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Tips on staying hydrated when working
Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments, or even those engaged in strenuous physical activities, may be at risk for dehydration.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Is retail and e-commerce an HVAC trend?
A lost art form?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
The truth about that net profit
Selling less and making more is too good to be true.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Our distribution industry is incestuous
<p> It&rsquo;s why I dedicated an entire year of my life to conducting the first-ever research into innovation for the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence.</p>
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Top-performing sales teams have growth-minded salespeople
So how do you build team accountability into your sales plan that produces the results you want?
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
World commodity prices plummeting
This quartet of Brent crude oil, rubber, tin and palm oil couldn’t be more diverse in their overall usage, but all are marching to the same drummer.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Human resources management
I learned a long time ago there are three main parts of operating a successful business.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Pacific Plumbing Supply sells Hawaii operations to PACE Supply
<p> PACE Supply, which already had significant business operations in Hawaii, will take over Pacific Plumbing Supply&rsquo;s three Hawaii locations.</p>
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400
General Pipe Cleaners self-leveling camera
The new Gen-Eye mini self-leveling camera from General Pipe Cleaners automatically keeps pictures right-side-up.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Winters pressure and temperature measurement
Winters’ new TTD410 offers a shorter stem of about 1” to fit in those boiler applications with limited insertion lengths.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Froet downspout nozzles
The Chameleon downspout nozzles come with a high-quality powder-coat finish.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Coshel utility sink
The Cashel utility sink premiere collection features five utility sinks available in single, multi and bulk packages.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Willoughby Industries flush valve covers
Willoughby Industries offers a full line of commercial-grade stainless-steel flush valve cover.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Navien remote control system
Navien’s NaviLink is now available through Navien wholesale distribution.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
UV Resources lamp fixture kit
By inactivating these microbes, the UV small systems kit helps prevent coil inefficiencies.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Caleffi press fitting
Press sizes from 1/2” to 2” copper will be available.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:05:00 -0400
Geberit flush plate brochure
Geberit’s new “The Choice is Yours” brochure introduces the new Sigma30 plates.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:56:00 -0400
Modine coil options for geothermal
Modine’s AHRI-certified geothermal family of products now offers standalone A-coils.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:40:00 -0400
Rector Seal cleanout tool
RectorSeal’s SS1 directional cleanout tool clears clogged debris from 3/4” primary and secondary condensate drain lines.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:33:00 -0400
Danze bath collection
Danze’s new South Shore Collection of bath offerings is available in chrome and brushed nickel.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:22:00 -0400
Matco-Norca plumbing system strainer
Matco-Norca’s bronze Y-style strainer is for use with residential, commercial and light industrial plumbing systems.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Jomar Valve thread sealant
Jomar Valve carries multiple types of thread sealant.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:50:00 -0400
F.W. Webb fire protectant
F.W. Webb Co. now offers a fire protectant for contractors, plumbers, welders, HVAC installers, handymen and similar trade professionals.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Resbond thread-locker gel sealant
Ideal for screws, nuts, bolts, pipe threads, fittings, fasteners, set screws, bearings, studs and bolts.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
LSP Products Group pipe-joining applications
LSP Products Group offers a broad range of high-strength PVC, CPVC and ABS solvent cements.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
T-Christy Enterprises' threaded pipe sealant
T. Christy Enterprises’ Ultra Seal T-10,000 is a sealant for threaded pipe connections rated leak-free to pressures as high as 10,000 psi.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Wiseman Industries' heat transfer sealant
Wiseman Industries’ ThermoBoost is a heat transfer additive for water-based heating systems.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Blue Monster drain cleaner
Blue Monster’s Drain Banger is a professional-strength drain opener that devours hair, grease, soap and organic matter in less than 60 seconds
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Obituary: Michael Matz of Matco-Norca
<p> Matz served as the Eastern region sales manager for Matco-Norca.</p>
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:30:00 -0400
2016 Supply House Times Manufacturers Representative of the Year: ProLine Sales
<p> ProLine Sales and its six employees are revered for providing expert, above-and-beyond customer service. One of the many reasons they are named&nbsp;2016 Supply House Times Manufacturers Representative of the Year.</p>
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:00 -0400
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Outdoor reset is the 'smart' choice
<p> It&rsquo;s not sexy, but outdoor reset is still a &lsquo;smart&rsquo; choice.</p>
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Be a modern day 'CEO Warrior'
Get back the passion you once had for your business.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Truck of the Month: Honest John Plumbing, Riverside, Calif.
“Our favorite vehicle, hands down, is the Ford Transit,” he notes.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0400
Safety under the summer sun
Keep workers cool on outside jobsites.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Tool Tips: Toilet water removal, basin wrench usage, location positioning
No mess toilet water removal, basin wrench, steel roods
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
7 business-building ideas
Market your company with gift certificates, coloring books and airline miles.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Strategies for increasing sales and loyalty
Building trust with homeowners.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Installing check valves in a recirculation system
One plumbing contractor commented that most plumbers don’t know how and where to install check valves.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Division or divisiveness with service and install work
Pitting service and install against each other is bad for business.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Don’t your clients deserve the best job rather than the fastest?
