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The media has had a lot to say about the bad weather earlier this year and tough economic data. My fear is the worrisome news could lead you to conclude that the business cycle is weakening underneath you and that it is time to hoard cash and say “no” to new initiatives.
These expected new costs to business courtesy of Washington could be cause for concern.
As I write this letter, our industry has already entered into the busy buying group season. Next will be the summer months and soon after NetworkASA 2014, ASA’s annual convention, will be upon us.
Award criteria, submission deadlines and further details may be obtained by contacting the appropriate ASA staff liaison for each award. Regarding the ASA Plumbing Division Award of Excellence and the Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award, please contact Michael Adelizzi
NetworkASA 2014, to be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Sept. 9-11, promises to expand on the 2013 event, which resulted in record attendance numbers from 106 distributor companies and 80 manufacturing companies.
While I have attended many memorable meetings and events during my years of involvement with ASA, I can honestly say some of the most rewarding times have been visits to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress on behalf of ASA and our industry.
Joining FOX NFL’s Jimmy Johnson on the list of confirmed speakers for NetworkASA 2014 is former Navy Seal Robert O’Neill. O’Neill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time.
There are more than 70,000 individuals building great careers in the PHCP and PVF industry. In his acceptance speech after becoming 2013 ASA president, Jeff Pope (F.W. Webb) challenged the American Supply Association to implement a program that would attract the next generation of our industry’s employees.
In last month’s issue, a panel of leading PHCP executives made its feelings known on a variety of issues related to government regulation and how the current political climate is affecting the industry. In the second of this two-part series, the group delves into issues related to the everyday workings of its companies, including staff growth, e-commerce and attracting young talent into the industry.
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.