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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
ASA’s Network2015 attracts record number of distributors for bonanza of networking and educational opportunities
<p> This year&rsquo;s Network gathering attracted a record 123 distributor companies, while a total of more than 760 top plumbing industry professionals attended the three-day event.</p>
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500
MwDA dissolves, but region continues with ASA back-office support
<p> While MwDA membership voted for the voluntary dissolution of organization, the region will continue to operate with a full slate of officers and events under the auspices of the American Supply Association.</p>
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ASA member distributors report median sales growth
<p> American Supply Association&rsquo;s Monthly Pulse report reveals member wholesaler-distributors recorded median sales growth of 1.1% for the month ending Oct. 31.</p>
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0500
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="http://www.asa.net/" target="_blank">asa.net</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
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2016 AHR Expo
<p> The 2016 AHR Expo was held from Jan. 30-Feb.2, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.</p>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:00 -0500
Elkay names executive vice president of domestic plumbing products group
<p> Elkay Manufacturing has promoted Elkay executives Ted Hamilton and Mark Whittington into newly created executive vice president leadership positions.</p>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:55:00 -0500
Charlotte Pipe sound tests DWV plumbing systems in new video
<p> Materials tested are cast iron soil pipe, solid wall PVC and foam core PVC.</p>
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:45:00 -0500
Morrison Supply apppoints seven new managers
<p> Morrison Supply appointed seven new managers in Tyler, Texas.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:39:00 -0500
ECR International promotes Olean
<p> ECR International promoted Field Support Representative Simon Olean to regional sales manager of the New England area.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:33:36 -0500
Figas joins Tomlinson Industries
<p> Matt Figas joined Tomlinson Industries as director of business development and finance.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:30:15 -0500
Duker-Reilly-McPherson promotes McPherson
<p> Sean McPherson has been promoted to president and CEO of Duker-Reilly-McPherson and Associates.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:27:53 -0500
HARDI promotes Benton
<p> HARDI promoted Nick Benton to the position of manager of professional development.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:25:33 -0500
Field Controls names Glover project manager
<p> Field Controls is a manufacturer of products for indoor air quality, venting, drafting and combustion.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:23:26 -0500
AD wins HR honor
<p> ADrecently was named 2015&rsquo;s &ldquo;HR Department of the Year&rdquo; in the greater Philadelphia area by the HR Department of the Year Awards.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:21:11 -0500
Four generations working at Mansfield Plumbing
<p> Four generations of Edmondson family members have worked at Mansfield Plumbing, serving a total of 231 years.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:18:27 -0500
Daikin Applied acquires building automation company
<p> Daikin Appliedacquired a minority stake in cloud-based building automation company Riptide IO.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:15:27 -0500
U.S. Boiler Co. names new rep
<p> U.S. Boiler Co.announced a strategic partnership with Watertown, Mass.-based manufacturers representative URELL.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:13:54 -0500
Spectrum Brands announces rep partnerships
<p> Spectrum Brands Canada, which includes the Pfister plumbing brand, announced partnerships with manufacturers rep firms Equipco.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:12:20 -0500
Larsen Supply Co. selects Epicor
<p> Larsen Supply Co.selected the EpicorEclipse ERP solution for its business processes.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:09:00 -0500
Wiseway Supply opens new location
<p> Wiseway Supply recently opened its newest branch located at 11672 State Route 41 in West Union, Ohio.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Siegenthaler releases heating book
<p> Supply House Times contributorJohn Siegenthaler, P.E., recently released &ldquo;Heating with Renewable Energy,&rdquo; his new textbook published by Cengage Learning.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Holohan publishes memoir
<p> In the book, Holohan shares entertaining stories and knowledge he gained throughout his career as a manufacturers rep, writer, teacher and founder of HeatingHelp.com.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Plumbers Factory & Supplies' Reynolds dies
