The American Supply Association approved the application of the Central Wholesalers Association and the Michigan Association of Distributors to become ASA Region 4.

CWA and MAD will serve ASA members in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The two associations' boards will meet jointly at least once per year to choose two delegates to the ASA board who will represent all wholesalers in the region, not just CWA or MAD members.

Tom Reynolds of Plumbers & Factory Supplies (Columbus, Ohio) and Jeffrey Harrison of Harrison Piping Supply (Livonia, Mich.) have been named delegates to ASA for 2001. Peter Shillingford of Giant Plumbing & Heating Supply (Hazel Park, Mich.) is the region's rep on the ASA PAC board of governors.