intelligence reports provide key value
Nearly three of four members rank business intelligence as ASA’s highest value area.
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400
Your change formula
<p>Innovation Corner &mdash; October 2016</p>
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA calls on Congress to address workforce development needs
<p>As Congress wound down its business for 2016, construction and supplier groups such as ASA wrote to House leaders to turn their attention to workforce development.</p>
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA to launch codes and standards committee
<p>The scope of the Codes and Standards Committee is to review and discuss plumbing, HVAC, hydronics and PVF codes.</p>
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA provides all-around value
<p>When this letter goes to print NETWORK2016 will have just been completed at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.</p>
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Uponor’s Noonan recipient of 2016 AIM/R Golden Eagle Award
<p>Minnesota-based PEX pipe manufacturer a long-time supporter of rep best practices group.</p>
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0400
Navigating the negotiation
<p>Does anyone really like to negotiate?&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:00 -0400
ASA Washington update: Every vote counts
<p>The American Supply Association is partnering with others in the business community to present Employee Voter Registration Week.</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:05:00 -0400
ASA members report 5.0% median sales growth
<p>From the American Supply Association&rsquo;s Monthly Pulse Report, member distributors reported a median sales drop of 3.8% for the month ending July 31, 2016 vs. 2015.</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's networking councils target key employees
One of ASA’s most important goals is to provide tools that give members the ability to grow and prosper.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The importance of job descriptions
<p>One of the easiest things a company can do to advance talent management within the organization is to update its job descriptions.</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
It's time to lift and shift
<p>Innovation Corner &mdash; September 2016</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
2016 ASA member satisfaction survey reveals positive results
<p>What matters to our members and the industry is what matters most to the American Supply Association.</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA best positions association to be integral part of a member's business
A strategically focused future for the American Supply Association.<p>Distributors are living in an age of disruption unlike anything that has ever been experienced before, according to <strong>Dirk Beveridge</strong>, founder of UnleashWD and author of the book <em>Innovate! How Successful Distributors Lead Change in Disruptive Times</em>.</p>
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's Network2016 hits New York City with exciting educational lineup
<p>&ldquo;There is so much to gain by attending NetworkASA, including getting some quality time with our loyal customers and manufacturing colleagues.&rdquo;</p>
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The plumbing industry in focus
As has been the case for many years and will remain the case for years to come, the PHCP-PVF industry survives and thrives on networking and relationships.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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American Pipe & Supply's Howe honored
<p>Named recipient of Birmingham Business CEO Award for midsize companies.</p>
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Apollo Flow Controls joins forces with Shurjoint
<p>Aalberts Industries, parent company of Apollo Valves, recently acquired leader in mechanical piping systems.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500
F.W. Webb recognized for 150 years
<p>At its recent North American Meeting, the AD buying group honored F.W. Webb Co. for achieving its 150th year in business.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Chicago Tube and Iron hires Benjamin
<p>Chicago Tube and Iron recently welcomed <strong>Jack Benjamin</strong> as its new business-development specialist, pipe valves and fittings, for the company&rsquo;s Cleveland, Ohio division.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
PVF industry trends
<p>What is your opinion on the current state of the industrial PVF industry?</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
PVF Roundtable presents $150,000 in scholarships
<p>The final PVF Roundtable meeting of the year at the Westin Oaks at the Galleria in Houston in mid-October was highlighted by the industrial PVF networking group presenting $150,000 in scholarships to four schools involved in various supply-chain education programs.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Brasscraft Mfg. Co. celebrates 70th anniversary
<p>Novi, Mich.-based BrassCraft Mfg. Co., celebrated its 70th anniversary on Sept. 5 with festivities at all its locations throughout the United States and Asia.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Briggs Plumbing Products opens new distribution center
