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ASA Members’ View of 2013 — More of the Same

February 8, 2013
A survey of American Supply Association distributor members reveals a bleak outlook for a significant economic recovery in 2013.
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ASA Supplier Partnership Program

The Return on Investment is the growth of an industry.
February 8, 2013
The ASA Supplier Partnership program, introduced in 2010 and enjoying exponential growth each year since, reflects a model of year-round recognition for its participants and provides a wealth of benefit for ASA distributor members.
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ASA Legislative Update

A New Year, A New Congress — Unfinished Business

For now, LIFO repeal and S corporations have been spared a direct assault.
February 8, 2013
The House and Senate recently returned to clean up the mess that was left behind in 2012.
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Looking up from survival mode, Part 2

Supply house executives talk about government priorities, consolidation and recruiting young talent in the second of a two-part series.
February 8, 2013
Now that the nation is a few months removed from the uncertainty brought by the national elections, wholesalers can get their businesses back on track.
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2013 University of Industrial Distribution

Early bird registration deadline
January 10, 2013
Register now for the 2013 University of Industrial Distribution.
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A Look Into 2013

ASA Leadership Moves into New Year with Strong Momentum
January 2, 2013
ASA moves into 2013 coming off a year that was one of its strongest ever. The organization met and/or exceeded its goals in almost all areas, continued to strengthen its relationships with the various industry buying groups, achieved consistent membership participation by national members and completed its most successful Supplier Partnership year since the program’s inception.
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ASA University Highlights HVACR, Hydronics Training

January 2, 2013
If you are looking for strong training in the areas of HVACR or hydronics, look no further than the ProductPro® product knowledge courses offered through ASA University. These courses will make your employees smarter about the products they sell while reducing your operating expenses and increasing customer satisfaction.
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Face Time in an Increasingly Faceless World

January 2, 2013
Thanks to modern technology, the increasing speed by which our employees and managers can transact business every hour of every day is truly incredible. But, despite all of the mobility that technology affords, how many of our employees and managers can actually put faces to the many names for the supply chain partners on whom they regularly rely to best serve our customers? The answer may surprise you.
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2013 to be Big Year for the IRS

January 2, 2013
When we went to print, it wasn’t known whether Congress and the president would take America off the so-called fiscal cliff. To reiterate, the tax rates that every American individual, homeowner and business owner paid were scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2012.
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Letter from ASA President

Building on the momentum

ASA is poised to reach greater heights in 2013.
January 2, 2013
I am honored to have been asked to serve as the 2013 president of the American Supply Association.
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April 2014

2014 April

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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