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Continued growth and value for all
<p> What else besides networking does an ASA membership have to offer a manufacturer?</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:04:29 -0500
Here's what ASA's manufacturer members have to say
<p> Here are a few things from members of the American Supply Association.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:57:52 -0500
Manufacturers and master distributors: Key in four consecutive years of net membership growth
<p> The Primary Reasonmanufacturers and master distributors join ASA is to support the one national association that advances the PHCP-PVF supply chain.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:48:47 -0500
ASA HVACR product spotlight
<p> ASA Universityis building to become the one-stop shop for training and education for the industry.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:41:07 -0500
ASA growth expands value
<p> The American Supply Associationhas achieved a fourth record year of net membership growth.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:32:00 -0500
Legislative Update from the American Supply Association
<p> Pair of ASA legislative priorities advance.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:05:00 -0500
Turbulent times ahead for industry labor stats
<p> ASA&rsquo;s state of labor reports.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:56:54 -0500
Shock: Life and death
<p> Shock is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical treatment.</p>
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:58:00 -0500
Bradley-ASA partnership raises more than $50,000
<p> Bradley Corp.&rsquo;s industry partnership with the American Supply Association has raised $55,665 for Operation Rise and Conquer.</p>
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Industry's advocacy voice grows with buying groups
<p> Last month, nearly 50 members of WIT &amp; Co., representing 36 small, family-run and independent businesses descended upon Capitol Hill.</p>
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:35:54 -0400
Newly designed ASA website more member-friendly
<p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> is a more graphically pleasing, easier-to-navigate website.</p>
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:31:28 -0400
Morrison Supply: an ASAU advisory case study
<p> When Morrison Supply was creating its branch manager training agenda, it looked to inject some relevant industry content</p>
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:15:00 -0400
ASA University — A Catalyst for Change
<p> Helping our members get better faster.</p>
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:06:00 -0400
APR Supply’s Tice to receive ASA Award of Excellence
<p> Randy Tice of Lebanon, Pa.-based APR Supply Co., at the Plumbing Industry Educational Forum &amp; Breakfast at ASA Network2015.</p>
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:00:00 -0400
TORRCO’s Becker to receive ASA Keenan honor
<p> The 2015 Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Joel Becker of TORRCO at the ASA Annual Member Luncheon at Network2015 on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile..</p>
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:00:00 -0400
Kohler and ASA share technology and advancement goals
<p> It&rsquo;s no secret that Kohler is committed to the goal of advancing the plumbing industry.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
2015 ASA OPR shows increases across the board
<p> The American Supply Association&rsquo;s Operating Performance Report (OPR) is the most comprehensive compilation of financial data for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale-distribution industry.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Designer business driven to showrooms
<p> How does a designer utilize the showroom?</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
SkillsUSA: These kids have skill
<p> For the second straight year, ASA is proud to have co-sponsored the plumbing competition at SkillsUSA in Louisville, Ky.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
IPD offers members identity, influence and solutions
<p> How do they, as IPD members, make the most participating?</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Strategic relationships grow with ASA
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA joins effort to restore your First Amendment rights
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Radically reimagine your supply organization for return on impact
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA advances ability to lead through coalitions
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
PVF distributors report median sales decline
<p> Industrial PVF members reported a median sales decline of -6.3% for the month ending May 21 compared to the same last year.</p>
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Supply House Times wins third APEX honor in a row
<p> Supply House Times recently was honored in the 27th annual Awards for Publication Excellence competition.</p>
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:50:00 -0400
Former ASA president Herb Strong dies
<p> Herb Strong Jr., retired president of Indianapolis-based Economy Plumbing Supply and former American Supply Association president, died June 24.</p>
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 -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
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Metals shipments decline continues
<p> From the Metals Service Center Institute, steel and aluminum shipments declined from 2014 levels in September in the United States and Canada.&nbsp;</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:21:06 -0500
Powell Valves completes China manufacturing facility
