ASA's Industry DataBase project (IDB) is continuing to progress at a steady pace. Now in its pre-release phase, the IDB is being tested by a group of seven key distributors, who are applying the various procedures and software programs that comprise the IDB in their own applications. The IDB promises to deliver timely updates on PHCP industry information in the areas of product data, specifications, and marketing content.

The newest distributor to enter this vital test phase is the Winnelson group of companies, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. Winnelson joins other distributors of all sizes from across the country who are integrating IDB data with their own, in-house computing systems.

Learn About the IDB On-Line

Quick (20-30 minute) online seminars about the IDB (Industry DataBase) are being offered almost every week. Kevin Price, Director of ASA's Center for Advancing Technology, leads groups of distributors and manufacturers in these seminars, designed to answer the "who, what, why, and how" of the IDB.

All that's needed is an Internet connection and a telephone. The Center provides the rest. For more info, contact Kevin Price or register at