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Young executives are part of a bright industry future

Youth served.
April 11, 2014

During my working years, I always have been one of the younger employees at jobs I’ve held. I barely was old enough to vote at my first regular job that took me through my last semester of high school and all four years of college.


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The value of accident investigations

Find the cause.
April 11, 2014

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”


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ASA Showrooming Breakfast a Hit at KBIS

ASA Showroom Managers Networking Council held a successful breakfast during KBIS 2014
April 11, 2014

ASA Showroom Managers Networking Council held a successful breakfast during KBIS 2014.


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ASA and UnleashWD Announce Spirit of Innovation Award

The Unleashing the Spirit of Innovation Award will recognize innovators who are breaking through challenges and seizing opportunities.
April 11, 2014

As you drive south on Interstate 65 leaving Indiana and entering Louisville, immediately to your right is Louisville Slugger Stadium. A two-story-high message on the outside stadium wall reads “Louisville. It’s Possible Here.”


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A Look Ahead at the U.S. economy and construction sector

The reality is that the economy and your future are looking good through the middle of the year.
April 11, 2014

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.


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4 ‘Tax’ Increases That Could Affect Your Business

Between Social Security, Medicare and corporate or individual taxes, most business owners I know pay anywhere from 20% to 30% of their net income to the federal government.
April 11, 2014

These expected new costs to business courtesy of Washington could be cause for concern.


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Young guns in the plumbing industry

Developing the industry’s next generation is critical.
April 11, 2014

In this month’s issue of Supply House Times, you’ll notice quite a bit of attention being given to the next generation of leaders in our industry. This goes to show just how important a topic this is and will continue to be.


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Two key PVF events slated for Houston

The spring PVF Roundtable takes place Tuesday, May 20 at the Westin Galleria in Houston.
April 11, 2014

The PVF Roundtable is coming off another record-setting event in February, which was headlined by Chicago Tube & Iron President and CEO Dr. Don McNeeley’s keynote address.


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2014 ASA/PMI Legislative Fly-In, Washington, D.C.— Part 1

Supply House Times goes on the road with ASA to the nation’s capital.
April 10, 2014

American Supply Association and Plumbing Manufacturers International have come together to host a combined legislative fly-in.


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ASA report: Sales, inventories, margins & profit mixed; FTEs up

While the PHCP segment saw 5.0% growth, the industrial PVF segment declined 6.3%.
April 7, 2014

ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported median sales growth of 1.8% for the month ending Feb. 28.


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EVENTS

ASA Women in Industry 2014 Spring Conference

4/23/14
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Chicago, IL
United States
Contact: Mike Adelizzi

The ASA Women in Industry Spring Conference is a unique opportunity for women engaged in building a career in the PHCP and PVF industry to network.

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Network ASA 2012

Network ASA 2012 was held in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 17-20.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

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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Supply House Times

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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