<p>Briggs Plumbing Products announced the opening of a new West Coast distribution center.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
HARDI distributors report 19.5% revenue increase
<p>HARDI&rsquo;s TRENDS report shows average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 19.5% in August.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Former Columbia Pipe and Supply CEO Arenberg dies
<p>Bill Arenberg, the former CEO of Chicago-based Columbia Pipe &amp; Supply, died Nov. 27 at the age of 86.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Distribution NOW announces distributorship agreements
<p>Moves strengthen company&#39;s&nbsp;upstream pumping, valve and actuation product lines.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
MORSCO's Moore dies
<p>MORSCO Chief Operating Officer Kevin Moore died in mid-October at the age of 53 after an illness.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Plumbers & Factories Supplies makes donation
<p>Columbus, Ohio-based Plumbers &amp; Factories Supplies recently ran a month-long promotion to benefit Operation Rise and Conquer.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
ASA to participate in 2018 USEHC code process
<p>The American Supply Association recently announced it will participate in the 2018 Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code code-development process.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Ferguson acquires Ramapo Wholesalers
<p>Ferguson recently announced the acquisition of Ramapo Wholesalers in an asset transaction completed in early October.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Tyler Pipe & Coupling opens new distribition center
<p>Tyler Pipe &amp; Coupling recently held a grand opening for its new distribution center in South Plainfield, N.J.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Mandel to be spokesman for American Standard
<p>Howie Mandel is serving as the public-relations spokesperson for American Standard&rsquo;s new ActiClean self-cleaning toilet.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Milwaukee Tool announces award-winners
<p>Milwaukee Tool named Summit Sales its rep agency of the year at its national sales meeting in Memphis.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Pentair Water Purification adds three to wholesale team
<p>Pentair Water Purification recently welcomed Kate Bahr, Bob Marshall and Shelly Johnson to its wholesale team.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
LIXIL Water Technologies announces two appointments
<p>LIXIL Water Technology Americas appointed Albanese chief human resources officer and Benavidez vice president, public affairs</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Grassman retires from Mansfield Plumbing after 55 years
<p>Julie Grassman worked at the company facility alongside her mother.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
T&S Brass adds Cabrera to mechanical design team
<p>Monica Cabrera will use her expertise in CAD software to create and maintain engineering-based drawings.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Devine joins Slant/Fin
<p>Slant/Fin Corp. added Kevin Devine to its sales-management team as a regional sales manager.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Skeber named VP industrial sales at Matco-Norca
<p>Matco-Norca hired Gary Skeber for the role of vice president of industrial sales.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Pabian joins Watts Water
<p>Pabian previously worked at NIBCO and Ward Mfg.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Roth Industries announces new rep firm
<p>Roth Industries announced the addition of Barrett Sales as a new manufacturers representative.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Twin City Hose announces rebranding
<p>Twin City Hose is stepping up its presence in the metal hose and expansion-joint industry.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Burr Oak Tool announces partnerhip
<p>Burr OAK Tool has established a relationship with Tubex Technology Machinery located in Montreal, Canada.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Geberit names new rep agency
<p>Geberit announced Sandy, Utah-based Franklin James Co., has assumed sales responsibility for the manufacturer&rsquo;s Central region.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Bosch Thermotechnology involved in DOE program
<p>Bosch Thermotechnology is participating in the Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
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Report: Climate actions putting 2°C world within reach
<p>Emissions reduction targets of some of the world&rsquo;s leading states and regions are projected to take them below the 2 degrees Celsius threshold up to 2020 &ndash; but ambition needs to be more long-term.</p>
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500
Apollo Flow Controls announces acquisition of Shurjoint
<p>Aalberts Industries, parent company of Apollo Valves, recently acquired leader in mechanical piping systems.</p>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500
Metropolitan Industries acquires Emecole, rebrands as Emecole Metro
<div>The purchase allows Metropolitan Industries to cross-promote between the two business by allowing each respected company&rsquo;s products to be sold in the territories covered by the other company. Emecole&rsquo;s operations will remain in their existing facility presently.</div>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500
