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ASA President’s Letter

Each month, the American Supply Association’s current president provides updates and news related to the association.

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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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A sure bet

‘Ability: Adapt, Grow, Succeed’ is the theme for NetworkASA 2014.
March 13, 2014

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.


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Washington awaits

Join us for the joint ASA-PMI Legislative Fly-In in April.
February 11, 2014

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.


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Let’s get started!

Growth, collaboration and participation are keys for ASA in 2014.
January 16, 2014

What an honor and a privilege it is to have been asked to serve as 2014 http://www.asa.net ASA president. My father, Herb Strong Jr., served as ASA president in 1996 and I am very proud to follow his lead. I also am very proud to take ASA into 2014 after two consecutive years of net membership growth, a milestone we previously had not reached in decades.


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A banner year for Jeff Pope

Looking back at my time as ASA president.
December 16, 2013

I’m writing this letter as I reflect upon NetworkASA 2013 in Washington, D.C., in October. I can tell those who didn’t make it there that they missed a memorable time.


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Training an industry from ASA’s perspective

Take advantage of ASA’s educational resources.
November 26, 2013

As I write my second-to-last letter having just returned from 2013 in Washington D.C., “refreshed” and “enthusiastic” are two terms that come to mind from not only my perspective as ASA president, but also as a convention attendee.


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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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There’s still time to register for NetworkASA

One industry, one voice, one future.
September 1, 2013

 Next month at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, our industry and the ASA membership will come together to be part of OUR industry networking and educational event,  


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Make your voice heard

Congress needs to hear our industry’s issues.
August 19, 2013

How many times have you gathered around the counter and complained about our leadership in Washington? I know I have – too often it seems.  


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ASA’s Operating Performance Report is a must have

Participation is key.
July 12, 2013

We’ve all heard the famous quote “You get out what you put in.” We also know this quote holds true for many things in both our businesses and personal lives. It most certainly applies to a membership within ASA.  


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2014 March

In the March issue of Supply House Times, read about the ASA-sanctioned group Women in Industry and their goals to help promote, gain and retain women in the distribution industry. Make sure you read about the Winter PVF Roundtable and their attendance record, and read about the top products of 2013. Also read up on the latest news from the ASA, and see what will be changing at Design & Construction Week.

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