<p> Phase one consisted of constructing a new 400,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, while phase two was machinery and test equipment upgrades.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:19:00 -0500
PVF Roundtable caps successful year
<p> The fall PVF Roundtable meeting capped off another record-breaking year for the Houston-based industrial PVF networking group.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:16:00 -0500
ACO Polymer Products celebrates grand opening
<p> The celebration featured more than 100 guests in attendance, including ACO employees, contractors and vendors.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:14:38 -0500
Hardware Holdings announces name change
<p> Hardware Holdings recently announced it is changing its corporate name to World and Main, LLC.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:11:48 -0500
Fluidmaster expands European presence
<p> <a href="" target="_blank">Fluidmaster</a>, a manufacturer of toilet tank components and trim, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Key Teknik.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:09:30 -0500
Slant/Fin hosts High-Efficiency Expo
<p> The event featured exhibits from Slant/Fin and partners such as Taco, Beckett, Wohler and National Grid.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:07:20 -0500
NIBCO acquires Sure Seal
<p> Sure Seal specializes in the design and manufacture of industrial valves and components.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:04:40 -0500
HVAC expert and leader Brasz dies
<p> He received numerous patents in the field, including for the new Danfoss Turbocor compressor technology.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:02:30 -0500
Slant/Fin’s Mel Dubin dies
<p> Slant/Fin Corp. founder and Chairman Emeritus Melvin Dubin died Sept. 17 at the age of 92.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:59:59 -0500
Riback’s Smyer retires
<p> For more than 25 years she headed Riback&rsquo;s Heating Products Division headquartered in Springfield, Mo.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:57:19 -0500
Green Art Plumbing Supply co-hosts golf outing
<p> The annual event provides an opportunity for vendors and customers of both Green Art and East Coast to network and socialize on the golf course.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:53:51 -0500
Grundfos hosts Walk for Water events
<p> The walks raise awareness about the global water crisis and raise funds for safe, sustainable water solutions in developing countries.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:49:00 -0500
Express Pipe & Supply opens new location
<p> The new store is located at 4310 W. 190th St. in Torrance, Calif.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:44:00 -0500
T&S Brass earns manufacturer of the year honor
<p> <a href=";S%20Brass" target="_blank">T&amp;S Brass</a>&nbsp;and Bronze Worksis the recipient of the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:06:57 -0500
Clean-Fit Products launches website
<p> Clean-Fit Productshas launched a new website using responsive technologies.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:05:12 -0500
Power-Flo Pumps & Systems debuts new website
<p> The new site from Power-Flo Pumps &amp; Systems highlights all product categories.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:03:10 -0500
Duravit appoints Hawaii rep firm
<p> Duravit USAand ACS Architectural Resources of Hawaiiare joining forces.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:01:30 -0500
Willoughby names new rep firms
<p> Willoughbyannounced the appointment of The Founders Groupand Steve Mechler &amp; Associates.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:59:59 -0500
Mansfield Plumbing's Fletcher runs marathon
<p> Mansfield Plumbingemployee Dave Fletcher, 63, recently ran 26.2 miles in the Akron (Ohio) Marathon.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:58:22 -0500
Enviro Water Products debuts new website
<p> Enviro Water Productsrecently launched a new multifaceted website for plumbing professionals.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:56:36 -0500
Johnson Barrow named new Mestek rep
<p> Mestek named Johnson Barrowits new manufacturers representative for the Mestek Boiler Group.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:53:43 -0500
Texas Pipe & Supply launches new customer website
<p> Texas Pipe &amp; Supplyhas created a new customer website that allows for the retrieval of packing lists.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:51:15 -0500
Bradley Corp. wins healthiest employer honor
<p> Bradley among the 2015 winners of Milwaukee&rsquo;s Healthiest Employers.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:46:41 -0500
APR Supply names Bosch vendor of the year
<p> APR Supplynamed Boschits vendor of the year at the distributor&rsquo;s annual awards dinner in Hershey, Pa.&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:44:15 -0500
F.W. Webb sponsors race
<p> F.W. Webbwas part of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history recently.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:41:14 -0500
Val-Matic's Smith retiring
<p> Val-Maticannounced the retirement of Vice President of Sales and Marketing Carl W. Smith.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:38:28 -0500
Hughes promoted by T&S Brass
<p> T&amp;S Brass and Bronze Workspromoted John Hughesto the position of business analyst.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:29:11 -0500
LASCO names White VP of sales
<p> LASCO promoted Jimmy Whiteto vice president of sales for LASCO Fittings.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:26:48 -0500
NKBA names Bruno VP of strategic development
<p> The NKBA named Jen Brunovice president of strategic development.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:24:18 -0500
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Scholarship established in honor of veterans of the PHC industry