<p> Obituary: David M. Reynolds of wholesale distributor Plumbers &amp; Factory Supplies</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Engineering & Equipment Co.'s Edmondson Long dies
<p> Obituary:Rosemary Edmondson Long of family-owned Engineering &amp; Equipment Co.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
IBC Technologies opens training center
<p> IBC will be conducting in-depth product training on its high-efficiency condensing boilers.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
J&M Valve's Moore makes an impact
<p> During the day, <strong>Jared Moore</strong>, operations manager at Pensacola, Fla.-based master distributor&nbsp;J &amp; M Valve, makes a difference by helping his customers get the industrial PVF products they need.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
AIV Europe announces partnership with Velan Valves
<p> AIV Europe recently announced its new partnership with valve manufacturer Velan.&nbsp;</p>
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00:00 -0500
Armstrong Fluid Technology Design Envelope pumps (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Armstrong Fluid Technology&rsquo;s Generation Three Design Envelope pumps feature 33 advanced energy-saving models.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:31:00 -0500
Milwaukee Tool cordless right-angle drill (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Milwaukee Tool&rsquo;s M18 Fuel Super Hawg cordless right-angle drill will power through 6&rdquo; holes.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:29:00 -0500
Uponor expansion fittings up to 3" (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Uponor&rsquo;s PEX pipe and ProPEX ASTM F1960 expansion fittings now are available in 2 1/2&rdquo; and 3&rdquo; sizes.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:27:00 -0500
Viega press inserts (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Viega&rsquo;s Venturi press inserts help maintain water quality by reducing stagnation to seldom-used fixtures.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:24:00 -0500
Stiebel Eltron tankless water heaters (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Stiebel Eltron manufactures the energy-saving Tempra Plus tankless electric water heaters.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:22:00 -0500
Webstone brass valves (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Webstone and Aquatherm have partnered to develop a line of brass valves with integrated connections.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:19:00 -0500
KWC bath faucet collection
<p> The new bath collection includes three options for the lavatory.</p>
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:17:23 -0500
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2016 AHR Expo
<p> The 2016 AHR Expo was held from Jan. 30-Feb.2, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.</p>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:00 -0500
Elkay names executive vice president of domestic plumbing products group
<p> Elkay Manufacturing has promoted Elkay executives Ted Hamilton and Mark Whittington into newly created executive vice president leadership positions.</p>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:40:00 -0500
PHCC launches online job service
<p> The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors&mdash;National Association announces the launch of its interactive job board, the PHCC Career Center.</p>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:00:00 -0500
Murphy Co. awarded AGC of Missouri Keystone Award
<p> The company&#39;s work on Republic Services&rsquo; Bridgeton Landfill won in the industrial/infrastructure category for projects $5 million and more.</p>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500
AFSA webinars to cover changes to 2016 NFPA 13
<p> This two-part webinar series will explore in-depth the revisions throughout the 2016 edition of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems.</p>
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Charlotte Pipe video captures sound test of DWV plumbing systems
<p> Materials tested are cast iron soil pipe, solid wall PVC and foam core PVC.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:00 -0500
DeWalt's Indiana power tool plant holds grand opening
<p> DeWalt celebrated the grand opening of power tool manufacturing at its facility in Greenfield, Ind., on Veteran&rsquo;s Day, Nov. 11, 2016.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
IAPMO extends proposals deadline for 2017 WE•Stand
<p> The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials extended the deadline calling for formal proposals toward the development of the 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Angie's List launches LeadFeed for service contractors
<p> Approximately 25 categories are covered, including plumbing, HVAC, remodeling and electrical.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
IPS acquires assets of Schwartz Chemical Corp.