Use holiday cards to stand out this season
<p>Stand out this holiday season and you won&rsquo;t be forgotten.</p>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
U.S. Dept. of Labor Overtime Rule blocked
<p><strong>Important PHCC member update on the new Overtime Rule.</strong></p>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:15:00 -0500
Restaurants benefit from installing tankless water heaters
<p>Set the record straight about tankless water heaters.</p>
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Arizona high school utilizes solar cooling
<p>Scottsdale high school captures, utilizes solar thermal energy to run absorption chiller.</p>
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
School districts update bathrooms with flushometers
<p>Updated sustainable amenities meet the demands of commercial restrooms.</p>
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Viega 45-degree Elbows for PEX Press Systems
<p>Viega&rsquo;s 45-degree elbows for PEX Press systems allow users to install larger tubing with press technology.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
American Standard ActiClean System
<p>American Standard&rsquo;s ActiClean system is the toilet that cleans itself, combining VorMax flushing technology with a fully integrated self-cleaning system.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Geberit Sigma70 Dual-flush Actuator
<p>Geberit&rsquo;s Sigma70 dual-flush actuators feature smooth, seamless surfaces and rimless design.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
NEOPERL PCA SLC Spray
<p>NEOPERL&rsquo;s PCA SLC spray saves homeowners 70% on their water, sewer and energy bills.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Weather Guard Defender Series Truck Box Solutions
<p>Weather Guard&rsquo;s Defender Series truck box solutions are designed specifically for professional-level protection.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
IRWIN Tools Performance Series Screwdriver Family
<p>IRWIN Tools announced four new innovations to its Performance Series Screwdriver family.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Ranger Design Seat Covers
<p>Ranger Design&rsquo;s seat covers are constructed from heavy-duty CORDURA fabric for puncture and tear resistance.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Isuzu Class 6 Medium-duty Truck
<p>Isuzu announced key specifications of its entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
SunTouch HeatMatrix Uncoupling Membrane
<p>SunTouch&rsquo;s HeatMatrix uncoupling membrane offers a fast, easy method of installing WarmWire electric heating cables.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
US Boiler 95% AFUE K2 Firetube Boiler
<p>U.S. Boiler&rsquo;s 95% AFUE K2 Firetube boiler features a stainless-steel vertical firetube heat exchanger and is available in six sizes from 85-270 mbh.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Uponor Thermal Actuator
<p>Uponor&rsquo;s Thermal Actuator for Stainless-steel Manifolds completes the actuator offering for radiant heating and cooling manifolds.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
MrPEX Composite Radiant Manifold
<p>MrPEX&rsquo;s Composite Radiant Manifold is designed to withstand high temperatures and pressures.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Infloor Snowmelt Systems
<p>Infloor&rsquo;s Snowmelt systems easily install in concrete, asphalt, and under pavers to keep outdoor areas free of snow and ice.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Neutra-Safe System Feeder
<p>Neutra-Safe&rsquo;s System Feeder is an automatic hydronic and thermal solar system feeder.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Legend M-8330 Stainless Steel Manifold Series
<p>Legend&rsquo;s M-8330 stainless-steel manifold series includes three models.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Tekmar Zone Valve Control 306V
<p>Tekmar&rsquo;s Zone Valve Control 306V provides heat to hydronic heating systems.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Spirotherm Spirotop Automatic Air Vent
Spirotherm’s Spirotop features low-profile and high-compression valves that combine to give users a leak-resistant, high-point vent that fits just about anywhere
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Truck of the Month: Brothers Plumbing, Heating, Electric; Thornton, Colo.
<p>As the name implies, Brothers Plumbing, Heating, Electric was founded by Marvin Kansteiner and his brother in 1980.</p>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
PHCC's CONNECT 2016 proves everything is 'bigger in Texas'
<p>The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter played host to the Oct. 19-21 PHCC event, which set new attendance records.</p>
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0500
Viega names Debnath as VP of Sales and Marketing
<p>Santanu (Sean) Debnath will oversee and manage Viega&rsquo;s sales, marketing and customer relations.</p>
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:40:00 -0500
The importance of connecting, learning, and sharing
<p>Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities available to you?</p>
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Following instructions for installing a two-zone system
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:10:00 -0500