<p> A scholarship is established in tribute to Kevin and Kathy Tindall&rsquo;s dedication to the PHC industry by their daughters at 2015 PHCC Connect.</p>
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:04:25 -0500
Letters to the editor — November 2015
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:35:18 -0500
Sales and marketing simplified in three steps
<p> Three steps that will make an impact on your bottom line.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:17:37 -0500
Education, certification work together
<p> Professionalism is key to the future success of hydronics and radiant.</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:12:50 -0500
Themostats: Smart vs. programmable
<p> Are thermostats becoming easier to use?</p>
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:06:44 -0500
Know the proper pricing in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry
<p> So I started to write &ldquo;The Lost Art of Steam Heating,&rdquo; which took three years instead of six months to complete. Who knew?</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:29:28 -0500
Eco-friendly food disposal
<p> Disposers divert food waste from landfills to systems already designed to handle organic waste.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:21:04 -0500
Banks ease mortgage rules
<p> Rising rental rates spur new residential construction.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:12:47 -0500
Ten low-cost holiday marketing ideas
<p> Make the most of the season through your plumbing and heating services.</p>
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:03:00 -0500
Uptown Plumbing: Serving country and community
<p> How a military background paved the way for the owners of Uptown Plumbing.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:53:00 -0500
HammerHead pipe repair solutions
<p> HammerHead Trenchless Equipment&rsquo;s RS MaxPatch is a fast, trenchless, selective point repair system.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:31:43 -0500
Baseboarders curved baseboard heater cover
<p> Baseboarders&rsquo; Elliptus features a gentle curve of an ellipse that runs the length of the heater.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:27:08 -0500
Watts bronze ball valves
<p> Watts&rsquo; series LFB6080G2 full-port, two-piece, lead-free, forged-bronze ball valves comply with the Buy American Act.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:25:17 -0500
Winters needle valves
<p> Winters&rsquo; Multiport (NVA Series) and Block and Bleed (BBV Series) needle valves feature a one-piece, corrosion-resistant 316 stainless-steel or carbon-steel body.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:23:14 -0500
Jabra heavy-duty Bluetooth headset
<p> Jabra&rsquo;s STEEL Bluetooth&nbsp;headset is equipped with a MicroPOWER battery.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:20:43 -0500
Fenix versatile LED headlamp
<p> Fenix Lighting&rsquo;s HL35 LED multifunctional headlamp features five brightness levels and three alert modes.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:17:57 -0500
IAPMO solar and hydronics code
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:15:32 -0500
Aquatechnik polypropylene fusion pipe
<p> Aquatechnik&rsquo;s laser FIBER-T multilayer pipe features special reinforced fibers in the middle layer.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:13:19 -0500
Klein all-purpose pliers
<p> Klein Tools&rsquo; All-Purpose Pliers with Crimper is a durable wire-stripping tool.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:11:00 -0500
Mitsubishi Electric air-source heat pump
<p> Mitsubishi Electric&rsquo;s City Multi L-Generation Air Source outdoor unit achieves significantly improved efficienc.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:08:29 -0500
TFCO heavy-duty thread sealant tape
<p> TFCO&rsquo;s Purple Maxx Thread Sealant Tape is rated to 10,000 psi.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:06:41 -0500
Onset Bluetooth CO2 logger
<p> Onset&rsquo;s HOBO MX1102 data logger records and transmits carbon dioxide, temperature and relative humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:04:36 -0500
Dexter + Chaney construction management software
<p> Dexter + Chaney&rsquo;s Spectrum Workflow functionality streamlines construction and business management operations.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:02:18 -0500
Viega commercial plumbing manifold system
<p> Viega&rsquo;s ManaBloc plumbing manifold system is a high-efficiency, homerun parallel water distribution system.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:59:45 -0500
General Pipe Cleaners root remover
<p> General Pipe Cleaners&rsquo; Root Ripper&rsquo;s heavy steel spring has a tapered point that screws into the roots.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:57:26 -0500
Jomar lead-free brass sillcock
<p> Jomar Valve&rsquo;s T-540G lead-free brass, frost-free sillcock valve features MNPT, SWT and PEX end connection options.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:54:12 -0500
GreenSmart residential graywater diverter
GreenSmart Sustainable Concept’s residential wireless, remote-controlled graywater diverter makes it easy to take water from showers to flower.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:49:47 -0500
Weil-McLain commercial condensing boiler
<p> Weil-McLain&rsquo;s SlimFit high-efficiency condensing gas boilers feature improved boiler-to-boiler communication.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:47:51 -0500
Sonoma Forge water-saving faucet
<p> Sonoma Forge&rsquo;s STRAP premium designer faucet merges industrial chic with modern simplicity.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:45:09 -0500
Bosch tankless electric water heater
<p> Bosch Thermotechnology&rsquo;s Tronic 5000C and 6000C electric water heaters in kW input models are 97% efficient with minimal stand-by loss.</p>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:42:50 -0500