The Water Quality Association (WQA) is an international trade organization serving the residential, commercial, industrial and small system water treatment industry. It was created in 1974 following the merger of two predecessor organizations: the Water Conditioning Association International and the Water Conditioning Foundation. The formation of WQA created a single industry voice to address rapidly growing industry challenges and opportunities for the water treatment professional.
The New Milford, CT, bath and kitchen showroom operated by Modern Plumbing Supply started the year out right with a grand opening Jan. 2. This location combines a 5,000-sq.-ft. luxury showroom, a 5,000-sq.-ft. self-service parts counter and a 15,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in one expanded and renovated building that had previously housed only its 10,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, adjacent to its former showroom. The showroom faces competition from a Home Depot store across the street and another upscale wholesaler showroom about 15 miles away.
Plumbers know how to fix all types of equipment that need water to flush, flow, circulate, recirculate, pump, heat and cool. For the last few years, we've been championing the plumber who can also “fix” water.
If misery loves company, PHCP distributors can take solace knowing that they're most certainly not wallowing alone. In 2005, overall U.S. employer health insurance premiums increased by 9.2% - nearly three times the rate of inflation.
PVF insiders paint a more positive marketplace outlook going forward, but still with a hint of caution sprinkled in. SWA President David Popek helps PHCP distributor VAMAC thrive in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read more stories in 2017 August Issue.