Articles by Mike Miazga

ASA Roundtable 2013: Part 1

PHCP distributors talk about the economy, health care and e-commerce in the first of a two-part series.
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Now more than ever, legislative and regulatory decisions play a major role in the way PHCP and PVF distributors conduct business. A blue-chip panel of distributors had plenty to say about that and many other hot-button topics during an exclusive roundtable interview conducted by Supply House Times and the American Supply Association during NetworkASA 2013 at the Renaissance Marriott DC Downtown Hotel in Washington.


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KBIS and IBS hope to be bigger and better

Optimism abounds for first combined KBIS-IBS show in Las Vegas.
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If the preshow buzz is any indication, the co-locating of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and the International Builders’ Show already is a smash hit. The two major industry trade shows go under the same roof for the first time Feb. 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of what is being billed as Design & Construction Week.


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Looking forward in the new year

Signs point to another improving year.
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I trust everybody had a fun and safe holiday season. I know some folks north of the border certainly enjoyed theirs thanks to some outstanding customer service. Canadian airline WestJet had a virtual Santa ask passengers at airports in Toronto and Hamilton what they wanted for Christmas. Once those planes took off, WestJet employees went on a shopping spree and delivered the specific presents to those same passengers when they arrived at baggage claim in Calgary.


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Winning formula for Equity Plumbing buying group

Equity Plumbing buying group excited about its future.
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The Equity Plumbing buying group celebrated its fifth anniversary earlier this year and recently held its well-attended first annual national meeting.


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Take it to the bank

There never is a shortage of good advice in this industry.
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Back in my middle- and high-school days I was caught more than once substituting the sports page of the Chicago Tribune for a textbook. Three decades later I’ve fully embraced Twitter as a one-stop-shop for learning new things.


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The Global Group of Companies takes master distribution to the next level

One stop PVF at the Global Group of Companies.
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In the ever-evolving world of master distribution, anything a company can do to gain efficiencies can be a game-changer.


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Affiliated Distributors’ North American Meeting provides look into group’s future

Long-term security.
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Affiliated Distributors Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg sees a bright future for the Pennsylvania-based buying group. And he’s taken steps to ensure the group’s long-term viability.


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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.
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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.
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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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Exciting times at NetworkASA 2013

NetworkASA 2013 was memorable on numerous fronts.
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With Halloween having recently passed, I recall as a child going to a haunted house at our town’s American Legion hall. While other children were screaming, I looked at the costumed American Legion worker holding a fake chainsaw and gave him a “come on, now” look as I shook my head and walked away.


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In the August issue of Supply House Times, see what NetworkASA 2014 has to offer in terms of education and networking within the industry. WIT & Co. are celebrating a milestone, read about the 2014 SWA Convention, and see what classes the ASA Education Foundation has to offer. Also, discover the latest products and technologies in the supply chain/distribution industry.
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