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Eastern Industrial Supplies acquires M & R Pipe and Supply
<p> Eastern Industrial Supplies recently announced it has signed a definitive letter of intent to acquire privately held PVF distributor M &amp; R Pipe and Supply based out of Birmingham, Ala.</p>
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -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
Obituary: Gene Hurst, founder of Hurst Boiler & Welding Co.
<p> Hurst is remembered for his kindness, dedication, vision and inexhaustible will.</p>
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ACE to increase student enrollment for 2015-2016 school year
<p> The ACE Mentor Program of America is a workforce development organization encouraging youth to pursue STEM-related careers.</p>
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -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
State of the PVF industry
<p> Distributors lend insight into this volatile market and the strategies they employ to prosper in a constantly changing environment.</p>
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -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
ASA advances opportunities through industry career awareness
<p> Recognizing the need for members to find new talented employees, the ASA Board of Directors has established an important strategic objective.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Supply House Times On the Road: 2015 SWA Convention
<p> Best practices discussion highlights 87th Southern Wholesalers Association Convention.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Buying groups Part 2: Shrinking the playing field
<p> In the second of a two-part series, buying group executives discuss consolidation and the future of their organizations.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Smart growth at ISH China 2015
<p> Intelligent products and technologies are at the forefront of a growing ISH China.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Taco circulator
<p> Taco&rsquo;s VR3452 high-efficiency wet-rotor variable-speed circulator is for chilled and hot water applications.</p>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Networking at its finest
<p> ASA&lsquo;s cornerstone is to focus on providing tools that give members the ability to grow and prosper.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:00:00 -0400
Copper Tube Handbook app
<p> The Copper Tube Handbook app has moved platforms.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 01:30:00 -0400
Search vs. research
<p> A young person asked me a question about a troublesome steam-heating system</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 01:00:00 -0400
King of the oil hill
<p> A comprehensive interview with T. Boone Pickens designated America as the world&rsquo;s new &ldquo;swing oil producer.&rdquo;</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:30:00 -0400
Safety standardization
<p> By definition, standardization is the process of developing and implementing standards to help optimize process repeatability, quality and most importantly safety.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Go with the best
<p> Friends often ask me which brand of air conditioner they ought to buy</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
The art of pricing
<p> For years I have encouraged you to do a better job achieving higher gross profit margins on your showroom sales.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Tyco fire protection valve package
<p> Tyco Fire Protection Products&rsquo; improved RED-E Cabinet is a preassembled fire protection valve package.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Ideal-Tridon contractor packs
<p> Ideal Clamp Products contractor pack bags are available in SAE sizes 36, 48 and 64.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Webstone brass valves
<p> Webstone and Aquatherm have partnered to develop the industry&rsquo;s first line of quality brass valves with integrated connections for PP-R pipe.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Matco-Norca utility shower faucet
<p> Matco-Norca offers a hot-and-cold water utility shower faucet in chrome-plated brass.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Bosch drill-driver
<p> The Bosch HDH181X is a heavy-duty 18V Brute Tough 1/2&rdquo; drill/driver.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jondy tool pouch
<p> Jondy&rsquo;s Bit Pouch attaches to the side of a drill with an adjustable Velcro-type strap</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Duravit shower toilet
<p> Duravit&rsquo;s SensoWash Slim is a minimal shower-toilet has an especially flat seat.</p>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
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Eight marketing mistakes
<p> Avoid these errors and improve your profitability.</p>
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:45:00 -0400
Tool Tips: No-mess shower valve, cast-iron pipe removal, toilet ballcocks
<p> Tool Tips &mdash; August 2015</p>
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:00:00 -0400
Creating a company culture
<p> What kind of company is yours?</p>
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Buyers Products aluminum underbody tool box
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Ideal-Tridon hose clamp packs
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Dormont portable hose connectors
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
E Instruments combustion gas and emissions analyzer
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Lowell lightweight aluminum strap wrenches
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Modine ventilation system casing option
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Victaulic fabrication drawings software
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Uponor radiant/hydronic ball valve
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Adrian Steel interior ladder storage solution
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
California Faucets customizable tub fillers
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Knipex Tools pliers and wrench combo
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Milwaukee Tool insulation and duct knives
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Legend Valve lead-free sillcock
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Sioux Chief PEX tubing and fittings
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Woodford wall hydrant with cover
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Franklin Electric high-head grinder pumps
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Viega PEX fire protection fittings
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Watts Water retrofitting backflow preventers
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Webstone hydronic system installation video
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners drain cleaner for medium lines
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Saniflo condensate pump and neutralizer
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Lenox curved reciprocating saw blade
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
SpacePak air-to-water heat pump
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Sloan Valve reclaimed water flushometers
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Bradley lavatory all-in-one solution
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Taco wet-rotor ECM circulator
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
American Standard water-efficient flushing technology
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Latest news from ASA
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
Liberty Pumps Announces Major Expansion for 2015
Liberty Pumps&rsquo; expansion will occur in three phases over the course of 2015.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Join the Marketplace Fairness Coalition
Imagine for a moment that your company has relied on LIFO, or the last-in, first-out method of accounting, for the past quarter century. </p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Creating value for your business when your best assets are people
A service-based business faces the unique challenge of proving its continuing viability to a potential buyer.</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Why ASA members stand apart!
More and more, as I travel around the country to industry events I am asked why are ASA members so zealous about this association?</p>
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's Women in Industry Spring Conference loaded with networking and educational opportunities
Strength in numbers at the 2015 American Supply Association’s Women in Industry Spring Conference.
Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA's members talk hot-button topics with members of Congress during annual fly-in event
On the Road with Supply House Times: 2015 ASA Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C. </p>
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA’s Peer Networking Councils hold regular events to network and learn with industry peers
Networking Council events connect industry peers from every background in the industry.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:29:00 -0400
Connecting...Growing…Advancing…Network2015
Big and small, each company in the PHCP-PVF industry needs to connect with their channel partners to strengthen the bonds that keep our industry relevant and strong.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:05:00 -0400
Performance Management: Avoid the Dread!
All too often, managers and employees alike get that sinking feeling in the pit of their stomachs when it comes to Performance Management.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:02:00 -0400
ASA’s Young Executives (YE’s) take the lead to facilitate job growth for the PHCP-PVF industry
The ASA Board of Directors approved an outreach campaign to connect potential new employees with member companies.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
ASA’s Young Executives continue to see tremendous growth in membership for its annual Spring Forum
ASA’s Young Executives gains momentum.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Don’t be afraid to ask
Letter from ASA President — March 2015. As I write this letter, our industry has already entered into the busy buying group season.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:47:00 -0400
ASA Continues to Give Back
Mike Adelizzi, ASA executive vice president, recently presented the Partner of the Year Award to Curt Powell, president of The Presidents Council.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:03 -0400