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ASA incoming president John Strong brings strong legacy

ASA incoming president John Strong is ready to help the association reach even greater heights.
November 26, 2013

It doesn’t take long to notice John Strong’s laidback and fun-loving approach to life. A conversation with the tell-it-like-it-is Strong almost always contains some type of humor.

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Plenty to talk about at NetworkASA 2013

Capitol Hill visits and strong guest speakers highlight well-received NetworkASA 2013.
November 26, 2013

With NetworkASA 2013 being held in Washington, D.C., one of the main attractions of the convention was the opportunity for ASA members to meet with their members of Congress.

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Awards of Excellence Presented at NetworkASA 2013

Poehling and Adams received IPD and Plumbing Division awards.
November 26, 2013

Joe Poehling of Madison, Wis.-based First Supply and Pat Adams of Kansas City, Mo.-based MKS Pipe and Valve Co. were presented with ASA’s 2013 IPD and Plumbing Division awards of excellence respectively at NetworkASA 2013 in Washington.

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Shutdown, Lockdown, Knockdown at NetworkASA 2013

ASA Members Take to Capitol Hill During Historic and Turbulent Times.
November 26, 2013

ASA members participating in NetworkASA 2013 in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2-4 experienced a wide range of emotions during their stay in our nation’s capital.

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ICP Steering Committee unveils plan to maintain industrial workforce

The Industrial Careers Pathway Steering Committee recently held its annual retreat in Rosemont, Ill.,
October 1, 2013

The Industrial Careers Pathway Steering Committee recently held its annual retreat in Rosemont, Ill., where it reviewed its current strategic plan, refined its action goals and progress metrics and developed a new three-year plan to advance the company’s mission to meet the need for a skilled industrial distribution workforce that will be challenged by an expected demographic shift.

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Friends for life

This still is an industry based on relationships.
October 1, 2013

Earlier this year, I embarked on several busy weeks of travel which involved representing ASA at a series of industry events throughout the country. As my predecessors as ASA president can tell you, this involves providing association updates at various regional meetings, including gatherings of the Midwest Distributors Association, the Wholesalers Association of the Northeast, the North Central Wholesalers Association, the Southern Wholesalers Association, the Western Suppliers Association and others.

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ASA Young Executives members part of industry-wide employment push

Lights, camera, action.
October 1, 2013

A reoccurring theme of late in the PHCP/PVF wholesale distribution industry has been the need to attract young talent into the workforce.

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Answers to Your Questions about Compensation & Benefits

Comprehensive compensation report due out next spring.
October 1, 2013

 Next spring, ASA and its independent regional affiliates will release a comprehensive employee and executive compensation report.  

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Advancing Success Together

Workshop delivers value proposition that membership offers wholesale distributors.
October 1, 2013

Workshop delivers value proposition that membership offers wholesale distributors.

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ASA – A Look Back, A Leap Forward

An interview with Mike Adelizzi, ASA Executive Vice President
October 1, 2013

It has been just more than six years since the American Supply Association hired Michael Adelizzi to manage the national organization. 

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BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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April 2014

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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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