We’d go into old houses and apartment buildings and look at problem jobs, especially those of the steam variety.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Concussion dangers in a boiler room
If you hit your head on the jobsite, know what symptoms to look for and get to a doctor quickly.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Franke easy kitchen sink installation
Franke’s Fast-In Quick Install Kitchen Sink System offers simple no-tools-required, top-mount installation.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:23:00 -0400
Home tub trends
Drop-ins still dominate the bathtub market, but freestanding and soaking models are on the rise.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Metropolitan electronic mixing valve control
Metropolitan Industries’ Metro Mix electronic mixing valve can operate in temperature control and alarm condition safeguard.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Woodford protected wall hydrant
Woodford’s Model 68 Undercover Wall Hydrant is protected by an integral 16 gauge stainless-steel cover.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Al Levi's 'The 7-Power Contractor' book
Plumbing & Mechanical columnist, business consultant and former contractor Al Levi introduces his new book for contractors.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Webstone PP-R-compatible valves, fittings
Many of Webstone’s exclusive products are compatible with any PP-R or PP-RCT piping system.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
F.W. Webb nontoxic fire protection gel
F.W. Webb’s FireIce Shield is a nontoxic, eco-friendly, noncorrosive versatile gel.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
NEOPERL silicone-tipped spray
NEOPERL’s PCA SLC spray saves 70% on water and sewer bills, as well as conserving energy.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Mansfield high-efficiency toilet
Independently tested, Mansfield Plumbing’s DENALI Power Flush toilet moves 1,200 grams of waste with 1.6 gal. per flush.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Bosch water-source heat pump
Bosch upgraded its SM Series two-stage geothermal water-source heat pump.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Sloan hybrid retrofit urinal
Sloan’s HYB-1000-RET hybrid retrofit urinal offers maximum LEED credits, minimal water and sewage costs and automatic drain rinsing.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Little Giant pressure-boosting system
Franklin Electric’s Little Giant Inline 400 pressure boosting system couples a pump and motor with flow-based controls.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:21:00 -0400
U.S. Boiler high-efficiency condensing boiler
U.S. Boiler’s new Firetube condensing gas boiler joins the K2 high-efficiency series.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
FEBCO lead-free backflow prevention
Grundfos’ Dosing Skid System is a pre-engineered floor or panel dosing system package that offers integrated controls.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Grundfos prepackaged dosing systems
Grundfos’ Dosing Skid System is a pre-engineered floor or panel dosing system package that offers integrated controls.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Zurn Wilkins water-level control valves
Zurn’s Wilkins ZW200 Automatic Control Valves series includes a new model and design enhancements.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
REO-USA DC output power supply
REO-USA’s REOTRON SMP series DC power supply can be utilized as voltage, current or power regulators for water treatment facilities.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
A.Y. McDonald dual check valve
A.Y. McDonald’s slimmer Inline Dual Check Valve protects the public water supply.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump controls
WaterFurnace’s Symphony web-enabled home comfort platform is designed for the 3, 5 and 7 Series geothermal heat pump systems.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:45:00 -0400
Latest news from ASA
The secret to confidence
Confidence is the self-assurance that arises out of the trust in one’s own qualities and capabilities.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:58:00 -0400
The wonders of networking
Historically, ASA has been successful in providing opportunities for upper-level management, company principals and upcoming industry leaders.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA hires IAPMO’s Aguilar as director of codes and standards
<p> The American Supply Association recently announced the hiring of Hugo Aguilar to the role of director of codes and standards.</p>
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0400
Without vision there is no innovation
<p> Innovation Corner &mdash; May 2016</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:06:00 -0400
Distribution has become overly complex
<p> Dirk Beveridge&rsquo;s Annual UnleashWD Summit is where forward-thinking leaders discover innovative solutions to thrive, stay relevant and envision their sustainable future.&nbsp;</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:02:00 -0400
ASA member distributors part of Supply House Times Premier 150
<p> Regardless of size or volume, all ASA members strive to reflect the very best in our plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industry.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Affiliated Distributors, ASA partner as collaborative industry voice in D.C.
<p> Partnering with AD, ASA was successful in putting together key leaders in the PHCP-PVF industry with policymakers in Washington D.C.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
ASA leadership discusses small business with Obama administration
<p> With major changes coming from the Department of Labor, business leaders must do what it takes to voice their concerns.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Network2016: Our PHCP-PVF industry in focus
<p> NETWORK2016, brings together industry leaders and decision-makers from wholesaler-distributors, manufacturers, independent reps and professional leaders in the plumbing industry.</p>
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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