<p> IPS Corp.&rsquo;s Plumbing Division purchased the solvent cement assets of Schwartz Chemical Corp.</p>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
tekmar snow- and ice-melting app (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> tekmar&rsquo;s app and online tool assists users in designing their own snow- and ice-melting solutions.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:52:00 -0500
Milwaukee cordless right-angle drill (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Milwaukee Tool&rsquo;s M18 Fuel Super Hawg cordless right-angle drill will power through 6&rdquo; holes and can drill more than 75 2 9/16&rdquo; holes per charge.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:49:00 -0500
Navien space, water heating boiler (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Navien&rsquo;s NCB-E is its next generation combi-boiler.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:47:00 -0500
Bosch-Buderus stainless-steel boiler (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Bosch&rsquo;s Buderus SSB Series sealed-combustion, high-efficiency, stainless-steel boiler line with condensing technology consists of eight models.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:45:00 -0500
Armstrong pumps for heat-transfer solutions (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Armstrong&rsquo;s Generation 3 Design Envelope pump line features 33 advanced energy-saving models, ranging in sizes from 1 hp to 75 hp.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:42:00 -0500
Uponor PEX larger-sized expansion fittings (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Uponor&rsquo;s PEX pipe and ProPEX ASTM F1960 expansion fittings are now available in 2 1/2&rdquo; and 3&rdquo; sizes.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:40:00 -0500
Watts radiant snow-melting system (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> The Watts Water Technologies&rsquo; radiant systems melt snow and ice by circulating a glycol solution fluid through tubing.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:38:00 -0500
Webstone tankless water heater service valves (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Webstone&rsquo;s patented Isolator E-X-P E2 Service Valve Kits allow for quicker, consistent quality tankless water heater installations.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:36:00 -0500
Viega PEX flexibility, rigid piping stability (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Viega&rsquo;s FostaPEX form-stable, multi-layered tubing for plumbing and radiant heating applications pairs the flexibility of PEX with the stability of rigid piping.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:34:00 -0500
J.C. Whitlam high-density PTFE tape (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> J.C. Whitlam&rsquo;s TALON Gray PTFE Tape is a high-density tape that is 3.5 mm thick, 0.8g/cm3 in density and offers 100% elongation.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:32:00 -0500
Axiom water demineralizers (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Axiom&rsquo;s Puropal 300, 500 and 1000 disposable cartridges are ideal for demineralizing fill water for closed-loop hydronic systems.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:29:00 -0500
Victaulic grooved piping steam system (AHR Expo Preview)
<p> Victaulic introduces its System Solution for Saturated Steam, a grooved piping system for commercial and industrial steam applications.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:27:00 -0500
American Standard lavatory faucet collection (KBIS Preview)
<p> American Standard&rsquo;s&nbsp;Fluent&nbsp;Collection of bathroom faucets showcases a fluid transitional design inspired by the movement of water.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:25:00 -0500
Sterling storage shower system (KBIS Preview)
<p> Sterling&rsquo;s Store+ shower system introduces customizable corner storage with shelves and accessories that snap firmly in plac.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:22:00 -0500
QuickDrain flush shower wall drain (KBIS Preview)
<p> QuickDrain&rsquo;s WallDrain was engineered to sit flush along the wall.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:20:00 -0500
Kohler integrated bidet toilet (KBIS Preview)
<p> Kohler&rsquo;s Veil one-piece toilet offers hygiene and comfort with bidet personal cleansing.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:17:00 -0500
KWC smart technology kitchen faucet (KBIS Preview)
<p> KWC&rsquo;s ZOE touch light PRO kitchen faucet is controlled using smart technology.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:15:00 -0500
Delta Euro-inspired kitchen collection (KBIS Preview)
<p> Delta Faucet&rsquo;s Essa collection comes with MagnaTite docking, as well as optional Touch2O Technology featuring TempSense.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:13:00 -0500
Rohl designer bath faucet (KBIS Preview)
<p> Rohl&rsquo;s J&ouml;rger Charleston Square three-hole lavatory faucet features a curved form combined with quadratic rosettes.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:10:00 -0500
Moen shower body sprays (KBIS Preview)
<p> Moen&rsquo;s Mosaic flushmount multifunction body sprays can switch between two spray functions.</p>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:08:00 -0500